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Equity Investigator

Equity Investigator

Requisition ID req1510 Department Office of Equity and Inclusion Campus DC-Downtown Center Employment Type Confidential Exempt/Non-exempt Best Consideration Date Apply Immediately; This position will close once sufficient qualified applications have been received. Position Summary

Under the direction of the Chief Diversity Officer, and with considerable discretion, investigates claims of discrimination and/or harassment lodged by students, employees, faculty and others associated with the college.

PCC's dedication and commitment to diversity and the dignity and worth of the individual. To work in a compliance environment that is aimed at creating a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment that strives for every individual to feel a sense of belonging.

See the classification description for additional information:

Candidate Profile

These qualifications, skills and abilities are critical for success in this position.
Throughout the screening process, you will be evaluated based on the demonstration of these qualifications.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of applicable non-discrimination nonharassment law including Title IX, Title VII, ADA, and other laws protecting students and employees in higher education.
  • Demonstrated experience using trauma informed interview techniques for parties and witnesses.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with stakeholders on complex matters.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct thorough investigations from intake to resolution.
  • Demonstrated ability to mediate and utilize alternative resolution and problem solving processes to resolve internal organizational complaints.
  • Demonstrated ability to create and provide training regarding PCC policy and topics about diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Demonstrated commitment to belonging, diversity and inclusion, with a strong equity lens to serve students, staff, and faculty from a broad spectrum of identities and lived experiences.
Minimum Qualifications

To be considered, your application must demonstrate these minimum qualifications. (Experience is calculated based on the start and end dates you provide multiplied by the number of hours per week worked).

- Bachelor’s degree in social science, business, human resources, or related field (relevant experience may substitute for the degree requirement on a year-for-year basis).

- 2 or more years of experience in the investigation of EEO, ADA, affirmative action or employment related complaints and mediating conflict.

- Experience working in a unionized environment and with a diverse population of students and staff is preferred.

Preferred Qualifications

Certification with ATIXA, AAAED, or Oregon Sexual Assault Taskforce

Position Grade HH Starting Salary Expectations Minimum $59,979 to range midpoint of $73,472. Placement will generally not exceed the mid-point, based on qualifications, experience, and internal equity. Position Grade Salary Range $59979 to $86966 Annual Salary FTE 1 PCC Benefits

PCC offers a comprehensive benefit package designed to provide employees and their families, including domestic partners, with access to a broad range of benefit options. Includes Health, Dental, and Vision options, Group Life, Long-term Disability, Long-term Care, and Auto and Home Insurance programs.

PCC currently fully funds the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS/OPSRP) pension and contributes an additional 6% into the employee's Individual Account Program under PERS/OPSRP. After one year of management or confidential service, PCC also provides a 2% contribution to a 403(b) account for eligible management and confidential personnel. PCC offers a tax deferred annuity program and a deferred compensation program where employees may save additional pre-tax dollars for retirement.

Additionally, PCC provides a tuition waiver for you, your spouse/domestic partner, and dependent children under 24 years of age, as well as partial tuition reimbursement for full-time employees at other accredited institutions.

Paid Leave: (Pro-rated by FTE for Part-Time Employees)
- 14.67 hours of vacation leave per month
- 1 day of sick leave per month
- 12 holidays
- 3 additional personal leave days per year

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Working Conditions and Physical Requirements

Work is generally performed in an office environment, with frequent interruptions and irregularities in the work schedule. Frequent reaching, sitting, walking, and standing may be required. No special
coordination beyond that used for normal mobility and handling of everyday objects and materials is needed to perform the job. Incumbents are required to work and maintain offices at more than one location. Frequent travel within the college district is required. Occasional early morning, evening and/or weekend work may be required.

Background Check Required Yes

Portland Community College complies with the Oregon Veterans' Preference in Public Employment law which provides qualifying veterans and disabled veterans with preference in employment. You will be given instructions during the application process to claim Veterans' Preference in the recruitment of this position, and to provide the documents required for verification of eligibility. Please do not send your documentation to the hiring manager directly. For verification of eligibility, please submit the following documentation:
  • Veterans: DD214
  • Disabled Veterans: DD214 and Letter from the Department of VA
Portland Community College is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or any other protected class.

This position has been identified as a Campus Security Authority (CSA) pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act). Campus Security Authorities must immediately report Clery Act crimes that occurred on Portland Community College’s Clery geography on the Crime Incident Report (CIRTrac™) located on the Department of Public safety’s Clery Act compliance webpage . Following entry of a report on CIRTrac™ PCC’s Clery Specialist will (1) analyze the report for issuance of a timely warning or emergency notification; and (2) will determine if the report should be included in the annual statistical disclosures. The Clery Specialist shall annually assign CSAs online Clery Act training to ensure they are provided proper training to fulfill their reporting responsibilities required by the Clery Act and PCC’s Clery Act policy.

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the Annual Security Report 2021 (ASR) is now available for viewing on the Department of Public Safety website:

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