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Job Title:Regional Administrator

Department:Department Of Labor

Agency:Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Job Announcement Number:DOL-SES-OSHA-13-06A

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 29, 2013 to Friday, March 01, 2013




Full-Time - Permanent


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


Open to all groups of qualified candidates. SES Candidate Development Program graduates with noncompetitive eligibility may apply for noncompetitive consideration for this position.

Vacancy Announcement DOL-SES-OSHA-13-06 was cancelled. Therefore, all applicants who applied under that announcement will need to reapply under this Vacancy Announcement.



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. Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Regional Offices are to ensure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women; serve as a principle point of contact between the OSHA and cognizant labor, industrial, business, State government, local and public interest sectors in the identification, explanation, and defense of Occupational Health and Safety programs, and in their implementation; as well as, provide technical and programmatic assistance on specific operational problems; and ensure the efficient and effective management and direction of Regional administrative and program efforts.


  • Subject to a security background investigation.
  • Subject to financial disclosure requirements.
  • 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 Regional Administrator provides leadership and direction in the planning, programming, executing, controlling and evaluating the administrative and technical aspects of OSHA activities within the Regional sphere of influence, including the substantive operation programs for: inspection and compliance; develops a balanced and integrated program of management and execution of the above mentioned programs, which are procedurally and substantively complex and involve sensitive and controversial missions and goals, to assure that the benefits prescribed by the Act are afforded by all workers in the Region; and provides continuing awareness, education and training programs for Regional and Area Office managers and staff, Federal sector managers and staff and employers, employees and other interested parties in the private sector, to increase professional competency and promote better understanding and acceptance of, and voluntary compliance with, OSHA programs.


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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 three (3) 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.  Experience in leading, directing and understanding relationships which exist between OSHA, State and local government, trade associations, unions and private industry.  2.  Knowledge of safety and health programs gained through extensive practical experience and education that enable the incumbent to direct a comprehensive program of construction occupational safety and health. 3. Ability to direct, administer, and oversee aspects of safety engineering, safety management, or industrial hygiene, or a combination of directly related functions in a managerial capacity.

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 must have a broad background in the administrative or managerial aspects of safety engineering, safety management or industrial hygiene or a combination of directly related functions or comparable work, which has demonstrated abilities of the candidate to perform the duties of the position. Candidates must demonstrate managerial ability or potential to perform in a managerial capacity at a senior management level (normally equivalent to the GS-15 level in the Federal service).


Candidates will be evaluated based upon their qualifications. In addition, applicants will be evaluated based upon their responses to the Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs) and Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs).
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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 Resume and Saved Documents It is essential that your resume 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)


Sherry Mahoney
Phone: 202-693-7800
Fax: 202-693-7705
TDD: 202-693-7758
Agency Information:
Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Admin
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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