A class incumbent performs entry level labor standards and civil rights work requiring the application of state/federal labor standards and civil rights laws, regulations and precedent legal decisions to protect workers, educate employers, eliminate illegal employment practices, remove barriers to equal opportunity in employment and deliver benefits to qualified clients.
Nature and Scope
Class incumbents perform with close technical supervision in ensuring compliance with state labor standards, civil rights or workers compensation laws. The incumbent is responsible for full investigation of less complex cases and for assisting higher level enforcement personnel in investigating more complex cases. Contacts are with the attorneys, claimants, the public and other state and federal agencies to respond to inquiries, handle complaints, collect evidence, and provide interpretation and application of laws, rules, regulations and legal precedents.
Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.
Investigate and resolve less complex complaints and enforce various state labor standards and civil rights laws.
Advise employers, employees, attorneys and other interested parties of the applicability and interpretation of the various laws; provides information to the general public regarding labor standards and civil rights laws, regulations and filing procedures.
Gathers, examines and interprets data such as payroll, medical and other records to determine amount due; collect wages and benefits.
Participates in annual prevailing wage survey of contractors; provides prevailing wage determinations to governmental entities, contractors, architects, contracting agencies and others requesting information.
Prepares case summaries, reports and correspondence in less complex cases. Maintains records of complaints received and disposition of cases.
Keeps abreast of changes in the law, new interpretations; attend training seminars, conferences.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
The intent of the listed knowledge, skills and abilities is to give a general indication of the core requirements for all positions in the class series; therefore, the KSA’s listed are not exhaustive or necessarily inclusive of the requirements of every position in the class.
Knowledge of State and Federal labor standards, civil rights or workers compensation laws, rules, regulations, precedent setting court decisions and administrative decisions.
Knowledge of labor relations, employment and labor practices.
Knowledge of legislative, administrative and regulatory provision covering public employee organizations.
Skill in effective oral and written communication with all segments of the population.
Skill in conducting interviews and investigations.
Ability to interpret, explain and apply labor laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
Ability to understand and interpret statistical data.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, claimants employers and the public.
Ability to give a clear, logical and quick response in a consultative situation.
JOB REQUIREMENTS for Labor Law Enforcement Officer I
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:
Bachelors degree or higher which includes coursework in conducting studies, descriptive statistics, inferential statistics and studying laws, rules, or regulations.
Six months experience in conducting investigations which includes conducting interviews to obtain confidential information, gathering evidence and documenting findings.
Six months experience in interpreting laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies, and procedures.
Six months experience in narrative report writing.