**NOTE: Applications must be submitted through the city’s website by March 5, 2021 at 5pm.
Under general direction, manages major functions of the Human Rights Department investigations which includes employment discrimination covered by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, housing discrimination covered by Title VIII of Civil Rights Act; and public accommodations discrimination covered by Title II of the Civil Rights Act. Supervises the work of Human Rights Specialists. Assists the Civil and Human Rights Director in overall management of the City’s Human Rights Department. Oversees federal and state civil rights enforcement contracts, serves as case mediator, and investigates a small caseload.
- Supervises Human Rights Specialists and their investigations, involved in the enforcement of various Civil and Human Rights laws and City Ordinances;
- Monitors conciliated cases and ensures that case respondents and complainants comply with the terms of conciliation agreements and formally closes cases once all parties have complied;
- Plans, organizes, directs and evaluates the work of assigned staff in implementing appropriate goals, cases, policies and directives of the Human Rights Department;
- Conducts civil and human rights trainings with Human Rights Specialists and the Greater Des Moines community members consistent with requirements of the position;
- Investigates a small caseload of usually complex investigations as assigned by the Department Director;
- Monitors, reviews, evaluates, and approves case production, management and closures and provides technical guidance to assigned staff to assure compliance;
- Makes recommendations pertaining to personnel, space, and resources to meet the goals of the Human Rights Department;
- Approves all recommended enforcement and remedial actions and draft all settlement and conciliation agreements in a fashion to eliminate unlawful employment practices and to secure appropriate individual relief;
- Certifies that charges of discrimination meet all jurisdictional, timeliness, and deferral requirements;
- Prepares recommendations for enforcement actions;
- Keeps immediate supervisor and designated others fully and accurately informed concerning work progress, including present and potential work obstacles and suggestions for new or improved means of addressing such problems;
- Attends meeting, conferences, workshops and training sessions and reviews publications and audio-visual materials to become and remain current on the principles, practices and new developments in civil and human rights;
- Communicates and coordinates regularly with appropriate others to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of interdepartmental operations and activities;
- Performs other duties consistent with the classification function and the needs of the City.