Fairfax County Job Openings - Detailed Description for Job #12-1450


Fairfax County Application Center, 12000 Government Center Pkwy., #270, Fairfax, VA 22035

HUMAN RIGHTS SPECIALIST II


Office of Human Rights and Equity Programs

Job # 12-1450

$53,221 to $70,962  (Grade S24)
 
Description:

Gathers all available evidence necessary to render a recommended determination on the findings of an investigation into alleged violations of the Fairfax County Human Rights Ordinance. Prepares investigative plans and requests for information, and schedules fact-finding conferences. Presides at fact-finding conferences, gathering all relevant evidence through interviews with the complainant, high-ranking company executives, managers, supervisors and witnesses. Analyzes statistical data and supporting documents. Conducts post-fact-finding negotiations to reach equitable resolutions. Interprets and applies civil rights legal precedents. Writes recommended investigative, incorporating the applicable civil rights legal precedents, for the executive director's signature. Conducts telephone and face-to-face interviews as needed. Evaluates the nature of alleged claims. Refers individuals to the appropriate county, state, federal or probate organizations for assistance.

 

Minimum
Qualifications:

Any combination of education, experience and training equivalent graduation from an accredited law school; or graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in the humanities, plus three years of experience in human rights or a closely related field.

 

Preferred
Qualifications:

Two years of human rights investigative experience. Recent experience in human rights and civil rights investigations. Thorough knowledge of civil rights laws. Excellent writing and proofreading skills. Computer literacy and experience using Microsoft Office software. Bilingual (English and Spanish).

 

Selection
Procedure:

Panel interview.

 

To Apply:

Submit your resume on-line through the AIMS system.

If this is the first time you have used AIMS, you will need to create an account.

Fairfax County is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veterans' status or disabled veterans' status. Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance; TTY 703-222-7314. Minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. EEO/AA/TTY.

 

Closing Date:

10/5/2012

 

Date Posted:

9/29/2012

 

Benefits:

Most positions advertised here are merit system positions funded for full benefits such as health insurance, retirement, life insurance and paid leave. Follow the link for details on Fairfax County's comprehensive benefits program for merit system employees. If a position is not funded for benefits that information will generally be included in the job announcement.

 

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