The Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) serves the American workforce, DOL, and the Congress by providing independent and objective oversight of Departmental programs through audits and investigations, and by combating the influence of labor racketeering in the workplace.Learn more about this agency
We promote the effectiveness, efficiency, economy, and integrity of all DOL programs and operations, including those performed by its contractors and grantees. The OIG investigates violations of federal laws, rules, or regulations, as well as investigations of allegations of misconduct on the part of DOL employees. In addition, we conduct criminal investigations to combat the influence of labor racketeering and organized crime in the nation’s labor unions.
The OIG is headquartered in Washington D.C. and employs approximately 360 staff, including 34 field offices located throughout the country.
This position serves as Budget Officer for the Office of Inspector General, U.S. Department of Labor. The incumbent functions as Director in the Division of Budget and Financial Management and is responsible for providing leadership, direction, policy advice, technical assistance and related services concerning all aspects of budget formulation, justification, and execution. Directing OIG’s financial management responsibilities to include; providing expert advice on budget or planning matters related to program improvement. The Division is the focal point within the OIG in providing management, oversight and technical direction of OIG’s budget and financial management activities.
This position is at the full performance level.
This position is outside the bargaining unit.
No Relocation or Permanent Change of Station Incentives will be offered. No Recruitment Incentives will be offered.
This vacancy is limited to 50 applications and may close before the closing date listed here if that limit is reached.
Leads the planning and direction of the OIG’s budget and financial management programs to include serving as advisor to the Inspector General, Deputy Inspector General, and other senior executives on such matters.
Oversees preparation of all budget submissions to the Department, the Office of Management and Budget, and the Congress; including requests for supplemental appropriations, rescissions, deferrals, reprogramming, and other finding adjustments; coordinates and/or develops the presentations of all budget submissions.
Direct and oversees the OIG budget process including: long range planning, Government Performance and Results Modernization Act of 2010, and formulation. Ensures all budget activities are administered in accordance with Federal regulations and laws, OMB circular A-11, A-134, A-123, and other applicable guidance related to budget formulation in order to direct the budget process.
Represents the Department in all facets of the budget and appropriations processes. Represents the AIG/Deputy AIG at meetings with high-level Department officials, other Federal agency officials, and OMB and Congressional Appropriations Committee staffs to brief them on plans and progress in the various OIG programs or to respond to their inquiries. Maintains liaison with OIG program offices on budget and planning issues and problems. Represents the Department at conferences within and outside the Department of Labor.
Directs the development and implementation of a system of administrative controls over OIG financial and staffing resources to ensure the effective and efficient utilization of resources. This system will be in compliance with all relevant provisions of the Anti-Deficiency Act, Congressional appropriations, rules and regulations of the OMB, the Department of Treasury, GAO, and DOL.
Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required in support of OIG mission functions.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…Current/former Fed. employees w/ competitive/reinstatement eligibility; ICTAP/CTAP eligibles in local commuting area; Veterans' Employment Opportunity Act eligibles; persons eligible for these non-competitive authorities, 30% or > compensably disabled veterans; persons w/disabilities; present/former Peace Corps (PC) personnel & former PC volunteers.
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Conditions Of Employment
- Requires a background investigation. Requires U.S. citizenship.
- Subject to financial disclosure requirements.
- Requires 1 year supervisory probationary period, if not already met.
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. Reference the "Required Documents" section for additional requirements.
QualificationsApplicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, GS-14, in the Federal Service. The Specialized experience is evidence of developing budget formulation materials for submission to OMB and Congress; reviewing, analyzing, and guiding budget execution; preparing responses to OMB and Congressional inquiries; conducting
analyses of spending trends and progress towards budgetary objectives; and providing information, advice, and recommendations on complex budgetary matters to senior agency officials.
This position is at the full performance level.
This position is outside the bargaining unit.
This position will not be filled until the Department's Placement Assistance Programs have been fully utilized.
There is no substitution of education for the required specialized experience at the GS-15 level.
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
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, REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION, ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION, SELECTIVE SERVICE REGISTRATION, FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES
How You Will Be Evaluated
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 #23 and 26 to reflect that you are applying as an ICTAP/CTAP eligible and submit supporting documentation.
Evaluation Factors (Competencies) - All qualified applicants will be evaluated on the following key competencies:
Building Coalitions and Communications-Explains, advocates, and expresses facts and ideas to negotiate with or convince others to work toward common goals; develops a professional network with other organizations and effectively represents an organizational unit and its work to others.
Business Acumen-Acquires and administers human, financial, material, information, and resources in a manner that instills public trust and accomplishes the organization’s mission.
Leading Change-Develops and implements an organizational vision that integrates key national and/or program goals, priorities, values, and other factors; balances change and continuity while creating a work environment that encourages creative thinking and improved customer service and program performance.
Leading People-Designs and implements strategies that maximize employee potential and foster high ethical standards in meeting the organization’s vision, mission, and goals.
Results Driven-Makes timely and effective decisions and produces results through strategic planning, performance measurement, continuous improvement, and implementation and evaluation of programs and policies.
External and Organizational Awareness-Identifies and keeps up-to-date on key economic, political, and financial trends that affect the organization. Understands the organization’s mission and functions, which include strategic and operational goals, programs, policies, procedures, rules and regulations.
Knowledge of Budgeting and Financial Management-Knowledge of principles, practices, and techniques for planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating budget and financial management systems, processes, and procedures.
Knowledge of Federal Governmental Processes-Knowledge of Federal budget, appropriations, legislative, administrative, and other governmental processes.
Technology Application-Uses machines, tools, and technical equipment effectively.
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). 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.
To preview questions please click here.
Background checks and security clearance
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. 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:
- Most Recent SF-50 that indicates current grade, step, and competitive status* - All status candidates or reinstatement eligibles MUST submit.
* 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. Ensure you submit your most recent SF-50 indicating grade, step and competitive status to establish your eligibility for this position.
- Most recent performance appraisal/evaluation signed and dated within 18 months (or reason explaining why one cannot be provided) - applies to current and former Federal employees.
- If you do not have one, you must submit a statement explaining why one cannot be provided or you will not be considered for this position.
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 vs. Copy 1)
- 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 Compensably Disabled Veterans
(c) Former Peace Corps Volunteers or Current or Former Peace Corps Employees
- 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.
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.
Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
How to Apply
Follow the steps below to apply. Your application and ALL required supplemental documents must be received before the job closes – since this job has an application limit of 50 applications, it will close at 11:59 pm Eastern Time (ET) ON THE DATE THIS LIMIT IS REACHED or ON THE VACANCY CLOSING DATE, whichever OCCURS FIRST. If the job closes on the date the limit is reached, applicants will no longer be able to edit their applications. Paper applications and supplemental documents submitted in any other manner without prior approval from the vacancy contact will not be considered.
SAVE your information before the 30 MINUTE TIMEOUT! For help, go to https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/.
STEP 1 - Create USAJOBS Account on www.usajobs.gov, including Resume and Saved Documents
Your resume must provide sufficient information to substantiate your responses in the self-assessment vacancy questions. If not, HR may amend your responses to more accurately reflect the competency indicated by resume content. FOR EACH EMPLOYMENT PERIOD, include: start/end month & year and note full-time or part-time (if part-time, include # of hours worked per week); otherwise, your application may be considered incomplete.
STEP 2 - Complete the 1st part of the application process (USAJOBS)
Once you have identified a job on www.usajobs.gov that you wish to apply for, click on the title and click the Apply button . For questions about the vacancy, click the “Agency Contact Information” link. Click “Start Application” and proceed through 5 steps noted at the top of the USAJOBS page. You will be able to select a resume and documents from your USAJOBS Account that you can submit as a package as part of your DOL application. At Step 5, click “Continue to Agency Site”.
STEP 3 – Complete the 2nd part of the application process (DOL)
On the Department of Labor (DOL) page, create a DOL Account and click “APPLY TO THIS VACANCY”. Continue through the 7 progress steps noted at the top of the DOL page. The 3rd progress step is where you answer the vacancy specific questions. The 4th progress step is where you submit required documents (only if applicable to you) specified in the "Required Documents" section of this vacancy . Warning: BE SURE TO pull documents from your USAJOBS Account by clicking "U" UPLOAD icon under "Action". If you submit a document using the same document title, the 2nd submission will OVERWRITE the 1st submission.
STEP 4 – On the “Application Review” step, click “Submit Application”
The last “Confirmation” step will turn green noting that your application was submitted successfully.
STEP 5 - Edit Application as needed by 11:59 pm ET of Close Date by returning to USAJOBS and clicking the vacancy, then “Update Application”.
Agency contact information
AddressLabor, Office of Inspector General
200 Constitution Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20210
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Once your complete application is received, we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and refer candidates for selection consideration. Candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. You will be notified of the outcome. A selection is expected to be made within 30 calendar days from the issuance date of the certificate.
For instructions on how to check the status of your application, go to Step 7 on: Using DOORS and USAJOBS Help Guide. To sign up for Application Status Updates via email: Click Here for instructions.
Fair & Transparent
The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy And gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
Reasonable Accommodation Policy
Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
A reasonable accommodation is any change in the workplace or the way things are customarily done that provides an equal employment opportunity to an individual with a disability. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) must provide reasonable accommodations:
- An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
Legal and regulatory guidance
This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/458313300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.