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Equal Opportunity Specialists

Business Management & Administration

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Work Environment

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

  • Military Status


  • Median Military Salary This is the median, or the midpoint, of the salary range for this career.


    Military Salary Range Salary varies based on years of service, degree level, special pays, family status and location.

    $27,735 - $283,756


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.

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 forms
  • Personnel records management
  • Human resources administration policies and procedures
  • Organizational climate assessment
  • Equal opportunity policies and guidelines
  • Complaint resolution process

Helpful Attributes

  • Ability to compose clear instructions or correspondence
  • Ability to follow detailed procedures and instructions
  • Interest in working closely with others
  • Interest in equal opportunity policies

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  • Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping