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Workplace EEO Investigator / Officer

County of San Mateo
Redwood City, California 94063
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time


County of San Mateo

$89,482-$111,862 Annually


The Equal Employment Opportunity ("EEO") Division of the Human Resources Department of the County of San Mateo is seeking a Workplace EEO Investigator/Officer to join our team. The ideal person is a self-starter who has experience investigating and resolving complex and sensitive EEO complaints of discrimination, harassment and other workplace complaints. The person must have strong writing, research and interview skills, and be able to prepare reports, letters and responses to internal and external EEO and workplace complaints.  

The ideal person will also possess strong analytical and organizational skills to assist in the development and implementation of the County's EEO programs, trainings and workforce initiatives. The person is an effective communicator and collaborator who can work with County managers, leaders and staff of all levels to provide technical and practical guidance to Departments and staff on EEO matters with appropriate judgment, diplomacy and discretion. 


Duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Conducting effective, prompt and thorough investigations of complex, sensitive workplace EEO complaints of discrimination, harassment, retaliation and other policy violations
  • Interviewing witnesses, including staff of all levels using appropriate tact and impartiality
  • Preparing reports, letters and responses to internal and external complaints of discrimination and harassment, including charges filed with the DFEH and EEOC
  • Assisting in developing and implementing EEO programs, trainings and workforce and diversity initiatives, including strategic planning, conducting surveys and assessments, preparing reports, analyzing statistics and working collaboratively with Departments, managers and staff of all levels
  • Applying knowledge or familiarity of employment and labor laws, including EEO/anti-discrimination laws and leave laws to properly investigate or resolve EEO matters
  • Providing sound technical and practical advice and guidance to County managers, leaders and staff on EEO matters, employee concerns and workplace initiatives
  • Researching and analyzing relevant facts, documents and policy/legal guidance for EEO cases
  • Collecting and analyzing workforce data, statistics and reports relating to EEO matters and workforce initiatives
  • Reviewing and responding to federal and state EEO or labor report requirements
  • Reviewing and becoming familiar with County policies, MOUs, procedures and practices
  • Developing and conducting trainings on EEO topics, including preparation of PowerPoints, presentations and handouts on EEO cases and workplace initiatives
  • Performing other tasks and administrative duties as needed


Typical qualifications include equivalent to a Bachelor's, Juris Doctorate law degree or Advanced Degree from an accredited college, university or graduate program; and/or certification in investigations, human resources or a related area. Candidates should have at least two or more years of experience performing one or more of the following:

  • Conducting workplace, EEO, employment and labor, Title IX or HR investigations of discrimination, harassment and other policy or legal violations
  • Employment and labor law civil litigation experience
  • Providing counseling and advice in employment and labor or human resource matters based on understanding of EEO laws, policies and guidelines
  • Performing increasingly responsible, complex or senior level human resource, EEO or employee relations program duties in a large, complex organization
  • Managing, documenting and resolving employee conflicts and HR complaints
  • Preparing reports of human resource, EEO or personnel matters, including review of policy violations, performance and/or conduct concerns
  • Reviewing, investigating and responding to DFEH and/or EEOC charges of discrimination, including the preparation of Position Statements and supporting documents
  • Developing and launching a workplace initiative, along with the requisite knowledge and experience in handling employee disputes or conducting investigations
  • Researching or applying federal and state laws relating to discrimination, harassment and retaliation


Final Date for Filing: February 28, 2018


To apply for this great opportunity, the following materials must be submitted using the County's online application system: the San Mateo County Employment Application Form; responses to the Supplemental Questionnaire that is part of the Employment Application Form; and 1 writing sample of a prior EEO or workplace investigative report, position statement, research memo, or other written work that demonstrates your writing skills relevant to this position (Please attach the writing sample to the Employment Application Form). Application materials must be submitted online at http://jobs.smcgov.org. Emailed, late, and incomplete submissions will not be accepted. EOE


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Redwood City, California 94063

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