Senior EEO/Title IX Investigator

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Human Resources
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HR-Human Resources
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88087 Requisition #

Berkeley Lab is hiring a Senior EEO/Title IX Investigator in the Human Resources Division, to serve the wider Lab community. The Senior Investigator will lead informal inquiries, facilitate alternative dispute resolutions and conduct formal internal workplace investigations to address specific workplace concerns focused on Title IX and Title VII issues. This investigator will also respond to  external inquiries from oversight agencies including the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Program, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Department of Fair Employment Housing. Daily operations involve interviewing witnesses, analyzing complex information, conducting research, preparing reports of investigations, consulting and collaborating with Berkeley Lab and University employees at all levels as well as a variety of external representatives.


What You Will Do:

  • Complaint Processing: Perform intake processing of all staff, student and affiliate community member concerns in relation to the Lab work environment. 

    • Triage and facilitate the processing of business confidential concerns to include identifying core issues, determining responsible jurisdictions and confirming the applicable policies. 

    • Ensure appropriate preventative measures and response action, notification and collaboration with all relevant internal parties and/or external representatives, to collect pertinent evidentiary data, and to prepare a focused written analysis and response to meet documentary requirements. 


  • Investigations: Plan and conduct fair and neutral fact-finding investigations of complaints alleging violations of policy.

    • Conduct interviews of complainants, respondents, witnesses and other investigation participants to gather relevant facts associated with the complaint. 

    • Identify, collect, review and analyze relevant files, documents, electronic records and other information. Conduct extensive research on policy and regulations to determine their applicability to current complaints.

    • Provide timely and detailed written reports of investigations and effectively communicate investigation results, both verbally and in writing, so they are placed in the appropriate context and understood by all parties.

 

  • Research: Keep informed of relevant and emerging system-wide guidance, social movements and operational environmental changes. Regularly  interface with the legal team to be advised of developments in the legal field.

 

  • Office Outreach, Coordination and Partner Support: Train staff and supervisors concerning relevant Human Resource policies. Collaborate, consult and advise on best practices and on the appropriate handling of complex and sensitive employment related matters, to help reduce risk.


What is Required:

  • Bachelors’ degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.

  • Minimum 8 years of progressive Human Resources experience, including experience in employee relations, policy development and interpretation, investigations and complaint resolution. 

  • Experience in planning and conducting fair and thorough workplace investigations with demonstrated knowledge of best practices and methodologies, including participation in at least 4 previous business confidential and formal workplace investigations (resulting in analysis of conduct, policy and a formal written report).

  • Demonstrated knowledge of state and federal administrative agencies and their roles in the complaint oversight , including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Department of Fair Employment Housing, Office of the Federal Compliance Program, Office for Civil Rights, and the Department of Labor.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations related to governing discriminatory practices, retaliation and equal opportunities, including Title VII, Title IX, Ethics, Confidentiality and Access to Records in the employment and educational setting.

  • Knowledge of best practices to foster welcoming environments, uphold equality and support inclusivity, while maintaining confidentiality of sensitive work-related information.

  • Strong computer and internet research skills. Proficiency in Microsoft applications with an emphasis on Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

  • Professional presentation and oral communication skills with demonstrated skill, sensitivity and experience interacting with parties who are diverse in characteristics such as education level, age, race, gender identity and expression, ability, religion, socioeconomic background, in a culturally competent manner.  

  • Ability to write cogent and concise factual and analytical reports. 


Additional Desired Qualifications: 

  • Knowledge of Berkeley Lab and University of California policies.

  • Association of Workplace Investigators Certification.

  • SHRM-SCP or SPHR. 


Notes:

  • This is a full-time career appointment, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.

  • This position requires access to export control and security sensitive information. Therefore the selected incumbent for this position requires U.S. citizenship or U.S. permanent residency.

  • This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.

  • Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.


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Working at Berkeley Lab has many rewards including a competitive compensation program, excellent health and welfare programs, a retirement program that is second to none, and outstanding development opportunities.  To view information about the many rewards that are offered at Berkeley Lab- Click Here.


Berkeley Lab (LBNL) addresses the world’s most urgent scientific challenges by advancing sustainable energy, protecting human health, creating new materials, and revealing the origin and fate of the universe. Founded in 1931, Berkeley Lab’s scientific expertise has been recognized with 13 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages Berkeley Lab for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science.


Equal Employment Opportunity: Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. Berkeley Lab is in compliance with the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision under 41 CFR 60-1.4.  Click here to view the poster and supplement: "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law."

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The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory provides accommodation to otherwise qualified internal and external applicants who are disabled or become disabled and need assistance with the application process. Internal and external applicants that need such assistance may contact the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to request accommodation by telephone at 510-486-7635, by email to eeoaa@lbl.gov or by U.S. mail at EEO/AA Office, One Cyclotron Road, MS90R-2121, Berkeley, CA 94720. These methods of contact have been put in place ONLY to be used by those internal and external applicants requesting accommodation.