City and County of Denver Prevailing Wage Investigator in Denver, Colorado

Prevailing Wage Investigator



Prevailing Wage Investigator


$53,491.00 - $85,586.00 Annually


Denver, CO

Job Type

Unlimited Regular


Auditors Office (Auditor)

Job Number

56696 16361


7/23/2017 11:59 PM Mountain

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About Us

The City and County of Denver Auditor's office, at their Downtown location, is seeking a Prevailing Wage Investigator. Under the direction of the Prevailing Wage Enforcement Administrator, this position performs full performance professional level investigations, oversight and monitoring of contract compliance for ordinance 20-76.

About Our Job

The responsibilities for this position are as follows:

Perform interviews of employees at the construction sites.

Review and approve fringe benefit packages.

Process and audit certified payrolls from contractors in a timely manner.

Notify contractors and appropriate agencies when deficiencies exist.

Obtain and place underpayments as necessary.

Ensure BAT certification and ratios are enforced.

Performs on-site inspections, investigations and/or desk audits of contractors, providers, concessionaire facilities, and/or tenant facilities, reviews and analyzes reports generated by contractors or providers to confirm compliance with contract and rules and regulations, and re-inspects as necessary to ensure compliance.

Independently monitors contracts to ensure compliance, verifies that contractors have met contract wages and provided required reports and documentation, reviews and resolves differences in areas of non-compliance, and addresses other concerns as necessary.

Reviews and authorizes payment requests according to the contractual terms and applicable rules and regulations, withholds voucher payments until contractor is in compliance, and may initiate legal actions.

Recommends and coordinates the implementation of policies and procedures for assigned functions and assists in developing new policies and procedures.

Serves as a liaison to the Auditor's Office in cases of contract or other agency audits and researches, compiles, and provides agency data, files, documents, and records to the Auditor's Office.

Provides application and federal and local regulation information, trains project managers and contractors on established contract policies and procedures, and provides technical assistance for completing required reports and applications.

Maintains contract files throughout term of contract, generates status reports, and processes close-out documents at conclusion

Attend meetings on behalf of the Auditor's Office.

Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.

About You

Education Requirement: Baccalaureate Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Criminal Justice or a related field.

Experience Requirement: Two years of experience evaluating contracts as a paraprofessional in construction management, law enforcement or governmental or non-profit contract compliance.

Equivalency Requirement: A combination of appropriate education and experience may be substituted for the minimum education and experience requirements

Licensure: Requires a valid driver's license at the time of application.

In addition to the required above, the ideal candidate will have the following:

Five years or more years evaluating contracts for financial compliance, experience in construction or the trade industry, the ability to communicate in Spanish and proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Microsoft file management.

About Everything Else

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The City and County of Denver values leadership that influences the commitment, ability and willingness of employees to provide quality service to the citizens of Denver.

We offer a competitive benefits package including:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision Plans (multiple programs)

  • Paid Time Off (combined vacation/sick leave)

  • Paid Holidays

  • Retirement (Pension Plan & 457 Deferred Comp Plan)

  • Flexible Spending Accounts (Medical, Parking, Dependant Care)

  • RTD Pass Discounts

  • Life Insurance; Short-term and Long-term Disability Insurance

  • Domestic Partner Programs

  • Wellness Center & Programs (vary by location)

  • Education & Training Classes (vary by location)

For more information on our benefits, please click here.

Classification Title: Prevailing Wage Investigator

Pay Grade: 808 A

Agency: Auditor's Office

Assessments / Testing: This position may require an online or in-person assessment. If testing is required, you will receive an email from with further information about the testing process after the position has closed. Please add to your safe sender list and check you spam or junk mail for this email. For a list of positions that require testing and more information about our testing process, click here.

Pre-employment Screening: An offer of employment is contingent on the verification of credentials and other information required by law and City and County of Denver policies, including the successful completion of a background check. Candidates must pass a criminal background check and other verifications required for the position which may include, but are not limited to, employment and/or education verification, motor vehicle record check, drug test, and/or physical. The existence of a conviction does not automatically disqualify an individual from employment except where federal or state law or regulations prohibit employment of an individual with certain convictions. For more information about the selection and employment screening process, click here.

Probationary Period: This position may require the selected candidate to complete at least a six month probationary period prior to attaining career status with the City & County of Denver. For more information about the probationary period, click here.

The City and County of Denver provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, or any other status protected under federal, state, and/or local law.

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