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New York State Department of Labor Immigrant Workers Specialist 1 - Albany in Albany, New York

37.5 HOURS PER WEEKNon-Competitive Minimum Qualifications:A bachelor’s degree* and two years of experience* providing assistance, direction or support to improve, protect, and preserve the rights of workers and/or immigrants, or assisting clients in understanding and participating in public or private programs. The experience must include involvement in public education, communications, or community outreach activities.Your degree must have been awarded by a college or university accredited by a regional, national, or specialized agency recognized as an accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education/U.S. Secretary of Education. If your degree was awarded by an educational institution outside the United States or its territories, you must provide independent verification of equivalency. This information can be found at http://www.cs.ny.gov/jobseeker/degrees.cfm. Candidates are responsible for the evaluation fee.**A master’s degree or law degree may substitute for one year of experienceNote: It is essential that you describe your qualifying education and/or experience as completely as possible on your application; your application should describe in detail the kind of service and information you provide to the general public. Omissions or vagueness may not be interpreted in your favor.Standard Duties:• Conducts community outreach activities to ensure that DOL programs and services are accessible and responsive to the needs and concerns of immigrant workers.• Holds workshops to enhance immigrant workers’ understanding of their rights under State and federal labor laws, rules and regulations, and ensures that they are aware of the Department’s resources.• Assists in developing awareness campaigns targeted at existing and emerging immigrant populations.• Assesses the services provided by DOL programs to identify areas needing improvement.• Measures effectiveness of the Department’s immigration outreach efforts through process and outcome evaluation.• Works with Department programs to translate brochures, pamphlets, posters, and other literature into languages spoken by immigrant and migrant populations.• Works to improve the cultural competency of Department staff to improve responsiveness to the needs and interests of immigrant workers.• Serves as DOL liaison with immigrant workers and related advocacy groups to identify and address their needs, priorities, and concerns; and ensures equitable access to Department programs, services, facilities and other resources.• Provides outreach to agricultural employers to inform them of the services, resources and programs provided by DOL.• Provides outreach to agricultural and non-agricultural workers to inform them of the services, resources and programs provided by DOL.• Escalates and refers complaints falling outside of NYSDOL jurisdiction to appropriate agencies.• Targets outreach to immigrant populations statewide, based upon current census data, resettlement data and concentrations of effected populations• Maintains contact with community agencies, governmental agencies, and employers to inform them of immigrant workers in the area and to collect information.• Attends immigrant community events and meetings to stay informed of current news, problems, trends and issues in immigrant communities.• Establishes and maintains working relationships with other State and federal agencies to provide information to assist immigrant workers in gaining access to available program and services.• Promotes the use of DOL programs and services in the rural sector with an emphasis on protecting the rights, safety, and dignity of immigrant farm workers.• Provides technical assistance to agricultural employers seeking foreign labor and answers questions on State and federal labor laws, rules, and regulations regarding employment.• Determines whether customers are domestic, guest worker, year-round, migrant, or seasonal farm workers and explains their rights as farm workers and directs them to supportive services in the area.• Performs inspection and investigation activities regarding employment and housing of farm workers.• Reviews and investigates complaints against agricultural employers suspected of violating State labor laws.• Inspects farm worker housing to determine compliance with U.S. DOL and other applicable regulations.• Evaluates complaints by interviewing employers, employees and witnesses, and makes initial determinations and recommendations. When necessary, forwards information to the Division of Labor Standards for determination and assessment of civil penalties.• Coordinates with other Department programs to investigate and resolve complaints.• Follows up with workers to ensure resolution of their complaints and determines whether satisfactory progress is being made and needed services are being provided.• Analyzes reports, census data, and other statistical information regarding immigrant population trends, issues, and concerns.• Responds to correspondence, prepares letters, and issues papers regarding immigration issues. Prepares reports and memoranda outlining immigrant workers needs and concerns, and describing the Department’s outreach activities and their outcomes.• In collaboration with various anti?trafficking coalitions and the internal Anti-Trafficking Unit, educates the public about labor trafficking, and how to identify trafficking victims and their families. Advocates for appropriate services for trafficking victims and their families.Preferred Qualifications:Ability to initiate and maintain relationships across a diverse set of stakeholders.Additional Comments:As this position requires travel, the appointee must have a valid license to operate a motor vehicle in New York State and have a motor vehicle or otherwise demonstrate their capacity to meet the transportation needs of the position.Position specific job duties may include occasional altered work schedule or job assignments which require availability and willingness to work occasional evenings and/or out-stationed assignments.Candidates with no previous state service will begin at the starting rate of the salary range listed above.If you are a current NYS employee and have questions regarding salary, please contact the Business Services Center (BSC): 518-457-4272, BSCHR@ogs.ny.gov.Telecommuting is available and can be discussed during the interview.We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including:• 13 paid holidays, 5 personal days, and a minimum of 13 vacation days per year• Paid sick leave (CSEA and PEF employees- 13 days; M/C employees- 8 days plus free enrollment into the Income Protection Program for short-term and long-term disability coverage).• Choice of several affordable and competitive health insurance plans• Dental and vision insurance plans at no additional cost• Membership in the NYS Employee’s Retirement System• NYS Deferred Compensation Investment Plan• Eligibility to apply for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) (full-time employees)• Eligibility to apply for tuition reimbursement for qualifying employees and courses• Paid Parental LeaveOur mission is to provide outstanding services to our customers—the workers and business that call New York home. We help New Yorkers find careers they will love. We build and support New York’s businesses. We empower and protect New York’s workers. To learn more about our mission and the exciting work of the DOL, please visit: https://dol.ny.gov/about-usDOL is committed to fostering employee engagement and work-life balance. We offer telecommuting (up to 40%) and alternative work schedules to eligible employees. Our exciting training and development opportunities, including Coursera and our formal Employee Recognition Program allow us to develop, recognize, and celebrate our workforce.Please note that specific benefits and programs may vary based on negotiating unit, current contract, length of State service, and program area.Notes on Applying:All candidates must submit a written resume and cover letter which clearly demonstrates how they meet the minimum qualifications for the position. These documents must be received by July 22, 2024, and submitted via email to Labor.sm.personnel.workerprotection@labor.ny.govor mailed to the NYS Department of Labor, Personnel Bureau, Building 12, Room 561, State Office Campus, Albany, NY 12226. You must include, Vacancy ID 162560, Immigrant Workers Specialist 1 - Albany, in the subject line of your email. Failure to do so may result in a delay of processing your application.Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Department of Labor is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to ensuring equal opportunity for persons with disabilities and workplace diversity.New York State (NYS) is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. NYS Law prohibits discrimination because of age, race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, military status, sex, disability, predisposing genetic characteristics, marital status, domestic violence victim status, carrier status, gender identity or prior conviction records, or prior arrests, youthful offender adjudications or sealed records unless based on a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception.If you are a person with a disability and wish to request that a reasonable accommodation be provided for you to participate in a job interview, please contact: Department of Labor, Attn: Director, Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ODEI), Building 12, Albany, NY 12226 (Phone (518) 457-1984 and/or fax (518) 485-2575.)Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at response@oer.ny.gov.

Minimum Salary: 65,001 Maximum Salary: 82,656 Salary Unit: Yearly

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