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CIVIL RIGHTS OFFICER I

Recruitment #19-001741-0001

Introduction

The Maryland Commission on Civil Rights (MCCR) is the agency responsible for enforcement of anti-discrimination and civil rights laws for the State of Maryland.  MCCR is charged with investigating and administratively processing complaints that allege discrimination in employment, housing, public accommodations and the State's commercial non-discrimination policy.

GRADE

13

LOCATION OF POSITION

 William Donald Schaefer Tower

6 St. Paul Street

Baltimore, MD  21202

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this position is to implement State Government Title 20 and the Commission's Rules of Procedure through assignments of a variety of Agency functions. This position serves as an intake officer and community outreach/public information specialist.

POSITION DUTIES

The Intake Officer thoroughly interviews Complainants and prepares a written charge of discrimination. This person obtains the preliminary information of the alleged discrimination and prepares the file containing the first substantive written information about the case. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.

Experience: One year of professional work experience in human relations, civil rights, legal work, community relations, law enforcement, personnel, counseling or social services work involving interviewing, investigating or interrogating others.

 Notes: 

1. Candidates may substitute additional professional work experience as specified above on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in General Legal and Administrative classifications or General Legal and Administrative specialty codes in the Legal field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Legal/Court Room Proceedings experience

Alternative Dispute Resolution experience

Experience with Accessibility Issues

Experience in Housing Discrimination Issues

Undergraduate or Graduate Degree with legal course work in Civil Rights, Housing Discrimination, Americans with Disabilities Act, and Equal Employment Law

Proficiency in Spanish

Legal writing experience

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.

SELECTION PROCESS

Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment.  You must meet the minimum qualifications to be considered.  For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must be provided prior to hire.  All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date.  We will not consider information submitted after this date. Resumes may not be submitted in lieu of completing the employment application.  Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience as presented on your application and as they relate to the requirements of the position.  You may be asked to complete a supplemental questionnaire.  The supplemental questionnaire may be used as part of the rating process.  Therefore, it is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

The online application process is STRONGLY preferred.  If you are unable to apply online, you may mail a paper application and supplemental questionnaire to:

Department of Budget and Management

Recruitment and Examination

Division 301 W. Preston Street, Room 608

Baltimore, MD 21201 

All mailed documents must include the applicant's name and the job number and must be received by the closing date.  Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the application. If you have any questions concerning the recruitment process for this position, please call S. Hudson at 410-767-4910.  

As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.

People with disabilities and bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.

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