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Intake Specialist (Human Rights Specialist I)

Salary - $56,957.47 - $94,929.54 Annually

Location - FAIRFAX (EJ32), VA

Job Type - FT Hourly W BN

Job Number - 23-01375

Department - Human Rights & Equity Programs

Opening Date - 05/13/2023

Closing Date - 5/26/2023 11:59 PM Eastern

Pay Grade - S-22

Posting Type - Open to General Public


To apply:


Job Announcement

Under direct supervision, conducts intakes (via in person, telephone, or videoconference) and drafts complaints for the agency with respect to discrimination based on age, color, disability, familial status, gender identity, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions (including lactation), race, religion, retaliation, sex, sexual orientation, and military status in the areas of employment, housing, public accommodation, private education, credit facilities, or County services.  The appointee will also conduct intakes pertaining to violations of County regulations such as Procedural Memorandum 39.06, Chapter 16 of the Personnel Regulations, and the workplace bullying policy as defined under Chapter 2 of the Personnel Regulations.

Following the completion of each intake, appointee will draft appropriate correspondence to the complainant (i.e., complaint, closure letter, etc.).  The appointee will participate in education and outreach efforts.  Services a multi-lingual clientele/citizens/stakeholders, etc.

Note: This is a full-time, grant funded position and the hourly rate offer will be within the minimum to midpoint range (or $27.3834 to $36.5114) of the advertised compensation range.

Illustrative Duties

(The illustrative duties listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list. A complete list of position duties and unique physical requirements can be found in the position job description.)

  • Conducts initial interviews over the telephone or face-to-face to determine the merit of the alleged claim;

  • Develops an investigation plan and requests pertinent information;

  • Counsels complainants, respondents and others on their rights pursuant to the Fairfax County Human Rights

Ordinance and explains the investigative process;

  • Presides and/or participates in fact-finding conferences;

  • Gathers information from complainants, company officials and others;

  • Conducts field investigations;

  • Analyzes or participates in the analysis of information/data relevant to the claim and the development of the claim report which incorporates applicable human rights legal precedents.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

(The knowledge, skills and abilities listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list.)

Basic knowledge of applicable federal civil rights laws and the Fairfax County Human Rights Ordinance;

  • Ability to analyze factual situations, reach sound conclusions and develop clear, concise reports;

  • Ability to perform research (including legal research), interpret laws, regulations and court cases;

  • Ability to interact with individuals from various racial, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds;

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.

Employment Standards

Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following: (Click on the aforementioned link to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for "Any combination, experience, and training equivalent to")

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in personnel administration, public administration, human resources, management, sociology, ethnic studies or a related field.

Not applicable.

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check to the satisfaction of the employer.


·       Prior investigative and analytical experience. Excellent analytical skills.

·       Ability to interpret federal , state or local regulations.

·       Ability to work and collaborate with public and private civic groups. Knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

·       Knowledge of Human Rights case laws.

·       Experience in any of the following, a plus: coordinating education and community outreach programs, public speaking, conducting trainings, coordinating online content for websites and social media platforms, and/or coordinating social media campaigns.

·       Fluent and bilingual in English and a foreign language.

·       Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written in English.

Must possess accurate keyboard skills and the ability to conduct on-site intake interviews and outreach. Set-up, assemble, and provide materials required for on-site event.  All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview and may include exercise.

The population of Fairfax County is very diverse where 39.8% of residents speak a language other than English at home (Spanish, Asian/Pacific Islander, Indo-European, and others) and we encourage candidates bilingual in English and a foreign language to apply to this opportunity.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.
Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314.  EEO/AA/TTY.



Posted May 16, 2023



United States Department of Justice Community Relations Service  Conciliation Specialist

This is a Lead Conciliation Specialist position in the Department of Justice, Community Relations Service (CRS). CRS' mission is to provide tension reduction and conflict resolution services to diverse stakeholders to both resolve and prevent community-level disputes. This job allows telework in accordance with agency policy. The selected applicant will report to their assigned CRS worksite when not teleworking, attending local meetings/events, or on travel.

Positions are available in the following cities: Los Angeles, CASan Francisco, CADenver, CO; and Miami, FL

Salary: $116,393 - $151,308 per year

Pay scale & grade: GS 14

The salary listed is Rest of U.S. (RUS). Locality pay will be adjusted to reflect location negotiated after selection.

Click here to view the job description.


Posted May 7, 2023



Program Manager (Phoenix District Director) EEOC Office

Click here for more information on How to Apply



You will be an agency leader responsible for carrying out the overall mission of the Commission. The District Director position is designated as SES, Career-Reserved. EEOC structures its SES positions into position levels. This is a position level two with an initial onboarding salary range of $183,500 - $200,725 per year. Exceptions to the salary cap may be considered in certain circumstances. SES employees are eligible to receive performance-based bonuses and salary adjustments.


  • Serves as the District Director planning and directing Enforcement activities as well as Outreach and Educational Programs throughout a District in support of the Agency mission to identify and eliminate unlawful discrimination from the workplace.

  • Supervises, or personally conducts the external affairs, principally those involving interaction with Members of Congress, key officials of other Federal agencies and State and local governments to promote understanding of EEOC laws.

  • Responsible for the effective operation of the Field, Area and Local offices within the geographic area.

  • Reviews and evaluates these offices' programs and activities to determine effectiveness. Consults with those operating officials regarding development improvements, as required.

  • Represents the Commission in diverse and continuing contacts with high level officials of public and private organizations and the general public to develop understanding and cooperation, explain policies and programs, and resolve problems.

  • Manage the systemic charge processing system which is designed to target companies whose employment patterns indicate class or pattern or practice discrimination against protected groups.

  • Negotiates contracts and work-sharing agreements, determines training needs, formulates programs for improvement, develops and maintains meaningful deferral relationships, administers funding programs for state, local and tribal entities.

  • Manages the statutorily mandated deferral program between the Commission and State and local agencies that are responsible for identification and elimination of discrimination in employment.


  • Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship

  • Suitable for Federal government as determined by background investigation

  • Newly appointed SES members must serve a 1-year probationary period

  • Public Financial Disclosure (OGE-278 filing within 30 days is required)

  • Required to apply and maintain a government travel card.


As a basic requirement for entry into the SES, you must provide evidence of progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior executive level management capability; and that is directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and the Technical Qualifications (TQs) listed under "How You Will Be Evaluated." Typically, experience of this nature will have been gained at or above the GS-14/15 grade level in the Federal service or its equivalent with state or local government, the private sector, or non-governmental organizations.

To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must possess all of the mandatory Executive Core Qualifications and Technical Qualifications listed below. These qualifications would typically be acquired through education, experience, and training which reflect progressive development and achievement in managing a comprehensive business program in a complex organization. An individual's total experience and education must demonstrate the ability to perform the duties of the position. Applicants must meet all of the qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.


Senior Executive Core Qualifications:

ECQ1 - Leading Change: The ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment. Leadership Competencies: Creativity and Innovation, External Awareness, Flexibility, Resilience, Strategic Thinking and Vision.

ECQ2 - Leading People: The ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts. Leadership Competencies: Conflict Management, Leveraging Diversity, Developing Others and Team Building.

ECQ3 - Results Driven: The ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risk. Leadership Competencies: Accountability, Customer Service, Decisiveness, Entrepreneurship, Problem Solving and Technical Creditability.

ECQ 4 - Business Acumen: The ability to manage human, financial and information resources strategically. Leadership Competencies: Financial Management, Technology Management and Human Capital Management.

ECQ 5 - Building Coalitions: The ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals. Leadership Competencies: Influencing/Negotiating, Oral Communication, Partnering and Political Savvy.

NOTE: Responses to ECQs must not exceed 10 pages typed in 12-point font.


Technical Qualifications (TQ): In addition, all applicants must submit a written narrative response to the following TQ(s). Please give examples and explain how often you used your skills, the complexity of the knowledge possessed, the level of people you interacted with, the sensitivity of the issues you handled managing a large public or private sector organization that administers complex, rules-based benefits or services, etc.

1. Extensive knowledge of laws, rules, regulations and procedures related to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Equal Pay Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act; and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act or comparable State or local civil rights laws.

2. Demonstrated experience in supervising and managing extensive investigations of employment discrimination law.

3. Demonstrated knowledge/ability to negotiate complex cases, matters, agreements and settlements as part of an enforcement and/or conciliation process.

4. Demonstrated knowledge of leadership principles, developments, trends and general accepted practices and techniques utilized in strategic planning, administration and organizational effectiveness.

NOTE: Responses to TQs must not exceed 2 pages per TQ, for a total of 8 pages.

For detailed guidance on ECQs, applicants are strongly encouraged to review the Office of Personnel Management's Guide to Executive Qualifications at 

Example of ECQ statements are available at

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic, religious, spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Posted March 11, 2023







See Complete Job Description 

Salary Range
$98,092.80 with step increases to $135,116.80/Annually

This is highly responsible professional, administrative, and managerial work serving as Assistant Director of the Human Rights & Relations Department (HRR). This work involves assisting the Department Director in overseeing the operation of the Department. Work involves administration of the programs, projects and activities of the Department. Work includes developing and implementing program policies and procedures, and reviewing and evaluating the effectiveness of the programs and services provided. An incumbent exercises considerable independent judgment in the performance of assigned duties and may manage the functions of the Department in the absence of the Director. 

Education and Experience
(The knowledge, skills, and abilities may be acquired through, but are not limited to, the following combination of education and/or experience.) Bachelor’s degree in public administration, business administration, human resources, human relations, community development, political science or related field AND Five (5) years of experience performing senior level administrative work in EEO, HUD Fair Housing, ADA, Title VI, Small Business Development, and Conflict Resolution, which duties include at least one (2) years supervising staff OR An equivalent combination of education and experience. Advanced degree preferred. Advanced degree may replace two years of applicable experience.                             

Special Qualification
Must be able to transport oneself or coordinate transportation to work sites throughout the City during the course of the work day.

Who Can Apply
Any person who meets the qualifications and other requirements described in this posting. 

How To Apply
Completed City of Omaha employment applications must be submitted using the online application from the City website. It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to check and ensure that any and all required application materials and supplemental forms are received by the City of Omaha Human Resources Department by the stated deadline. You may confirm receipt of any materials and forms by contacting the Human Resources Department. If the materials are not received in the Human Resources Department by the stated deadline, they will not be considered. There will be no exceptions to this rule.

Posted March 6, 2023

City of Tacoma Job Posting (Equity Programs Consultant, Principal)


Salary: $104,436.80 - $147,035.20 Annually
Location: Tacoma, WA
Job Type: Non-Classified
Department: City Manager
Job Number: P0740-23
Division: City Manager
Closing: 3/6/2023 5:00 PM Pacific

Click here for more details. 

Position Description
The Office of Equity and Human Rights (a division of the City Manager’s Office) is seeking an experienced and dynamic Human Rights Manager. The Human Rights Manager assists our community in addressing the challenges of discrimination and adversity through investigations and support of the Human Rights Commission. This position engages in services and practices that champion human rights and address human needs with dignity, respect and fairness. Tacoma's diversity is a source of pride and civic strength. We promote and encourage community involvement as a means to realize safe and productive lives. The Human Rights Division ensures that anti-discrimination laws and policies at the City, State and Federal level are upheld for the community of Tacoma. Hence, the preferred candidate must be a sincere advocate of human rights and possess a thorough working knowledge of Federal law, particularly Title VII and Title VIII, as well as law at the local and state levels.

The Human Rights Manager occupies a highly visible position within the organization and the City. The person selected must be trusted and respected both personally and professionally by peers, colleagues, staff, and elected officials.

This position also has significant policy and financial authority and will also play a key role in the City of Tacoma's Anti-Racist Systems Transformation efforts.

Office of Equity and Human Rights 
Tacoma hosts a vibrant and passionate community deeply engaged in race and social justice actions to create sustainable change. The City of Tacoma partners with numerous cultural organizations, social justice advocates, and nationally recognized institutions, including the Government Alliance for Race and Equity, National League of Cities, and International City Management Association (ICMA) to lead efforts in advancing racial equity. In addition, we work in close collaboration with government and non-government entities in the region to create a socially just and equitable place for all.

Essential Duties:

  • Organize, coordinate and direct the Human Rights section of the Office of Equity and Human Rights 

  • Supervise and evaluate division staff; conduct division staff meetings to develop program plans, ideas and recommendations. Build consensus related to division work objectives and assignments.

  • Plan and develop program and process recommendations; assure the implementation of programs.

  • Prepare and deliver correspondence and presentations on Human Rights issues to the City Manager, City Council and a variety of internal and external agencies and organizations, as required.

  • Prepare division budget and work programs, as required.

  • Interprets and explain Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act; The Fair Housing Act; the Washington State Law Against Discrimination 

  • (RCW 49.60); and the City’s statutes (1.29), regulations, and policies.

  • Interpret complex federal funding requirements; fulfill contract obligations.

  • Manages the monthly and annual investigative caseloads of civil rights investigators that have a direct and significant impact on the Human Rights budget and completes EEOC and HUD reimbursement reports and related billing.

  • Establishes performance metrics for programs.

  • Makes decisions on intake and investigation process and conducts complex discrimination investigations  to include employment, fair housing and other discrimination claims.

  • Monitors and evaluates performance of staff.

  • Develops measures or procedures to facilitate staff improvement or development.

  • Confers with Director and Human Resources regarding personnel matters.

  • Acts on behalf of the Director, when directed.

  • Decision-making authority on whether there is significant evidence. obtained by subordinate investigators to support the investigative findings and/or penalties to the organization; determines if more information is necessary, etc.

  • Serves on the OEHR Leadership Team as an active participant in policy and budget matters.

  • Manages investigative and community based services staff.

City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multiethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial  spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play.
Minimum Qualifications
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelor's degree and five (5) or more years’ experience in civil rights enforcement or related diversity, equity and inclusion work including 1 year prior at senior, lead and/or supervisory level.

*Equivalency: 1 year of experience = 1 year of education 

Licensing, Certifications and Other Requirements
Ability to utilize alternative methods of transportation to carry out job-related essential functions or possession of valid Washington Driver's license at time of appointment with maintenance thereafter.  

Posted Feb. 7, 2023

Oregon State Legislature, Legislative Equity Officer

Spelman Johnson is working with the Oregon Legislative Assembly, the state’s legislature, on the search for their next Legislative Equity Officer.

The Oregon State Legislature seeks a proven leader with the expertise and fortitude to champion workplace equity, and guide efforts to build a diverse, inclusive, and ethical environment free from all forms of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.

Reporting to the Legislative Joint Committee on Conduct, the Legislative Equity Officer will be expected to:


  • provide broad-based professional support, compliance, response, and training in the areas of harassment, discrimination, and retaliation within the legislative branch.

  • assume responsibility for all aspects of the Legislative Equity Office, including supervision of staff and contracted investigators, legal support, and training consultants.

  • possess a bachelor’s degree (master’s or law degree preferred) and 10 years of related professional experience.

A detailed description of the position is available on the Spelman Johnson website at

Review of applications will begin on February 3, 2023, and continue until the position is filled.


Posted Jan. 23, 2023


The Montgomery County Office of Human Rights is seeking to fill three (3) Investigator positions that can be filled at the following levels:

Investigator I (Grade 20)     $53,246 - $87,969
Investigator II (Grade 23)   $61,189 - $101,350
Investigator III (Grade 25) $67,156 - $111,407

Closing Date: Open Until Filled 
Click here to apply

The Montgomery County Office of Human Rights promotes fair treatment of county residents and ensures compliance with the referenced laws, policies, rules, regulations and procedures governing the agency.  The agency is responsible for enforcing Montgomery County Code, Chapter 27, fair workplace laws and anti-discrimination laws in employment, real estate & housing, public accommodations (services and transactions with the public), and intimidation (hate crimes).  The agency also monitors incidents of hate/violence and administers the County's Partnership Fund, through which victims of hate/violence crimes can seek compensation for personal injury or damage to property.

The investigator position requires a talented individual to have the ability to receive complaints, investigate, document, conduct intake interviews, and resolve complaints regarding a variety of alleged violations of worker protection and anti-discrimination laws. The investigator must be adept at researching and interpreting anti-discrimination and worker protection laws, identifying core issues, and successfully communicating with diverse individuals. Complaints filed with this office require resourceful investigations and resolutions.


The selected candidate will need to possess a bold and creative ability to analyze nuanced facts, minimize conflicts, and develop appropriate techniques for resolving disputes and enforcing laws regarding employment, housing, and business practices. Human Rights investigators also are involved in outreach and education programs, public speaking, and working on special projects.

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:              

  • Interviewing individuals alleging violation(s) of civil rights, civil liberties, crafting complaint and accompanying charging documents.


  • Interviewing all parties associated with allegations of complaints and conducting fact finding interviews.

  • Conducting site visits, issuing civil citations, analyzing, and evaluating evidence.

  • Informing complainants, respondents and other parties of process and legal rights and obligations, consistent with the programmatic area(s) of assignment and nature of the case.

  • Performing informal and formal conferences and negotiations between respondent and complainant and their representatives.

  • Preparing cases for administrative decision, hearings, or court.

  • Collaborating with other agencies and experts in public hearings and court proceedings related to case work.

  • Reviewing/drafting regulations, operating procedures, proposed legislation, and/or public information materials. Make referrals to administrative and social service agencies, as appropriate, and may coordinate according to guidelines to ensure assistance.

  • Applying methods and techniques of fact finding, interview techniques, analysis, and resolution of complex problems. 

  • Additional duties as assigned.

The ideal candidate will work independently, organize, prioritize, and accomplish assignments/tasks with a deadline.  This position requires strong verbal and written communication skills.   

This position requires the ability to attend meetings or perform work at locations outside the office, and occasional weekend and/or evening work may be required.   

Bilingual applicants in Spanish, French, Amharic, and Chinese languages are encouraged to apply. If the candidate selected for this position possesses multilingual skills, he/she will be required to successfully pass an examination assessing oral communication, reading comprehension, and interpreting skills. For Advanced proficiency, the candidate must also pass an examination requiring translating text from language identified to English and vice versa.

Posted March 14, 2022

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