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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 04/22/22

Applications Due06/30/22

Vacancy ID103594

AgencyLabor, Department of

TitleDirector of Immigrant Workers Services - New York City

Occupational CategoryAdministrative or General Management

Salary Grade663

Bargaining UnitM/C - Management / Confidential (Unrepresented)

Salary RangeFrom $101403 to $128142 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Contingent Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 50%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8:30 AM

To 4:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County New York

Street Address 199 Church Street

City New York City


Zip Code10007


A bachelor’s degree and six years of experience providing assistance, direction or support to improve, protect, and preserve the rights of workers and/or immigrants, or assisting clients in understanding and participating in public or private programs. At least two years of the experience must include working on immigrant issues and some involvement in public education, communications, or community outreach activities. Three years of the experience must have involved supervision of professional staff.

NOTE: A master’s degree or law degree may substitute for one year of experience for all levels.

• Spanish language proficiency in speaking, reading and writing.
• Investigative experience- gathering and securing information and evidence from a variety of sources through independent, non-structured activities including the preparation and submission of detailed narrative reports describing the method of gathering the evidence and the results of the investigations. Experience in building security surveillance, traffic enforcement, or performing routine inspections or surveys will NOT be considered investigative experience.
• Ability to initiate and maintain relationships across a diverse set of stakeholders

Duties Description STANDARD DUTIES:

As the Director of Immigrant Workers Services for the Division of Immigrant Policies and Affairs, the incumbent will perform the following duties, not limited to:

• Oversees the Division of Immigrant Policies and Affairs.
• Plans, develops, and expands the outreach and enforcement mission and functions of the Division.
• Oversees the development of methods and procedures for implementing the outreach and enforcement functions of the Division.
• Directs the control of expenditures in accordance with operating needs and budget allotments.
• Performs continuous evaluations of Division policies, procedures, and programs; and recommends or initiates changes and improvements.
• Represents the Department at meetings and community events related to immigrant workers rights, issues and concerns. Serves on departmental and interdepartmental workgroups to define program requirements and identify best practices.
• Represents the Commissioner of Labor in State, regional, national, and international conventions, and with other professional groups as spokesperson on immigrant issues in New York State.
• Oversees the processing of the foreign labor certification program, which includes both H-2A and H-2B temporary visas, and the U visa certification process.
• Prepares and submits the annual report on the review and evaluation of the Department’s services and programs for immigrant workers to the Commissioner of Labor.
• Coordinates activities on potential criminal cases with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
• Oversees the Division’s efforts relating to labor trafficking, including involvement with various anti-trafficking coalitions and services for trafficking victims and their families.
• Assists in recommending legislation regarding immigrant workers; and provides information regarding current or proposed projects, policies, and programs to officials and other interested parties.

Additional Comments Pending Funding Approval

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Name Eric LaPan

Telephone (518) 457-1020

Fax EFax:

Email Address


Street State Office Campus

Building 12, Room 561

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12240


Notes on ApplyingCandidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Department of Labor is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Department of Labor is committed to ensuring equal opportunity for persons with disabilities and workplace diversity.

To be considered for this position, interested applicants should e-mail a cover letter and resume in Microsoft Word or PDF format to Please include the title, location and vacancy ID #103594 you are applying for in the subject line of your e-mail. Failure to do so may result in the delay of processing your application. In order to qualify you for the position, when you have current or prior New York State employment, you may be contacted by the NYSDOL Personnel Bureau for your social security number to confirm your employment history.

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