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Youth Employment Inspector - Remote

Date Posted:  Nov 16, 2021
Requisition ID:  275324

Bloomington, IN, US, 47401


Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.


About the Indiana Department of Labor (IDOL):
The mission of the Indiana Department of Labor is to advance the safety, health and prosperity of Hoosiers in the workplace. In order to make significant strides in achieving our mission, we emphasize both enforcement and voluntary compliance for employers. Our office administers the IOSHA program, state wage and hour and youth employment laws, as well as underground coal mine safety. We also have many free training and educational resources available to the public through our INSafe Division. Finally, our Quality, Metrics & Statistics Division counts, measures and tracks trends internally and externally. Our goal is to help make Indiana a great place to work and to do business. Let us know how we can help you!


The salary for this position traditionally starts at $30,082 per year.

About the Job:

As the Youth Employment Inspector you will investigate claims of Child Labor Law violations at Indiana businesses where minors are predominately present.  In addition to inspections following complaints, you must also conduct both targeted and random inspections of workplaces, payroll records, etc.  You will also serve as an educational resource to all firms, schools or individuals who request Child Labor Law training or consulting.

This position works remotely from their home and will be required to travel to counties in the South and Southeast region of Indiana.

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:


  • Conduct thorough investigations of workplace conditions, often where minors are employed, to identify any safety hazards or violation of child labor laws;
  • Audit time-card entry, payroll data and personnel records;
  • Work with workplace management to gather information and/or to resolve issues and/or violations;
  • Issue violations as appropriate, re-inspect businesses with violations to ensure abatement, escalate unabated violations to the penalty stage;
  • Track all inspection, training, and consulting activities in child labor database;
  • Provide individual or group training and consulting to businesses on child labor laws and/or issues;
  • Provide training and outreach services to Indiana middle and high schools on child labor laws and/or issues;
  • Provide assistance to school work permit officers on regulations and online system use and issues;
  • Complete accurate and timely records and reports related to travel, work schedule and work activities;
  • Work with the U.S. Department of Labor to remain abreast of child labor laws and issues;

The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of this role.

What You'll Need For Success:

  • Bachelor's degree preferred but not required;
  • Project coordination or professional administrative experience can substitute year-for-year for higher education;
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills; ability to speak in a professional and concise manner and to maintain confidentiality;
  • Ability to effectively work with all levels of an organization and to diffuse difficult customer situations;
  • Working knowledge and the ability to apply State and Federal laws and regulations with respect to Child Labor;
  • Ability to analyze procedures and policies and recommend improvements;
  • Ability complete assignments within established timeframes or by established due dates;
  • Proven skills in organization, prioritization, and follow up;
  • Valid Indiana Drivers License and clean driving record.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role does not provide direct supervision to direct reports.


Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes: 

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages 
  • Wellness program (offers premiums discount for the medical plan) 
  • Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution) 
  • Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match 
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options 
  • Group life insurance 
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits 
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off 
  • Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs 
  • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years 
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program 
  • New Parent Leave 
  • Free Parking 
  • Free LinkedIn Learning 


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Nearest Major Market: Bloomington Indiana