Posting Closing Date:
May 2, 2019
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS:
The work involves investigating discrimination complaints filed with the SUNY Erie Community College’s Office of Equity and Diversity. The incumbent performs investigations by gathering facts and documents and conducting interviews as required for any applicable statutes and regulations. The incumbent also performs other duties in support of the development and implementation of EEO, Title IX, Americans with Disabilities programs and services, including clerical functions and assisting the Employee Relations Manager & Chief Diversity Officer (Title IX Coordinator) with reporting and compliance requirements. Work is performed under the direct supervision of the Chief Diversity Officer. Does related work as required.
*TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES: *
- Assists in the development and implementation of the SUNY Erie Community College’s Anti-discrimination/Harassment Investigation/review process by recommending priorities, program needs, goals, and objectives;
- Prepares investigative plans for individual harassment, discrimination, and retaliation complaints;
- Interviews complainants, witnesses, the accused, and others;
- Gathers and reviews written documents, affidavits, and other evidentiary material pertinent to the investigations;
- Verifies information obtained from interviews and other sources and conducts follow-up interviews if necessary;
- Establishes and maintains hard copy and electronic files, including complainant files, logs, summaries, investigative notes, and correspondence;
- Prepares detailed written preliminary reports, including findings of facts and associated conclusions, and presents to the Vice President of Human Resources for final determination and resolution;
- Participates in the preparation of statistical analyses, summary reports, annual State and Federal reports, and other reports as assigned, including, but not limited to the collection and verification of data; performs clerical functions as required in the Office of Employee Relations Manager & Chief Diversity Officer;
- May attend meetings and perform outreach activities, as directed by supervisor.
KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES:
Thorough knowledge of pertinent legislation related to equal opportunity, affirmative action and human rights, including, but not limited to, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX, Americans with Disabilities Act, New York Executive Law and various amendments; thorough knowledge of the principles, practices, procedures, and techniques used in conducting confidential investigations; ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; ability to maintain a strict code of confidentiality; sound judgment in evaluating information and evidence; strong levels of initiative and resourcefulness; a high degree of tact; keen sense of observation; dependability; excellent computer skills; physically capable of performing the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a bachelor’s degree and two (2) years of experience in conducting investigations or in a position which demonstrates specialized experience in prevailing practices and concepts in employment law, employee relations, Title IX or equal employment opportunity and affirmative action;
Completion of 60 semester credit hours at a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university and four (4) years of experience in conducting investigations or in a position which demonstrates specialized experience in prevailing practices and concepts in employment law, employee relations, Title IX or equal employment opportunity and affirmative action.
Official transcripts will be required for successful candidates within 30 days of hire.
This posting will be filled provisionally. The successful candidate must take the next available CSEA Civil Service Exam and be reachable.
Our mission to offer quality education includes exposing our students to a diverse range of cultures, experiences and expertise. At SUNY Erie Community College, we value diversity and encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply.
Contact Human Resources at (716) 851-1840 with any questions.
Notice of Non-Discrimination
SUNY Erie Community College does not discriminate in admission, employment, or in the administration of any of its policies and programs on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender, gender expression, gender identity, pregnancy, disability, sexual orientation, familial status, military status, domestic violence victim status, predisposing genetic characteristics, veteran status, criminal conviction, or any other characteristics protected by law. This applies to all students, applicants or other members of the College community (including, but not limited to, vendors and visitors). Grievance procedures are available to interested persons by contacting the Civil Rights Compliance Officer listed below. Retaliation against a person who files a complaint, serves as a witness, or assists or participates in the investigation of a complaint in any manner is strictly prohibited.
The following individual has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the College’s non-discrimination policies:
Civil Rights Compliance Officer
Tracy Archie, Chief Diversity Officer
Office of Equity and Diversity
City Campus, Room 174, 121 Ellicott Street
Buffalo, NY 14203
For further information on notice of non-discrimination, please contact:
New York Office
United States Department of Education
Office for Civil Rights, 32 Old Slip 26th Floor,
New York, N.Y., 10005-25010;
Tel (646) 428-3800; Email: mailto:OCR.NewYork@ed.govOCR.NewYork@ed.gov.