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Occ. Code 8514800








New York State Department of Civil Service


Classification Standard





The Assistant Director and Director Labor Standards oversee Investigative Officers (Labor Standards) who enforce, or manage the enforcement of, Labor Laws and regulations regarding wage complaints, hours of work, agricultural employment, child labor, and other conditions of employment.


These positions are only classified at the Department of Labor.




ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, LABOR STANDARDS: one-position class; oversees the daily operation of the Division of Labor Standards; assists the Director Labor Standards in the Statewide administration and enforcement of New York State Labor Laws.


DIRECTOR, LABOR STANDARDS: non-competitive; one-position class; establishes Statewide labor policy and guidelines; determines investigative programs; plans, directs, and coordinates the enforcement of the provisions of New York State Labor Laws throughout the State. 




          ASSISTANT DIRECTOR LABOR STANDARDS: under the general direction of the Director Labor Standards, assist in oversight and supervision of the Labor Standards regional and administrative offices and special programs; review and coordinate area operations to ensure uniform application of policies and procedures; provide direction and training on new policies and procedures; represent the Division on intergovernmental boards and committees of public and private agencies; direct and monitor special programs administered by the Division; prepare routine and special reports on the operations of the Division; oversee the staffing of offices and the evaluation of subordinate staff; direct complex or sensitive investigations; and oversee all the operations of the Division in the absence of the Director Labor Standards.


          DIRECTOR LABOR STANDARDS: oversee the enforcement of New York State Labor Laws; determine investigative priorities and staff assignments; review and evaluate Division reports and statistics to determine if program goals are being met; recommend and assist in the preparation of new legislative proposals; review and interpret proposed and enacted State and federal legislation relating to Labor Standards programs; review and update Division procedures and policy guidelines in response to new legislation and court decisions; conduct or attend orientation programs or public hearings to answer questions or hear complaints regarding new programs or policies; and represent the Commissioner of Labor on special boards and councils.






Promotion: one year of permanent competitive service as an Investigative Officer 4 (Labor Standards). 




Non-competitive: bachelor's degree and nine years of experience developing and maintaining effective working relationships with employers, employer associations, labor organizations, government agencies or other groups. Such experience must involve one or more of the following areas: auditing, payroll administration, or administration of collective bargaining agreements. Four years of the experience must have been in a management capacity involving the planning and administration of programs within an organization. A masters degree in industrial and labor relations, public administration, accounting or business administration may substitute for one year of the specialized experience. A J.D. may substitute for one year of the specialized experience.

Date:  7/17


NOTE:  Classification Standards illustrate the nature, extent and scope of duties and responsibilities of the classes they describe.  Standards cannot and do not include all work that might be appropriately performed by a class.  The minimum qualifications above are those which were required for appointment at the time the Classification Standard was written. Please contact the Division of Staffing Services for current information on minimum qualification requirements for appointment or examination.