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INVESTIGATOR III AND IV (CIVIL RIGHTS) - DOWNTOWN, OAHU

at State of Hawaii

Posted: 10/11/2019
Job Reference #: 2326349
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Overall Job Objective

Recruitment Information

Recruitment Number 219059  

Level III - $4,079 to $4,968 per month - (SR-20, Step C to H)

Level IV - $4,413 to $5,373 per month - (SR-22, Step C to H)

Note: Hiring rates will be based on availability of funds, the applicant's qualifications, and other relevant factors.

A continuous recruitment may be closed at any time. The notice of the last day to file applications will be posted on the Civil Service Hawaii State Government Jobs page of our website.

Duties Summary

Positions in the Investigator series perform and/or supervise investigations concerned with suspected or actual violations of civil, administrative and/or criminal laws, rules, regulations or other legal requirements.

Level III conducts investigations pertaining to an agency's investigative program; prevents and/or detects violations of laws, rules and regulations within an agency's jurisdiction; investigates complaints filed by the public or others; develops and secures information or evidence; prepares reports; and performs other related duties as assigned.

Level IV performs and/or supervises investigations involving suspected or actual violations of civil, administrative and/or criminal laws, rules, regulations or other legal requirements within an agency's jurisdiction; determines case approach and gathers supporting evidence or information; prepares reports; and performs other related duties as assigned.

These positions are located in the Investigation Section of the Hawaii Civil Rights Commission, Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR). The Hawaii Civil Rights Commission is responsible for the enforcement of the State's laws prohibiting discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations, and access to State-funded services. The Investigation Section provides staff support to the Hawaii Civil Rights Commission in the intake, investigation and informal complaint resolution relating to alleged unlawful discriminatory practices.

These positions are responsible for independently conducting investigations of alleged unlawful discrimination complaints in the areas of employment, housing and public accommodations, and access to State-funded services. This involves determining the scope of the investigation, gathering evidence, maintaining accurate records, analyzing facts and preparing reports which include findings and recommendations for case disposition; and performing other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

APPLICANTS WILL BE PLACED ON THE ELIGIBLE LIST FOR ALL LEVELS FOR WHICH THEY ARE QUALIFIED.

To qualify, you must meet all of the following requirements:


Basic Education/Experience: A bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university.

Specialized Experience: One and one-half years for Level III, and two and one-half years for Level IV, of progressively responsible professional investigative experience which demonstrated:
A. Initiative, ingenuity, resourcefulness, and judgment required to collect, assemble, and develop facts and other pertinent data;
B. Ability to think logically and objectively, to analyze and evaluate facts, evidence and related information, and arrive at sound conclusions;
C. Skill in written and oral reports and presentation of investigative findings in a clear and concise manner; and
D. Tact, discretion, and capacity for obtaining the cooperation and confidence of others.

Selective Certification Requirement (Civil Rights Experience): In order to effectively perform the duties and responsibilities of these positions, applicants must possess the following knowledge and abilities: knowledge of civil rights laws, rules and regulations pertaining to discrimination; the kinds of evidence that are required to prove that a violation was committed; and the ability to recognize patterns or practices which are inherently discriminatory or those which serve as a pretext for discrimination; detect discrepancies in information and/or distinguish between relevant and irrelevant information/evidence to support or discredit the allegations of discriminatory practices; make evaluative judgments based on the application of statutory or regulatory provisions and administrative procedures in making a determination as to whether there is reasonable cause to support a finding that discrimination has occurred; and make objective recommendations regarding resolutions and appropriate remedies in discrimination cases.

Therefore, certification of eligibles for these positions shall be limited to only those applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements for Investigator III and/or Level IV and who possess the specialized knowledge and abilities involving civil rights discrimination as described above.

Examples of Qualifying Civil Rights Experience/Education which may provide such knowledge and abilities include:
A. An attorney whose caseload included civil rights discrimination cases;
B. A legal assistant whose professional work experience included independently performing legal research and evaluation in the area of civil rights discrimination cases;
C. A journey worker personnel specialist substantially involved in the analysis and resolution of EEO discrimination complaints; or
D. Graduate level courses in civil rights, discrimination or other such related courses which included casework assignments involving unlawful discrimination practices.

Supervisory Aptitude: For Level IV, supervisory aptitude rather than actual supervisory experience may be accepted. This requirement will be considered to have been met when there is strong affirmative evidence of the necessary supervisory abilities and/or potential.

Substitutions Allowed: Relevant substitutions as described in the Minimum Qualification Requirements, will apply.

The information provided above represents a summary of the complete Minimum Qualification Requirements. To view the Requirements in their entirety, please CLICK HERE.
 

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Other Information

The State of Hawai'i complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities.  If you require reasonable accommodations in completing an application, any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the selection process, please call 808-587-0936 for assistance.

PUBLIC SERVICE LOAN FORGIVENESS (PSLF) PROGRAM
The PSLF Program is a federal program that is intended to encourage individuals to work in public service by forgiving the balance of their federal student loans.  To qualify, the individual must have made 120 qualifying payments while employed by a qualifying employer.  For more information, please click:  https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service

ELECTRONIC NOTIFICATION TO APPLICANTS
The Department of Human Resources Development (HRD) will use electronic mail (email) to notify applicants of important information relating to the status and processing of their applications as part of our ongoing efforts to increase operational efficiency, promote the conservation of green resources, and minimize delays and costs.

Please ensure that the email address and contact information you provide is current, secure, and readily accessible to you. We will not be responsible in any way if you do not receive our emails or fail to check your email-box in a timely manner.  In addition, please be aware that you may no longer receive notification about applications submitted if you choose to disable the Job Application Emails feature in your Account Settings.

TESTING INFORMATION
The examination for this recruitment will be conducted on an unassembled basis where the examination score is based on an evaluation and rating of your education and experience. It is therefore important that your employment application provide a clear and detailed description of the duties and responsibilities of each position you held.

In-person interviews and/or further testing in Hawaii may be required at the discretion of the hiring agency. If in-person interviews and/or further testing is a requirement, applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements and are referred to the vacancy must be available to participate in person and at their own expense in this required phase of the selection process.

Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible. In addition to employment availability and score, the referral of qualified applicants may be based upon other factors including date of receipt of application.

CLICK HERE for further information about Equal Employment Opportunity, the Merit Civil Service System, Citizenship and other requirements, Reasonable Accommodation, Veterans Preference, Examination Requirements, and the State Recruiting Office's Levels of Review.