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Regional Director
Opening & Closing Date: 10/1/2020 & 10/15/2020
Pay Scale: GS15
Salary: $146, 529 to $170, 800 Per Year
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Posted October 2, 2020


The WSHRC has received an exemption to the hiring freeze and is recruiting for civil rights investigators in our Olympia and Spokane Offices. See for a all job opportunities.


Posted August 13, 2020




The Tennessee Human Rights Commission is seeking applicants for three positions.  See below for details. If interested please apply or send to others who may be interested:


1. Compliance Officer (Nashville)  -  The position's primary duty is to ensure the investigators analyze all evidence obtained during the investigation and write a decision utilizing the relevant evidence to support a recommendation for employment and fair housing discrimination complaints.  This position supervises 3 direct reports.  Salary range is $3,534 to $5,653; The link to employment opportunities is  The posting will expire on Tuesday, March 17, 2020.


2. Human Rights Rep Coordinator (Memphis) - The position's primary duty is to investigate complaints filed by the public of alleging employment, housing, and public accommodation discrimination to determine if an employer, housing provider, or public entity has violated state and/or federal human rights laws; provides a written recommendation utilizing the relevant evidence to support a recommendation.  This position supervises 1 direct reports.  Salary range is $2,907 to $4,653; The link to employment opportunities is   This position reports to the Compliance Officer. The posting will expire on Tuesday, March 17, 2020.


3. Human Rights Representative (Chattanooga) - The position's primary duty is to investigate complaints filed by the public of alleging employment, housing, and public accommodation discrimination to determine if an employer, housing provider, or public entity has violated state and/or federal human rights laws; provides a written recommendation utilizing the relevant evidence to support a recommendation for employment and fair housing discrimination complaints.  Salary range is $2,769 to $4,430; The link to employment opportunities is   This position reports to the Human Rights Rep Coordinator. The posting will expire on Tuesday, March 24, 2020.


Questions may be directed to Ms. Beverly Watts, 615-741-5825.

Posted March 4, 2020




Fairfax County Virginia Government Job Announcement

Human Rights Specialist II

Salary :        $62,587.20 - $104,312.00 Annually

Location:     FAIRFAX (EJ32), VA

Job Type:    FT Salary W BN

Department:   Human Rights & Equity Programs

Job Number:  20-00453

Closing:         3/6/2020 11:59 PM Eastern

Pay Grade:     S25

Posting Type: Open to General Public

To apply:

Job Announcement

Gathers all available evidence necessary to render a recommended determination as to findings of an investigation into an alleged violation of the Fairfax County Human Rights Ordinance, any Fairfax County Personnel Regulations, and/or ADA Compliance. Duties include:

  • Writes recommended investigative findings incorporating the applicable civil rights legal precedents for the director's signature.

  • Interprets and applies civil rights legal precedents during the negotiation conferences so that parties know their rights and responsibilities pursuant to the ordinance and applicable federal law.

  • Prepares letters of notification and requests for information so that complaints are promptly served on parties.

  • Conducts telephone and in-person interviews, reviews documents, and performs onsite investigations in an effort to determine whether a violation of the Human Rights Ordinance has occurred.

  • Analyzes the allegation and merits of complaints and determines the applicable legal remedies.

  • Mediates and conciliates voluntary settlement agreements as resolutions to filed complaints.

  • Writes settlement agreements for the director's and the commission's approval.

  • Conducts telephone and face-to-face intake interviews as needed.

  • Evaluates the nature of the alleged claims, refers the individual to the appropriate County, State, Federal or private organizations to assist with the individual's problems. Counsels the individual about his/her rights pursuant to the ordinance.

  • Explains the Office of Human Rights and Equity Program's complaint procedures.

  • Drafts the complaint for the complainant's signature.

  • Interprets county regulations and federal laws to provide counsel and assistance to managers, county staff and the public on EEO matters.

  • Develops investigative plans.

  • Presides over fact-finding conferences.

  • Participates in formal conciliation conferences and testifies at Human Rights Commission hearings and in court proceedings.

Note: This job announcement will be used to fill multiple full-time Human Rights Specialist II vacancies. The salary offer will not exceed the midpoint (or $83,449.39) of the advertised compensation range. Promotional rules apply for current Fairfax County Government and Fairfax County Public Schools employees.

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.)

  • Considerable knowledge of applicable federal civil rights laws and the Fairfax County Human

  • Rights Ordinance;

  • Ability to perform legal research, interpret laws, regulations, legal precedents and court cases;

  • Ability to prepare comprehensive, legally accurate reports;

  • Ability to handle complex negotiations with tact, resourcefulness and good judgment;

  • Ability to provide guidance and mentoring support to lower level Human Rights Specialists;

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

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

  • Employment Standards



Any combination of education, 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 or a related field, plus three years of experience in civil rights or human rights compliance, investigation, or administration.


Not applicable.


Prior investigative and analytical experience. Possesses excellent analytical skills; bi-lingual in English and a foreign language, a plus. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.


The appointee to the position must satisfactorily complete a criminal background check.


Ability to operate keyboard driven equipment and ability to conduct on-site investigations. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.


Panel interview and may include a writing exercise.

It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability 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  February 26, 2020




City of Five Seasons:  This is an exceptional opportunity to provide leadership and management to the Civil Rights Commission in the second largest community in Iowa. 


Under the general direction of the Civil Service Commission, the Executive Director provides leadership, management, planning and oversight for the overall operation and activities of the Civil Rights Department. The Executive Director is employed by and reports to the Civil Rights Commission.


Requirements are found in the Recruitment Brochure.  


The City of Cedar Rapids Adopted Ordinance Chapter 69 of the City Code which established the Cedar Rapids Civil Rights Commission. The Commission consists of seven (7) members appointed by the Mayor and approved by the City Council.


Powers and Duties of the Civil Rights Commission are (As Proscribed under Chapter 69 of the City Code) are set out in the Recruitment Brochure.


The starting salary is market competitive commensurate with the knowledge, skills and experience of the selected candidate. The City will provide an excellent fringe benefit program to the new Executive Director.


Position open until filled. First review of cover letters and resumes to occur on January 6, 2020.


For additional information on this exceptional opportunity, please contact James L. Mercer, President/CEO, The Mercer Group, Inc. at 505-660-7725;


Confidential cover letter with salary history and resumes should be sent to:

James L. Mercer, President/CEO
The Mercer Group, Inc.
1000 Cordova Place, #726
Santa Fe, NM 87505

Phone: 505-466-9500
Fax: 505-466-1274




Posted December 10, 2019


Washington State Human Rights Commission - Civil Rights Investigator 2  

Salary: $43,104.00 - $56,580.00 Annually

Location: Thurston County – Olympia, WA

Job Type: Full Time - Permanent

Department: Human Rights Commission

Job Number: 2018-07932

Closing: Continuous


Please note: posting has been reopened, if applied previously, no need to reapply. 

Created by the Legislature in 1949, the Washington State Human Rights Commission (WSHRC) is responsible for administering and enforcing the Washington Law Against Discrimination (WLAD). The mission is to eliminate and prevent discrimination in Washington State through the fair application of the law, efficient use of resources, and establishment of productive partnerships in the community.


The Commission is made up of five members appointed by the Governor, who appoint an Executive Director. The Executive Director appoints investigative staff, and other employees as needed to conduct the day-to-day operations of the agency. The Commissioners meet monthly and provide policy direction, adopt regulations, vote to grant or deny requests for reconsideration of previously issued investigative findings, and conduct outreach in their geographical communities.


The Civil Rights Investigator 2 is responsible for providing technical assistance and consultation during the complaint intake and investigation resolution process and conducting impartial investigations of discrimination complaints, including research and analysis of RCW 49.60 and related anti-discrimination laws. Duties Include but are not limited to as follows:

Case Investigation, Analysis and Determination:

  • Functions independently as an impartial fact-finding agent of the Commission while investigating single or multiple issue discrimination cases of varying difficulty and complexity that allege a violation of RCW 49.60, the Federal Rights Act of 1964 Titles VII (Employment) and VIII (Fair Housing), the ADEA and the ADA;

  • Gathers and preserves documentary evidence and when necessary issues subpoenas;

  • Conducts interviews with parties to the complaint and their witnesses;

  • Reviews and analyzes legal briefs submitted by legal counsel, and other defenses and documentation submitted by parties to the complaint;

  • Reviews relevant court cases, precedent setting cases, and legal opinions as needed;

  • Analyzes, evaluates and applies fact patterns based on case law, contract provisions and prior Commission determinations;

  • Independently writes and submits detailed well-reasoned formal case determinations.

Complaint intake, technical assistance, and consultation:

  • Confer with the public in person, by telephone and in writing regarding alleged violations of state and federal discrimination laws to determine Commission jurisdiction and criteria for filing a complaint;

  • If allegations are jurisdictional and meet criteria for filing, advises individual of filing procedures; if the allegations are not jurisdictional, provides referral to other resources to seek assistance;

  • Receive, analyze, and draft formal complaint affidavits for individuals alleging discrimination;

  • Provide technical assistance and consultation to legal counsels, employers, managers, human resource professionals, landlords, real estate brokers and owners, public officials, union officials, and others to explain and interpret the state and federal laws against discrimination.


  • Function as an intermediary/negotiator between principals in discrimination disputes and confers with both Respondent and Complainant in either joint or separate fact finding conferences to determine actual areas of dispute;

  • Initiate innovative proposals to attempt to resolve disputes;

  • Negotiate settlement agreements between principles to the discrimination disputes, which may include Complainant, Respondent, attorneys, corporate executives, and union representatives;

  • Prepare, execute legally binding settlement documents.

  • Education and outreach:

  • Attends staff and agency-wide meetings as scheduled; researches case law and keeps current on new case law rulings; attends training; and participates on committees and workgroups;

  • May develop and conduct training and/or staff information booths or tables to provide information about RCW 49.60.




Bachelor's Degree with focus on business, human resources, social or organizational behavioral sciences or related field.


One (1) year of professional experience as an investigator with major work assignments emphasizing civil rights law enforcement, EEO, investigation, AA program implementation, personnel administration, labor relations, alternative dispute resolution or related work.


Three (3) years of professional experience as an investigator with major work assignments emphasizing civil rights law enforcement, EEO, investigation, AA program implementation, personnel administration, labor relations, alternative dispute resolution or related work.


One year of experience as an Investigator 1.

Note:  Masters or Law Degree will substitute for the one year of experience.
Preferred/Desired Qualifications:
Ability to read and write in a language other than English is desirable.


Supplemental Information

Please attach the following documents in order to be considered, failure to do so, may result in not being considered for the position:

  • A letter of interest that shows your personality and voice to describe why you are the successful candidate and how you meet the specific qualifications for this position;

  • Current resume, detailing experience, and education; and

  • A list of at least three (3) professional references with current telephone numbers.

By submitting these materials, you are indicating that all information is true and correct. The state may verify information. Any untruthful or misleading information is cause for removal from the applicant pool or dismissal if employed.

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and wish to claim Veteran's Preference MUST attach a copy of their DD214, or other verification of military service. Please blackout any personally identifiable data such as social security numbers.

Applicants claiming veteran's preference points must attach the documentation with each on-line application. If you do not provide appropriate documentation to qualify for these preference points, the points will not be awarded.
For additional information on Veteran's Preference and guidance on how to determine if you are eligible, click here.
We thank you and are grateful for your service

The Department of Enterprise Services celebrates our differences and we are committed to a workplace that supports equal opportunity employment and inclusion regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity diversity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We will also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws.
Persons with a disability who need assistance with their application or need this announcement in an alternative format, may call (360) 664-1960 or toll free (877) 664-1960. TTY users should first call 711 to access the Washington Relay Service.

Should you have any questions regarding this position or the online application, contact Lolo Florentino Arevalo at (360) 407-8074 or



Tel: 202-624-5410


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