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Job Title:Wage and Hour Investigator

Department:Department Of Labor

Agency:Wage and Hour Division

Job Announcement Number:DE-13-SF-WHD-036

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$34,204.00 to $55,083.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, January 24, 2013 to Friday, January 25, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1849-05/07

POSITION INFORMATION:

Permanent - Full-Time

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

12

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy - Anchorage, AK, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Applications will be accepted from United States citizens.

Applications for this vacancy will be accepted on-line by clicking the Apply Online button.

PLEASE NOTE: Time-sensitive emails may be forwarded to you during the recruitment process. It is imperative that you check your email regularly and respond to these emails as soon as possible.

JOB SUMMARY:

Opportunities are Open! Begin a challenging career with the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), and you will help shape the workforce of tomorrow.  DOL offers rewarding opportunities to contribute to a noble mission; to serve and protect American workers, prepare them for new and better jobs, and to ensure the safety and fairness of American workplaces.

The Department of Labor values its customers. Every DOL employee is responsible for delivering good customer service through accurate, courteous, efficient and effective transactions.

Relocation expenses are not authorized.  Selectee must be prepared to report to the official duty location identified in the official job offer and enter on duty by March 25, 2013.

The application process for this announcement includes the completion of an on-line assessment.  Because the primary mode of communication throughout the application process is via e-mail and this is a compressed hiring effort to fill vacancies before the end of March, applicants should check their e-mail frequently and be prepared to respond to notices within the specified timeframes or they may not receive further consideration in the process.  Please note that you must take the assessment for the grade level(s) and location(s) identified in your notice(s) in order to receive consideration.

The mission of the Wage and Hour Division (WHD) is to protect the rights of the nation's workers through enforcement of several Acts: the Federal minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and child labor requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act; the Employee Polygraph Protection Act; field sanitation and housing standards in the Occupational Safety and Health Act; and a number of employment standards and worker protections provided in the Immigration and Nationality Act. Additionally, the WHD administers and enforces the prevailing wage requirements of the Davis-Bacon Act and the McNamara-O'Hara Service Contract Act and other statutes applicable to Federal contracts for construction and for the provision of goods and services.

This position is located in the DOL, WHD, in Anchorage, AK.  At least one position will be filled through this vacancy.  If additional vacancies become available, additional selections will be made.

Salary ranges:

GS-05: $34,204 to $44,461 per annum plus a 5.57% Cost of Living Adjustment

GS-07: $42,368 to $55,083 per annum plus a 5.57% Cost of Living Adjustment

The full performance level of this position is GS-12.  This position is inside the bargaining unit.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship.
  • Appointment to this position may require a background investigation.
  • Requires a probationary period if the requirement has not been met.
  • Subject to frequent travel.

DUTIES:

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The incumbent participates in a variety of applications of the provisions of the laws enforced by the WHD.

At the GS-05 level, the incumbent receives basic training under a structured training program.  Reviews available file material pertinent to cases assigned, performs necessary research, and seeks necessary guidance to become familiar with all aspects of the case.  Demonstrates ability to understand, interpret and apply written material, much of which is technical or legal in nature.  Prepares reports on cases investigated for submission to the supervisor or a higher level investigator.

At the GS-07 level, the incumbent conducts moderately difficult investigations to develop information and evidence through such means as interviews, observations, and examination of business and payroll records.  Gathers and analyzes facts obtained; identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives and make recommendations regarding the nature and extent of any violations that may be found.  Accurately performs necessary mathematical computations, choosing appropriate mathematical technique, to determine amount of back wage liability.  Negotiates for compliance and payment of back wages when authorized, or participates in such negotiations with the supervisor or a higher level investigator.  Expresses information effectively to individuals or groups (including employers, legal representatives, union officials, etc.) of varied backgrounds, making clear and convincing oral presentations to persuade others to accept recommendations, cooperate or change their behavior.  Prepares case investigation file, including written narrative reports and electronic forms for submission to the supervisor or higher level officials.  Uses a computer on a regular basis to enter required data into the Wage and Hour Investigative Support and Reporting Database and for word processing functions.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Applicants applying at the GS-05 level must have three (3) years of general experience, one (1) year of which was equivalent to at least GS-04, that demonstrates the ability to analyze problems to identify significant factors, gather pertinent data, and recognize solutions; plan and organize work; and communicate effectively orally and in writing.

Applicants applying at the GS-07 level must have one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-05) in the Federal service.  

Specialized Experience is experience which is in or directly related to the position to be filled and which has equipped the candidate with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of position.

Specialized experience at the GS-07 level must demonstrate at least two of the following three requirements: 1. General knowledge of Federal wage and hour labor laws, industrial occupations, wage scales, employment practices, or salary and wage administration practices; 2. Skill in analyzing written/verbal information and numerical data and making decisions on issues based on interview, records review, reconstruction of missing or fraudulent records and applying legal or regulatory provisions, precedents, and principles to specific investigative matters; 3. Skill in personal contacts requiring the ability to explain requirements or rights and obtain information and cooperation from people with diverse backgrounds and levels of understanding, reconcile conflicting interests, and persuade others to comply voluntarily with requirements.

Applicants may also qualify by substituting education for experience.

For GS-05: Applicants must have completed a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree.

For GS-07: Applicants must possess one (1) full year of graduate level education or superior academic achievement (S.A.A.).

S.A.A. is based on (1) class standing, (2) grade-point average, or (3) honor society membership.

1. Class standing - Applicants must be in the upper third of the graduating class in the college, university, or major subdivision, such as the College of Liberal Arts or the School of Business Administration, based on completed courses.

2. Grade-point average (G.P.A.) - Applicants must have a grade-point average of:

3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B" or better) as recorded on their official transcript, or as computed based on 4 years of education, or as computed based on courses completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum; or

3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B+" or better) based on the average of the required courses completed in the major field or the required courses in the major field completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum.

3. Election to membership in a national scholastic honor society - Applicants can be considered eligible based on membership in one of the national scholastic honor societies listed by the Association of College Honor Societies.

Education at the GS-07 level must have been gained in a curriculum that is qualifying for the position to be filled. Examples of qualifying curriculums include, but are not limited to: industrial relations, personnel administration, business administration, labor economics, and law.

Equivalent combinations of education and experience are qualifying for this position.

For additional information, refer to the Office of Personnel Management Operating Manual for Qualification Standards, Group Coverage Qualification Standards for Administrative and Management Positions.


College Transcript and Evaluation of Foreign Education - Transcripts (in English) must be submitted if (a) a degree is required for the position, and/or (b) education is used as the basis for qualifying for this position.  The Department of Labor does not recognize academic degrees from schools that are not accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the Department of Education.  Any applicant falsely claiming an academic degree from an accredited school will be subject to actions ranging from disqualification from federal employment to removal from federal service. If courses were taken at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, or from several different colleges or universities, you must submit all the necessary transcripts. If your education was completed at a foreign college or university, you must show comparability to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States and comparability to applicable minimum course work requirements for this position.  Click Evaluation of Foreign Education for more information.

Applicants must meet all legal, regulatory, and qualifications requirements by the closing date of the vacancy announcement to be eligible for consideration for selection.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Applicants meeting the eligibility and minimum qualification requirements will be referred for selection without ranking, in accordance with applicable reemployment priority and/or veterans' preference requirements.

The information you provide may be verified by a review of your work experience and/or education, by checking references and through other means (ex. interview).  Your evaluation may also include a review by a Human Resources Specialist or panel and may include other assessments (ex. interview, panel review, written test, writing sample, etc.).

Please refer to OPM's Fact sheet for tips on putting your best foot forward on a federal resume. Click Ten Tips.


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BENEFITS:

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The Department of Labor (DOL) offers a great benefit package to eligible employees.  The benefit package includes but is not limited to health benefits, supplemental dental and vision plans, flexible spending accounts, 13 days paid sick leave per year, vacation leave and 10 paid holidays per year.  We offer a variety of employee benefit options, a family-friendly work environment, a child care subsidy program, transit subsidy program, career assistance program, health services and fitness programs, access to LifeCare, a resource and referral service and more.  For a comprehensive site about all federal benefits, please refer to OPM.  For specific DOL benefits information, please refer to DOL BENEFITS.

OTHER INFORMATION:

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.  Refer to these links for more information: GENERAL INFORMATION, ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION, SELECTIVE SERVICE REGISTRATION, PROBATIONARY PERIOD, FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES

HOW TO APPLY:

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Follow the 5 steps below to apply.  Your application and ALL required supplemental documents must be received by 11:59 pm Eastern Time (ET) on the vacancy closing date to be considered.  Paper applications and supplemental documents submitted in any other manner without prior approval from the vacancy contact will not be considered.

For more details, click How To Apply Detailed Instructions Document or How To Apply Video.  For help, refer to the Vacancy Contact in the "Questions about this job" section.  SAVE your information before the 60 MINUTE TIMEOUT!

STEP 1 - Create USAJOBS Account, including Resume and Saved Documents
Your resume must provide sufficient information to substantiate your responses in the self-assessment vacancy questions.  If not, the HRO may amend your responses to more accurately reflect the competency indicated by resume content.

STEP 2 - Answer Vacancy Questions (DOORS)
Click the Apply Online button, which is available when you search for a job on www.usajobs.gov, click on the title and proceed.

STEP 3 - Submit Supplemental Documents
Submit the required documents (only if applicable to you) specified in the "Required Documents" section of this vacancy by the close date.  For details: click How to Submit Supplemental Documentation Document or Submit Supplemental Documentation Video.  Warning: If you submit a document using the same document title, the 2nd submission will OVERWRITE the 1st submission.

STEP 4 - Review Application and click Finish  Click here to submit an updated resume after initial application.

STEP 5 - Edit Application as needed by 11:59 pm ET of Close Date


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following documents must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on the vacancy closing date. Follow the instructions: click How To Submit Supplemental Documentation Document or Submit Supplemental Documentation Video.  You are not required to submit a document if it does not apply to you.Warning: If you submit a document using the same document title, the 2nd submission will OVERWRITE the 1st submission.

- Veterans Documents (if applicable): To be considered as a 5-point preference eligible, you must submit a copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, DD214. Your DD-214 must show the type of discharge and dates of active duty.  To claim 10-point preference, you must submit a copy of your DD214; an Application for 10-point Veteran's Preference, SF15; and the proof of entitlement of this preference which is normally an official statement, dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs certifying to the present existence of the service-connected disability and indicating the percentage of your disability. (For active duty service members expecting to be honorably discharged or released within 120 days, click Active Duty)  Without this documentation, you will not receive veteran's preference.  For more information, go to: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/hire/hrp/vetguide/index.aspx

- Displaced Employee Placement Documents - Only required if requesting priority consideration under ICTAP Eligibility.

- Cover Letters are not mandatory and will not be used to verify experience, but may be submitted.

Applicants selected for employment who are not current DOL employees will be required to provide proof of citizenship, and the E-Verify system will be used to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Annie Tran
Phone: 415-625-2401
Fax: 000-000-0000
Email: fed-jobs-san@dol.gov
Agency Information:
Labor, Wage and Hour Division
90 7th Street
Suite 12-300
San Francisco, CA
94103
US
Fax: 000-000-0000

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once your complete application is received, we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and refer candidates for selection consideration.  Candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview.  You will be notified of the outcome.  A selection is expected to be made within 30 calendar days from the issuance date of the certificate.

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Job Announcement Number:

DE-13-SF-WHD-036

Control Number:

336398200