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Job: City of Chicago EEO Investigator – 2 positions, Deadline September 13, 2012

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City of Chicago’s Department of Human Resources

Number of Vacancies: 2


  • Conduct investigations of routine to moderate complexity through follow-up interviews with complainant(s); arranging and completing interviews with the accused, witnesses, supervisors, and managers as appropriate. Keep manager apprised of case progression.
  • Prepare preliminary reports outlining findings, and submit a recommendation of sustained or un-sustained and course of action to the manager for review and approval. Prepare and maintain a folder of all case related documents in a format that facilitates legal review, as well as updating the case management system.
  • Respond to complaints made by city employees involving equal employment opportunity, sexual harassment and/or violence in the workplace issues. Arrange to meet with complainant(s) to take full statement, make initial determination if case falls within the jurisdiction and complete appropriate in-take forms.
  • Research relevant policies, rules and laws (federal, state, local) that apply to cases under investigation.
  • Stay abreast of federal, state and local laws, as well as court cases and trends regarding discrimination, harassment, case management, and best practices.
  • Assist in the development of policies and procedures and conduct training programs and workshops, as required.
  • Provide data analysis reports related to EEO such as adverse impact analysis, trend analysis for cases, and other data analysis as required.
  • Other affirmative action related duties as required.


Applications must be submitted at:

Application period: August 30, 2012 through September 13, 2012

Annual salary $53,844.00

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management, Organizational Development, Criminal Justice, or a directly related field, plus two years of professional work experience investigating workplace issues; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience, provided that the minimum degree requirement is met.

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 Doctorate degree program.

Preference may be given to applicants who are currently certified in EEO and Case Management from a recognized body such as the Society of HR Management.

Preference will be given to candidates possessing the following:

  • A Master’s Degree or Juris Doctorate
  • Experience conducting employment discrimination, sexual harassment and/or violence in the workplace investigations
  • Experience collecting, analyzing and interpreting information received from investigations
  • Experience preparing reports detailing the progress and/or outcome of investigations
  • Proficiency with Office software


Some knowledge of:

  • applicable federal, state, local laws, statutes, regulations, and guidelines investigative procedures
  • human resource administration principles, policies, practices, and techniques
  • applicable computer software packages and applications

Knowledge of applicable City and department policies, procedures, rules, regulations, and ordinances.

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 processing, 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 the City of Chicago cannot verify this information, any offer extended to you will be withdrawn and you will not be hired.

VETERANS PREFERENCE NOTE: The City of Chicago offers Veterans Preference to both current, active military personnel AND military personnel who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States and have received an honorable or general discharge. Eligible candidates must have at least six months of active duty documented. In order to receive the veterans preference, candidates need to indicate whether or not they are a veteran by answering “yes” or “no” to the question on the online application that asks, “Are you currently serving on active duty for at least six months in the Armed Forces of the United States OR have you served in the Armed Forces of the United States on active duty for at least six months and received an honorable or general discharge?” In addition, you must attach documentation to verify your military service. For veterans, you must attach a copy of your DD214 to your online application which includes character of service status OR a letter from the United States Veterans Administration on official stationary stating dates of service and character of service. For active military personnel, you must attach a letter from your Commanding Officer on official stationary verifying your active duty, length of service, and character of service in the Armed Forces of the United States AND a copy of your military ID to your online application. Failure to answer the question and attach the required documentation will result in you not being considered for the Veterans Preference.

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.

An employee must be an actual resident of the City of Chicago. Proof of residency will be required at the time of employment.

If you are disabled and require a reasonable accommodation to file your application, please contact the City of Chicago, Department of Human Resources at 312-744-4976, TTY: 312-744-5035. You will be required to provide information regarding your request.


City of Chicago is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

City of Chicago Department of Human Resources

Rahm Emanuel, Mayor Soo Choi, Commissioner

**Applications must be submitted at: