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Equal Opportunity and Compliance Manager

City of Fort Collins, CO

Fort Collins, Colorado 80522
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Job Details

REQUISITION #:  req1084 
DEPARTMENT:  City Manager's Office 
BENEFIT CATEGORY: Classified (Non-CBU) View Classifications & Benefits
EMPLOYMENT TYPE:  Full-Time Regular 
ANNUAL SALARY RANGE:   $67,681.00 - 94,753.00 (Salaries are paid biweekly)
SELECTION PROCESS:  Application deadline is 3:00 p.m. MT on 3/20/2017
You will receive an email acknowledgment when you have successfully submitted an application. Your completed application will be forwarded to the hiring manager. You will be notified if you are selected for further testing or interviews. Please keep your contact information up-to-date. The status of your application will be updated in your applicant profile. Post-offer drug test required.

Located against the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and home to Colorado State University (CSU), the City of Fort Collins offers a diverse culture, educated and engaged citizens, outdoor recreation, bicycles, breweries, historic charm, and a thriving economy. Throughout the year, live music and entertainment, as well as great local dining, can be found throughout the historic downtown area. Fort Collins offers the convenience of a small town with all the amenities of a larger city. The City’s long list of acknowledgements includes:  

  • No. 8 Top 25 Best-Performing Large Cities (Yahoo Finance 2016)
  • “Top Ten Websites” Best of The Web Awards (Center for Digital Government – September 2016)  
  • Top 10 Healthiest Cities" ( - April 2015)
  • No. 13 “Best Place to Live” ( - September 2015)
  • No. 9, and “One of the Top 10 Best Places to Retire” (CBS Money Watch - February 2012)

Why Work For the City of Fort Collins?

  • Medical, dental, vision (for self, spouse, children) – eligible on the 1st of the month following 30 days employment
  • Paid vacation, paid holidays, and sick days
  • Retirement + company matching – after 6 month probation period and immediate vesting
  • Flexible spending: Medical expenses FSA, dependent FSA or both  
  • Employee Assistance Program: counselling, legal, financial assistance
  • Life insurance, short-term and long term disability
  • Wellness program, workout facilities
  • Employee/family Onsite Health Clinic
  • Personal & professional learning opportunities including supervisory and leadership development plus career mobility
  • Collaborative work environment


The Equal Opportunity and Compliance Manager organizes, directs, coordinates, and implements Citywide compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, Americans with Disabilities Act (Title II), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, Fair Housing Act, and other federal and state laws. The Equal Opportunity and Compliance Manager reports to the Assistant City Manager and provides both strategic and operational leadership in the design, development, implementation and administration of the City’s compliance program. The Equal Opportunity and Compliance Manager will also directly conduct investigations and/or oversee such investigations. This role requires a high level of discernment and strong communication skills. The Equal Opportunity and Compliance Manager will interact and coordinate with stakeholders throughout the City organization, as well as with the public.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES The following duties and responsibilities are illustrative of the primary functions of this position and are not intended to be all inclusive.

  • Establishes and implements short- and long-range organizational goals, objectives, strategic plans, policies, and operating procedures to ensure the City’s compliance with federal regulations; monitors and evaluates programmatic and operational effectiveness, and effects changes required for improvement.
  • Independently develops, researches, interprets, recommends and implements EEO-related training needs, programs, policies and procedures.
  • Provides guidance and support on the development of EEO metrics and responds to inquiries internally and externally.
  • Directs data collection and analysis efforts as well as the generation of reports for City leadership related to enhancing diversity and ensuring equity and inclusion while remaining in compliance with federal, state and local civil rights laws and regulations.
  • Provides guidance on matters related to disability accommodations and serves as the ADA coordinator.
  • Receives employee complaints related to allegations of discrimination, retaliation and harassment, conducts and/or oversees investigations and ensures resolution of such complaints.
  • Provides advice on changing governmental requirements in the areas of civil rights, affirmative action, equal opportunity, and Clery Act obligations and works closely with the City Attorney’s Office and Human Resources to understand and interpret regulatory requirements. 
  • Advises the City Manager and other City leaders regarding recommended changes to City practices or policies in order to maintain compliance with state and federal regulatory requirements. 
  • Manages the external compliant process related to alleged Civil Rights violations.
  • Manages investigations of internal discrimination claims and reviews letters of determination of complaints with conclusions.
  • Prepares reports, letters, and responses to external complaints of discrimination and harassment, including charges filed with the Human Rights Commission.
  • Makes recommendations regarding remedies and compensation for Civil Rights violations.
  • Maintains complaint records and prepares regular reports regarding external discrimination and harassment claims and ensuring action towards addressing these claims.
  • Acts as a liaison between the City Manager’s Office and the Human Rights Commission, the Commission on Disability and other relevant boards and commissions that apply to the scope of work of the Equal Opportunity and Compliance Manager.
  • Coordinates and/or serves on committees such as Ethics Team, Equity and Inclusion, etc.



This position may be responsible for the supervision of City employee(s).


QUALIFICATIONS The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the necessary functions of this position. 


  • Considerable knowledge of all state and federal regulations associated the City’s compliance responsibilities including but not limited to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, Americans with Disabilities Act (Title II), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, Fair Housing Act, and other federal and state laws the City is required to comply with as a result of receiving federal and state grants. 
  • Skills in investigation, negotiation, mediation, and complaint resolution.
  • Strong understanding of complex and nuanced concepts with the demonstrated ability to write, implement and audit information, documents and procedures
  • Knowledge of current and emerging equal opportunity and affirmative action legislation, federal and state employment laws and regulations, public sector employment policies and procedures, and federal and state civil rights laws, regulations, policies, and standards, as applicable to public employment.
  • Adept at collaborating with others and garnering support without formal authority; able to work under pressure, manage tasks to completion, meet deadlines, problem solve, influence decisions and negotiate in a constructive and effective manner.
  • Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
  • Ability to determine informational needs, to collect and analyze information, and to perform and interpret statistical analyses.
  • Demonstrated skill to interact with all in a courteous, culturally sensitive and tactful manner.
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, and critical thinking skills gained within a complex, demanding work environment.
  • Support for City vision, mission and values, and knowledge of the structure, policies and procedures of City organization.
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present effectively to small and large groups.
  • Strong Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint skills, a plus.


Bachelor’s degree in business, public administration or a related field from an accredited college or university and 5 years of related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.



Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.

Ability to read, interpret and respond to grant notices of funding available and share this information with City staff.

Ability to write and explain complex ideas in simple, accessible language.

Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.



Ability to define problems, collects data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions.




Valid driver’s license.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to remain stationary at a work location; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and to talk or hear. The employee may frequently be required to stand and walk. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee would encounter while performing the essential functions of this job.


A normal office environment.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The City of Fort Collins will make reasonable accommodations for access to City services, programs and activities and will make special communication arrangements for persons with disabilities.  Please call (970) 221-6535 for assistance.

The City of Fort Collins is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants are considered for positions for which they have applied without regard to race, religion, gender, age (40 years or older), national origin, color, creed, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, or other characteristics protected by law. 


Note: Some information in your application may be public information under the Colorado Open Records Act. 

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