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Investigator - Staff & Student Diversity
El Camino College in Torrance, California
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Date Posted 01/28/2020
Admin-Legal Affairs
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline 03/03/2020


El Camino College



Torrance, CA



  • Admin - Legal Affairs

  • Admin - Diversity and Multicultural Affairs





Application Due:






Req: C1920-127

Location: ECC Campus

Division Staff & Student Diversity

Position Type: Classified Administrator

Posting Close Date: 03/03/2020


Under the direction of the Director of Staff & Student Diversity or assigned administrator, the Investigator is responsible for investigating student and employee complaints regarding unlawful discrimination and sexual & gender-based misconduct in compliance with state and federal laws. The Investigator also assists in making initial contact with and performing intake interviews for students and employees seeking assistance from or referred to the Office of Staff & Student Diversity. Work is performed under minimal supervision and performance is based upon thorough completion of assignments and results obtained.


Serves as the lead investigator for complaints of unlawful discrimination based on protected classes including but not limited to race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), disability (physical or mental), age (40 and older), genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, AIDS/HIV, medical condition, political activities or affiliations, military or veteran status) and retaliation.

Serves as the lead investigator for complaints of sexual and gender-based misconduct (including, but not limited to, sexual harassment, stalking, intimate partner violence, and sexual assault).

Conducts prompt, equitable and impartial investigations into complaints and referrals by identifying and interviewing parties and identifying, gathering and assessing information relevant to the investigation.

Identifies and applies relevant state and federal law and provisions of District Board policies and procedures (including Student Code of Conduct) and Bargaining Unit Agreements to an investigation.

Exercises judgment (including informal resolution and formal investigation) regarding the handling and resolution of complaints.

Serves as a first point of contact and performs intake interviews for students and employees seeking assistance from or referred to the Office of Staff & Student Diversity.

Explains the complaint and investigation process, including relevant policies and procedures.

Schedules and conducts interviews, analyzes information obtained, writes investigative reports, and maintain case files.

Leads efforts to train other investigators and coordinates/delegates cases and reporting.

Assists in maintaining and compiling requested statistics and data for reporting purposes, including the District's Annual Security Report (ASR).

Intervenes with students as requested and assigned by the Assessment, Intervention, and Management of Safety ("AIMS") Team.

Works with Human Resources, Student Development, and other relevant campus departments/units in the investigation, remediation, and prevention of unlawful discrimination and sexual/gender-based misconduct.

Serves as a Campus Security Authority (CSA) for Clery Act reporting requirements.

Maintains up-to-date certification for CSA status.

Performs other related duties as assigned. 



Knowledge of student and/or employee discipline process.

Experience investigating cases of interpersonal violence.

Experience with dispute resolution.

Knowledge of current nondiscrimination laws and compliance regulations including Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Clery Act, VAWA, and FERPA.

Knowledge of due process protections as they apply to investigations of unlawful discrimination and sexual/gender-based misconduct, as well as employee and student disciplinary proceedings.

Knowledge of basic rules of grammar of the English language to effectively communicate to a variety of audiences.

Knowledge of principles of clear and concise writing (e.g., proper spelling and grammar of the English language) when preparing and/or reviewing written materials.

Knowledge of various software programs in order to prepare correspondence and reports (i.e., Maxient.)


Ability to work productively and meet deadlines under stress and time pressure.

Ability to handle highly sensitive and confidential information.

Ability to obtain and evaluate evidence in concordance with current state and federal laws and regulations.

Ability to determine type of case and develop an appropriate investigation plan.

Ability to maintain accurate investigation case files.

Ability to cooperate with and secure the assistance of Federal, State, and local law enforcement agencies.

Skilled at promptly, accurately, and impartially interviewing and investigating complaints of unlawful discrimination and sexual/gender-based misconduct with a sensitivity and understanding of the subject matter.

Ability to demonstrate exceptional critical thinking skills by accurately analyzing information, evaluating evidence, and facilitating resolution of difficult challenges.

Ability to handle issues of complex and extreme sensitivity.

Ability to write concise, logical investigative reports to convey complex issues.

Ability to maintain neutrality and non-judgment while conducting investigations.

Ability to listen well and demonstrate sensitivity to and respect for individual needs.

Ability to organize and manage time effectively during the course of work activities or investigations.

Ability to establish and maintain professional and productive working relationships with employees at all levels at the District.


Bachelor's degree and two years of professional experience conducting investigations related to employment matters, student conduct, unlawful discrimination, and/or sexual and gender-based misconduct required.


Title IX Investigator training certification.

Degree major in criminal justice, law enforcement, criminology, human resources, or business and public administration.

A demonstrated commitment to and an understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of staff and students and to staff and students with disabilities.


A valid California driver's license and ability to qualify for district vehicle insurance coverage.


Duties are primarily performed in an office environment, at a desk or at a computer.

Work may require travel to other offices or locations.

May be required to work a flexible workweek, which includes day and evening hours and occasional weekend assignments.

Contact in person or on the telephone with executive, management, supervisory, academic and classified staff and the general public.


Extensive periods of sitting.

Extensive use of computers and keyboards.

Hours of communication over the telephone and in person on a regular basis.

Regularly lifts, carries and/or moves objects weighing up to 25 pounds.

SALARY: $109,524 Annually


Full-time, 12-month classified administrator position. Working hours are Monday through Friday, 7:45 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Excellent fringe benefits including eight 32-hour work weeks during the summer. Offer and acceptance of employment is subject to verification of all information provided on the employment application, credential(s), and transcripts. Candidates selected for employment must agree to be fingerprinted, submit Certificate of Completion of the Tuberculosis Risk Assessment and/or Examination, provide proof of eligibility for employment in the United States, and present a valid Social Security card upon hire.


An applicant must submit the following by the closing date:

1) Online application https://elcamino.igreentree.com/css_classified

2) Cover letter describing how applicant meets the qualifications.

3) Resume including educational background, professional experience, and related personal development and accomplishments.

4) Pertinent transcripts as stated in the required qualifications. (Unofficial computer-generated academic records/transcripts must include the name of the institution and degrees awarded to be acceptable.) Multiple page transcripts must be loaded as ONE pdf document.

Foreign Transcripts: Transcripts issued outside the United States of America require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. For information on transcript evaluation services, please visit: http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/cl635.pdf

Applicants with disabilities requiring special accommodations must contact Human Resources at least five (5) working days prior to the final filing date.


Please Note: Documents submitted or uploaded for a previous position cannot be reused for other positions. You must submit the required documents for each position you apply for by the closing date. Failure to do so will result in an incomplete application. Applications with an incomplete status will not receive consideration. You may check the status of your application on-line.

If you need assistance you may call 310-660-3593 Ext. 3807 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Closing Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.

Interview Expenses

Only individuals identified for FINAL interviews are eligible to have their expenses paid. Reimbursement will be limited to economy airfare (to and from point of origin) and for meals and lodging. The maximum allocated for meals, lodging and transportation is $600. Candidate must complete a Travel Request and Reimbursement Form and submit it together with all supporting documentation to the Human Resources Office.

Compensation and Benefit Highlights

Health, Life, Dental and Vision Insurance

The College provides a diversified insured benefit program for all full-time employees including medical, dental, vision and life insurance. Dependent medical, dental and vision insurance is available toward which both the College and the employee contribute.

Sick Leave and Disability

Paid sick leave is granted equal to one day for each month of service. Sick leave may be accumulated indefinitely. Rather than State Disability Insurance, limited sick leave benefits are available for days beyond the earned sick leave days and are paid at fifty percent.


Full-time employees contribute a percentage of their regular salary to either the State Teachers Retirement System (STRS) or to the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) and Social Security.  

El Camino College is an Equal Opportunity Employer

The El Camino Community College District is committed to providing an educational and employment environment in which no person is subjected to discrimination on the basis of  actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, creed, age (over 40), disability (mental or physical), sex, gender (including pregnancy and childbirth), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, military and veteran status, or retaliation; or on any other basis as required by state and federal law.



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El Camino College


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