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Compliance Officer, Title VII
Title:Compliance Officer, Title VII
Department:Office of Compliance and Risk Management
Location:Van Ness

Number of Vacancies: 1

Area of Consideration: Open to the Public

Position Status: Full-Time, Regular

Pay Plan, Series & Grade: DS0058/5

Salary Range: $67,246 - $85,184

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Location: 4200 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC 20008

Brief Description of Duties

Reporting to the Director, Office of Compliance and Risk Management, the Compliance Officer (Title VII/ADA/Diversity) holds primary responsibility for developing and implementing university-wide policies, programs, and procedures with respect to Equal Employment Opportunity (Title VII), campus equity and diversity programs, workers’ compensation claims, affirmative action, and accommodation requests related to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  Responsibilities include coordinating and developing a comprehensive and robust program to address grievances and complaints involving faculty and employees.  Additionally, this position will be responsible for planning and executing objective and timely investigations of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, salary inequity, and all other allegations related to federal protections and protected traits under the District of Columbia Human Rights Act. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The Compliance Officer (Title VII/ADA/Diversity) will be the primary contact point for all university compliance activities, training, investigations, and reporting related to affirmative action, campus diversity, and Title VII programs.  This position will also develop, in coordination with the District of Columbia Office of Disability Rights (ODR) and Office of Human Rights (OHR), compliant programs for reviewing and responding to ADA requests, as well as actions required under federal and local family leave laws, and may include support in the areas of workers’ compensation claims management, suspected leave abuse, fitness for duty certifications, and Employee Assistance Program (EAP) referrals. 

Specific responsibilities include:

  1. Serve as primary resource and subject matter expert for all internal and external concerns and questions related to the university’s Title VII, ADA, affirmative action, and campus diversity programs.   
  2. Serve as intake officer, manage resources, and lead/conduct prompt, thorough, and impartial investigations in response to direct and indirect complaints of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, hostile work environments, salary inequity and other reports and allegations of unfair treatment related to federal and local protections.    
  3. Review, revise, and develop all university Title VII, ADA, and campus diversity policies and practices to ensure compliance with the most recent and applicable federal and local regulations and guidance.
  4. Prepare and deliver all Title VII, ADA, and campus diversity training materials and presentations to the university community.
  5. Develop and manage written and online content/materials, to be broadly and publically distributed, related to Title VII, ADA, and campus diversity, student code of conduct, campus awareness, and reporting requirements. 
  6. Provide additional professional support to the Office of Compliance and Risk Management, and the Office of Talent Management as necessary (e.g., Title VII reporting). 
  7. Summarize and present findings, supporting materials, and case logs to senior officials.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or other related business field and at least four years of experience conducting investigations, developing policies, and delivering training materials pertaining to Title VII, ADA, and diversity programs in a large organization.
  • Juris Doctor (JD) or Master’s Degree and experience in a higher-education setting preferred.

Information to Applicant

Collective Bargaining Unit (Union): This position is not part of the collective bargaining unit.  

Employment Benefits: Selectee will be eligible for health and life insurance, annual (vacation) and sick leave and will be covered under the University of the District of Columbia' s retirement plan (TIAA).

Equal Opportunity Employer: The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.

Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the University of the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived actual race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, marital status, personal appearance, genetic information, familial status, source of income, status as a victim of an intrafamily offense, place of residence or business,  or status as a covered veteran, as provided for and to the extent required by District and Federal statutes and regulations. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act.  In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act.  Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated.  Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.

Veterans Preference:  Applicants claiming veterans preference must submit official proof at the time of application.

Visa Sponsorship: At this time, the University of the District of Columbia does not provide sponsorship for visas (e.g. H-1B). This position is also ineligible for Optional Practical Training (OPT).

Residency Preference: A person applying for a position who is a bona fide District resident at the time of application for the position, may be awarded a 10-point residency preference over non-District applicants, unless the person declines the preference points. If selected, the person shall be required to present no less than 8 proofs of bona fide District residency on or before the effective date of the appointment and maintain such residency for 7 consecutive years from the effective date of the appointment. Failure to maintain bona fide District residency for the 7-year period will result in forfeiture of employment.

Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.

Background Investigation: Employment with the University of the District of Columbia is contingent upon a satisfactory background investigation.  The determination of a "satisfactory background investigation" is made at the sole discretion of the University of the District of Columbia.  The University may refuse to hire a finalist, rescind an offer of employment to a finalist or review and may terminate the employment of a current employee based on the results of a background investigation.

Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore, if selected for employment a UDC application will be required.

Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the University of the District of Columbia, Office of Talent Management only.

Contact Information:  All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to UDC Office of Talent Management at (202) 274-5380.

The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For a full version of the University’s EO Policy Statement, please visit: .

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