PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities this class is accountable for successfully completing a planned training program in civil rights law enforcement and investigative techniques while performing enforcement and investigative work with gradually increasing responsibility.
Initially works under the close supervision of a Human Rights and Opportunities Regional Manager or other employee of higher grade; works more independently with acquired experience.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Receives training in investigation of discriminatory practices complaints, review of affirmative action plans, compliance review of contractors doing business with the state and systemic enforcement activities; receives training in development, review, implementation and monitoring of specific remedies, programs and projects designed to promote equal opportunity, affirmative action and intergroup relations; receives training in development of cooperative law enforcement and compliance liaison activities with community organizations, business and federal, state and local governmental agencies; receives training in other related areas as required; performs enforcement and investigative work of gradually increasing responsibilities; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Knowledge of causes of discrimination and its social and economic impact on protected classes; basic knowledge of interviewing principles and techniques; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; organizational skills; ability to read, understand and apply statutes, regulations, legal theories and policies to a given set of facts; analytical ability; ability to follow oral and written instructions; ability to prepare reports.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Four (4) years of experience involving the protection of human rights and examination of social problems of protected classes.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
1. Incumbents in this class will be eligible for promotion to the target class of Human Rights and Opportunities Complaint Intake Officer without further competitive examination after successful completion of the one (1) year training program.
2. Incumbents in this class will be eligible for promotion to the target class of Human Rights and Opportunities Representative without further competitive examination after successful completion of the two (2) year training program.
Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
This class is intended for use as an entry level training class where the incumbent will receive close supervision and training in investigation of discriminatory practices, complaints and various programs and projects designed to promote equal opportunity.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(12)-SOCIAL SERV (P-2)
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Human Rights and Opportunities Trainee in the Salary Group SH 17 approved effective July 31, 2009. (Revised to modify Promotion section)