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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 122H
Category: Administrative Services

Class Series Concept

See External Civil Rights Specialist 1.


Serves as the professional expert level of the series 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; and/or supervises other External Civil Rights Specialist positions or other professional level position(s) whose primary function is conducting external civil rights/equity-related program work.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Positions at this level work under administrative direction, perform professional external civil rights program management and analysis for external civil rights programs with external entities such as contractors and consultants and other service providers. Recognized as the program and series expert, positions at this level have organization-wide program management responsibilities and/or is the supervisory level of the series. Perform a wide scope of highly complex duties and responsibilities in the management of a program, exercise independent judgment, have delegated decision-making authority.

Administer, oversee, and direct all program activities and advise on aspects of the program or make decisions of major significance that may affect the organization as a whole. Responsibilities include overseeing and resolving the most sensitive, complex external civil rights/equity-related issues having broad potential impact.

Typical Work

Provides consultation and administrative direction to organization management, managers, staff, contractors, 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 most complex issues;

Supervises staff including interviewing and making hiring recommendations, conducting training, assigning, and scheduling work, acting upon leave requests, conducting performance evaluations and recommending disciplinary action using principles of equity and inclusion;

Provides consultation and guidance to management, leaders, staff, and external organizations concerning engagement of civil rights programs and applicable federal and state regulations;

Directs, develops, and assesses program effectiveness; provides oversight, monitoring, and contract compliance; ensures compliance for external EEO activities in federal and state programs; ensures program requirements have been met; addresses continued non-compliance;

Develops, negotiates, administers, and oversees 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;

Directs and conducts compliance review activities;

Conducts reviews of external complaints of violations of external civil rights/equity rules, laws, statutes etc. and summarizes and presents review findings and recommendations to management for corrective action and/or resolution;

Proactively develops, presents and make recommendations to management for strategies, interventions, and solutions to mitigate ongoing and future civil rights complaints/violations, streamline and improve processes or policies, and/or to improve service equity;

Provides expert-level 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 seeking contract opportunities;

Researches and analyzes best practices and proposed rules, laws, and program elements to determine impact on unit or organizational operations; develops and implements new programs, policies, and procedures;

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

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

Four years of professional experience with Civil Rights Programs, using an equity lens in analyzing polices, laws, rules, or regulations, and leading others in administering Civil Rights Programs.


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.