Civil Rights Investigator at State of Idaho

State of Idaho


Mid Level

Boise, ID, USA

Not defined

28 Oct → 27 Nov

Job Description

The Idaho Department of Labor connects job seekers with employment opportunities, supports workers through career and life transitions, and administers state labor laws.

The Idaho Human Rights Commission, an independent agency housed within IDOL, has an exciting opportunity for a full-time, bilingual Civil Rights Investigator to join us in the Boise office. This position involves working with a wide variety of people, sorting out facts and helping parties resolve civil rights disputes. The ideal candidate has a strong personal commitment to human rights, exercises good organizational and communication skills, is able to meet key deadlines and has ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

This position requires bilingual fluency in speaking, reading and writing both English and Spanish.

This position has the potential to tele-work after successful completion of training period.

For questions regarding this position, please contact Ben Earwicker (

Previous applications for this position will not be considered for this vacancy.

The Civil Rights Investigator's main purpose is to investigate civil rights discrimination complaints, analyze data and prepare summaries of the investigations for consideration by the Idaho Human Rights Commission. More detailed responsibilities are listed below.

There is an exam to determine your eligibility. Enter your responses to the questions in the space provided in the examination. You must have the minimum level of experience or education described for each question addressing a minimum requirement to qualify for this position. Scoring will be based on the information you provide. It is important that the information you provide clearly supports your responses.

Veteran's preference may be given to qualified candidates

The Idaho Department of Labor is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements, please contact the Division of Human Resources at (208) 334-2263

If you have questions, please contact us at (208) 332-3570 ext. 2916 or

Job Responsibilities

  • Conducts intake interviews
  • Investigates civil rights discrimination complaints
  • Determines agency jurisdiction
  • Drafts and files complaints using acceptable EEOC format
  • Advises the public and parties of agency procedures, options, obligations and possible results of filing discrimination complaints
  • Researches relevant case law and develops investigative plan
  • Develops and issues requests for information
  • Interviews witnesses to obtain facts
  • Investigates and analyzes records, procedures, policies, practices and facilities
  • Analyzes data to develop comparative proof concerning discrimination
  • Compiles and writes frequent concise reports of investigations to make recommendations for decisions based on investigative summaries and appropriate legal theories
  • Advises employers of personnel practices and policies that have discriminating impact and suggests revisions
  • Provides information to public and conducts public presentations on discrimination laws and regulations
  • Refers inquiries to appropriate community resources

Requirements / Qualifications

  • Good knowledge of research methods involved in the collection, analysis and organization of data

  • writing concise legal, investigative or regulatory reports using appropriate grammar and punctuation

  • conducting fact-finding interviews

  • compiling and analyzing statistical and technical data in written reports

  • compiling and analyzing statistical and technical data in written reports

  • Fluency in reading, speaking and writing both English and Spanish

Benefits/What We offer

  • Excellent low-cost medical, dental, and vision insurance

  • Generous vacation and sick leave accrual beginning as soon as you start

  • Paid parental leave

  • Eleven paid holidays per year

  • Participation in one of the nation's best state retirement systems

  • Multiple savings plans

  • Life insurance

  • Wellness programs; ongoing training opportunities; and more

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