Job opening: Labor Investigator
Salary: $48 640 - 77 341 per year
Published at: Sep 01 2023
Employment Type: Full-time
This position is located in Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) Office in Buffalo, NY. The primary duty of this position is the conduct of civil and criminal investigations of individuals and labor organizations that have or may violate provisions of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959 (LMRDA). The incumbent will plan, direct, and conduct compliance and enforcement activities within an assigned geographic area.
This position is inside the bargaining unit.
This is a career ladder progression position; the duties described below are at the full performance level (GS-12). Incumbents hired at or below the GS-9 grade level will serve in a developmental capacity, wherein the work is less complex in nature and the supervisor, or a senior level employee provides specific instruction and guidance. At the GS-12 grade level, the incumbent will perform the following:
- Must be at least 16 years old.
- Must be a U.S. Citizen.
- Candidate required to obtain the necessary security/investigation level.
- Requires a probationary period if the requirement has not been met.
- Subject to pre-employment and random drug tests.
- Requires a valid driver's license.
You must meet the Basic Requirements listed in the "Education Requirements" section and the "Specialized Experience" to qualify for Labor Investigator, as described below.
For GS-07: Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level GS-05 in the Federal Service, that demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully in the duties of this position.
Specialized experience includes three or more of the following:
Providing assistance to higher level staff in researching and applying laws and regulations to identify discrepancies;
Performing regulatory compliance work;
Assisting in the examining of financial data and records to compile data and draw conclusions;
Assisting in conducting fact-finding interviews to gather information;
Drafting correspondence for final review and signature;
Preparing comprehensive, well-documented, sign-off quality reports.
Education: One (1) full academic year of graduate level education;
Combination of education and experience: applicable education and experience as defined above. The total percentage must equal at least 100%. This must be fully supported by your resume and transcripts.
Superior academic achievement (S.A.A.). S.A.A recognizes college or university students who have successfully completed all of the requirements for a bachelor's degree and achieved superior academic standing as evidenced by one of the three methods described below.
S.A.A. is based on (1) class standing, (2) grade-point average, or (3) honor society membership.
Class standing -- Applicants must be in the upper third of the graduating class in the college, university, or major subdivision, such as the College of Liberal Arts or the School of Business Administration, based on completed courses.
Grade-point average (G.P.A.) -- Applicants must have a grade-point average of a. 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B" or better) as recorded on their official transcript, or as computed based on 4years of education, or as computed based on courses completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum; orb. 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B+" or better) based on the average of the required courses completed in the major field or the required courses in the major field completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum.
Election to membership in a national scholastic honor society -- Applicants can be considered eligible based on membership in one of the national scholastic honor societies listed below: Alpha Beta Gamma, Alpha Chi, Alpha Epsilon, Alpha Epsilon Delta, Alpha Epsilon Rho, Alpha Eta Mu Beta, Alpha Iota Delta, Alpha Kappa Delta, Alpha Kappa Mu, Alpha Lambda Delta, Alpha Phi Sigma, Alpha Pi Mu, Alpha Sigma Lambda, Alpha Sigma Mu, Alpha Sigma Nu, Beta Gamma Sigma, Beta Kappa Chi, Beta Phi Mu, Chi Epsilon, Chi Sigma Iota, Delta Epsilon Sigma, Delta Mu Delta, Delta Tau Alpha, Epsilon Pi Tau, Gamma Theta Upsilon, Kappa Mu Epsilon, Kappa Omicron Nu, Kappa Tau Alpha, Lambda Iota Tau, Lambda Pi Eta, Lambda Sigma, Mortar Board, Mu Kappa Tau, National Society of Scabbard and Blade, NSCS (The National Society of Collegiate Scholars), Omega Chi Epsilon, Omega Rho, Omicron Delta Epsilon, Phi Beta Delta, Phi Sigma, Phi Sigma Iota, Phi Sigma Tau, Phi Upsilon Omicron, Pi Alpha Alpha, Pi, Delta Phi, Pi Gamma Mu, Pi Kappa Lambda, Pi Omega Pi, Pi Sigma Alpha, Pi Tau Sigma, Pi Theta Epsilon, Psi Beta, Psi Chi, Rho Chi, Sigma Beta Delta, Sigma Delta Pi, Sigma Lambda Alpha, Sigma Lambda Chi, Sigma Pi Sigma, Sigma Tau Delta, Sigma Theta Tau, Tau Alpha Pi, Tau Beta Pi, Tau Sigma Delta, Theta Alpha Kappa, Upsilon Pi Epsilon
FOR THE GS-09 Level: Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, GS-07 in the Federal Service.
Specialized Experience is the experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) to perform the duties of the position successfully, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level.
Qualifying specialized experience for GS-09 is defined as four or more of the following:
Reviewing, analyzing and interpreting laws to assure compliance with regulations;
Conducting simple investigations of the violation of laws;
Conducting audits/reviews of financial records to identify discrepancies (e.g., labor union, banking records);
Examining, researching and gathering information for preparation of portions of investigative reports;
Providing advice and guidance to the public on regulatory requirements;
Preparing comprehensive, well-documented, sign-off quality reports.
Education: At least 2 years of progressively higher level Graduate education (above a Bachelor's) leading to an applicable degree; OR Master's degree or have been awarded a Master's or equivalent higher level Graduate degree; OR LL.B. or J.D., if related.
Combination of Education and Experience: applicable graduate education and experience as defined above. The total percentage must equal at least 100% This must be fully supported by your resume and transcripts.
This position doesn't have an educational requirement.See Qualification section for education that may be qualifying.Any applicant falsely claiming an academic degree from an accredited school will be subject to actions ranging from disqualification from federal employment to removal from federal service.
If your education was completed at a foreign college or university, you must show comparability to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States and comparability to applicable minimum coursework requirements for this position. Click Evaluation of Foreign Education for more information.
In addition, if you wish to use your education as a basis for meeting the minimum qualification requirements for this position, you must submit academic transcripts demonstrating that you meet the qualifying educational requirements. If specific course work is required to fulfill the minimum qualification requirements, you must supply transcripts from each academic institution in which the required courses were taken in order to receive credit for that course work. See the "Qualifications and Evaluations" section of this announcement for more details.
If you do not submit sufficient academic documentation necessary to demonstrate that you meet the eligibility and minimum qualification requirements described in this announcement, your application will be deemed incomplete and you will be ineligible for further consideration for this vacancy.
Transcripts must be in English.
- Address Office of Labor-Management Standards
200 Constitution Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20210
- Name: Tracy Tracewell
- Phone: 972-850-4409
- Email: [email protected]