Equal Opportunity Representatives and Officers

Bookmark Print History Journal


    • Please sign in to view journal entries

Your Employment History in this Occupation

Please sign in to view Employment History

Please fill out the fields below to e-mail someone a link to this page

Please sign in to bookmark occupations

About the Job

Monitor and evaluate compliance with equal opportunity laws, guidelines, and policies to ensure that employment practices and contracting arrangements give equal opportunity without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.

It is also Called

  • Grievance Coordinator
  • Grievance and Appeals Coordinator
  • Field Representative
  • Equal Opportunity Specialist
  • Equal Opportunity Director
  • Equal Opportunity Counselor
  • Equal Opportunity Commission Investigator (EOC Investigator)
  • Equal Opportunity Assistant
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Representative (EEO Representative)
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Officer (EEO Officer)
View All

What They Do

  • Participate in the recruitment of employees through job fairs, career days, or advertising plans.
  • Consult with community representatives to develop technical assistance agreements in accordance with governmental regulations.
  • Verify that all job descriptions are submitted for review and approval and that descriptions meet regulatory standards.
  • Review company contracts to determine actions required to meet governmental equal opportunity provisions.
  • Counsel newly hired members of minority or disadvantaged groups, informing them about details of civil rights laws.
  • Act as liaisons between minority placement agencies and employers or between job search committees and other equal opportunity administrators.
  • Meet with job search committees or coordinators to explain the role of the equal opportunity coordinator, to provide resources for advertising, or to explain expectations for future contacts.
  • Prepare reports of selection, survey, or other statistics and recommendations for corrective action.
  • Conduct surveys and evaluate findings to determine if systematic discrimination exists.
  • Provide information, technical assistance, or training to supervisors, managers, or employees on topics such as employee supervision, hiring, grievance procedures, or staff development.


People who work in this occupation generally have the interest code: SEC.

This means people who work in this occupation generally have Social interests, but also prefer Enterprising and Conventional environments.

Work Values

People who work in this occupation generally prize Relationships, but also value Achievement and Working Conditions in their jobs.

Things They Need to Know

  • Law and Government - Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Personnel and Human Resources - Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Sociology and Anthropology - Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.

Things They Need to Be Able to Do

  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

Education Required

Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.


In 2016, the average annual wage in Pennsylvania was $67,390 with most people making between $38,270 and $101,530


avg. annual growth

During 2014, this occupation employed approximately 10,990 people in Pennsylvania. It is projected that there will be 11,420 employed in 2024.

This occupation will have about 43 openings due to growth and about 157 replacement openings for approximately 200 total annual openings.

Pennsylvania Department of Education