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Health Investigator opportunity at UCLA

Monday, February 19, 2024 11:55 AM | Executive Director (Administrator)

Open position for Civil Rights Office Health Investigator for the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in Westwood, CA.  Below is the job description and a quick link for more information and to apply.

Position Base: Los Angeles (Westwood), California

Location: UCLA Campus

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UCLA’s Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Civil Rights Office (EDI-CRO) receives complaints and conducts investigations of all forms of discrimination, harassment, and sexual violence to uphold civil rights protections for the UCLA community including students, staff, faculty and non-faculty academic personnel as well as patients at UCLA Health.



Under the general oversight of the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Civil Rights, and in coordination with the Staff Diversity and EEO Compliance Director, Title IX Director, and Discrimination Prevention Office Director, the incumbent is responsible for the investigation and resolution of complaints of sexual harassment, sexual violence, and discrimination and harassment based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender, gender expression, gender identity, gender transition status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics), genetic information (including family medical history), ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, or service in the uniformed services, including protected veterans (brought by employees, students, patients or others) in the UCLA Health System and in the David Geffen School of Medicine ("DGSOM"). The incumbent will be located in the Civil Rights Office's Health Investigation Unit. The incumbent's job responsibilities will include: receiving reports and complaints; conducting initial assessment, intake and preliminary investigation; determining the appropriate process used in response to complaints (including alternative resolution and formal investigation); conducting prompt, equitable and impartial administrative investigations; making findings of fact and applying relevant policies in individual cases. The incumbent will draft and revise investigation reports. The incumbent will assist in maintaining database and records related to responses and investigations. The incumbent will assist in identifying, developing and integrating best practices and procedures into the complaint response and resolution process. The incumbent will also train UCLA Health System, and DGSOM, and UCLA employees and students regarding the interpretation of Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, the ADA, and the University's non- discrimination policies, as well as the University's obligations under these policies. The incumbent is a Campus Security Authority under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and a Responsible Employee under the UC Policy on Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment and the UC Non Discrimination Policy.



Discrimination, Sexual Violence, and Sexual Harassment Complaints:

1. Responsible for investigation of Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, ADA/504 and other discrimination and harassment complaints, as assigned by the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Civil Rights. 

2. Interview employees, students, patients, and others who file discrimination, sexual harassment, or sexual violence complaints with the Civil Rights Office. Conduct follow-up interviews with appropriate management/supervisory personnel and relevant witnesses. Obtain and consider all relevant evidence. Review and analyze evidence. Write detailed, well-organized, publishable analytical reports, procedures and/or memos which apply relevant UC policy to the facts adduced during the investigation. 

3. Assists with the alternative resolution of complaints of discrimination or harassment where appropriate.

4. Consult with other units in the Civil Rights Office, UCLA Health System Human Resources, Office of Insurance and Risk Management, and/or other UCLA Health System or DGSOM departments and offices as appropriate, in resolution of complaints. 

5. Act as liaison for the Civil Rights Office in response to requests from the Office of the General Counsel, or the University of California Office of the President to prepare for civil rights litigation. 

6. Keeps appropriate records and maintains the confidentiality of all reports and complaints in accordance with UC policy and applicable laws related to record retention.

7. Respond to requests for information from outside legal counsel retained by the Office of the General Counsel in preparation for civil rights litigation; be prepared to testify at hearings and trials. 

8. Participate in and contribute to Case Management meetings with representatives from other Civil Rights Office units, as well as other departments/offices in UCLA Health System and the DGSOM. 

9. Assist in both departmental and UCLA Health System and DGSOM concern resolution by bringing issues and potential concerns to the attention of senior management and by analyzing and making recommendations for solutions. 

10. Represent the Civil Rights Office in various external human resources and civil rights professional organizations, and participate in their meetings, seminars, and workshops.


Special Projects:

1. Under the direction of the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Civil Rights, and in coordination with the Staff Diversity and EEO Compliance Director, Title IX Director, and Discrimination Prevention Office Director, undertake various special projects, investigate and analyze needs, collect and summarize information, present plans, and carry them out to conclusion.




- Working knowledge of federal and state regulations related to Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, ADA, and other state civil rights laws that apply to the public sector consistent with University of California policies and guidelines.

- Deep and broad knowledge of federal and state law pertaining to discrimination, harassment, and sexual violence. Strong knowledge of case law and employment and education law trends.

- Working knowledge of federal and state employment practices, procedures and laws, including performance management, corrective action, and progressive discipline including termination of employment.

- Ability to research, interpret and apply law and policy.

- Demonstrated skill in analyzing information, problems, situations, practices and/or procedures to define the problem or objective, identify relevant concerns, identify patterns and relationships, formulate logical and objective conclusions, and recognize alternatives and their implications.

- Demonstrated ability to write detailed, well-organized, publishable analytical reports, procedures and/or memos in a timely manner.

- Demonstrated skill in negotiating, exchanging ideas, information and opinions with others to formulate policies and programs and/or arrive jointly at decisions, conclusions and/or solutions.

- Demonstrated ability to make oral presentations to individuals or groups to enhance understanding of applicable policy or procedure in the employment and patient care contexts.

- Demonstrated ability to interpret and effectively explain complex policies and procedures to all levels of students, academic, and staff personnel.

- Demonstrated ability to quickly establish rapport and professional credibility and to gain the trust of administrators, faculty, and staff at all levels of the University, UCLA Health System, and the DGSOM, as well as students and individuals external to UCLA.

- Strong skill in communicating empathetically with discrimination complainants and respondents.

- Strong skill in interviewing employees, students, patients and outside constituents concerning sensitive matters related to discrimination.

- Demonstrated ability in investigating complaints.

- Demonstrated ability to recognize an emergency situation and take appropriate action.

- Demonstrated ability to function as part of a team and to collaborate with colleagues to facilitate the resolution of employee and/or organizational issues.

- Demonstrated ability to function effectively under conditions of frequent interruptions and/or distraction, changing priorities, multiple deadlines and a frequently heavy workload.

- Demonstrated ability to work independently with only general direction and to accept equivocal circumstances and take appropriate action where answers to a problem are not readily apparent.

- Demonstrated ability to appropriately handle confidential and/or sensitive information and/or documents, including information related to collective bargaining.

- Ability to interact and communicate with individuals from various cultural, social, economic and educational backgrounds.



- Juris Doctor (JD) from an accredited American Bar Association (ABA) institution.

- Healthcare industry, higher education, and/or public sector experience.

- Experience in leading and conducting all aspects of complex workplace investigations.




Job Title: Ethics and Compliance Professional 4

Job Code: 0006061

Salary Grade: MSP 25

Full Grade Payscale Range: $7,992 - $18,508 monthly, with salary placement based on skills, knowledge, and experience.

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