Overview

Duties

Summary

This position is located in ETA's Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) in Washington DC. OFLC provides national leadership and guidance concerning foreigners seeking admission to the U.S. in order to work.

This position is outside the bargaining unit.

This position is also being advertised as DE-20-DAL-ETA-OFLC-354. To be considered for BOTH positions you must apply to BOTH.

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Responsibilities

GS-15: The incumbent for this position will serve as the principal Deputy Administrator overseeing the development and implementation of legislation, regulations, and policies for employment-based immigration programs, and the formulation of strategic plans, budgets, and human resource investments for the organization.

Responsible for providing leadership and management guidance in developing and implementing regulations, policies, and standard operating procedures related to the administration of foreign labor certification programs. Providing leadership and management guidance in developing and implementing strategic programmatic plans, human resources, and budgets, including contracts, grants, and other organizational resource investments.

Responsible for the oversight and fostering the building coalitions, strategic partnerships with internal and external stakeholders on substantive issues of mutual concern regarding the effective administration of foreign labor certification programs. Responsible for providing leadership and management guidance over OFLC stakeholder engagements, conducting senior-level briefings with a wide variety of external stakeholders, and preparing and delivering briefings to Agency and Departmental senior executives.

Provides internal leadership and management guidance related to administrative, policy, and programmatic operations of OFLC programs.

Oversees the preparation of senior level recommendations and reports, that includes researching, drafting, and/or reviewing Congressional and internal government audit responses.

Oversees the responses to complex requests for technical assistance and information management in the assigned area of administrative and program responsibility. Reviews and edits of formal correspondence to the appropriate community and other interested stakeholders.

Travel Required

Occasional travel – Frequency of travel is less than 5%

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
15 – Position is at the full performance level.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship.
  • Appointment to this position may require a background investigation.
  • Requires a probationary and supervisory probationary period, if not met.
  • Subject to financial disclosure requirements.

You may not be aware, but in the regulations for agency ethics programs, there are requirements for supervisors. Section 2638.103 of Title 5 of the CFR states:

Every supervisor in the executive branch has a heightened personal responsibility for advancing government ethics. It is imperative that supervisors serve as models of ethical behavior for subordinates. Supervisors have a responsibility to help ensure that subordinates are aware of their ethical obligations under the Standards of Conduct and that subordinates know how to contact agency ethics officials. Supervisors are also responsible for working with agency ethics officials to help resolve conflicts of interests and enforce government ethics laws and regulations, including those requiring certain employees to file financial disclosure reports. In addition, supervisors are responsible, when requested, for assisting agency ethics officials in evaluating potential conflicts of interest and identifying positions subject to financial disclosure requirements.

Applicants must meet all legal and regulatory requirements. Reference the "Required Documents" section for additional requirements.

Qualifications

GS-15: Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, GS-14, in the Federal Service. Specialized Experience is experience in or directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled, and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.
Applicant must meet all examples of the specialized experience as described below.

 Experience planning, analyzing, and formulating legislative, regulatory, and policy initiatives with national impact on the administration of employment-based immigration programs authorized under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA);
 Experience managing and conducting engagements with external stakeholders, including Members of Congress, trade union and business organizations, worker advocacy organizations, or other governmental and non-governmental organizations; and
 Experience managing or overseeing the strategic planning and formulation of budget, human resource, or technology investments at an organizational level.

*Note: In describing your experience, please be clear and specific. We will not make assumptions regarding your experience. Also applicants may be asked to submit examples of such during the interview process.

Education

There is no educational requirement for this position.

Additional information

DOL seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees' differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse customers we serve. DOL fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration, flexibility and fairness so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential.

Refer to these links for more information: GENERAL INFORMATION , ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION , FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Click here for Evaluation details. For Displaced Employees ONLY: if you meet the eligibility requirements for special priority selection under ICTAP / CTAP , you must be well-qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. ICTAP/CTAP eligibles will be considered "well-qualified" if they attain at least a rating score of 85 in a numerical rating scheme. Be sure to review DOL Account Eligibility Questions #24 to reflect that you are applying as a ICTAP or CTAP eligible and submit supporting documentation.

Evaluation Factors (Competencies) – All qualified applicants will be evaluated on the following key competencies:

Technical Competence: Uses knowledge that is acquired through formal training or extensive on-the-job experience to perform one's job; works with, understands, and evaluates technical information related to the job; advises others on technical issues.

Leadership: Influences, motivates, and challenges others; adapts leadership styles to a variety of situations.

Political Savvy: Identifies the internal and external politics that impact the work of the organization. Perceives organizational and political reality and acts accordingly.

Oral Communication: Makes clear and convincing oral presentations. Listens effectively; clarifies information as needed.

Written Communication: Writes in a clear, concise, organized, and convincing manner for the intended audience.

The information you provide may be verified by a review of your work experience and/or education, by checking references and through other means (ex. interview). You must meet the cut off score of 85. Your evaluation may also include a review by an HR Specialist or panel and may include other assessment tools (ex. interview, structured interview, written test, work sample, etc.). The examining Office of Human Resources (OHR) makes the final determination concerning applicant ratings. Your resume MUST provide sufficient information to substantiate your vacancy question responses. If not, the OHR may amend your responses to more accurately reflect the level of competency indicated by the content of your resume.

To preview questions please click here .

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Other

Drug test required
No

Position sensitivity and risk
NCS/High Risk

Trust determination process

Required Documents

The following documents must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on the vacancy closing date. Warning: If you submit a document using the same document title, the 2nd submission will OVERWRITE the 1st submission. Also, do not upload password protected documents.

The following documents are required from all applicants (PLEASE READ CAREFULLY):

ARE YOU A CURRENT OR FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEE? If applying as a status candidate with current or former Federal Service, please provide a copy of your last or most recent SF-50, "Notification of Personnel Action" which shows your appointment eligibility for the position for which you are applying. Your SF-50 must identify the highest grade you held on a permanent basis, Pay Plan/Pay Schedule, Series, and Grade/Pay Band, and career status. Multiple SF-50 may be submitted to demonstrate your highest previous rate and eligibility.

*WARNING: An award SF-50 (ex. cash or time off award) may not indicate grade, step and competitive status. For current DOL employees, an award SF-50 DOES NOT indicate grade and step.

Most recent performance appraisal/evaluation signed and dated within 18 months is requested by the agency, but will not disqualify candidates if not submitted. If not submitted during the application process, one may/will be requested at the time of the interview if the opportunity is extended. Applies to current and former Federal employees.

Land Management Eligibles: a copy of your most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50 or equivalent) proving your eligibility for appointment under the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act. This service must have been performed in the competitive service, under a time limited appointment in a Land Management Agency, as defined by P.L. 114-328. For more information, click here .

The following documents are required if applicable:

Displaced Employee Placement Documents – Only required if requesting priority consideration under ICTAP / CTAP Eligibility.

DD-214 – verifying military service, eligibility for consideration under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) and showing character of discharge (ex. Member Copy 4 and 2 are acceptable vs. Copy 1 which is not acceptable to adjudicate veteran's preference)

Special/Non-Competitive Appointing Authority Documents

Applicants who are eligible for consideration, and wish to be considered, under one of the following non-competitive hiring authorities must submit appropriate documentation (click on the links below to see the documentation requirements):

(a) Persons with Severe Disabilities (SCHEDULE A)

(b) 30% or More Compensable Disabled Veterans (DAV)

(c) Former Peace Corps Volunteers (PCV) OR Current or Former Peace Corps Employees (PCE)

(d) Military Spouses (MISP)

Cover Letters are not mandatory and will not be used to verify experience, but may be submitted Applicants selected for employment who are not current DOL employees will be required to provide proof of citizenship , and the E-Verify system will be used to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires.

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