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Human Rights Investigator

FLSA: Exempt

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SALARY RANGE:

(N33) $51,001.60 - $76,460.80 a year


APPLICANTS MUST BE CURRENTLY EMPLOYED WITHIN NEIGHBORHOOD EMPOWERMENT DEPARTMENT.

JOB CODE:002200

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Investigates charges of discrimination in the areas of employment, housing and public accommodations; reviews personnel files and interviews involved parties and witnesses;takes statements from witnesses and gathers information in order to investigate violations.

  • Documents clients’ statements and makes comparison with legal case summaries and other resource material to determine if there is probable violation in each instance;prepares case reviews and letters of determination that reflect findings of investigations.

  • Meets with complainants and respondents to reach agreeable settlements and draft conciliation agreements in an attempt to resolve complaints; refers irreconcilable charges to appropriate governmental prosecuting agencies or to personal attorney of charging party.

  • Initiates, plans, implements, and/or participates in community meetings, workshops,seminars, and conferences in the area of discrimination conciliation; designs and writes flyers, posters and brochures; tapes radio broadcasts and engages in public speaking activities on such subjects as equal employment laws, race and ethnic relations, bigotry,

    and prejudice.

  • Reviews legislation, court decisions, guidelines, rules, and regulations pertinent to human relations and civil rights activities; attends meetings, seminars and training sessions;maintains records and files; prepares reports.

  • Performs related work as required.

DESIRABLE KNOWLEDGES, ABILITIES, AND SKILLS:

Working knowledge of: investigative and conciliation procedures; public speaking and mass communication techniques; civil rights and human relations laws, court decisions,guidelines, rules, and regulations.

Ability to: communicate effectively with persons of diverse social and economic backgrounds; investigate and conciliate discrimination charges; evaluate information,draw sound conclusions and make appropriate recommendations; prepare and submit oral and written reports; maintain accurate sets of records; establish and maintain effective

working relationships with employees, officials, and the public.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in education, psychology, sociology or a related field and one (1) year of investigatory or counseling experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

LICENSES/CERTIFICATES:

- Possession of a valid Florida Driver's License.

EXAMINATION:

Evaluation of training and experience.

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: To be considered for this position, applications must be received or postmarked by the closing date of March 18, 2014. Applications received or postmarked after the closing date will not be processed.

HELPFUL HINTS FOR COMPLETING YOUR APPLICATION: Please register as a MyTampaGov member before you begin the application process. This will enable you to view and re-use information from previously submitted applications to complete and submit any future applications. Please make certain your application is complete and the information you provide clearly demonstrates that you possess the minimum job qualifications as stated in the job announcement. Resumes can be submitted in support of an application, but not in lieu of an application. Resumes and copies of certifications or other required documents may be attached to your online application or e-mailed to careers@tampagov.net.

3-11-14 (002200)

Note: Applications must be received or postmarked by the closing date. Applications received or postmarked after 3/18/2014 will not be processed.

This office reserves the right not to consider those applications that have incomplete information, or that are received without necessary transcripts, certificates, licenses, or other required documents.