East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) enjoys a longstanding practice of fostering a workplace where diversity is valued and respected and is proud of its ongoing commitment to promoting equal employment opportunity (EEO) in all aspects of employment. EBMUD is also embarking on the development of its first Diversity and Inclusion Master Plan, and an EBMUD-wide project to address racial equity and justice in its employment, management and contracting. The Diversity and Inclusion Officer will play an integral role in the work of these two projects.
Serving at the pleasure of EBMUD’s Board of Directors, reporting to the Manager of Human Resources and in collaboration with other Human Resources management staff and the Office of General Counsel, the Diversity and Inclusion Officer is responsible for managing the review and implementation of EBMUD’s Affirmative Action (AA) Plan and EEO programs, supporting EBMUD’s efforts to recruit diverse job candidates, communicating and training EBMUD expectations to ensure a respectful and harassment free work environment to all employees, and addressing discrimination and workplace harassment in an appropriate and proactive manner. The Diversity and Inclusion Officer also acts in a liaison role for the activities of EBMUD’s Affinity Groups and Chairs EBMUD’s Diversity Committee.
This key position will manage, monitor and compile statistical data to report workforce utilization and underutilization and prepare the annual AA Plan; take a lead role in EBMUD’s Diversity and Inclusion Master Plan project and implementation; provide direction, guidance, training and interpretation to all levels of EBMUD staff about AA and EEO policies; monitor state and federal legislation, court cases and regulatory changes to ensure EBMUD policies comply with existing laws and procedures and incorporate best practices in the field; investigate or oversee investigations of discrimination allegations; collaborate in the development of and provide support to the implementation of EBMUD’s workforce strategy/outreach programs; design, recommend and administer EBMUD’s internship programs designed to provide temporary employment opportunities to groups underutilized in EBMUD’s workforce; provide supervisory oversight of the team of professional and clerical staff, including work assignment review, training and performance appraisals; manage the operating budget for a small office to accomplish EBMUD’s AA and EEO Program goals; and represent EBMUD before governmental agencies, EBMUD Board of Directors and committees, community groups and legislative bodies.
EBMUD is seeking a seasoned Human Resources professional with the ability to advocate for programs, policies and procedures, collaborate with EBMUD management and staff, community leaders and other key stakeholders while striving for positive outcomes and ongoing effective interpersonal relationships.
• Possesses exceptional leadership and skills establishing effective and cooperative working relationships.
• Embraces teamwork with a commitment to share information, ideas and solutions without expecting reciprocity.
• Is ready to join a team committed to excellent service to the EBMUD workforce in delivering sound, creative solutions supporting workforce development strategies and EBMUD’s commitment to a diverse, inclusive workforce.
• Has demonstrated success preparing and managing the unit budget and to identify and implement cost savings where appropriate.
• Has demonstrated knowledge and skill in analyzing workforce statistical data to generate management reports and the AA Program.