Equal Employment Opportunity Officer

Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
January 12, 2022
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The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (Metropolitan) is seeking an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Officer. The Metropolitan Water District (MWD) of Southern California is governed by a 38-member Board, with 1900+ personnel and a budget of $1.9B, is a regional water wholesaler that provides water for its 26-member public retail agencies to deliver – either directly or through their sub-agencies – to nearly 19 million people living in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego and Ventura counties. Metropolitan is the largest distributor of treated drinking water in the United States.

The EEO Officer is appointed by and reports to the General Manager and leads the newly established EEO office. The EEO office is responsible for ensuring a work environment free from discrimination for all Metropolitan employees and job applicants. The EEO Officer oversees and directs the EEO office, the development and maintenance of all operational policies, programs, reporting and directs training programs aimed at preventing harassment and/or discrimination based on a protected characteristic under state and federal law. Under the leadership of the EEO Officer, the office investigates all EEO complaints and oversees the complaint resolution process to ensure investigations are conducted in a timely, impartial, and independent fashion. The EEO Officer will also direct staff responsible for Affirmative Action, Non-Discrimination and OFCCP regulatory compliance.

The ideal candidate will have a leadership style that reflects Metropolitan’s core values: high performance, inclusiveness and a mission that supports a positive workforce culture. Demonstrated mastery of the EEO regulatory environment that would support the development of policies, process and procedures rooted in best practice and knowledge of the California Fair Employment and Housing Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is critical. Experience in working in a in a unionized public agency workplace is essential.

We are not accepting applications on this website.
All interested parties should exclusively contact The Hawkins Company whose search consultants are responsible for this engagement. For additional information go to: Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Officer Position Details

To receive first consideration, please submit your resume and compelling letter of interest electronically to MWD.DEIO@thehawkinscompany.com by February 14, 2022. The position is open until filled. Confidential inquiries should be directed to Ms. Christine Boulware at or 312-391-6098 or chris@thehawkinscompany.com or Ms. Brett Byers at 323-403-8279, brett@thehawkinscompany.com or For additional information, view the full profile at www.thehawkinscompany.com.

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Qualified individuals with disabilities, who need a reasonable accommodation during the application or selection process, please call (213) 217-7738 or email: jobs@mwdh2o.com.

MWD is a Federal and State EO employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories.

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