Special Counsel/EEO & Compliance Officer

  • Full Time
  • New York

The Special Commissioner of Investigation for the NYC School District

The Office of the Special Commissioner of Investigation for the New York City School District (“SCI”) is seeking an experienced candidate to serve as Special Counsel and Compliance / EEO Officer.

As  EEO Officer, the successful candidate will report directly to the Special Commissioner and be responsible for evaluating and responding to confidential EEO complaints and reasonable accommodation requests; lead internal EEO investigations, including: interviewing witnesses, gathering relevant supporting documents, recommending resolutions or, when necessary, penalties; ensure agency compliance with the submission of annual and quarterly EEO/Diversity & Inclusion plans and reports; deliver the City’s computer based EEO and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion trainings and conduct orientation sessions and workshops for staff; and ensure agency compliance with required training and that training materials are routinely updated to reflect any changes in the law.  The successful candidate also will, under the direct supervision of the First Deputy Commissioner, serve as the Chief Records and Privacy Officer; will lead and assist in responding to subpoenas and requests from other government agencies; coordinate with appropriate administrators regarding records retention matters; assist with agency compliance and reporting requirements; provide recommendations for appropriate actions to prevent and avoid future corruption hazards; and other tasks as assigned.

Field, process, and respond to Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) requests as the lead FOIL Officer.

Liaison with relevant external agencies, including: the NYC Conflicts of Interest Board, Corporation Counsel, DOE, local law enforcement agencies, DORIS, and DCAS, among others.

 

THOSE HIRED BY SCI ARE DOE SALARIED EMPLOYEES AND NYC RESIDENCY IS NOT REQUIRED.

HYBRID OFFICE / REMOTE WORK SCHEDULE AVAILABLE AFTER INITIAL TRAINING PERIOD.

APPROVED CANDIDATE MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR PUBLIC SERVICE TUITION FORGIVENESS.

 

Visit our website at https://nycsci.org/employment/ to see the job description, minimum qualifications and preferred skills for the position.  Follow the steps in the “APPLY ONLINE” section to submit your application.  Please do not email, mail, or fax your resume to SCI directly.  Submissions of applications does not guarantee an interview.  Due to the high volume of resumes SCI receives, only selected candidates will be contacted.

The City of New York is an inclusive equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual’s sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.

To apply for this job please visit nycsci.org.