<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />This position is in the Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS). You will serve as the Director of the Office of Strategic Outreach (OSO). OSO is responsible for critically examining and developing a written synthesis of the legislative, employment and workforce development issues; and coordinating a planning process that identifies targets of opportunity to improve delivery of VETS programs. <br /><br />This position is outside the bargaining unit. <br /><br />The agency may offer a relocation bonus.<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 the expert in the performance of strategic outreach development, communications, public education, and legislative analysis. Leads a team of outreach personnel in the substantive work of the office.<br /><br />Coordinates and integrates day-to-day, short-term, and long-range outreach strategies affecting/involving communications plans and projects.<br /><br />Formulates strategic options and tactics designed to improve the communication to stakeholders regarding the delivery of outreach program services designed to help female, homeless, and disabled veterans, and service members about to separate from active duty.<br /><br />Manages the development and implementation of a centralized program designed to identify targets of opportunity to improve delivery of VETS programs and outreach efforts.<br /><br />Prepares testimony and other papers or documents supporting a consistent and organized depiction of VETS' accomplishments and the achievements, trends, issues and legislative issues.<br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Occasional travel – This position requires traveling to conferences.<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> Yes <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> 15 – 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>Appointment to this position may require a background investigation.</li> <li>Requires a supvy probationary period if the requirement has not been met.</li> <li>Position requires Public Trust-Moderate Risk Background Investigation.</li> <li>Subject to financial disclosure requirements.</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 />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:<br /><br />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.<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-14, in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is defined as experience managing or directing major components of outreach programs, to include: analyzing regulations, policies or procedures; coordinating activities involving communication plans, advisory committees, or web strategies; and overseeing employer outreach programs at regional or national levels.<br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br />Education cannot be substituted 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 /><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 />Strategic Thinking – Formulates objectives and priorities, and implements plans consistent with the long-term interests of the organization in a global environment. Capitalizes on opportunities and manages risks<br /><br />Project Management – Knowledge of the principles, methods, or tools for developing, scheduling, coordinating, and managing projects and resources, including monitoring and inspecting costs, work, and contractor performance.<br /><br />Written Communication – Writes in a clear, concise, organized, and convincing manner for the intended audience.<br /><br />Leadership – Influences, motivates, and challenges others; adapts leadership styles to a variety of situations.<br /><br />Decision Making – Makes sound, well-informed, and objective decisions; perceives the impact and implications of decisions; commits to action, even in uncertain situations, to accomplish organizational goals, causes change.<br /><br />Oral Communication – 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 />(a) 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.