Is Kathleen Seith retiring? Quitting? or is MCSD hiring a second EEO officer?
Read the first line in the Summary of Job, just below. Now imagine yourself in this position. Imagine that the sheriff is about to violate equal opportunity laws, so you march in and say, "Keith, you can't do that." You had better keep your resume up-to-date!
Then read down to Desired Education and/or Experience: Juris Doctorate preferred.
And compensation is "D.O.Q." (depending on qualifications). So the sheriff wants to hire a lawyer to work with his outside law firm? What lawyer would take that job, if he had good reason to believe that the sheriff had violated termination policies and laws regarding past employees?
And the OSHA (it's all caps, folks) warning? Should the new EEO officer wear PPEs all day at work, to protect herself from the environment?
From the County's website, Employment tab:
Summary of Job:
This position is under the general supervision of the Sheriff. This position will manage the recruitment and job placement activities of the McHenry County Sheriff's office. Monitor the Sheriff's Office progress and performance relative to the Federal and State non-discrimination laws providing instruction and guidance relative to policies and protocols. Administer and maintain contracts entered into by the Sheriff's Office. Monitor litigation concerning the Sheriff's Office and shall act as liaison for the Sheriff's Office with outside attorneys.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Assist in developing, implementing, evaluating and monitoring the Sheriff's Office procedures on recruitments, testing, selection and job placement within the office.
- Arrange for initial orientation and training of newly hired employees.
- Prepare reports concerning recruitment, interviews, hires, transfers, promotions and terminations.
- Analyze reports and other data using knowledge of job requirement selections, processes and legislative concerns regarding equal employment practices.
- Make recommendation to management for the improvement of the Sheriff's employment discrimination complaints by employees in the Sheriff's Office. Oversee and report to the Sheriff issues concerning the equal employment opportunity training program.
- Responsibilities for other duties as may be specifically assigned to the EEO by the Sheriff, including but not limited to performing any mandated or permitted function of action allowed to be performed by the EEO or by the Sheriff.
- Bachelor's Degree (BA) from a four year college or university and/or five years related experience and current knowledge of the Equal Employment Opportunity issues, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Juris Doctorate preferred.
- A minimum of five years working experience with law enforcement and correctional policies. Must have a keen understanding of Patrol and Corrections duties, policies and regulations.
- Familiarity with County Government including but not limited to duties of the Sheriff, Corrections and Patrol Divisions as well as civilian personnel.
While performing this job, the employee will spend the majority of his or her time in an office within the McHenry County Government Center. The employee will occasionally be required to make visits to sites inside or outside of the County of McHenry. Will also occasionally be exposed to hot, cold, wet and/or humid weather conditions.
This position has been determined to be a REMOTE exposure risk to "biohazards" associated with blood-borne pathogens HIV (AIDS), HBV (Hepatitis B) virus, and air-borne transmissions of TB (tuberculosis). Members are advised that exposures to these "biohazards" may result in severe illness or death. Members are required by Department policy to use protective equipment and clothing. Inoculation may be required to prevent or treat exposures to "biohazards".