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Human Resource Services
PPCC.Employment@ppcc.edu
719.502.2600

Civil Rights Investigator

Apply now Tracking Code: 492338
Work Type: Full-time
Categories: Administration, Professional and Technical (APT)
Salary: 4,166.00

This position is responsible for expediting full compliance with the provisions of Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, as amended, The American with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, as amended, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), as amended, Clery Act, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), and other federal and state laws which require equal opportunity in education and employment. This includes implementing College procedures that meet the requirements of the law, training for employees and students of the College, conducting investigations and preparing reports of findings related to complaints of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.

This position provides support and input to both the Executive Director of Human Resource Services and Assistant Director of Human Resource Services on decisions impacting the direction of Human Resource Services and the College in the area of Civil Rights and provides related direction and guidance to appointing authorities and College administration.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Two years of experience in personnel administration, employee relations, labor relations, civil rights enforcement or related field, which provide an understanding of employment/discrimination laws and programs.

Preferred Qualifications

  • J.D. or Master’s degree in Human Resources, Organizational Development, Business Administration, Student Services Administration, Public Administration, Criminal Justice, or a related field.
  • Demonstrated experience investigating or adjudicating claims under federal and state civil rights laws.
  • Demonstrated experience developing or implementing policies and procedures in the area of Human Resources or Student Services.
  • Experience providing Title VII, Title IX or other discrimination training.
  • Experience reviewing applicant background check materials in compliance with Colorado Community College System policy/procedures, EEOC guidelines, federal, and state law.
  • Experience working as a member in a Behavioral Intervention Team.
  • Experience with Maxient student conduct software or similar incident tracking system. 
  • Formal investigator training.
  • Formal training or experience in conducting mediation.

Salary is $4,166.00 gross per month.  For full consideration, all application materials must be received by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, July 29, 2019.  Applications accepted until position is filled.  

Application Process: Please submit electronically a cover letter, resume, transcripts (unofficial), and the names and contact information of three recent job-related references who can address your expertise and background for this position. The cover letter must specifically address each of the qualifications listed under Minimum Qualifications and Preferred Qualifications in the exact same order in which they are listed in this announcement.

This position may be eligible for a variety of employee benefits and additional perks.  Information may be reviewed at https://www.cccs.edu/employee-resources/employee-benefits/ and https://www.ppcc.edu/human-resource-services/benefits/additional-perks.    

Interviews will be conducted in-person. 

Note: Prior submission of application materials will not be considered.

Essential Functions

Provides consultation and information regarding civil rights requirements to individuals with potential complaints immediately upon notification of possible discrimination or harassment, take appropriate steps to intake complaint or concern, conduct initial inquiry and investigate complaint or concern when initial inquiry indicates investigation as the next appropriate step.  Works with appropriate decision makers to take prompt and effective action to end the harassment, remedy the effects, and prevent future occurrences.   Position conducts a fair and equitable investigation of complaints of discrimination and harassment, including identifying appropriate witnesses, and reviewing related documents, in a timely manner. Provides an investigation report to the Executive Director and appropriate senior level College personnel.  Position is responsible for keeping complete records of investigations, including detailed description of allegations, notes on all interviews, outcome of investigations, and any action taken.  

Position is responsible for participating in the maintenance, implementation and evaluation of PPCC’s civil rights procedures.  In addition, position is responsible for developing, maintaining and delivering effective and on-going civil rights training programs for employees and students in various formats to promote an institutional environment that is free of bias, harassment and retaliation.  This training will include basic civil rights concepts, reporting requirements, reporting procedures, and grievance procedures. Responsible for the System-wide Title IX online training, including email notices, reminders and reports.   Designs, implements and monitors compliance activities, i.e., analyze compliance data, establish and monitor compliance timelines, and implement monitoring and reporting procedures.  Prepares required reports on compliance activities, and makes recommendations for action by appropriate decision makers.  Develop and update educational materials for employees and students regarding civil rights concepts and grievance procedures. The materials may include, but are not limited to, web pages, PowerPoints, videos, fact sheets, and brochures. Ensure the annual newspaper publication of the college Non-Discrimination Statement and monitor that the Non-Discrimination Statement is published in College materials as required by law.

Submit and review applicant background check materials in compliance with EEOC guidelines, federal, and state law. Makes recommendations to the Director where criminal records exist based on College procedures and system policies.  Documents reason for final decision and maintains records in a confidential electronic format.   Responsible for the student program background check process.

Attends necessary training to  remain up-to-date on legal developments related to Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, ADA, Section 504, and other federal and state laws, and investigative techniques. Implements changes to College procedures and trainings as required by law. Keeps Human Resource personnel informed of changes to civil rights laws.  Participates in other College and system-wide committees related to the fulfillment of the position duties. Advise Human Resource personnel of regulations in relationship to recruitment, hiring, assignment, promotion, transfer, lay-off, termination, reinstatement, job classification, salary, and benefits for all employees.  

Other duties as assigned, including, but not limited to, assisting colleges within the Colorado Community College System (CCCS) on Title IX investigations, conducting investigations under the Employee Grievance Procedure and development and delivery of training in other areas of Human Resources. 

General Duties, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Demonstrated evidence and understanding of the concepts of diversity and multiculturalism and their application in the workplace.
  • Ability to manage and analyze multiple priorities and activities.
  • Ability to organize and plan for long and short-term projects.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with people of diverse backgrounds and viewpoints.
  • Possess strong communication skills (verbal/written) and have the ability to remain non-judgmental and non-threatening in difficult situations.
  • Possess excellent judgment, discretion and the ability to effectively handle confidential information.
  • Proficient level computer skills, including use of databases, word processing, spreadsheet and presentation applications.
  • Ability to present findings and support the decision-making process in an objective manner by producing comprehensive and critical reports.

This job description reflects Pikes Peak Community College’s best effort to describe the essential duties and qualifications of the job.  It is not an exhaustive statement of all the duties, responsibilities or qualifications of the job.  This document is not intended to exclude an opportunity for modifications consistent with providing reasonable accommodation.   

EEO Statement: Pikes Peak Community College is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act institution.  We value diversity, strive for a more unified campus where all people are valued, treated fairly, and possess a sense of belonging.  Pikes Peak Community College encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.

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