DHR & Whistleblower Investigator & Compliance Officer (Administrator I)/Human Resources California State University, San Bernardino
Employment Status: Full-time, exempt, at-will position, included in the Management Personnel Plan (MPP).
Work Schedule: Typically, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., occasional evenings and weekends as needed.
Compensation: Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. A comprehensive benefits package is provided. (The anticipated hiring salary is $90,000 annually.)
First Review Deadline: This position will remain open until filled. Review of applications will begin on November 8, 2019.
About the University: California State University, San Bernardino is a preeminent center of intellectual and cultural activity in Inland Southern California. CSUSB reflects the dynamic diversity of the region and has the most diverse student population of any university in the Inland Empire, and the second highest African American and Hispanic enrollments of all public universities in California. Over eighty percent of our graduates are first generation college students. Opened in 1965, the university serves more than 20,000 students and graduates approximately 5,000 students annually on its main campus set at the foothills of the beautiful San Bernardino Mountains, as well as its Palm Desert Campus. Inclusivity, social justice and equity are explicitly articulated core values of the university.
The Department: The Human Resources Department provides service in the areas of benefits, compensation, employee and labor relations, employment, payroll, performance management, recognition, training and development, leaves of absence diversity. The department also focuses on and serves diversity and inclusion initiatives relating to policies, procedures, and programming as they relate to Human Resources and the campus community as a whole.
Required Application Materials: All applicants must submit: (1) a cover letter, (2) resume (or curricula vitae), (3) three professional references who can provide assessments of your professional experience, accomplishments and prospects for success in this position, and (4) a diversity statement. The diversity statement may include your interpretation of diversity, inclusion and gender equity and must include specific examples of how your educational/professional experiences, background/philosophy has prepared you for the role you are applying for at California State University, San Bernardino.
POSITION OVERVIEW: Reporting to the Associate Vice President of Human Resources and Co-Chief Diversity Officer (AVPHR/CDO), the Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation (DHR) and Whistleblower (WB) Investigator and Compliance Officer serves as the campus (CSUSB and Palm Desert) point of contact for DHR inquiries and complaints filed by employees, students, visitors, contractors, 3rd parties; the DHR/WB Investigator and Compliance Officer investigates and responds to discrimination complaints pursuant to California State University (CSU) Executive Order policies and procedures and follows appropriate legislation, employment law regulations, non-discrimination, harassment, and retaliation policies; responds to requests for information from state and/or federal agencies; advises, evaluates, and interfaces with students, faculty, and staff, as well as departments, colleges, and administrative divisions, on DHR/WB related matters. The DHR/WB Investigator and Compliance Officer, develops, organizes, and facilitates, DHR non- discrimination, harassment, prevention, and retaliation training activities for all constituencies of the University community; and coordinates with administrative stakeholders. The DHR/WB Investigator and Compliance Officer will strategically identify important DHR themes and share recommendations with AVPHR/CDO.
TYPICAL ACTIVITIES: Typical activities include, but are not limited to:
Leads CSUSB DHR/WB compliance by providing guidance and counsel on complex and sensitive DHR/WB matters;
Serves as a proactive leader ensuring systemwide compliance with Executive Orders 1096, 1097, 1111, 1115 and 1116;
Maintain expertise in all subject areas related to state and federal laws and regulations involving DHR, EOs, WB, and other employment-related compliance matters, CSU policies and procedures, best practices, and investigative strategies;
Maintain, monitor, and update appropriate confidential databases, and internal and external shared information websites relating to DHR, WB, and other employment-related compliance areas, ensuring campus compliance with systemwide EOs;
Contribute to CSUSB equal employment opportunity policies and procedures, which includes assisting with the development and implementation of affirmative action plan, as required under EO 1088;
Provide leadership and support to establish and maintain a culture of inclusion, diversity, equity, including equal employment opportunity, and safety throughout CSUSB;
Design and participate in CSU programs and strategic initiatives relating to DHR, EOs and WB compliance;
Serve as CSUSB's designee for DHR, Whistleblower and Whistleblower Retaliation complaints, intake, investigation and response;
Create templates, toolkits, checklists and other materials to facilitate compliance with all DHR, EOs, WB laws, regulations, policies and procedures;
Develop and maintain effective interpersonal working and collegial relationships across the University community, with the CSU Office of the Chancellor's Office, community partners, and other institutions, agencies, and government officials;
Provide timely updates and reports to executive management and others as requested;
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Education, Experience & License/Certificate:
Bachelor's degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Law, Industrial Organization or related field AND three (3) years experience as an investigator of discrimination, harassment and retaliation (DHR) matters, preferably in higher education.
This position may occasionally drive a personal or campus vehicle. A valid and appropriate California Driver's License and an acceptable driving record are required.
A Master's degree or Juris Doctorate preferred.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Very strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships and to communicate with an ethnically and culturally diversity campus community.
Ability to follow all University policies, procedures, and guidelines including, but not limited to, safety, civility, information security, and non-discrimination policies and procedures.
Familiarity with federal and state equal employment, disability, and family medical leave law and regulations, including Title V, Title II, Title VII, Title IX, and Sections 503, 504, and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act; all pertinent sections of the Americans Disabilities Act; and federally mandated affirmative action plans under the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Federal Contract and Compliance Programs.
Strong organizational skills that reflect ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail; ability to write memos and letters, and prepare reports.
Proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion, be adaptable to various competing demands, and demonstrate the highest level of customer/client service and response.
Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
Must demonstrate commitment of the advancement of diversity and inclusion, including experience with working with a diverse group of people in different settings/environments.
Maintaining strict confidentiality regarding sensitive information and topics within Human Resources and executive level meetings; Demonstrated ability to manage confidential information; exercise good judgment and take initiative as needed.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Possess excellent organizational and time management skills.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
The person holding this position is considered a `mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
California State University, San Bernardino is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.
This position may be 'Designated' under California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter. Visit the Human Resources Conflict of Interest webpage link for additional information: http://hrd.csusb.edu/conflictInterest.html
This position adheres to CSU policies against Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence, including Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking. This requires completion of Sexual Violence Prevention Training within 6 months of assuming employment and on a two-year basis thereafter. (Executive Order 1096)
California State University, San Bernardino offers a challenging and innovative academic environment. The university seeks to provide a supportive and welcoming social and physical setting where students, faculty and staff feel they belong and can excel. The university provides students the opportunity to engage in the life of the campus, interact with others of diverse backgrounds and cultures, as well as participate in activities that encourage growth, curiosity and scholarly fulfillment. Through its branch campus in Palm Desert, the university mission extends to the Coachella Valley.