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AFHC CHIEF INVESTIGATOR

The Arkansas Fair Housing Commission (AFHC) Chief Investigator is responsible for conducting and monitoring investigations of fair housing complaints in the Arkansas Fair Housing

Class Code:

X112C

Job Grade:

GS07

Special Job Requirements:

None

Typical Functions:

Recommends agency policies and procedures and oversees implementation of approved changes. Investigates housing complaints, prepares and submits findings and recommendations to the Director for resolution of complaints, seeks resolution of complaints, and monitors adherence to conciliation agreement between parties. Prepares written reports and correspondence concerning the level of complaint activity and outcome of cases for the Director’s review. Assists the Director in planning and implementing preventive educational activities to ensure compliance with the spirit and letter of the Arkansas Fair Housing Act. Serves as liaison between the Fair Housing Commission, HUD, and other housing agencies, as required or requested by the Director. Supervises or oversees the work of other investigators and/or support staff as needed. Provides testimony in fair housing hearings or court. Attends meetings of the Fair Housing Commission and other organizations as required or requested. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of state and federal fair housing laws, rules, regulations, and procedures. Knowledge of human relations investigative techniques and methods. Ability to investigate complaints. Ability to interpret applicable laws, rules, regulations and guidelines. Ability to analyze records and reports to determine compliance with laws. Ability to develop and present workshops and seminars. Ability to prepare and present oral and written information and reports.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in social science, business administration, or a related field; plus two years of experience in investigating employment, housing and public accommodations, or a related area. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

Required Certificates:

None

Exempt:

E
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