Job Overview

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.

The Department of Labor values its customers. Every DOL employee is responsible for delivering good customer service through accurate, courteous, efficient and effective transactions.

The mission of the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Workers Compensation Programs (OWCP) is to protect the interests of workers who are injured or become ill on the job, their families and their employers by making timely, appropriate, and accurate decisions on claims, providing prompt payment of benefits and helping injured workers return to gainful work as early as is feasible.

Duties

The Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP) administers four major Federal workers' compensation programs under various acts: the Federal Employees' Compensation Act, as amended (FECA); the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act as extended (LHWCA); the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977, as amended (Black Lung program); and the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Act, as amended (EEOICA).

The incumbent of this position serves as Regional Director for OWCP in any of the OWCP regions administering both the FECA and the EEOICA benefit programs and is responsible for administering all OWCP programs assigned to the region. As Regional Director, the incumbent provides executive leadership in planning, directing, carrying out, and assessing the benefit programs administered in the Region which affect the welfare and well being of thousands of claimants within the regional jurisdiction. In addition, the incumbent: (1) represents OWCP with various Departmental, Federal and State agencies, and private industry; (2) develops Regional Office programmatic policies and strategies; (3) develops and justifies requests for staffing and financial resources, determines the appropriate allocation of these resources based on strategic and operational plans and priorities, and is accountable for their use; (4) participates as a member of the OWCP Executive staff in the formulation of the OWCP policies, plans, goals, positions, and program directions; (5) is accountable for the Region's performance against strategic, operating plan, and operational plan goals and targets, and (6) chairs and participates in executive-level, policy-making intra-agency, and intergovernmental task groups and committees.