Investigator

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Classification:Administrative Professional 1
Grade:Grade 79
Work type:Staff Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
School/Business unit:UAF Chancellor
Location: Fairbanks
Categories: Other

Position Summary:

UAF's Department of Diversity and Equal Opportunity is seeking qualified individuals to fill the position of Investigator. The University of Alaska has an excellent benefits package and a relocation allowance may be offered to the successful candidate. UAF is committed to building a culturally diverse community and strongly encourages applications from females, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veteran candidates. If you are interested in becoming a valued member of our team, please apply today!

Duties:

5DATA REQUESTS/ REPORTING: • Assist departmental leadership with the preparation and maintenance of data for a variety of reporting purposes.Essential
5TRAINING AND OUTREACH: Assist the Director/ Title IX coordinator with developing training content, present training, and participate in outreach activities.Essential
90INVESTIGATION/ REPORT WRITING: • Investigate allegations relating to discrimination, discriminatory harassment, sexual and gender-based misconduct, employee conduct, ethics and other possible UA Board of Regents Policy and Regulation violations. Investigations include developing an investigative plan with timelines, identifying and interviewing parties and witnesses, gathering and analyzing relevant documentation, and maintaining detailed accurate records and notes. • Compose comprehensively written investigative reports that clearly identify the issues investigated; summarize the evidence found, including information gathered from interviews conducted during the investigatory process; make credibility assessments; analyze the matter within a specified framework; apply relevant laws, policies, and procedures; and make findings and recommendations through sound analysis. • Communicate with parties and others while protecting the independence, neutrality, integrity, and privacy of the investigation. • Continuously identify and integrate best practices by staying current with recent changes/guidance on relevant laws, policies, procedures, investigative techniques, trauma-informed investigative practices, and cultural sensitivity. • Keep thorough, accurate, and comprehensive records related to all communications and assigned case files. • Engage in informal resolution in coordination with Dean of Students and Human Resources if allegations do not rise to the level of discrimination, harassment, or other types of policy violation. • Provide weekly status updates on investigations to the Title IX Coordinator or designee. • Provide daily updates on cases to lead investigator as necessary. • Evaluate and advise departmental leadership on potential risk exposure associated with assigned cases.Essential

The investigator position at the University of Alaska Fairbanks' Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity conducts inquiries and investigations to evaluate compliance with University policies, procedures, and programs on equal opportunity, discrimination, affirmative action, discriminatory harassment, sexual misconduct, retaliation, employee conduct and ethics. 

The investigator is part of a team of four workplace investigators examining reports utilizing a trauma-informed approach, acting as a neutral third party throughout all aspects of the workplace investigative process ensuring a well-documented, prompt, and fair handling of the report. This position will work closely with clients, stakeholders, Dean of Students Office, Office of Human Resources, Office of Residence Life, Office of Research Integrity and others throughout campus, as necessary.

The position is supervised by the Director of Diversity and Equal Opportunity/ Title IX Coordinator, with daily guidance and oversight by the lead investigator. This is a full-time, 12-month, benefits-eligible, salaried position with typical office hours of M- F, 8-5pm. Due to the business needs of the institution, the successful applicant must be able to work evenings, weekends or travel on short notice periodically. Compensation is negotiable and commensurate with education and experience. Skills testing may be required. A relocation allowance may be offered to the successful applicant.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

• Excellent critical thinking skills and judgment with the demonstrated ability to analyze and apply legal and policy standards to fact patterns.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills. 
• Ability to prioritize and organize work effectively, manage multiple high priorities and deadlines, and maintain detailed records with minimal supervision.
• Cultural competence and sensitivity and the ability to conduct effective investigations with a trauma-informed approach.
• Independent and sound judgment with the ability to remain impartial and neutral throughout all aspects of the investigative process and in highly emotional situations.
• Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively individually and as a member of a busy team. 
• Ability to calmly and efficiently manage difficult, confidential, and sensitive issues with professionalism in a complex organization.
• Ability and willingness to periodically travel and work evenings and weekends as duties require.
• Computer proficiency including MS Excel and Word

Minimum Required Qualifications and Experience:
• Strong skills in the areas of conflict resolution, problem-solving techniques, interviewing, and investigation.
• Demonstrated investigatory experience gathering facts. 
• Demonstrated analytical and/or problem-solving capabilities. 
• Demonstrated ability to present ideas clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.
• Demonstrated excellent judgment with the ability to manage sensitive or confidential information.

Preferred Qualifications and Experience:
• Experience in a higher education, legal, law enforcement, employment, journalism, or regulatory compliance setting (or substantially related area).

Typical Education or Training:

Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of training, along with at least two years of investigatory experience. A preference will be given to individuals who hold a J.D. with demonstrated evidence/fact gathering experience requiring interviews.

UAF is committed to building a culturally diverse community and strongly encourages applications from females, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veteran candidates.

To ensure consideration for this position, applicants must upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of at least three professional references no later than 11:55 pm AK Standard Time on July 25, 2018 for the first round of screenings and is open until filled. If you have questions about this position, please contact Margo Griffith, Director of Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity, at mcgriffith@alaska.edu.

For more information about the University of Alaska Fairbanks, please go to: https://www.uaf.edu and for information about the Fairbanks community, go to: https://www.explorefairbanks.com

Background Check:

Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Probationary Period:

Pursuant to University Regulation 04.07.020, new employees of the University are employed in an at-will probationary status for the first six months of employment.  During the probationary period, employment may be terminated for no reason or any reason.  Promoted employees also serve a probationary period with limited rights of retreat.

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska Fairbanks that all employees are required to attend training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period of time to remain employed at UAF.  The policy can be located at: http://www.uaf.edu/chancellor/policy/04.07.010/

Tobacco-Free Campus:

UAF Campus is a tobacco free campus.  For more information, please go to: http://www.uaf.edu/tobaccofreecampus/

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