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Department:  Department Of Labor
Agency:  Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs
Job Announcement Number:  DOL-SES-OWCP-13-05

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$119,554.00 to $179,700.00 / Per Year
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 to Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Full-Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Dallas, TX, USView Map
Open to all groups of qualified individuals. SES Candidate Development Program graduates with noncompetitive eligibility may apply for noncompetitive consideration for this position.


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.


  • Subject to financial disclosure requirements.
  • Subject to a full-field security background investigation.
  • Must complete 1 year SES probationary period, if not previously completed.
  • Subject to drug test prior to and during appointment..


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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.


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Candidates must possess technical and management experience and have developed the knowledge and skills required for effective performance of the specific duties of the position. Candidates must have had experience at a major management level (normally equivalent to the GS-15 level in the federal service). All applicants MUST separately address each of the Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs) and Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) when applying on line. Responses to ECQs MUST not exceed 10 pages. For additional guidance, applicants may visit the Office Of Personnel Management's Guide to Senior Executive Service Qualifications located at Applicants are encouraged to follow the Challenge, Context, Action, and Result model outlined in the guide. Current/Former Career SES or SES Candidate Development Program graduates who have been certified by OPM MUST address the MTQ's, but need not address the ECQs. In order to successfully complete the online application process you MUST input the term, "noncompetitive eligible" in the text boxes for each of the ECQs. You MUST submit a Standard Form 50 that documents your SES Career appointment or a copy of your OPM approved SES Candidate Development Program certificate.

EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs): 1. Leading Change: This core qualification involves the ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment. 2. Leading People: This core qualification involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts. 3. Results Driven: This core qualification involves the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks. 4. Business Acumen: This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically. 5. Building Coalitions: This core qualification involves the ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.

MANDATORY TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS (MTQs): In addition to the ECQ's above, qualified applicants must possess the following four (4) technical qualifications which represent the experience required to perform the duties of this position. Proficiency in these technical qualifications MUST be clearly evident in your application. MTQ's include: 1. Demonstrated proficiency with running large, multi-faceted organizations, preferably as a lead operations manager, and the proven ability to manage a diverse workforce and diverse customer base. Because of OWCP's unique composition, applicants must be able to demonstrate the ability to effectively multi-task and manage a complicated set of programs. 2. Demonstrated working knowledge of Federal Employee's Compensation Act, the Energy Employees, Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act, and related laws administered and enforced by OWCP. Depending on the Region, working knowledge of the Black Lung and Longshore Acts is desirable. 3. Demonstrated effectiveness in leading large workforces in meeting detailed operational targets and in adjusting work processes when performance falters in order to achieve operating plan goals including customer service requirements. 4. Demonstrated understanding of medical and rehabilitation issues as they relate to social insurance programs.

The Department of Labor does not recognize academic degrees from schools that are not accredited by an accrediting institution 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.


Candidates will be evaluated based upon their qualifications. In addition, applicants will be evaluated based upon their responses to the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs).
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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, and flexible spending accounts. We offer a variety of employee benefit options, a family-friendly work environment, transit subsidy program, career assistance program, health services and fitness programs, access to LifeCare, a resource and referral service and more. Members of the Senior Executive Service accrue eight (8) hours of annual leave and four (4) hours of sick leave per pay period. For a comprehensive site about all federal benefits, please refer to OPM. For specific DOL benefits information, please refer to DOL BENEFITS.



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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 application and Saved Documents It is essential that your application provide sufficient information to substantiate your responses to the MTQs and ECQs listed in the vacancy announcement. STEP 2 - Answer Vacancy Questions (DOORS) Click the Apply Online button, which is available when you search for a job on, 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. 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 STEP 5 - Edit Application as needed by 11:59 pm ET of Close Date


1. SF-50 documentation of career SES appointment or other Federal appointment (if applicable) 2. Certificate of completion of OPM certified SES candidate program (if applicable) 3. Copy of most recent performance appraisal (optional)


Geneva Keyes
Phone: 202-693-7800
Fax: 202-693-7705
Agency Information:
Labor, Ofc of Workers' Compensation Programs
200 Constitution Ave., NW
Washington, DC
Fax: 202-693-7705


The Office of Executive Resources will review all applications to determine if applicants meet the mandatory technical qualifications of this position and the SES ECQs. Those who meet the qualifications will be referred to a panel of SES members for rating and ranking to determine the "best qualified" candidates. The panel will make a recommendation to the selecting official about the top candidates that he/she should interview. Once a selection is made, the selectee's application will be forwarded to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) for approval by an OPM independent Qualifications Review Board, unless the selectee is a current SES executive or has successfully participated in an OPM approved SES Candidate Development Program. To check the status of your application: Click here. To sign up for Application Status Updates via email: Click Here.

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