The Dominican
Bar Association

Commission on Human Rights- Human Rights Specialist. NY

January 19, 2017 2:58 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

The Commission on Human Rights (the Commission) is the agency charged with enforcing the New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL) one of the most expansive civil rights laws in the nation. Through its Law Enforcement Bureau (LEB), the Commission accepts claims filed by the public, and has the power to initiate its own investigations to affirmatively root out discrimination, harassment, retaliation and other violations of the NYCHRL. 

The Commission is seeking to hire a qualified Human Rights Specialist (Infoline) to serve in the LEB.

Job Description:

  •   Respond to members of the general public calling CCHR’s Infoline by: screening calls and performing a preliminary assessment to determine whether a caller should be scheduled for an intake appointment at LEB; providing information including but not limited to site locations, phone numbers, and functions of the agency; and referring callers to appropriate additional services.

  •   Assist with community-based outreach about the NYCHRL and related issues to community groups, tenant groups, grass-root organizations, educational institutions, non-profit organizations, private entities, and governmental agencies. Meet with members of the public to perform a preliminary assessment of the individual’s needs and/or claims of discrimination.

  •   Perform data entry, generate letters, and otherwise facilitate communication with members of the public making inquiries at CCHR.

TO APPLY For City employees: Go to Employee Self-Service (ESS) - www.nyc.gov/ess and search for Job ID #: 274644

For all other applicants: Go to www.nyc.gov/careers and search for Job ID #: 

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