Labor, Department of
Full Job Description
Candidates reachable on the Civil Service Eligible list(s) will be canvassed. However, you may also apply if you are eligible for appointment by one of the following qualifications:
Investigative Officer (Public Work Wage) Trainee: 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 (Public Work Wage): 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.
FINGERPRINTING/BACKGROUND CHECK: Some positions may require a fingerprint/background check. If the position you applied for requires fingerprinting, you will be advised at the time of your interview. There is no cost to candidates, fingerprinting fees are paid for by the Department of Labor. Candidates being considered for appointment will be provided a pre-paid code and instructions after the interview.
55b/c language: This position may be designated 55b/c and is subject to verification of applicant eligibility. Please provide a copy of your 55b/55c letter when applying.
General computer knowledge and familiarity in Microsoft Office applications
Ability to initiate and maintain relationships across a diverse set of stakeholders
STANDARD DUTIES: 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.
Pending Funding Approval
Occasional overnight travel required.
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.
To apply for this job please visit statejobs.ny.gov.