In the Air Force:
Aircraft Armament Systems; Aircraft Armament Systems Apprentice, All Other; Aircraft Armament Systems Apprentice, F-16; Aircraft Armament Systems Apprentice, RPA (MQ-1/MQ-9); Aircraft Armament Systems Helper, All Other; Aircraft Armament Systems Helper, F-16; Aircraft Armament Systems Helper, RPA (MQ-1/MQ-9); Equal Opportunity Craftsman; Equal Opportunity Manager; Munitions Systems Craftsman
Equal opportunity representatives have a tall order, to help keep workplaces of all kinds respectful, equitable and free of discrimination. Equal opportunity representatives and officers make sure that workplaces maintain hiring and employment practices untainted by bias based on race, gender identity, age, sex, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, maternity, ability, and national origin. If a promising job candidate is rejected, or a well-performing employee loses a job, and suspects discrimination was the cause, a representative may launch an investigation to ensure that bias was not a factor in the decision. They may also file a report and conduct interviews to investigate in cases where a well-qualified employee is passed up for a promotion. Most Equal Opportunity Representatives start their careers with a bachelor’s degree, and then keep up-to-date on discrimination legislation and policy changes. They rely on the most current information to write grants to accommodate employees with disabilities or other special needs, and design employee trainings around appropriate behavior when interacting with coworkers of various identities. These professionals create a more just and representative workplace, where individuals can contribute to the success of their organization without fear of being punished for their identity.
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.
Prepare reports related to investigations of equal opportunity complaints.
Interview persons involved in equal opportunity complaints to verify case information.
Safety and Government
law and government
Arts and Humanities
human resources (HR)
Math and Science
sociology and anthropology
listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
reading work related information
noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
People and Technology Systems
thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it
read and understand what is written
listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
notice when problems happen
see hidden patterns
quickly know what you are looking at
People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.
They do well at jobs that need:
Attention to Detail
You might use software like this on the job:
Human resources software
Berkshire Associates BALANCEaap
IBM Lotus 1-2-3
bachelor's degree or some college usually needed
Get started on your career:
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.