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Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Job Specification

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY PROGRAM INVESTIGATOR

 

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Pay Grade
H1J ($67,100.80 - $83,886.40 - $100,692.80)
Job Summary

Performs journey level work in support of Metro's Civil Rights Programs, including Title VI, Title VII, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), and other federal and state civil rights laws.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Contributes to ensuring that the civil rights policies and programs of Metro are carried out

  • Researches and stays updated on federal and state civil rights laws

  • Stays updated on investigative techniques, including interview skills, report writing, report analysis, and credibility factors

  • Uploads and maintains documents in case database system

  • Evaluates training needs, then assembles and presents information to employees on Civil Rights related topics

  • Provides relevant information for the EEO Program

  • Represents department at internal and external meetings

  • Gathers relevant documentation for cases

  • Investigates and makes recommendations regarding discrimination/harassment/retaliation complaints

  • Writes investigative reports and conducts analysis to determine findings

  • Advises and counsels management on complaints

  • Participates in mediation and conciliation to resolve complaints

  • Coordinates actions with and solicits opinions from County Counsel with the advice of management

  • Makes recommendations for corrective action, including employee discipline and training

  • Assists in the preparation of policies and procedures on the non-discrimination, affirmative action, and employment discrimination complaint processes

  • Contributes to ensuring that the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) policies and programs of Metro are carried out

May be required to perform other related job duties
 

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of (defined as a learned body of information that is required for and applied in the performance of job tasks)

  • Theories, principles and practices of civil rights programs

  • Laws, regulations and criteria pertaining to civil rights programs

  • Training preparation and presentation techniques

  • Investigative and interview techniques

  • Applicable busines software applications


Skill in (defined as the proficient manual, verbal, or mental utilization of data, people, or things)

  • Performing work in support of civil rights programs

  • Communicating effectively orally and in writing

  • Interacting professionally with various levels of Metro employees and outside representative

  • Analyzing situations, identifying problems, and recommending solutions

  • Preparing comprehensive reports and correspondence

  • Training and motivating employees

  • Compiling and analyzing complex data


Ability to (defined as a present competence to perform an observable behavior or produce an observable result)

  • Understand, interpret applicable laws, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures

  • Think and work independently

  • Reason and reach logical conclusions

  • Follow oral and written instructions

  • Represent Metro before the public

  • Handle highly confidential information

  • Travel to offsite locations

  • Read, write, speak, and understand English

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

A combination of education and/or experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the position. Additional experience, as outlined below, may be substituted for required education on a year-for-year basis. A typical combination includes:

Education

  • Bachelor's Degree in Public Administration, Criminology, Sociology, or a related field

Experience
 

  • One year of relevant experience conducting investigations for civil rights programs


Certifications/Licenses/Special Requirements

  • A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions

 

Special Conditions

The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Metro provides reasonable accommodation to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Working Conditions

  • Typical office situation

  • Close exposure to computer monitors and video screen


Physical Effort Required

  • Sitting at a desk or table

  • Operate a telephone or other telecommunications device and communicate through the medium

  • Type and use a keyboard and mouse to perform necessary computer-based functions

  • Communicating through speech in the English language required

 

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Job GroupJob Class CodeFLSA StatusDate OriginatedDate Revised
Non-Contract2602Exempt30-JUL-9423-APR-21

Disclaimer
This classification is at-will and the incumbent serves at the pleasure of the hiring authority when classified as an Intermittent, Emergency, or Temporary employee and/or is assigned to the Office of Inspector General (OIG) or Board Clerk's Office.

This job specification is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.

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