Job Posting: FEH Consultant III (Specialist) Team 1

California Civil Rights Department

FEH Consultant III (Specialist) Team 1

$6,061.00 - $7,587.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 12/1/2023

Job Description and Duties

Under the general direction of the Staff Services Manager II, the incumbent serves as a non-supervisory technical specialist by independently overseeing the reporting functions to federal partners, stakeholders and the public. Assists in the development of policy changes and completes special projects.  Investigates and resolves employment, housing, and public access discrimination complaints under the Fair Employment and Housing Act and other civil rights statues enforced by the Civil Rights Department.

To obtain list eligibility, please take the Staff Services Manager I or Special Investigator exam.

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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, with or without a reasonable accommodation, to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.


  • Requires daily use of a personal computer and related software applications at a workstation.
  • Requires ability to complete tasks that typically may require making repetitive hand movements in the performance of daily duties, with or without reasonable accommodations and modifications to facilitate such tasks.
  • Requires prolonged use of a workstation for 6.5 to 7 hours per day.
  • Requires dependability and excellent attendance records.
  • Requires occasional travel to conduct on-site investigations.

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

              You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

              Position Details

              Job Code #:
              Position #(s):
              Working Title:
              FEH Consultant III (Specialist) Team 1
              $6,061.00 - $7,587.00
              # of Positions:
              Work Location:
              United States
              Job Type:
              Permanent, Full Time

              Department Information

              The Civil Rights Department (CRD or Department) is the civil rights enforcement agency for the State of California. CRD's mission is to protect all people in California from employment, housing and public accommodation discrimination, human trafficking, and hate violence.


              The CRD 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 CRD receives, investigates, conciliates, and initiates individual and systemic discrimination complaints in its five offices throughout California. CRD 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.

              As operationally allowed, telework is available for employees who can perform their essential functions remotely. The selected candidate will be assigned and may be required to travel to a CRD designated home office for business purposes.

              Candidates who reside outside of the State of California may be admitted to the job interview. However, upon job offer, candidates must provide proof of residence in California prior to their appointment becoming effective, or the offer may be rescinded.

              This position may be filled in one of our offices listed below.

              • Bakersfield
              • Elk Grove
              • Fresno
              • Los Angeles
              • Oakland
              • Riverside

              Department Website:

              Application Instructions

              Completed applications and all required documents must be received or postmarked by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered. Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.

              Final Filing Date: 12/1/2023

              Who May Apply

              Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, have list eligibility, are in the process of obtaining list eligibility, or have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if available). SROA and Surplus candidates are given priority; therefore, individuals with other eligibility may be considered in the event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply.

              Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process.
              Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).

              How To Apply

              Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:

              Address for Mailing Application Packages

              You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

              California Civil Rights Department
              Attn: Yucary Padilla
              2218 Kausen Drive
              Suite 100
              Elk Grove, CA 95758

              Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

              You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

              California Civil Rights Department
              Yucary Padilla
              2218 Kausen Drive
              Suite 100
              Elk Grove, CA 95758
              09:00 AM - 04:00 PM

              Required Application Package Documents

              The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

              • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
              • Resume is optional. It may be included, but is not required.
              • Statement of Qualifications -

                Candidates are REQUIRED to complete a Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) in addition to completing a standard State application. Only those candidates who submit all required documents by the final filing date will be considered.  Resumes DO NOT take the place of the Statement of Qualifications. Applications without the SOQ will not be considered. Please see the SOQ instructions below for content and formatting information

              Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.

              Desirable Qualifications

              In addition to evaluating each candidate's relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:
              • Demonstrated experience conducting investigations and/or analysis that require both gathering facts and then applying legal standards to the evidence.
              • Ability to communicate effectively and establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with co-workers and members of the public, display excellent customer service.
              • Demonstrated experience/knowledge using electronic case management systems to track candidate’s own caseload.
              • Demonstrated experience investigating allegations of employment discrimination, housing discrimination or discrimination in public accommodations.
              • Ability to operate a computer and knowledge of Outlook, Excel and Word software programs.


                There are many benefits to joining our team! We offer competitive pay, advancement opportunities, upward mobility, work-life-balance, and for many positions, flexible hours and remote work options. The State of California offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits package, subject to eligibility, such as:

                Contact Information

                The Human Resources Contact is available to answer questions regarding the application process. The Hiring Unit Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position.

                Department Website:
                Human Resources Contact:
                Yucary Padilla
                (916) 957-0350
                Hiring Unit Contact:
                James Baca
                (916) 964-1921

                Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department's EEO Office.

                EEO Contact:
                EEO OFFICER
                (213) 337-4469
                California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.

                Statement of Qualifications

                Statement of Qualifications (SOQ)
                FEH Consultant III (Specialist)

                Instructions: When completing the SOQ, you must title the page “Statement of Qualifications” and include your name and the Job Control number at the top of each page. You must list each question, and provide your answer below each question. When completing the SOQ please include all relevant experience, education, and training for each question and explain your answers thoroughly. Responses should be no longer than two pages in total length, single-spaced, and 12-point Arial font. Your SOQ must address the following:

                1. Describe your experience in dealing with a variety of individuals at all levels in an organization, including your ability to effectively communicate and interact both verbally and in writing, both in person and remotely.
                2. Describe your experience analyzing issues requiring the appropriate interpretation and application of various laws, regulations, and/or policies/procedures. Provide specific examples of your experience in making determinations in your work product.
                3. Describe your experience in effectively handling the stress of multiple demands and deadlines. Please provide a specific example(s) in your answer.

                  Additional Application Instructions

                  To find out additional information on how to apply for a state job please follow the link below. To check for industry related position or Veterans information.

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                  Using the online application system as specified in the announcement is the preferred method of applying for civil service job opportunities; however, applicants may instead apply by way of U.S. mail, parcel delivery or courier service, or in person, as set forth in this announcement.

                  All information regarding your employment history must be included on the State Employment Application STD. 678. Applications that are submitted blank or with “see resume” in place of duties performed or applications received without the following information for each job entry will be considered incomplete and will not be accepted:
                  • "To" and "from" dates (month/day/year)
                  • Hours worked per week
                  • Private sector job titles
                  • Supervisor name and phone number
                  • Job duties performed
                  • State employees must list the specific departments for which they worked and indicate the specific civil service classification titles held (not working titles).

                  Transcripts: If you are meeting minimum qualifications with education, you must include your unofficial transcript for verification. If selected, you will be required to provide official transcripts at the time of hire. Foreign transcripts must include official verification of U.S equivalency prior to appointment by an organization found here. 

                  Personally Identifiable Information:
                  Please do not include your Social Security Number, date of birth, veteran status, personal photos, LEAP information, or any other personally identifying information on any documents in your application package.


                  Equal Opportunity Employer

                  The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

                  It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.

                  Application Methods:
                  Electronic (Using your CalCareer Account)
                  By Mail