The Connecticut Department of Labor (DOL) is committed to protecting and promoting the interests of Connecticut workers. In order to accomplish this in an ever-changing environment, we assist workers and employers to become competitive in the global economy. We take a comprehensive approach to meeting the needs of workers and employers, and the other agencies that serve them. We ensure the supply of high-quality integrated services that serve the needs of our customers.
DOL is currently recruiting for a Director of Wage and Workplace Standards. The Wage and Workplace Standards Division has jurisdiction over laws and regulations in employer-employee relationships covering 1.6 million workers and more than 100,000 employers in Connecticut. Among these laws are minimum wage, overtime, wage payment, prevailing and employment of minors. Our website highlights many of these laws and is a useful tool for employees to become aware of their rights in the workplace and for employers to get information about our laws to foster compliance. The Division is a law enforcement unit using criminal and civil remedies to educate the employer community and ensure compliance. We strive to meet the needs of all our customers, the first time and every time.
The position is located at our central office, 200 Folly Brook Boulevard, Wethersfield, CT. This position is full time, 40 hours per week.
Applicants must upload a cover letter and resume with their applications. (Note: In order to upload documents you must ensure that your internet browser's 'pop-up' blocker is off. Failure to do so may prevent you from being able to upload documentation and submit your application.) Questions about these required documents should be directed to the hiring agency's human resources office: Lauren Stabile, email@example.com, (860)263-6690.
Candidates selected for further consideration, if current State employees, may be required to provide their last two (2) service ratings and, if non-state, will be required to provide two professional supervisory reference letters with contact information.
This position is competitive. Open to the public.
PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Labor this class is accountable for directing work of the Wage and Workplace Standards Division and supervising formulation and enforcement of wage and workplace standards laws and orders issued under the Federal and State government.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Directs staff and operations of division; coordinates, plans and manages division activities; formulates program goals and objectives; develops or assists in the development of related policy and procedures; evaluates staff; prepares or assists in the preparation of division budget; maintains contacts with individuals both within and outside of division who might impact on program activities; directs enforcement of minimum wage laws, women and minor hours laws, wage non-payment and collections laws and related laws; determines investigative priorities and staff assignments; reviews and evaluates Division reports and statistics to determine if program goals are being met; recommends and assists in the preparation of legislation; reviews, interprets and administers proposed and enacted State and Federal legislation; develops, negotiates and implements reciprocal agreements with other states; reviews all arrest warrants; reviews actions and determines if civil penalties are warranted; reviews non-routine reports and evidence prepared for court action; plans and directs collection of wage rate data; serves as a liaison with Homeland Security and Immigration; testifies in court actions; conducts or attends orientation programs or public hearings relative to wage and workplace standards; provides training to employers on wage and workplace standards laws; supervises survey of an industry after selection for establishment of minimum wage regulations; holds hearing on disputed cases; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; knowledge of and ability to interpret relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; knowledge of principles and practices of public service administration with emphasis on effective organization, administration and management of a government program; knowledge of state structure and organization of labor services; knowledge of federal and local agencies responsible for enforcement of labor legislation; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; skill in public speaking.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Eight (8) years' employment in the enforcement of labor legislation.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years' of the General Experience must have been in a supervisory capacity.
Supervisory capacity is interpreted as scheduling, assigning and overseeing work, establishing performance standards for employees and taking corrective measures to implement those standards.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
1. College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equaling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
2. A Master's Degree in public administration, business administration or other closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience
AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.