Equal Opportunity Investigator (Bilingual Spanish)

US Government Other Agencies and Independent Organizations Oakland, CA
* Duties

Help Duties Summary

We are looking for people who are interested in working to remedy the societal problem of discrimination in the workplace. As an EEOC Equal Opportunity Investigator, you will investigate cases for the lead civil rights agency responsible for enforcing federal laws that prohibit employment discrimination based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability and genetic information.

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As an Equal Opportunity Investigator, you will play a pivotal role in carrying out the mission of the EEOC. The work involves planning and conducting investigations of charges/complaints of employment discrimination under Federal laws that EEOC enforces. As an Equal Opportunity Investigator (trainee), you will join highly motivated and diverse team members dedicated to the Commission's mission of eradicating employment discrimination. You will work with more experienced investigators and receive classroom and on-the-job training. Typical work assignments include:

* Interviewing members of the public who contact EEOC because they believe they have been discriminated against in the workplace. Providing assistance to them in understanding the laws enforced and their rights in filing a charge of discrimination. Helping them to file a charge of employment discrimination under federal statutes enforced by the Commission and maintaining contact with them during the course of processing their charge.

* Drafting written investigative plans identifying bases and issues involved in the charge, the applicable theories of law, and the scope of the investigation.

* Obtaining documentary and testimonial evidence such as applications and payroll documents that are relevant to issues under investigation.

* Conducting on-site investigations of employers' facilities, including reviewing their records and interviewing individuals

* Interviewing witnesses and creating a record of their statements.

* Investigating simple cases to determine if employment discrimination has occurred. These would involve cases with limited issues and which fall under well-established legal precedents.

* Drafting written reports of investigative findings citing specific testimonial and/or documentary evidence, applicable case law, policies and precedents relied upon in support of finding.

* Participating in settlement negotiations.

* Responding to routine correspondence and inquiries; and

* Effectively managing a case load.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


* Job family (Series)

1860 Equal Opportunity Investigation

* Requirements

Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

* Must be a US Citizen

* Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply)

* Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service

* May be required to successfully complete a probationary period

* Proficiency in Spanish


In addition to proficiency in Spanish, you can qualify for this position if you have:

* A bachelor's degree with either a 3.0 grade point average (GPA) based on a 4.0 scale; a 3.5 GPA (4.0 scale) for required courses completed in your major field of study during your junior and senior years at a 4-year college or university; class standing of upper third of your graduating class in the college or university, or a major subdivision of the college or university; or membership in a National Scholastic Honor Society certified by the Association of College Honor Societies, excluding freshman honor societies. OR

* One full year of graduate level education in an accredited or pre-accredited college or university. The education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities to do the work; OR

* One year of specialized experience at the GS-5 (or equivalent) grade level working in areas requiring that you determine facts, analyze issues, and interview witnesses, such as investigating employment discrimination or other kinds of charges/complaints, labor relations, human resources or law enforcement.

Your application will be evaluated on the following Core Competencies:

* Ability to interpret and apply Federal statutes which regulate employment in the public and private sectors.

* Ability to elicit and analyze information obtained through interviews and examining records.

* Ability to plan, organize and manage work assignments.

* Ability to communicate both orally and in writing in Spanish.

* Ability to provide excellent customer service.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translate directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualification Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review on OPM's website at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/


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