[blindlaw] INVESTIGATION & RESOLUTION SPECIALIST, University of Washington Office of Risk Management, position announcement

Nightingale, Noel Noel.Nightingale at ed.gov
Fri Feb 7 16:16:49 UTC 2014


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Job Location:

Other Locations

Job Location Detail:

Roosevelt Commons

Posting Date:


Closing Info:

Open Until Filled


Salary is commensurate with experience and education


To ensure consideration please apply by 03/03/2014.

The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions.  Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research and community service.  Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.

Join our team!  The University of Washington has an exciting, dynamic opportunity for an experienced employment attorney to join the University Complaint Investigation and Resolution Office, a program within the Office of Risk Management, as an Investigation and Resolution Specialist.

The University Complaint Investigation and Resolution Office ("UCIRO") is responsible for investigating complaints that a University employee has violated the University's non-discrimination policy, including allegations of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, and for investigating and responding to most charges of discrimination filed by individuals with external agencies, such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Washington State Human Rights Commission (WSHRC), and the Office for Civil Rights (OCR).

The Investigation and Resolution Specialist, under the general direction of the UCIRO Director, investigates and facilitates the resolution of alleged violations of the University's non-discrimination policy and corresponding federal and state laws according to program practices, procedures, and regulations.  In conducting UCIRO investigations, the Investigation and Resolution Specialist acts as a neutral, objective fact-finder under the procedures outlined in the University of Washington's Administrative Policy Statements, Section 46.3.

The Investigation and Resolution Specialist is a critical part of the risk management function at the University and its Medical Centers.  The Investigation and Resolution Specialist analyzes pertinent complaint and resolution information in a meaningful, constructive way and utilizes that information as appropriate with those who have a business need to know to avoid, reduce, and mitigate risk.

Duties and Responsibilities:
*  Investigates, evaluates and advises on potential exposure of risk associated with complaints which assert violations of University of Washington policies, including non-discrimination policies and related procedures, and, if accepted, complaints of policy violations for which there are no other established administrative processes available.  Authors and disseminates summary investigation reports that include factual determinations and analysis.
*  Investigates, evaluates and advises on potential exposure of risk associated with externally filed complaints and charges against the University of Washington, including complaints of discrimination (e.g. Title VII, ADEA, ADA, Title IX, etc.), retaliation, and harassment.  Conducts investigations in accordance with state and federal laws, regulations and applicable case law.  Provides agencies with responses and information that complies substantively and procedurally with agency standards.  Monitors agency action until file closing and assists with implementation of compliance agreements.
*  Participates in external agency fact-finding and mediation conferences as necessary.  Prepares witnesses for interviews with administrative agencies conducting on-site investigations.
*  Communicates and coordinates with University departments, Human Resources representatives and Assistant Attorneys General and administrative personnel as appropriate in handling complaints and issues related thereto.
*  Partners with departments, Human Resources representatives and Assistant Attorneys General regarding early dispute intervention and resolution.
*  Leads cross-departmental resolution teams in devising, refining and implementing appropriate and creative approaches to dispute resolution, unit training, discipline and related management efforts.
*  Assists in developing University responses to requests for information from federal and state agencies.
*  Negotiates settlements within delegated authority; obtains authority in excess of delegation, as appropriate and when necessary.
*  Executes settlement agreements.
*  Other duties as assigned.

As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.  For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.<http://www.washington.edu/admin/hr/benefits/forms/ben-summaries/prostaff.pdf>


*  Juris Doctorate degree AND two years of experience in employment law and with investigations.

Additional Requirements:
*  Knowledge of federal and state employment law
*  Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
*  Ability to work effectively both independently and as a member of a team
*  Excellent writing skills
*  Basic word processing skills

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.


*  Experience representing employers to enforcement agencies, such as the EEOC or the Washington State Human Rights Commission
*  Knowledge of dispute resolution techniques
*  Ability to effectively and efficiently use computer systems and databases, including Windows-based software
*  Proven team player with a sense of humor

Condition of Employment:

Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background  check.

Application Process:
The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process.  These assessments may include Workforce Authorization, Criminal Conviction History, Cover Letter and/or others.  Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select "Apply to this position". Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your "My Jobs" page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.

[cid:image003.png at 01CF23DC.3E0EAC40]<http://green.washington.edu/>The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability<http://f2.washington.edu/oess/>, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.<http://www.washington.edu/provost/ap/eoaa/aa_policy> To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or dso at uw.edu<mailto:dso at uw.edu>.

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