Labor Compliance Specialist

Swinerton Builders     Construction     General Contracting     na-Santa     June 7, 2020

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Swinerton Builders is a commercial construction company that provides services in the Western United States for commercial office, retail, multi-family residential, hospitality, healthcare, education, and the entertainment sectors.

Position Overview

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Primary Location:

Santa Ana

Additional Job Posting Locations:

Concord CA

Job Description Summary:

The Labor Compliance Specialist will work under the direction of the Director of Compliance. The Labor Compliance Specialist will receive new project assignments and will consult with the Senior Labor Compliance Specialist as a first resource when questions arise for routine compliance task.
This position will perform general duties and responsibilities related to all aspects of labor compliance and will escalate complex issues with potential companywide impacts. The Labor Compliance Specialist will handle routine compliance tasks such as contract monitoring, review, and initial risk analysis.

Job Description:


  • Monitor certified payroll for both internal self-perform projects and external subcontractors.
  • Be responsible for labor compliance company-wide.
  • Review all public contracts (and any private that have special requirements) for labor requirements (certified payroll, skilled labor, local hire, diversity, and other such labor related requirements), and then work with the project teams and appropriate departments to ensure appropriate plan in place to monitor and report, as well as to ensure proper submissions to agencies. 
  • Perform periodic audits on projects to ensure compliance. 
  • Develop risk assessment on the Compliance Programs.
  • Monitor and stay abreast of applicable laws and regulations that might affect the Swinerton’s policies and procedures.
  • Participate in third party / Government reviews, audits and inquiries, working in conjunction with the appropriate departments and the Director of Compliance.
  • Ensure compliance of organizational policies and procedures
  • Create and maintain healthy relationships with stakeholders and contractors
  • Conduct labor compliance training classes/seminars for stakeholders, program employees, and contractors
  • Reviews and verifies payroll records, benefit statements, employer training contributions, and apprenticeship paperwork to determine compliance with applicable rules and regulations.
  • Issues requests for missing and revised documentation and corresponds with the applicable contractor’s staff to ensure compliance.
  • Work with LCP Tracker, and other compliance monitoring software to review and approve certified payroll and payroll documents 
  • Compile information for any third-party requests for information.
  • Compose letters requesting payments and follow up with third party requestor when sending information.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


  • Minimum of three years experience working with Public Works Labor Compliance Programs and/or Project Labor Agreements
  • Bachelor of Arts/Science Degree from a recognized college or university in business or related degree is required.
  • Must have experience with prevailing wage enforcement, analysis, and auditing skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of employment practices in the construction industry and a strong working knowledge of state labor regulations
  • Experience implementing procedures and coordinating with other internal and external departments
  • Ability to work independently, accurately, strategically, resourcefully, yet intuitively know when and how to inform, verify, collaborate, and escalate.
  • Ability to work in a dynamic environment across the Swinerton organization, providing compliance guidance to a variety of teams and senior management. 
  • PC proficiency including word processing and spreadsheet applications
  • Effective interpersonal skills and professional telephone manner
  • Proficient written and verbal English communication skills, including business writing skills

If you like wild growth and working with happy, enthusiastic over-achievers, you'll enjoy your career with us!

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