The Wage and Hour mission is to promote and achieve compliance with labor standards to protect and enhance the welfare of the Nation's workforce.
This position is inside the bargaining unit.
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Investigations which the employee conducts or leads includes the full range of activities typically encountered in the Wage and Hour compliance and enforcement programs, which include: analyzing and determining the validity of complaints and leads; resolving coverage and exemption issues; planning, coordinating, and initiating investigations; interviewing employers and employees; determining proper job classification for pay and fringe benefit purposes; collecting and analyzing data; performing research on law application; obtaining adequate substantiating evidence; identifying violations and resolving contested issues; determining whether investigations should be expanded, limited, or curtailed; preparing investigations reports; and determining appropriate post-investigation actions, e.g., case closure or debarment, or referral to competent authority if the case if found to be outside the jurisdictional authority of the office.
The work involves regular and recurring visits to industrial, commercial, agricultural, construction and other business establishments or public institutions and may necessitate movement over rough, uneven, or rocky surfaces requiring above average physical exertion. Frequently, travel is required using automobiles or commercial vehicles such as airplanes, trains or busses. Additionally, the work may include regular and recurring exposure to high levels of noise, dust, grease, moving parts of machinery requiring the occasional use of protective gear such as boots, googles or hard hat during investigations of industrial, commercial, agricultural, construction or other business firms or public institutions.
Note: This is not a Law Enforcement position.
Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required.
Job family (Series)
1849 Wage And Hour Investigation Series
Conditions of Employment
Must be at least 16 years of age.
Subject to occasional travel.
Requires a probationary period if the requirement has not been met.
Appointment to this position may require a background investigation.
The vacancy is open to ICTAP and CTAP eligibles in each location's local commuting area and Veterans' Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) eligibles.The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan(ICTAP) is an interagency program that helps "surplus" or "displaced" federal employees.
Applicants must meet time-in-grade, time-after-competitive-appointment and qualifications requirements within 30 calendar days after the closing date of the vacancy to be eligible for consideration for selection.
Federal Employees Please Note: Your SF-50 must include enough information to be able to determine that time-in-grade requirements have been met and reflects your position title, pay plan/series/grade, tenure and the type of appointment (i.e. competitive/excepted). In some cases you may need to submit more than one SF-50.
Reference the "Required Documents" section for additional requirements.
The salary indicated in this announcement is the General Schedule (GS) Base salary. The salary will be adjusted to meet the locality pay of the duty location upon selection. For more salary information, visit www.opm.gov
To qualify, applicants must have one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service.
Applicants must meet at least two of the following three specialized criteria requirements equivalent to the GS-11 level in Federal service:
Expert knowledge of Federal wage and hour labor laws, industrial occupations, wage scales, employment practices, or salary and wage administration practices.
Skill in analyzing written/verbal information and numerical data and making decisions on issues based on interviews, records review, reconstruction of missing or fraudulent records and applying legal or regulatory provisions, precedents, and principles to specific investigative matters.
Skill in personal contacts requiring the ability to explain requirements or rights and obtain information and cooperation from people with diverse backgrounds and levels of understanding, reconcile conflicting interests, and persuade others to comply voluntarily with requirements.
In addition to the criteria specified above; applicants MUST HAVE knowledge of and the ability to apply the provisions of Federal Wage and Hour labor laws pertaining to wages, hours of work, or related conditions of employment. This experience must be demonstrated at the next lower level: GS-11. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include 52 weeks of experience as described below:
Developing, interpreting, or applying policies, procedures, and operating standards in determining compliance for an organization or government-based program.
Conducting interviews and providing information about laws and/or regulations concerning salary and wage administration practices.
Industrial personnel or salary and wage administration or responsible work in a certified public accounting firm.
Analyzing or applying labor legislation.
Reviewing and evaluating operations and procedures through analysis, audits, or surveillance inspections.
Federal, State, or self-regulatory agency work involving obtaining compliance with appropriate program requirements.
There is no substitution of education for the required specialized experience for this position.
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