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Equal Employment Opportunity Officer – City of Chicago

By January 12, 2017February 28th, 2017No Comments



Department: Human Resources / Diversity & Equal Employment Opportunity Division

Title: Equal Employment Opportunity Officer

Number of Vacancies: 1

Under direction of the Deputy Commissioner, oversees the administration and implementation of the City’s Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Violence in the Workplace programs.


  • Directs staff responsible for conducting inquiries and investigations regarding complaints, concerns, and potential violations of the City’s EEO and Violence in the Workplace policies
  • Oversees the intake and assessment process, including oversight of the case management system, ensuring complaints and concerns are received and addressed in a timely fashion
  • Reviews investigative reports, prepared by staff and/or department liaisons; and makes recommendations for appropriate disciplinary or remedial action
  • Works closely with other City departments (e.g., Law and Commission on Human Relations) to coordinate related claims raised within these departments
  • Develops informational materials to promote a harassment-free workplace and to explain the City’s program policies
  • Stays abreast of federal, state and local laws, as well as court cases and trends regarding discrimination, harassment, and fair employment practices
  • Oversees and participates in the development of training programs regarding EEO issues including discrimination, harassment and retaliation, and Violence in the Workplace
  • Advises department liaisons on program policies and procedures
  • Conducts inquiries and investigations of sexual harassment, equal employment and violence in the workplace complaints, as required

NOTE:     The list of essential duties is not intended to be inclusive; there may be other duties that are essential to particular positions within the class. 


 Applications must be submitted at:

Application period: January 13, 2017 through February 5, 2017

Annual salary up to $94,560.00 depending experience

Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from an American Bar Association (ABA) accredited law school, plus four years of professional work experience investigating workplace issues, of which one year is in a supervisory role or case management capacity related to the responsibilities of the position.

Disclaimer – “Accredited” means any nationally or regionally accredited college, university, or law school where the applicant is enrolled in or has completed an Associates, Bachelors, Masters, or Juris Doctor degree program.


Considerable knowledge of:

  • applicable federal, state, local laws, statutes, regulations, and guidelines
  • program management, administration and implementation
  • human resource administration principles, policies, practices, and techniques
  • training program design, development, implementation, and evaluation
  • applicable writing techniques
  • research and investigative methods, practices and procedures

Moderate knowledge of:

  • supervisory methods, practices and procedures
  • applicable computer software packages and applications

Some knowledge of:

  • City’s collective bargaining units, agreements, and grievance process
  • applicable City and department policies, procedures, rules, and regulations

 NOTE:  To be considered for this position you must provide information about your educational background and your work experience.  You must include job titles, dates of employment, and specific job duties.  (If you are a current City employee, Acting Up cannot be considered.)  If you fail to provide this information at the time you submit your application, it will be incomplete and you will not be considered for this position.  There are three ways to provide the information: 1) you may attach a resume; 2) you may paste a resume; or 3) you can complete the online resume fields.

NOTE:  You must provide your transcripts or diploma, professional license, or training certificates at time of interview, if applicable.


This position requires applicants to complete an interview which will include a written exercise and/or a skills assessment test as part of the interview. The interviewed candidate(s) possessing the qualifications best suited to fulfill the responsibilities of the position, based on the oral and written parts of the interview will be selected.

Education & Employment Verification Please be advised that if you are selected to be hired you must provide, upon request, adequate information regarding your educational and employment history as it relates to the qualifications of the position for which you are applying. If you received your degree internationally, all international transcripts/diploma must be accompanied by a Foreign Credential Evaluation. If the City of Chicago cannot verify this information, any offer extended to you will be withdrawn and you will not be hired.

Evaluation:  Your initial evaluation will be based on information provided on the application form and documents submitted with the application. Applications must be submitted by the individual applicant.  No second party applications will be accepted.

Residency Requirement:   All employees of the City of Chicago must be actual residents of the City as outlined in 2-152-050 of the City of Chicago Municipal Code. Proof of residency will be required.

If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation due to disability or pregnancy in order to participate in the application process, please contact the City of Chicago, Department of Human Resources, at 312-744-4976 (voice) or 312-744-5035 (TTY).   Please be prepared to provide information in support of your reasonable accommodation request.


City of Chicago is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Military Friendly Employer.

City of Chicago                                                          Department of Human Resources

Rahm Emanuel, Mayor                                                  Soo Choi, Commissioner

**Applications must be submitted at: