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Job Title:Program Analyst

Department:Department Of Labor

Agency:Employment and Training Administration

Job Announcement Number:DE-13-ATL-ETA/FLC-003-JH

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$71,901.00 to $93,470.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 to Wednesday, December 12, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0343-12

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-time - Term appt of 13 months that may be extended up to 4 years.

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

12

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Atlanta, GA, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

U.S. Citizens; ICTAP eligibles in the local commuting area.

JOB SUMMARY:

Opportunities are Open! Begin a challenging career with the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), and you will help shape the workforce of tomorrow. DOL offers rewarding opportunities to contribute to a noble mission; to serve and protect American workers, prepare them for new and better jobs, and to ensure the safety and fairness of American workplaces.

This position is located in the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration(ETA), the Office of Foreign Labor Certification, Atlanta National Processing Center, Atlanta, GA. 

The Office provides national leadership and policy to carry out the responsibilities of the Secretary of Labor under the Immigration and Nationality Act, as amended, concerning foreigners seeking admission to the United States in order to work.  

This position is at the full performance level.  

Applications for this vacancy will be accepted on-line by clicking the Apply Online button below.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship.
  • Requires a probationary period if the requirement has not been met.
  • Requires a security clearance.

DUTIES:

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This position is located in the Department of Labor (DOL), Employment and Training Administration (ETA), Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC), Atlanta National Processing Center (ANPC).  The OFLC provides national leadership and policy guidance to carry out the responsibilities of the Secretary of Labor under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), as amended, concerning foreign nationa.ls seeking admission to the United States to work.  The OFLC processes employer-filed labor certification applications through two National Processing Centers and one Prevailing Wage Center.  OFLC has primary responsibility for reviewing and processing employer requests for DOL certificatilon to temporarily or permanently hire foreign workers to fill jobs essential to the U.S. economy when there are not sufficient American workers able, willing, qualified, and available to perform the job.

Conducts detailed analyses of complex functions and work processes of broad administrative or technical programs and makes recommendations  for improvement in the effectiveness and efficiency of work operations. 

Reviews, analyzes, and resolves complex and controversial issues which arise from the processing of foreign labor certification applications in the Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC.)   Prepares letters or other correspondence related to foreign labor certification applications. 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level.

For the GS-12 level  -  52 weeks equivalent to the GS-11 level in the in the Federal Service.

Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the candidate with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and this is typically in or related to the position to be filled. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include: 

  • Researching, reviewing and interpreting organizational or agency, regulations, and procedures relative to a specific program. 
  • Providing recommendations to senior level supervisors in a wide variety of functions associated with the planning, direction and management of agency programs compliance, and administrative duties; such as assisting in the development, coordination and implementation of a comprehensive program administrative support to include; program performance, effectiveness, quality assurance, and accountability. 
  • Work processing Freedom of Information Act request, in accordance with 5 USC 552, as well as records management, and customer service functions, to include helpdesk/call-center customer service functions.


There is no substitution of education for experience for this position.

Applicants must meet time-in-grade and time-after-competitive-appointment requirements, as well as qualifications requirements, within 30 calendar days after the closing date of the vacancy announcement to be eligible for consideration for selection. Please reference the "Required Documents" section for additional requirements.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

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 - 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 (click Evaluation Tools for information):

All qualified applicants will be evaluated on the following key competencies: 

  • Information Management: Identifies a need for and knows where or how to gather information; organizes and maintains information or information management systems. 
  • Problem Solving: Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations. 
  • Technical Competence: 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.
  • Attention to Detail: Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail. 
  • Organizational Awareness: Knows the organization's mission and functions, and how its social, political, and technological systems work and operates effectively within them; this includes the programs, policies, procedures, rules, and regulations of the organization. 
  • 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. 
  • Written Communication: Recognizes or uses correct English grammar, punctuation, and spelling; communicates information (for example, facts, ideas, or messages) in a succinct and organized manner; produces written information, which may include technical material that is appropriate for the intended audience. 
  • Interpersonal Skills: Shows understanding, friendliness, courtesy, tact, empathy, cooperation, concern, and politeness to others; relates well to different people from varied backgrounds. 
  • 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. 
  • Problem Solving:  Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations. 
  • Self-Management:  Sets well-defined and realistic personal goals; displays a high level of initiative, effort, and commitment towards completing assignments in a timely manner; works with minimal supervision; is motivated to achieve; demonstrates responsible behavior. 
  • Teamwork:  Encourages and facilitates cooperation, pride, trust, and group identity; fosters commitment and team spirit; works with others to achieve goals. 
  • Manage and Organizes Information:  Knows the organization’s mission and functions, and how its social, political, and technological systems work and operates effectively within them; this includes the programs, policies, procedures, rules, and regulations of the organization.  Knowledge of planning, coordination, and execution of business functions, resource allocation, and production.
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 ELIGIBLES ONLY: If you are eligible for special priority selection under ICTAP, you must be well-qualified for the position to receive consideration.  ICTAP 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.
To preview questions please click here.


BENEFITS:

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The Department of Labor (DOL) offers a great benefit package to eligible employees. The benefit package includes but is not limited to health benefits, supplemental dental and vision plans, flexible spending accounts, 13 days paid sick leave per year, vacation leave and 10 paid holidays per year. We offer a variety of employee benefit options, a family-friendly work environment, a child care subsidy program, transit subsidy program, career assistance program, health services and fitness programs, access to LifeCare, a resource and referral service and more. Employees on Part-Time work schedules receive all of these benefits on a prorated basis. For a comprehensive site about all federal benefits, please refer to OPM. For specific DOL benefits information, please refer to DOL BENEFITS.

OTHER INFORMATION:

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor. Refer to these links for more information: GENERAL INFORMATION, ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION, SELECTIVE SERVICE REGISTRATION, FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES

HOW TO APPLY:

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Follow the 5 steps below to apply online to a Department of Labor (DOL) vacancy. Your application and ALL required supplemental documents must be received by 11:59 pm Eastern Time (ET) on the vacancy closing date to be considered. Paper applications and supplemental documents submitted in any other manner without prior approval from the vacancy contact will not be considered. For more details, reference How To Apply Detailed Instructions. For help, refer to the Vacancy Contact on the announcement in the "Questions about this job" section. Save your information before the 60 MINUTE TIMEOUT or risk losing your information! STEP 1 - Create USAJOBS Account, including Resume and Saved Documents It is essential that your resume provide sufficient information to substantiate your responses in the self-assessment vacancy questions. If your responses are not adequately substantiated by your resume, the HRO will amend your responses to more accurately reflect the level of competency that is indicated by the content of your resume. STEP 2 - Answer Vacancy Questions (DOORS) Click the Apply Online button, which is available when you search for a job on www.usajobs.gov, click on the title and proceed. STEP 3 - Submit Supplemental Documents Submit the required documents (only if applicable to you) specified in the "Required Documents" section of this vacancy by the close date. For details: click How to Submit Supplemental Documentation. If you submit a document using the same document title, the 2nd submission will OVERWRITE the 1st submission. To avoid this, submit documents (ex. undergraduate and graduate degree transcripts) as one document. STEP 4 - Review Application and click Finish Click here to submit an updated resume after initial application. STEP 5 - Edit Application as needed by 11:59 pm ET of Close Date

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 or Submit Supplemental Documentation Video.  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.

- 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 to be honorably discharged or released 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 ICTAP Eligibility.

- Applicants with disabilities who wish to claim eligibility under SCHEDULE A)  of the excepted service (persons with severe disabilities) must submit the following documentation from a licensed medical professional or other authorized entity:
(1) proof of disability; and
(2) certification of job readiness.
For more details, please see http://www.usajobs.gov/IndividualsWithDisabilities.

- Cover Letters are not mandatory and will not be used to verify experience, but may be submitted

- Peace Corps Document (if applicable) - Certification of satisfactory service from the Director of Peace Corps to receive consideration.

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.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Jaceta Harris
Phone: 404-302-5850
Fax: 000-000-0000
TDD: 800-347-8029
Email: Harris.Jaceta@dol.gov
Agency Information:
Labor, Employment and Training Administration
Sam Nunn Center
61 Forsyth Street SW
Rm 6B50
Atlanta, GA
30303
US
Fax: 000-000-0000

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

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.

To check the status of your application: Click here.  To sign up for Application Status Updates via email: Click Here.

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Job Announcement Number:

DE-13-ATL-ETA/FLC-003-JH

Control Number:

330886400