Title: ENFORCEMENT REPRESENTATIVE II, CONTRACTORS STATE LICENSE BOARD Salary: $4,748.00 - $6,020.00 Posted: 01/28/2013
Under the general direction of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) Enforcement Supervisor I (ES I) within the SWIFT Unit, the Enforcement Representative II, CSLB (Peace Officer) (ER II) will perform a wide variety of tasks as a peace officer investigator focusing on proactive enforcement of laws relating to unlicensed activity and fraudulent activity by licensed contractors. The ER II will be working at the full journey specialist level and will act as a lead in the unit. In addition, the ER II will act as a resource for technical questions or research. Specific duties include, but are not limited to:
• Act as lead person on stings by planning and coordinating the sting operation with CSLB staff, local law enforcement and prosecutors. Participates in sting operations by researching and assisting with locating sting properties, identifying potential sting suspects/targets. In addition, the ERII will schedule suspects for appointments, write Notices to Appear (NTA’s) during sting operations and prepare investigative reports. The ER II will refer investigations/complaints for criminal prosecution to local prosecutors for violations of CSLB law, penal code, and labor codes with an emphasis on the following high-profile targets: individuals with active arrest warrants who continue to violate local and state laws and who are a potential harm to the community, repeat offenders/persons with prior citations or convictions of CSLB licensing law(s) and who continue to violate the law causing harm to the community and the construction industry, sex offenders listed on Megan’s Law performing construction on residential properties potentially causing harm to persons in the community, and persons identified as having outstanding child support for reporting to the courts, Employment Development Department and other state agencies for taxation. The ER II will also report statistics on a monthly/quarterly basis, and when needed, to management and other law enforcement agencies.
• Receive and review assigned lead referrals from the public, construction industry groups or persons and other government agencies, relating to unlicensed activity, Workers’ Compensation compliance, violations of CSLB licensing laws and other government laws. Conduct research utilizing CSLB tools and programs to establish licensure, and verify licensing history. Develop strategies to investigate probable violations by working with CSLB staff, contacting other State and government agencies, and by going in the field and visiting job sites or businesses.
• Review, develop, and investigate lead referrals related to suspected egregious active contracting activities, with an emphasis on the following targets: individuals with active arrest warrants who continue to violate CSLB, local and state law(s), and are a potential harm to the community, repeat offenders which involves identifying persons with prior citations or convictions of CSLB licensing laws who continue to violate the law causing harm to the community and the construction industry, fraudulent use of a license number which involves Identifying persons misrepresenting license numbers on all forms of advertisements to the public as their own, and Workers’ Compensation violations which involves identifying licensed and unlicensed businesses/persons with employees who do not have the required Workers’ Compensation insurance certificate/coverage required by CSLB and Labor Code requirements.
• Act as the lead person for monitoring and enforcing Stop Order compliance requirements by going to the field and visiting construction sites where a Stop Order has been previously issued. Ensure individuals who have been issued a Stop Order have either obtained a Worker Compensation insurance policy or do not employ employees on site. When an employer violates the order, the ER II makes an arrest or contacts local law enforcement and takes other appropriate legal action with the District Attorney’s Office or files an Administrative action.
• Acts as the lead when assisting sworn and non sworn CSLB Enforcement Representatives in gathering and reviewing evidence developing and preparing written reports and arrest warrants. Contacts, communicates and coordinates arrests with local enforcement agencies. The arrest warrants are needed when an investigation has identified construction related criminal activity by licensed or unlicensed contractors.
• Prepares type-written notes and reports on a laptop computer from information gathered during investigations. Typed reports include all statements, documentation, exhibits, probable law violations, and recommendation for appropriate disposition of the complaint upon closure.
• Testify as a witness representing the Board in administrative, criminal and civil proceedings involving unlicensed and licensed contractors. The testimony may involve procedures and actions taken during the investigation and/or subsequent arrest of a respondent or expert witness on CSLB laws, rules and regulations.
• Serve as Custodian of Records to prepare and submit as evidence in criminal court certified documents to establish the unlicensed status of individuals suspected of acting in the capacity of a contractor without a valid license. Work with Licensing staff to ensure appropriate databases are researched and compliance is achieved with established laws, policies, and procedures.
• Contact selected industry associations, labor organizations, District Attorney offices, and law enforcement agencies to obtain and follow up on leads alleging violations of the Contractors License Law. Represent CSLB at trade and industry meetings.
WHO MAY APPLY: Eligible candidates who are current state employees with status in the above classification or lateral transfer from an equivalent class, former state employees who can reinstate into this class or persons who are reachable on a current employment list for this classification. All interested applicants must submit a standard State Application STD. 678 (with original signature), and must clearly indicate the basis for their eligibility on the explanation line of the STD. 678. And REFERENCE RPA #622-159 (FY 12/13). Only the most qualified candidates will be interviewed. Appointment is subject to SROA and State surplus policies. Surplus candidates must submit a copy of their surplus status letter.
* Through June 30, 2013, actual base pay will be reduced pursuant to the Personal Leave Program (PLP). Full-time employees’ monthly pay will be reduced by 4.62% in exchange for eight (8) hours of leave. Part-time employees shall be subject to the pay reduction on a pro-rated basis consistent with their time base.
A 60-day candidate pool will be established for subsequent vacancies.
If you are not a current or former State employee, you must first take an examination to obtain list eligibility. This does not apply to Student Assistant vacancies.
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