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Discrimination Law Supervisor – State Program Administrator, Director

Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT)

Posted 2 weeks ago

Working Title: Discrimination Law Supervisor
Job Class: State Program Administrator, Director
Agency: Transportation Department

  • Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
  • Date Posted: 04/05/2024
  • Closing Date: 05/06/2024
  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Transportation Dept / Transportation-MMA
  • Division/Unit: Chief of Staff / Office of Equity & Diversity
  • Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift
  • Days of Work: Monday – Friday
  • Travel Required: No
  • Salary Range: $35.98 – $51.83 / hourly; $75,126 – $108,221 / annually
  • Classified Status: Classified
  • Bargaining Unit/Union: 216 – Middle Management Association/MMA
  • FLSA Status: Exempt – Executive
  • Telework Eligible: Yes
  • Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities: Yes

Make a difference in the lives of Minnesotans.

The work you’ll do is more than just a job. Join the talented, engaged and inclusive workforce dedicated to creating a better Minnesota.

Job Summary

This position is located at Central Office in St. Paul, Minnesota. This position will have the flexibility to work a hybrid schedule or work in the office. If working a hybrid schedule, the incumbent will be required to complete a telework agreement.

Join our team as a supervisor managing nondiscrimination and harassment investigations, as well as analyzing Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodation requests, to ensure MnDOT fulfills its obligations under relevant employment discrimination laws in a union environment. Key responsibilities include:

  • Supervising discrimination and harassment investigators, and ADA staff.
  • Analyzing complex reasonable accommodation requests, including assessing undue hardships and ensuring prompt, legally sound responses to all accommodation requests.
  • Assisting managers in understanding employment discrimination laws, state personnel laws/rules, and the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act.
  • Responding to discrimination charges filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and/or the MN Department of Human Rights. This includes providing a factual and legal analysis of allegations; drafting MnDOT’s position statements; and responding to subpoenas and information requests.

If you’re dedicated to fostering inclusive and equitable treatment in the workplace, and possess a robust understanding of employment law, we invite you to apply!

** The Minnesota Department of Transportation does not sponsor applicants for work visas or Optional Practical Training Extensions for STEM Students. Individuals must be legally authorized to work in the US at the start of employment.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Three (3) years of experience supervising professionals conducting workplace investigations OR supervising professionals representing employers in EEOC/Human Rights complaints by writing position statements or responding to complex ADA accommodation requests, including making undue hardship determinations; 


  • Four (4) years of advanced professional experience conducting workplace investigations OR representing employers in EEOC/Human Rights complaints by writing position statements or responding to complex ADA accommodation requests, including making undue hardship determinations.

NOTE: A JD degree from an American Bar Association accredited law school substitutes for one year of advanced professional experience.

Information on the candidate’s resume must also demonstrate:

  • Legal drafting skills sufficient to communicate clear and concise findings in plain language to governing bodies, managers, supervisors, and staff.
  • Legal analysis skills sufficient to comprehend case law, statutes, and regulations and to apply findings to specific facts and circumstances.
  • Client counseling skills sufficient to provide complex information in a useful manner.

Applicants selected for interviews will be asked to respond to a writing sample exercise.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A JD degree.
  • An active license to practice law in Minnesota.
  • Experience supervising professional staff.
  • Experience applying state and federal civil rights statutes, state, and federal case law related to discrimination, harassment, civil rights and/or Minnesota’s Data Practices Act.

Additional Requirements

**Successful candidate must pass past-employer reference checks and criminal history check**

It is our policy that all candidates submit to a background investigation prior to employment.  The background check may consist of the following components: SEMA4 Records Check, Criminal History Check, Employment Reference Check, Driver’s License Check, Education/License Verification and Pre-Employment Physical.

Application Details

How to Apply 

Select “Apply for Job” at the top of this page. If you have questions about applying for jobs, contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email For additional information about the application process, go to

If you have questions about the position, contact Heather Madigan Clark at

To receive consideration as a Connect 700 Program applicant, apply online, email the Job ID#, the Working Title and your valid Proof of Eligibility Certificate by the closing date to Heather Madigan Clark at

Why Work for Us 

Diverse Workforce 

We are committed to continually developing a workforce that reflects the diversity of our state and the populations we serve. The varied experiences and perspectives of employees strengthen the work we do together and our ability to best serve the people of Minnesota.

A recent engagement survey of State of Minnesota employees found: 

  • 95% of employees understand how their work helps achieve their agency’s mission 
  • 91% of employees feel trusted to do their jobs 
  • 88% of employees feel equipped to look at situations from other cultural perspectives when doing their job 
  • 87% of employees report flexibility in their work schedule 

Comprehensive Benefits 

Our benefits aim to balance four key elements that make life and work meaningful: health and wellness, financial well-being, professional development, and work/life harmony. As an employee, your benefits may include: 

  • Public pension plan 
  • Training and professional development 
  • Paid vacation and sick leave 
  • 11 paid holidays each year 
  • Paid parental leave 
  • Low-cost medical and dental coverage 
  • Prescription drug coverage 
  • Vision coverage 
  • Wellness programs and resources 
  • Employer paid life insurance 
  • Short-term and long-term disability 
  • Health care spending and savings accounts 
  • Dependent care spending account 
  • Tax-deferred compensation 
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) 
  • Tuition reimbursement 
  • Federal Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program 
  • Ride the new METRO “Green Line” Light Rail Train to work! The Rice/Capitol Station is located close by.

Programs, resources and benefits eligibility varies based on type of employment, agency, funding availability, union/collective bargaining agreement, location, and length of service with the State of Minnesota. 

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