Wage and Hour Claims Examiner

Employer:
Vermont Department of Labor
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Location: Chittenden County,
About the Job

Overview

As a Wage and Hour Investigator in Vermont, you will investigate wage theft claims, analyze payroll records, conduct interviews, ensure legal compliance, document findings, collaborate with legal authorities, and engage in public outreach to uphold fair labor practices.

Who May Apply

This position, Wage and Hour Claims Examiner (Job Requisition #49627) is open to all State employees and external applicants.

If you would like more information about this position, please contact robert.depper@vermont.gov.

Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.

Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.

Environmental Factors

Duties are typically performed in a standard office setting. Some travel may be necessary for which private means of transportation should be available. Tact and diplomacy may be required when dealing with upset or hostile people.

Skills

  • Collaboration and Teamwork
  • Knowledge of Labor Laws
  • Legal Research
  • Communications Skills
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Public Outreach
  • Analytical Skills

Minimum Qualifications

High School diploma or equivalent AND four (4) years or more of office work experience INCLUDING one (1) year or more at a technical level in employment services, personnel administration, labor relations, job placement or employment counseling involving direct client contact.

OR

Two (2) years or more of college coursework in Public or Business Administration or a closely related field AND two (2) years or more of office work experience INCLUDING one (1) year or more at a technical level in employment services, personnel administration, labor relations, job placement or employment counseling involving direct client contact.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with Vermont and Federal wage and hour and child labor laws.

Experience with the due process requirements of the Vermont Administrative Procedures Act.

Total Compensation

As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it’s more than a paycheck. The State’s total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:

  • 80% State paid medical premium and a dental plan at no cost for employees and their families.
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan.
  • State Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FMLI)
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan.
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Flexible spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Low-cost group life insurance
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

Want the specifics? Explore the Benefits of State Employment on our website.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Vermont celebrates diversity, and is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and meaningful inclusion that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The State does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, membership in an employee organization, family medical history or genetic information, or family or parental status. The State’s employment decisions are merit-based. Retaliatory adverse employment actions by the State are forbidden.

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Employer's Approach to Diversity, Equity, & Belonging

Equal Opportunity Employer
The State of Vermont celebrates diversity and is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and meaningful inclusion that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The State does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, membership in an employee organization, family medical history or genetic information, or family or parental status. The State’s employment decisions are merit-based. Retaliatory adverse employment actions by the State are forbidden.

Wage or Salary
$21.52/hour