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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 05/12/22

Applications Due05/26/22

Vacancy ID104791

AgencyLabor, Department of

TitleImmigrant Workers Specialist 2 - Brooklyn

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade23

Bargaining UnitPS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary RangeFrom $79325 to $100342 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 9 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Kings

Street Address 55 Hanson St

City Brooklyn


Zip Code11233


A bachelor’s degree or higher and four 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. The experience must include some involvement in public education, communications, or community outreach activities. A masters’ degree may substitute for two years of the experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Spanish language proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing.
• Ability to initiate and maintain relationships across a diverse set of stakeholders.

Duties Description STANDARD DUTIES: As an Immigrant Workers Specialist 2 in DIPA you would serve as a liaison for the Department of Labor, agricultural employers, immigrant workers and advocacy groups. The incumbent will:

• Responds to concerns raised by community organizations working directly with trafficking victims.
• Coordinates with Department programs investigating Labor Law violations related to
immigrant workers.
• Analyzes reports, census data, and other statistical data regarding immigrant population
trends, issues, and concerns.
• In collaboration with Office of Special Investigations, may work on potential criminal
cases with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
• Responds to constituent calls and correspondence and prepares letters and reports regarding immigration and human trafficking issues.
• Oversees community outreach and rural programs and services for a geographic area.
• Develops and implements information awareness campaigns targeted at existing and emerging immigrant populations.
• Supervises flow of materials related to approval of H?2A applications in DOL’s Foreign
• Labor Certification Unit, including but not limited to clearing and posting of job orders.
o Reviews H?2A job orders submitted by agricultural employers and agents/lawyers for compliance with State and federal regulations.
o Works with employers and their agents and DOL field staff to resolve issues with H-2A job orders.
o Reviews and stays informed of any changes to regulations and guidance issued by U.S. DOL and other federal authorities or agencies.
o Drafts correspondence to employers regarding H?2A program and applications.
o Supervises inspections of farm worker housing to determine compliance with U.S. DOL and other applicable regulations.
• Supervises investigations of complaints filed by immigrant workers against employers suspected of violating the State’s labor laws.
• Participates in meetings and community events to give and obtain information relating to immigrant workers’ issues and concerns.
• Supervises and trains Immigrant Workers Specialists 1.

Additional Comments Pending Funding Approval

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Name Nicholas Helton

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 #104791 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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