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Job Title:Immigration Program Analyst

Department:Department Of Labor

Agency:Employment and Training Administration

Job Announcement Number:DE-13-ETA-039

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$89,033.00 to $115,742.00 / Per Year


Thursday, February 14, 2013 to Thursday, February 28, 2013




This position is Full-Time - This position is Permanent




1 vacancy - District Of Columbia County, DC, USView Map


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

This position is also being advertised as job #MS-13-ETA-039 for status &  VEOA eligible applicants and the following non-competitive authorities: Veterans' Recruitment Act (VRA) up to grade 11; Veterans 30% or more compensable; persons w/disabilities; present/former Peace Corps personnel and former Peace Corps volunteers.  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.

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

This position is located in the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Employment and Training Administration (ETA) Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC).  OFLC provides national leadership and policy guidance to carry out the responsibilities of the Secretary of Labor under the Immigration and Nationality Act, as amended, concerning foreign nationals seeking admission to the United States in order to work.  OFLC issues labor certifications, as appropriate, which may lead to U.S. employers being able to hire foreign workers temporarily or permanently to fill jobs essential to the economy when there are not sufficient U.S. workers who are able, willing, qualified, and available to perform the job.  OFLC directly administers the employment-based immigration programs for which it has responsibility through two National Processing Centers, provides prevailing wage determinations nationwide, and operates a national helpdesk to address public inquiries about foreign labor certification programs.


This position is for an Immigration Program Analyst within the Temporary Immigration Programs Division, functioning as an expert in various aspects of program assessment and analysis. It is established to analyze and advise management on the evaluation of the effectiveness of programs and operations and the productivity and efficiency of management.


  • U.S. Citizenship.
  • Requires a probationary period if the requirement has not been met.
  • Appointment to this position may require a background investigation.
  • All supplemental documents must be submitted by closing date of vacancy.


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The incumbent assists in the administration of the Temporary Immigration Programs, which is designed to ensure the admission of foreign workers in the United States will not adversely affect the job opportunities, wages, and working conditions of U.S. workers.  This includes providing system and management analysis for OFLC programs and providing information that will be used for making decisions on the administrative and programmatic aspects of this programs.


Works directly with varying levels of program analysts in the national office and at the national processing center to provide technical program assistance, conduct analysis and draft reports, research and resolve programmatic issues, and provide training on the regulation-based programs.  Analysis will include reviewing program data, drafting correspondence, articulating conclusions, and preparing briefing papers and oral presentations analyzing and evaluating the effectiveness of program operations in meeting established goals and objectives.


Program and operations analysis and evaluation (25%).

The incumbent develops procedures and systems for assessing the effectiveness of the TEMP programs and their management processes in order to analyze and evaluate on a quantitative/qualitative basis the effectiveness of line program operations in meeting established goals and objectives. The incumbent assists with the execution of investigative policies, practices, procedures, methodologies and techniques concerning cases of program violations by employers, agents and attorneys. 


Development and implementation of program/operations modifications (60%).

Assists in the administration of foreign labor certification programs in accordance with all applicable requirements.  Analyzes program requirements to develop program or administrative systems including the systems specifications, data gathering and analytical techniques, and systems evaluation methodology and works with the policy office to develop new or modified administrative program policies, regulations, goals, or objectives.  The incumbent analyzes management information requirements, and is responsive to requests for information about the foreign labor programs while increasing the program’s integrity to the extent feasible. Evaluates and advises on organization structures, methods, and procedures and assists the TEMP Program’s Office Chief in the development of standard operating procedures.


Development and presentation of training materials (15%).

Develops, analyzes, and evaluates new or modified program/management policies, procedures, regulations, goals, or objectives and develops and presents training materials as needed.  The incumbent has an in-depth understanding of all operational procedures and comprehensive knowledge of the program requirements.


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


Specialized experience is defined as being equipped with knowledge, skill and ability to do the work.  Examples of specialized experience include at least one year of experience working with immigration-related programs such as Foreign Labor Certification; experience that has required the daily application of complex immigration and/or other similar employment related federal agency regulations and policies; and experience analyzing and assessing the efficiency and effectiveness of immigration-related and/or similar program operations.


*Note: One or more additional assessment tools may be applied (e.g., a structured interview, panel review, written test, work sample, etc.)


Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review on OPM's website at

There is no education requirement.

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


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.


Category A--Best Qualified - 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--Well Qualified - Meets the basic qualification requirements for the vacancy and demonstrates satisfactory proficiency in the critical competencies required by this position.

Category C--Minimally Qualified- 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):

1.  Immigration-Related Program Knowledge-Knowledge of immigration-related government programs, OFLC program policy, immigration law, Immigration Neutrality Act (INA), permanent immigrant and temporary non-immigrant employment based programs in order to provide oversight, consultation and technical assistance to OFLC’s Perm and/or Term Labor programs.  Ability to perform non-routine assignments, develop and amend standard operating procedures and train others on complex immigration program knowledge.


2. Writing and Verbal Communication Skills - Ability to write consistent, accurate and clear complex correspondence such as final determination letters, memorandums, research briefs, FAQ’s, policy analysis findings for senior management and external customers. Ability to advise, train and present to varying audiences of senior level officials and staff members in a clear, effective and persuasive manner; ability to express information to individuals or groups effectively, and makes clear and convincing oral presentations.


3. Data Analysis and Analytical Skills - Ability to assess and analyze program operations in order to make recommendations to improve efficiency and effectiveness; runs and reviews reports on operations to make system changes and take actions as needed; use advanced features of databases and software applications such as Access and Excel to adjust, manipulate, report forecasts and/or projections and represent statistics and large sets of data; ability to automate repetitive reports and datasets with scripting and programming tools.


4. Strategic Analysis and Research Skills - Ability to evaluate and analyze outside sources of information including statistical findings such as those found in industry economic and census reports provided by other agencies and private organizations; Applies relevant outside research findings and factors when calculating external variables that could potentially impact program policy research and analysis.

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.


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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.  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, SELECTIVE SERVICE REGISTRATION, PROBATIONARY PERIOD, FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES


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Follow the 5 steps below to apply.  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, click How To Apply Detailed Instructions Document or How To Apply Video.  For help, refer to the Vacancy Contact in the "Questions about this job" section.  SAVE your information before the 60 MINUTE TIMEOUT!

STEP 1 - Create USAJOBS Account, including Resume and Saved Documents
Your resume must provide sufficient information to substantiate your responses in the self-assessment vacancy questions.  If not, the HRO may amend your responses to more accurately reflect the competency indicated by resume content.

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 by the close date.  For details: click How to Submit Supplemental Documentation Document or Submit Supplemental Documentation Video.  Warning: If you submit a document using the same document title, the 2nd submission will OVERWRITE the 1st submission.

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


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:

- 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

- 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.


Linda Walker
Phone: 202-693-2646
Fax: 000-000-0000
Agency Information:
Labor, Employment and Training Administration
200 Constitution Ave., NW
Rm. N4656
Washington , DC
Fax: 000-000-0000


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.

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