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Youth Employment Inspector

Date Posted:  Jul 9, 2024
Requisition ID:  446235

Seymour, IN, US, 47274


Work for Indiana


Begin a fulfilling career with the State of Indiana by joining one of the largest employers in the state, offering a diverse range of opportunities across 60+ agencies. At the state, you'll find competitive compensation, a robust benefits package and a commitment to work-life balance. Most importantly, you'll have the chance to make a real and measurable impact on the lives of Hoosiers across Indiana.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion—we make it our goal to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace with a workforce that is representative of Indiana's population. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to complete the application and interview process as well as perform the essential functions of a role.


About the Indiana Department of Labor:

The Indiana Department of Labor advances the safety, health, and prosperity of Hoosiers in the workplace. We maintain a proactive focus of prevention, training, and good communication by collaborating with businesses, labor, trade associations, and schools, all with the goal of making Indiana safer and more productive.


Role Overview

As 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 randon inpsections 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 and will be required to travel to counties in Southern Indiana.


Salary Statement

The salary for this position traditionally starts at $42,900.00 but may be commensurate with education or work experience.


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 resolve issues and/or violations.
  • Issue violations as appropriate, re-inspect businesses with violations to ensure abatement, and escalate unabated violations to the penalty stage.
  • Track all inspection, training, and consulting activities in the 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.
  • Assist 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 with or without notice.  

What You'll Need for Success:

You must meet the following requirement to be considered for employment:

  • Baccalaureate 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 professionally and concisely 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 concerning 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 driver's License and clean driving record.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role may be utilized in a supervisory capacity based on agency needs.


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) as well as vision and dental plans
  • Wellness Rewards Program: Complete wellness activities to earn gift card rewards
  • Health savings account, which includes bi-weekly state contribution
  • Flexible work scheduling options, including the potential for hybrid remote work for employees whose work may be performed outside state facilities
  • Deferred compensation 457B account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • A robust, comprehensive program of leave policies covering a variety of employee needs, including but not limited to:
    • 150 hours of paid new parent leave
    • Up to 15 hours of paid community service leave
  • Combined 180 hours of paid vacation, personal, and sick leave time off
  • 12 paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Education Reimbursement Program
  • Group life insurance
  • Referral Bonus program
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Free Parking for most positions
  • Free LinkedIn Learning access


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to recruiting, selecting, developing, and promoting employees based on individual ability and job performance. Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunity to all people in all aspects of employer-employee relations without discrimination because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability, or veteran status. We will comply with the spirit as well as the letter of all applicable state and federal laws. 


If you are a qualified individual with a disability and require reasonable accommodations to complete this application, you can request assistance by contacting the Indiana State Personnel Department at [email protected].


The State of Indiana has established a culture that welcomes equity, inclusion, and opportunity for all employees and applicants. We encourage you to apply if you feel you have the transferrable skills to be successful in this position and we look forward to reviewing your application.


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Nearest Major Market: Seymour