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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 12/01/23

Applications Due12/15/23

Vacancy ID145269

AgencyLabor, Department of

TitleInvestigative Officer 1/Trainee (PWW)- Newburgh

Occupational CategoryEnforcement or Protective Services

Salary Grade16

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

Salary RangeFrom $47925 to $71979 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 25%

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? Yes

County Orange

Street Address The Maple Building, 3 Washington Center

4th Floor

City Newburgh


Zip Code12550

Minimum Qualifications If Civil Service Eligible list(s) exist, they will be canvassed. You may also apply if you are eligible for appointment by one of the following qualifications:

To be considered for this position, a review of your state history is needed. Please provide the last four digits of your social security number in your email response or on your resume. If you are not comfortable providing this information in your response, a representative from our office will contact you via phone.

As this position requires travel, the appointee must have a valid license to operate a motor vehicle in New York State and have a motor vehicle or otherwise demonstrate their capacity to meet the transportation needs of the position.

55 B/C Qualifications: This position is designated 55b/c and is subject to verification of applicant eligibility. Please provide a copy of your 55b/c letter when applying. You must meet the open competitive qualifications from the most recent examination announcement.

Subsequent 55 B/C Qualifications: A subsequent 55b/c appointment may be considered if you have one year of permanent or contingent-permanent service in an Investigative Officer 1/Trainee and have a current Civil Service 55b/c approval letter.

Reassignment Qualifications: Current Department of Labor employees only, with at least one year of permanent, contingent-permanent, or 55b/c service in an Investigative Officer 1/Trainee position. If you have less than one year, you must be reachable on the current Investigative Officer 1/Trainee eligible list for this location, if one exists.

Provisional Qualifications:
Investigative Officer Trainee: Either 1. Four years of qualifying experience* or investigative experience***; Or 2. an associate’s degree and two years of qualifying experience* or investigative experience***; Or 3. a bachelor’s degree or higher.

Investigative Officer 1: Either 1. Five years of qualifying experience* or investigative experience***; Or 2. an associate’s degree and three years of full-time qualifying experience* or investigative experience***; Or 3. a bachelor’s degree or higher and one year of qualifying experience* or investigative experience***.

*Qualifying Experience:

Either 1. The required number of years of experience must be in administration of one or more of the following specific area(s):

• Comprehensive on-site construction project management**;
• Labor and prevailing wage rate record-keeping, and auditing;
• Payroll administration for a construction business;
• Human resources administration for a construction business;
• Labor relations/union contract administration;
• Commercial and industrial project budgeting, and estimating;
• Construction accounting;
• Technical project inspection, and evaluation;
• Regulatory construction-oriented MWBE compliance;
• Work site safety compliance/reporting; or
• OSHA coordination.

Or 2. The required number of years of experience must be in a combination of administration of one or more of the specific areas identified above and experience in one or more of the following:

• Architecture,
• Landscape architecture/design,
• Drafting,
• Surveying, or
• Construction trade experience: Boilermaker, Carpenter, Electrician, Elevator Mechanic/Construction, Ironworker, Mason, Operating Engineer, Painter, Roofer, Sheetmetal Worker, Heavy Equipment Operator, Welder, Concrete Finisher, Plumber, or HVAC Technician.

**Construction project management is defined as performing all of the following specific duties for an employer:

• Directs construction activities and coordinates the efforts of project resources including but not limited to labor, equipment, materials, and subcontractors.
• Manages the day-to-day activities of the construction operation, documentation of activities on a daily basis, including compliance with project safety requirements and time and cost schedule.
• Communicates effectively with management, client, property manager, and construction team.
• Confers with supervisory personnel, owners, contractors, and design professionals to discuss and resolve matters such as work procedures, complaints, and construction problems.

***Investigative experience is defined as 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 investigation. Experience in auditing, interviewing, building security surveillance, traffic enforcement, or performing routine inspections or surveys will not be considered investigative experience.

The appointed candidate would have to be signed up for the next holding of the Investigative Officer 1 Public Work Wage examination. The appointed candidate must also take, pass and be reachable on the Investigative Officer 1 Public Work Wage examination to be appointed permanently.

Duties Description As an Investigative Officer 1 under supervision of an Investigative Officer 2 (Public Work Wage), Grade 20 you would:

• Enforce the provisions of Articles 8, 8A, and 9 of the New York State Labor Law which requires that the prevailing wage rate be paid to workers on public work construction project
• Gather information used in setting the prevailing rates;
• Inspect payroll records to determine compliance with the law;
• Investigate to determine the proper classification of work;
• Inspect jobs to ascertain if the proper rate has been paid;
• Investigate allegations of underpayments, kickbacks, and falsified payrolls.
• Prepare and give testimony in Administrative Hearings and/or a Court of Law for criminal infractions of Articles 8, 8A, and 9.

These positions require travel which may involve occasional overnight stays to conduct field investigations.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Ability to initiate and maintain relationships across a diverse set of stakeholders.
• General computer knowledge and familiarity with Microsoft applications.

Additional Comments This position may require a fingerprint background check prior to appointment.

Position specific job duties may include occasional altered work schedule or job assignments which require availability and willingness to work occasional evenings and/or out-stationed assignments.

Candidates with no previous state service will begin at the starting rate of the salary range listed above.

Additional location pay is available for the following counties: Bronx, Kings, Nassau, NYC-Manhattan, Queens, Richmond, Rockland, Suffolk, and Westchester, Dutchess, Orange, and Putnam.

If you are a current NYS employee and have questions regarding salary, please contact the Business Services Center (BSC): 518-457-4272,

Telecommuting options will be discussed at the time of interview.

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Name Rachel Palumbo

Telephone 518-457-1020

Fax EFax:

Email Address


Street New York State Department of Labor

Harriman State Campus, Building 12, Room 561

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12240


Notes on ApplyingAll candidates must submit a written resume and cover letter which clearly demonstrates how they meet the minimum qualifications for the position. These documents must be received by December 15, 2023 and submitted via email to or mailed to the NYS Department of Labor, Personnel Bureau, Building 12, Room 561, State Office Campus, Albany, NY 12240. You must include, Vacancy ID 145269, Investigative Officer 1/Trainee (PWW)-Newburgh in the subject line of your email. Failure to do so may result in a delay of processing your application.

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

New York State (NYS) is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. NYS Law prohibits discrimination because of age, race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, military status, sex, disability, predisposing genetic characteristics, marital status, domestic violence victim status, carrier status, gender identity or prior conviction records, or prior arrests, youthful offender adjudications or sealed records unless based on a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception.

If you are a person with a disability and wish to request that a reasonable accommodation be provided for you to participate in a job interview, please contact: Department of Labor, Attn: Director, Division of Equal Opportunity and Development (DEOD), Building 12, Albany, NY 12240 (Phone (518) 457-1984 and/or fax (518) 485-2575.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

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