Discriminatory Harassment Investigator

HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION - Manhattan, NY (30+ days ago)4.5

The Commission on Human Rights (the Commission) is the agency charged with enforcing the New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL) ? one of the most expansive civil rights laws in the nation. Through its Law Enforcement Bureau (LEB), the Commission accepts claims filed by the public, and has the power to initiate its own investigations to affirmatively root out discrimination, harassment, retaliation and other violations of the NYCHRL. The Commission?s Community Relations Bureau (CRB) is empowered to take action against prejudice, intolerance, bigotry, discrimination and bias-related violence or harassment through education, trainings, outreach efforts, and other mechanisms aimed at creating partnerships and relationships with stakeholders in the community. Both bureaus collaborate closely to work towards the shared goal of fostering mutual understanding and respect among all New Yorkers and encouraging equality of treatment throughout the City. Human Rights Specialists (HRS) work within CRB to foster positive intergroup relations and educate New York City residents as to their rights and responsibilities under the NYCHRL. CRB staff are public facing, engaging regularly with the public, small businesses, community-based organizations, and local elected officials to provide services related to the NYCHRL, to offer workshops and trainings related to the NYCHRL, and to conduct community outreach. CRB staff are based out of the Commission?s five (5) Community Service Centers, which are in each borough.CRB seek to hire a Discriminatory Harassment Investigator to support the Commission?s work in identifying and combating incidences and patterns of discriminatory harassment; harassment of persons based on the person?s membership in a protected class-and bias attacks throughout New York City. The successful candidate will conduct rapid-response outreach in the aftermath of a bias incident or occurrence of discriminatory harassment. They will foster positive relationships with community members, community based organizations, and law enforcement officials in support of this work. The Investigators will identify and classify occurrences of bias incidents or discriminatory harassment, present restorative justice solutions and/or refer matters to the LEB for intake, and foster community healing.Responsibilities include: ? Conduct rapid response intervention and long-term discriminatory harassment prevention.? Identify patterns of systematic discrimination and collaborate with Commission?s LEB to identify areas for law enforcement action. ? Identify populations and demographics affected by discriminatory harassment and bias incidents; develop outreach and programmatic strategies related thereto.? Serve as a liaison between CRB and LEB by responding to incidences of bias and discriminatory harassment and apprising both bureaus of case status, recommendations and referrals.? Develop strong relationships with law enforcement agencies and officials in support of the Commission?s work to combat bias and discriminatory harassment, by: identifying incidents of bias or harassment that are ripe for civil, but not criminal enforcement; serving as a liaison between complainants and law enforcement, where helpful or necessary; and by developing community-focused strategies to combat bias, discriminatory harassment, and promote positive intergroup relations. ? Engage parties to a complaint in mediation or conciliation processes; offer restorative justice options to complaints and respondents.? Analyze information gathered via investigation; prepare comprehensive reports of findings and interventions.? Create and conduct presentations on the NYCHRL, bias incidents and discriminatory harassment to community groups, non-profit organizations, private sector entities and government agencies.? Organize Days of Action, community forums, and other public-facing events related to combating bias incidents and discriminatory harassment, in collaboration with key stakeholders.? Represent the Commission at public meetings, local neighborhood community projects, celebrations, and community events. Provide workshops and trainings to members of the public and government employees.? Prepare and submit reports, forms, and correspondences in accordance with agency reporting requirements and interdepartmental needs.

Minimum Qual Requirements

1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college plus two years of satisfactory full- time experience in intergroup relations * ; community relations; civil rights law enforcement; block or tenant organizing; investigations related to law enforcement; labor or industrial relations; education; social work; or law; or 2. A four year high school diploma or its educational equivalent and four years of satisfactory, full-time experienced as described under "1" above; or 3. Education and/or experience equivalent to "1" or "2" above. However, all candidates must have a four year high school diploma or its educational equivalent, and must possess at least one year of experience described under "1" above. * "Intergroup relations" is defined as experience in which the employee's major responsibility is to facilitate communication and cooperation, and mediate tensions between different groups.

Preferred Skills

? Strong relationships with organizations and groups serving different communities in the City.? Five (5) years? experience working with some of the following people and communities: Communities historically targeted for racial/ethnic/religious discrimination; immigrants; people with limited English proficiency; people living with HIV/AIDS; lesbian, gay, bisexual, genderqueer, or transgender people; people with disabilities; persons who are perceived to belong to Muslim, Arab, South Asian, or Jewish communities, and people with criminal or arrest histories.? Ability to travel throughout the five boroughs of New York City.? Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.? Fluency in one or more languages other than English, including, but not limited to: Spanish, French, Arabic, Bengali, Hindi, Russian, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Urdu, Haitian, Kreyol, Wolof, Bambara, Twi, Mandinka, Soninke, Susu, Dioula, Hausa, or Ewe.? Strong interpersonal and leadership skills.? Strong written and verbal communication skills.? Experience working with law enforcement agencies, including District Attorneys? offices.? Community organizing experience; experience translating training documents and pamphlets.

To Apply

For City employees: Go to Employee Self-Service (ESS) - www.nyc.gov/ess and search for Job ID #: 322353For all other applicants: Go to www.nyc.gov/careers and search for Job ID #: 322353NOTE: ONLY THOSE CANDIDATES UNDER CONSIDERATION WILL BE CONTACTED, SUBMISSION OF A RESUME IS NOT A GUARANTEE THAT YOU WILL RECEIVE AN INTERVIEW.**NO PHONE CALLS, FAXES OR PERSONAL INQUIRIES PERMITTED. **New York City Residency is Required Within 90 Days of Appointment.New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.



Work Location

100 Gold Street

Residency Requirement

New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.