Senior Investigator

Department: Equal Opportunity & Diversity
Req No.: 2014-0014
Location: UCI Campus - Irvine

Job Summary

The Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity (OEOD) is responsible for coordinating the University's compliance with all equal opportunity laws and policies. The Senior Investigator facilitates complaint resolution for both formal and informal complaints of discrimination and sexual harassment including sexual violence. The Senior Investigator conducts extensive research on state and federal laws regarding discrimination and equal opportunity laws and regulations and develops and implements training programs and workshops designed to educate the University community about discrimination and harassment prevention.

 

Salary: Annual $61,800 to $75,000

Work Schedule: 8-5, M-F

Career Position.

Final candidate subject to background check.

As a federal contractor, UC Irvine is required to use E-Verify to confirm the work status of individuals assigned to perform substantial work under certain federal contracts/subcontracts.

Please attach your resume.

 

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View Job Description for the position requirements.


Job Description
Job Essential Function 1
Percent of Time: 55%
 
Complaint Resolution
 
Facilitates complaint resolution for both formal and informal complaints of discrimination and sexual harassment including sexual violence. Ensures appropriate interaction with and notification of all relevant internal parties at UCI and/or external representatives.  Works cooperatively with federal and state agencies in responding to sexual harassment and discrimination complaints filed against the University, including the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission, the Office for Civil Rights, and the Office of Federal Contracts and Grants.  Negotiates settlements when applicable.  Acts as a resource and provides advice and assistance on highly sensitive or difficult investigatory reviews as well as complex matters of law and policy.
 
Formal complaint process.  Plans and conducts neutral, fact-finding investigations of complaints alleging harassment and/or discrimination on a protected basis.  Performs intake interviews. Designs and develops an investigation plan in accordance with University policies and procedures.  Interviews the complainant, the respondent, and all witnesses.  Reviews and analyzes relevant files, documents, and information.  Makes probable cause determinations and prepares written report of findings.  Determines avenues for resolution, assesses potential liability, and may advise managers and supervisors on appropriate corrective action.
 
Informal complaint process.  Assists complainants, respondents and managers in resolving issues and concerns related to harassment and/or discrimination.  May act as an informal mediator or refer parties to formal mediation, counseling, or other resources.
 
Job Essential Function 2
Percent of Time: 25%
 
Training and Education
 
Develops and implements training programs and materials designed to educate the University community about discrimination and harassment prevention.  Participates in department and campus-wide projects in support of the OEOD mission.
 
Job Essential Function 3
Percent of Time: 15%
 
Legal Research and Analysis
 
Conducts extensive research on state and federal laws regarding discrimination and equal opportunity laws and regulations.  Determines their applicability to current complaints.  Keeps abreast of relevant new legislation and legal practices.  Reviews both UCI and UC-wide policies and recommends appropriate updates and revisions.  Assesses the effectiveness of the existing programs designed and implemented to support the University's compliance with federal and state discrimination laws and with University policy.
 
Job Essential Function 4
Percent of Time: 5%
 
Other office projects as assigned.
 
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
 
Required:
Ability to work with sensitive data and preserve confidentiality, meet deadlines and maintain objectivity.
Strong interpersonal, presentation, analytical, research skills.
Exceptional writing skills.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent.
Interview and/or investigation skills.
Ability to work effectively with people of all levels of a multicultural organization.
Computer use, including word processing, power point, presentation software and on-line research.
 
Desired:
Thorough knowledge of discrimination law.
Experience with federal and state agencies.
 
Below are general guidelines on the position's physical, mental, and environmental working conditions.
In accordance with applicable state and federal law, UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact Human Resources at (949) 824-5210.
 
Bend: Not Applicable
Squat: Not Applicable
Crawl: Not Applicable
Climb: Not Applicable
Kneel: Not Applicable
Handle Objects: Not Applicable
Push/Pull: Not Applicable
Reach Above Shoulder Level: Not Applicable
Sit: Not Applicable
Stand: Not Applicable
Walk: Not Applicable
Use Fine Finger Movements: Frequently
Carry/Lift Loads up to 25 Pounds: Not Applicable
Carry/Lift loads between 25-50 lbs: Not Applicable
Carry/Lift Loads over 50 Pounds: Not Applicable
Read/Comprehend: Constantly
Write: Constantly
Perform Calculations: Occasionally
Communicate Orally: Constantly
Reason and Analyze: Constantly
Chemical/Biological Agent: Not Applicable
Construction Activities: Not Applicable
Contact with Water/Liquids: Not Applicable
Drive Motorized Equipment: Not Applicable
Confined Spaces: Not Applicable
Elevated Work Location: Not Applicable
Radioactive Materials: Not Applicable
Temperature Variations: Not Applicable
Gas System: Not Applicable





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