Full Job Description
Only applicants who meet the Minimum Qualification Requirements and meet all selective requirements will be placed on the eligible list.
The Iowa Civil Rights Commission is currently accepting applications for a full-time Civil Rights Specialist position in Des Moines, IA.
Duties and Responsibilities: Reviews and investigates complaints of discrimination in employment, public accommodation, housing, credit, and education and provides written reports of investigation including analysis of evidence and applicable law. Interviews complainants, respondents and witnesses; identifies specific basis for complaints; reviews records; analyzes and reviews evidence received from respondents; obtains and analyzes comparative evidence; and applies applicable statutes and legal standards to determine if there is probable cause to believe discrimination occurred. Must be an efficient and effective writer and provide written synopsis of complainant’s allegations, respondent’s evidence and application of legal standards to same. Must be able to provide thorough, well-reasoned and clear written evaluations of law and evidence. Enters data and completes reports in web-based database. Provides training to the general public as well as occasionally facilitates alternative dispute resolution between parties.
354 Law Degree
Possession of a law degree from an accredited institution.
Minimum Qualification Requirements
Applicants must meet at least one of the following minimum requirements to qualify for positions in this job classification:
- Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in law enforcement, English, history, political science, or business administration, and experience equal to one year of full-time work as an investigator requiring knowledge in civil rights laws or criminal investigation, including drafting investigative reports which involve application of relevant statutes.
- Graduation from an accredited school of law.
- Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in any field, and experience equal to two years of full-time work as an investigator requiring knowledge in civil rights laws or criminal investigation, including drafting investigative reports which involve application of relevant statutes.