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Iowa Department of Administrative Services Civil Rights Specialist in Des Moines, Iowa

Civil Rights Specialist

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Civil Rights Specialist

Salary

$47,195.20 - $71,177.60 Annually

Location

Des Moines - 50319 - Polk County, IA

Job Type

Full-time

Agency

167 Iowa Civil Rights Commission

Job Number

20-02335

Closing

4/9/2020 11:59 PM Central

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Point of Contact

Charles Hill at charles.hill@iowa.gov, or Kaitlin Smith at kaitlin.smith@iowa.gov

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Job Description

Only applicants who meet the Minimum Qualification Requirements and meet all selective requirements will be placed on the eligible list.

This position is a pay grade 27 and the beginning salary of $47,195.20 is non-negotiable.

Job Description

The Iowa Civil Rights Commission is currently accepting applications for a full-time Civil Rights Specialist position in Des Moines, IA.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Reviews and investigates complaints of discrimination in employment, public accommodation, housing, credit, and education and provides written reports of investigation including analysis of evidence and applicable law. Interviews complainants, respondents and witnesses; identifies specific basis for complaints; reviews records; analyzes and reviews evidence received from respondents; obtains and analyzes comparative evidence; and applies applicable statutes and legal standards to determine if there is probable cause to believe discrimination occurred. Must be an efficient and effective writer and provide written synopsis of complainant's allegations, respondent's evidence and application of legal standards to same. Must be able to provide thorough, well-reasoned and clear written evaluations of law and evidence. Enters data and completes report in web based database. Will provide training to the general public as well as occasionally facilitate alternative dispute resolution between parties.

Selectives

354 Law Degree

Possession of a law degree from an accredited institution.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Applicants must meet at least one of the following minimum requirements to qualify for positions in this job classification:

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in law enforcement, English, history, political science, or business administration, and experience equal to one year of full-time work as an investigator requiring knowledge in civil rights laws or criminal investigation, including drafting investigative reports which involve application of relevant statutes.

  • Graduation from an accredited school of law.

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in any field, and experience equal to two years of full-time work as an investigator requiring knowledge in civil rights laws or criminal investigation, including drafting investigative reports which involve application of relevant statutes.

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Do you understand that the answers to all of the following questions must be truthful, honest, and accurate to the best of your ability?

Please read all questions and answers thoroughly and make sure you understand them completely.Ensure the answers to your questions match the information filled out on your application and the attachments you have uploaded. If the answers to your questions are inconsistent with your application information or uploaded attachments, you will be given zero points for the question.Knowingly misrepresenting the facts when submitting any information related to an application, examination, certification, appeal, or any other facet of the selection process will result in your disqualification from this application and future employment with the state of Iowa.

  • Yes - I understand and agree.

  • No

02

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

Have you filed a registration statement pursuant to the federal Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended, 22 U.S.C. §611 et seq?

  • No - I have NOT filed a registration statement pursuant to the federal Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended, 22 U.S.C. §611 et seq

  • Yes - I HAVE filed a registration statement pursuant to the federal Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended, 22 U.S.C. §611 et seq

03

Have you graduated from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Law Enforcement,

English, History, Political Science, or Business Administration? IF YES - How many months do you have of full time experience as an investigator requiring knowledge in civil rights laws or criminal investigation, including drafting

investigative reports which involve application of relevant statutes?

  • I have not graduated from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Law Enforcement,

English, History, Political Science, or Business Administration

  • Less than twelve months of full time experience as an investigator requiring knowledge in civil rights laws or criminal investigation, including drafting

investigative reports which involve application of relevant statutes

  • Twelve months or more of full time experience as an investigator requiring knowledge in civil rights laws or criminal investigation, including drafting investigative reports which involve application of relevant statutes

04

Have you graduated from an accredited school of Law?

  • Yes

  • No

05

Have you graduated from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree other than Law Enforcement, English, History, Political Science, or Business Administration? IF YES - How many years do you have of full time experience as an investigator requiring knowledge in civil rights laws or criminal investigation, including drafting

investigative reports which involve application of relevant statutes?

  • I have not graduated with a Bachelor's Degree

  • Less than two years of full time experience as an investigator requiring knowledge in civil rights laws or criminal investigation, including drafting

investigative reports which involve application of relevant statutes

  • Two or more years of full time experience as an investigator requiring knowledge in civil rights laws or criminal investigation, including drafting investigative reports which involve application of relevant statutes

06

Does your application demonstrate that you possession of a law degree from an accredited institution?

  • Yes

  • No

07

If you answered "NO" to the above educational requirement question – Are you currently enrolled in an education program so you have a reasonable expectation of meeting the educational requirement within the following nine months?]

  • Yes

  • No

Required Question

Agency

State of Iowa

Agency

167 Iowa Civil Rights Commission

Address

Grimes State Office Building400 E 14th StDes Moines, Iowa, 50319

Website

https://icrc.iowa.gov/

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