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Human Rights Specialist II
 

Salary - $69,324.74 - $115,540.88 Annually

Location - FAIRFAX (EJ32), VA

Job Type - FT Salary W BN

Job Number - 24-01260

Department - Human Rights & Equity Programs

Opening Date - 05/18/2024

Closing Date - 5/31/2024 11:59 PM Eastern

Pay Grade - S25

Posting Type - Open to General Public
 

To apply:  https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/fairfaxcounty/jobs/4504200/human-rights-specialist-ii?keywords=human%20rights&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

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 may be used to fill multiple current and future full-time Human Rights Specialist II vacancies. 
 

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 description.)

  • Conducts initial interviews over the phone or face-to-face with claimants to determine the nature and merit of alleged claims;

  • Counsels complainants, respondents and others on their rights pursuant to the Fairfax County Human Rights Ordinance and explains the investigative process;

  • Develops investigation plans;

  • Requests information pertinent to claims;

  • Conducts field interviews;

  • Presides over fact-finding conferences;

  • Prepares report of investigation findings, citing violations of applicable laws and ordinances based on an analysis of investigation findings, applicable statutes, legal precedents and relevant case law;

  • Conducts negotiations between parties to attempt to achieve a settlement prior to a formal cause/no cause proceeding;

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

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 judgement;

  • 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
 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 
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, plus two years of experience in civil rights or human rights compliance, investigation, or administration. 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Prior investigative and analytical experience, to include demonstrated experience conducting complex civil rights investigations.

  • Experience working with public and private civic groups.

  • Excellent analytical skills.

  • Ability to interpret federal, state or local regulations.

  • Ability to analyze and interpret documentary evidence and witness testimony.

  • Knowledge of applicable case laws as they relate to human rights.

  • Knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

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


NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

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

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Must possess accurate keyboard skills and the ability to conduct on-site investigations. All staff are required to be able to perform the essential functions of the position. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel Interview and may include a practical exercise.

The population of Fairfax County is very diverse where 38.7% 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. DHREmployment@fairfaxcounty.gov. EEO/AA/TTY.

Posted May 21, 2024

 

 

Director of Fair Housing Investigations

Tennessee Human Rights Commission, Knoxville, TN

Salary: $5,508-$8,783 monthly ($66,096-$105,396 annually) 

 

Who we are and What we do:

Tennessee Human Rights Commission's (THRC) mission is to safeguard individuals from discrimination through enforcement and education. THRC is a neutral fact-finding agency charged to investigate each complaint of discrimination to determine if a violation of the Tennessee Human Rights Act or the Tennessee Disability Act has occurred.
 

THRC is an independent state agency responsible for enforcing the Tennessee Human Rights Act and the Tennessee Disability Act which prohibit discrimination in housing, employment, and public accommodation on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, religion, sex, disability (not in public accommodations), familial status (housing only) and age (40+, not in housing). THRC also ensures the State of Tennessee's compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 which prohibits discrimination based on race, color and national origin by State agencies receiving federal financial assistance. An individual who feels he or she has been illegally discriminated against in employment, housing, public accommodations or in services delivered by a state agency, can file a complaint with THRC.
 

How you make a difference in this role:

THRC is seeking a highly qualified individual who is willing to meet the challenges of public service and support our mission.  At THRC, you’ll gain insight into housing policies, community development, and acquire lifelong skills as you represent State government.  As Director of Fair Housing, you will oversee and lead all aspects of fair housing compliance within our organization. Your role will involve developing, implementing, and monitoring policies and procedures to ensure compliance with fair housing laws and regulations. You will work closely with various departments to promote fair housing practices and provide training and guidance to staff members and the community. Additionally, you will investigate complaints of housing discrimination and work towards resolving them in accordance with applicable laws.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Process incoming housing complaints at the intake phase

  • Thoroughly investigate housing complaints

  • Conducts mediations, conciliations, and settlement discussions.

  • Directs the processing, investigations, and resolutions of complaints in housing.

  • Provides daily compliance oversight with federal and state Fair Housing laws.

  • Supervises and monitors complaint processing goals. 

  • Accepts and assigns cases to investigators. 

  • Monitors and tracks staff work to ensure timely complaint processing.

  • Ensures quality of complaint processing.

  • Ability to apply knowledge of federal and state housing anti-discrimination laws. 

  • Supervises intake supervisor and housing coordinator.

  • Provides day-to-day operations of the office and staff.

  • Monitors the Agreement with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

  • Acts as the primary case reviewer for submitted housing cases closures and provides investigative feedback and assessment.

  • Performs compliance reviews on complaints to ensure the process meets the THRC and HUD standards. 

  • Provides monthly reports to executive management.

  • Provides housing program oversight. 

  • Review and update the agency's housing unit Standard Operating Procedures for efficient and effective case investigative process.

  • Assists with development and conducting training on the intake and investigative process.

  • Manages case data in the HUD enforcement case management system (HEMS).

  • Organizes and maintains open and closed case inventory.

  • Onboard and train new and seasoned staff.

  • Counsel and develop intake and investigative staff.

  • Trains intake and investigative staff on new techniques to improve processes.

  • Provides supervision and evaluates performance for direct reports.

  • Document and rate performance for direct reports

  • Makes work assignments to staff to achieve agency objectives and priorities.

  • Resolves problems according to policies and procedures.

  • Recruit, select, train, assign, schedule, coach, counsel, and discipline employees.

  • Represent agency at community events.

  • Assists with planning and participating in Fair Housing education and outreach efforts.

  • Builds effective working relationships with federal partners.
     

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master's degree in Legal Studies, Social Sciences, Public or Business Administration, or related field; five (5) years of experience in equal opportunity, Fair Housing, civil rights investigations, or other civil rights work; and five (5) years of supervisory experience in management of complaints of discrimination, social services, and case management; or any equivalent combination of related training and experience. Excellent verbal and written communication, legal research, and extensive writing skills.
     

Required Experience:

  • Thorough knowledge of federal and state regulations and guidelines pertaining to Fair Housing laws.

  • Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices, and procedures of Fair Housing program administration.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Extensive knowledge of interviewing, investigative, and conciliation techniques. 

  • Ability to plan, coordinate and supervise the work of professional and technical subordinate staff. Supervise a minimum of 2 direct reports.

  • Ability to maintain a variety of monitoring and compliance records and to prepare and submit regular and special reports.

  • Ability to exercise good judgment in analyzing facts and recommending a course of action.

  • Ability to express ideas clearly, concisely, and persuasively, both verbally and in writing.

  • Ability to maintain a neutral posture in the handling of all civil rights issues.

  • Ability to communicate effectively and work with groups of individuals from various backgrounds.

  • Ability to prepare presentations and conduct fair housing training.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with stakeholders.

  • Ability to make presentations for Commissioners and Executive level staff.
     

Preferred Qualifications:

• Juris Doctorate (JD), with a license to practice law in Tennessee. 

For more information: Careers (tn.gov)

 

Pursuant to the State of Tennessee’s Workplace Discrimination and Harassment policy, the State is firmly committed to the principle of fair and equal employment opportunities for its citizens and strives to protect the rights and opportunities of all people to seek, obtain, and hold employment without being subjected to illegal discrimination and harassment in the workplace. It is the State’s policy to provide an environment free of discrimination and harassment of an individual because of that person’s race, color, national origin, age (40 and over), sex, pregnancy, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status or any other category protected by state and/or federal civil rights laws.
 

Posted May 15, 2024

 

 

Supervisory Equal Opportunity Specialist - D.C. Government Careers

Cosing date to apply is 5/15/2024. Please continue to pay close attention to the closing dates to apply to our open postings. We highly recommend encouraging candidates to apply well before this closing date. 

Active Vacancies

 

 

Future Vacancies

  • Title: Compliance Review and Training Specialist

    • Job ID: TBD

    • Grade: 13

    • Area of Consideration:  Open to the Public

    • Union Status: Non-Union

    • Appointment Type: Career Service

 

  • Title: Equal Opportunity Specialist

    • Job ID: TBD

    • Grade: 12

    • Area of Consideration:  Open to the Public

    • Union Status: Non-Union

    • Appointment Type: Career Service

 

  • Title: Equal Opportunity Specialist

    • Job ID: TBD

    • Grade: 12

    • Area of Consideration:  Open to the Public

    • Union Status: Non-Union

    • Appointment Type: Career Service

 

  • Title: Program Support Specialist

    • Job ID: TBD

    • Grade: 7 or 9

    • Area of Consideration:  Open to the Public

    • Union Status: Non-Union

    • Appointment Type: Career Service

 

 

How to apply:

 

All applications should be submitted online through the D.C. Government Careers Opportunities page: http://careers.dc.gov. Internal District government applicants may also apply via the “recruiting” tab in their PeopleSoft. This supervisory vacancy can be searched by title or the Job I.D. number: 26040

  

The District Government is an equal opportunity employer. Therefore, having an active complaint with the D.C. Office of Human Rights (OHR) does not affect an applicant's ability to apply for employment with the government, including OHR. "


Posted May 3, 2024

 

 

Supervisory Equal Opportunity Specialist, DC Office of Human Rights


Title:  Supervisory Equal Opportunity Specialist
Job ID: 25756
Grade:  14
Area of Consideration:  Open to the Public
Union Status: Non-Union
Appointment Type: MS

How to apply:
All applications should be submitted online through the D.C. Government Careers Opportunities page: http://careers.dc.gov. Internal District government applicants may also apply via the “recruiting” tab in their PeopleSoft. The vacancies can be searched by title or the Job I.D. numbers: 25756.

The District Government is an equal opportunity employer. Therefore, having an active complaint with the D.C. Office of Human Rights (OHR) does not affect an applicant's ability to apply for employment with the government, including OHR. 

 

Posted April 19, 2024
 

 

NYC Commission on Human Rights is undertaking a search for a Deputy Commissioner for Law Enforcement. 

 

This is a critical role at our agency and an exciting opportunity for someone looking to leverage the New York City Human Rights Law to protect New Yorkers from discrimination and harassment. 

The Deputy Commissioner for Law Enforcement oversees the agency’s Law Enforcement Bureau (LEB) and works with senior leadership to formulate and direct the Bureau’s process for fielding inquiries from the public, and conducting intakes and investigations regarding allegations of discrimination, retaliation, and harassment. The Deputy Commissioner for Law Enforcement will also have oversight of LEB's strategy for filing complaints to address patterns and practice of discrimination, as well as the litigation of matters before the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings.

You can find more details about the position and application process on cityjobs.nyc.gov.


Posted April 16, 2024
 

 

Montgomery County, MD Office of Human Rights
 

Job Title: Investigator I/II/III, Grade 20/23/25

Location: Rockville, MD, US

Organization Name:  Office of Human Rights, Compliance

Medical Exam: Medical History

Background Investigation: Yes

Financial Disclosure:  Yes

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

READY TO APPLY? Visit Recruitment Home and follow the instructions.

The Montgomery County Office of Human Rights is seeking to fill one (1) Investigator position that can be filled at the following levels and anticipated salaries:
 

Investigator I   (Grade 20) $61,041 – $78,923

Investigator II  (Grade 23) $69,222 – $89,906

Investigator III (Grade N25/25) $75,368 – $98,158
 

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 conduct intake interviews, receive complaints, investigate the allegations, document the record, 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 agency require resourceful investigations and resolutions.
 

The selected candidate will 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 are responsible for managing their caseload and working a case through various stages, from intake through and including writing the recommended determination. Investigators also are involved in outreach and education programs, public speaking, and working on special projects.
 

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

 

  • Interview individuals alleging violation(s) of civil rights, craft complaints and charging documents.

  • Interview all parties associated with allegations of

  • complaints and conduct fact finding interviews.

  • Conduct site visits, analyze, and evaluate evidence, and issue civil citations.

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

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

  • Prepare cases for administrative review, hearing, or court.

  • Collaborate with other agencies and experts in public

  • hearings and court proceedings related to case work.

  • Review/draft 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.

  • Apply methods and techniques of fact finding, and techniques for interviews, analysis, and resolution of complex problems.

  • Manage division case load, collectively with other members of the enforcement team.

  • Additional duties as assigned.
     

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

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

Bilingual applicants in Spanish, French, Amharic, or Chinese language 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 12, 2024

 

 

South Carolina Human Affairs Commission
Attorney II - 60027456
   

 

Click here to Apply



Salary: $45,530.00 - $84,241.00 Annually

Location: Richland County, SC

Job Type: FTE - Full-Time

Job Number: 160387

Agency: State Human Affairs Commission

Closing Date: 3/21/2024 11:59 PM Eastern

Agency Specific Application Procedures: All applicants must apply online.

Class Code: AE20

Position Number: 60027456

Normal Work Schedule: Monday - Friday (8:30 - 5:00)

Pay Band: Band 6

Hiring Range – Min: $66,500.00

Hiring Range – Max: $72,000.00
 

EEO Statement

Equal Opportunity Employer
 

Veteran Preference Statement

South Carolina is making our Veterans a priority for employment in state agencies and institutions.
 

Attorney II Job Responsibilities:

Under general supervision, the Attorney II reviews and analyzes complaints alleging unlawful discrimination, advises agency personnel regarding potential outcomes, and completes other duties as assigned by General Counsel. The Attorney II litigates agency matters before an administrative panel or state circuit court when suitable under applicable state law. The Attorney II may serve as advice counsel in administrative proceedings. Matters subject to attorney review are brought pursuant to the SC Human Affairs Law and SC Fair Housing Act and are directly related to Title VII employment and Title VIII Fair Housing protections. The Attorney II must be able to work in a fast-paced office environment and should demonstrate a strong, consistent, and dependable work ethic. This position requires independence, discretion, and compliance with the SC Rules of Professional Conduct. The job duties of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

 

  • Represents the Commission before state courts, government entities, and community groups as required.

  • Conducts legal research. Reviews complaints alleging discrimination and makes recommendations as to form and content.

  • Reviews agency investigations for accuracy and makes recommendation to the validity of the complaint.

  • Advises Commission personnel on legal concerns of the agency and its staff with particular emphasis on laws administered by the agency.

  • Advises the Commissioner, the Deputy Commissioner of Compliance Programs, Division Directors, and the Governing Board on policy questions and operating situations having legal implication. Provides in-house legal training as required.

  • Performs other related duties as required.

 

 

Minimum and Additional Requirements

A Juris Doctorate degree or its equivalent from an ABA accredited law school and at least three (3) years' experience as a practicing attorney. Membership in good standing with the South Carolina Bar.

 

Additional Requirements

 

  • Knowledge of the laws of South Carolina.

  • Ability to interpret and apply laws and judicial decisions.

  • Ability to represent the agency in civil litigation and administrative proceedings.

  • Ability to communicate effectively and impart complex information to people with diverse professional backgrounds.

  • Ability to analyze legal issues, multitask and prioritize.

  • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and writing skills.

  • Experience, education, or demonstrated skill in providing public information.

  • This position will require constant public contact.

  • Occasional travel required.
     

Posted Feb. 13, 2024

 

 

Department of Justice, Community Relations Service
Conciliation Specialist, GS 11-13, Indianapolis, IN
 

Open & closing dates; 01/29/2024 to 02/12/2024

Salary: $73,218 - $135,667 per year

Pay scale & grade: GS 11 - 13
 

This is a 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. CRS provides facilitated dialogue, mediation, training, and consultation to assist these communities to come together, develop solutions to the conflict, and enhance their capacity to independently prevent and resolve future conflict.
 

Click here to apply.

Posted February 7, 2024

 

Executive Director, The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Florida 

The full position announcement, qualifications, and application instructions may be found here: https://www.spelmanandjohnson.com/position/executive-director-aclu-of-florida/

Salary is $175,000 – $205,000, commensurate with experience.
 

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Florida seeks an experienced, strategic, and visionary leader to serve as their next Executive Director.
 

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director serves as the chief executive officer of the ACLU of Florida and provides leadership and direction to achieve the organization’s mission, goals, and strategies. The Executive Director has primary responsibility for managing day-to-day operations, leading fundraising efforts, directing the work and development of a professional staff, and serving as the organization’s chief spokesperson. The ACLU of Florida has 42 staff members and an annual operating budget of $8 million. This position is based in Miami, Florida.

The ACLU of Florida seeks a proven leader who is energized by the challenges of the moment and the many others that will emerge. The next Executive Director will have strong leadership and management skills, a track record of exceptional accomplishment, and experience leading change. The position requires emotional intelligence and proven experience building high-performing teams, a deep understanding of and commitment to protecting civil liberties/civil rights, and a record of successful problem-solving, strategic planning, fundraising, and financial leadership.

Please email Jim Norfleet at jmn@spelmanjohnson.com to discuss this opportunity.


Review of applications will begin immediately with the goal of announcing the new Executive Director in April 2024.

Complete applications received by January 29, 2024, will be assured full consideration.

 

The ACLU of Florida is one of 54 state affiliates of the American Civil Liberties Union, an organization that has served as the preeminent defender of civil liberties/civil rights in this country since 1920. Headquartered in Miami, the ACLU of Florida has four offices throughout the state.

January 5, 2024

 

 

Director, Human Rights and Equity Programs

Salary - $117,128.13 - $199,118.19 Annually

Location - FAIRFAX (EJ32), VA

Job Type - FT Salary W BN

Job Number - 24-00068

Department - Human Rights & Equity Programs

Opening Date - 12/30/2023

Closing Date - 1/12/2024 1:56 PM Eastern

Pay Grade - A02

Posting Type - Open to General Public

To apply: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/fairfaxcounty/jobs/4325605/director-human-rights-and-equity-programs?keywords=director&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

 

Job Announcement

The mission of the Office of Human Rights and Equity Programs (OHREP) is to ensure equal opportunity and to promote justice, diversity, and inclusiveness by protecting the civil rights of all in Fairfax County. OHREP receives and investigates complaints alleging violations of the Fairfax County Human Rights Ordinance (Download PDF reader) and manages the County’s Fair Housing Plan. OHREP also administers the County’s Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) program and ensures the County’s compliance with all federal, state, and county mandates granting equal access to all County services, programs, and employment opportunities. The Human Rights Division in OHREP is responsible for supporting the Human Rights Commission (HRC) and is charged with enforcing the Fairfax County Human Rights Ordinance and the Fair Housing Act. The Equity Programs Division administers the County’s Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) program. The division also ensures the County’s compliance with all federal, state, and County mandates granting equal access to all County services, programs, and employment opportunities.  The County seeks an accomplished expert to lead and direct its Office of Human Rights and Equity Programs.

The roles and responsibilities of the Director include, but are not limited to:

  • Directs all strategic and operational program development and implementation components of the Human Rights Ordinance, the Fair Housing Act, the county's compliance with EEO, affirmative action and related equity programs.

  • Establishes office goals and objectives, policies, and procedures ensuring that all support county and the Human Rights Commission initiatives.

  • Administration, coordination, and implementation of programs, policies and procedures to prevent discrimination in employment, public accommodations, housing accommodations, commercial space and land transactions, and to foster tolerance among residents of Fairfax County.

  • Develops standards and procedures to conduct investigations of discrimination complaints in employment, public accommodations, credit, and education on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, national origin, military status, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability and in housing on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, elderliness, familial status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military status, source of funds, or disability.

  • Monitors progress of investigations and makes recommendations to resolve discrimination, harassment, and bullying cases. Evaluates and reviews formal investigation findings and recommendations to ensure consistency, objectivity, and fairness in the application of laws, and County policies and procedures.

  • Serves as a member, and an advisor to the senior management team and provides oversight and coordination in gaining compliance with human/civil rights provisions.

  • Provides oversight of activities and creates a collaborative and team-oriented environment. Supervises professional staff in the performance of duties, including but not limited to hiring, coaching, training, professional development, performance management, and discipline or corrective actions. Serves as the appointing authority for all positions within the department as well as the decision-maker of significant disciplinary actions.

  • Keeps abreast of and advises the HRC, County Executive and the Deputy County Executive of any enacted legislation and the introduction and progress of any bills introduced during the Virginia General Assembly Sessions that may affect county agencies/departments and the enforcement of civil rights laws.

  • Informs the HRC, County Executive and the Deputy County Executive of current and anticipated trends in the areas of EEO, affirmative action, human rights and civil rights laws.

  • Directs county-wide equity and compliance studies to assess educational need or improvement and focuses resources to comply with results indicators.

  • Develops office operating and capital budgetary requirements and submits to county senior management. Maintains fiduciary control of office program budget. Ensures compliance by and with any contracted partners. Evaluates and approves expenses. Mobilizes any available and appropriate local, state, and federal resources to ensure continuation of office programs. For additional information, click here (Download PDF reader).

 

Posted January 3, 2024

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