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WAGE AND HOUR INVESTIGATOR I

Internal Only

Recruitment #19-002518-0007

GRADE

11

LOCATION OF POSITION

1100 N. Eutaw Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

POSITION DUTIES

This is the entry level wage and hour investigator position. Enforces compliance of the Maryland Prevailing Wage procurement laws §§17-201 -17-226 and COMAR 21.11.11 by conducting field investigations, company interviews, employee interviews, background checks.

Will learn to perform site investigation, employee interview, employer conferences at construction sites; interviews and photographs employees while working to determine compliance with the craft classifications listed in the Prevailing Wage Law. Conducts pre-construction meetings where he/she interprets the laws and regulations. The investigator must issue a charge letter to the General Contractor/subcontractor and access the Liquidated Damages approximated for the violation. Each investigator must maintain contact with the employees that have filed claims of underpayment.

Will become familiar with how to examine and review payroll records for public work contracts. Each investigator is responsible for approximately 30,000 to 45,000 certified payrolls which encompass the case workload.

Determines wages and fringes due employees including overtime and collects monies owed, any penalties assessed as a result of an audit, issuing charge letters. Investigator must have operating knowledge of Excel and Access work processes. Sends check and deposit slip for employee payment to State Comptrollers’ office. Enforces apprenticeship to journeyman ratio onsite.

Learns how to prepare and present detailed report of findings and recommends appropriate action: to Supervisor, Administrator, and Assistant Attorney General. Prepares site reports for State Stats monthly.

Becomes familiar with and how to cite and interpret Prevailing Wage Law and Regulations to employers, employees, and other interested parties for the purpose of preventing violations. Public outreach and education.

Testifies at Administrative Hearings regarding investigation findings. Assist in preparation of charging documents for submission to Attorney General’s Office. Follows through on any restitution recovery to deposit employees money with the State Comptrollers’ office for payout.

Performs other duties as assigned by management.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate.

Experience: Two years of general investigative work.

Notes: 

1. Additional years of experience as stated above may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a non-commissioned officer in the inspection, investigation, enforcement and compliance classifications inspection, investigation, enforcement and compliance specialty codes in the wage and hour investigation field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.    

SELECTIVE QUALIFICATIONS

One year experience in governing wages or employment practices in human resources or investigations in payroll, leave usage or management, non-payment of wages, and/or pay equity.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Report writing experience and investigative background skills; excellent verbal, analytical, organizational and written skills.Candidate who speaks and writes Spanish fluently.

LIMITATIONS ON SELECTION

Internal (DLLR - Division Only)

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

Employees in these classes may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator's license valid in the State of Maryland.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

All candidates are subject to a background check against files maintained by the Division of Unemployment Insurance (DLLR/DUI) to determine whether any monies are owed to DLLR/DUI as a result of unemployment insurance overpayment/fraud. Any unpaid debt may have an impact on whether or not a candidate is offered employment.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

Applicants must provide sufficient information on the application to show they meet the qualifications for this recruitment. RESUMES ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE AND NOT CONSIDERED IN THE SELECTION/EXAMINATION PROCESS. All information concerning the qualification, including any required documentation (diploma, transcripts, certificate, etc) must be submitted and received by the closing date. Information submitted after this date will not be considered.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Online application process is STRONGLY preferred.  However, if you are unable to apply online, or encounter difficulty attaching required or optional documentation, you may submit via mail or deliver in person. Please be sure to include your name, identification number (Easy ID#) and job announcement number on any documentation to ensure timely processing.

PLEASE DO NOT FAX OR EMAIL UNSOLICITED DOCUMENTATION

Completed applications, required documentation, and any required addendum may be mailed to:

DLLR Office of Human Resources

Attn: 19-002518-0007/Felicia Ransome

1100 N. Eutaw Street, Rm. 100

Baltimore, MD 21201

 

If you have any questions about this recruitment, please contact the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation at 410-230-6300.

The MD State Application Form can be found online

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of DLLR that all persons have equal opportunity and access to employment opportunities, services, and facilities without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status.