Labor, Department of
A bachelor’s degree or higher and four years of experience providing assistance, direction or support to improve, protect, and preserve the rights of workers and/or immigrants, or assisting clients in understanding and participating in public or private programs. The experience must include some involvement in public education, communications, or community outreach activities. A masters’ degree may substitute for two years of the experience.
Ability to initiate and maintain relationships across a diverse set of stakeholders.
Spanish language; Proficient in speaking, reading and writing preferred.
As an Immigrant Workers Specialist 2 in DIPA you would serve as a liaison for the Department of Labor, agricultural employers, immigrant workers and advocacy groups. The incumbent will:
Responds to concerns raised by community organizations working directly with trafficking victims.
Coordinates with Department programs investigating Labor Law violations related to
Analyzes reports, census data, and other statistical data regarding immigrant population
trends, issues, and concerns.
In collaboration with Office of Special Investigations, may work on potential criminal
cases with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Responds to constituent calls and correspondence and prepares letters and reports regarding immigration and human trafficking issues.
Oversees community outreach and rural programs and services for a geographic area.
Develops and implements information awareness campaigns targeted at existing and emerging immigrant populations.
Supervises flow of materials related to approval of H?2A applications in DOL’s Foreign
Labor Certification Unit, including but not limited to clearing and posting of job orders.
o Reviews H?2A job orders submitted by agricultural employers and agents/lawyers for compliance with State and federal regulations.
o Works with employers and their agents and DOL field staff to resolve issues with H-2A job orders.
o Reviews and stays informed of any changes to regulations and guidance issued by U.S. DOL and other federal authorities or agencies.
o Drafts correspondence to employers regarding H?2A program and applications.
o Supervises inspections of farm worker housing to determine compliance with U.S. DOL and other applicable regulations.
Supervises investigations of complaints filed by immigrant workers against employers suspected of violating the State’s labor laws.
Participates in meetings and community events to give and obtain information relating to immigrant workers’ issues and concerns.
Supervises and trains Immigrant Workers Specialists 1.
Candidates with no previous state service will begin at the starting rate of the salary range listed above.
Additional location pay is available for the following counties: Bronx, Kings, Nassau, NYC-Manhattan, Queens, Richmond, Rockland, Suffolk, and Westchester, Dutchess, Orange, and Putnam.
If you are a current NYS employee and have questions regarding salary, please contact the Business Services Center (BSC): 518-457-4272, BSCHR@ogs.ny.gov.
Telecommuting is available, and can be discussed during the interview.
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