New Job Human Rights Investigator In Montana

Human Rights Investigator
Human Rights Investigator

Human Rights Investigator

Company : State of Montana
Salary : $53,079 - $62,464 a year
Location : Montana

Full Description


Empowering all Montanans through work and opportunity.


  • Customer Service
  • Leadership
  • Accountability

Why should you come to work for the Department of Labor & Industry?

It’s about the people and the impact we make in our communities every day. We are proud of our open, team-based, supportive, and collaborative work environments. Learn more about DLI here.

Why should you live here?

Helena, Montana is located in the beautiful Rocky Mountains and sits halfway between Yellowstone National Park and Glacier National Park. Helena offers an abundance of recreational opportunities including; camping, fishing, hunting, as well as world-class mountain biking and hiking. Learn more about Helena here.

** This position has the flexibility to be in an alternate location throughout the state. Location will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

What other benefits can you expect from this opportunity?

Look here for a summary of our outstanding benefits. You’ll love what you see! Our benefits include:

  • Work/life Balance
  • Health Coverage
  • Retirement Plans
  • Paid Vacation, Sick Leave and Holidays (a combination of up to 38 per year!)
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) – Employment with the State of Montana may qualify you to receive student loan forgiveness under the PSLF. Look here to learn more and see if you may qualify.

How would this position make an impact in your community?

Are you interested in working to protect Montana’s civil rights? Do you have an interest in state and federal discrimination laws? Do you have exceptional investigatory skills and a desire to put your abilities to work? If so, then you may be interested in the Human Rights Investigator position in the Employment Relations Division.

As a Human Rights Investigator you will:

  • Conduct informal investigations into complaints of discrimination.
  • Analyze information and apply state and federal anti-discrimination laws.
  • Write reports to support the Bureau's recommendation based on findings.
  • Work with parties on resolution.
  • Provide education and outreach to eliminate discrimination.

What is it about you that makes you the right person for this opportunity?

Your preparation for this opportunity could include:

  • A bachelor's degree in a related field.
  • Minimum of one year progressively responsible experience demonstrating the ability to explain and apply rules, investigate complaints, and communicate effectively orally and in writing.


  • Five years of directly related qualifying experience.
  • Equivalent combinations of education and experience may also be considered on a case-by-case basis.

The first application review date will be December 13, 2021.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

You will be most qualified if you have the following:

Knowledge of:

  • State and federal discrimination laws.
  • Agency's administrative procedures.

Skills in:

  • Methods of informal investigation include drafting requests for information, conducting interviews and other methods of research.
  • Collaboration and direction.

Ability to:

  • Convey complex information in a meaningful manner verbally and in writing.
  • Work with highly emotional and challenging people.
  • Adapt and be versatile due to the discovery of unforeseen facts during an investigation as well as changes in law and protocol.

As an Investigator, you will sit for long periods and the majority of your time is spent keyboarding and on the phone. Most investigators work a 40-hour workweek, but occasionally irregular hours are necessary. There are strict deadlines. Travel is involved in some cases.

How would I let you know I am the right person?

You are REQUIRED to attach a cover letter and resume at the time of application. Tip: When attaching your resume, cover letter or other required documents you must mark the attachments as “relevant.”

A complete state application is not required; however, you will need to initiate the application and attach the cover letter and resume to be considered for this position. Failure to attach the cover letter and resume will result in your application being considered incomplete and will not be considered further.

In your cover letter, please address the following:

  • Explain why it is important to have the State of Montana investigate complaints of discrimination and tell us how your education and experience make you a good match for the Human Rights Investigator position. (Please note, we will be reviewing your cover letter for content and composition.)

In your resume, include all work experience you have held that would help you qualify for this position, including duties and dates of employment (month and year - start and end), as well as average hours, worked per week.) Starting pay is based on relevant education and experience. Pay is set based on what you submit at the time of application.

Only electronic applications will be accepted. Materials submitted but not requested will not be considered in the selection process.

All documents for Veteran or Disability preference must be received or date stamped by the closing date. You will receive an email with instructions on how to submit such documents.


Your paycheck is just part of your total compensation package! Upon the date of hire, employees working at least half-time for more than six months are eligible for state-paid premiums toward employee “core” medical, dental, and basic life insurance coverage. Learn more about them HERE! Employees earn 15 working days of annual leave, 12 days of sick leave, and 10-11 paid holidays each year. Membership in a Retirement System - vesting criteria applies. Flexible schedules may be considered.

Applicant Pool Statement: If another department vacancy occurs in this job title within six months, the same applicant pool may be used for the selection.
Training Assignment: This agency may use a training assignment. Employees in training assignments may be paid below the base pay established by the agency pay rules. Conditions of the training assignment will be stated in writing at the time of hire.

Job: Community/Social Services
Salary: $ 53,079.00 - 62,464.00 Yearly
Benefits Package Eligibility: Health Insurance, Paid Leave & Holidays, Retirement Plan

Number of Openings: 1
Employee Status: Regular
Schedule: Full-Time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time

Primary Location: Helena

Agency: Department of Labor & Industry
Union: 000 - None
Bargaining Unit: 000 - None

Posting Date: Nov 24, 2021, 8:38:41 AM
Closing Date (based on your computer's timezone): Mar 28, 2022, 12:59:00 AM
Required Application Materials: Cover Letter, Resume

Contact Name: Office of Human Resources | Contact Email: [email protected] | Contact Phone: 406-444-4737