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Equal Opportunity Representatives & Officers

Also called: Affirmative Action Officer (Aa Officer), Civil Rights Investigator, Equal Employment Opportunity Officer (EEO Officer), Field Representative

Where in the Air Force? In the Air Force: Aircraft Armament Systems; Aircraft Armament Systems Apprentice, B-1; Aircraft Armament Systems Apprentice, F-16; Aircraft Armament Systems Apprentice, RPA (MQ-1/MQ-9); Aircraft Armament Systems Helper, B-1; Aircraft Armament Systems Helper, F-16; Aircraft Armament Systems Helper, RPA (MQ-1/MQ-9); Equal Opportunity Helper; Equal Opportunity Superintendent; Munitions Systems Craftsman; Munitions Systems Superintendent

What they do:
Monitor and evaluate compliance with equal opportunity laws, guidelines, and policies to ensure that employment practices and contracting arrangements give equal opportunity without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.
On the job, you would:
  • Investigate employment practices or alleged violations of laws to document and correct discriminatory factors.
  • Interpret civil rights laws and equal opportunity regulations for individuals or employers.
  • Study equal opportunity complaints to clarify issues.


Safety and Government
  • law and government
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
  • customer service
  • human resources (HR)


Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • reading work related information
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
  • understanding people's reactions
  • talking people into changing their minds or their behavior


  • read and understand what is written
  • listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • use rules to solve problems
Visual Understanding
  • see hidden patterns
  • quickly know what you are looking at
  • pay attention to something without being distracted


People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Integrity
  • Self Control
  • Cooperation
  • Dependability
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Attention to Detail


You might use software like this on the job:

Human resources software
  • Bashen LinkLine
  • Berkshire Associates BALANCEaap
Compliance software
  • Bashen EEOFedSoft
  • Bashen EEOSoft
Spreadsheet software
  • IBM Lotus 1-2-3
  • Microsoft Excel


Education: (rated 4 of 5)
bachelor's degree
usually needed

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