The mission of the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO) is to eliminate discrimination through civil and human rights law enforcement and to establish equal opportunity and justice for all persons within the state through advocacy and education.
CHRO has a current opportunity for a Human Rights and Opportunities Trainee for our Capital Region Office in Hartford, CT.
This position is full-time, 40 hours per week, Mon - Fri, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.
Applicants must include a resume within the "Resume Tab" of their application.
Questions about these required documents should be directed to the hiring agency's human resources office: Lauren Stabile, firstname.lastname@example.org, (860)263-6690.
This position is non-competitive. Open to the public.
Applicants invited to interview may be requested to supply the following:
1. For State Employees, a copy of their last two (2) Performance Evaluations;
2. For non-State employees, two (2) Letters of Recommendation.
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.
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.
Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.