EEO Workplace Investigator / Senior Investigator
Job Posted: 7 May 2019
Company:  County of San Mateo
Closing Date: Until Filled
Location: County of San Mateo, CA


$80,413 - $116,334 / Year

Are you looking for an interesting, collaborative workplace where your work will help promote an inclusive environment for all employees? The County of San Mateo Human Resources Department is looking for a results-oriented, self-starter to join our Equal Employment Opportunity division as an EEO Workplace Investigator/Senior EEO Workplace Investigator. The EEO Investigator will conduct complex investigations into sensitive EEO complaints of discrimination, harassment and other workplace complaints in a thorough, efficient and professional manner. Depending on the level of relevant experience, we will hire at either the EEO Workplace Investigator level or the EEO Senior Workplace Investigator level. 

The ideal EEO Workplace Investigator will have strong writing skills, an attention to detail, research and analytical skills, and the ability to conduct thorough interviews and interact professionally with staff of all levels. Some examples of experience, education and work backgrounds which may provide such knowledge and abilities may include: a human resources professional who has conducted personnel or employee relations investigations; an attorney who has practiced employment law; an editor/copywriter who specializes in factual/investigation writing; a law school or other graduate who has completed courses on civil rights, employment law or investigations; or a mediator, judicial law clerk or paralegal who has handled employment cases relating to discrimination or harassment, among other work backgrounds.

The ideal Senior EEO Workplace Investigator has a Bachelor's or JD degree, knowledge of state and federal employment laws, at least three years of relevant work experience performing investigative duties, excellent writing skills, and experience leading or supervising staff.

Duties for the EEO Workplace Investigator/Senior EEO Workplace Investigator will include, but are not limited to:

  • Conducting complex investigations into sensitive EEO complaints of discrimination, harassment and other workplace complaints in an efficient, thorough and professional manner  
  • Interviewing witnesses, including staff at all levels of the organization, using appropriate tact and impartiality
  • Providing practical, problem solving, even-handed solutions to EEO or personnel matters while serving as a trusted and confidential resource within our large, multi-faceted organization
  • Researching EEO laws such as Title VII, California Fair Employment and Housing Act, Americans with Disabilities Act and other EEO statutes and case law
  • Preparing thorough, professional reports of human resources, EEO or personnel matters, including review of policy violations, performance and/or conduct concerns
  • Providing highly complex analysis across a broad spectrum of programs, policies and initiatives or providing in-depth, complex analysis in employee relations, human resources or EEO investigations
  • Reviewing, investigating and responding to DFEH and EEOC charges of discrimination, including the preparation of Position Statements and supporting documents
  • Providing sound technical and practical advice and guidance to County managers, leaders and staff on EEO matters, employee concerns and workplace initiatives
  • Developing and conducting trainings on EEO topics, including preparation of presentations and handouts on EEO cases and workplace initiatives

Following an initial employment period with sufficient demonstration of the ability to complete work assignments effectively, the individual in this position could have some flexibility in their work schedule and some ability to work remotely. 

A typical way to obtain the required qualifications could be: 

  • Equivalent to a Bachelor's, Juris Doctorate law degree or Advanced Degree from an accredited college, university or graduate program; and/or certification in investigations, human resources or a related area.
  • At least one year of professional experience is typically required at the Workplace EEO Investigator level, and at least 3 years for the Senior Workplace EEO Investigator level.

Final Filing Date:  Continuous

To apply for this exciting opportunity, the following materials must be submitted using the County's online application system: The County of San Mateo Employment Application Form and responses to the Supplemental Questionnaire that is part of the Employment Application Form.

To learn more about the position and to apply online, please visit our website at: EOE