JOB ANNOUNCEMENT Virginia Department of Labor and Industry

Job Title: Recruitment Type: Hiring Salary: Closing Date: Division Director for Labor & Employment Law Division Position No.: 00024 (Compliance Manager II) Open to General Public Location: Richmond Pay Band 6– Starting Salary up to $72,000 annually with state benefits commensurate w/exp. January 25, 2008

Description of Essential Job Duties:
The Division Director for Labor & Employment Law Division leads a statewide program and professional staff responsible for enforcing the Payment of Wage Act and Virginia’s Child Labor Law, and facilitates important employee rights including minimum wage and the right to work. This position will also play a key role in performing &/or managing research, preparation and application of proposed legislation and regulations impacting Virginia’s workers and employers. The Division Director ensures consistent application of program operations, strategies and service delivery to complainants and Virginia employers to include implementation of formal complaint process and response programs and investigation of alleged violations of Virginia Employment Laws. Prepare legal documents and negotiate and draft settlement agreements, contracts and/or MOUs; serve as Special Assistant Attorney General (in partnership with the Office of the Attorney General) to litigate contested wage cases; provide legal advice/guidance to other Agency programs; represent the Agency and preside over administrative hearings; as well as develop/present effective communication and marketing campaigns designed to enhance employer/employee knowledge of Virginia’s Labor, Employment and Child Labor Laws to achieve voluntary compliance. Manages and supervises regional enforcement staff; develops/implements program operating procedures; maintain effective working relationships with agency management, businesses, lobbyists, organizations and government officials, etc.

Qualifications:
Preferred candidates will possess a Juris Doctorate degree with coursework or experience in labor/employment relations, public administration, business administration or a related field and active membership in the Virginia State Bar; as well as proven knowledge/experience in the Payment of Wage Act, Virginia’s Child Labor Law and/or other employment laws. Requires a demonstrated ability to research, analyze, interpret and apply federal and state labor and employment laws; as well as ability to work independently planning, coordinating and organizing multiple projects and initiatives. Proven program-level leadership and supervisory skills are a must. Successful candidate will demonstrate effective verbal and written communication skills to include public speaking and considerable public contact experience dealing with legal compliance/enforcement issues. Requires hands-on experience conducting/leading investigations; preparing narrative investigative reports; litigating civil and criminal cases as well as knowledge of Virginia Civil Procedure, the Virginia Administrative Process Act and regulatory rulemaking procedures. Must demonstrate proficient PC skills (MS Windows preferred). Valid Virginia Driver’s License is required for occasional local and overnight travel. Verifiable bi-lingual skills in Spanish are preferred. Selected candidates must successfully complete criminal and credit history background checks.

To Apply: Submit a completed State of Virginia Application for Employment (State Form – 10-012) to: VA Dept. of Labor & Industry, HR Office 13 South 13th Street, Richmond, VA 23219 Fax No. (804) 786-0139 Email: dolihr@doli.virginia.gov State of Virginia Employment Applications and on-line applications are available at http://jobs.virginia.gov/emplApplication.html or visit any VA Employment Commission Office. Resumes may be attached, but are not accepted in lieu of a completed application for employment. Applications must be received by DOLI’s Office of Human Resources by 5:00 p.m. on the posted closing date.

Contact:

Human Resource Office

Phone No. (804) 371-2325
C. Ray Davenport, Commissioner Appointing Authority Date

DOLI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability in employment or provision of services.