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SGI Global, LLC Civil Rights Intake Specialist in Burlington, Vermont

Civil Rights Intake Specialist

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  • Burlington, VT, USA

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SGI Global is seeking an Civil Rights Intake Specialist to support the United States Attorney's Office (USAO) for the District of Vermont. In support of the USAOs' civil rights enforcement efforts, the United States Attorney's Office is in need of one part-time affirmative civil rights intake specialist that will support the work of the USAO for the District of Vermont by allowing Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSAs) currently working affirmative civil rights matters to focus on legal enforcement issues, rather than fielding complaints and performingpreliminary investigative tasks and outreach.

This position is contingent upon contract award


  • Direct support assistance services to civil rights AUSAs and investigators in support of the USAO Affirmative Civil Rights Enforcement Program. Typical assignments include:

  • Fields and logs phone calls and questions from members of the public seeking information about the USAOs affirmative civil rights enforcement efforts or from those wishing to file a civil rights complaint. Obtains needed information for files and submits information to the appropriate AUSA. In preparation of documents, considers the nature and the status of the case involved. Completes variable aspects of recurring documents in conformance with the rules governing their style and format.

  • Composes original letters that do not require legal interpretations, but does require a good working knowledge of legal procedures and specialized terminology relevant to civil rights laws and regulations.

  • Conducts affirmative outreach to relevant communities in Vermont, at the direction of and in connection with the United States Attorney, the Chief of the Civil Division and AUSAs working on civil rights matters. Assignments may include:

  • Serve as a liaison for the USAO to leaders and members of relevant communities.

  • Setting up meetings between the United States Attorney, AUSAs and/or the Civil Chief and members of relevant communities.

  • Attending pre-scheduled events focused on relevant communities.

  • Proactively and regularly communicating with leaders and members of those Vermont communities most often affected by violations of federal civil rights laws.

  • Exercising sound judgment with respect to matters concerning race, nationality, religion, gender, sexual preference, and other attributes.

  • At the direction of the AUSA, conducts initial interviews of civil rights complainants and participates in other investigative activities for civil rights matters opened in the USAO or being investigated and/or litigated jointly with the Civil Rights Division. Typical assignments may include:

  • Reviews complaints and determines whether additional information is required to determine jurisdiction or to clarify the allegations.

  • Notifies complainant of pending status and secures additional information if necessary.

  • Provides a variety of general clerical support to affirmative civil rights AUSAs. Typical assignments include:

  • Receives visitors and answers telephone calls. May refer calls, take messages, or provide information concerning pending and closed matters and cases, functions and general procedures of the office. Determines which matters should be referred to the AUSA and the urgency of the matter.

  • Filing: Establishes and maintains a variety of civil rights files, documents and databases. Searches legal reference files for information needed by civil rights AUSAs in conducting interviews and preparing correspondence. Assembles exhibits, affidavits, and other legal documents from file material when requested in connection with civil rights matters. Separates, screens, selects, assembles, and organizes civil rights files, correspondence and records material for disposition or transfer to records depository in accordance with established procedures.

  • Maintains calendar and/or database of assigned active civil rights complaints, investigations, matters and cases. Tracks filing, hearing, and trial dates, and scheduling conferences and interviews.

  • Operates copier and shredder.

  • Types and/or completes routine forms.


  • A high school diploma or GED is required.

  • Minimum educational requirements of being fully capable of reading, writing, understanding and speaking common English;

  • Good attention to detail and the ability to read and follow directions;

  • A minimum of one-year experience working with diverse communities, including but not limited to racial or ethnic minority communities, immigrant communities, and/or Vermont's new American communities.

  • General skills of word processing including proficient use of Word, Excel, and Outlook (ability to prepare and correct reports and correspondence). Good communication and organizational skills).

  • Ability to review and analyze data and information from multiple sources (i.e., retrieving data from databases, obtaining information from other agencies and organizations, etc).

  • Ability to deliver highest quality work under pressure.

  • U.S. citizenship and the Contractor personnel meet the Department of Justice residency requirements.

    SGI Global provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.