San Diego Community College District Application for Employment

Director, Legal Services & Equal Employment Opportunity

Posting Details

Posting Details (Default Section)

Closing Date: 03/26/2018
Open Until Filled No
Classification Title Director, Legal Services & Equal Employment Opportunity
Working Title Director, Legal Services & Equal Employment Opportunity
Recruitment Limits
Location District
Pay Information

Range 20 ($10,505.63 – $17,098.10) per month based on the current Management Salary Schedule.

Initial salary placement is commensurate with related experience and promotional rules. The District offers a comprehensive fringe benefit package including employer paid: medical, dental, and vision plans; sick and vacation leave; and opportunities for professional development. Initial Salary Placement, Promoted or transferred employees will be placed as specified in the Management Employees Handbook. This position is FLSA Exempt and may not accrue overtime. A temporary probationary period will be applied to the employee entering this assignment. The SDCCD Employment Web Page provides a link to employee collective bargaining agreements and handbooks, and more information about terms and conditions of employment to include salary and benefits.

Position Equivalent FTE:
No. Months: 12 Months
Position Number: 011622
FLSA Status Exempt (does not accrue overtime)
Position Type Classified
Bargaining Unit Management Unit Employees
Range 20
Department Human Resources
The Position

Applications are currently being accepted for Director, Legal Services & Equal Employment Opportunity in the Human Resources Department, located at District Administrative Office. Hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m. Selected candidate must be willing to adjust work days/hours based on the department’s needs.

Please note that a current license to practice law in the State of California and a valid California driver’s license are required for this position.

Please note that an employee may be transferred to any site at the option of the Chancellor.

Classification Description

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Desired Qualifications


  • 5+ years experience practicing Education and/or Employment law. Applicable sections of State and Federal laws, rules, and regulations including, but not limited to, State California Education Code, California Government Code, and California Code of Regulations Title 5 and Title 8.
  • Diversity and EEO compliance, laws, rules, and regulations dealing with recruitment and employment of minorities and protected classes.
  • Investigation of complaints of harassment, discrimination, and employee disciplinary procedures.
  • Contract, tort, and environmental laws.
  • Court procedure rules.
  • District’s Collective Bargaining Agreements.
  • District organization, operations, policies, and objectives.
  • Diverse socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Diversity and EEO programs and best practices.
  • Modern office practices, procedures, and equipment, including computer hardware and software.
  • Oral and written communications skills.
  • Principles and practices of administration, supervision, and training.
  • Record-keeping techniques.
  • Technical aspects of field of specialty.

    Skills and Abilities:

  • Analyze, interpret, and explain laws, rules, regulations, and contracts.
  • Communicate effective both orally and in writing.
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Implement and enforce a comprehensive Diversity and EEO Compliance plan.
  • Inform, assist, lead, counsel, and advise employees, applicants, and students regarding employment discrimination.
  • Maintain records and prepare reports.
  • Meet schedules and time lines.
  • Monitor employment activities and ensure compliance with legal mandates.
  • Operate computers and business-related software, including word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.
  • Train, supervise, and evaluate the performance of personnel.
  • Prepare clear and comprehensive reports.
  • Work independently with little direction.

  • Foreign Degree: Applicants with foreign degrees from colleges or universities outside of the United States must have their coursework evaluated by a professional association that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). A copy of the evaluation must be submitted with your on-line application.
    Commitment to Diversity:

    All applicants must have demonstrated cultural competency and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff.

    Special Instructions to Applicants:

    To ensure full consideration, qualified candidates must submit a complete online application that includes the items listed (extraneous material will not be reviewed). References to résumés or other uploaded documents within the online application will be considered an “incomplete” application; please enter “N/A” if any section does not apply.

    1. Complete online application;
    2. Letter of Interest;
    3. Résumé;
    4. License to Practice Law in California; AND
    5. Three Professional References listed within the online application.

    Important: To ensure consistency and fairness to all candidates, please do not submit materials other than those requested (i.e., personal photo, articles you’ve written, etc). Please only upload requested documents using respective document name labels. Uploading extraneous materials, unless specifically requested within this posting, may result in your application not being reviewed. Only complete application packets will be forwarded to the committee.

  • Application materials sent via mail, fax, or e-mail will not be accepted.
  • Note that correspondence, including interview invitations, will be sent to you via e-mail.
  • All inquiries, nominations and applications will be held in the strictest confidence.
  • Conditions of Employment:


  • Employed on an initial two (2) year contract that is renewed annually for a subsequent two years.
  • Possess a current license to
    practice law in California.
  • Possess a valid California driver’s license.
  • Submit “official” transcripts as stated on application (From all institutions listed in the online application);
  • Pass a pre-employment physical exam at the District’s expense;
  • Provide a Tuberculosis Clearance Certificate for initial appointment (Note: The certificate must be renewed every 4 years as a condition of continuing employment);
  • Have fingerprints taken by a Live Scan computer at the candidate’s expense (Clearance must be received prior to first day of employment);
  • Present original documents for proof of eligibility to work in the United States as required by the I9 Employment Eligibility Verification form; AND
  • Attend a new hire processing appointment in Human Resources located at the District Administrative Offices.
    If you accept a contract (permanent) position with SDCCD and are a retired annuitant with CalPERS or CalSTRS, you must reinstate from your retirement system. Please reference the CalPERS or CalSTRS website for further information.

    Additional Information:

    SDCCD provides a comprehensive fringe benefit package for its full-time classified employees. The District contributes toward the cost of the premium (including dependent coverage) for the medical insurance plan options. Additional benefits include dental, vision, sick leave, vacation and opportunities for professional development. Contract employees become members of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) upon appointment.

    Posting Number CL00959

    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
      • No Response
      • SDCCD employment web site
      • EdJoin (SD Co. Office of Education)
      • CA Community Colleges Registry
      • Craig's List
      • Inside Higher Ed
      • Chronicle of Higher Ed
      • Professional organization/publication
      • SD Union Tribune newspaper ad (including Sign On San Diego)
      • SDCCD Employee
      • Job Fair
      • Other (list below)
    2. If other, please specify.

      (Open Ended Question)

    3. * Are you a current SDCCD employee?
      • Yes
      • No
    4. If yes, please enter your employee ID:

      (Open Ended Question)

    5. * Describe your experience working in a team composed of members with diverse skill levels and responsibilities.

      (Open Ended Question)

    6. * Working in this department involves tight deadlines and multiple concurrent cases. Explain your professional experience with multi-tasking, meeting multiple deadlines and organizing workflow.

      (Open Ended Question)

    7. * What experience do you have in interpreting, applying and complying with appropriate sections of federal, state and local laws, regulations and guidelines, including but not limited to: Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Title VII; California Code of Regulations Title 5; the Cleary Act (and the Campus Save Act), the Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA) and Violence Against Women’s Act (VAWA)?

      (Open Ended Question)

    8. * The Director of Legal Services and Equal Employment Opportunity has frequent contact and communication with Board Members, the Chancellor, District administrators, community leaders and members of the public. They must possess excellent oral and written communication skills and also have excellent interpersonal skills using diplomacy, courtesy and tact. Relate your experience and qualifications in this area.

      (Open Ended Question)

    9. * The San Diego Community College District has a very diverse staff and student population with respect to academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation and ethnic backgrounds. Describe your professional development, community involvement, and professional experience working with these diverse groups.

      (Open Ended Question)

    Required & Optional Documents

    Required Documents
    1. Letter of Interest (Refer to "Special Instructions" in Posting)
    2. Résumé
    3. Licenses/Certificates/Credentials
    Optional Documents
    1. Unofficial Transcript(s)
    2. Foreign Degree Evaluation (required if applicable)