• Assistant Director of Investigations and Training

    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(8/1/2019 6:14 PM)
    Req ID
    ASD Human Resources
    Regular Full-Time
    ASD-Human Resources
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    Brief Job Description (essential functions of the job):


    The City of Boston is looking for an experienced HR professional who has a demonstrated commitment to a safe, welcoming and inclusive workplace environment for all employees with extensive experience in workplace investigations and training and development.


    The Assistant Director of Investigations and Training is responsible for conducting workplace investigations, mediations and trainings in various human resource subject areas. Under supervision of the Director of Investigations and Training, the Assistant Director is responsible for assisting with fostering, supporting and maintaining an inclusive environment for all employees at the City of Boston.


    • Conducts workplace investigations, including the intake, interviews, investigation and reports in collaboration with department and labor relations staff.
    • Develops and delivers of anti-discrimination, harassment, and retaliation training to ensure awareness of obligations under applicable internal policies, and state and federal law.
    • Assists in developing citywide policies, practices and techniques for the investigation of workplace misconduct complaints in coordination with Labor Relations and the Law Department, as appropriate.
    • Assists in resolving issues in the investigation process, identifying training needs and discussing effectiveness of investigations, policies, practices and techniques.
    • Assists in developing a strategic plan for employee training and development, including tracking the effectiveness of training programs, identifying gaps, enhancing current programs, and implementing new programs as needed.
    • Maintains up-to-date knowledge of applicable federal and state laws, regulations, guidance, and best practices pertaining to investigations, reports and recommendations.
    • Serves as an internal resource to which concerned parties communicate workplace concerns, including discrimination, harassment, and retaliation allegations.
    • Maintains a tracking system for complaint and program analytics.
    • Performs related work as required.

    Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

    • At least four (4) years of fulltime, or equivalent part-time, experience as a human resources professional in work in which the major duties included workplace misconduct investigations, training and development, and promoting a safe, welcoming and inclusive workplace environment for all employees. Supervisory experience preferred.
    • A bachelor's degree in human resources, public or business administration or related field may be
    • substituted for two (2) years of the required experience. A master's degree may be substituted for an additional year of experience.
    • Experience in investigations of discrimination, harassment and retaliation required.
    • Experience in developing and conducting trainings on discrimination, harassment and retaliation as well as employee rights and supervisory role and responsibilities, racial equity training, cultural competence, implicit bias, diversity, mediation and conflict resolution to a diverse array of adult learners required.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of federal, state and local laws, regulations and court decisions applicable to human resources and employment.
    • Demonstrated ability to prepare written documents, including business processes, and investigative reports (facts, findings, recommendations) that meet appropriate legal and labor relations requirements.
    • Experience in a public sector and/or union environment preferred.
    • Experience in mediation preferred.
    • Strong organizational and management skills.
    • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse stakeholders in cooperative working relationships.
    • Ability to exercise confidentiality and discretion with highly sensitive information.
    • Ability to exercise good judgement and focus on detail as required by the job.



    Boston Residency Required



    Union/Salary Plan/Grade: Nonunion/MM2-8

    Hours per week: 35


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