Job Description The NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) enriches the environment and protects public health for all New Yorkers by providing 1.1 billion gallons of high quality drinking water, managing wastewater and stormwater, and reducing air, noise, and hazardous materials pollution. DEP is the largest combined municipal water and wastewater utility in the country, with nearly 6,000 employees. DEP's water supply system is comprised of 19 reservoirs and 3 controlled lakes throughout the system s 2,000 square mile watershed that extends 125 miles north and west of the City.
The Agency s Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Office is responsible for ensuring compliance with the City s EEO Policy and works in partnership with Organizational Development, Human Resources, Labor Relations and Bureau Management to meet the City s mandates of compliance with anti-discrimination and harassment protections.
The Office seeks to hire an EEO Investigator Specialist who will report directly to the Assistant Commissioner of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and will play a critical role in supporting DEP s commitment to fostering a diverse workforce that values inclusion.
The selected candidates primary function will be to analyze, evaluate and conduct fact finding investigations concerning complaints of discrimination filed by employees; perform EEO legal work and research of fact and questions of law. In addition, the EEO Investigator Specialist will be tasked with interviewing charging parties, witnesses and respondents to obtain facts relevant to charges of discriminatory employment practices. These cases can be based on such factors as age, race, color, religion, disability, retaliation, sex and national origin.
The selected candidate will make written requests for clarification from the employee and/or seek documented evidence supporting their claims. The EEO Investigator Specialist would also collect documentation about agency policies and procedures and statistical evidence relevant to the complaint of discrimination.
The EEO Investigator Specialist will also be engaged in activities including, but not limited to, writing an investigative plan and reports; outlining case questions to be asked and determining which documents to request; contacting bureau administrator and/or EEO liaisons for additional information; gathering all relevant supporting documents; recommending penalties and resolutions; and providing advice on EEO legal matters.
The selected candidate will also be responsible for planning, scheduling and presenting mandated training and educational presentations to employees on various EEO topics including diversity management, sexual harassment prevention, and other human rights topics. These trainings and presentations will include information on EEO laws and regulations which prohibit discrimination in the workplace, managers and supervisors obligations and responsibilities and employee rights and responsibilities.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that may be required for the selected candidate to successfully perform the essential functions of the EEO Investigator Specialist position.
While performing the duties of this position, the EEO Investigator Specialist is regularly required to sit; use hands to handle or feel and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is regularly required to attend meetings, trainings or other similar engagement, on-site and off-site. The employee may be required to move about on foot or by vehicle to accomplish tasks.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus. Minimum Qual Requirements 1. Admission to the New York State Bar; and either \"2\" or \"3\" below. 2. One year of satisfactory United States legal experience subsequent to admission to any state bar; or 3. Six months of satisfactory service as an Agency Attorney Interne (30086). Incumbents must remain Members of the New York State Bar in good standing for the duration of this employment. In addition to meeting the minimum Qualification Requirements: To be assigned to Assignment Level (AL) II, candidates must have one year of experience at Assignment Level I or two years of comparable legal experience subsequent to admission to the bar, in the areas of law related to the assignment. To be assigned to AL III candidates must have two years of experience in Assignment Levels I and/or II or three years of comparable legal experience subsequent to admission to the bar, in the areas of law related to the assignment. Preferred Skills City, State or Federal government experience
Knowledge of EEO laws, regulations, and policies
Interpersonal/human relations skills
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
Ability to organize work effectively, conceptualize and prioritize objectives and exercise independent judgment based on an understanding of organizational policies and activities.
Ability to communicate effectively - orally, by phone, in person, and in writing.
Ability to use a personal computer (including programs such as Word, PowerPoint and Excel) and other office equipment. Additional Information DEP is an equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to the diversity of our organization and workforce. Your voluntary response to the NYCAPS on-line application section for referral information will assist us tremendously in our ability to track the success of our outreach recruitment efforts. Please be sure to indicate your source of referral to this job.
For more information about NYCDEP, visit us at: www.nyc.gov/dep
The federal government provides student loan forgiveness through its Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) to all qualifying public service employees. Working with the NYC Department of Environmental Protection qualifies you as a public service employee and you may be able to take advantage of this program while working full-time and meeting the program s other requirements.
Please visit the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program site to view the eligibility requirements:
We appreciate your interest and thank all applicants who apply, but only candidates under consideration will be contacted.
All appointments are subject to Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval. To Apply Click on Apply Now and submit a resume and cover letter. Please review the City s Civil Service Exam requirements for full-time employees at Hours/Shift 35 hrs week/day shift Work Location 59-17 Junction Blvd Corona, NY 11373 Residency Requirement New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview. Recruitment Contact Recruitment Contact: Grace Pigott Recruitment Email: ...@dep.nyc.gov Associated topics: crime scene, detective, fingerprint, inspector, investigate, investigation, investigative, investigator
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