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Date:  Nov 18, 2021
Req ID:  13049

Little Rock, AR, US, 72201

Anticipated Starting Salary:  $36,155

Position Number:   22093963 
Posting End Date:  December 15, 2021 

Division:  Labor Standards 
Counties:  Craighead, Poinsett, Lawrence, Sharp, Izard, Independence, Jackson

The mission of the Department of Labor and Licensing is to protect the health, safety and welfare of the general public and the wage earners of Arkansas through the administration, enforcement and provision of services related to licensing, permitting, code enforcement, and employment as authorized by Arkansas law.

Position Information

Class Code: X122C

Grade: GS06


Salary Range: $36,155.00 - $52,425.00


The Labor Standards Investigator is responsible for inspecting payroll and time records of businesses to ensure compliance with wage and hour, minimum wage, overtime, and child labor laws. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.


Examines payroll and time records through routine and complaint investigations to ensure that employees are paid minimum wage and overtime and the employer is in compliance with child labor laws. Interviews employees to gather additional documentation and to answer minimum wage and overtime questions. Computes back wages for violations; conducts a closing conference with business management to discuss violations and necessary corrective action; answers questions concerning minimum wage, overtime and child labor laws. Surveys general contractors and sub-contractors for wage rates and compiles data by project and classification; computes prevailing wage rates. Conducts routine and complaint investigations of state, city, or county funded construction projects to ensure compliance with prevailing wage rates and overtime laws. Inspects private employment agencies for proper licensure; compares agency placement fees with published fee schedule; may administer manager/counselor license tests. Performs other duties as assigned.


Frequent travel within an assigned area and exposure to weather elements and construction sites is required. Occasional climbing of ladders and or stairs at construction sites is required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of state and federal wage and hour, child labor, private employment, and prevailing wage laws and regulations. Knowledge of general business practices and procedures. Knowledge of basic bookkeeping and record keeping practices. Ability to conduct on-site inspections and investigations. Ability to compute basic mathematical formulas. Ability to prepare and present oral and written information and reports. Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with others.

Minimum Qualifications

The formal educational equivalent of two years of college coursework in general business, accounting, or a related field; plus two years of experience in payroll, employment counseling, or a related field. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.



The State of Arkansas is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.


ONLY COMPLETED APPLICATIONS WITH WORK HISTORY WILL BE ACCEPTED. Applications must include complete work history and references. A resume may accompany the state application but will not be substituted for any part of the application.

Veteran Preference: A copy of the DD214 must be submitted at the time of application, to be considered for Veteran's Preference.


Nearest Major Market: Little Rock