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- Job Description
Only applicants who meet the Minimum Qualification Requirements and meet all selective requirements (listed below) will be placed on the eligible list.
As an Investigator 3, serve as an advisor to the Iowa Labor Commissioner, Administrator, and Bureau Chief on matters affecting child labor and wage.
Coordinate the statewide child labor and wage investigative program. Assists the Bureau Chief in the daily operation of scheduling and assigning tasks, review investigations, and verify information is coded and entered in accordance with requirements.
Tracking and recording activities of the program on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis. Accountable to the Labor Commissioner, Bureau Chief and Legislative Liaison for providing current statistical data to the Legislature during session.
Consults with the legal team for recommendations on obtaining warrants, cease and desist orders, special orders, citations, penalties, and legal outcomes. Operates the unit when the Bureau Chief is absent or unable to perform the duties.
Planning and coordination of staff to include Investigator 2 assignments, support staff's daily work and annual priorities such as child labor permits work throughout the year and daily basis. Be informed and involved in the budget.
Train new Investigator 2's on the child labor and wage policies and procedures. Assist when questions or problems arise with inspectors and staff.
Provide input in the child labor and wage employees' performance evaluation to the Bureau Chief. Inform the Bureau Chief of personnel performance by running reports related to work activities. Provide weekly overview of staff activities and work product.
Develop policies to maintain an effective program. Plan, coordinate, and direct the child labor and wage unit's daily activities, processes, and staff to maintain productivity.
Conduct investigations on wage complaints in the state of Iowa. Individual must be knowledgeable of and able to interpret Iowa wage law in order to make determinations of violations or to answer inquiries from the public regarding specifics in the law.
Investigate complaints received from the public, referrals, or personal observations in investigation regarding wage violations. When necessary, travel to investigate employer, or meet with wage claimants or witnesses to obtain statements and information. Evaluate business and financial records and perform reconciliations. Obtain verbal or written statements from the employers, employees or witnesses to gain information to assist in making determination of any violations of Wage Laws.
Review and analyze the information obtained to decide what, if any action needs to be taken. Notify the employer of the violations and receive assurance from the employer that they are aware of and are in compliance with wage law. When necessary, prepare case files for enforcement of wage violations and refer them to Labor Division staff. Therefore, a need to have proper documentation and facts if the case goes to court or a hearing.
Receive and investigate wage claims submitted by claimants.
Review responses from employers regarding the claims and request additional information or documentation from the employer or claimants as necessary.
Review contracts and company policies.
Analyze the claim and responses and make determination for resolution of the claim. Refer to Division of Labor legal staff for litigation if parties cannot agree to resolution. Process incoming payments of wage claims in a timely manner. Identify individuals and companies responsible for payments and entry into the offset system.
Work with support staff to ensure all appropriate documents for each wage case is entered into the wage data base. Maintain comprehensive log of investigations and field activity to be available to the Labor Commissioner for the Annual IWD Report and Legislative inquiries.
Conduct investigations on Child Labor incident or complaints throughout the state. Individual must be knowledgeable of and able to interpret Iowa Child Labor Law in order to make determinations of violations or to answer inquiries from the public regarding specifics in the law. Investigate complaints and injuries received from the public, referrals or personal observations in investigation regarding child labor violations. When necessary, travel to investigate employer, or meet with injured and witnesses to obtain statements and information.
Obtain verbal or written statements from the employers, employees, or witnesses to gain information to assist in making determination of any violations of child labor laws. Review and analyze the information obtained to decide what if any action needs to be taken. Notify the employer of the violations and receive assurance from the employer that they are aware of and are compliant with child labor law. When necessary, prepare case files for enforcement of violations and refer them to Labor Division staff for potential litigation.
Receive and process work permits. Review for accuracy and completeness. Notify employers of requirements and additional information needed to complete work permits.
Other duties assigned.
No applicant for employment with the Iowa Department of Workforce Development can have a current, ongoing overpayment balance with Iowa Workforce Development without a payment plan in place. Select positions will be subject to a criminal background check.
6 months’ experience, 12 semester hours, or a combination of both in accounting or the accounting field. Accounting is the measurement, processing, and communication of financial information about economic entities which includes individuals and businesses.
- Minimum Qualification Requirements
Graduation from an accredited four year college or university with major course work in law enforcement, corrections, criminology, police science, accounting, finance or law and experience equal to two years of full-time work in law enforcement, corrections or criminal investigation;
ORgraduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a major in an area not listed above and experience equal to three years of qualifying work;
ORa combination of education and experience, substituting one year of qualifying full-time experience for each thirty semester hours of general college or university coursework;
ORemployees with current continuous experience in the State executive branch that includes experience equal to twelve months of full-time work as an Investigator 1 or 2, or in a comparable position involving investigative work experience.
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- Additional Qualification Requirements
Applicants for positions in the Department of Inspections and Appeals must undergo a background investigation which includes a criminal history check and a dependent adult and child abuse registry check.
As required for entry into the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy for designated positions, successful applicants must be of good moral character as determined by a thorough background investigation and not have been convicted of a felony or a crime of moral turpitude; applicants must be a United States citizen.
Some positions may require a valid driver's or chauffeur's license.