Full Job Description
Job Number: 346290
HUMAN RELATIONS INVESTIGATOR II
This position is open to the general public and to all current city employees covered under the terms of the City's collective bargaining agreement with the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees Union - AFSCME (BARGAINING UNITS 1, 3, 4, & 5).
Attention AFSCME members in Bargaining Units 1, 3, 4, & 5: When submitting your bid application for this position, please select 01-AFSCME from the Bargaining Unit drop-down menu as it is the only option for AFSCME members.
IF YOU ARE A CURRENT CITY EMPLOYEE AND WANT TO EXERCISE YOUR CONTRACTUAL RIGHTS TO BID, YOU MUST APPLY ON THE BID ONLY SITE AT: www.cityofchicago.org/CAREERS
(Once the website opens, scroll down and click on the button titled “Bid Opportunities.”)
IN ADDITION, YOU MUST CHECK THE BOX ON THE CAREERS APPLICATION TITLED "ALREADY EMPLOYED BY THIS COMPANY", CORRECTLY ENTER YOUR EMPLOYEE ID, AND SELECT THE CORRECT BARGAINING UNIT. YOU MUST USE THE EMPLOYEE NUMBER FOUND ON THE UPPER LEFT-HAND CORNER OF YOUR PAY CHECK STUB LABELED “PAYEE/EMPLOYEE NUMBER.”
(NO OTHER FORMAT OR SYSTEM CAN BE USED TO OBTAIN YOUR EMPLOYEE NUMBER).
FAILURE TO CHECK THE “ALREADY EMPLOYED BY THIS COMPANY” BOX, ENTER YOUR EMPLOYEE ID, AND SELECT THE CORRECT BARGAINING UNIT WILL RESULT IN A REJECTED BID APPLICATION.
Commission on Human Relations
Number of Positions: 1
Conducts investigations of moderately complex cases regarding complaints of discrimination in the areas of employment, housing, public accommodation, credit, and bonding.
Receives and assists complainants in drafting discrimination complaints.
Interviews complainants to determine if a complaint is within the jurisdiction of the Commission before accepting the complaint.
Prepares respondent notifications to request information and documentary evidence to proceed with investigation.
Interviews parties and witnesses involved in the complaint to gather facts and reviews documents for evidence of alleged discrimination.
Prepares detailed investigative reports including case summaries and findings and makes recommendations for proper action and resolution.
Mediates disputes between parties to help arrive at agreements and settlement of cases.
Monitors assigned cases to ensure deadlines for recommended actions are met.
Prepares a variety of documents including correspondence to parties and witnesses and settlement agreements.
Maintains case records and related documents.
Responds to inquiries and provides information on the Commission's functions.
Gives presentations on services provided by the Commission, as required.
Perform related duties as required:
LOCATION: Commission on Human Relations, 740 N. Sedgwick Str.
DAYS OFF: Saturday and Sunday
HOURS: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
THIS POSITION IS IN THE CAREER SERVICE
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in the Social Sciences, Liberal Arts, English, or a directly related filed, plus one year of work experience in the investigation of discrimination complaints
Licensure, Certification or Other Qualifications
Disclaimer - "Accredited" means any nationally or regionally accredited college, university, or law school where the applicant is enrolled in or has completed an Associates, Bachelors, Masters, or Juris Doctorate degree program.
NOTE: To be considered for this position you must provide information about your educational background and your work experience. You must include job titles, dates of employment, and specific job duties. (If you are a current City employee, Acting Up cannot be considered.) If you fail to provide this information at the time you submit your application, it will be incomplete, and you will not be considered for this position. There are three ways to provide the information: 1) you may attach a resume; 2) you may paste a resume; or 3) you can complete the online resume fields.
NOTE: You must provide your transcripts or diploma, professional license, or training certificates at time of processing, if applicable. You must also provide your valid U.S. driver's license at time of processing.
Education & Employment Verification – Please be advised that if you are selected to be hired you must provide, upon request, adequate information regarding your educational and employment history as it related to the qualifications of the position for which you are applying. If you received your degree internationally, all international transcripts/diplomas must be accompanied by a Foreign Credential Evaluation. If the City of Chicago cannot verify this information, any offer extended to you will be withdrawn and you will not be hired.
VETERANS PREFERENCE NOTE: The City of Chicago offers Veterans Preference to both current, active military personnel AND military personnel who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States and have received an honorable or general discharge. Eligible candidates must have at least six months of active duty documented. In order to receive the veterans preference, candidates need to indicate whether or not they are a veteran by answering “yes” or “no” to the question on the online application that asks, “Are you currently serving on active duty for at least six months in the Armed Forces of the United States OR have you served in the Armed Forces of the United States on active duty for at least six months and received an honorable or general discharge?” In addition, you must attach documentation to verify your military service. For veterans, you must attach a copy of your DD214 (Member Copy-4) to your online application which includes character of service status OR a letter from the United States Veterans Administration on official stationery stating dates of service and character of service. For active military personnel, you must attach a letter from your Commanding Officer on official stationery verifying your active duty, length of service, and character of service in the Armed Forces of the United States AND a copy of your military ID to your online application. Failure to answer the question and attach the required documentation will result in you not being considered for the Veterans Preference.
This position requires applicants to complete an interview which will include a written exercise and/or a skills assessment test as part of the interview. The interviewed candidate(s) possessing the qualifications best suited to fulfill the responsibilities of the position, based on the oral and written parts of the interview will be selected.
Preference will be given to candidates possessing the following:
Proficiency in a foreign language
Master’s Degree in Social Sciences, Liberal Arts, English, or a directly related field
Previous Human Resources experience.
Previous experience in a legal setting including but not limited to government, law firm or non-profit legal services provider.
NOTE: Candidates referred for an interview will be required to provide a writing sample at the time of interview, based on the following parameters:
All writing samples submitted in consideration for employment must comply with the following criteria:
Each writing sample submitted must be no less than three (3) pages and no more than ten (10) pages.
Each writing sample must be written by the applicant within three years of submission.
Each writing sample must be accompanied by a cover page explaining:
the sample's original purpose or whether it was written for this submission.
when and for whom the sample was written.
the extent of editing by any third party.
if the writing sample is an excerpt from a larger document, identify that larger document and provide context, if necessary.
If an applicant chooses to submit a writing sample containing confidential or privileged information, the applicant must identify the steps taken (redactions, name changes or consent from the client or employer) to preserve the confidential or privileged nature of the document.
Your initial evaluation will be based on information provided on the application form and documents submitted with the application. Applications must be submitted by the individual applicant. No second party applications will be accepted.
All employees of the City of Chicago must be actual residents of the City of Chicago as outlined in 2-152-050 of the City of Chicago Municipal Code. Proof of residency will be required.
If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation due to disability or pregnancy in order to participate in the application process, please contact the City of Chicago, Department of Human Resources, at 312-744-4976 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be prepared to provide information in support of your reasonable accommodation request.
ALL REFERENCES TO POLITICAL SPONSORSHIP OR RECOMMENDATION MUST BE OMITTED FROM ANY AND ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS SUBMITTED FOR CITY EMPLOYMENT.
The City of Chicago is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Military Friendly Employer
Please note, all positions with the City of Chicago close promptly at 11:59pm C.S.T. Applications for this position will be accepted until 11:59p.m. Central Daylight Time (CDT) on 7/5/21 No exceptions will be made.)
City of Chicago Department of Human Resources
Lori E. Lightfoot, Mayor Christopher Owen, Commissioner
Job Posting: Jun 14, 2021, 12:00:00 AM | Closing Date (Period for Applying) - External: Jul 5, 2021, 11:59:00 PM
BU: 03 | Salary: $69,048 Pay Basis:Yearly