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EEO Investigator

EEO Investigator

Posted on: 07/10/2024
  1. Full-time



  1. Exam may be required


Operations & Strategic Plan

$58,785.00 – $71,840.00

Job Description

DCAS's mission is to make city government work for all New Yorkers. From managing New York City’s most iconic courthouses and municipal buildings, to purchasing over $1 billion annually in goods and services for more than 80 City agencies what we do ensures that all agencies can deliver on their mission. Our reach touches every facet of city government and is instrumental to the successful day-to-day operations of the City of New York.

Our commitment to equity, effectiveness, and sustainability guides our work providing City agencies with the critical resources and support needed to succeed, including:

- Recruiting, hiring, and training City employees.
- Managing 55 public buildings.
- Acquiring, selling, and leasing City property.
- Purchasing over $1 billion in goods and services for City agencies.
- Overseeing the greenest municipal vehicle fleet in the country.
- Leading the City's efforts to reduce carbon emissions from government operations.

When you work at DCAS, you're not just working for one agency, but in service of them all. It's an opportunity to provide impactful support, quality customer service, and help protect the future of New York City for generations to come. Visit our website at nyc.gov/dcas to learn more about the work we do.

The DCAS Diversity & EEO Office is responsible for the effective implementation of initiatives related to maintaining a diverse workforce and an inclusive workplace and ensuring that the agency’s services are provided in an inclusive manner that reflects the communities we serve. Through its initiatives, the Diversity & EEO Office handles the intake and investigation of EEO-related complaints, processing of reasonable accommodation requests, facilitation of EEO, diversity and inclusion training, and workforce analysis.

The EEO Investigator will work under the direction of the DCAS Diversity and EEO Officer to investigate complaints of discrimination, process requests for reasonable accommodation, provide training to agency employees on their rights and responsibilities under Federal, State, and City EEO-related laws and policies, and support agency diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.

The responsibilities of the EEO Investigator will include but not be limited to the following:

- Provides guidance to employees on the City’s EEO Policy, internal complaint procedures, and reasonable accommodation request procedures.

- Conducts interviews of all relevant parties to a discrimination complaint, including the complainant, the respondent, witnesses, and any relevant staff. Investigations may require travel to DCAS facilities in any of the five boroughs.

- Analyzes complaints, develops investigative plans, conducts fact-finding, reviews documents, conducts related research, prepares related correspondence, and submits confidential reports containing investigative findings.

- Processes reasonable accommodation requests and maintains related records.

- Inputs complaints, reasonable accommodations, and related inquiries into the City’s EEO Database.

- Assists with the coordination and completion of reports mandated by federal, state, and local agencies, such as the Equal Employment Practices Commission (EEPC).

- Assists in the analysis of workforce data to identify trends and best practices for agency diversity, equity, and inclusion.

- May assist in the implementation of agency diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives, as needed.

Minimum Qualifications

1. A master’s degree from an accredited college or university, accredited by regional, national, professional or specialized agencies recognized as accrediting bodies by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) in economics, finance, accounting, business or public administration, human resources management, management science, operations research, organizational behavior, industrial psychology, statistics, personnel administration, labor relations, psychology, sociology, human resources development, political science, urban studies or a closely related field; or
2. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university, accredited by regional, national, professional or specialized agencies recognized as accrediting bodies by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and two years of satisfactory full-time professional experience working in one or a combination of the following areas: working with the budget of a large public or private concern in budget administration, accounting, economic or financial administration, or fiscal or economic research; or in management or methods analysis, operations research, organizational research or program evaluation; or in personnel or public administration, recruitment, position classification, personnel relations, labor relations, employee benefits, staff development, employment program planning/administration, labor market research, economic planning, social services program planning/evaluation or fiscal management; or in a related area.
Special Note:
To be eligible for placement in Assignment Level II, individuals must have, after meeting the minimum requirements, one additional year of professional experience as described in "2" above.

Preferred Skills

Excellent communications skills, strong analytical and writing skills, the ability to be objective and thorough in conducting investigations, and knowledge of Federal, State and City of New York discrimination laws.
55a Program

This position is also open to qualified persons with a disability who are eligible for the 55-a Program. Please indicate at the top of your resume and cover letter that you would like to be considered for the position through the 55-a Program.
Public Service Loan Forgiveness

As a prospective employee of the City of New York, you may be eligible for federal loan forgiveness programs and state repayment assistance programs. For more information, please visit the U.S. Department of Education’s website at https://studentaid.gov/pslf/.
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.
Additional Information

The City of New York is an inclusive equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.

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