Prince William County Government, the second largest county in the Commonwealth of Virginia, is seeking an experience EEO Investigator to join the Office of Equality, Affirmative Employment and Diversity (EEO & Diversity Office). If you have a proven track record of delivering high quality work, a passion for working collaboratively with a highly talented team, and work well in a fast paced setting, we would love to meet you. We are proud to be an employer of choice with a strong commitment to its diverse workforce and community it serves.
The organization is committed to providing an inclusive, results-oriented, equal employment opportunity environment free of discrimination, harassment and retaliation. Our culture positively encourages individuality, originality and fresh ideas. This position will excite those who love to interpret regulations and laws, collect data, conduct research analyze evidence, counsel staff and write reports. If this describes you, please consider joining our team.
In-depth knowledge of state and federal civil rights laws and regulations
Experience preparing investigation plans and conducting fact-finding investigations
Experience conducting EEO training
HIRING RANGE: $55,828.50 - $75,309
This information is an excerpt from the full Classification which describes the work to be performed in this position. For the complete Class Specification please click on the following link: EEO.
General Definition of Work, Typical tasks, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Performs difficult professional work conducting investigations of complaints filed with the EEO & Diversity Office alleging discrimination as prohibited by federal, state and local laws on the basis of race, color, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, marital status, age, pregnancy, genetic information, retaliation, sexual harassment, disability or veteran status and other activities authorized by the EEO & Diversity Office.
Work is performed under the general supervision of the EEO and Diversity Director. Incumbent works independently on individual cases exercising initiative and independent judgment within the federal guidelines of the EEO and Diversity Office.
Investigates allegations of employment discrimination to determine the nature and merit of the alleged claims;
Interviewing witnesses and creating a record of their statements;
Drafting and implementing written investigative plans identifying bases and issues involved in the charge, the applicable theories of law, and the scope of the investigation;
Analyzes evidence relevant to alleged discrimination complaints, to determine usefulness, veracity and ability to sustain legal challenges;
Conducts legal research to determine if precedence exists for various issues relating to discrimination;
Reviews documentary evidence pertaining to policies and procedures; interprets policies and procedures, legal precedents, federal and state laws.
Performs statistical analysis to identify areas of discrimination and recommends action;
Maintains concise records and statistics of complaints and evaluates and identifies trends;
Prepares written reports of findings and makes recommendations to EEO and Diversity Director;
Interprets and applies EEOC decisions and regulations, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other court decisions relating to discrimination;
Provides information to employee concerning discrimination and provide assistance to them in understanding the laws enforced and their rights in filing a charge of discrimination;
Other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Thorough knowledge of investigative techniques and procedures; thorough knowledge in methods and techniques of fact-finding, analysis and resolution of complex problems; general knowledge of federal state and local civil rights laws, statutes, ordinances and regulations pertaining to human rights issues; and court precedents and/or administrative decisions related to discrimination such as Title VII, Equal Pay Act, Age Discrimination, etc.; general working knowledge of court cases and decision related to employment law; ability to handle negotiations with tact, resourcefulness, and good judgment; ability to analyze and interpret data; ability to interpret policies, regulations, procedures and legal precedents; ability to analyze evidence; ability to prepare and maintain accurate and concise records and reports; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, complainants, respondents, citizens, business community and the general public; ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Education and Experience
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree in Business or Public Administration, Personnel Administration, Law Enforcement or a related field and 2-3 years of experience investigating Equal Employment Opportunity complaints.
Must pass a criminal background check (effective January 16, 2001).
Prince William County Government