Job Title:Wage and Hour Investigator
Department:Department Of Labor
Agency:Wage and Hour Division
Job Announcement Number:DE-13-BOS-WHD-54
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/ Per Year|
|Wednesday, February 06, 2013 to
Thursday, April 11, 2013|
SERIES & GRADE:
|Full Time -
|1 vacancy -
Hartford, CT, USView Map|
1 vacancy -
Providence, RI, USView Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
|U.S. Citizens; ICTAP and CTAP eligibles in the local commuting area. Also being advertised as job #MS-13-BOS-WHD-53 for status & "Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA)" eligible applicants and the following non-competitive authorities: Veterans' Recruitment Act (VRA) up to grade 11; Veterans 30% or more compensable; persons w/disabilities; present/former Peace Corps personnel and former Peace Corps volunteers. To be considered for each, apply to BOTH jobs.|
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.
These positions are located in the Hartford and Providence offices of the Wage and Hour Division. The WHD enforces Federal minimum wage, overtime pay,record keeping, and child labor requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act. The WHD also enforces the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Employee Polygraph Protection Act(EPPA), the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act(MSPA), 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 law. 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 inside the bargaining unit. The full performance level of this position is GS-12. The salary listed above is for the Hartford, CT location. The salary for the Providence, RI location is listed below:
$42,406 to 55,132.00
- Appointment to this position may require a background investigation.
- Requires a probationary period if the requirement has not been met.
- Driver's license and ability to operate a motor vehicle at time of hire.
- PCS may be authorized if in the best interest of the agency.
DUTIES:Back to top
The incumbent observes and participates in a variety of applications of the provisions of the laws enforced by the Wage and Hour Division. Duties include the following: -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. -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. -Prepares case investigation file, including written narrative reports and electronic forms for submission to the supervisor or higher level officials. Written material must use correct English grammar, punctuation and spelling, and must be succinct and organized and explain and document findings.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
To qualify based on EXPERIENCE, applicants MUST meet the following criteria: One year of specialized experience equivalent to next lower level in the Federal service. FOR GS-07: Applicants MUST meet at least TWO of the following THREE specialized criteria requirements: -General knowledge of Federal and/or State wage and hour labor laws, industrial occupations, wage scales, employment practices, or salary and wage administration practices or other criminal or civil law enforcement experience. -Skill in analyzing written/verbal information and numerical data and making decisions on issues based on interviews, records review, reconstruction of missing or fraudulent records and applying legal or regulatory provisions, precedents, and principles to specific investigative matters. -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.
FOR GS-07: One full year of graduate level education or bachelor's degree with superior academic achievement. Graduate education: Major study must be related to occupation in the following areas -- industrial relations, personnel administration, or other fields related to the position such as business administration, labor economics, or law, etc. To qualify for Superior Academic Achievement you must have completed all the requirements for a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution AND meet one of the following criteria: -Class standing ~ You 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. -Grade-point average (GPA) ~ You have a grade-point average of: A. 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 B. 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. -Election to membership in a national scholastic honor society-You have membership in one of the national scholastic honor societies listed in the Association of College Honor Societies: Booklet of Information (1992-95) and/or Baird's Manual of American College Fraternities (1991). Membership in a freshman honor society cannot be used to meet the requirements of this provision.
Applicants must meet all legal and regulatory requirements. Reference the "Required Documents" section for additional requirements.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
If you meet the minimum qualifications, you will be evaluated against the evaluation factors below and will be placed into a category based on your vacancy question responses.
Category A - Meets the basic qualification requirements for the vacancy and has successful experience in the same or similar job that has demonstrated superior proficiency in applying critical competencies required by this position to work of increased levels of difficulty and complexity.
Category B - Meets the basic qualification requirements for the vacancy and demonstrates satisfactory proficiency in the critical competencies required by this position.
Category C - Meets the specialized experience described in the minimum qualifications requirements section of this announcement and demonstrates proficiency in the basic competencies.
Evaluation Factors (Competencies) - All qualified applicants will be evaluated on the following key competencies (click Evaluation Tools for information):
CUSTOMER SERVICE INFLUENCING/NEGOTIATING DECISION MAKING SELF-MANAGEMENT WRITING INVESTIGATIONS WAGE & HOUR PROGRAM KNOWLEDGE. 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). The examining Human Resources Office (HRO) makes the final determination concerning applicant ratings. Your resume MUST provide sufficient information to substantiate your responses to the vacancy questions. If not, the HRO may amend your responses to more accurately reflect the level of competency indicated by the content of your resume. 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.)
INFORMATION FOR ICTAP ELIGIBLES ONLY: If you are eligible for special priority selection under ICTAP, you must be well-qualified for the position to receive consideration. ICTAP eligibles who are placed into Category B or higher will be considered "well-qualified".
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