Arlington, Virginia

Assistant County Manager (Human Rights and EEO), Arlington County

The Organization

Arlington County is an exciting, innovative local government located in Northern Virginia. The County includes over 3,700 employees working in areas such as public safety, parks and recreation, arts and tourism, finance and technology. We offer an exciting array of employment opportunities that allow for career growth and advancement.

Position Overview


Arlington County is seeking an Assistant County Manager (ACM) for Human Rights and Equal Employment Opportunity programs to provide leadership and guidance to Human Rights staff and County leadership on all human rights, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and American’s with Disabilities (ADA) issues, policies, complaints and investigations. The Arlington County Human Rights Office is responsible for receiving, investigating, and conciliating complaints of alleged discrimination from persons in protected classes who believe they have been victims of unlawful discrimination in the areas of housing, private sector employment, private education, credit and public accommodations.

Major responsibilities may include:

” Managing the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity programs by developing, coordinating and implementing initiatives, policies and procedures to prevent or remedy discrimination;

” Overseeing case management of EEO investigations by researching laws, EEOC guidelines and interpretations, providing guidance to staff, identifying possible remedies, and preparing for appeals;

” Briefing and advising the County Manager on human rights, EEO and affirmative action issues and making recommendations on related policies or practices;

” Presenting County policies to, and enlisting the cooperation of, various community organizations, business leaders, individuals, ethnic groups, labor organizations, religious groups, local, state and federal officials;

” Overseeing the development of the Affirmative Action Plan (AAP), evaluating data and collaborating with Human Resources and county departments to develop program and employment strategies;

” Promoting outreach and collaborating with community stakeholders to host forums on human rights issues and concerns.

The successful candidate will have a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Rights, Employment Law, Labor Law, or closely related field plus progressively responsible experience managing Human Rights programs that include investigating, preparing and processing cases of alleged discrimination, and collaborating with executive leadership, employee groups, and community stakeholders to develop programs or initiatives that promote diversity and inclusion in the community and workplace.

For more information on Arlington County Employment or to apply online for this position please visit; or call the Human Resource Analyst at 703-228-3506.

The salary range is up to $180,000. Starting salary will depend upon the qualifications and experience of the candidate selected.

Reasonable Accommodations: Applicants with disabilities may request reasonable accommodation during the application or selection process.

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