Principal Investigator - UC Office of the President

  • 06 Nov 2018 10:02 AM
    Message # 6891692
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Principal Investigator is a critical role within our Ethics, Compliance, and Audit team, and is responsible for investigating claims of harassment, discrimination, retaliation, and violation of University policies and procedures. This includes the responsibility for conducting highly sensitive, critical, confidential and time sensitive investigations.

    The position duties will involve analyzing complex information, conducting research and preparing reports of investigations. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing accurate and timely oral and written reports of investigation activity to the University's Chief Compliance and Audit Officer, Systemwide Locally Designated Official (LDO) the Systemwide Director of Investigations (DOI) and other senior executives.

    The position will assists the DOI in the overseeing of UC response regarding whistleblower complaints, claims of harassment, discrimination, and retaliation filed under University of California personnel policy and whistleblower policies.

    In carrying out these duties and responsibilities, you will collaborate with numerous University employees including but not limited to Locally Designated Officials (LDO), Whistleblower Coordinators, Human Resource Personnel, Title IX Officers, Campus/General Counsel, Campus and Health System Compliance Officers, Internal Auditors, University Police and a variety of external representatives and investigators.

    Job Requirements

    Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.

    Strong interviewing, analytical skills and experience in research and interpreting data, ability to write cogent and concise reports; excellent presentation and communication skills (oral and written).

    Thorough knowledge of state and federal laws, regulations and personnel policies and procedures governing discriminatory practices, retaliation and equal opportunities.

    Background in employment law preferred.

    Experience in planning and conducting investigations.

    Demonstrated skill in conveying facts, analyses, conclusions and recommendations in a clear, concise manner.

    Ability to communicate complex information to all levels of management and administrators in a clear and concise manner both written and verbal.

    Knowledge of state and federal administrative agencies and their roles in the complaint process, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Department of Fair Employment Housing (DFEH), Office of the Federal Compliance Program (OFCCP), Office for Civil Rights (OCR), and the Department of Labor (DOL).

    Strong attention to detail.

    Ability to remain neutral, independent and objective in all investigations.

    Ability to maintain the confidentiality of sensitive work related information.

    Ability to handle multiple assignments by effectively planning, organizing and prioritizing assignments (multi-tasking of work).

    Strong ethic values and awareness regarding workplace diversity.

    3 years Minimum Experience.


    JD Preferred.

    Knowledge of state & federal laws and University policies and regulations related to confidentiality and access to records.

    Strong computer and internet skills including proficiency in Microsoft applications with an emphasis on Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

    Demonstrated ability to deliver training and presentations to a variety of audiences.

    Association of Workplace Investigators- Certificate Holder

    How to Apply

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