Immigrant Workers Specialist 2 – Brooklyn

Company Details


A bachelor’s degree or higher and four years of experience providing assistance, direction or support to improve, protect, and preserve the rights of workers and/or immigrants, or assisting clients in understanding and participating in public or private programs. The experience must include some involvement in public education, communications, or community outreach activities. A masters’ degree may substitute for two years of the experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Spanish language proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing.
  • Ability to initiate and maintain relationships across a diverse set of stakeholders.

Duties Description
STANDARD DUTIES: As an Immigrant Workers Specialist 2 in DIPA you would serve as a liaison for the Department of Labor, agricultural employers, immigrant workers and advocacy groups. The incumbent will:

  • Responds to concerns raised by community organizations working directly with trafficking victims.
  • Coordinates with Department programs investigating Labor Law violations related to

immigrant workers.

  • Analyzes reports, census data, and other statistical data regarding immigrant population

trends, issues, and concerns.

  • In collaboration with Office of Special Investigations, may work on potential criminal

cases with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

  • Responds to constituent calls and correspondence and prepares letters and reports regarding immigration and human trafficking issues.
  • Oversees community outreach and rural programs and services for a geographic area.
  • Develops and implements information awareness campaigns targeted at existing and emerging immigrant populations.
  • Supervises flow of materials related to approval of H?2A applications in DOL’s Foreign
  • Labor Certification Unit, including but not limited to clearing and posting of job orders.

o Reviews H?2A job orders submitted by agricultural employers and agents/lawyers for compliance with State and federal regulations.

o Works with employers and their agents and DOL field staff to resolve issues with H-2A job orders.

o Reviews and stays informed of any changes to regulations and guidance issued by U.S. DOL and other federal authorities or agencies.

o Drafts correspondence to employers regarding H?2A program and applications.

o Supervises inspections of farm worker housing to determine compliance with U.S. DOL and other applicable regulations.

  • Supervises investigations of complaints filed by immigrant workers against employers suspected of violating the State’s labor laws.
  • Participates in meetings and community events to give and obtain information relating to immigrant workers’ issues and concerns.
  • Supervises and trains Immigrant Workers Specialists 1.

Additional Comments

Pending Funding Approval

IMPORTANT: All Department of Labor employees are required to be tested weekly for COVID-19 unless they are fully vaccinated. Employees who are vaccinated must provide proof of vaccine status through a secure online portal.

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