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Equal Opportunity Representatives & Officers

Also called: Investigator, Federal Investigator, Affirmative Action Officer, Contract Compliance Officer

Where in the Marine Corps? In the Marine Corps: Equal Opportunity Advisor (EOA)

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.

Knowledge

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

Skills

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
Social
  • understanding people's reactions
  • talking people into changing their minds or their behavior

Abilities

Verbal
  • 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
Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted

Personality

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

Technology

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

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

Get started on your career:

Find Certifications Registered Apprenticeship

Job Outlook

Below Average Outlook
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
Salary
$64,340
per year, on average
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