Human Rights Investigator II

Alexandria, VA
$63,295.44 - $111,385.04 Annually
Aug 06, 2022
Aug 08, 2022
Full Time
Human Rights Investigator II

The Human Rights Investigator II conduct investigations into allegations of discrimination the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, or familial status, as prohibited by Federal, State and local anti-discrimination laws, in the areas of employment, gender identity, transgender status, housing, public accommodations, education, health and social services, credit, and City contracts. Manages own caseload; interviews complainants, respondents, and witnesses; prepares/issues reports on findings; conducts legal research and analysis; participates in public hearings; conducts community education, training, and outreach; negotiates settlements and facilitates alternative dispute resolution; and performs special projects as assigned. Supervision is received from the director of the office Human Rights and guidance from Human Rights Investigator II’s.
  • Conducts intake interviews;
  • Drafts correspondence;
  • Conducts investigations;
  • Interviews witnesses;
  • Reviews and analyzes evidence;
  • Prepares written reports;
  • Interprets and applies the Alexandria Human Rights Code; EEOC decisions and regulations; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the ADA, and ADEA, as amended, and Court decisions relating to discrimination;
  • Conducts legal research;
  • Mediates and negotiates disputes between complainants and respondents to obtain settlements;
  • Conducts community education, training and outreach;
  • Participates in state and national human rights programs and organizations;
  • Serves as the depa1tment's designee or coordinator for specific initiatives;
  • Conducts independent investigations 01' special assignments; and
  • Provides information to public and private employees and employers regarding work-related conflicts, and rights and responsibilities.

Minimum & Additional Requirements

Two-Year College Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in government, law, conflict analysis or social sciences; three to five years of experience in public services or law enforcement, equal employment opportunity enforcement, or any equivalent combination of experiences and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Preferred Qualifications

Four Year College Degree, MPA, Master’s in Conflict Resolution, or JD Degree from an accredited college or university; knowledge of the techniques and procedure of investigatory work and Federal, and State and Local laws and ordinances applicable to human rights protection; ability to perform investigations and negotiations with tact, empathy, resourcefulness and good judgment; ability to maintain accurate and complete records and reports; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, complainants, respondents and the general public; ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; and successful completion of course work or training in the areas of government, law, public administration, conflict analysis or other related field.

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