New job Equal Opportunity Specialist in Wisconsin

Equal Opportunity Specialist
Equal Opportunity Specialist

Equal Opportunity Specialist

Company : State of Wisconsin
Salary : $24 an hour
Location : Wisconsin

Full Description


Join an organization that strives to exceed customer expectations by delivering efficient, high-quality state government services. The Department of Administration (DOA) provides direct services to state agency customers and designs and leads initiatives to make government more innovative and cost-effective. Working at DOA offers you the opportunity to make an impact on the quality of life in Wisconsin.

Located in downtown Madison, within the Department of Administration, Division of Enterprise Operations, the Wisconsin Supplier Diversity Program (SDP) certifies Minority-Owned (MBE), Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned (DVB) and Woman-Owned (WBE) businesses to provide better opportunity for them to do business with the State of Wisconsin. You can learn more about our program by clicking here.

In efforts to keep our employees safe and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as to ensure adherence to CDC and local government requirements and business needs, people hired into this position may at times be permitted or required to work from home.

Position Summary

This position is responsible for the development and oversight of the Division's compliance policies and procedures related to the administration of the State's Minority-Owned Business Enterprise (MBE) and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business Certification Programs. This position will evaluate and coordinate appropriate action in the processing of MBE and DVB certifications for both state and non-state applicants and provide essential MBE and DVB certification program support for compliance activities. This position will conduct on-site business investigations and serve as lead or technical liaison on MBE and DVB certifications. This position will, in consultation with the program director, ensure the appropriateness of granting MBE certifications to minority-owned businesses and DVB certifications to service-disabled veteran-owned businesses who have submitted applications.

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Salary Information

The starting hourly rate for this position will be $24.00 per hour to $28.00 per hour depending upon candidate qualifications. This classification is assigned to pay schedule/range 07-04. Pay for current state employees will be set in accordance with the Compensation Plan. A 12-month probationary period will be required.

Job Details

Due to the nature of the position, DOA will conduct background checks on applicants prior to selection. DOA does not sponsor work visas. All persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States, and to complete the required employment eligibility form.

All state employees are required to report their COVID vaccination status, whether vaccinated or not, and must provide supporting documentation if vaccinated. Newly hired employees will be required to submit this information within their first two weeks of employment.


Qualified applicants will have experience with:
  • Customer service related to advocacy and outreach
  • Analyzing and interpreting State and Federal laws and regulations
  • Drafting professional correspondence to internal and external teams
In addition, well-qualified applicants will have experience with:
  • Analyzing and reviewing statistical data
  • Project management (setting timelines/deadlines, generating budget reports, etc.)

How To Apply

Apply online! To apply, click “Apply for Job” to start the application process. Then, you will access your existing account or to create a new account if you don’t have an account. Once you are logged in, click “Apply for Job.” Follow the steps outlined in the application process and submit your application.

Your letter of qualifications and resume are very important parts of your application and are used during our evaluation process to determine your qualifications as they relate to the job. For instructions on developing your resume and letter of qualifications for your application and what should be included in these materials, click here.

Submitted materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the hiring process for available vacancies.

Permanent classified state employees who are eligible for consideration (transfer, voluntary demotion, or reinstatement) should complete the application process as described above by the stated deadline.

We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer seeking a diverse and talented workforce.

If you are a veteran with a 30% or greater service-related disability, and are not currently employed in a permanent position with Wisconsin State Government, please send a cover letter, resume, DD-214 (honorable discharge), and documentation of your service-connected disability rating (dated within 12 months) to the contact listed below.

Questions can be directed to Dylan Smith at

Deadline to Apply

Applicant materials are due by 11:59pm on October 4, 2021.