Arlington County, Virginia
$66,976.00 - $116,396.80 Annually
Apr 30, 2022
Jun 04, 2022
Full Time
Position Information
Arlington County seeks a result-oriented, self-starter to join the County Manager's Human Rights Office (OHR) as an OHR/EEO Investigator. This position will conduct investigations into sensitive Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) complaints of discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity/expression religion, national origin, marital status, disability familial status and age in the areas of public and/or private sector employment, housing, education, public accommodation and credit.

Specific duties include:
  • Conducting investigations into OHR/EEO complaints of discrimination, harassment, and other workplace complaints in an efficient, neutral, prompt, thorough, and professional manner;
  • Developing investigative plans, interviewing complainants and witnesses;
  • Negotiating to resolve complaints;
  • Analyzing evidence and determining relevancy, materiality and veracity;
  • Preparing clear, thorough, well-reasoned reports; Interpreting OHR/EEO policies, regulations, laws;
  • Researching best practices and staying abreast of EEOC guidelines;
  • Developing and conducting trainings on EEO topics including preparation and delivery of virtual presentations;
  • Providing support for special programs and commission meetings; and
  • Using tact, effective communication and political acumen to support and communicate with Commissioners, patrons, management and personnel.
The ideal candidate for this position is independent, a self-starter and has the following:
  • Ability to comprehend and assess complex EEO and human rights issues;
  • Ability to produce clear, concise, analytical written investigative reports;
  • Ability to interpret and apply relevant EEO policies, regulations;
  • Ability to conduct thorough interviews and interact professionally with staff of all levels; and
  • Ability to multi-task within timelines.

Selection Criteria
Minimum: Bachelor's degree in Business or Public Administration, Personnel Administration, Sociology, Psychology, Law Enforcement or related field plus considerable experience leading/investigating OHR/EEO complaints and writing decisions.

Substitution: Additional qualifying experience may substitute for the education requirement on a year for year basis.

Desirables: Preference will be given to applicants with one or more of the following:

  • Strong knowledge/comprehension of complex EEO policies, regulations and/or laws;
  • Spanish language skills; and/or
  • Advanced knowledge & experience with MSOffice, MSWord/Excel, PowerPoint, Windows software and Google applications.

Special Requirements
  1. A letter of application is required. Please use the space in the Supplemental Questionnaire or attach a cover letter to your application that addresses how your education, training and experience meet the Selection Criteria as stated in the job announcement Minimum Qualifications as well as the statements in the Desirable section of the job announcement; and
  2. A redacted writing sample regarding an EEO decision.

Covid-19 Vaccination : Arlington County Government is committed to the health, safety, and wellness for all staff. In support of that commitment, all current and newly hired employees are required to provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination. For those qualified employees with a disability or sincerely held religious belief which prohibits them from receiving a vaccine, you will be able to contact the Office of Human Rights to request a reasonable accommodation. Adherence to this policy is a condition of employment.

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