$98,092.80 with step increases to $135,116.80/Annually.
Nature of Work: This is highly responsible professional, administrative, and managerial work serving as Assistant Director of the Human Rights & Relations Department (HRR). This work involves assisting the Department Director in overseeing the operation of the Department. Work involves administration of the programs, projects and activities of the Department. Work includes developing and implementing program policies and procedures and reviewing and evaluating the effectiveness of the programs and services provided. An incumbent exercises considerable independent judgment in the performance of assigned duties and may manage the functions of the Department in the absence of the Director.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Any one position may not perform all of the duties as listed, nor do the listed examples include all of the duties that may be performed in positions allocated to this class.)
Assists the Director of HRR in the overall administration of the HRR Department including the development of departmental objectives, programs, and services.
Provides training and guidance to the Human Rights and Relations Board whose members are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council.
Directs staff in conducting customer service needs analysis and establishing customer service standards for the department.
Delivers presentations to interested groups, agencies and the media; works with community organizations, agencies and the media to promote awareness of HRR programs.
Manage contract compliance for HUD/EEOC work share agreements and City ordinances.
Serve as the City’s Title VI Coordinator and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Coordinator.
Oversees claims investigation & resolution to Omaha citizens, in compliance with City Code and with Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Equality Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) contracts.
Responsible for oversight of the City’s Small & Emerging Business (SEB) Program and the Economic Equality & Inclusion (EEIP) Program including marketing, enrollment and certification, in coordination with other City departments.
Responsible for oversight and execution of the City’s Restorative Justice Program.
Acts as a resource on issues related to functions performed by the HRR Department for other City personnel.
Assists in the development and management of the annual HRR budget and other measures of the HRR department performance.
Establishes and maintains relationships with community organizations, business groups, and federal, state and municipal officials.
Recommends the hiring, training, evaluation, and discipline of staff.
Researches funding opportunities and coordinates the preparation of grant requests, with oversight of department budgets and program goals. Serves on a variety of boards, commissions & committees as required.
Participates in public relations activities to promote the HRR Department.
Maintains regular job attendance in accordance with a schedule established for the position by the supervisor.
Performs other related duties as assigned or as the situation dictates within the scope of this classification.
Examination Information: The examination will consist of a training and experience form designed to assess job-related knowledge, skills, and abilities of the position. The training and experience form will be sent to qualified candidates after their application is reviewed by a recruiter and accepted to test for the position. The form must be completed and returned to the Human Resources Department by April 7, 2023, (passing score 60%). Of the candidates who pass the training and experience form, the top-scoring candidates will be invited to participate in a structured interview (passing score 60%). Final eligibility list will be an overall score with the training and experience form weighted 40% and the structured interview weighted 60%.
Bachelor’s degree in public administration, business administration, human resources, human relations, community development, political science or related field AND Five (5) years of experience performing senior level administrative work in EEO, HUD Fair Housing, ADA, Title VI, Small Business Development, and Conflict Resolution, which duties include at least one (2) years supervising staff OR An equivalent combination of education and experience. Advanced degree preferred. Advanced degree may replace two years of applicable experience.
Founded in 1854, the City of Omaha has always been a dynamic, energetic city continually transforming itself. The City of Omaha operates under a Strong Mayor-Council form of government. The Omaha metropolitan area is home to over 900,000 and Omaha is the largest city in Nebraska and the 42nd largest in the country. The city is home to Fortune 500 companies,
including Berkshire Hathaway, Union Pacific Railroad, Peter Kiewit Sons’ Inc and Mutual of Omaha Companies as well as Fortune 1000 companies: Green Plains, Intrado, TD Ameritrade, Valmont Industries and Werner Enterprises. The Gallup Organization is in Omaha. Offutt Air Force Base is also nearby. Mayors are elected to four-year terms.
The Omaha City Council is comprised of seven elected officials, each serving four-year terms. Mayor Jean Stothert is serving her third term, first elected in 2013 and re-elected in 2017 and 2021. Prior to serving as Mayor, she served on Omaha City Council, representing District 5 in southwest Omaha.
Omaha is a full-service city, committed to providing quality customer service to its residents. The City is organized into the following departments: City Attorney, Human Resources, Human Right...s and Relations, Finance, Planning, Parks, Recreation and Public Property, Fire, Police, Public Works, Convention and Tourism, and Library.