LOCAL LAW COMPLIANCE COORDINATOR 3726
Under general direction, an employee in this class coordinates compliance activities and oversees the unit responsible for compliance with Suffolk County’s Local Law, which establishes a Living Wage Policy and sets minimum wages for employees of County contractors and subcontractors and beneficiaries of tax, loan, grant, and other subsidy assistance provided by the County. Duties include establishing compliance procedures, serving as an advisor to various County Departments and agencies affected by the Local Law, and monitoring Federal and State legislation that may have an impact on the County. Work requires the exercise of considerable independent judgment and initiative, and is reviewed through conferences, written reports and evaluation of compliance. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Coordinates and supervises the County’s Living Wage and Lawful Hiring Program;
Develops rules and regulations for the implementation and operation of the Living Wage Law;
Oversees the maintenance of records pertaining to complaints, hearings, determinations and findings, and exemptions requested and granted;
Reviews and audits reports submitted by covered employers to determine compliance;
Writes up violations and calculates applicable penalties, fines and wage restitution;
Prepares annual reports for the County Legislature;
Serves as an advisor to departments during the development of Requests for Proposals to ensure that proper language governing living wage requirements is included;
Establishes procedures for monitoring for living wage compliance the operations of contractors, subcontractors and employers of financial assistance recipients;
Develops procedures for the review, investigation and resolution of specific concerns or complaints about employment practices.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Thorough knowledge of Suffolk County’s Living Wage Local Law and its application; thorough knowledge of the legislative process at Federal State and local levels; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with department administrators, employers and the general public; ability to gather, verify and evaluate living wage compliance information and to draw valid conclusions from collected data; ability to prepare clear, accurate and comprehensive reports, ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; ability to supervise a staff in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale; tact, courtesy; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
Graduation from a college with federally-authorized accreditation or registration by New York State with a Bachelor’s Degree and four (4) years of experience in public administration, at least two (2) of which must have included experience in the coordination of an enforcement program related to employer compliance with federal, state or local wage or lawful hiring legislation.