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HUMAN RIGHTS SPECIALIST - FAIRFAX COUNTY GOVERNMENT, FAIRFAX, VA
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: 21-00497
Closing: 4/2/2021 11:59 PM Eastern
Pay Grade: S25
Posting Type: Open to General Public
CIVIL RIGHTS SPECIALIST - ORANGE COUNTY GOVERNMENT-NORTH CAROLINA
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SALARY: $46,362.00 - $53,764.00 Annually
OPENING DATE: 03/15/21
CLOSING DATE: 03/29/21 11:59 PM
The Orange County Human Rights and Relations Department has an opening for a Civil Rights Specialist. An employee in this classification performs administrative work in assisting with enforcement of the County’s Civil Rights Ordinance and State and Federal laws relating to fair housing and access to public accommodations, and providing community education pertaining to civil rights issues. Responsibilities include conducting investigations of allegations of housing/public accommodation discrimination, recommending “cause”/”no cause” determinations, conducting conciliation proceedings, planning, developing, and conducting community outreach and education presentations and training with regard to a broad spectrum of social justice issues, collaborating with non-profit organizations and the business community, and conducting research.
Work is performed under the general supervision of the Human Rights and Relations Director with considerable leeway to exercise independent judgment within the framework of applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures, in the performance of duties. This position does not supervise employees. Does related work as required.
* Background Check is required.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
Examples of Essential Functions
Following are examples of typical work activities and responsibilities. The incumbent may be responsible for performing other related duties and responsibilities as required or assigned. A position may not include all the work examples given, nor does the list include all that may be assigned.
Conducts investigations of allegations of housing/public accommodation discrimination in accordance with investigatory process and procedures as prescribed by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Orange County Civil Rights Ordinance.
Conducts conciliation meetings and proceedings with complainant and respondent, determines complainant requirements; recommends “cause”/”no cause” determinations of base facts and the analysis of law.
Prepares conciliation agreement for signature and monitors parties’ compliance to agreement; intervenes as needed; maintains detailed private case investigation files and maintains case in the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development electronic case management system.
Provides reports on issues such as diversity and inclusion, social justice issues, local government policies/statutes/procedures as they relate to social justice issues, information pertaining to women’s issues, and other project proposals.
Provides staffing to the Human Relations Commission by preparing monthly agendas, minutes, staffing subcommittee meetings and forwarding any recommendations to Clerk’s Office; organizes annual Civil Rights Ordinance review for Human Relation Commission members and onboard training for new Board members.
Plans, develops and conducts workshops, meetings, community outreach events and educational programs that focus on social justice issues such as housing, public accommodation, human relations, and discrimination; attends various community and agency meetings to provide information regarding the resources of the Department and provides training/informational sessions to various organizations/groups regarding the Orange County Civil Rights Ordinance.
Prepares and/or processes various records such as case investigations, training presentations, research, and Ordinance related presentations; assists in preparation of abstracts and proclamations for the Orange County Board of Commissioners consideration and reports and documents pertinent to the Human Rights and Relations Department.
Interacts with and demonstrates respect for persons of diverse backgrounds to promote positive human relations and to address situations of discrimination.
Collaborates with and provides positive work relationships with non-profit organizations and business community on social justice issues.
Adheres to Orange County’s safety rules and regulations.
Uses computer applications or other automated systems such as spreadsheets, word processing, calendar, e-mail and database software in performing work assignments.
Performs other tasks as needed.
FULL PERFORMANCE OF KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Thorough knowledge of applicable local, state, and federal statutes as they apply to social justice issues including human/civil rights, diversity, equity and inclusion.
Thorough knowledge of county and community resources and agencies.
Good knowledge of the social, economic, and environmental factors which influence poverty, unemployment, discrimination and fair housing.
Good knowledge of trauma-informed care and client-centered practices.
Strong commitment to social justice and racial equity principles.
Skill in being customer-focused, adept at problem solving and working collaboratively with others.
Skill in effectively communicating with persons in difficult and emotional situations, and diverse populations, and the ability to maintain objectivity in dealing with others who may be under emotional stress.
Skill in prioritizing multiple projects while functioning efficiently with multiple interruptions.
Ability to demonstrate sound judgment, integrity, resourcefulness, accuracy, thoroughness and the physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, analyze information and draw valid conclusions.
Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of groups and individuals, both orally in writing; ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organizations.
Ability to research and interpret legal guidelines and case law regarding social justice issues.
Ability to conciliate/mediate contentious conversations and/or conflict.
Ability to interpret an extensive variety of legal and technical instructions and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
Ability to develop and implement innovative programming regarding social justice issues; ability to conduct outreach through social media outlets.
Ability to establish and maintain professional working relationships with clients, co-workers, authorities and the general public.
Ability to work collaboratively and with minimal administrative support.
Ability to effectively use computer applications such as spreadsheets, word processing, calendar, e-mail and database software.
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree AND three (3) years of work experience in human services.
Experience working with fair housing issues, discrimination and/or social justice issues is required.
Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of North Carolina for the type of vehicle or equipment operated is required.
Bilingual is preferred with strong preference for Spanish and English.
Preference for persons with training from the National Fair Housing Training Academy or other related investigatory skills training in discrimination rights practice areas.
All offers of employment are conditional upon successful clearance of a background check. Employment cannot commence until the employee has been cleared.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND POSSIBLE HAZARDS
Ability to physically perform the basic life operational functions of climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing and repetitive motions of the hands/wrists.
Ability to perform light work exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally to move objects.
Ability to endure emotional stress related to the nature of interactions with residents and/or family members who may be hostile, resistant or violent.
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Posted March 16, 2021
CIVIL RIGHTS COMPLIANCE OFFICER | CITY OF DES MOINES
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Salary: $75,899.20 - $96,220.80 Annually
Location: Des Moines, IA
Job Number: X950-12-2020
Closing: 1/7/2021 5:00 PM Central
Distinguishing Features of the Class
Under general direction, manages major functions of the Human Rights Department investigations which includes employment discrimination covered by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, housing discrimination covered by Title VIII of Civil Rights Act; and public accommodations discrimination covered by Title II of the Civil Rights Act. Supervises the work of Human Rights Specialists. Assists the Civil and Human Rights Director in overall management of the City’s Human Rights Department. Oversees federal and state civil rights enforcement contracts, serves as case mediator, and investigates a small caseload.
Please Note: Recruitment for and the projected timeline for filling this vacancy is not impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This position is part of an operation that must be performed regardless of circumstances.
Acceptable Experience and Training
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, International Relations, Business, Public Administration or related field; and
Three years of progressively responsible experience in personnel administration, employee relations, labor relations, civil and human rights enforcement or related field; and
Two years of direct experience in Civil and Human Rights casework and enforcement activities; and
At least one year of management or supervisory experience; or
Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the work.
NOTE: Transcripts verifying degree conferred need to be submitted to the City of Des Moines Human Resources Department; electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org, by fax to 515-237-1680, or by mail to 1551 E MLK Jr Pkwy, Des Moines, IA 50317 by the application deadline.
Required Special Qualifications
Candidates for positions in this class must pass a post-employment offer physical examination and drug screen.
Ability to pass a background check.
Requires possession of a valid Iowa driver’s license or equivalent mobility.
Examples of Essential Work (Illustrative Only)
Supervises Human Rights Specialists and their investigations, involved in the enforcement of various Civil and Human Rights laws and City Ordinances;
Monitors conciliated cases and ensures that case respondents and complainants comply with the terms of conciliation agreements and formally closes cases once all parties have complied;
Plans, organizes, directs and evaluates the work of assigned staff in implementing appropriate goals, cases, policies and directives of the Human Rights Department;
Conducts civil and human rights trainings with Human Rights Specialists and the Greater Des Moines community members consistent with requirements of the position;
Investigates a small caseload of usually complex investigations as assigned by the Department Director;
Monitors, reviews, evaluates, and approves case production, management and closures and provides technical guidance to assigned staff to assure compliance;
Makes recommendations pertaining to personnel, space, and resources to meet the goals of the Human Rights Department;
Approves all recommended enforcement and remedial actions and draft all settlement and conciliation agreements in a fashion to eliminate unlawful employment practices and to secure appropriate individual relief;
Certifies that charges of discrimination meet all jurisdictional, timeliness, and deferral requirements;
Prepares recommendations for enforcement actions;
Keeps immediate supervisor and designated others fully and accurately informed concerning work progress, including present and potential work obstacles and suggestions for new or improved means of addressing such problems;
Attends meeting, conferences, workshops and training sessions and reviews publications and audio-visual materials to become and remain current on the principles, practices and new developments in civil and human rights;
Communicates and coordinates regularly with appropriate others to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of interdepartmental operations and activities;
Performs other duties consistent with the classification function and the needs of the City.
Posted Dec. 10, 2020
EQUITY AND INCLUSION DIRECTOR, PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY GOVERNMENT, WOODBRIDGE, BA
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POSITION #: 895059
DEPARTMENT: EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT
SALARY: $114,426.00 - $190,710.00 Annually
OPENING DATE: 12/07/20
CLOSING DATE: 12/21/20 11:59 PM
The Equity and Inclusion Director will be a courageous, innovative, visionary leader with outstanding people and management skills. The ideal candidate will have direct and effective experience in organizational transformation with a specific emphasis in crafting and developing equity initiatives and facilitating collaborative and inclusive working environments.
The Equity and Inclusion Director is an executive-level position reporting to the County Executive. The Director will collaborate with county department directors and employees to facilitate an organizational culture that institutionalizes the use of an equity lens designed to address institutional barriers that interfere with equitable access and service delivery.
ABOUT THIS ROLE:
This position is a newly created role in Prince William County. The Equity and Inclusion Director will stand up the new office that will be charged with leading the county’s DEI efforts across departments and diversifying the county workforce, developing organizational cultural competency and county-wide diversity trainings, and working in the community to engage and problem solve. The Director will be charged with creating an expansive and far-reaching vision and strategic plan for diversity, equity and inclusion in the county. The Director will also be responsible for pushing internal equity initiatives forward by applying standardized metrics to county E&I efforts and reporting progress made and next steps to take.
The position will serve as the technical expert and a trusted resource in addressing equity as it is applied to countywide policies, programs, practices and budget decisions. The Director will work closely with county departments to create departmental equity assessment teams, tools and strategies with the community through a comprehensive engagement effort to determine equity concerns and priorities.
The successful candidate will have a demonstrated “track record” working closely with key community stakeholders, be community engagement oriented, politically astute, yet apolitical, within a highly political environment. This individual will be engaging and charismatic, but also a data-oriented and outcome-driven problem solver with an explicit commitment to advancing equity and social justice solutions.
Bachelor’s Degree and appropriate certifications in a related field from an accredited university.
10+ years of progressive experience with an emphasis in diversity, equity and inclusion; civil rights laws such as EEO, ADA and Title VI policies, and DE&I governance which includes at least 5 years of leading and implementing diversity, equity, and inclusion programs in complex organizations and in community outreach.
Proficient in Microsoft Office with an emphasis in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
At least five years of demonstrated success in the administration of community, government, educational or social justice programs; and at least three of which were in a managerial, supervisory or program administration capacity.
Background Checks, which may include but are not limited to: Criminal History Check, Credit History Check, Education Verification, License Verification Check, and/or Fingerprinting is required.
Please attach a resume and cover letter to your application describing the impact of past DEI efforts
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Prince William County is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Posted December 8, 2020
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FLORIDA COMMISSION ON HUMAN RELATIONS - 72002714
The Florida Commission on Human Relations, in Tallahassee, Florida, is seeking a highly qualified individual to serve as its chief executive officer. The executive director is responsible for administering, managing, maintaining, planning, and directing the agency’s programs by establishing the strategic plan, goals, and objectives; developing policies; reviewing guidelines, procedures, rules, and regulations; establishing priorities, standards, and measurement tools for determining progress in meeting goals; coordinating and evaluating program activities; reviewing and approving budgets; and planning, assigning, and supervising the work of others. The executive director also represents the Commission and the State of Florida when communicating with public and private organizations and the general public. The anticipated salary range is $105,000-$125,000.
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Posted November 6, 2020
DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, COMMUNITY RELATIONS SERVICE| NEW YORK REGIONAL OFFICE
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
STATE OF WASHINGTON JOB OPPORTUNITIES
The WSHRC has received an exemption to the hiring freeze and is recruiting for civil rights investigators in our Olympia and Spokane Offices. See careers.wa.gov for a all job opportunities.
Posted August 13, 2020
TENNESSEE HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION
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 https://www.tn.gov/careers/apply-here.html 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 https://www.tn.gov/careers/apply-here.html 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 https://www.tn.gov/careers/apply-here.html 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
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
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.
Ability to read and write in a language other than English is desirable.
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.
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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.
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