CLASSIFICATION: Administrative, Management, Professional
DEPARTMENT: Northwest Workforce Development Board
REPORTS TO: WDB Executive Director
CONTRACT TERMS: Full-Time, 12-month
LOCATION: Trenton, Missouri-WDB Office

Position Summary: The Equal Opportunity Officer is responsible for coordinating obligations under 29 CFR Part 37 Nondiscrimination and Equal Opportunity Provisions of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 (WIOA) as well as state and federal laws governing Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action and Nondiscrimination (80% of the full-time equivalent position).  The Fiscal Support functions include providing assistance to the NW WDB Fiscal Manager (20% of the full-time equivalent position).

Essential Functions: Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to

  • Serve as the recipient’s liaison with State WIA/WIOA EO Officer;
  • Attend all quarterly DWD Equal Opportunity meetings and any other training offered by DWD;
  • Train local staff on equal opportunity topics and issues; report such training to DWD and DOL as required;
  • Monitor and investigate activities of entities that receive WIOA Title I financial assistance from the NW WDB to make sure that the recipient and its sub-recipients are not violating their nondiscrimination and equal opportunity obligations under WIOA Title I and 29 CFR Part 37;
  • Conduct equal opportunity data analysis for all activities in the American Job Center including but not limited to
    • sub-recipients of WIA/WIOA Section 188 such as: Wagner-Peyser; TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families); TAA (Trade Adjustment Assistance); SPYC (State Parks Youth Corps)/Summer Youth Programs; OJT; work experience/Internships; apprenticeships; and eligible training providers;
  • Assist in resolving discrimination complaints and assessing corrective actions and sanctions, when appropriate. Investigating and resolving program complaints;
  • Oversee the development and implementation of the recipient’s Methods of Administration under 29 CFR § 37.54; and
  • Perform functions associated with accounting, budgeting, and cash management of all WDB funds in conjunction with the NW WDB Fiscal Manager.


Education: Associate’s degree and/or multiple years experience which must include a combination of training, data analysis, regulatory compliance and accounting principles

Experience: Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, nondiscrimination and accounting program administration/training

Skills: Must possess the ability to work with many different types of groups; must be proficient in MS Office.  Good organizational and communication skills and the ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality

Physical Demands: Moving about between buildings on the NCMC campus-35%; driving and traveling in a car from one location to another-50%; ascending and descending stairs-15%;  reaching, pulling, and pushing-25%; able to do repetitive tasks-45%; remain stationary at a desk for extended periods of time while typing and answering phones -35%

Environmental Demands: Fluctuations while walking on tile and carpeted floors in a heated and air conditioned environment; driving in weather conditions involving snow and rain