Discrimination Investigator-Affirmative Action Off 2

State of Minnesota - Saint Paul, MN3.7

Full-time
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This position exists to provide support to the Office of Equity and Diversity in its implementation of agency discrimination, sexual harassment, and reasonable accommodation policies. This position will also provide training to MnDOT’s workforce on discrimination matters.

Duties include:
Serve as a point of contact for internal complaints of discrimination.

Conduct neutral investigations relating to internal allegations of employment discrimination.

Assist with training the MnDOT workforce on discrimination matters including but not limited to sexual harassment, diversity and inclusion, bias, and the Respectful Workplace policy.

Support compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Program.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:
Two (2) years of professional experience in the areas of workplace discrimination investigations.
OR

Bachelor’s degree in Social Theory, Humanities, Psychology, Social Work, Organizational Development, or related field plus one (1) year of professional work experience as described above.
Applicants who meet the above experience/education requirements will be further evaluated based on the following:

Demonstrated understanding of workplace Reasonable Accommodation, Sexual Harassment, and Discrimination policies.

Demonstration of applied knowledge of applicable federal, state and local human/civil rights laws.

Excellent communication skills, sufficient to communicate complex subjects to a variety of audiences.

Demonstrated strong analytical and writing skills.

Possess a high degree of capability in the resolution of system problems, solving issues, and trouble shooting.

Strong computer skills, including but not limited to database creation, power point, spreadsheet production, word processing, website design, infographics, and other software as needed to perform training and other duties.

Demonstrated cultural competency skills sufficient to work effectively across differences (race, gender, age, education, job category, etc.) in order to achieve successful outcomes.

Proven ability to manage confidential information discreetly and in compliance with applicable law.

Valid Class D driver's license required.

Preferred Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Social Theory, Humanities, Psychology, Social Work, Organizational Development, or related field.

Experience working in the public sector in a unionized environment.

Compliance experience with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Experience training adult learners.

Additional Requirements
This position requires successful completion of the following:

REFERENCE/BACKGROUND CHECKS:
**Successful candidate must pass past-employer reference checks and criminal history check**

It is our policy that all candidates submit to a background investigation prior to employment. The background check may consist of the following components:

SEMA4 Records Check

Criminal History Check

Employment Reference Check

Education/License Verification

Application Details

Why Work For Us
GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low-cost medical and dental insurance, employer-paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year. This position is located in Minnesota's great capital city, Saint Paul. The State of Minnesota offers employees a subsidy for public transportation allowing for convenient and easy access to commute to work. Ride the new METRO "Green Line" Light Rail Train to work! The Rice/Capitol Station is located close by.

How to Apply
Click "Apply" at the bottom of the page. If you have questions about applying for jobs, contact the job information line at 651-259-3637.

For additional information about the application process, go to http://www.mn.gov/careers.

Contact
If you have questions about the position, contact Robin Layer at robin.layer@state.mn.us.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employer. We are committed to providing culturally responsive services to all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) encourages participation in all its programs, services and activities and does not discriminate against qualified applicants with disabilities. Anyone who believes they may need a reasonable accommodation in order to fully participate in the job application, interview or selection processes may contact any agency official with whom applicant has contact in the processing of their employment application to request an accommodation. Applicants may also contact the MnDOT Affirmative Action office to request an accommodation by: E-mail: ADArequest.dot@state.mn.us; or by calling Janet Miller at 651/366-4720; or using MN Relay 711.

The MnDOT Reasonable Accommodation policy can be found at: http://www.dot.state.mn.us/policy/hr/hr009.html.