Employee Relations Investigator (0992 Manager II): Legal Services
- San Francisco Unified School District
- San Francisco, CA, US
- Job Category
- Administrator, Legal, Supervisor / Manager
Job Class: 0992 Manager II
Salary Range: $113,075 - $156,968/annually
Appointment Type: Permanent Exempt (what does this mean?)
Length of Appointment: Permanent Exempt, Full Time not to exceed three (3) years. This position is excluded by the Charter from competitive Civil Service examination process and shall serve at the discretion of the appointing officer.
Hours: Full Time / Full Year
Who We Are
The San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) is the seventh largest school district in California, serving more than 54,000 students who speak more than 44 documented languages across 136 schools in the city of San Francisco every year. We aim for every student who attends SFUSD schools to discover his or her spark, along with a strong sense of self and purpose, and that all students graduate from high school ready for college and career, and equipped with the skills, capacities and dispositions outlined in SFUSD's Graduate Profile . Every day in our quest to achieve this mission we provide each and every student the quality instruction and equitable support required to thrive in the 21st century.
What It Means to Work Here
The SFUSD community is unified by our Core Values:
- Student-centered: We put students' needs first
- Fearless: We persist through challenges
- United: We celebrate and build on each other's strengths
- Social Justice: We stand with those most vulnerable in our community
- Diversity-driven: We respect and seek to understand each person
Who We Want
We want talented people from diverse backgrounds and experiences, who are committed to and will champion our Core Values, are inspired by our mission steeped in equity, and who are motivated to unleash our children's potential. We want people who are strong collaborators, skilled communicators, problem solvers and who are comfortable in a community of continuous learning.
As Employee Relations Investigator, you will report to the Director of Employee Relations in the Labor Relations Department. You will conduct and oversee personnel investigations across the District, and will be the primary investigator on matters involving allegations of serious misconduct. In this role, you will be expected to conduct interviews, gather evidence, and ultimately produce reports and other documentation that respond to allegations and claims. You will also provide guidance and support to administrators and managers conducting and/or supporting investigations in central office and across school sites, and help develop training and professional development around this body of work. As the in-house specialist, you will also work closely with the Legal Department and Human Resources Department to ensure that there are effective protocols around investigatory work across the District. You will help to lead the Employee Relation team's transformational work to become a strategic partner in the District and deliver on the promises outlined in both Impact Learning. Impact Lives. as well as our long-term, city-wide North Star, Vision 2025.
We expect our Employee Relations Investigator to:
Demonstrate a Leadership Mindset
- Lead investigations involving allegations of misconduct across the District for all employee types
- Draft and edit high quality written documentation, summarizing your investigative findings, analyzing the evidence and forming conclusions as to violations of policy
- Partner with the Legal Department to ensure there is calibrated, consistent protocols around the investigative process
- Develop, coordinate, guide and implement training and professional development on personnel investigations
- Counsel and coach managers and administrators on employee related issues and promote an engaged and positive culture
- Support other core projects across Labor Relations as directed
- Advise and provide guidance to administrators across the District in conducting investigations
- Collaborate with critical SFUSD partners in this work
- Draft detailed, high-quality documentation that summarizes findings, makes credibility assessments and issues recommendations for remedial and/or disciplinary action, when appropriate
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills and a high level of attention to detail
- Manage multiple cases and competing priorities simultaneously
- Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build effective working relationships with senior level district staff and colleagues
- Demonstrate and practice cultural humility toward individuals of other cultures and ability to approach learning about other cultures as a lifelong goal and process.
- Work effectively in difficult situations that may involve confidential or sensitive matters
- Strong computer skills including proficiency in G Suite and Microsoft Office Suite
- Work independently and exercise good judgment
- Bachelor's degree (B.A. / B.S) from an accredited institution in a related field; advanced degree preferred
- Three (3) years of related experience in a large, urban school district, human resources department, legal office, or comparable field
- Strategic leadership and management experience (K-12 public educational setting strongly preferred)
- Knowledge of San Francisco's public schools/urban public schools
- A strong record of conducting high-quality, in-depth investigations into allegations of employee misconduct
- Experience conducting investigatory interviews involving difficult and uncomfortable subjects
- Experience developing and providing trainings on employee investigations
- Strong analytic and systems thinking
- Ability to work effectively across multiple functions and roles within a complex organization
- Experience communicating in writing and verbally to large groups and a variety of audiences (e.g., large groups, staff meetings, executive briefings, public board meetings, memos)
- Ability to define and implement effective business practices
- Training and/or coursework on workplace investigations
SFUSD offers a competitive salary of $113,075 - $156,968 commensurate with experience in a similar position. We offer a comprehensive benefits plan including dental and vision plans, a defined benefit pension plan, disability, life insurance, flexible spending account options and vacation time. We also offer an inclusive and equity-centered environment where we encourage staff to bring their whole selves to work.
How to Apply
- Visit www.careers.sfusd.edu and create a new account to begin your application.
- If you have previously applied to a job on JobAps, you will be prompted to "select an application to copy;" please select any previous application: you will have the opportunity to update the application and your resume; if you have not previously applied you will be prompted to create a new account
- You will be prompted to electronically attach a letter of interest, resume, list of professional references and any applicable credentials or licenses
- Our Human Resources team will then review your entire application to determine your eligibility status and contact you directly should you move forward in the process
Note: Falsifying one's education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification from this and future job opportunities with the San Francisco Unified School District.
San Francisco Unified School District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression; or on the basis of a person's association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. This policy extends to San Francisco County Office of Education, including community school programs and activities.
For more information about the District's non-discrimination policy, please review Board Policy 4030 .
The San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) is the seventh largest school district in California, serving more than 55,000 students who speak more than 44 documented languages across 136 schools in the city of San Francisco every year. We aim for every student who attends SFUSD schools to discover his or her spark, along with a strong sense of self and purpose, and that all students graduate from high school ready for college and career, and equipped with the skills, capacities and dispositions outlined in SFUSD’s Graduate Profile. Every day in our quest to achieve this mission we provide each and every student the quality instruction and equitable support required to thrive in the 21st century.
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