Equal Opportunity Specialists

Military Career

General Information

Description

Equal opportunity specialists perform administrative functions, including preparation and maintenance of equal opportunity (EO) case files. They are responsible for the maintenance and analysis of pertinent data, and the development of relevant reports. They control budget operations, assess EO education program activities, counsel military personnel and civilian employees on EO policies, and provide recommendations and advice to leaders in resolving problems related to EO matters. They promote effective organizational climate by implementing seminars, focus groups, and other techniques.

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Work Environment

Equal opportunity specialists normally work in office settings on land or aboard ships.

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Comparable Industries

  • Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
  • State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
  • Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
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Military Outlook

Service Branches

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  • Army
  • Marine Corps
  • Navy
  • Air Force
  • Coast Guard

Military Status

  • Enlisted
    • Hands-on/specialized
    • High school diploma required
  • Officer
    • Managerial/professional
    • College degree required

Military Workforce

Equal Opportunity Specialists in the Military

11,416

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Salary

Average Salary

$72,411

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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Bachelor's degree 65%
  • Some college 14%
  • Master's degree 11%
  • Post baccalaureate 4%
  • First professional degree 2%
  • Post-master's certificate 1%
  • High school 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Associate's degree 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-secondary certificate 0%

Military training

All enlisted service members complete basic military training, which includes time spent in a classroom and in the field, and covers tactical and survival skills, physical training, military life and customs, and weapons training. Equal opportuniy specialists gain skills through classes and on-the-job experience. Training topics relate to personnel administration, and may include: Preparation of military correspondence and formsPersonnel records managementHuman resources administration policies and proceduresOrganizational climate assessmentEqual opportunity policies and guidelinesComplaint resolution process

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Knowledge

  • Customer and Personal Service
  • English Language
  • Law and Government
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Sociology and Anthropology

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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