The employee will learn the most fundamental concepts of becoming an Investigator. As a trainee you will receive on-the-job and other training/instructions on the provisions of the Wage and Hour laws enforced; develop human relations skills; investigation and negotiation techniques. Under close observation/direction and with specific instructions the employee will perform the following duties: Review available file material pertinent to cases assigned, perform necessary research, and seek necessary guidance to become familiar with all aspects of the case. Conduct investigations of limited scope and complexity. Demonstrate ability to understand, interpret and apply written material, much of which is technical or legal in nature. Gather and analyze facts obtained; identify problems; determine accuracy and relevance of information; use sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives and make recommendations regarding the nature and extent of any violations that exist. Negotiate for compliance and payment of back wages due, when authorized, or participate in such negotiations with the supervisor or a higher-grade investigator. Accurately perform necessary mathematical computations, choosing appropriate mathematical technique, to determine amount of back wage liability. Prepare case investigation file, including written narrative reports and electronic forms for submission to the supervisor or higher-level officials. As the grade level progresses, the work involves regular and recurring visits to industrial, commercial, agricultural, construction and other business establishments or public institutions and may necessitate movement over rough, uneven, or rocky surfaces requiring above average physical exertion. Frequently, travel is required using automobiles or commercial vehicles such as airplanes, trains or busses. Additionally, the work may include regular and recurring exposure to high levels of noise, dust, grease, moving parts of machinery requiring the occasional use of protective gear such as boots, googles or hardhat during investigations of industrial, commercial, agricultural, construction or other business firms or public institutions.