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Investigations Specialist

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Recruitment/Posting Title Investigations Specialist
Job Category Staff & Executive - Human Resources
Department Employment Equity
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national research university and the state of New Jerseys preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Established in 1766 and celebrated a milestone 250th anniversary in 2016, the university is the eighth oldest higher education institution in the United States. More than 70,800 students and 27,000 faculty and staff learn, work, and serve the public at Rutgers locations across New Jersey and around the world. 
Rutgers University–New Brunswick took root over 250 years ago. We are the states most comprehensive intellectual resource—the flagship campus of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, as designated by the Association of American Universities. We are the regions most high-profile public research institution and a leading national research center with a global impact. 
University Human Resources (UHR) supports the Rutgers mission as an institution of prominence, preeminent in research, teaching, service, and clinical care. We strive to provide the highest level of customer service in delivering a comprehensive network of programs, services, and expertise to attract, retain, and develop diverse and highly skilled top talent. 
Posting Summary
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Investigations Specialist for the Office of Employment Equity (OEE). Reporting to the Associate Director of OEE , the position is responsible for investigating formal and informal complaints of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation under the universitys Policy Prohibiting Discrimination and Harassment and the Title IX Policy and Grievance Procedures  (i.e., complaints brought against faculty, staff, and individuals who do business with the university) across the three campuses. Also investigates complaints arising under the universitys Policy Prohibiting Workplace Violence and the Conscientious Employee Protection Policy. The position will facilitate resolution of formal and informal complaints. In addition, will provide in-person training regarding discrimination, harassment and retaliation under the above policies.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
  • Conducts investigations into alleged violations of the universitys Policy Prohibiting Discrimination and Harassment, Title IX Policy and Grievance Procedures , Policy Prohibiting Workplace Violence and Conscientious Employee Protection Policy, in accordance with state and federal laws, regulations, and applicable case law. 
  • Authors investigation reports that include factual determinations and analysis. 
  • Handles intake responsibilities and, as appropriate, referral of complaints that are not under OEEs purview to the appropriate office. 
  • Facilitates resolution of formal and informal complaints, as assigned.
  • Conducts in-person training sessions for various university schools and departments regarding the universitys Policy Prohibiting Discrimination and Harassment and Title IX Policy and Grievance Procedures , and related laws, policies and guidelines.
  • Serves as a resource to the university community regarding discrimination, harassment, workplace violence and retaliation matters.
  • Monitors relevant federal (e.g., Title VII, Title IX) and state (e.g., NJLAD) legal developments (including developments related to administrative agencies such as the EEOC and OCR) and makes recommendations as appropriate. 
  • Understands and contributes to the overall purpose and work of the OEE. Performs other duties as required.
Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift Day
FLSA Exempt
Grade 06
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary 71087.000
Annual Mid Range Salary 89978.500
Annual Maximum Salary 108870.000
Standard Hours 37.50
Union Description Administrators Confidential
Payroll Designation PeopleSoft
Rutgers offers a comprehensive benefit program to eligible employees. For details, please go to .
Rutgers also offers a benefit program to eligible full-time postdoctoral fellow students. For details, please go to
COVID-19 Immunization Requirement
Under Policy 60.1.35 , Rutgers University requires all prospective employees to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated and have received a booster (where eligible) against COVID-19 prior to commencement of employment, unless the University has granted the individual a medical or religious exemption.  Prospective employees who are not eligible for a booster at the time of an offer of employment must provide proof they have received a booster within two weeks (14 calendar days) of eligibility .  Based on current guidance, individuals are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after receiving the final dose of any COVID-19 vaccine authorized or approved for use in the United States by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  Eligibility for a booster against COVID-19 varies and is explained on the Universitys web site located at .  Failure to provide proof of primary vaccination and booster will result in rescission of a prospective employees offer of employment and/or disciplinary action up to and including termination.
Seniority Unit
Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month
Position Pension Eligibility ABP


Minimum Education and Experience
  • Bachelors degree or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience. 
  • A minimum of five years relevant experience.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Professional experience involving significant responsibilities in investigative work.
  • Knowledge of laws prohibiting discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, including applicable case law, regulations, guidelines, and trends.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct investigations; to analyze, interpret, and apply complex laws, rules and regulations; to draw reasonable conclusions; to write investigation reports under established timelines; and to facilitate resolution of complaints.
  • Excellent organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to function independently and meet timeframes for completion of work.
  • Demonstrated high level of teamwork, initiative, dependability, versatility and flexibility.
  • MS Office 2010 proficient.
Preferred Qualifications
  • J.D. preferred. Litigation experience preferred. 
  • Experience in a higher education setting preferred.
Equipment Utilized
  • UHR hardware and Microsoft 2010 software.
Physical Demands and Work Environment
Special Conditions

Posting Details

Posting Number 22ST1468
Posting Open Date 04/27/2022
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Home Location Campus Cook (RU-New Brunswick)
Location Details
New Brunswick, NJ

Pre-employment Screenings

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of all pre-employment screenings.

Infection Control and Safety

This position is subject to all Rutgers University policies, including TB surveillance and other infection control and safety policies. Please review the Tuberculosis Surveillance Policy for additional information.

Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

It is university policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. For additional information please see the Non-Discrimination Statement at the following web address:

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