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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 122G
Category: Administrative Services

Class Series Concept

See External Civil Rights Specialist 1.


This is the senior/specialist level of the series. Independently performs, or leads others in performing, professional work involving the advocacy, outreach, consultation and/or compliance in one or more areas of external civil rights and other external equity-related programs.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Under general direction, performs complex professional assignments with organization-wide program responsibilities for an external civil rights program(s) with external entities such as contractors and consultants and other service providers, and may serve as a lead or training resource for other specialists in the series.

Performs a wide scope of complex duties and responsibilities in the management of a program, exercises independent judgment, final decision-making authority is limited.

Typical Work

Independently provides administrative direction to organization managers, staff, external entities, program participants and the public regarding a broad range of external civil rights and other external equity-related issues which require the application of professional judgment in the analysis of complex issues and operational relationships;

Provides oversight, monitoring, and contract compliance; ensures compliance for external EEO activities in federal and state program areas such as Disadvantaged Business Enterprise, Minority, Small, Veteran, and Women’s Business Enterprise, Americans with Disabilities Act, Civil Rights and On-the-Job Training Support Services, and other external civil rights programs; identifies areas of non-compliance and works to assist in resolution; elevates continued non-compliance for appropriate action;

Consults regarding complex civil rights issues having broad potential impact; issues may involve competing interests, multiple clients, conflicting rules or practices, accessibility, a range of possible solutions or other elements that contribute to complexity;

Analyzes program eligibility requirements and reviews documents for completeness, input data, maintain logs and tracking system;

Compiles and analyzes data, prepares reports, plans and implements goals for programs; reviews components of contracts and agreements for compliance with DBE, OJTSS and other external civil rights programs; drafts components of contracts and statements of work in support of equity and access; reviews requests for proposals, coordinates funding and services;

Participates in the development, negotiation, administration, and oversight of agreements with other state and regional agencies and stakeholders (federal, state and other local agencies, Labor and Industries, tribal entities, statewide pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship programs) and other civil rights programs;

Performs compliance review activities; conducts onsite reviews and/or audits of projects, facilities, and documentation to verify required certification for eligibility and compliance; ensures state and federal program compliance; determines compliance and makes recommendations to management for non-compliance findings;

Develops and submits required EEO reports, compliance reviews and/or prepares responses to state and federal compliance reviews;

Conducts reviews of external complaints of violations of external civil rights/equity rules, laws, statues, etc. and makes recommendations for corrective action;

Provide professional assistance to contractors and external entities in development of program activities; supports business development activities to meet federal and state requirements related to external civil rights and other external equity-related programs such as disadvantaged businesses, minority and women-owned businesses, and other federal and state external civil rights program areas seeking contract opportunities; ensures the development of business and long-range plans;

Represents the agency, contacts, conducts community outreach and maintains a working relationship with interested members of the public, outside organizations and special interest groups; prepares and delivers, presentations, seminars and/or workshops to committees, legislative bodies, task forces, commissions, advisory groups, and/or public and private organizations;

Serves as an agency representative in a variety of appeals or adjudicative forums;

Performs the duties of the lower classification levels within the series;

May supervise or direct the work of other staff.

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.

Desirable Qualifications

Three years of professional experience with Civil Rights Programs, using an equity lens analyzing polices, laws, rules, or regulations.


Bachelor’s degree in business, political science, social science, law, or related field.


Equivalent experience/education.

Class Specification History

Establishment; adopted June 22, 2023, effective July 1, 2023.