<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />This position is located in the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), Division of Policy and Program Development (DPPD). OFCCP enforces, for the benefit of job seekers and wage earners, the contractual promise of affirmative action and equal employment opportunity required of those who do business with the Federal Government. If selected for this position, you will serve the Special Assistant to the Director of the Division.<br /><br />This position is outside the bargaining unit. <br /><br />Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br />Major duties for this position include, but are not limited to the following:<br /><br />Serves as an advisor to the Director and Deputy Director of Policy, concerning compliance and enforcement activities regarding Executive Order 11246, Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA), and the Rehabilitation Act (Section 503)monitor and report on the progress of Division activity.<br /><br />Supports the Division's policy and regulatory agenda through active participation in the development of policy work products and programs including but not limited to directives, regulations, economic analysis, information collections, monitor and reports on the progress of Division activity.<br /><br />Participates in conference with other high level officials in various deliberations concerning problems and issues related to affecting OFCCP programs; participates with the director/deputy director in supporting and explaining proposals, requests and issues before Congress.<br /><br />Drafts and edits detailed written reports, regulatory guidance documents and option papers on policy and resource issues for oral and written presentation to the Division Director, Deputy Director, and other senior level officials.<br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Not required<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> No <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> 13 – This position is at the full performance level. <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Must be at least 16 years old and a U.S. Citizen.</li> <li>Requires a probationary period if the requirement has not been met.</li> <li>Appointment to this position may require a background investigation.</li> <li>Position requires Public Trust-Low Risk Background Investigation</li> </ul> <br /><br />Applicants must meet time-in-grade, time-after-competitive-appointment and qualifications requirements within 30 calendar days after the closing date of the vacancy to be eligible for consideration for selection. <br /><br />Federal Employees Please Note: Your SF-50 must include enough information to be able to determine that time-in-grade requirements have been met and reflects your position title, pay plan/series/grade, tenure and the type of appointment (i.e. competitive/excepted). In some cases you may need to submit more than one SF-50. <br /><br />Reference the "Required Documents" section for additional requirements. <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br />Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, GS-12, in the Federal Service.<br /><br />Specialized experience is defined as experience drafting and editing regulatory documents; preparing talking points, memos, letters, and background materials for senior officials; and experience advising and negotiating with stakeholders (e.g. managers, agency officials, customers, employees).<br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br />Education cannot be used for substitution at this grade level.<br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br />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. <br /><br />Federal Employees Please Note: Your SF-50 must include enough information to be able to determine that time-in-grade requirements have been met and reflects your position title, pay plan/series/grade, tenure and the type of appointment (i.e. competitive/excepted). In some cases you may need to submit more than one SF-50. <br /><br />Refer to these links for more information: GENERAL INFORMATION , ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION , FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES <br /><br /><strong>Additional vacancies may be filled using this announcement, if authorized.</strong> <br /><br /><b>How You Will Be Evaluated</b><br /><br />You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.<br /><br />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 and 27 to reflect that you are applying as an ICTAP/CTAP eligible and submit supporting documentation.<br /><br />Evaluation Factors (Competencies) – All qualified applicants will be evaluated on the following key competencies:<br /><br /><strong>Organizational Awareness</strong> – Knows the organization's mission and functions, and how social, political, and technological systems work and operates effectively within them; this includes the programs, policies, procedures, rules, and regulations of the organization. <br /><br /><strong>Technical Competence</strong> – 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. <br /><br /><strong>Administration and Management</strong> – Knowledge of planning, coordination, and execution of business functions, resource allocation, and production. <br /><br /><strong>Writing</strong> – Recognizes or uses correct English grammar, punctuation, and spelling; communicates information (for example, facts, ideas, or messages) in a brief, clear, and organized manner; produces written information, which may include technical material, that is appropriate for the intended audience.<br /><br /><strong>Oral Communication</strong> – Expresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately.<br /><br />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). 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). <strong>The examining Human Resources Office (HRO) makes the final determination concerning applicant ratings. Your resume MUST provide sufficient information to substantiate your vacancy question responses. If not, the HRO may amend your responses to more accurately reflect the level of competency indicated by the content of your resume.</strong><br /><br /><b>To preview questions please click here .</b> <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Other <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> No <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br />The following documents must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on the vacancy closing date. <strong>Warning: If you submit a document using the same document title, the 2nd submission will OVERWRITE the 1st submission.</strong> Also, do not upload password protected documents. <br /><br /><strong>The following documents are required from all applicants (PLEASE READ CAREFULLY):</strong><br /><br /><strong>ARE YOU A CURRENT OR FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEE?</strong> 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. <br /><br />*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. <br /><br />- 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. <br /><br />- 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 . <br /><br /><strong>The following documents are required if applicable:</strong><br /><br />- Displaced Employee Placement Documents – Only required if requesting priority consideration under ICTAP / CTAP Eligibility.<br /><br />- 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)<br /><br />- 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):<br /><br />Military Spouses (MISP) <br /><br />- Cover Letters are not mandatory and will not be used to verify experience, but may be submitted<br /><br />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.<br /><br /><b>If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:</b><br /><br />Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education . <br /><br />Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.