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Racial Equity and Social Justice Manager - Legislative Branch

Montgomery County, Maryland Government

Job Title Racial Equity and Social Justice Manager; Grade M2 Location CCL-COB 5th Flr Organization Name Office of the County Council Medical Exam Medical History Background Investigation No Financial Disclosure Yes Minimum Salary $93,567 Maximum Salary $169,856 Job Description CLOSING DATE: September 1, 2021 The Office of the County Council is seeking to fill a Senior level staff position to serve as the Racial Equity and Social Justice Manager. This Manager II position will have responsibility performing intensive review and analysis of racial equity and social justice issues for the County Council and for guiding the Council in the exercise of its responsibilities under this legislation. The Montgomery County Council legislates for the peace, good government, health, safety, and welfare of Montgomery County, and establish policies under which a system of public administration and finance provides services effectively, efficiently, and equitably. The Council signed into law Bill 27-19 on December 2, 2019, which established the Racial Equity and Social Justice Program. The Council has a large talented team that works to create equitable and thriving communities. The Racial Equity and Social Justice Manager will have the unique opportunity to focus on the following key areas: Assist the Council with its oversight responsibilities by reviewing data, information, and metrics to assess and track the County's progress in meeting racial equity and social justice goals. Develop frameworks for incorporating racial equity and social justice data, information, and concepts into the Council's various policy and budget analysis processes. Develop a racial equity and social justice action plan for the Office of the County Council and help lead the Council's Racial Equity Core Team. Identify new policies and/or legislation the Council may wish to consider to enhance the County's ability to support its racial equity and social justice goals. In conjunction with the County's Office of Racial Equity and Social Justice, coordinate ongoing trainings, workshops, and organizational/professional development opportunities for County Council staff related to racial equity and social justice. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a deep commitment to racial equity and social justice, and significant experience incorporating the perspectives of multiple communities. This person will also have significant knowledge of concepts, national trends, and current issues related to equity, access, diversity, and inclusion – in addition to an understanding of systemic and institutional racial bias and its impact on historically underserved and underrepresented communities. The ideal candidate will be comfortable making recommendations, remain calm under pressure, and be responsive and proactive. The ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with Councilmembers and Council staff, representatives of other departments and agencies, and external stakeholders is essential. The position will require someone who is an excellent communicator and listener, approachable, adaptable to changing needs, and has experience building partnerships and collaborations. The candidate will need to learn the operational functions and issues facing the Council, and the complexity of racial equity and social justice issues, policy, and law in Montgomery County. This position requires the ability to attend evening meetings or perform work outside of the office. Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply. Additional Employment Information OHR reviews the minimum qualifications of all applicants, irrespective of whether the candidate has previously been found to have met the minimum requirements for the job or been temporarily promoted to the same position. This evaluation is based solely on the information contained in the application/resume submitted for this specific position/IRC. Montgomery County Government is an equal opportunity employer, committed to workforce diversity. Accordingly, as it relates to employment opportunities, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities, in accordance with the law. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Human Resources via email to Individual determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made in accordance with all applicable laws. Montgomery County Government also provides hiring preference to certain categories of veterans and veterans/persons with a disability. For more information and to claim employment preference, please refer to the Careers webpage on Hiring Preference. All applicants will respond to a series of questions related to their education, relevant experience, knowledge, skills and abilities required to minimally perform the job. The applicant's responses in conjunction with their resume and all other information provided in the employment application process will be evaluated to determine the minimum qualifications and preferred criteria status. Based on the results, the highest qualified applicants will be placed on an Eligible List and may be considered for an interview. Employees meeting minimum qualifications who are the same grade will be placed on Eligible List as a "Lateral Transfer" candidate and may be considered for interview. If selected for consideration for this position, you may be required to provide evidence that you possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities indicated on your resume. Minimum Qualifications Experience: Seven years of progressively responsible professional experience relevant to public policy development, local government administration and/or racial equity and social justice analysis, and three years of which were in a supervisory or executive capacity. Note: The term "executive" is further defined as a high echelon or high level position in an organization that is assigned technical research, management advisory services responsibilities, or policy-making duties and responsibilities that exerts considerable influence on organizational policy, plans, and operations through technical research, management advisory services, and/or policy-making duties and responsibilities(e.g., County positions at Grade 30 or above). Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree. Equivalency: An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted. Preferred Criteria There are no preferred criteria for this position. Selection for interview will be based on the following: Data collection, policy analysis and interpretation experience Analysis of systems and policies that address institutional and structural racism Direct work experience with diverse populations and strong understanding of cultural competence principles Experience developing and/or reviewing budgets Established leadership skills

Rockville, MD 20850
United States