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Equal Opportunity & Diversity Development Intern (ID: 106091) for Spring 2018

Agency/Facility

Off of Children and Family Svcs

52 Washington St.
Rensselaer , NY 12144

Division/Unit: EODD

 

Web Site: http://ocfs.state.ny.us(New Window)

 

Proposal Information

Description:

The EODD intern, reporting to the Director and working closely with EODD investigators, will observe first-hand how EODD conducts investigations and processes applications for reasonable accommodations for both disability and religion.

The intern will have the opportunity to:

* Research, evaluate, collect and analyze information related to the Agency's responsibility to maintain a workplace that is inclusive, respectful and free from discrimination, intolerance, harassment and retaliation;

* Attend investigative interviews and interrogations related to alleged violations of the Agency's Discrimination Prevention Policy;

* Draft and review investigative reports;

* Conduct legal analyses of evidentiary data related to active investigations;

* Analyze investigative findings for legal accuracy;

* Contribute to ongoing development of internal office procedures and practices; and

* Participate in Reasonable Accommodation Committee meetings where all requests for accommodations based upon religion and religious observance/practices are reviewed.

Interns will have the opportunity to interact with Agency and department leads in the following Offices:

Division of Legal Affairs - To ensure that investigations are completed and requests for reasonable accommodations are processed, in accordance with relevant law and policy.

Bureau of Labor Relations - To ensure that investigations are completed and requests for reasonable accommodations are approved, in a fair and timely manner per union contract requirements.

Special Investigations Unit - To ensure that interrogations are conducted in accordance with OCFS policies and contractual union requirements.

Bureau of Personnel - To gather accurate and up-to-date employee data for investigative purposes and the processing of reasonable accommodations.

NYS Workforce Development Unit - To ensure that investigations are completed in accordance with NYS Law and all Governor's initiatives.

 

Skills:

Excellent Organizational Skills

Excellent Communication Skills

Strong Writing Abilities

Ability to Maintain Neutrality

Adhere to Strict Confidentiality Mandate

 

Internship Areas: Investigations, Labor Management, Legal Specialties, Public Policy

Logistical Information

Payment? Paid

Number of Hours: 10 - 19

Location: Rensselaer

Number of Interns Needed: 1

Desired Candidate Profile

Preferred Standing 3rd Year Law Student

Minimum Standing: Graduate Student

Degree Concentrations: Cultural Studies, Human Resources, Human Services, Legal Studies, Liberal Arts, Public Administration, Social Science