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Regional Director, Human Relations Commission

locationPhiladelphia County - Pennsylvania (PA),

atCommonwealth of PA

Estimated salary $87,590 - $133,086 a year

Job Description:

THE POSITION

Are you passionate about promoting social justice, equity and equal opportunity for the citizens' of our great Commonwealth of PA and enforcing Pennsylvania's civil rights laws that protect people from unlawful discrimination of any kind? Do you share our vision that all people in the great state of Pennsylvania will live, work, and learn in an environment free from unlawful discrimination and all forms of marginalization? If so, join our management team and direct your own team of over 25 staff members of professional and technical personnel engaged in protecting the Pennsylvania citizens' by ensuring their equal civil rights under the law.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK

This is highly responsible professional administrative work directing a large staff (25+ employees) responsible for enforcing the provisions of the Human Relations Act and the Fair Educational Opportunities Act in an assigned region.

An employee in this job directs a staff of professional and technical personnel engaged in the investigation of employment, housing, education and public accommodation activities to identify discriminatory practices based on, but not limited to race, color, religious creed, ancestry, handicap or disability, age, sex or national origin. In addition to the investigation of complaints, staff members are involved in alleviating the results of discriminatory practices through the negotiation of settlements with employers, labor unions, property owners, real estate agencies, school officials or public officials. Employees in this job are responsible for the administrative and fiscal management of the regional operations which support regional programs and the fiscal planning process. Work includes directing a staff of technical and clerical personnel that provide specialized research, statistical and systems analysis support to enforce provisions of the Acts. Work also includes the establishment of internal regional policies and procedures consistent with Commission policies and assuring compliance through subordinate supervisors. In addition, this work involves public liaison, partnering, outreach and public speaking by meeting with public and private employers and community groups or organizations to provide leadership and education in the promotion of equality of opportunity in employment, housing, education and public accommodations. Work is performed with considerable independence. Supervision is received from the Agency’s Executive Director through periodic conferences and on evaluation of results.


  • Full-time employment.
  • Work hours Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with 1 hour lunch period.
  • You will have the opportunity to work from home (telework) up to 3 days a week. In order to telework, you must have a securely configured high-speed internet connection. If you are unable to telework, you will have the option to report to the headquarters office in Philadelphia.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, TRAINING & ELIGIBILITY

Qualifications:

  • Minimum Experience and Training Requirements - Six (6) years of professional experience in human relations, equal opportunity, or civil rights work including or supplemented by three (3) years of professional supervisory experience and a bachelor’s degree; OR An equivalent combination of experience or training.
  • PA residency is currently waived for this title.
  • Do not submit resumes, cover letters, and similar documents. These documents will not be reviewed and the information contained therein will not be considered for the purposes of determining your eligibility for the
position or to determine your score. Information to support your eligibility for the position must be provided on the application (i.e., relevant, detailed experience/education).
  • If you are claiming education in your answers to the supplemental application questions, you must attach a copy of your college transcripts for your claim to be accepted toward meeting the minimum requirements. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.
  • Must be able to perform essential job functions.
  • Veterans: Pennsylvania law (51 Pa. C.S. §7103) provides employment preference for qualified veterans for appointment to many state and local government jobs. To learn more about employment preferences for veterans, go to www.employment.pa.gov/Additional%20Info/Pages/default.aspx and click the Veterans’ Preference tab or contact us at [email protected]

    Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS): 711 (hearing and speech disabilities or other individuals)

    The Commonwealth is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. The Commonwealth values inclusion as we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most qualified people to serve the citizens of Pennsylvania. The Commonwealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, union membership, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, AIDS or HIV status, disability, or any other categories protected by applicable federal or state law. All diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.

    EXAMINATION INFORMATION

    • Completing the application, including all supplemental questions, serves as your exam for this position. No additional exam is required at a test center (also referred to as a written exam).
    • Your score is based on the detailed information you provide on your application and in response to the supplemental questions.
    • Your score is valid for this specific posting only.
    • You must provide complete and accurate information or:
      • your score may be lower than deserved.
      • you may be disqualified.
    • You may only apply/test once for this posting.
    • Your results will be provided via email.


    Health & Wellness
    We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including health coverage, vision, dental, and wellness programs.*

    Work/Life Balance
    We understand that there is more to life than work – and we want you to enjoy it!
    For most positions, we offer paid vacation days, paid sick days, military leave, as well as paid time off for most major U.S. holidays. Alternate work schedules are available for certain positions.

    Career Development
    We want to help you grow and see your goals become a reality! Supervisors and human resource staff are available to help employees create a plan to develop skills for their current jobs or prepare for the next step in their careers. Employees can easily transfer between positions or agencies to expand knowledge and pursue new challenges while retaining leave and benefits. Additionally, there are a variety of programs available to help get you where you need to be.

    Other Rewards
    Commonwealth employees enjoy many other rewards, including opportunities for recognition, workplace charitable giving, and even special employee-only discounts.

    For more information about benefits, health and wellness, work-life balance, career development, and other rewards go to www.employment.pa.gov and click on the benefits box.

    • Eligibility rules apply.

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