|SENIOR EQUAL OPPORTUNITY INVESTIGATOR |
NATURE OF WORK
This is highly responsible advanced investigative and supervisory work in the County’s Office of Equal Opportunity.
Work involves responsibility for the direct supervision of the daily operations of the functional areas of charge intake services, investigative services for alleged violations of local and federal law, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance reviews including acting as lead investigator on complex cases. Supervision is exercised over a staff of Equal Opportunity Investigators. Personnel in this classification are assigned to the Civil Rights Division and exercise considerable independent judgment in the supervision and conduct of investigations. Work is reviewed by the Division Director through conferences, investigative reports, and program achievements.
This class is distinguished from the Equal Opportunity Investigator by the supervisory or lead worker responsibility and for utilizing considerable independent judgment and initiative in performing assigned work, and the greater experience required.
- Supervises the charge intake process and investigations in assigned specialty, in accordance with best practices in equal employment, fair housing, anddisability affairs,.
- Reviews, analyzes, and approves cases submitted by Equal Opportunity Investigators, as to form and content, for approval by the Equal Opportunity Manager.
- Provides advanced technical assistance to investigative staff in both intake and investigative activities.
- Maintains up-to-date knowledge of current policies, procedures, laws, and court findings.
- Reviews and is accountable for analytical reports of investigative findings prepared by subordinate investigators.
- Conducts settlement discussions with involved parties, including proposing remedies (Civil Rights).
- Supervises analysis of data, processes, procedures, and guidelines.
- Supervises and coordinates training program activities.
- Assists in the coordination and support of advisory boards assigned to the Office of Equal Opportunity.
- Performs related work as required.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS
- A proven ability to supervise investigative staff in the conduct of high quality investigations in Equal Opportunity specialty areas, and to be accountable for performance outcomes and objectives for such activity.
- Comprehensive applied knowledge of investigative principles and techniques including interviewing, obtaining and analyzing data, preparing investigative reports, and serving as a witness in hearings and court proceedings, beyond that required of the Equal Opportunity Investigator.
- The ability to approach complex interpersonal situations with the compassion and understanding necessary given the frequently intense emotional nature of the inquiries and investigations the Office receives.
- Extensive knowledge of, and the ability to interpret and apply, federal, state, and local law, to discrimination and compliance investigative activities.
- Knowledge of the functions and jurisdictions of related agencies, for purposes of case referral.
- Knowledge of standard employment practices in both the public and private sectors, including recruitment, labor agreements, disciplinary actions, and pay and classification.
- Knowledge of EEOC, HUD, labor relations, ADA regulations and law.
- Ability to communicate ideas effectively, both orally and in writing.
- Ability to maintain integrity and impartiality, using sound judgment and initiative.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, political affiliation, familial status, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity and expression.
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
Graduation from an accredited four year college or university with major course work in social or behavioral sciences; public or business administration; or other field related to the investigative functions of the Office of Equal Opportunity, and a minimum of six (6) years of progressively responsible experience in investigations and compliance, including two (2) years actively supervising investigations and compliance in one of the following specialties: Americans with Disabilities Act; Equal Employment Opportunity; Fair Housing; or any equivalent combination of relevant training and experience.
Bargaining Unit: Unrepresented
FLSA Status: Exempt
Code of Ethics Certification: No
Class Spec. Estab./Revised: E3/08 R8/08