Equal Opportunity Investigator / Bilingual Spanish Equal Opportunity Investigator

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission - Seattle Field Office

About the organization

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and related conditions, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information.

Most employers with at least 15 employees are covered by EEOC laws (20 employees in age discrimination cases). Most labor unions and employment agencies are also covered.

The laws apply to all types of work situations, including hiring, firing, promotions, harassment, training, wages, and benefits.


-Duties may include but are not limited to: Receives inquiries and charges/complaints of employment discrimination under the federal statues enforced by the Commission.

-Interviews potential charging parties, informs them of their administrative and legal rights and responsibilities under the laws enforced by the Commission, and conducts a preliminary review of information gathered to determine jurisdiction.

-Obtains documentary and testimonial evidence that is relevant and material to the resolution of the issues under investigation through witness interviews and affidavits, written requests for information, on-site investigations, research, etc.

-Conducts on-site investigations during which the respondent facilities are inspected, witnesses are interviewed, and personnel and other records are examined and copied.

-Drafts charges and complaints for review and approval of supervisor and takes affidavits of charging parties/complainants, as appropriate.

-Drafts a thorough and well-written report of investigative findings citing specific testimonial and/or documentary evidence, as well as applicable case law, policies and precedents relied upon.


To qualify for GS-07: At least one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-05 level in Federal service, such as: Assisting with investigative duties designed to develop information, with planning and conducting investigations, with refining investigative methods and techniques used; Assisting with fact gathering, that resulted in preparing a written report of the facts; Writing in a clear, concise, and organized manner.

OR full year of graduate level education directly related to the position OR Superior Academic Achievement (must have completed the requirements for a bachelor's degree in related field from an accredited institution AND must meet one of the following: (1) class standing, (2) grade-point average, or (3) honor society membership.)

To qualify for GS-09: At least one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-07 level in Federal service, such as:Conducting formal investigations into employee discrimination, or closely related areas, using a variety of investigative methods and determining such things as the documentary evidence needed to conduct the investigation; Interviewing witnesses through sworn statements or testimony and preparing a written report of the facts; Writing in a clear, concise, and organized manner.

OR Successful completion of a master's, or equivalent graduate degree, directly related to the position, OR 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree ,OR LL.B. or J.D.


GS-07/GS-09 (promotion potential GS-12)

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Please email a letter of intent (indicating your NCE status), Description of Service, resume, and college transcripts to Lorraine Strayhorn. There is no need to submit materials separately through through USA Jobs.

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Equal Opportunity Employment

The posting employer has certified that this announcement complies with Peace Corps’ Equal Opportunity Employment policy:

The Peace Corps is committed to providing equal opportunity to all employees, Volunteers, and applicants for employment and volunteer service. Peace Corps policy prohibits discrimination and harassment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age (40 or over), disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, parental status, political affiliation, union membership, genetic information, or history of participation in the Equal Employment Opportunity process, grievance procedure, or any authorized complaint procedure.

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