• Baton Rouge, LA, USA
  • Sep 03, 2017

Job Description

Supplemental Information

Preference given to applicants with college degree

No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy.

To apply for this vacancy, click on the \"Apply\" link above and complete an electronic application which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities. Applicants are responsible for checking the status of their application to determine where they are in the recruitment process by selecting the 'Applications' link after logging into their account. Below are the most common status messages and their meanings.

Application received - Your application has been submitted successfully.

Evaluating experience - Your application is being reviewed to ensure you meet the minimum qualifications for the position.

Minimum Qualification Review See History Click the History link for the results of your application review. Passing candidates will designate as \"Pass\". Failing candidates will designate as \"Fail\".

Eligible for consideration - You are among a group of applicants who MAY be selected for the position.

Eligible Pending Supplemental Qualification Review - Only candidates meeting the supplemental qualification will be eligible for referral.

Referred to hiring manager for review - Your application has been delivered to the hiring manager. You may or may not be called for an interview.

Position filled - Someone has been selected for the position.

Position canceled - The agency has decided not to fill the position.

The State of Louisiana only accepts online applications. Paper applications will not be accepted. Computer access is available at your local library, at local Louisiana Workforce Commission Business Career Solutions Centers, and at our Baton Rouge Information and Testing Office at 5825 Florida Boulevard, Room 1070, Baton Rouge, LA 70806. If you require an ADA accommodation, please contact our office at (225) ###-#### or Toll Free: (866) ###-#### during business hours for additional assistance.

(Please note: Libraries and LWC centers cannot provide in-depth assistance to applicants with limited computer skills; therefore, we suggest that such applicants have someone with computer proficiency accompany them to these facilities to assist with the computer application process.

Also, no State Civil Service employees are housed at the libraries or LWC centers to answer specific questions about the hiring process. Such questions should be directed to our Baton Rouge Information and Testing Office at the phone numbers above or by visiting the office on Florida Blvd. where assistance is available. Information is also provided on our job seeker website at

For further information about this vacancy contact:




BATON ROUGE, LA 70802-4438




Any of the following will qualify:

1. A baccalaureate degree plus three years of professional experience human resources.

2. A baccalaureate degree plus three years of professional level experience in the prevention, investigation, or elimination of discriminatory practices against minorities or women.

This experience must have been gained in organized programs such as civil rights, affirmative action, equal employment opportunity, Indian affairs, status of women, employment of the handicapped, aging services, youth services, police community relations, etc.

3. A baccalaureate degree plus three years of professional level experience in contracts/grants management, accounting, financial auditing, or administrative services.


Six years of full-time work experience in any field may be substituted for the required baccalaureate degree.

Candidates without a baccalaureate degree may combine work experience and college credit to substitute for the baccalaureate degree as follows:

A maximum of 120 semester hours may be combined with experience to substitute for the baccalaureate degree.

30 to 59 semester hours credit will substitute for one year of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.

60 to 89 semester hours credit will substitute for two years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.

90 to 119 semester hours credit will substitute for three years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.

120 or more semester hours credit will substitute for four years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.

College credit earned without obtaining a baccalaureate degree may be substituted for a maximum of four years full-time work experience towards the baccalaureate degree. Candidates with 120 or more semester hours of credit, but without a degree, must also have at least two years of full-time work experience to substitute for the baccalaureate degree.


Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies: the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; the Higher Learning Commission; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Job Concepts

Function of Work:

To serve as a lead worker or program manager in developing, implementing, and monitoring one or more specific civil rights programs for a major state agency. Provides technical assistance to other Compliance Programs Specialists in the assigned area of expertise. Lead worker positions supervise certain aspects of the day to day work of 1 to 3 lower level Specialists. Non- supervisory program managers are independently responsible for planning, implementing and evaluating all aspects of assigned programs.

To serve as the principal assistant to the Compliance Programs Director.

Level of Work:

Program Manager.

Supervision Received:

Broad review from the Compliance Programs Director.

Supervision Exercised:

Lead worker over 1 to 3 lower level Compliance Programs Specialists. Positions serving as the principal assistant to the Compliance Programs Director or independent program managers may be non-supervisory.

Location of Work:

May be used by any major state agency.

Current users include the Department of Health and Hospitals, Department of Social Services, Department of Transportation and Development, Department of Labor and Louisiana State University.

Job Distinctions:

Differs from Compliance Programs Director by the absence of responsibility for management of all civil rights programs for a state agency.

Differs from Compliance Programs Specialist 3 by the presence of lead work responsibilities over 1 to 3 lower level professionals, independent management responsibilities or serving as the principal assistant to the Compliance Programs Director.

Examples of Work

Serves as a program manager or lead worker in independently planning, developing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating generic and agency specific Civil Rights activities.

These include, but are not limited to:

Title VI - prohibits discrimination in the provision of services such as Food Stamps, Unemployment Insurance, Community Services Block Grants funding, Workforce Investment Act funding, and all services provided under Title IX and XX (all public and private service providers including social service providers, hospitals, day care centers and facilities for the physically and mentally handicapped.)

Title VII - prohibits discrimination in employment practices and involves activities in the areas of affirmative action, sexual harassment, hiring and promotional policies, and agency interaction with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

Title IX - ensures non-discriminatory funding services for males and females in an educational setting.

Contract Monitoring and Contractor Compliance - preventing discrimination in awarding contracts and ensuring that contractors remain in compliance with all federal civil rights laws. Includes interactions with the Office of Federal Contract Compliance (OFCC), EEOC, USDOL, DHHS, Department of Justice and Human Rights Commission.

Disadvantaged business and minority set-aside programs - designed to enhance the capability of minority businesses in competing with large, well-established firms.

Handicapped Rehabilitation Act/Veterans Rehabilitation Act\ American with Disabilities Act - preventing discrimination in the work place based on a broad array of handicaps.

Monitors the implementation of assigned program activities and evaluates agency practices to ensure agency goals are being met.

Recommends and implements new programs, policies or procedures designed to maintain or improve compliance with current laws and regulations.

Provides assistance and advice to compliance programs staff and agency management in areas of program expertise.

Independently conducts and reviews results of on-site reviews to assure compliance with federal guidelines and agency policies.

Independently investigates grievances and complaints.

Reviews results of investigations conducted by other compliance

staff in the area of expertise.

Conducts meetings to discuss unresolved issues and explore

alternative solutions.

Recommends a course of action to involved parties.

Participants in such meetings may be required to report progress toward achieving established goals.

Prepares or supervises preparation of required federal and state reports and analyses.

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