Workforce Analyst

Department of Labor - Washington, DC (30+ days ago)4.0


Duties
Summary
This position is located in the Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, Office of Policy Development and Research (OPDR), Division of Policy, Legislation and Regulation, Policy and Legislation Unit in Washington, D.C. The Division of Policy, Legislation and Regulation develops policy recommendations on new and existing legislation for workforce development system programs, transforms new concepts into new policy initiatives, coordinates the development, publication, and implementation of new regulatory actions for ETA, and disseminates sub-regulatory policies and evaluation reports. The Policy and Legislation Unit supports overall departmental policy priorities by coordinating and providing timely, quality responses to Congressional inquiries and oversight requests, overseeing ETA’s responsibilities for managing General Accountability Office (GAO) studies, and facilitating timely policy and technical review of Administration clearances from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

Responsibilities
Working in a fast-paced environment, which generally requires consultation with agency leadership, this position consists of the following duties: • Framing of policy and legislative proposals; • Analyzing legislation that may impact the agency; • Providing hearing support, including support for agency officials testifying before Congress, drafting testimony language, and drafting responses to Questions for the Record; • Coordinating critical cross agency activities, including Congressional inquiries, General Accountability Studies, Administration clearances and related matters; and • Coordinating international-related activities for the agency.

Travel Required
Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
13

Who May Apply
This job is open to…
U.S. Citizens; Interagency Career Transition Assistance Prog and Career Transition Assistance Prog eligibles in the local commuting area.

Also being advertised #MS-18- ETA-OPDR-023 for status applicants, Veterans Employment Opportunity Act & persons eligible under these non-competitive authorities: 30% or more compensably disabled veterans; persons w/disabilities (Schedule A); present/former Peace Corps (PC) personnel & former PC volunteers. To be considered for each, apply to BOTH jobs.

Questions? This job is open to 4 groups.

Job family (Series)
0140 Workforce Research And Analysis

Requirements

Requirements
Conditions of Employment
Requires a probationary period if the requirement has not been met.
U.S. Citizenship.
Appointment to this position may require a background investigation.
Must be at least 16 years of age.
Applicants must meet all legal and regulatory requirements. Reference the "Required Documents" section for additional requirements.

Qualifications
This position has an Individual Occupational Requirement (IOR), which is outlined below:

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:
All academic degrees and course work must be from accredited or pre-accredited institutions.

A. Degree that included at least 30 semester hours in one or a combination of the following: sociology, psychology, economics, political science, or allied social science subjects that are especially pertinent to knowledge and understanding of employment and training programs.

OR

B. Courses in a college or university consisting of 30 semester hours as described in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

Specialized Experience (for positions above GS-5 or equivalent)

Professional experience in studying, analyzing, and/or advising on the economic, social and/or psychological factors affecting employment and training problems. This experience must have required knowledge of one or more of the following:
Labor force dynamics, e.g., the population, economic, cultural, and political factors affecting employment and training problems; problems relating to labor force adjustment to automation and other technological change; the effects of collective bargaining agreements; and the impact on job content and educational and training requirements of a rapidly changing industrial environment.
The cultural, environmental, political, or sociological factors related to employability or employment, e.g., employment and training problems concerning specific ethnic groups, group imbalances, skill imbalances, patterns of discrimination, rural community life, etc.
The psychological aspects of employability such as individual differences, attitude formation, motivation, and factors affecting learning.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE :
GS-12
In addition to meeting the Individual Occupation Requirement outlined above, applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, GS-11, in the Federal Service. Examples of specialized experience, for this position, include:
Experience coordinating input from various agency stakeholders.
Experience analyzing policies in order to develop written material that accurately reflects the agency's priorities (e.g. inquiry responses, briefing materials, issue papers, memoranda, talking points, etc.);
Experience providing policy and legislative analysis on public workforce systems.
GS-13
In addition to meeting the Individual l Occupation Requirements, applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, GS-12, in the Federal Service. Examples of qualifying specialized experience, for this position, include:
Experience coordinating input from various agency stakeholders.
Experience analyzing policies in order to develop written materials that accurately reflects the agency's priorities (e.g. inquiry responses, briefing materials, budget documents, congressional hearing materials, issue papers, legislative feedback, memoranda, talking points, etc.)
Experience drafting policy and legislative analyses on public workforce systems; and
Experience making public presentations on various workforce development initiatives and programs.
Education
This position has a positive education requirement . You must submit academic transcripts demonstrating that you meet the qualifying educational requirements. If specific course work is required to fulfill the eligibility and/or minimum qualification requirements, you must supply transcripts from each academic institution in which the required courses were taken in order to receive credit for that course work. See the 'Qualifications and Evaluations' section of this announcement for more details.

If you do not submit sufficient academic documentation necessary to demonstrate that you meet the eligibility and minimum qualification requirements described in this announcement, your application will be deemed incomplete and you will be ineligible for further consideration for this vacancy.

College Transcript and Evaluation of Foreign Education - The Department of Labor does not recognize academic degrees from unauthorized secondary schools or post-secondary institutions that are not accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the Department of Education. Any applicant falsely claiming an academic degree from an accredited school will be subject to actions ranging from disqualification from federal employment to removal from federal service. If your education was completed at a foreign college or university, you must show comparability to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States and comparability to applicable minimum course work requirements for this position. Click Evaluation of Foreign Education for more information.

Additional information
The Department of Labor does not make unfavorable hiring decisions on the basis of an applicant's previous or current unemployment, or the fact that an applicant has experienced financial difficulty through no fault of his/her own and has undertaken good faith efforts to meet his/her financial obligations. Consideration is given to financial status in relation to appointments only where required by law, regulation, or Executive Order.

Refer to these links for more information: GENERAL INFORMATION , ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION , SELECTIVE SERVICE REGISTRATION , PROBATIONARY PERIOD , FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES

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

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.

Categories
Category A is best qualified.

Category B is well qualified.

Category C is minimally qualified.

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:

Technical Competence – Ability to research, analyze and evaluate public workforce development related data.

Communication – Expresses facts and ideas in writing in a succinct and organized manner; expresses information taking into account the audience and nature of the information.

Policy Analysis – Conducts probing, innovative analyses to assess impact taking into consideration the political and institutional environment in which policy and legislative alternatives are proposed.

Planning and Evaluation - Organizes work, sets priorities, coordinates with other organizations or parts of the organization to accomplish goals and monitors progress and reports status.

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 [B] or higher will be considered "well-qualified".

Click Application of Veterans Preference for Category Rating Jobs for more information.

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Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance
Other

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

Required Documents
The following documents must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on the vacancy closing date. Follow the instructions: click How To Submit Supplemental Documentation Document . 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
College Transcript and Evaluation of Foreign Education - The Department of Labor does not recognize academic degrees from unauthorized secondary schools or post-secondary institutions that are not accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the Department of Education. Any applicant falsely claiming an academic degree from an accredited school will be subject to actions ranging from disqualification from federal employment to removal from federal service. If your education was completed at a foreign college or university, you must show comparability to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States and comparability to applicable minimum course work requirements for this position. Click Evaluation of Foreign Education for more information.

  • 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.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
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 .

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.

Benefits

Benefits
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits .

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