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To be considered for this position, a review of your state history is needed. Please provide the last four digits of your social security number in your email response or on your resume. If you are not comfortable providing this information via email, a representative from our office will contact you via phone.
As this position requires travel, the appointee must have a valid license to operate a motor vehicle in New York State and have a motor vehicle or otherwise demonstrate their capacity to meet the transportation needs of the position.
If Civil Service Eligible list(s) exist, they will be canvassed. You may also apply if you are eligible for appointment by one of the following qualifications:
55 B/C Qualifications:
This position is designated 55b/c and is subject to verification of applicant eligibility. Please provide a copy of your 55b/c letter when applying. You must meet the open competitive qualifications from the most recent examination announcement.
Subsequent 55 B/C Qualifications:
A subsequent 55b/c appointment may be considered if you have one year of permanent or contingent-permanent service in an Investigative Officer 1 (Public Work Wage)/Trainee and have a current Civil Service 55b/c approval letter.
Current Department of Labor employees only, with at least one year of permanent, contingent-permanent, or 55b/c service in an Investigative Officer 1 (Public Work Wage)/Trainee if you have less than one year, you must be reachable on the current Investigative Officer 1 (Public Work Wage)/Trainee eligible list for this location, if one exists.
Investigative Officer Trainee (PWW): Either 1. Four years of qualifying experience* or investigative experience***; Or 2. an associate’s degree and two years of qualifying experience* or investigative experience***; Or 3. a bachelor’s degree or higher.
Investigative Officer 1(PWW): Either 1. Five years of qualifying experience* or investigative experience***; Or 2. an associate’s degree and three years of full-time qualifying experience* or investigative experience***; Or 3. a bachelor’s degree or higher and one year of qualifying experience* or investigative experience***.
Either 1. The required number of years of experience must be in administration of one or more of the following specific area(s):
Comprehensive on-site construction project management**;
Labor and prevailing wage rate record-keeping, and auditing;
Payroll administration for a construction business;
Human resources administration for a construction business;
Labor relations/union contract administration;
Commercial and industrial project budgeting, and estimating;
Technical project inspection, and evaluation;
Regulatory construction-oriented MWBE compliance;
Work site safety compliance/reporting; or
Or 2. The required number of years of experience must be in a combination of administration of one or more of the specific areas identified above and experience in one or more of the following:
Construction trade experience: Boilermaker, Carpenter, Electrician, Elevator Mechanic/Construction, Ironworker, Mason, Operating Engineer, Painter, Roofer, Sheetmetal Worker, Heavy Equipment Operator, Welder, Concrete Finisher, Plumber, or HVAC Technician.
**Construction project management is defined as performing all of the following specific duties for an employer:
Directs construction activities and coordinates the efforts of project resources including but not limited to labor, equipment, materials, and subcontractors.
Manages the day-to-day activities of the construction operation, documentation of activities on a daily basis, including compliance with project safety requirements and time and cost schedule.
Communicates effectively with management, client, property manager, and construction team.
Confers with supervisory personnel, owners, contractors, and design professionals to discuss and resolve matters such as work procedures, complaints, and construction problems.
***Investigative experience is defined as gathering and securing information and evidence from a variety of sources through independent, non-structured activities including the preparation and submission of detailed narrative reports describing the method of gathering the evidence and the results of the investigation. Experience in auditing, interviewing, building security surveillance, traffic enforcement, or performing routine inspections or surveys will not be considered investigative experience.
The appointed candidate would have to be signed up for the next holding of the Investigative Officer 1 Public Work Wage examination. The appointed candidate must also take, pass and be reachable on the Investigative Officer 1 Public Work Wage examination to be appointed permanently.
Ability to initiate and maintain relationships across a diverse set of stakeholders, general computer knowledge and familiarity with Microsoft applications.
Note: For all transfers noted, a comprehensive list of titles approved for transfer is available through Civil Service GOT-IT at https://careermobilityoffice.cs.ny.gov/cmo/gotit/ .
As an Investigative Officer 1 (Public Work Wage) under supervision of an Investigative Officer 2 (Public Work Wage), Grade 20 you would:
Enforce the provisions of Articles 8, 8A, and 9 of the New York State Labor Law which requires that the prevailing wage rate be paid to workers on public work construction project
Gather information used in setting the prevailing rates;
Inspect payroll records to determine compliance with the law;
Investigate to determine the proper classification of work;
Inspect jobs to ascertain if the proper rate has been paid;
Investigate allegations of underpayments, kickbacks, and falsified payrolls.
Prepare and give testimony in Administrative Hearings and/or a Court of Law for criminal infractions of Articles 8, 8A, and 9.
These positions require travel which may involve occasional overnight stays to conduct field investigations.
This position may require a fingerprint background check prior to appointment.
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 options and working hours will be discussed at the time of interview.