- Wage And Hour Investigator II
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- Do I qualify?
- Can I be successful?
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This is journey-level professional and technical work in the enforcement of the state's wage and hour statutes and regulations within a designated area of the state for the Department of Labor & Industrial Relations.
An employee in this class conducts compliance inspections and complaint investigations to enforce the state’s wage and hour laws and regulations governing prevailing wage, child labor, minimum wage and related areas administered by the Division of Labor Standards. Work involves examining payroll records, interviewing witnesses, calculating penalty amounts, notifying affected parties of corrective actions required, and testifying in administrative and legal proceedings regarding violations of wage and hour statutes. Work also involves contacting public and private entities to advise them of the requirements and provisions of wage and hour statutes, answer questions and encourage their participation in wage rate surveys. Work may include participating in the orientation and training of lower-level Wage and Hour Investigators. Work is performed under the general supervision of a Wage and Hour Investigator III and is primarily reviewed through submission of activity and investigation reports; however, the employee exercises independence and initiative in the performance of assigned responsibilities within established guidelines.
Inspects business establishments and construction sites to ensure compliance with the state’s wage and hour laws and regulations governing prevailing wage, child labor, minimum wage and related areas.
Investigates complaints and suspected violations of wage and hour laws and regulations; extensively examines time sheets, payroll and related records; ascertains through witness statements, interviews and/or personal observation whether employees are inappropriately employed or compensated; calculates appropriate wages/benefits and/or penalty amounts; notifies the affected parties of violations found and corrective action required to attain compliance.
Contacts public and private entities to advise them of the requirements and provisions of wage and hour statutes, answer questions and encourage their participation in wage rate surveys.
Inspects records of school officials authorized to issue child labor work certificates to ensure that proper documentation is maintained.
Coordinates complaint investigations and related enforcement activities with other state and federal agencies.
Testifies as required in administrative and legal proceedings involving violations of wage and hour statutes and objections to prevailing wage determinations.
Prepares and submits contact, travel, mileage and phone logs, expense accounts and investigation reports.
Plans and schedules work activities for the timely and efficient completion of assigned investigations.
Trains and orients new employees when directed.
Performs other related work as assigned.
(The following minimum qualifications will determine merit system eligibility. Allowable experience and education substitutions are provided in italics below the corresponding minimum qualification statement. These minimum qualifications may also be used to evaluate applicants for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions not requiring selection from merit registers.)
One year as a Wage and Hour Investigator I with the Department of Labor & Industrial Relations.
One year of experience in one or more of the areas described below; and graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with specialization in business administration, criminal justice, construction management or closely related areas. (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for deficiencies in the required education.)
Please note that documentation that supports your eligibility (i.e. transcripts, employment records, etc.) may be required at any time during the application and hiring process. If you do not possess the minimum qualifications, please consider one of many other employment opportunities with the State of Missouri.
Do you possess the key skills which are considered essential for successful employment in this classification?
Considerable knowledge of the Missouri Prevailing Wage, Minimum Wage and Child Labor statutes, and related federal statutes.
Considerable knowledge of the operations and practices of building contractors and subcontractors.
Considerable knowledge of the tools and techniques of various construction crafts.
Considerable knowledge of investigative and interviewing methods and techniques.
Considerable knowledge of payroll preparation and reports.
Ability to interpret, explain and enforce prevailing wage and child labor statutes and regulations.
Ability to communicate effectively and to prepare well-organized, accurate and detailed investigative reports.
Ability to travel extensively in the performance of assigned duties.
Ability to independently establish and complete daily work schedules.
Ability to adapt to and work in an environment that may include noise, inclement weather, heights, moving machinery and other factors encountered at construction sites.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, state and federal agencies, contractors, public officials, attorneys, labor unions, construction workers and the general public.
Ability to prepare and present evidence in administrative and legal proceedings.
Ability to orient and train new staff.
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