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Executive Director, Anchorage Equal Rights Commission, Anchorage Alaska
Description of Duties:
Implements Municipal ordinances on discrimination and program policies adopted by the Commission. · Administers the powers and duties of the AERC to the extent defined by the Commission. · Eliminates discriminatory practices by education and enforcement. · Manages and directs work activities of subordinate professional and clerical support staff of the agency to ensure work priorities and ordinance requirements are attained in a timely and cost-effective manner. · Reviews staff findings and recommendations and initiates appropriate action for resolution of discrimination complaints. · Serves as Staff Attorney on all matters related to the AERC. · Substantive contact with employers, employees, agency representatives, and members of the affected public. · Presents educational programs and workshops on equal rights and explains the work of the Commission.
Related work as required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of civil rights laws, including local, state and federal laws; knowledge of legal and administrative requirements for processing discrimination complaints; knowledge of regulations and court rulings related to human/civil rights. · Ability to analyze and interpret laws as they relate to specific fact patterns; ability to effectively manage professional and administrative staff; ability to assign and supervise the work of professional and administrative staff involved in the enforcement of human/civil rights statutes; ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in-writing; ability to speak effectively before public groups; ability to use computer applications; ability to function independently.
Minimum qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Law, Political Science or similar discipline and six (6) years of experience in teaching, counseling, public relations, law, social work, or human relations with an emphasis on minority organizations OR Master’s degree in Human Resources, Law, Political Science or similar discipline and four (4) years of experience in teaching, counseling, public relations, law, social work, or human relations with an emphasis on minority organizations.
Preferred qualifications: Juris Doctorate Degree; licensed or eligible to be immediately licensed to practice law in the State of Alaska. Professional legal and managerial experience which includes human and civil rights understanding and/or in labor/employment law issues.
Position is open until filled. If you are interested in applying, please submit a cover letter, resume and analytical writing sample (maximum 10 pages) to:
Marie Husa, Acting Executive Director
Anchorage Equal Rights Commission
632 West 6th Avenue, Suite 110
Anchorage, Alaska 99501
The Municipality of Anchorage is an equal opportunity employer.
Posted May 5, 2022
Fair Housing Specialist (Human Rights Specialist II) | Fairfax County Government, Virginia
Salary - $63,213.07 - $105,355.12 Annually
Location - FAIRFAX (EJ32), VA
Job Type - FT Salary W BN
Department -Human Rights & Equity Programs
Job Number - 22-00884
Closing - 4/8/2022 11:59 PM Eastern
Pay Grade - S25
Posting Type - Open to General Public
Conducts and oversees a variety of fair housing activities, projects and programs, including education and outreach, research, training, and testing. As part of those efforts, provides assistance to and seeks opportunities to partner with other organizations and groups to further fair housing objectives. Works under the general supervision of the agency Director, specific duties include:
Initiates fair housing testing, provides materials and information for the fair housing task force
Researches, designs, and develops education and outreach programs
Constructs and conducts fair housing training needs assessments
Plans and coordinates annual fair housing month activities
Provides valuable fair housing advice to agency staff regarding complaints and investigations
Develops proposals for partnerships with civil rights organizations on HUD funded projects
Works with Fairfax County media (Channel 16) to produce informative productions on fair housing topics
Responds to request for information about fair housing from members of the public, housing providers, county agencies, community groups and professional organizations
Writes and arranges for Request for Proposals (RFP) regarding Analyses of Impediments (AI) and the Regional Analysis of Impediments (RAI), recruits and chairs selection committee and monitors work on the AI/RAI and coordinates public hearings on the AI/RAI for acceptance by the Board of Supervisors
Writes recommended investigative findings incorporating the applicable civil rights legal precedents for the director's signature
Note: This is a grant funded position. The salary offer will be in the minimum to midpoint range (or $63,213.07 to $84,283.89) 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 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.
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 or a related field, plus three years of experience in civil rights or human rights compliance, investigation, or administration.
Posted April 4, 2022
CITY OF AUSTIN | EQUAL EMPLOYMENT/FAIR HOUSING MANAGER - ENFORCEMENT OFFICER
Posting Title: Equal Employment/Fair Housing Manager - Enforcement Manager
Job Requisition Number: COA085381
Position Number: 100917
Job Type: Full-Time
Division Name: Civil Rights Office
Pay Range : $37.30 – $49.43
Hours : Monday – Friday | 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Job Close Date: 03/24/2022
Department: Management Services
Location: 1000 East 11th Street, Austin, Texas 78702
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Education and/or Equivalent Experience:
Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in a field related to the job, plus five (5) years of experience in discrimination complaint investigation, two (2) years of which were in a lead or supervisory capacity. Experience may substitute for education up to (4) years.
Licenses or Certifications:
The new Civil Rights Office is responsible for supporting department programs and initiatives as it relates to all six of the Strategic Outcomes outlined in Strategic Direction 2023, and works to advance the City’s non-discrimination efforts and promote outreach, education, and awareness events for both businesses and community stakeholders.
The Equal Opportunity Fair Housing Enforcement Manager serves as a subject matter expert on civil rights investigations and will manage the Civil Rights Enforcement unit within the Civil Rights Office.
The Enforcement Manager will direct the work of subordinate staff tasked with a variety of assignments involving the review, investigation and resolution of civil rights and labor law complaints to include employment, housing, public accommodation, fair chance hiring and other local and federal law. Additionally, the Enforcement Manager will provide training and outreach services to public and private organizations and work with federal partners, such as the EEOC and HUD, interact with local, state and federal governmental stakeholders, and City officials.
The Enforcement Manager works within general methods and procedures and exercises considerable independent judgement to select proper courses of action. The work requires knowledge of policies, procedures, and regulations of Civil Rights programs, and supervisory techniques, personnel policies, and procedures. In this newly created office, the environment is exciting, fast paced and will require someone who is an experienced manager, flexible, adaptable and demonstrates a willingness to work with changing priorities.
When completing the City of Austin employment application:
The City of Austin employment application is an official document; incomplete applications will not be considered. Please be sure that your application is a reflection of your entire work history.
A detailed, complete employment application is required. It helps us to better evaluate your qualifications and will be used to determine salary if you are selected for this position. Be sure to provide job titles and employment dates for all jobs you wish to be considered. Describe your specific experience for each position. Include all job duties, responsibilities, and employment dates. Any gaps in employment must have an explanation and dates of unemployment.
A résumé is required, but will not substitute for a complete employment application. Please include contact information from previous employers.
A cover letter is also required. In the cover letter candidates should describe, in concise detail, their interest in this position and highlight any prior experience that is relevant to this position.
If you are selected as a top candidate:
Verification of your education will be required. You must provide proof of education from an accredited organization/institution.
And are in the military or a veteran, you will need to provide a copy of your DD-214 prior to confirming a start date.
As part of the employment application you are required to submit a professional writing sample that highlights your analytical skills, cover letter, and resume. Otherwise your application will be considered incomplete.
Posted March 22, 2022
MONTGOMERY COUNTY OFFICE OF HUMAN RIGHTS - MARYLAND
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