Washington State L&I Industrial Relations Agent 3 in Tumwater, Washington


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As in Industrial Relations Agent 3, you'll serve as a technical oversight specialist and manager of the Industrial Relations staff engaged in the enforcement of protected leave law violations under RCW 49.76-49.86.

This opportunity may also provide direction regarding for Minimum Wage and Overtime Act, Farm Labor Contractor Acts, Child Labor Law Regulations and the Industrial Welfare Act for business firms, groups of employees, school authorities, union officials, public officials, employer associations, law enforcement officers and other interested groups.

The work you do will spark a great sense of pride as you will also assist agents in their work to recover back employee wages through our processes.

Some of what you'll do:

  • Provide technical direction to up to 16 Industrial Relations Agents statewide regarding difficult or complex cases specializing in protected leave law violations.
  • Conduct investigations into protected leave and other employment law violations.
  • Review, rewrite and manage statutes and Washington Administrative Code's (WAC) in the area of Protected Leave and Employment Standards.
  • Provide training and outreach on Employment Standards requirements and procedures to agents, business, labor, government agencies, and other interested parties.
  • Assist the Program Manager in reviewing, developing and proposing changes to the Protective Leave Program and related legislation.
  • Represent the department at legislative hearings, write bill analysis and complete fiscal notes for Employment Standards legislation.
  • May lead complex or politically sensitivity case investigations to determine compliance with State of Washington employment standards as a result of a complaint, referral or other information.
  • Backup for issuing Subminimum Wage Certificates
  • Assist the program with quality assurance checks in areas other than that of your primary responsibility.

Who should apply Professionals with two years of experience as an Industrial Relations Agent or closely related field; OR A bachelor's degree and two years' experience in labor/employment relations and regulations; investigations of complaints of misconduct (criminal or civil); interpretation and explanation of Labor and Industries rules, regulations, policies, and practices regarding employment standards, prevailing wage, wage and hour, and child labor laws; or related experience.

Additional qualifying experience will substitute for education requirement at the rate of one year of experience for one year of education. Desirable experience includes a background in investigation and working with victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and/or stalking or working with the Wage payment Act, the processing of administrative citations, and the preparation of files for appeal.

What we're looking for:

  • Knowledge of laws governing all phases of labor relations; general policies; principles and practices of labor and management; and in particular, state wage and hour laws; related federal laws and regulations and applicable case law decisions; contracts and related labor relations.
  • Your ability to apply such knowledge to mediation and resolution; principles, standards, and techniques of investigations.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of the rules of evidence/chain of custody necessary to protect integrity of evidence gathered during an investigation.

  • Skills and ability to supervise; hire, assign, direct work, set, monitor and evaluate remote staff.
  • Ability to coach and mentor others; proven ability to provide information, technique, instruction, feedback and encouragement that maximizes success on the job.
  • Exceptional interpersonal, verbal, written communication skills.
  • Ability to deliver training and presentations.
  • Excellent grammatical, editing, and proofreading skills required.

Consideration will be given to complete applications with an attached Letter of Interest. Supplemental Information

This job announcement may be used to fill multiple vacancies. Application review starts immediately and the hiring authority reserves the right to offer the job at any time. It's to your advantage to apply quickly.

Employees driving on state business must have a valid driver's license. Employees driving a privately owned vehicle on state business must have liability insurance on the privately owned vehicle.

Prior to any new hire into L&I;, a background check, including criminal record history, will be conducted.

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We're looking for evidence that you have what we're looking for. Your application materials will be used for deciding who'll be selected for interview.

For more information about the Department of Labor & Industries visit: http://www.lni.wa.gov/ OR Contact us at: Jobs@Lni.wa.gov

L&I; strives to attract and retain a high-performing and diverse workforce in which our differences are respected and valued to better meet the needs of the diverse customers we serve. L&I; fosters an inclusive environment that promotes safety, collaboration, flexibility and fairness so that all employees can participate and contribute to their full potential.

Persons with a disability, who need assistance in the application process, or those needing this announcement in an alternative format, may call (360) 902-5700. Applicants that are deaf or hard of hearing may call through the Washington Relay Service at 7-1-1.

The State of Washington is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Type: Full Time - Permanent

Job Number: 2016-10013

Department: Dept. of Labor & Industries

Closing: 10/26/2016 11:59 PM Pacific

Agency: State of Washington

Address: View Job Posting for Agency Information View Job Posting for Location, Washington, 98504.

Website: http://www.careers.wa.gov

Salary: $3,721.00 - $4,879.00 Monthly

Location: Thurston County – Tumwater, WA