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Internal Only-Maryland Department of Labor Employees Only

Recruitment #21-002519-0001


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.




1100 N. Eutaw Street, Baltimore MD 21201.

Main Purpose of Job

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, UI data search for tax compliance, audits of Certified payroll reports for underpayment of wages and bonafide fringe, establish that fringe benefit payments are contributed to a bonafide fringe plan, call any third party benefit provider requesting records, confirm with the banking industry that benefits are paid and secured for the employees, investigate underpayment wage and fringe claims filed by employees, investigate misclassification by interviewing, taking pictures, reviewing the apprenticeship standards for a clear definition of craft jurisdiction and follow through with recovering any monies due to employees by issuing a demand letter to General Contractor/ subcontractor, assist with survey to establish annual required wage and fringe rate paid to employee.


Performs 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. Looks at tax avoidance by employers using 1099 Independent Contractor status and misclassification. 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. 

Examines and reviews 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.

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

Cites and interprets 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.


Applications that meet the minimum and selective qualifications will be referred to the hiring manager for interview selection. Units will select those candidates most closely demonstrating the qualifications for interview.

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

Experience: Four years of general investigative work. Two years of the experience must have involved investigations for compliance to laws and regulations governing wages and/or employment practices.


1. Candidates may substitute additional years of experience as stated above 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.


Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following preferred qualification(s). Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.  

Experience working within a regulatory and codified environment; reviewing, researching, and applying standards and regulations; report writing experience, and investigate background/skills.  Excellent verbal, analytical, organizational and written skills.


This recruitment is limited to current employees of the Maryland Department of Labor


Employees in this classification 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.


All candidates are subject to a background check against files maintained by the Division of Unemployment Insurance (MDOL/DUI) to determine whether any monies are owed to MDOL/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.

Employees in this classification 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.


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


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.

***Please note that your answers on the supplemental questionnaire must correspond to the information provided on your application to receive credit.



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 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.


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

MDOL Office of Human Resources
Attn: Wage & Hour Investigator II (21-002519-0001) CW
1100 N. Eutaw Street, Rm. 100
Baltimore, MD 21201

The MD State Application Form can be found online

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

Maryland Department of Labor is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of MDOL 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.