Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Officer – City of Harrisburg

Deadline: Sunday, November 10, 2019

Position Summary

The City of Harrisburg is seeking a candidate to fill the role of Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Officer in the Office of the City Solicitor. The Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Officer is a highly sensitive and confidential management position that requires the ability to exercise sound and independent judgment. This position is charged with the monitoring of City Government services and business practices to ensure that the City of Harrisburg is following federal and state anti-discrimination laws and regulations relating to equal opportunity and affirmative action. Executes and assesses the City of Harrisburg’s affirmative action/equal opportunity program to ensure a diverse, conflict-free workplace and increases the participation of minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and other protected classes. Monitors recruitment and employment practices; investigates and resolves complaints of workplace violence, discrimination and/or harassment and recommends corrective actions. Develops, organizes and administers procedures to assist in the recruitment of public safety personnel that more accurately reflect the demographics of the City of Harrisburg. This position provides administrative leadership for programs which advance the understanding of how workforce diversity ensures excellence. Attends internal and external job interviews as needed. Attends various meetings, grievance hearings and arbitrations as required. Serves as a resource for the Director of Human Resources. Work is performed under the direct supervision of the City Solicitor. This is a management, FLSA-exempt position.


Applicants must possess a bachelor’s degree in public administration, social sciences, human resources, psychology, or related field; five years of directly related professional experience in a responsible affirmative action/equal opportunity role which placed considerable emphasis on complaint investigation, problem resolution, policy analysis/development and program/plan development and administration; and experience in equity, public affairs, government or public policy management. Other combinations of training and/or experience which result in possession of the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the duties of this position will also be considered.  Valid Pennsylvania Driver’s License, Class C or equivalent is also required.

The annual salary range is $54,000 to $57,000 (commensurate with experience and qualifications), plus an excellent benefits package. 

How to Apply

The City intends to fill this position as soon as possible.  It will remain open until filled.  If interested, please submit a cover letter, your resume, three employment references and salary history, without delay, to:

City of Harrisburg, Bureau of Human Resources
The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. City Government Center
10 N. 2nd Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101
Phone: (717) 255-6475
Email: HR@harrisburgpa.gov (electronic submission preferred)

The City of Harrisburg is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Eric Papenfuse, Mayor