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SDG&E is an innovative San Diego-based energy company that provides clean, safe and reliable energy to better the lives of the people it serves in San Diego and southern Orange counties. The company is committed to creating a sustainable future by providing its electricity from renewable sources; modernizing natural gas pipelines; accelerating the adoption of electric vehicles; supporting numerous non-profit partners; and, investing in innovative technologies to ensure the reliable operation of the region’s infrastructure for generations to come. SDG&E is a subsidiary of Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE).
Position Summary
Responsible for investigating complaints involving alleged violations of laws, regulations, company policies (including those prohibiting discrimination, harassment, retaliation and workplace bullying), and the company’s Code of Conduct.

Manages a caseload of numerous investigations, working both autonomously and collaboratively with fellow team members, business leaders, Human Resources, Labor Relations, Internal Audit, Corporate Security, and Legal. Regularly interacts with employees at all levels, helping to develop understanding, transparency, and trust around the company’s Investigation function.

Duties and Responsibilities
Conduct Investigations – Performs prompt, thorough, and fair investigations from intake to completion, including conducting investigative interviews of employees and others, and reviewing, analyzing, and synthesizing documents and data collected as part of the investigations. Makes objective and analytically-sound investigative findings. Provides recommendations and advice about options for corrective action. Drafts detailed investigation reports, as well as other documents and correspondence related to the investigations. Prepares executive summaries and provides appropriate investigation updates to management and legal. Effectively interacts and communicates with individuals involved in matters being investigated, managers and the HR teams that support those individuals during the investigation and post-investigation processes.
Advice, Counseling, and Training – Drives impact by helping the company create and sustain a compliance-oriented culture. Provides advice and consulting for leaders and employees in support of continuous improvement related to issues identified in investigations, as broadly defined. Works with Organizational Effectiveness to develop and deliver compliance education programs and trainings designed proactively to address workplace issues.
Performs other duties as assigned (no more than 5% of duties).
Qualifications and Prior Experience
Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, psychology, audit, business management or other related field Required
JD (Juris Doctor) Employment Law Preferred
7+ years – Related experience, including 3+ years of experience conducting investigations, preferably at a private or publicly traded company, or equivalent case management, fact-finding, and analytical experience developed as a litigator or auditor.
Required Skills and Abilities
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to interact and communicate effectively with employee-witnesses, members of management, and others during investigations. Advanced
Ability to easily develop trust and rapport and influence partners and business leaders Advanced
Ability to remain respectful and diplomatic in the face of difficult and uncomfortable situations surrounding an investigation Advanced
Diplomatic and articulate written, spoken and presentation communication skills. Advanced
Collaborative work approach with ability to work across lines of businesses and levels Advanced
Action orientation, superior attention to detail, project management and organizational skills Advanced
Ability to recognize and put aside personal biases, to see different perspectives, and to conduct investigative interviews, and investigations, in an objective manner. Advanced
Strong critical thinking and analytical skills, especially in complex and nuanced situations Advanced
Enthusiasm for working with volumes of data and for identifying trends and patterns Advanced
Exceptional writing skills and the ability to consistently produce high-level written product Advanced
Ability to work both autonomously and collaboratively Advanced
Self-motivated, detail-oriented, and highly organized Advanced
Strong personal ethical code and integrity Advanced
Experience and confidence to make difficult decisions and to exercise expert judgment when working with disputed issues Intermediate
Resilience in managing a demanding caseload, balancing shifting priorities, and meeting deadlines Advanced
Ability to remain calm and professional when working in high-conflict and crisis situations Advanced
A deep respect for privacy and confidentiality Advanced
Ability to strategize on developing long-term solutions for systemic issues Intermediate
Curiosity and a learning mindset; a willingness to engage in continual learning and to contribute to the learning of the team Advanced
Enthusiasm for investigations and the important role they play in advancing the values of the organization Advanced
Demonstrates a high degree of empathy balanced against an ability to provide direct feedback and confront witnesses with difficult information.
Licenses and Certifications
Currently licensed California attorneys, certified paralegals, or Human Resource professionals with a background in employment law and/or employee relations. Attorneys admitted in other states or outside the U.S. will be considered Preferred
Association of Workplace Investigators AWI-CH certificate holders, or other investigation-based formalized education or certification from other organizations Preferred

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

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