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WAGE AND HOUR INVESTIGATOR I

Recruitment #19-002518-0008

Introduction

The Division of Labor and Industry is accepting applications from qualified applicants to fill current open positions. All candidates must meet the minimum qualifications during the time of applying. Applicants in pool will remain active for one year and be considered as opening occurs.

GRADE

11

LOCATION OF POSITION

1100 N. Eutaw Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Main Purpose of Job

At the entry level and under close supervision this position enforce and increase voluntary compliance with Maryland protective labor and employment laws which fall under the responsibility of the Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation.

POSITION DUTIES

Investigation:  Under close supervision, conducts investigations and examinations by performing analysis and research to enhance labor law compliance in the state. Performs this function through the use of established investigative discovery methods and evidentiary analysis of payroll, personnel policies, contracts, time records and other required documentation.

Evaluation: Evaluates and relates facts to compliance requirements, citing applicable labor laws and regulations, for the purpose of employee empowerment, preventing violations, and public education. Performs this function through direct telephone contact with program constituents, responsive letter writing, faxing requested documentary information, and in person communications.

Adjudication: Adjudicates labor law violations after considering investigation results. Provides testimony during hearings regarding decisions. Enforces decisions by issuing citations, penalties, wage orders, final wage orders, subpoenas, and other notices.

Outreach and Education: Provides consultation services to employers, employees, and other interested persons to improve labor law compliance in the state. Performs this function through written and oral communication, group presentations, and collaboration with employers to establish labor law compliance programs.

Communication: Communicates with employers, employees, and other interested persons orally and in writing for the purposes of collecting unpaid obligations, issuing enforcement documents, addressing inquiries and providing conciliation services.

Report Writing: Prepares narrative reports detailing investigations and follow-up activities.

Other Duties as Assigned:  Performs all other duties assigned.

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.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED 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.

One year of report writing experience and investigative background skills; excellent verbal, analytical, organizational and written skills. 

Candidate who speaks and writes Spanish fluently.

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

Employees in these classes may be required to have daily use of a motor vehicle while on official State business. Standard mileage allowance will be paid for use of a privately owned vehicle.

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.

SELECTION PROCESS

Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.

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.

For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must be provided prior to hire.

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

U.S. Military Veterans may qualify for additional bonus points towards certification. Any job offer will be contingent on the candidate providing a U.S. Military form DD 214 verifying honorable discharge from service prior to starting employment (and may be requested prior to interview). Permanent State employees do not need to submit proof of Veterans’ status. 

If you are unable to apply online, or encounter difficulty attaching required or optional documentation, You may contact Chevelle Wise 410-230-6293 or submit via email to chevelle.wise@maryland.gov 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 addendums may be mailed to:

DLLR Office of Human Resources
Attn: 19-002518-0008 (Wage & Hour Investigator I) CW
1100 N. Eutaw Street, Rm. 100
Baltimore, MD 21201

The MD State Application Form can be found online

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.