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INVESTIGATION SPECIALIST I - 72002898

Date: Jul 29, 2019

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399

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Requisition No: 65519 

Agency: Florida Commission on Human Relations

Working Title: INVESTIGATION SPECIALIST I - 72002898

Position Number: 72002898 

Salary:  $25,774.06 - $33,000.00 

Posting Closing Date: 01/28/2020 

Florida Commission on Human Relations

Investigations Section

This advertisement will be used to fill multiple positions.

 

In order to be considered for a position, applicant responses to the qualifying questions, software systems, actual work experience, years of employment and hours worked per week must be clearly defined within your work history, or the application may not be considered for the position.

 

Investigation Specialist I

Hiring Rate Range: $25,774.06 - $33,000.00

Contact Person: Tiia Williams (850) 907-6830

 

About the Commission: 

The Florida Commission on Human Relations is the state agency charged with enforcing the state’s civil rights laws and serves as a resource on human relations for the people of Florida. It is against Florida law to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status or familial status. The Commission investigates complaints of discrimination in the areas of areas of employment, housing, public accommodations and state employee whistle-blower retaliation.

 

The Commission is responsible for promoting fair treatment, equal opportunity and mutual respect among members of all economic, social, racial, religious and ethnic groups and works to eliminate discrimination against groups and their members.

 

The Commission is a great place to work!  We offer a stable environment with regular work schedules.  Learn and grow with us!  The State of Florida offers a generous benefits package including vacation and sick leave, retirement, health insurance (over 80% employer paid), life insurance (80% employer paid), 10 holidays per year, flexible work schedules, tuition waivers, qualification for student loan forgiveness, and so much more! We’re all about quality!  Are you ready to take the next step in your career?  Apply today!

 

What will I be doing?

This is independent professional position as the Investigation Specialist I conducting investigations about discrimination cases within the State of Florida. Incumbent will gathering and recording information accurately and thoroughly through interviews and or correspondence with parties involved in the investigation. Conducting research and collecting facts about any complaint assigned and must be able to write investigative reports within the statutory timeframes. Testifying and appearing before the Commission panels and in civil court proceedings and administrative hearings, regarding investigative findings and recommendations.

 

 

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree and one year of experience in legal or paralegal work, investigative work, human relations, human resources, regulatory inspections, social work, personnel, education, counseling, affirmative action (AA), equal employment opportunity (EEO), or in working in the juvenile or adult criminal justice system? OR experience as described above can substitute on a year-for-year basis for the college education.
  • Experience conducting fact-finding interviews with members of the public to gather information.
  • Experience writing detailed, analytical reports or analyses.
  • Experience dealing with and analyzing large amounts of documentation.

 

Position Related Requirements:

  • The selected applicant must pass a Level II criminal history background check.

 

The successful candidate must demonstrate the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Knowledge of basic investigations techniques, rules of evidence, court procedures and requirements.
  • Skilled in using logic and reasoning.
  • Skilled in utilizing techniques of active listening.
  • Ability to conduct fact-finding interviews and take statements.
  • Ability to use deductive reasoning.
  • Ability to analyze informed and determine its a validity.
  • Ability to write accurate investigation reports and present detailed verbal presentations.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality.
  • Ability to make independent decisions.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain a productive working relationship with others.

 

Can I be successful?

The ideal candidate for this position will:

  • Be a strong communicator; utilizing active listening skills to ensure understanding, as well as, excellent oral and written communication skills to effectively articulate and convey complex information so that it is readily understandable.  
  • Portray a positive, respectful, objective and professional image to diverse individuals at all levels and handle sensitive and confidential situations and information with integrity, impartiality, discretion and tact.
  • Be a solutions oriented person with the ability to use critical thinking, judgement and discretion to synthesize information from a variety of sources, understand and identify root causes of a situation, apply a comprehensive knowledge of employment laws and procedures, and make sound decisions and effective recommendations. 
  • Possess a strong work ethic and drive to move things forward under their own initiative.  Approach work with a sense of commitment, urgency and personal accountability.
  • Be able to effectively organize and manage a busy workload while remaining flexible and able to effectively incorporate changing priorities or conditions. 

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree and one year of experience in legal or paralegal work, investigative work, human relations, human resources, regulatory inspections, social work, personnel, education, counseling, affirmative action (AA), equal employment opportunity (EEO), or in working in the juvenile or adult criminal justice system? OR experience as described above can substitute on a year-for-year basis for the college education.
  • Experience conducting fact-finding interviews with members of the public to gather information.
  • Experience writing detailed, analytical reports or analyses.
  • Experience dealing with and analyzing large amounts of documentation. 

 

**All responses provided to the qualifying questions for this vacancy advertisement must be verifiable on your State of Florida, Employment Application. **

 

GENERAL INFORMATION:

The elements of the selection process may include a skill assessment and/or oral interview.

 

All positions with the Florida Commission on Human Relation are positions of special trust. Therefore, the selected candidate must successfully pass a level two background screening (which includes fingerprinting) as a condition of employment. Applicants being considered for employment will be required to submit to a fingerprint-based background investigation, which will include a check of the criminal history records of the FBI. 

 

An individual with a disability is qualified if he or she satisfies the skills, experience, and other job-related requirements for a position and can perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation. Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must contact the DMS Human Resources (HR) Office at (850) 488-2707. DMS requests applicants notify HR in advance to allow enough time to provide the accommodation.

 

 

 

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.  Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. 


Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee