The Office of the General Counsel (OGC) of the Los Angeles Unified School District is seeking an Equal Employment Opportunity Investigator to counsel District employees in matters of discrimination in employment and investigate employee charges of discriminatory employment practices. The OGC seeks to be nothing less than the best public law office in Los Angeles County as an ethical, high performance legal department with high professional standards and integrity. First class legal service is provided to the teachers, supervisors, and administrators who support the education of 600,000+ students within LAUSD.
The ideal candidate has the analytical and investigative background to become a skilled investigator of claims involving Tile VII violations. This candidate has excellent writing skills and imparts investigative findings clearly and professionally in reports and summaries. S/he communicates effectively with individuals and groups of diverse interests and racial and ethnic backgrounds. S/he must be able to effectively counsel employees when allegations do not meet the standard of discriminatory employment practices. Furthermore, it is important that this candidate is capable of maintaining positive relationships with external agencies that investigate the District on allegations of discriminatory practices. Ideally, this candidate is familiar with equal employment opportunity investigative techniques and procedures; federal and state laws, regulations, and guidelines pertinent to EEO; and merit systems concepts and practices. Experience handling employment and EEO related issues with tact and discretion, especially with highly political cases, is strongly desired.
Education: Graduation from a recognized college or university, preferably with courses in basic statistics, database management, employment law, research methods, or personnel administration. Additional experience in equal employment opportunity activities may be substituted for up to two years of the required education provided that the requirement of a high school diploma or equivalent is met.
Experience: Two years of personnel experience at a professional level that includes responsibility for conducting equal employment opportunity investigations in areas such as sexual harassment, discrimination towards protected categories, retaliation, and reasonable accommodation.
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