Assistant Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer


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Josie Valdez

job description

The Assistant Chief, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer (DEIO) is selected by and reports directly to the Sr. Assistant General Manager and Chief, Diversity Equity and Inclusion Officer. Under general direction, the Assistant Chief is responsible for the development and coordination of policy, special projects, programs and initiatives in support of the office. 

The Assistant Chief, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer will serve as the project manager on various initiatives by evaluating and enhancing policies, procedures and programs that align with best practices in DEI and human resources, while pursuing the organization’s core values and strategic commitment to attract, retain, advance, and support a diverse workforce.  

The Assistant Chief, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer will lead and collaborate with executive leadership and staff at every level to ensure that the LADWP infuses principles of DEI throughout every aspect of the organization. Additionally, this position will oversee the delivery of strategic initiatives tied to LADWP’s diversity and inclusion work, including the development and monitoring of: Comprehensive  Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Plans, Diversity Metrics, Inter-Departmental Collaboration and Consultancy, Community Engagement and Outreach, Supplier Diversity Programs, Public-Private Partnerships, Employee Surveys and Culture Audits, and Next Practice Research and Program/Process adoption. This position will work collaboratively as well as promote LADWP’s commitment to DEI through interactions with a variety of stakeholders including employees, elected officials, students, and the community at large. 

How to apply

To be considered, please submit your resume and cover letter outlining your background and experience that makes you the ideal candidate electronically to by January 24, 2022. Additionally, a writing sample should be submitted with the resume and cover letter. The writing sample should be thorough and concise (no longer than five (5) paragraphs). The writing sample should address the following:  

  1. What does DEI mean to you?  
  2. How would you integrate principles of DEI in all operational areas within LADWP?