Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 08/10/22
Applications Due: 08/24/22
Vacancy ID: 110328

Position Information

AgencyLabor, Department of

TitleInvestigative Officer 1 (Public Work Wage)/Trainee - Albany

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade16

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

Salary RangeFrom $46529 to $69882 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Provisional

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? No


County Albany

Street Address Harriman State Office Campus, Building 12

City Albany


Zip Code12240

Job Specifics


Candidates reachable on the Civil Service Eligible list(s) will be canvassed. However, you may also apply if you are eligible for appointment by one of the following qualifications:


Investigative Officer (Public Work Wage) 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 (Public Work Wage): 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.

FINGERPRINTING/BACKGROUND CHECK: Some positions may require a fingerprint/background check. If the position you applied for requires fingerprinting, you will be advised at the time of your interview. There is no cost to candidates, fingerprinting fees are paid for by the Department of Labor. Candidates being considered for appointment will be provided a pre-paid code and instructions after the interview.

55b/c language: This position may be designated 55b/c and is subject to verification of applicant eligibility. Please provide a copy of your 55b/55c letter when applying.

• General computer knowledge and familiarity in Microsoft Office applications
• Ability to initiate and maintain relationships across a diverse set of stakeholders

Duties Description STANDARD DUTIES: As an Investigative Officer 1 (Public Work Wage), 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.

Additional Comments Pending Funding Approval

Occasional overnight travel required.

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.

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

Contact Information

Name Sara Wollaber

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 #110328 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.