Investigative Officer 1 Public Work Wage - Grade 16

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This title exists in Labor, Department of and has approximately 66 positions.

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Salary Information for Investigative Officer 1 Public Work Wage
Title Grade Hiring Rate/yr Job Rate/yr
Investigative Officer 1 Public Work Wage 16 $58,247 $74,135
Investigative Officer 2 Public Work Wage 20 $72,032 $91,381
Investigative Officer 3 Public Work Wage 23 $84,156 $106,454
Investigative Officer 4 Public Work Wage 25 $93,530 $117,875

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Job Duties

As an Investigative Officer 1 (Public Work Wage), under the supervision of an Investigative Officer 2 (Public Work Wage), you would enforce the provisions of Article 8, 8-A, and 9 of the New York State Labor Law which require that the prevailing rate be paid to workers on public work construction projects; gather information used in setting the prevailing rate; inspect payroll records; investigate to determine the proper classification of work; inspect jobs to ascertain if the proper rate has been paid; and investigate allegations of underpayments, kickbacks, and falsified payrolls. You would prepare and give testimony in administrative hearings and in a Court of Law for criminal infractions of Article 8, 8-A, and 9. These positions require travel which may involve occasional overnight stays to conduct field investigations, and additional duties as assigned.

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