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Date:  Mar 13, 2023

Springfield, IL, US, 62701

Job Requisition ID:  25006

Agency :  Department of Human Rights 
Closing Date/Time: 03/27/2023
Salary:   $5,246 - $7,827 Anticipated Monthly; non-state starting $5,246  
Job Type:   Salaried Full Time  
County:   Sangamon  
Number of Vacancies:   1  
Plan/BU:   RC062  


This position is a union position; therefore, provisions of the relevant collective bargaining agreement/labor contract apply to the filling of this position.


All applicants who want to be considered for this position MUST apply electronically through the website. State of Illinois employees should click the link near the top left to apply through the SuccessFactors employee career portal.

Applications submitted via email or any paper manner (mail, fax, hand delivery) will not be considered.


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Position Overview

Under general direction of a Public Service Administrator in the Investigations Section of the Charge Processing Division, performs duties of an advanced specialist in investigations, developing or revising techniques or methods of investigation in the employment and non-employment jurisdictions (i.e., real estate transactions, access to financial credit, the availability of public accommodations and sexual harassment in higher education); carries a caseload of routine and complex cases; acts as a lead worker for an investigations unit; provides training to newly hired employees and provides work guidance and leadership to lower level investigators.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Investigates charges of discrimination, seeking information. documents and statistical data by mail and phone; conducts fact finding conferences with the parties to define issues. discuss each party's position, determine which facts are disputed and obtain evidence: when necessary, conducts on-site investigations to obtain and organize relevant data: interviews witnesses in person, by mail or phone as necessary; arranges schedule of work on a caseload, the size of which is dependent upon factors such as complexity of cases and other work assignments.
  2. Analyzes evidentiary findings, drafts and submits recommendations to supervisor in the form of detailed reports, consisting of factual documentation, witness statements, and recommendations based on analysis of findings relevant to charges.
  3. Assists lower level investigators with complex investigations or the resolution of unusual problems; acts as team leader in team investigations; assists in training newly hired employees: participates in unit staff meetings by offering suggestions and input.
  4. Conducts pre-systemic charge conferences with various groups or individuals to define issues relating to possible charges of discrimination; reviews and analyzes documentation and evidence of discrimination; prepares detailed supporting documentation and an analysis of facts in support of a systemic discrimination charge, recommends action to be taken; develops a project plan and timetable.
  5. Negotiates settlements between the parties to a charge; prepares appropriate reports and submits recommendations to supervisor for cases which settle or in which the complainant withdraws or fails to proceed or other cases in which a detailed investigation report is not appropriate.
  6. Performs other duties as assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.

Education Degree

  1. Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to the completion of four years of college, preferably with coursework in business, public, or personnel administration, or social sciences.
  2. Requires one year of professional experience as a Human Rights Investigator II.

Employment Conditions

  1. Requires ability to pass a background check

Work Hours:  8:30 AM - 5 PM, Monday - Friday  
Work Location: 524 S 2nd Street, Suite 300, Springfield, IL 62701  
Agency Contact:

Adam Coe


Phone #: (312) 814-6219

Job Family:  Legal and Compliance; Fiscal/Finance/Business  


This position DOES NOT contain “Specialized Skills” (as that term is used in CBAs).



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