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The New Jersey Attorney General's Office, Division on Civil Rights
September 6, 2023
New Jersey, United States of America
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$42-48/hr, 21 hours/week


The New Jersey Attorney General's Office, Division on Civil Rights, is looking for an Hourly Mediator to join its Alternative Dispute Resolution Unit. The position can be based in Trenton, Cherry Hill, Newark, or Atlantic City, NJ - applicants must indicate their location preference when applying. The hourly rate for this position will be between $41.90 to $47.82 per hour - 21 hours per week.


The Attorney General has broad oversight of the state’s legal and law enforcement matters. As the head of the Department of Law & Public Safety, the Attorney General supervises a wide range of Divisions, Offices, and Commissions, consisting of over 2,800 sworn law enforcement officers, 600 attorneys, and thousands of other public servants.


The Division on Civil Rights (DCR) is charged with enforcing the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination, New Jersey Family Leave Act, and Fair Chance in Housing Act. DCR has a team of neutral investigators and legal specialists who investigate, process, and issue findings on complaints of discrimination and bias-based harassment.


Under the direction of the Director, Deputy Director and the Lead Mediator, the mediator will be responsible for:

  • Mediating a high volume of disputes involving allegations of discrimination in employment, public accommodations, and housing, as well as violations of the NJ Family Leave Act.
  • All aspects of the mediation process, including, but not limited to, scheduling; pre-mediation preparation; creating and negotiating settlement agreements, which may include relief for the harmed parties, injunctive relief, and penalties sought by DCR.
  • Tracking cases; and assessing damage claims.
  • The mediator will be required to use DCR’s case management system, and may be required to conduct mediations virtually.


  • Graduation from an accredited college with a Bachelor's degree.
  • Two (2) years of experience in mediating litigation and public disputes and/or facilitating the development of new rules or policies through consensus building.
  • Possession of a Juris Doctor's degree may be substituted for two (2) years of the required experience.
  • Possession of a Master's degree in Dispute/Conflict Resolution may be substituted for one (1) year of the required experience.


  • Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license valid in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee mobility, is necessary to perform essential duties of the position..
  • All offers of employment are conditional subject to the applicant agreeing to and then passing a background check that may include fingerprinting.
  • Special Services positions are filled on a part-time, temporary basis, during normal business hours. Candidates appointed to a Special Services title will be limited to 944 work hours in a fiscal year.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who have experience with the laws enforced by DCR and/or federal and state civil rights laws, and a commitment to a New Jersey free of discrimination; demonstrated ability to successfully mediate cases involving complex and interrelated issues and/or an unusual degree of intractability on the part of one or more parties; and have excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Preference will also be given to applicants who possess a J.D.


  • Paid Leave Time
  • Paid State Holidays
  • Health, Dental, Vision and Prescription Benefits
  • Life Insurance, Deferred Compensation and Retirement Plans
  • Telework may be available


If qualified, please send a cover letter indicating interest in job vacancy announcement #23-521 and a current resume to the Recruitment Coordinator via email at [email protected] or before the closing date of October 1, 2023.

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Job Type: Full-time

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