Metropolitan Council Vacancies 2021 - Metropolitan Council call the best people to fill EO Consultant III that will be placed in Saint Paul.
WHO WE ARE
We are the , the regional government for the seven-county Twin Cities metropolitan area. We plan 30 years ahead for the future of the metropolitan area and provide regional transportation, wastewater, and housing services. More information about us on our website.
We are committed to supporting a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve.
Office of Equal Opportunity supports the role of the in its employment practices and business operations, to advance a sense of value and respect for equality, equity, inclusion, access, and diversity among its employees, customers, and the citizens of the seven-county metropolitan area.
How your work would contribute to our organization and the Twin Cities region:
The EO Consultant III, Office of Equal Opportunity supports the Equity Senior Manager and Director, Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO), in implementing the Council's Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity (AA/EO) and equity and diversity objectives and initiatives across all 5 divisions of the Council. The EO Consultant III supports council-wide planning and policy analysis that form the strategic priorities and goals of the Council regarding equity implementation. The EO Consultant III will assist in development and implementation of current and emerging Council equity initiatives and special projects.
What you would do in this job
The EO Consultant III will provide accurate, objective, timely and useful communication, research and analysis; identify and evaluate creative solutions to internal and external Council operations that improve the Council's goals of achieving equitable outcomes.
Provide technical expertise and guidance on equity principles throughout the Council and OEO’s Equity Implementation Unit, support division Equity Change Teams, and conduct liaison role with Equity Advisory Committee.
Advance Council strategic priorities, and equity strategy and framework.
Assist in development of objectives and goals, provide recommendations for opportunities and improvements, assist with the implementation of strategic plan to eliminate inequities.
Track, measure, prepare narrative and statistical reports, correspondence, and other material on outcomes of equity strategies.
Convene, facilitate, and participate on internal and external teams regarding equity initiatives.
Align Council’s equity strategy, framework, goals, and division plan objectives for impact.
Prepare and deliver presentations and workshops.
Support review and update of strategies, policies, and procedures for council-wide implementation.
Effectively communicate strategy, policy, and procedure to all employees within OEO and across the Council.
What education and experience are required for this job (minimum qualifications)
A Bachelor's degree in public administration, public policy, sociology, ethnic and multicultural studies, human resources, or related field AND four (4) years of experience in strategy development, equity policy creation, diversity and equity change management, or creating alliance in public sector work.
An Associates’ degree in public administration, public policy, sociology, ethnic and multicultural studies, human resources, or related field AND six (6) years of experience in strategy development, equity policy creation, diversity and equity change management, or creating alliance in public sector work.
What additional skills and experience would be helpful in this job (desired qualifications):
Current or recent experience (within the last three (3) years) with Public Policy or policy analysis.
Current or recent experience in working with communities, non-profit organizations, other public-sector agencies and building relationships with direct involvement in equity, diversity, inclusion, access, and racial justice.
What knowledge, skills and abilities you should have within the first six months on the job:
Knowledge of equity principles and practices, including goal setting, equity program development, implementation, and evaluation to provide technical assistance.
Knowledge of education and training concepts and transformative techniques related to equity.
Skill in development of policy, procedure, and process with an equity lens.
Skill in effectively conducting public forum meetings and community engagement.
Skill in communicating effectively at all levels with management, and employees in oral and written form.
Skill in using computer technology and data analysis programs.
Skill in developing and applying creative solutions for problem solving and creating opportunities.
Ability to organize and prepare narrative and statistical reports with complex information.
Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships.
Ability to operate effectively under rapidly changing circumstances.
Ability to interactively engage with diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds of community and staff.
What you can expect from us:
We offer the opportunity to make a difference and positively influence the Twin Cities metropolitan area.
We encourage our employees to develop their skills through on-site training and tuition reimbursement.
We provide a competitive salary, excellent benefits, and a good work/life balance.
More about why you should join us!
Union: AFSCME, Grade H
Safety Sensitive: No
What steps the recruitment process involves:
We review your minimum qualifications.
We rate your education and experience.
We conduct a structured panel interview.
We conduct a selection interview.
Once you have successfully completed the steps above, then:
Work Environment: Requires ability to work flexible work hours with some evening and/or weekend hours. Work is generally performed in a standard office setting. Some audits/investigations may require exposure to the outdoor weather conditions. Some positions may require travel between primary work site to other sites. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties of the position. Regular attendance is an essential responsibility.
If you are new to the , you must pass a background check, which verifies education and employment, covers driving record (if applicable to the job) and any criminal record. If you have a criminal conviction, you do not automatically fail. The considers felony, gross misdemeanor and misdemeanor convictions on a case-by-case basis, based on whether they are related to the job and whether the candidate has demonstrated adequate rehabilitation.
If you are already an employee of the , you must pass a criminal background check if the job you're applying for is safety sensitive, is a supervisory or management job, is in the Finance, Information Services or Human Resources departments, or has access to financial records, files/databases, cash, vouchers or transit fare cards.
IMPORTANT: If you make a false statement or withhold information, you may be barred from job consideration.
If your qualification is matched with the requirement above, please submit your online application directly through Metropolitan Council system at :