Wage and Hour Specialist

Government of the District of Columbia - Washington, DC
$62,751 - $80,900 a year

Job details Salary $62,751 - $80,900 a year Job Type Full-time Full Job Description

This position is in the District Department of Transportation (DDOT), Davis Bacon Compliance Division and reports to the Operations Manager. The Davis Bacon Compliance team is responsible for analyzing, enforcement and monitoring of compliance with regards to the Davis Bacon provision. They evaluate transportation related construction contract requirements for certified payrolls. The team analyzes data to include quantitative and qualitative reviews in order to promote and achieve compliance with the Prevailing Wage Law and the Davis Bacon requirement.

Also, this team ensures that performance metrics are adequately measured, tracked, and reported by conducting field interviews, enforcing contract requirements, participating in site visits and providing contractor education.

Duties and Responsibilities

The incumbent will analyze, extract, summarize, and identify compliance issues in accordance to the Prevailing Wage Law. Will develop, maintain, and monitor projects, and integrated reporting system(s) affecting program(s) throughout the life of the construction project. Will communicate information to supervisor for effective evaluation of program operations and milestones. Conducts management surveys, audits, projects, etc., and provides advisory services to operating or management officials. Attends various program meetings to obtain the progress of construction projects, submits weekly data reports and performance measures as required

Qualifications and Education

Undergraduate Education: Major study - any field.

Graduate Education: Major study - industrial relations, personnel administration, or other fields related to the position such as business administration, labor economics, or law.


Specialized Experience – Experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and this is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, at least one (1) year of specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization.

Working Conditions/Environment

The work is predominantly sedentary, and the employee is normally seated; however, the nature of the work allows for periods of walking, standing, and traveling to meetings, driving a vehicle etc. is required.

Licenses and Certifications

Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license.

Other Significant Facts

Tour of Duty: Varies

Pay Plan, Series and Grade: CS 1849-11

Promotion Potential: No Known Promotion Potential.

Collective Bargaining Unit (Non-Union): This position is not representative by a bargaining unit.

Position Designation(s): The incumbent of this position will be subject to enhanced suitability screening pursuant to Chapter 4 of DC Personnel Regulations, Suitability - Security Sensitive. Accordingly, the incumbent will be subject to pre-employment checks (criminal background checks, consumer credit check, traffic record checks, if applicable) as a condition of employment, and will be subject to periodic criminal background checks for the duration of your tenure.

Emergency Designation: This position has been designated as an emergency employee position under the provisions of District Personnel Manual, Chapter 12. As such, your services may be required in emergency situations to perform crucial duties, i.e., snow removal, debris removal, transportation, shelter operation, food distribution, and communications. These duties may be performed when the government is closed or when most employees are dismissed early. Employees are required to work rotating shifts, to include evenings, nights, weekends and holidays. Employees are considered emergency personnel and are subject to call-in 24 hours a day and will be required to provide the employing agency with a telephone number where they can be reached.

Employee Benefits May Include:

DDOT is an employer of choice for any job seeker who has passion, energy, and enthusiasm about our city. Employee benefits may include:

  • Health and life insurance benefits and retirement benefits (More information about these benefits is available on the D.C. Department of Human Resources (DCHR) website at www.dchr.dc.gov.)
  • Complimentary Capital BikeShare Membership
  • Continued professional development, and professional growth through d.University, the in-house training available for all DDOT employees
  • Flexible work schedule (team and role dependent)
  • Employer assisted housing loan program, providing payment and/or closing cost financing for first-time home buyers (restrictions apply).

Vaccination Requirement: The Government of the District of Columbia values the safety of our employees, our residents, and our visitors. In support of these values, if you are selected for this job you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, except when vaccination is not medically advised or violates your sincerely held religious beliefs. If you are invited to join our team, you must submit proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to your initial HR representative, or you must request an exemption from your representative. New employees must either provide proof of vaccination or be granted a medical or religious exemption before working with the Government of the District of Columbia.

EEO Statement: The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.

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