Human Rights Investigator at State of Minnesota

State of Minnesota


Mid Level

St Paul, MN, USA

Not defined

27 Dec → 26 Jan

Job Description

This posting fill be used to fill multiple Investigator positions. All applicants must submit a cover letter to be considered for this position.

As an Investigator, the person in this position will play an integral role in achieving the transformational goals of the Minnesota Department of Human Rights to ensure that the Department is creating a strong, thriving Minnesota that is free of discrimination by thoroughly and responsively analyzing and investigating claims of discrimination and by referring individuals to mediation or external resources. Investigators are responsible for thoroughly and impartially analyzing and investigating claims of discrimination from members of the public, and determining whether the claims constitute violations of the Minnesota Human Rights Act, current Minnesota state case law, and related federal anti-discrimination statutes and regulations. Investigators are also responsible for identifying and recommending appropriate cases for mediation, before and/or after a charge of discrimination is filed. Investigators will also work in meaningful partnership with other divisions in the Department to identify opportunities for the Department to address systemic discrimination.

GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.

Our differences make us stronger and leveraging them helps us create a workforce where everyone can thrive. The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to embedding diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility at our workplace. We do this by developing strong leaders and advocates, increasing cultural competence and understanding among all employees, and removing institutional barriers and attitudes that prevent employees from advancing as far as their talents will take them. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), marital status, familial status, receipt of public assistance, membership or activity in a local human rights commission, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, or age.

The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employer. We are committed to providing culturally responsive services to all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

We will make reasonable accommodations to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email Please indicate what assistance you need.

Requirements / Qualifications

  • One year experience conducting investigations or working on case development of civil, criminal, or administrative matters within a legal, civil rights, law enforcement, corrections, human resources or labor relations setting;

  • Understands legal theories of discrimination;

  • Experience with investigation and negotiation techniques, and demonstrates proficiency in communication and documentation;

  • Knowledge of English to: write, prepare, and edit materials, using correct spelling, punctuation, grammar, and sentence construction; and to communicate effectively with internal and external customers;

  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills in dealing with all staff, customers, and the public, occasionally in demanding situations with critical time constraints;

  • Multi-task and work under pressure to prioritize multitude of tasks with frequent interruptions and problem-solving skills to be applied to investigative work;

  • Analysis, problem solving and decision making skills sufficient to manage multiple problems at once while continuing normal operations, make proper determinations of information provided, or determine the appropriate referral;

  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Word and knowledge of database management systems;

  • Commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace; and

  • Team building skills sufficient to work collaboratively with others and act as a contributing member of the team.

  • Interest in human rights or civil rights;

  • Knowledge of case processing policies and procedures, applicable state and federal statutes and case law, and government data practices requirements;

  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion;

  • Fluency or proficiency in languages other than English;

  • Interest in working in a fast-paced environment;

  • Advanced degree in law, public policy, or public administration; and

  • Knowledge of the Minnesota Human Rights Act, Minnesota Administrative Rules, and Minnesota Government Data Practices Act.

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