Supervisory Wage and Hour Investigator (District Director)

Department of Labor Sacramento, CA
* Duties

Help Duties Summary

DOL seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees' differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse customers we serve. DOL fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration, flexibility and fairness so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential.

This position is located in the Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Sacramento, CA.

This position is at the full performance level.

This position is outside the bargaining unit.

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The District Director directs and supervises the compliance and enforcement activities within an assigned jurisdiction. Plans, prioritizes, coordinates, and assigns work to subordinates, and provides technical guidance and assistance to subordinates. This includes advising and assisting investigators on investigative cases, interpretative questions, and administrative policy in connection with compliance and enforcement program. Trains and develops investigators, prepares progress reports and evaluates their performance. Makes final selections, reassignments and promotion; approves performance awards. Hears and resolves employee complaints, and identifies developmental and training needs and assures those needs are met. Directs program planning and management overview in the areas of Labor Management Relations, Wage and Hour Investigative Support and Reporting Database (WHISARD) and Civil Money Penalty (CMP). Supervises staff and performs supervisory duties such as developing performance standards, assigning and reviewing work, recommending promotions, awards and resolving personnel matters.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Travel less than 20%.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


Who May Apply This job is open to… All current Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division agency employees with competitive status. Career Transition Assistance Program eligibles in the local commuting area.

Questions? This job is open to 3 groups.

* Job family (Series)

1849 Wage And Hour Investigation Series

* Requirements

Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

* U.S. Citizenship.

* Appointment to this position may require a background investigation.

* Requires a supervisory probationary period if not previously met.

Applicants must meet time-in-grade, time-after-competitive-appointment and qualifications requirements within 30 calendar days after the closing date of the vacancy to be eligible for consideration for selection. Reference the "Required Documents" section for additional requirements.


Applicants must have one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, GS-13, in the Federal Service.

Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position that is typically in or related to the position to be filled.

Specialized experience includes at least two of the following: (1) Experience in Federal wage and hour labor laws, industrial occupations, wage scales, employment practices, or salary and wage administration practices; (2) Skill in analyzing written and verbal information and numerical data and making decisions on issues based on interviews, records review, reconstruction of missing or fraudulent records and applying legal or regulatory provisions, precedents, and principles to specific investigative matters; (3) Skill in personal contacts requiring the ability to explain requirements or rights and obtain information and cooperation from people with diverse backgrounds and levels of understanding, reconcile conflicting interests, and persuade others to comply voluntarily with requirements.

For additional information, refer to the Office of Personnel Management Operating Manual for Qualification Standards, Group Coverage Qualification Standards for Administrative and Management Positions.

SUPERVISORY OR MANAGERIAL ABILITIES Candidates must have demonstrated in their work experience or training that they possess, or have the potential to develop, the qualities of successful supervision. Please refer to OPM's Supervisory Guide for more information at


There is no substitution of education for experience for this position.

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