We are looking for people who are interested in working to remedy the societal problem of discrimination in the workplace. As an EEOC Equal Opportunity Investigator, you will investigate cases for the lead civil rights agency responsible for enforcing federal laws that prohibit employment discrimination based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability and genetic information.Learn more about this agency
As an Equal Opportunity Investigator, you will play a pivotal role in carrying out the mission of the EEOC. The work involves planning and conducting investigations of charges/complaints of employment discrimination under Federal laws that EEOC enforces. As an Equal Opportunity Investigator (trainee), you will join highly motivated and diverse team members dedicated to the Commission's mission of eradicating employment discrimination. You will work with more experienced investigators and receive classroom and on-the-job training. Typical work assignments include:
- Interviewing members of the public who contact EEOC because they believe they have been discriminated against in the workplace. Providing assistance to them in understanding the laws enforced and their rights in filing a charge of discrimination. Helping them to file a charge of employment discrimination under federal statutes enforced by the Commission and maintaining contact with them during the course of processing their charge.
- Drafting written investigative plans identifying bases and issues involved in the charge, the applicable theories of law, and the scope of the investigation.
- Obtaining documentary and testimonial evidence such as applications and payroll documents that are relevant to issues under investigation.
- Conducting on-site investigations of employers' facilities, including reviewing their records and interviewing individuals
- Interviewing witnesses and creating a record of their statements.
- Investigating simple cases to determine if employment discrimination has occurred. These would involve cases with limited issues and which fall under well-established legal precedents.
- Drafting written reports of investigative findings citing specific testimonial and/or documentary evidence, applicable case law, policies and precedents relied upon in support of finding.
- Participating in settlement negotiations.
- Responding to routine correspondence and inquiries; and
- Effectively managing a case load.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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