[nfbwatlk] Seattle Office for Civil Rights Civil Rights Analyst Position Closes on 10/25/11)

Nightingale, Noel Noel.Nightingale at ed.gov
Mon Oct 24 10:55:46 CDT 2011

From: Chin, Mike [mailto:Mike.Chin at seattle.gov]
Sent: Friday, October 21, 2011 1:23 PM
To: Chin, Mike
Cc: Chin, Mike
Subject: Seattle Office for Civil Rights Civil Rights Analyst Position Announcment (Closes on 10/25/11)

Job Title:

Civil Rights Investigator (Civil Rights Analyst)

Job Number:



$27.47 - $31.92 Hourly


Central Building, 810 3rd Ave., Seattle, Washington

Job Type:

Classified Civil Service, Regular, Full-Time




Seattle Office for Civil Rights

Bargaining Unit:

IFPTE, Local 17 - Professionals

Closing Date/Time:

Tue. 10/25/11 4:00 PM Pacific Time

Mission. At the Seattle Office for Civil Rights, we envision a city where all people enjoy equal rights, equal opportunity and freedom from illegal discrimination. SOCR promotes racial and social justice for everyone in Seattle through education, policy work, and enforcement of civil rights laws and Seattle Paid Sick Leave ordinance. The Seattle Office for Civil Rights is committed to creating and sustaining an organization free of institutional racism.  Successful candidates must demonstrate an understanding of the relationship of race, racism, and multiculturalism to their job function and their commitment to creating organizations free of racism. This position will report to the Enforcement Manager.
Job Responsibilities. Investigate complaints of discrimination in employment, housing, public accommodations and the provision of City services filed with the Seattle Office for Civil Rights (SOCR) under Seattle ordinances, and state and federal statutes. Under production requirements and with only general supervision, receive and investigate complaints of discrimination and complaints filed under the City of Seattle Paid Sick Leave ordinance; plan case strategy; apply legal theories of discrimination; interview parties and witnesses; conduct fact-finding and resolution conferences; prepare witness statements and affidavits; collect and analyze documentary and other evidence; write findings of fact; negotiate predetermination settlements and conciliation agreements; perform training regarding discrimination and paid sick leave laws and policies; maintain case files, and manage a case load. The work product of the Enforcement Division is ultimately subject to judicial scrutiny and must meet procedural and technical standards to withstand challenge.

Qualifications. Knowledge of discrimination laws (Employment, Housing, and Public Accommodations) is required along with proficient use of written and spoken English, strong critical thinking and analytical skills, strong computer word processing ability, demonstrated ability to effectively manage stressful situations, ability to contribute positively to a diverse working environment.

A baccalaureate degree in humanities, public relations, social sciences, political science, law or a related field and two years of professional level experience in a public or private organization dealing with employment, housing or related issues involving discrimination. A combination of education, training and work experience may substitute for the baccalaureate degree requirement.

Additional Information. Skills in Windows XP, Microsoft Office 2000 or later (Word, Access, PowerPoint, Excel). Spoken and written proficiency in a second language preferred. Experience investigating discrimination complaints. A contemporaneous writing exercise in English will be conducted for those candidates selected for an oral interview.

For more information about SOCR, please visit http://www.seattle.gov/civilrights/

To apply for this position, please visit: http://www.seattle.gov/personnel/employment/default_neogov.asp

*Seattle Office for Civil Rights is an equal employment opportunity employer. Reasonable accommodation and language interpretive services is available upon request.

Michael Chin
Acting Enforcement Manager

810 Third Avenue, Suite 750
Seattle, Washington 98104-1627
direct:  206.684.8063 |  fax:  206.684.0332 |  main:  206.684.4500

*Reasonable accommodation and language interpretive services is available upon your request.

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