Compliance Specialist Supervisor
State of Montana - Helena, MT

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Position Title:
Compliance Specialist Supervisor

  • Applications must be received by Midnight Mountain Time on the closing date.
Listing Number: 9802-133C


For more information contact:
State Agency:
Labor and Industry

Office of Human Resources - P.O. Box 1728

Helena , MT

Phone: (406)444-3710

Fax: (406)444-3685

TTY: (406)444-0532


  • OR -
Local Montana Job Service Workforce





Job Status:
Full-Time Permanent


Date Posted:

Closing Date:

Labor and Industry

Employment Relations

Labor Standards - Wage & Hour


State Application Required:

$40,966.00 - $54,621.00

Salary Unit:

Additional Salary Information: Applicants’ qualifications are assessed based on minimum qualifications and in accordance to Pay Plan Rules. Successful applicant’s pay is set using the above salary range based on qualifications. Additional compensation includes $8,796 for benefits and 7.1% of employer contribution to retirement.

Special Information:
The MT Dept of Labor and Industry offers a great work environment and exceptional Benefits all while living and working in beautiful Helena, Montana.

The Montana Department of Labor and Industry exists to promote and protect the well-being of Montana’s workers, employers and citizens, and to uphold their rights and responsibilities. The core values of this Department are customer focus, individual responsibility, individual growth, ethics in the workplace, and continuous improvement. These values represent the Department’s expectations of staff and the ideal employee is one who embraces these values.

This position requires significant periods of sitting at a computer terminal and occasional travel in-state and out-of-state. The successful applicant must receive positive job references. Pay for employees new to DLI will be set at a level below salary of current employees with similar qualifications. Following a successful trial period, new employees shall have pay adjusted to a base salary level that is consistent with current employees with similar qualifications.

Required applications materials:
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Response to Supplement Questions
Complete application materials must be submitted by closing date of job posting. Late or incomplete application materials will not be considered.

Application materials are accepted via on-line, email, fax, postal mail, or dropped off at nearest MT Job Service. If you have any questions or problems applying for this vacancy, please contact us at or (406)444-3710.

This position oversees the activities of the staff employees in the Wage and Hour Unit. The Wage and Hour Unit administers, enforces and interprets labor laws and related administrative rules, court cases and attorney general opinions of the State of Montana, This includes prevailing laws for the Minimum Wage and Overtime Law, Wage Payment Act, Prevailing Wage Law, and Child Labor Law. The unit also regularly interprets and enforces provisions of the federal Fair Labor Standards and Portal to Portal Acts.

Responsibilities include: Program development and implementation, Program oversight, Staff management and supervision, and Program administration.

This position requires extensive knowledge of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, federal Portal to Portal Act, and Montana State wage, hour and labor laws, and contract law and interpretation including regulations, principles, policies and procedures involved in enforcing these laws. Must have knowledge of federal Davis Bacon Act, Montana Little Davis Bacon Act, collective bargaining and local labor agreements and contract law; and Wrongful Discharge Act, Montana’s Workers’ Compensation law, Unemployment law, Independent Contractor law and Human Rights Act.

Must have skills in interpersonal relationships, leadership techniques, and management practices.

Skills and ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, employers, other agencies and the public; plan and organize; assign work; analyze cases to determine information to be gathered in an investigation, and to determine the conclusions to be drawn from the information gathered; analyze conflicting facts and determine issues of credibility; mediate and conciliate with parties to cases; supervise and counsel subordinates; solve problems; and work independently in an organized manner.

Requires education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in an area emphasizing analytical and communication skills and two years of experience in investigation of complaints and working as a Compliance Specialist Investigator with wage and hour labor laws.

Supplemental Questions:
The information you provide on this application supplement will be used by the selection panel in combination with your education and experience to determine which applicants will be selected for an interview. Your responses will be viewed apart from your cover letter and resume, therefore, IT IS IMPORTANT TO PROVIDE SPECIFIC INFORMATION REGARDING NAMES OF EMPLOYERS, DATES, JOB TITLES, ETC. In order to receive full credit, you must express yourself fully and completely. Do not expect the selection panel to make assumptions based upon your cover letter and resume when rating your application supplement.

Please describe your experience in supervising professional level employees. Also, describe your management and supervisory philosophy and explain how you have been able to successfully carry out these philosophies in your professional career.
Describe your education and/or experience in each of the following areas. For education, be specific about the coursework you have completed. For experience, be specific about work or work-related duties you have performed to establish your experience, the length of time you performed these duties and hours per week/month you performed them. It is not necessary to have experience in every area to receive consideration for the position. If you have none in a particular area, please note this.

1. Interpreting, administering, and enforcing law, rules or regulations.
2. Conducting investigations. Be specific regarding the issues involved and your role in investigations.
3. Conducting telephone or personal interviews. Be specific regarding the types of persons interviewed, the format of the interview, and the type of information sought.
4. Dispute resolution or mediation. Be specific regarding issues involved and your role in any dispute resolution process.

Additional Materials Required:
Cover Letter

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