Investigator

  • Dallas College
  • Dallas, TX, USA
  • Jul 07, 2021
Part time / Adjunct

Job Description

Working Title
Investigator

Job Title Code
CVA

Salary Level
N05

Salary Range (Full-Time)
$53,000 - $84,800 (dependent on experience and other considerations)

Business Travel
N/A

FLSA
Exempt

Position Type
Staff

Position Summary
Investigates, identifies, and documents violations of policies and laws related to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) and other federal, state, and local, non-discrimination laws.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
• Knowledge of Dallas College policies, Title IX, Title VII, ADA, ADEA and other federal, state, and local non-discrimination laws as they relate to the higher education environment for students and employees.
• Demonstrated ability to learn and fairly apply College policies, internal Human Resources procedures, investigation procedures, and regulatory guidelines, as applicable.
• Ability to organize work effectively, conceptualize, and prioritize objectives based on understanding of organizational policies and procedures.
• Ability to work collaboratively with diverse constituencies externally and internally including students, faculty, staff, and administrators.
• Ability to demonstrate an investigation that is prompt, impartial, and thorough.
• Ability to manage a large docket of investigations.
• Exceptional writing skills, including strong analytical and critical thinking skills, and the ability to analyze, summarize and present findings and recommendations.
• Effective interviewing skills (i.e., ability to develop rapport, to press for admissions, and to understand interviewee).
• Ability to maintain confidentiality of highly sensitive information.
• Demonstrated ability to work independently and meet established timelines

Physical Requirements
Normal physical job functions performed within a standard office environment.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to individuals with physical challenges to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.

Minimum Knowledge and Experience
• Bachelor’s degree; three to five years of related and progressively more responsible work experience in complaint investigation, mediation, and conflict resolution in a college/university setting or equivalent complex organization.
• Official transcripts are required.
• Experience interpreting and applying complex laws and regulations.
• Frequent travel within the College district is required. Must have valid Texas driver’s license for off-site travel.
• Ability to work outside normal 8:00a – 5:00p work hours, Monday – Friday, if necessary
• ***Will be subject to a criminal background check. Some positions may be subject to a fingerprint check. ***
Preferred Qualifications
• Knowledge of civil rights laws.
• Experience conducting investigations into claims of discrimination and harassment.
• Experience in higher education compliance, conducting workplace investigations, and drafting investigation reports.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
• Conduct prompt, equitable and impartial investigations of claims of discrimination and harassment involving students, employees, and third parties, including interviewing parties/witnesses, collecting evidence, and drafting high quality investigation reports within established timelines; or at the request of Human Resources or the Office of the General Counsel. Maintain regular communication and providing status reports to College stakeholders.
• Collaborate with College Title IX Coordinators/Equity Officers, Human Resources, advocates, and advisors to ensure appropriate resources are available to the parties throughout the investigation and adjudication process.
• Manage complex and confidential issues, with minimal supervision, utilizing independent judgement, tact, and resourcefulness.
• Interpret and apply policies and procedures to maintain consistency and compliance.
• Establish and maintain effective work relationships with students, employees, and community members of diverse social and economic backgrounds.
• Identify investigation scope, sources, and investigative actions; use best practices to obtain external and internal information to assist in the investigation.
• Gather and review relevant evidence and records.; analyze information collected from witnesses and evidence and reach timely and unbiased conclusions and findings.
• Develop and implement procedures and practices designed to preserve legal privileges that may be applicable to the investigation, and any reports prepared or conducted as part of the investigation.
• Integrate resources, policies, and information for the determination of investigative outcomes.
• Use interpersonal skills to effectively communicate in person, virtually, and in writing.
• May facilitate prevention and awareness training as needed.
• Maintain professional certification through ongoing training and professional development.
• Completes required Dallas College Professional Development training hours per academic year.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Incumbents may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Position requires regular and predictable attendance.

Dallas College is part of an equal opportunity system that provides education and employment opportunities without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Dallas College complies with the Americans with Disabilities and Veterans Act.

Application Details

Apply Here: https://opportunities.dcccd.edu/cw/en-us/listing/

 

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Application Deadline

Wed, 21 Jul 2021 04:55:00 GMT