This position is located in the United States Department of Labor (DOL), Employment and Training Administration (ETA). This position provides personal assistance to an ETA executive; performing special and analytical assignments independently and accomplishing segments of highly complex projects assigned to higher grade staff.
This position is outside of the bargaining unit.
The major duties include, but are not limited to the following:
Participates in significant management policy, and decision-making sessions.
Analyzes issues, goals and initiatives.
Recommends options during exploratory and formative stages of managerial planning and policy formulation.
Advises the executive and key officials on the uses and limitations on the array of available administrative management techniques and the probable consequences of possible choices and decisions.
Investigates issues to establish the nature and scope of identified problems, and recommends methods and techniques to be utilized to resolve them.
Manages key administrative processes such as the human resources function, and S&E accounts (travel, supply, training, awards).
Develops or assists in the development of courses or plans of actions.
Represents and speaks for the executive in both formal and informal circumstances.
Directly supervises staff members who are responsible for administrative procedures and processes.
14 - This position is at its full promotion potential.
Job family (Series)
0301 Miscellaneous Administration And Program
Conditions of Employment
Requires a probationary period if the requirement has not been met.
Appointment to this position may require a background investigation.
Must be at least 16 years of age.
Addt'l positions may be filled from this announcement
Applicants must meet all legal and regulatory requirements. Reference the "Required Documents" section for additional requirements.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. IN YOUR RESUME PLEASE INCLUDE THE DATES MM/DD/YYYY AND SALARIES OR GRADES TO DETERMINE THE SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE AT THE RECRUITED LEVEL/GRADE. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, GS-13, in the Federal Service.
Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-13).
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE FOR GS-0301-14:
Experience developing briefing materials for executive level meetings, experience managing the administrative process of either human resources functions, procurement, or executive correspondence management.
This position does not have an educational requirement.
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.
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GENERAL INFORMATION, ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION, FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES.
If you meet the minimum qualifications, you will be evaluated against the evaluation factors below and will be placed into a category based on your vacancy question responses.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Category A - Meets the basic qualification requirements for the vacancy and has successful experience in the same or similar job that has demonstrated superior proficiency in applying critical competencies required by this position to work of increased levels of difficulty and complexity.
Category B - Meets the basic qualification requirements for the vacancy and demonstrates satisfactory proficiency in the critical competencies required by this position.
Category C - Meets the specialized experience described in the minimum qualifications requirements section of this announcement and demonstrates proficiency in the basic competencies.
Evaluation Factors (Competencies) - All qualified applicants will be evaluated on the following key competencies:
Leadership- Implement executive’s action plans. Serves as a coordinator within the office across other agency offices to execute plans of action at the direction of the Administrator. Expedites priority projects. Develops or assists in the development of courses or plans of actions for accomplishing such assignments.
Organizational Analysis- Briefs executive and agency leadership, Directs the development of briefing information for the executive on evolving issues or concerns, particularly those that cross divisions or offices. Provides analysis and development of policy options and recommendations to resolve conflicting concerns or issues, and to address complex issues from the public, Congress and grantees.
Policy Interpretation- Advises Management on policies. Participates actively with the executive and the staff in significant management policy and decision-making sessions. Investigates issues to establish the nature and scope of the identified problems, and recommends methods and techniques to be utilized to resolve them.
Program Knowledge- Manage key administrative processes such as human resources functions, and S&E accounts (travel, supply, training, awards). May directly supervise 2 staff members in the executive’s office (Administrative Team) who are responsible for administrative procedures and processes. Advises the executive and key officials on the uses and limitations of the array of available administrative management techniques and the probable consequences of possible choices and decisions.
Oral Communication- Represents and speaks for the executive in both formal and informal circumstances. In meetings with high-level public and private sector officials, takes actions or makes commitments which reflect the goals, objectives, and views of the executive. Participates on panels, prepares presentations on employment and training topics. Establishes and maintains professional contacts with key government professionals engaged in related work, including on behalf of the Administrator and on behalf of the agency.
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Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
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). The examining Human Resources Office (HRO) makes the final determination concerning applicant ratings. Your resume MUST provide sufficient information to substantiate your responses to the vacancy questions. If not, the HRO may amend your responses to more accurately reflect the level of competency indicated by the content of your resume. Your evaluation may also include a review by a Human Resources Specialist or panel and may include other assessments (ex. interview, panel review, written test, writing sample, etc.)
INFORMATION FOR ICTAP/CTAP ELIGIBLES ONLY:
If you are eligible for special priority selection under ICTAP/CTAP, you must be well-qualified for the position to receive consideration. ICTAP/CTAP eligibles who are placed into Category [INSERT WELL-QUALIFIED CATEGORY] or higher will be considered "well-qualified".
Click Application of Veterans Preference for Category Rating Jobs for more information.
The following documents must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on the vacancy closing date. You are not required to submit a document if it does not apply to you. 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.
- Veterans Documents (if applicable): To be considered as a 5-point preference eligible, you must submit a copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, DD214. Your DD-214 must show the type of discharge and dates of active duty. To claim 10-point preference, you must submit a copy of your DD214; an Application for 10-point Veteran's Preference, SF15; and the proof of entitlement of this preference which is normally an official statement, dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs certifying to the present existence of the service-connected disability and indicating the percentage of your disability. (For active duty service members expecting honorable or general discharge or release within 120 days, click Active Duty). Without this documentation, you will not receive veteran's preference. For more information, go to: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/hire/hrp/vetguide/index.aspx - Displaced Employee Placement Documents – Only required if requesting priority consideration under CTAP or ICTAP eligibility.
- 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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This job is open to
Federal employees - Competitive service
Current or former competitive service federal employees.
Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)
Federal employees who meet the definition of a "surplus" or "displaced" employee.
U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.
Clarification from the agency
This is open to all US Citizens. Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) eligibles must be in the local commuting area. Also advertised as job #MS-20-PHIL-ETA-0101 for status applicants and VEOA eligibles. To be considered for each, apply to BOTH jobs.