This position serves as the first level of contact for individuals who feel they have a complaint of discrimination in employment, housing or public accommodations under the Kansas Act Against Discrimination and the Kansas Age Discrimination in Employment Act. Interviews individuals via telephone or in person to establish jurisdiction and assist them in filing a complaint. Reviews and analyzes large quantities of information, answers questions, writes correspondence, and drafts the complaint. Explains filing process, statutes, regulations, and policies. Occasionally assists individuals who are emotionally sensitive due to their own situation. Spends significant amounts of time on the telephone and computer.
If you would like a complete Position Description, please contact Etta James.
- Two years of experience in general office, clerical and administrative support work. Education may be substituted for experience as determined relevant by the agency.
- Prefer education or experience in sociology, psychology, business, criminal justice or other related fields.
- Training or experience in state and federal anti-discrimination laws, specifically the Kansas Act Against Discrimination, the Kansas Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is preferred.
- One year of experience in interviewing individuals is preferred.
- One year experience in reading, interpreting, and applying regulations and/or statutes is preferred.
- Ability to review, analyze, and summarize large quantities of written information.
- Ability to compose, proofread and edit correspondence and reports
- Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
- Ability to recognize and fix errors without direction, with high attention to detail.
- Ability to handle stress and work with the public, which may include occasional contact with agitated people, in a calm and professional manner.
- Ability to meet deadlines and multi-task with multiple complaints.
- Proficiency in word processing and e-mail software, specifically Microsoft Office Word, Outlook, and Access.
- Prefer bi-lingual speaking, writing, and reading ability in Spanish.
- Must be able to qualify as a Kansas Notary Public.
Pay Rate: $14.30/hr. This is a full-time unclassified position with benefits.
HOW TO APPLY:
The application process has 3 STEPS.
STEP 1: Register by completing the online Personal Data Form (use this link - https://admin.ks.gov/services/state-employment-center/sec-home/state-employment/register-personal-data) (Skip this step if you already have an Applicant ID number.)
STEP 2: Complete the State of Kansas Application Form (use this link - https://admin.ks.gov/services/state-employment-center/sec-home/state-employment/apply). The KHRC does not accept the on-line applications. Send a hard copy or e-mail to the attention of Etta James, Office Manager, Kansas Human Rights Commission, along with the other documents required in step 3.
STEP 3: Send hard copies or e-mail these additional required documents to Etta James, Office Manager, Kansas Human Rights Commission, 900 S.W. Jackson, Suite 568S, Topeka, Kansas 66612. Include the job requisition number and your last name in the subject line.
KANSAS TAX CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE REQUIRED: Each applicant applying for a State of Kansas job vacancy must obtain a valid Kansas Certificate of Tax Clearance by accessing the Kansas Department of Revenue's website at http://www.ksrevenue.org/taxclearance.html A Tax Clearance is a comprehensive tax account review to determine and ensure that an individual's account is compliant with all primary Kansas Tax Laws. A Tax Clearance expires every 90 days. All applicants, including current state employees, are responsible for submitting a valid certificate with all other application materials to the hiring agency. This is in accordance with Executive Order 2004-03. If you need assistance with the tax clearance, please contact 785-296-3199.
Name: Etta James
Phone: (785) 296-3206
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact the agency recruiter if reasonable accommodations are needed for any part of the application or hiring process.
The Kansas Human Rights Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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