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Human Rights Investigations Supervisor

Recruitment #190724-210600-001


Full-time Benefits: Health, vision, dental, and life insurance; annual and sick leave; paid holidays; pension and tax-deferred compensation (457) plans; and more.

Nature Of Work

An employee in this class is responsible for administering and supervising community relations’ activities. Work is of considerable difficulty and includes operations planning, budget development, program evaluation, and supervision of subordinate personnel. Under direction, employee is required to exercise considerable initiative and independent judgment in performing assignments, which involve public contact, as well as supervising and coordinating race and human relations’ activities of the office. Work is reviewed through conferences and reports submitted.

Examples of Duties

Formulates and implements programs to improve race and human relations; supervises and participates in the activities of identifying, investigating, and mediating charges of discrimination in the areas of housing, employment, education, and public accommodations; supervises delivery of human relations services and training in the form of community meetings, workshops, seminars, conferences, and mass media activities.

Consults with various officials and representatives on matters of race and community relations; serves as an intermediary and/or in an advisory capacity in cases of discrimination, disagreement, or grievances; represents the office on boards and organizations impacting race relations; prepares literature, delivers oral presentations and presents media services in the area of community relations.

Supervises completion of intake questionnaire during charging party’s interview process before filing a complaint of discrimination.

Plans, assigns, schedules, supervises, and reviews work of subordinate employees; recommends employment, promotion, transfer, discipline, demotion, and dismissal of subordinate employees as necessary; serves as initial respondent to employee grievances; completes employee performance evaluations; responds to employee leave requests; provides orientation and training for subordinate employees as necessary.

Performs office administrative tasks; maintains records, submits reports, and participates in budget formulation and revision.

Acts as team leader on a project basis in order to facilitate project completion.

Reviews legislation, court decisions, guidelines, rules, and regulations pertinent to human relations and civil rights activities; formulates, supervises, and conducts training programs for employees; develops and implements evaluation systems to measure efficiency and effectiveness of programs, projects, and employees.

Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Extensive knowledge of: supervisory, training, and administrative techniques; investigative, intermediary, and conciliation techniques; fair housing, EEO, civil rights, and human relations laws, rules, guidelines, court decisions, and regulations.

Ability to: plan, assign, schedule, supervise, and review determinations, conciliation agreements and provide; communicate effectively with persons of diverse social and economic backgrounds, investigate, mediate, and conciliate charges of discrimination; prepare and submit written and oral reports; work effectively in an advisory capacity; perform office and personnel administrative tasks; establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, officials, and the general public.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in education, psychology, sociology, political science, management or a related field and five (5) years of investigative experience on complaints of discrimination in the areas of employment, housing, or public accommodations including three (3) years of supervisory experience.

Preferred Qualifications: A Juris Doctorate (JD) degree in good standing and at least three (3) years of post JD legal experience practicing in the areas of civil rights, housing, employment law.


Licenses or Certifications

Possession of a valid drivers license may be required.


Evaluation of education and experience. Drug testing is included in all pre-employment processing.


During periods when the Mayor issues an emergency declaration for the City of Tampa, all employees may be required to work in preparation, response or recovery activities related to the stated emergency.


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