Job Title: Wage and Hour Assistant (OA)Job Announcement Number: DE-13-BOS-WHD-60
Department: Department Of Labor
Agency: Wage and Hour Division
This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.
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/ Per Year
Monday, February 25, 2013 to
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
SERIES & GRADE:
Full Time -
2 vacancies -
New York - New York, NY, US View Map
1 vacancy -
Westbury, NY, US View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
U.S. Citizens; ICTAP and CTAP eligibles in the local commuting area.
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.
The position is inside the bargaining unit. The full performance level of this position is GS-6.
These positions are located in the New York City and Westbury, NY offices of the Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor. The Wage and Hour Division enforces Federal minimum wage, overtime pay,record keeping, and child labor requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act. WHD also enforces the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Employee Polygraph Protection Act, 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, 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.
- U.S. Citizenship.
- Appointment to this position may require a background investigation.
- Requires a probationary period if the requirement has not been met.
- PCS expenses may be authorized if in the best interest of the agency.
- Typing proficiency of 40 words per minute.
DUTIES:Back to top
1) Performs data entry, administrative and correspondence tasks related to the office's Back Wage collection and disbursement functions. 2) Receives oral and written inquiries from employees, employers, attorneys, accountants, labor union officials and representatives of other Federal or local government agencies; provides information relating to the statutes enforced by the Wage and Hour Division. 3) Receives incoming complaints and evaluates them to determine if the conditions described are within the Division's jurisdiction and whether probable violations exist. 4) As assigned, is responsible for conciliation of complaints where an investigation is not warranted; contacts employers by mail, telephone, or in person to resolve complaints. 5) As directed, accompanies and assists Investigators in conducting outreach presentations or investigations, particularly those involving large establishments or those firms where violations are of a complex and widespread nature. 6) As directed, may assist Investigators in the examination of shipping, purchase and other records to determine coverage of firms under investigation at the direction of the Lead Investigator, transcribes selected time, payroll, and other records to substantiate violations found. 7) Responsible for various administrative and management duties; gathers and evaluates material needed for quarterly and annual reports; uses advanced software such as word processing, database, spreadsheet, electronic mail and graphics.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, GS-4 in the Federal Service. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include: Providing support and/or direct assistance to investigators or performing routine aspects of investigations; Experience in clerical and administrative work requiring attention to details and justification for decisions made; Experience providing customer service to the general public or experience that demonstrates person-to-person relationship skills in dealing with staff, managers; Experience performing administrative support work in an accounting firm such as: Processing bills; Preparing journal entries of adjustments to billings; Communicating with customers regarding billing adjustments; Researching and resolving accounts payable or accounts receivable issues with customers or vendors; Updating and reconciling sub-ledger to the general ledger Maintaining cash applications, account reconciliations, Charge backs; Matching, batching, coding and entering invoices; Entering, posting and reconciling batches.
EDUCATIONAL SUBSTITUTION: You must meet the specialized experience requirement or may qualify based on the following education requirement: 4 years of successfully completed education above the high school level in any field. 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 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):
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.) To preview questions please click here.
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".
Click Application of Veterans Preference for Category Rating Jobs for more information.