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Recruitment #23-002519-0002


Maryland Department of Labor is currently accepting applications from qualified candidates for Wage and Hour Investigator II within the Division of Labor and Industry, Employment Standards, Prevailing Wage, Living Wage and Worker Classification and Protection Units.

As a member of the DLI team, you can have a fulfilling career, while also enjoying a wide range of benefits such as medical and dental coverage, paid time off (i.e. vacation, sick leave), becoming vested in the State pension, supplemental retirement options, and even joining the Maryland State Employees Credit Union.

Previous applicants needs not to reapply. 




10946 Golden West Drive, Hunt Valley, MD 21031

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this position is to enforce and increase voluntary compliance with Maryland protective labor and employment laws which fall under the responsibility of the Department of Labor, Employment Standards Service.


Investigation: Conducts investigations and examinations by performing analysis and research to enhance labor law compliance in the state. Performs this function using established investigative discovery methods and evidentiary analysis of payroll, personnel policies, contracts, time records and other required documentation.

Evaluation: Evaluates and relates facts to compliance requirements, citing applicable labor laws and regulations, for the purpose of employee empowerment, preventing violations, and public education. Performs this function through direct telephone contact with program constituents, responsive letter writing, faxing requested documentary information, and in person communications.

Adjudication: Adjudicates labor law violations after considering investigation results. Provides testimony during
hearings regarding decisions. Enforces decisions by issuing citations, penalties, wage orders, final wage orders,
subpoenas, and other notices.

Outreach and Education: Provides consultation services to employers, employees, and other interested persons to improve labor law compliance in the state. Performs this function through written and oral communication, group presentations, and collaboration with employers to establish labor law compliance programs.

Communication: Communicates with employers, employees, and other interested persons orally and in writing for the purposes of collecting unpaid obligations, issuing enforcement documents, addressing inquiries and providing conciliation services.

Report Writing: Prepares narrative reports detailing investigations and follow-up activities.

Other Duties as Assigned: Performs all other duties assigned.


Education: Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate.

Experience: Four years of general investigative work. Two years of the experience must have involved investigations for compliance to laws and regulations governing wages and/or employment practices.


1. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university for the required years of experience.

2. Candidates may substitute the possession of an Associate’s degree from an accredited college or university for two years of the required general investigative work experience.

3. Candidates may substitute thirty (30) college credit hours from an accredited college or university for one year of the required experience not to exceed four (4) years of the required experience

4. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a non-commissioned officer in the inspection, investigation, enforcement and compliance classifications inspection, investigation, enforcement and compliance specialty codes in the wage and hour investigation field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.


Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following preferred qualification(s). Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.

Experience in governing wages or employment practices in human resources or investigations or management, non-payment of wages, and/or pay equity.

Report writing and investigative background experience.

Ability to speak and write fluent Spanish.

Experience reviewing, researching, and applying standards and regulation in a codified environment.


Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator's license valid in the State of Maryland.


All candidates are subject to a background check against files maintained by the Division of Unemployment Insurance (Labor/DUI) to determine whether any monies are owed to Labor/DUI as a result of unemployment insurance overpayment/fraud. Any unpaid debt may have an impact on whether or not a candidate is offered employment.

Employees in this classification may be required to have daily use of a motor vehicle while on official State business. Standard mileage allowance will be paid for use of a privately owned vehicle.


Applicants must provide sufficient information on the application to show they meet the qualifications for this recruitment. *Resumes are not acceptable and not considered in the selection process*

All information concerning the qualifications, including any required documentation (diploma, transcript, certificate, etc.) must be submitted and received by the closing date. Information submitted after this date will not be considered. Applications that meet minimum and/or selective qualifications will be referred to the hiring unit for interview selection. Units will select those candidates most closely demonstrating the qualifications for interview.


The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position. It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all experience and education that is related to this position.

***Please note that your answers on the supplemental questionnaire must correspond to the information provided on your application to receive credit.



U.S. Military Veterans may qualify for additional bonus points towards certification. Any job offer will be contingent on the candidate providing a U.S. Military form DD 214 verifying honorable discharge from service prior to starting employment (and may be requested prior to interview). Permanent State employees do not need to submit proof of Veterans’ status. 

If you are unable to apply online, or encounter difficulty attaching required or optional documentation, You may  submit via email to  Please be sure to include your name, identification number (Easy ID#) and job announcement number on any documentation to ensure timely processing.


Completed applications, required documentation, and any required addendums may be mailed to:

MDOL Office of Human Resources
Attn: Wage & Hour Investigator II (#23-002519-0002)BF
1100 N. Eutaw Street, Rm. 100
Baltimore, MD 21201

The MD State Application Form can be found online

Maryland Department of Labor is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of MDOL that all persons have equal opportunity and access to employment opportunities, services, and facilities without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status.

Click on a link below to apply for this position:

Fill out the Supplemental Questionnaire and Application NOW using the Internet. Apply Online
View and print the Supplemental Questionnaire. This recruitment requires completion of a supplemental questionnaire. You may view and print the supplemental questionnaire here.
Apply via Paper Application. You may also download and complete the Paper Application here.

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