Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 11/30/17
Applications Due: 12/11/17
Vacancy ID: 45767

Position Information

AgencyPeople With Developmental Disabilities, Office for

TitleAffirmative Action Administrator 2

Occupational CategoryAdministrative or General Management

Salary Grade23

Bargaining UnitM/C - Management / Confidential (Unrepresented)

Salary RangeFrom $71211 to $88971 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 25%


Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 9 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No


County Albany

Street Address OPWDD - Workforce and Talent Management

44 Holland Avenue

City Albany


Zip Code12229

Job Specifics

Minimum Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

PROMOTION: One year of permanent service in an Affirmative Action, Personnel, Minority Business, Employment Compliance, Labor Relations, or Training position allocated at or above Grade 18.
OPEN and NON-COMPETITIVE: Seven years of experience in equal employment opportunity, human rights, or affirmative action. Qualifying experience includes working with community service organizations concerned with affirmative action, equal opportunity, civil rights, diversity management, minority business development, or similar programs; recruiting, training, and upgrading the educational and job qualifications of protected class members; or working in human resources in areas directly related to affirmative action. A Bachelor’s Degree may substitute for four years of experience, Associates Degree for two years; and Juris Doctorate or Master’s Degree for one year.
The successful candidate must possess excellent organizational and writing skills. A writing sample must be submitted upon request from OPWDD.


At the Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD), we work to facilitate an environment that allows everyone to be successful, the people we serve, their families and our employees. The Affirmative Action Administrator 2, reporting to the Director of Equal Opportunity, provides expertise in maintaining a workplace that is inclusive, respectful and free from discrimination, intolerance, harassment and retaliation. This position will help implement and monitor affirmative action and equal employment opportunity programs, including requests for religious and reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act and other applicable laws or regulations. The responsibilities of this position include:
• Investigate affirmative action, discrimination and sexual harassment complaints made by or against OPWDD employees.
• Review and analyze reasonable accommodations for disability and accommodation requests for religious/practice.
• Draft findings and review documentation related to investigations.
• Prepare administrative reports.
• Draft policy statements about the program for OPWDD executive staff.
• Effectively communicate with all levels of employees at OPWDD.
• Be familiar with existing and revised laws, rules, regulations and policies governing the program and help to assure that OPWDD comply with them.
• Maintain liaison with other state agencies and authorities relative to EO and affirmative action issues.
• Direct and conduct meetings for OPWDD employees and others about EO and affirmative action programs.
• Other related duties as assigned.
• Travel is Required

Additional Comments Please note:
• Preference will be given to OPWDD employees impacted by closures. If you are being impacted by closure, please indicate this on your resume/cover letter.
• In order to be eligible for appointment and to maintain employment, you cannot be listed as an excluded individual or entity on any of the Federal and/or State Medicaid and Medicare exclusion lists (or excluded from any other Federal or Federally assisted program). If you are appointed and subsequently listed as an excluded individual or entity on any of these lists (or excluded from any other Federal or Federally assisted program), you may be terminated from your employment.
• OPWDD is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
• Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Contact Information

Name Danielle Vezzi

Telephone 518-473-9689

Fax 518-474-9902

Email Address


Street OPWDD Personnel Office

44 Holland Avenue

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12229


Notes on ApplyingSubmit cover letter and résumé by December 11, 2017. Please reference the above EOA #2017-274 in all correspondence.