Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Wage Enforcement Agent

Hybrid

Recruitment #221123-9241SH-001

Introduction


Are you a current State of Connecticut, Department of Labor Employee looking for a new opportunity? If so, then we invite you to read more!

DOL's Wage and Workplace Standards is seeking to promote one (1) DOL employee to a Wage Enforcement Agent in Wethersfield, CT. This is a full-time, first shift position, with a Monday - Friday schedule. 

In this role you would be accountable for investigating complaints concerning non-payment of wages, fringe benefits, prevailing rates, minimum wage, child labor, meal periods, personnel files, drug testing and overtime violations. This specific role will also negotiate settlements between employers and employees.

We offer the same competitive benefits you are accustomed to including healthcare coverage, retirement plan, paid time off, including 13 paid holidays per calendar year in addition to vacation, sick and personal leave accruals. Also, group life insurance and other supplemental benefits. We encourage a healthy work/life balance to all employees.

We hope you take this opportunity to continue your career with us and make an impact by serving your state! 

Selection Plan

To Apply:

  • In order to be considered for this job opening you must be a current State of CT employee of the agency listed above for at least six (6) months of full-time service or full-time equivalent service, absent any applicable collective bargaining language, and meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening.  You must specify your qualifications on your application. 
  • Ensure that your application is complete and detailed before submitting it. We are no longer accepting resumes in accordance with PA 21-69. You will not be able to make revisions once your application is submitted into the JobAps system.
  • The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.

Important Information After You Apply:

  • This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs). You can access these RQs via an email that will be sent to you after the posting's closing date or by visiting your JobAps Personal Status Board (Certification Questionnaires section). Your responses to these RQs must be submitted by the question's expiration date. Please regularly check your email and JobAps Personal Status Board for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders on a daily basis in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user's spam.
  • The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
  • These positions will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules
  • Although applicants will receive correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to their Personal Status Board on a daily basis to monitor their status, view all emailed notices and complete tasks required in the recruitment process.
  • Note: At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: a cover letter, resume, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.
  • Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.
  • All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period.  It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception.  Requests should be made to DAS.SHRM@ct.gov.

Connect With Us:

  • Due to the large volume of applications received, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be available through your JobAps portal account.
  • Should you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Ethan Ives via email at Ethan.Ives@ct.gov.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the Department of Labor this class is accountable for investigating complaints concerning non-payment of wages, fringe benefits, prevailing rates, minimum wage and overtime violations.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Receives complaints brought by employees against employers regarding non-payment of wages, irregular wages or deductions, non-payment of fringe benefits, severance and/or vacation and/or sick pay; determines validity of such complaints by correspondence or personal visits to parties concerned; holds formal and informal hearings in manner provided by law in order to effect equitable adjustments of claims; administers oaths to witnesses in disputed cases; presents cases before Small Claims Court; questions and cross examines witnesses; receives remittances from employers and turns them over to complainants; prepares cases for obtaining warrants from evidence secured in investigations; assists prosecutor in presenting case; testifies in court; keeps case records and conducts correspondence pertaining to work; makes recommendations for adjustments when discrepancies are found; monitors prevailing rates in trades throughout state; documents findings; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of relevant local, state and federal laws and regulations; considerable knowledge of payroll methods; knowledge of Connecticut industries and trades including construction field and duties of occupations involved; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; considerable investigative ability; ability to analyze wage claim disputes and apply relevant provisions of local, state and federal labor laws to reach equitable adjustments.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Seven (7) years of experience in the enforcement of labor laws and regulations involving rates of pay, hours of work, conditions of employment and regulation of wages.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

1. College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling 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 business or public administration, finance or related fields may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
3. For State Employees one (1) year of experience as a Wage and Hour Investigator 2 may be substituted for the General Experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience investigating complaints involving non-payment of wages, as well as child labor and meal period violations
  • Experience negotiating wage settlements between employee and employers
  • Experience with obtaining written and verbal information and analyzing numerical data
  • Experience researching, interpreting, and consulting on CT labor laws and regulations, and employment practices

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.

Conclusion

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.







The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.