FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Carol Gray
March 10, 2009
District Resources Manager
EEOC Launches Recruitment Drive to Hire Investigators
Phoenix - The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) Phoenix District Office
announced today that it is hiring (2) new investigators, as part of the agency’s recruitment drive
nationwide. The district office is initiating this effort to fill critical enforcement vacancies.
Investigators come from a broad range of educational disciplines. The Phoenix District Office
is looking for candidates with the following skills and abilities:
• Analyzing and synthesizing data;
• Thinking critically and creatively;
• Exercising good judgment in decision-making and problem solving;
• Organizing, planning and prioritizing work; and
• Writing clearly.
The Phoenix District Office is also interested in candidates who are highly motivated and are
driven by internal traits such as self-confidence, enthusiasm for righting wrongs, a helping spirit, a
commitment to the ideal of equal opportunity, competitiveness and a need for autonomy. Candidates
should also demonstrate an ability to balance these qualities with office priorities.
Additionally, the Phoenix District Office would like to hire individuals with skills in foreign
languages, such as Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Spanish and Vietnamese.
The agency’s comprehensive recruitment campaign includes posting investigator vacancies on
USAJOBS at www.usajobs.gov, the Federal Government’s official jobs Web site, reaching out to a
cross section of stakeholder and community groups, and communicating with career services
professionals at colleges and universities, including institutions with high minority enrollments to
ensure a diverse pool of applicants. The EEOC will also be making a strong effort to recruit
individuals with disabilities.
The EEOC is the primary federal agency responsible for enforcing federal statutes that prohibit
employment discrimination based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability and
retaliation. The Commission enforces private sector statutes investigating allegations of employment
discrimination and where discrimination is found, obtaining remedies. The Commission also litigates
in Federal Court. Further information about the Commission is available on its Web site at
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