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CIVIL RIGHTS OFFICER II

Recruitment #19-001742-0002

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

14

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. The person in this position serves as an Investigator of discrimination complaints; case processing specialist in investigations; intake officer in the main office; and community outreach/public information specialist.

POSITION DUTIES

The Civil Rights Officer II position is responsible for investigating discrimination complaints and negotiating attempts to settle discrimination complaints in housing, employment and public accommodations.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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

Experience: One year of professional work experience investigating alleged discrimination complaints and negotiating agreements to settle discrimination complaints in housing, employment and public accommodations based on race, color, ancestry or national origin, religion/creed, sex, marital status, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information and familial status.

 Notes:

1. Candidates may substitute additional 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 on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

2. Candidates may substitute an additional year of general professional work experience in human relations, civil rights, legal work, community relations, law enforcement, personnel, counseling or social work for six months of the required experience.

3. 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 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

Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program, have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents. As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.

Leave may be granted to a contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12 month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year.

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application and supplemental questionnaire may be submitted to: 

Attn: C Langley

Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division,

301 W. Preston St., Baltimore, MD 21201.

Paper application materials must be received in our office by the closing date for the recruitment. No postmarks will be accepted.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the DBM Recruitment and Examination Division at Application.Help@maryland.gov or 410-767-4911, MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

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