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Equal Opportunity Investigator

University/Agency Illinois State University
Civil Service Classification Assistant Equal Opportunity Officer
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Posting Duration 6/9/2020 - 6/29/2020
Probationary Period 6 months

Job Description

The Equal Opportunity Investigator's primary responsibility will be conducting investigations into allegations of harassment, discrimination, and retaliation under the University's Anti-Harassment and Non-Discrimination Policy involving University employees and students. Investigations must follow federal and state law and University policies and procedures for addressing allegations. The OEOA Equal Opportunity Investigator will provide guidance, support and delivery of programming and services for Illinois State University faculty, staff, students, and administrators to support diversity, inclusiveness, equal access, equitable treatment, and a campus climate free from discrimination and harassment.


Required Qualifications
1. High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent

2. Any combination totaling two years from the following categories:

a. work experience in equal opportunity/diversity or closely related occupational area, with duties comparable to those listed by the Equal Opportunity Officer Specification.

b. college course work in Social Sciences, Behavioral Sciences, and Business Sciences or closely related disciplines, as measured by the following conversion table or its proportional equivalent:
-30 semester hours equals six months
-60 semester hours or Associate's Degree equals one year
-90 semester hours equals two years
-120 semester hours or Bachelor's Degree equals three years
-Master Degree or higher equals four years

3. If this position is Security Sensitive or if you are subject to a criminal background investigation based on University policy, employment is contingent upon you passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.
Desired Qualifications:
1. Bachelor's degree or higher.
2. Ability to investigate and respond to complaints and/or reports of harassment, discrimination, retaliation, and alleged violations of the University's Anti-Harassment and Non-Discrimination policy.
3. Excellent communication skills and the ability to effectively communicate with all levels of the University community.
4. Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to exercise independent sound judgement.
5. Excellent organization skills with attention to detail and the ability to respond to change efficiently and effectively.
6. Proven ability to manage conflict and remain impartial while demonstrating sensitivity.
7. Experience with building effective partnerships with diverse campus and community constituencies, operating in a manner consistent with the University's mission and culture.
8. Ability to develop and deliver educational programming as it relates to issues of harassment, discrimination, and retaliation in accordance with Federal and State laws.
9. Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and the ability to interact cross culturally, promoting a welcoming and supportive environment free from discrimination and harassment.
10. Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite programs, database programs, and general information technology.


Commensurate with experience


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Contact Information

University/Agency Illinois State University
Department/College Human Resources
Contact Brandy O'Grady
Phone Number 309-438-8311
Comments For full consideration, the application and all supplemental information must be submitted on-line. Please complete the entire employment application including the education and work history background. Please do not put "see resume" in the duties and responsibilities section of the work history. This will be considered an incomplete application and incomplete applications will not be considered.

The employment application NOT the resume/cover letter, will be reviewed to determine if applicant meets minimum qualifications. Please be complete in the duties and responsibilities section for each position listed.

Required documents include a cover letter, resume, a reference list of at least three professional references including name/title/contact information (phone number and email). You must attach the required documents at the time of application.

The Civil Service examination for this classification is based on your application materials. No participation other than submission of applicant materials is required from applicants that qualify to take the exam. If you meet the minimum required qualifications for this position, you will receive a score calculated based on your education and experience, and your name will be placed on the active employment register by exam score. After the application deadline, the names within the top three scores will be referred to the department for interview.

Copies of transcripts (may be unofficial) must be submitted by deadline date in order to receive full consideration for this position. Transcripts may be submitted on-line in "Optional Documents" or to the address/fax listed below.

Other documentation such as DD214 paperwork (if applicable) must be faxed or mailed to Human Resources prior to the closing of the posting in order to receive the maximum eligible points:

Fax: 309.438.0011, Attn: Brandy O'Grady
Address: Illinois State University
Human Resources
Campus Box 1300
Normal, IL 61790-1300

Please monitor your e-mail for changes to your application status.

Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or other state or federal law you may request an accommodation by contacting the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at 309-438-3383 or The Office of Equal Opportunity and Access will hold any confidential information you provide in confidence.