Human Relations Representative 1 (Spanish Speaking) (Clarks Summit)

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Bilingual/Interpretation/Translation



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THE POSITION

Are you passionate about promoting social justice, equity and equal opportunity for the citizens of our great Commonwealth of PA and enforcing Pennsylvania's civil rights laws that protect people from unlawful discrimination of any kind? Do you share our vision that all people in the great state of Pennsylvania will live, work, and learn in an environment free from unlawful discrimination and all forms of marginalization? If so, we welcome you as a potential member of our team to help address discrimination and protect the Pennsylvania citizens by ensuring their equal civil rights under the law.

IMPORTANT: YOU MUST APPLY TO THIS VACANCY POSTING, MEET ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS, COMPLETE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS AND RECEIVE A SCORE. YOUR SCORE IS ONLY VALID FOR THIS SPECIFIC VACANCY. ONCE THIS POSITION IS FILLED, YOUR SCORE IS NO LONGER VALID.

  • Full-time employment
  • Work Hours: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm; Monday - Friday; 1 hour lunch
  • This particular position also requires the selected candidate to be able to read, write, and speak in Spanish. You may be contacted for a Spanish speaking proficiency evaluation conducted by the Bureau of Talent Acquisition, PA Office of Administration. If contacted, you must pass the speaking evaluation in order to be deemed eligible for this position. Your proficiency in reading and writing in Spanish must be demonstrated during the probationary period to achieve regular status in the position.
  • DESCRIPTION OF WORK

    This is an entry level position which enforces the provisions of the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act by investigating and conciliating complaints of discrimination primarily in employment and public accommodations, alleged to have occurred because of a protected class such as race, color, sex, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, age, familial status, disability and/or retaliation.
    The person in this position will investigate and conciliate complaints of alleged discrimination primarily in employment and public accommodations, assess jurisdiction, draft and investigate complaints of discrimination and serve as the facilitator of the settlement process by communicating settlement proposals.

    Monitors all answers and documents within the appropriate timeframes and processes and grants extensions for the filing of answers and documents according to Commission procedures. Serves subpoenas, if needed, identifies and tracks the status of all Commission complaints. Conducts preliminary case analysis and contacts the parties and witnesses to conduct interviews and secure testimony. Prepares for and conducts Fact Finding Conferences to explore the issues raised in the complaint, probes areas of disagreement, explores the possibility of settlement, requests any outstanding documents, and maintains control of the conference.

    Performs onsite interviews of witnesses, Respondents and/or Complainants and conducts substantial investigative activity. Drafts thorough and comprehensive written, 'Findings of the Investigation' and prepares all case closing documents.


    REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, TRAINING & ELIGIBILITY

    Qualifications:

  • Must meet For more information on ways to meet PA residency requirements, follow the and click on Residency
  • Minimum Experience and Training Requirements: One year of professional administrative, criminal, or regulatory investigative experience involving the gathering of evidence, interviewing, and reporting investigation findings, and a bachelor's degree; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training which includes one year of professional administrative, criminal, or regulatory investigative experience involving the gathering of evidence, interviewing, and reportinginvestigation findings.
  • This particular position also requires the selected candidate to be able to read, write, and speak in Spanish. You may be contacted for a Spanish speaking proficiency evaluation conducted by the Bureau of Talent Acquisition, PA Office of Administration. If contacted, you must pass the speaking evaluation in order to be deemed eligible for this position. Your proficiency in reading and writing in Spanish must be demonstrated during the probationary period to achieve regular status in the position.
  • Must be able to perform essential job functions

  • Legal Requirements:
  • A conditional offer of employment will require submission of criminal history reports
  • You must pass a background investigation

  • Veterans: Pennsylvania law (51 Pa. C.S. 7103) provides employment preference for qualified veterans for appointment to many state and local government jobs. To learn more aboutemployment preferences for veterans, go to and click the Veterans' Preference tab or contact us at.

    Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS): 711 (hearing and speech disabilities or other individuals)


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