Human Resources Analyst, Investigations & EEO
Job Posted: 1 March 2018
Company: Baltimore County Public Schools
Closing Date: Until Filled
Location: Towson, MD


Link to apply:HR Analyst, Investigations & EEO

Reports To: HR Supervisor, Investigations and Records Management and EEO Officer

Position Description:
Investigates cases of alleged misconduct, child abuse, bullying, discrimination, harassment and criminal activity involving employees and others.  Prepares and presents reports, findings, and determinations.  Reviews background investigations of applicants for employment.  Reviews and analyzes background records of employees, candidates for employment, service providers, volunteers, and others.  Assists in administering the Office of Investigations and Records Management.  Performs other duties as assigned.

Examples of Duties: 

  • Reviews and makes recommendations regarding background checks of current, potential, and contractual employees.  Gathers, verifies, and analyzes data, documentation, and reports.
  • Analyzes the results of background investigations. Identifies potentially disqualifying information, falsification, and material omissions on applications for employment.  Interviews applicants who disclose potentially disqualifying information.  Determines their suitability for employment.
  • Assists in developing procedures and practices related to background checks and investigations.  Provides advice to management regarding matters related to background checks and investigations for employees, substitutes, student interns, and volunteers.
  • Conducts reviews of allegations of misconduct and inappropriate behavior. Makes recommendations to supervisors as to further action to be taken.
  • Conducts internal investigations of allegations of serious employee misconduct on Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) property such as cases of child abuse, sexual abuse, misconduct, inappropriate behavior and criminal activities.  Interviews administrators, teachers, students, parents, law enforcement officials, and others to determine the facts of the case.
  • Prepares and presents reports of findings and determinations.  Testifies in criminal trials and administrative hearings.  Represents the Baltimore County Public Schools at unemployment hearings and related events.
  • Receives and analyzes alerts of post-employment arrests.  Investigates cases and reviews employees’ continued suitability for employment.  Interviews employees, supervisors and law enforcement officials.
  • Facilitates the management referral process. Meets with employees and explains the process. Prepares necessary paperwork to facilitate the process. Ensures employee compliance. Follows-up with supervisor when employee is non-compliant.
  • Travels throughout Baltimore County and other local jurisdictions to conduct special investigations.
  • Assists with investigations of employee threat, violence, or theft.
  • Investigates complaints related to compliance with EEO laws (discrimination, harassment, and retaliation), workplace bullying, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and other related laws and regulations. Interviews employees, supervisors, witnesses and others to determine the facts of the case. Reviews files, correspondence, and other documents to determine facts of the case. Analyzes facts gathered during the course of investigations to determine whether there has been a violation of Board of Education Policies, Superintendent’s Rules, and relevant laws. Drafts investigative reports, summarizing relevant facts and analyzing relevant rules and laws.
  • Consults with administrators and supervisors and provides guidance on matters pertaining to progressive discipline, employee misconduct, Employee Assistance Program, and other resources to improve workplace behaviors.
  • Assist in preparation and presentation of training programs and workshops.  Maintains databases.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, human resources, or a related field.
  • Five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in human resources, EEO, or related investigations.
  • Experience in interviewing children and adolescents preferred.
  • Advanced degree in human resources management, criminal justice, public administration, or related field preferred.

Note: Other combinations of applicable education, training, and experience that provide the knowledge and skills necessary to perform effectively in the class may be considered.

Licenses and Certificates:

  • Possession of a valid class C Maryland driver's license or an equivalent is required.  (Must have reliable transportation to travel to interviews and hearings as needed)

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of human resources investigations.
  • Knowledge of criminal justice, law enforcement, and security.
  • Knowledge of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Family Law Article, Part IV, and related laws and regulations pertaining to background checks and investigations.
  • Knowledge of the Criminal Justice Information System.
  • Knowledge of and skill in data analysis.
  • Knowledge of EEO, ADA, Title IX, and related laws, policies, codes, standards, and regulations.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Skill in preparing and presenting reports.
  • Skill in speaking and presenting before groups.
  • Skill in conducting background checks of current and potential employees.
  • Skill in interviewing parties to determine the facts of a case.
  • Ability to conduct internet-based research, including gathering information on social media activity.
  • Ability to conduct abuse, sex crimes, and sexual harassment investigations with heightened sensitivity to maintain the dignity of complainants and preserve the integrity of the investigation.
  • Ability to conduct high visibility investigations with a focus on sound investigative practices.

Physical and Environmental Conditions: 

The work of this class entails travel to schools, offices, and facilities throughout the Baltimore area in conducting various investigations.

Conditions of employjment:

Persons appointed to this classification are designated as Essential-As-Needed Personnel and are required to work when schools and/or offices are closed during adverse weather conditions or any other emergency when contacted and directed to do so.

Salary:  Grade 5 on the BCPS OPE 12 Month pay scale $64,383 - $99,536.

Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

Application Instructions:
Please read and carefully follow the instructions provided below.

  • Applicants are required to have a completed application on file for employment with the Baltimore County Public Schools, and a separate completed application must be submitted for each position and location in which you are interested.
  • Professional references must be submitted to complete your application. Examples of professional references include current and former principals, supervisors, managers, mentor teachers and university/college supervisors. Personal references from colleagues, friends, community members, etc. will not be accepted.
  • Be sure to account for all periods of employment and unemployment, including student teaching and internship experience, and include names, addresses, and telephone numbers of employers.
  • Be sure to answer all criminal background questions. If you answer "yes" to any of the criminal background questions you must provide a written explanation. A criminal offense does not necessarily exclude an applicant from employment with BCPS. Factors such as passage of time since the offense, the nature of the violation, and the extent of rehabilitation will be taken into consideration.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

  • All persons employed by the Baltimore County Public Schools, regular and temporary, are required to be fingerprinted and have a criminal background investigation (State of Maryland, Senate Bill 315, effective October 1, 1986) completed. The fee charged for fingerprinting is $79.75 An identification card will be issued which must be shown prior to employment.
  • Anyone offered employment is required to provide proper identification and documentation of eligibility for employment in the US.
  • If you have military experience you will be asked to provide a copy of DD214.
  • Official transcripts for all higher education must be received prior to contract signing.
  • Some positions will require employees to undergo a physical examination and/or drug testing.
  • All newly hired personnel must attend a Badges and Benefits session.
  • Additional job verification will be required for salary credit.

Non-Discrimination Statement: 

The Board of Education of Baltimore County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or veteran status in matters affecting employment or in providing access to educational programs or activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Inquiries regarding the Board’s nondiscrimination policies should be directed to:  EEO Officer, Office of Equal Employment Opportunity, Baltimore County Public Schools, 6901 Charles Street, Building B, Towson, Maryland 21204 (443-809-8937).  There is a compliance officer responsible for identifying, preventing, and remedying prohibited harassment concerning students.  Complaints of harassment should be directed to the executive director, Department of School Safety and Security, 9610 Pulaski Park Drive, Suite 219, Baltimore, Maryland 21220 (443-809-4360).

Contact Information:

Michael Hodge
Supervisor, HR Staffing
6901 Charles Street, E Building
Towson, Maryland 21204
Phone: 443-809-7872
Fax: 410-887-7876
Email: [email protected]