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Job Posting: Deputy Director of Dispute Resolution

Department of Fair Employment & Housing

Deputy Director of Dispute Resolution
C. E. A.

$7,781.00 - $18,310.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 10/4/2021

Job Description and Duties

It is important to read this advertisement in its entirety.  You are required to submit a Statement of Qualification (SOQ) as this is an examination.  You may access the SOQ information below.  Applications received without an SOQ, as instructed, will be disqualified.

Under the general supervision of the Director, may also receive direction from the Chief Deputy Director of the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH), the Deputy Director of Dispute Resolution is responsible for leading the Department’s Dispute Resolution Division. This includes overseeing the performance of the division,  making changes to processes, policies, and systems in order to ensure performance targets are met, establishing and maintaining the tools, training, and practices needed to foster high levels of staff engagement and productivity, and creating/supporting a work environment consistent with the Department’s core values. The Deputy Director of Dispute Resolution exercises broad responsibility over the Division and serves as a member of the Department’s Executive Team and as the Department’s chief mediation expert.

You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.

Working Conditions

The demands described here are representative of those that must be met by the incumbent to successfully perform the essential functions of the job with or without a reasonable accommodation.


  • Effectively handle stress, and work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Daily use of a computer and related software applications at a workstation for 6.5 to 7 hours per day.
  • Punctual and dependable attendance.
  • Occasional travel to make presentations, meet with colleagues and stakeholders, and supervise staff and mediations.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the incumbent.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills or working conditions associated with this job.

            Minimum Requirements

            This position does not have a Classification Specification. Requirements and qualifications for this position can be found in this announcement. For additional questions, please contact the hiring department listed below.

              Position Details

              Job Code #:
              Position #(s):
              Working Title:
              Deputy Director of Dispute Resolution
              C. E. A.
              $7,781.00 - $18,310.00
              # of Positions:
              Work Location:
              United States
              Job Type:
              Career Executive Assignment - Non Tenured, Full Time
              Work Shift:
              8:00 am to 5:00 pm
              Work Week:
              Monday to Friday

              Department Information

              The Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH or Department) is the civil rights enforcement agency for the State of California.  DFEH’s mission is to protect all people in California from employment, housing and public accommodation discrimination, human trafficking, and hate violence.


              The DFEH is the largest state civil rights enforcement agency in the country. It enforces the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), Unruh Civil Rights Act, Disabled Persons Act, Ralph Civil Rights Act, and the California Trafficking Victims Protection Act. The Department has jurisdiction over both private and public entities operating within the State of California, including corporate entities, private sector companies that contract with the State of California, and all State departments and local governments. 

              The DFEH receives, investigates conciliates, and initiates individual and systemic discrimination complaints in its five offices throughout California. DFEH litigates individual, class, group and systemic cases in all California jurisdictions, including state and federal courts. It leads education and outreach efforts to stakeholders and the public, and has an active regulatory and legislative program.

              The Dispute Resolution Division within DFEH conciliates and mediates complaints brought under the civil rights laws enforced by DFEH. The Division employs a staff of experienced neutrals who mediate complaints, provide dispute resolution services for investigated cases DFEH intends to prosecute, and provide community conflict services when a civil rights dispute threatens peaceful relations.

              This position may be filled in our 
              Bakersfield, Elk Grove, Fremont, Fresno, Los Angeles or Riverside office.