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Job Title:  Supervisory Policy Advisor
Department:  Department Of Labor
Agency:  Office of Disability Employment Policy
Job Announcement Number:  DE-13-HRC-ODEP-035

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

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$123,758.00 to $155,500.00 / Per Year
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 to Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Full time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC Metro Area, DC, US
Open to all U.S. citizens. Also being advertised as job #MS-13-HRC-ODEP-035 for status & "Vet's Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA)" eligible applicants and the following non-competitive authorities: Vet's Recruitment Act (VRA) up to grade 11; Vets 30% or more compensable; persons w/disabilities; present/former Peace Corps personnel. To be considered for each, apply to BOTH jobs.


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 Division of Policy Development, Office of Deputy Assistant Secretary within the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP). The incumbent serves as a Senior Policy Advisor by providing expert policy and program analysis and recommendations relating to the employment of individuals with disabilities, particularly related to youth policy. The incumbent's analyses and recommendations may also apply to any of the programs administered by the Department of Labor or other federal government agencies, and programs of state, local, and private employers. Recommendations will include those relating to establishment and/or implementation of national disability policy, federal program policy and procedures, fiscal and economic policy related to employment, systems and operations concerns, social science research findings, program assessments and evaluation, legislative initiatives, and relevant judicial actions. This position is at the full performance level.


  • Appointment to this position may require a background investigation.
  • Requires a probationary period if the requirement has not been met.
  • U.S. Citizenship.
  • Must be at least 16 years of age.
  • All supporting documentation must be received by the closing date.


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As the Youth Team Supervisory Policy Advisor, participates with the Assistant Secretary, Deputy Assistant Secretary, and other policy officials to develop nationwide policies, plans, and programs which promote the employment of youth with disabilities. As a senior advisor, provides policy expertise and guidance to policy level staff, presents critical assessments and results of policy studies and analyses; and develops policy options, proposals, and recommendations for program implementation. Serves as a recognized authority on disability employment and youth with disabilities policy issues and defines, plans, conducts, and supervises the conduct of highly complex studies, projects, and analyses relating to the policy development functions of the Office. Assignments focus on the primary mission of the Office of Disability Employment Policy to increase employment opportunities for people with disabilities. Directs and manages the work of the Youth Team and initiates, plans, and supervises the activities and functions of the team. Establishes work groups within the team as necessary, defines short-term and long-range objectives and goals, monitors projects and programs to ensure that deadlines and goals are achieved, and ensures that program plans and work products focus on ODEP's core mission. Develops performance standards for subordinates; evaluates staff performance against goals and standards, and takes whatever action is necessary to ensure effective and efficient program implementation. Represents the Assistant Secretary and/or the Office of Disability Employment Policy in contacts within the Department, with officials in other Federal agencies, with Congress and key stakeholders in the public and private sectors. Coordinates assigned functions and programs with staff within and outside of the Department, explains the goals and mission of the Department's disability employment policy efforts and programs, and elicits support for cooperative ventures or partnerships. Utilizes a comprehensive knowledge of the requirements of the Government Performance Modernization Act and its application by DOL in its annual and long-term strategic performance planning. Uses a broad knowledge of the legislative requirements of the Workforce Investment Act, the Rehabilitation Act; titles II (Social Security), XVI (Supplemental Security), XIX (Medicaid) of the Social Security Act, and transition provisions of IDEA.


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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 experience which has equipped the applicant with the competencies necessary to successfully perform the duties of the position to be filled. Specifically, specialized experience is defined as: (1)documented knowledge of the legislative requirements of and experience with the implementation of the Workforce Investment Act, the Rehabilitation Act; titles II (Social Security), XVI (Supplemental Security), XIX (Medicaid) of the Social Security Act and the transition provisions of IDEA; (2)documented experience leading the development of policy (including legislative and regulatory recommendations, and various forms of policy guidance) designed to increase the hiring of people with disabilities, especially the hiring of youth with disabilities and (3) experience in the development of briefing and outreach materials related to transition of youth with disabilities. If interviewed, applicants may be asked to provide written examples of their work in the above areas of required specialized experience.

There is no educational requirement 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.


Applicants will be scored on a scale of 70 to 100 or ranked based on quality groups. They may or may not receive individual scores. Based on your answers to the Vacancy Specific Questions, an automated scoring system will be used to initially rate and rank your applications. Your self-determined rating, resume and supporting documentation will then be reviewed. All information that you provide may be verified by a review of the work experience and/or education as shown in the entirety of your application, by checking references and through other means, such as the interview process. Your evaluation may also include a review by a Human Resources Specialist or panel and may include other assessments such as an interview, a panel review, written test, writing sample, etc. The examining Human Resources Office (HRO) makes the final determination concerning applicant ratings. 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. 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 Core Questions #24 and 27 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: Technical Knowledge - Uses knowledge that is acquired through formal training or extensive on-the-job experience to perform ones job; works with, understands and evaluates technical information related to disability employment initiatives and programs; advises others on related issues. Strategic Thinking - Formulates effective strategies consistent with the business and competitive strategy of the organization in a global economy. Examines policy issues and strategic planning with a long term perspective. Determines objectives and sets priorities; anticipates potential threats or opportunities. Problem Solving for Policy Development - Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; conceives and implements demonstrations or research to validate desired policy direction; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations. Managing Human Resources - Plans, distributes, coordinates and monitors work assignments of others; evaluates work performance and provides feedback to others on their performance; ensures that staff are appropriately selected, utilized and developed and that they are tread in a fair and equitable manner. Leadership - inspires, motivates and guides others toward goal accomplishment; coaches, mentors, and challenges subordinates; adapts leadership styles to a variety of situations; models high standards of honesty, integrity, trust, openness, and respect for the individual by applying these values to daily behaviors. Team Building - Manages group processes; encourages and facilitates cooperation, pride, trust and group identity; fosters commitment and team spirit; works with others to achieve goals. Oral Communication - Expresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, and 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. 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, taking into account the audiences and nature of the information; produces written information, which may include technical material that is appropriate for the intended audience, including drafting of policy products.
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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.


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


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There are 5 steps 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!


The following documents must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on the vacancy closing date. Submit your documents by following the instructions provided in the "How to Apply" section or go to and click on "How To Submit Supplemental Documentation". The following documents are required from all applicants: - Most Recent SF-50 that indicates grade, step, and competitive status - All status candidates or reinstatement eligibles must submit;. - Most recent performance appraisal dated within 18 months (or reason explaining why one cannot be provided). The following documents are required if applicable: Displaced Employee Placement Documents - Only required if requesting priority consideration under ICTAP/CTAP Eligibility. - Special/Non-Competitive Appointing Authority Documents - Two specific appointments are noted below: - Applicants with disabilities (SCHEDULE A) applying under the area of consideration must submit proof of certification by counselors, State vocational rehabilitation agencies or the Veterans Administration. - Cover Letters are not mandatory and will not be used to verify experience, but may be submitted Applicants with disabilities


Gary Moyer
Phone: 202-693-7607
Fax: 000-000-0000
TDD: 202-693-7758
Agency Information:
Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy
200 Constitution Ave., NW
Washington, DC
Fax: 000-000-0000


Once your complete application is received, we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and determine your ranking. The most highly qualified 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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