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Human Rights And Opportunities Trainee
Company: State of Connecticut Executive Branch
Location: Hartford, Waterbury , CT
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 05/26/2023
Expire Date: 06/26/2023
Job Categories: Other / General
Job Description
Human Rights And Opportunities Trainee
The State of Connecticut, Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO) currently recruiting for Durational Human Rights And Opportunities Trainees with the target class of Human Rights and Opportunities Complaint Intake Officer.

What’s In It For You:
- To work for a Forbes top company: ‘Forbes’ State of Connecticut Ranked One of the Best Employers of 2023 - State of CT Receives National Recognition for Offering Job Growth, Competitive Benefits, and Flexible Schedule;
- Comprehensive Benefits including Industry leading health benefits, including medical and dental coverage.
- Extensive pension plan and supplemental retirement offerings.
- Paid time off - including 13 paid holidays per calendar year.
- Professional growth and paid professional development opportunities.
- A healthy work-life balance to all employees.

About Us:
The mission of the State of Connecticut, Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO) is to eliminate discrimination through civil and human rights law enforcement and to establish equal opportunity and justice for all persons within the state through advocacy and education.

The Position:
In this role incumbents will assist with investigative tasks including assisting an individual who has complained of Covid-related and other types of discrimination with filing a complaint affidavit, serving the complaint, reviewing the complaint, answer, rebuttal and interrogatory responses and making an initial determination, engaging in mediation, conciliations and negotiations with the parties, noticing parties regarding investigation, conducting fact finding conferences, interviewing witnesses, reviewing current case law regarding the reasonable cause standard and writing up comprehensive findings of fact and making final investigative determinations and preparing reports, as well as participate in education and outreach activities and training.

These positions are within units that have the responsibility to investigate claims of discrimination in either housing, employment, credit transactions, or places of public accommodation that are filed with the agency and participate in education and outreach activities and training.

- End Date: 06/30/2024
- Full-time
- First (1st) shift
- Monday - Friday
- 8:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.
- Central Office - Hartford, CT
- West Central Region Office - Waterbury, CT

Discover the opportunity to:
- Engage in a rewarding career
- Assist our employees so they can achieve success
- Make a difference in the public sector
- Work together in a collaborative team environment

About the State of Connecticut:
Living in Connecticut allows you to live with mountains, forests, ocean fronts, rivers, and a wonderful green countryside right at your doorstep. The state has charm, elegance, and a high standard of living. Our school systems offer an outstanding education, and our communities are among the safest in the country. Connecticut experiences all four seasons and gives you the option to choose living in sophisticated country-life or living in the center of a lively city.

We encourage you to come see all that Connecticut has to offer by joining the CHRO team!
Qualifications & Requirements
Four (4) years of experience involving the protection of human rights and examination of social problems of protected classes.

College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
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Company Description:
The State of Connecticut – Executive Branch employs thousands of dedicated professionals, committed to providing a safe and thriving environment for our community, and visitors. As a small state, we have so much to offer – education, employment, culture, travel, nature, history and recreation - each of these opportunities positively impact our citizens and businesses. While Hartford is Connecticut’s state capital and home to many of our agency offices, we are proud to offer positions located throughout the state. Some of our most popular work sites are located in Bridgeport, Enfield, Middletown, New Haven, Torrington, and with a higher demand throughout the Fairfield County. We are seeking to hire employees for locations statewide who find inspiration in our culture and values, specifically: - Committed to making an impact - Serving the public through meaningful work - Seeking limitless opportunities to grow - Enjoy a work/life balance (with competitive benefits) - Interested in diversity and fresh perspectives If you can see yourself contributing to our vision, we encourage you to apply to join us!
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