NATURE OF WORK
This is professional investigative work in the County’s Office of Intergovernmental Affairs and Professional Standards.
Work involves responsibility for investigating a wide variety of complex and sensitive cases, including allegations of discrimination in violation of local and federal laws. Personnel in this classification are assigned to either the Professional Standards or Human Rights Section and exercise considerable independent judgment in the conduct of investigations.
Work is reviewed by administrative personnel of the Office through conferences, investigative reports, and program achievements.
• Receives inquiries and charges/complaints, and conducts investigations in assigned specialty in accordance with best practices in equal employment, fair housing, and/or disability affairs.
• Analyzes complaints and cases for critical issues and adherence to standards of form and content.
• Researches current policies, procedures, laws, and court findings; may serve as a witness in hearings and court proceedings.
• Develops comprehensive analytical reports of investigative findings.
• Conducts settlement discussions with involved parties, including proposing remedies.
• Conducts analyses of data, processes, procedures, and guidelines.
• Assists in the planning, preparation, and delivery of training programs.
• Assists in the coordination and support of advisory boards assigned to the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs and Professional Standards.
• Performs related work as required.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS
• Considerable knowledge of investigative principles and techniques including interviewing, obtaining and analyzing data, and preparing investigative reports.
• Considerable knowledge of standard employment practices in both the public and private sectors, including recruitment, labor agreements, disciplinary actions, and pay and classification.
• Knowledge of fair housing laws, the Americans with Disabilities Act and, labor relations.
• Knowledge of the functions and jurisdictions of related agencies, for purposes of case referral.
• 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.
• Ability to interpret and apply, federal, state, and local law, to discrimination and compliance investigative activities.
• Ability to communicate ideas effectively, both orally and in writing.
• Ability to maintain integrity and impartiality, using sound judgment and initiative.
• Ability to serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County’s Ethics and Conflict of Interest policies.
• 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 Intergovernmental Affairs and Professional Standards; four (4) years of progressively responsible experience in investigations and compliance including two (2) years in support of investigations and compliance in one of the following specialties: Health Insurance Portability and Accountability; Americans with Disabilities Act; Equal Employment Opportunity; Fair Housing; Civil Rights; or any equivalent combination of relevant training and experience.
Bargaining Unit: Unrepresented
FLSA Status: Exempt
Financial Disclosure Required: No
Class Spec. Estab./Revised: E 03/2008 R 02/2012