HR Investigator

Investigates complex, sensitive, and multi-faceted workplace investigations involving Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) laws, civil rights complaints, and agency policy violations, such as discrimination, harassment, workplace bullying and retaliation.

Ensure a commitment to safety through consistent and professional behaviors in performance of job requirements that demonstrate safety is a fundamental value that guides all aspects of our work.  Perform related duties as required.

Serve as a good steward of TriMet by regularly utilizing our transit system to maintain a strong and current understanding of customers’ experiences and of TriMet’s  product and service offerings.

Essential Functions

  1. Conduct thorough and timely EEO, civil rights, and workplace investigations which may include race, color, religion, creed, ethnicity, sex, national origin, age, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and other similar complaints or TriMet policy violations.
  2. Provide investigation findings to HR Leadership.  Prepare impartial written reports and summary of findings with supporting documentation detailing facts and investigatory analysis to determine whether complainant was subjected to behavior or incident that violated TriMet policy.
  3. Lead, oversee and review investigations conducted by internal partners for consistency in execution and analysis, including assisting internal partners with their investigative plans.
  4. Conduct complex investigations by collaborating with internal partners and legal counsel to recommend and determine appropriate resolution.
  5. Analyze, monitor and track investigation and employment patterns and trends to identify  potential disparity or systemic issues and propose related agency wide remedies.
  6. Develop and deliver investigative training for managers and supervisors, including collaborating with Learning & Development to identify learning modules to assist managers on disciplinary issues.
  7. Research, analyze relevant facts, documents and policy/legal guidance and review and respond to Federal or State entities, such as BOLI, FTA, etc. for EEO cases.

Position Requirements

Bachelor’s degree required.  Bachelor’s degree in Business/Public Administration, Human Resources, or Organizational Development, preferred.

A minimum of six (6) years total credited experience.*  Four (4) years of experience in HR, workplace, or discrimination investigations, EEO compliance, or employment and/or EEO legal experience, required.  Two (2) years of experience in union and non-union workforce, preferred.  Two (2) years of lead or project management or staff management experience required.

Or any equivalent combination of experience and training.

*The amount of credit a candidate receives for prior years of experience is based on the relevancy of that experience to the required or preferred prerequisites of the job description. Experience is prorated based on hours worked. LRHR assigns and validates the “credited experience”.

Selection Criteria

Type of Position / Grade / FLSA: 
Grade 17, Exempt, Non-Union, Full-Time

Salary Range:
Maximum: $115,704.00

Selection Process – Candidates will be selected based at a minimum on the result of:
1. Application Review/ Please Include: Cover Letter and Resume
2. Panel Interviews
3. Reference Check

Supplemental Information: 
Make sure you describe in detail how your education, training and work experience fit with this role. You are encouraged to attach a resume, cover letter, training certificates and/or letters of recommendation with your application. You are permitted five attachments of less than 5MB each.

Internal applicants: Information in your personnel file will not be used in lieu of information requested on your application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

If you are a qualified veteran and would like to apply for veterans’ preference points, you will need to reflect your status on the application and attach supporting documentation at the time of application submission.

If you need accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act for any part of the application process, contact our Human Resources staff at 503-962-7505, or the TTY line at 7-1-1. Note that we require a minimum of two workdays’ notice prior to the need for accommodation.

TriMet is an equal opportunity employer, committed to developing an organization that is reflective of and sensitive to the needs of the diverse community we serve, including veterans, the elderly, and individuals with disabilities.

Please apply at


Please login with Candidate account to view more fields.
Share this job


How Life Moves

Contact Us


HR Network, Inc.
(971) 940-9567