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CIVIL RIGHTS COMPLIANCE OFFICER I

  • 500862
  • TUCSON
  • ATTORNEY GENERAL (DEPT OF LAW)
  • Full-time

ATTORNEY GENERAL (DEPT OF LAW)

 

CIVIL RIGHTS COMPLAINCE OFFICER I

ATTORNEY GENERAL (DEPT OF LAW)

Job Location:

Address:  400 W CONGRESS ST STE 315

Posting Details:

Salary: $29,008.00 - 39,000.00 

Grade: 17

Closing Date:Open Until Filled

Job Summary:

The Arizona Attorney General’s Office Civil Litigation Division/Division of Civil Rights Section is seeking a Civil Rights Compliance Officer I to review and analyze claims of discrimination from the public, to determine if discrimination in employment, housing, public accommodations, or voting may have occurred, in violation of the Arizona Civil Rights Act, Arizona Fair Housing Act or Arizonans with Disabilities Act (the “Acts”), and determine jurisdictional matters pertaining to the alleged violations.

Job Duties:

This position will:
• Draft administrative complaints and perform thorough investigations of the allegations stated in the complaints.
• Maintain all investigative files assigned, including review, analysis, sorting and filing of evidence received from parties, attorneys, governmental agencies and other sources.
• Draft administrative discovery, including interrogatories and subpoenas for documents and testimony.
• Conduct administrative interviews for fact finding purposes.
• Properly handle evidence and testimony and prepare division records and forms.
• Participate in litigation preparation, depositions and other pre-trial procedures arising out of cases investigated as needed.
• Participate in outreach and training for the public regarding the Acts’ coverage and compliance with civil rights laws.
• Complete studies and other special projects as assigned by the Compliance Manager.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

• Knowledge of State and Federal civil rights laws and regulations in the areas of housing, employment, public accommodations, and voting discrimination.
• Knowledge of jurisdictional requirements and the legal elements of proof needed to establish a prima facie case under the Acts.
• Knowledge of laws and rules regarding evidence and legal and professional ethics.
• Knowledge of the Division’s contract requirements with federal agencies, the EEOC and HUD, regarding deadlines, file maintenance, and report preparation.
• Knowledge of communication strategies, interviewing strategies and techniques, evidence gathering and analysis, logical and analytical models, and file and case management.
• Knowledge of theories of business and human resources management.
• Knowledge of conflict resolution theories, methods and techniques; time management principles; and operation of necessary resource materials, software, and equipment.
• Knowledge of community organizations and resources.
• Skilled in verbal and written communication, interpersonal relations, interviewing and investigative techniques, including ability to review and analyze information and evidence.
• Skilled in accurately documenting and summarizing verbal and written communications.
• Skilled in drafting legal documents and correspondence.
• Skilled in preparing a strategic plan of action specific to the investigation of each case.
• Skilled in conducting research regarding applicable laws, regulations and policies, as well as company and property ownership.
• Skilled in computer operation, including use of word processing, databases, and network software.
• Skilled in operating office equipment.
• Ability to focus on issues, determine what information is relevant, evaluate the credibility of witnesses, make decisions, and solve problems.
• Ability to analyze documents and data for relevant information and analyze the facts derived and their context to draw conclusions.
• Ability to communicate verbally with parties and legal staff, including conducting interviews and providing understandable and logical instructions.
• Highly-developed writing ability to draft correspondence, administrative discovery, investigative reports and analyses for review by management and legal staff.
• Strong ability to apply the law to specific investigations of discrimination.
• Ability to simultaneously handle multiple priorities and tasks, in spite of constant interruptions.

Selective Preference(s):

The ability to speak Spanish fluently is preferred.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

• Travel is required for this position. A valid Arizona Driver’s License is required, along with consent to have your driving record run periodically.
• All applicants under serious consideration for hire with the Attorney General's Office are required to be fingerprinted by the Office and complete a criminal background check through State and Federal agencies. A job offer cannot be tendered until the candidate has successfully passed the initial background check. Your record does not automatically constitute a bar to employment. Factors such as, but not limited to, age at time of offense and age of offense, as well as the relationship between the offense and the job for which you apply will be taken into account.

Benefits:

The Attorney General's Office offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:
Sick leave
Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year
Health and dental insurance
Retirement plan
Life insurance and long-term disability insurance
Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page

Retirement:

• Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS).
• Please note, enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment.

Contact Us:

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Human Resources at (602) 542-8056 or email us at humanresources@azag.gov.

During all phases of the selection process, people with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting the AG’s Human Resources Office at (602) 542-8056 or via e-mail at HumanResources@azag.gov. The Arizona Office of the Attorney General does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, sexual orientation or age in its programs, activities or in its hiring and employment practices. The following division has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Operations Division, 2005 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004, Phone: (602) 542-8056, Fax: (602) 542-8000.

ARIZONA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (AMS)

All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.