Wage and Hour Technician

Baltimore, Maryland
Jun 21, 2022
Jun 28, 2022
Full Time

The salary indicated in this announcement is the 2022 General Schedule (GS) Base salary. Upon selection, the salary will be adjusted to include the locality pay at the specific location selected for. Refer to opm.gov/pay to view specific locality pay tables.

There are a total of 4 vacancies. The vacancies are as follows:

1 Vacancy in Pittsburgh, PA

1 Vacancy in White Plains, NY

1 Vacancy in Philadelphia, PA

1 Vacancy in Baltimore District Office (This selectee can be located in Baltimore, MD or Arlington, VA)

This is a developmental position. The career ladder progression is GS-07/8/9. In the developmental grade levels, the employee will carry out a variety of assignments as a continuation of their training and development, with duties being performed under closer than normal supervision. As the employee progresses, the assignments will become more difficult and complex in preparation to fully perform the duties at the full performance level (GS-09).

As a Wage and Hour Technician, duties will consist of but not limited to the following:
  • Receives incoming complaints and evaluates them to determine if the conditions described are within the Division's jurisdiction and whether probable violations exist. As appropriate, and based on the complaint, contact other parties to determine validity of complaint; take detailed complaint statements addressing coverage and exemption issues and thoroughly address the alleged violation.
  • Assists with the examination of government contracts, shipping, purchase, financial and other records to determine coverage of the firms under investigation; interviewing employees in person, by telephone or by mail; prepare and assemble various file exhibits including back wage summaries, receipt forms, installment plans, statute of limitations waiver agreements, mail interview questionnaires, child labor and MPSA violation notices and related penalty assessment forms and oversees other back wage processes as assigned.
  • At times, transcribes selected time and payroll records to identify violations in pay and employment practices and under the general direction of the Investigator they makes back wage, penalty, and liquidated damages computations. Applies accounting procedures necessary for monitoring and handling back wage payments.
  • Assists the District Director and/or Assistant District Director with administrative reports, back wage, liquidated damages and civil money penalty processes and in reviewing case files for completeness.
  • Prepares correspondence and materials related to the case files in order to insure their proper conclusion.
  • Assists with administrative support duties in the absence of the Wage and Hour Assistant.
  • If needed, accompany and assist Investigators when conducting investigations, particularly those involving large establishments or where violations are complex and widespread in nature.


Conditions of Employment

  • Appointment to this position may require a background investigation.
  • Requires a probationary period if the requirement has not been met.
  • Must be at least 16 years old and a U.S. Citizen.

The work is primarily sedentary with some bending, stretching, and light lifting. In addition to the normal office worksite, the position involves occasional visits to business establishments. The work is generally performed in an office environment involving everyday risks and/or discomforts which require normal safety precautions. Work may be in situations requiring poise and objectivity in confrontations.

Applicants must meet all legal and regulatory requirements.

Notification Concerning COVID-19 Vaccinations. As required by Executive Order 14043 , Federal executive branch employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and to submit documentation of proof of vaccination or to be in the process of requesting an exception to the vaccination requirement before appointment or onboarding with the agency. The agency will provide additional information regarding which forms of documentation can be accepted and how you can request to be considered for a legally required exception from this requirement. Currently, implementation and enforcement of Executive Order 14043 has been suspended pursuant to an injunction pending further litigation.

Reference the "Required Documents" section for additional requirements.


All applicants are required to submit a resume with your application. To receive full consideration for relevant and specialized experience, please list month/year to month/year or month/year to present and the number of hours worked per week for each period of employment/experience listed in your resume. Your responses to the questionnaire must be supported/demonstrated in your resume. In describing your experience, please be clear and specific. We will not make assumptions regarding your experience.

To qualify for this position, the resume must demonstrate one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-06 grade level, in the Federal Service. The experience must be directly related to the work of the position. Examples of specialized experience are as follows:
  • Providing support to Compliance Investigators.
  • Providing technical information regarding laws/regulations enforced by an agency to the public.
  • Interpreting and applying laws and regulations in order to file cases enforced by an agency.

The information you provide on your resume may be verified by a review of your work experience, employment start/end dates/hours worked and/or education, by checking references and through other means (ex. interview). The examining Office of Human Resources (OHR) makes the final determination concerning applicant ratings. Your resume MUST provide sufficient information to substantiate your responses to the vacancy questions. If not, the OHR may amend your responses to more accurately reflect the level of competency indicated by the content of your resume. Your evaluation may also include a review by a Human Resources Specialist or panel and may include other assessments (ex. interview, panel review, written test, writing sample, etc.)


There is no substitution of education for specialized experience at this grade level.

Additional information

Persons who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind, or have speech disabilities, please dial 711 to access telecommunications relay services.

Position Telework eligibility is determined by management based on position duties during the recruitment process. Employee participation in telework on a routine or situational basis is determined by management primarily based on business needs. Employees participating in telework are subject to the terms and conditions of the Department of Labor's Telework Program.

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.