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Job Title:(PERM) Immigration Program Analyst

Department:Department Of Labor

Agency:Employment and Training Administration

Job Announcement Number:DE-13-ETA-045

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

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

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 to Wednesday, May 8, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0301-13

POSITION INFORMATION:

This position is Full-Time. - This is position is Permanent.

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

13

DUTY LOCATIONS:

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

WHO MAY APPLY:

U.S. Citizens; ICTAP/CTAP eligibles in the local commuting area. This position is also advertised as job #MS-13-ETA-045 for Current/former federal employees w/competitive/reinstatement eligibility; ICTAP/CTAP eligibles in local commuting area; VRA appointment (up to grade 11) & VEOA eligibles; 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.

JOB 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.

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 and the National Prevailing Wage Center.

This position is inside the bargaining unit.

The full performance of this position is GS-13.

No PCS expenses may be paid.

*A recruitment incentive may be offered in accordance with the Department of Labor's Personnel Regulation (DPR) Chapter 575.*

KEY REQUIREMENTS

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

DUTIES:

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The incumbent will support the National Program Manager of PERM Program Operations.  The incumbent works directly with varying levels of program analysts in the national office and at the national processing center to provide high-level PERM program operational and technical assistance to the national processing center.  Coordinates with OFLC Policy Division and ETA Legal Services to draft PERM operations guidance with regard to policy decisions.  Reviews and analyzes BALCA appeals and drafts protocol recommendations.  Conducts legal analysis, drafts reports, and researches and resolves programmatic issues, including tracking fraud.  Develops and conducts training on the statute, regulations and policy guidance related to the PERM program.  Reviews and analyzes PERM program data, articulates findings, prepares issue and decision papers, reviews and revises adjudication language, and drafts correspondence,.

Program and operations analysis and evaluation (25%).

The incumbent develops procedures and systems for assessing the effectiveness of the PERM program production units and their management processes in order to evaluate on a quantitative/qualitative basis the effectiveness of line program operations in meeting established goals and objectives.  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 PERM operational procedures and comprehensive knowledge of the program requirements.

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

Assists in the administration of foreign labor certification programs in accordance with all applicable requirements.  The incumbent considers, as well, management information requirements, stakeholder information needs and inquiries and program integrity information requirements. Evaluates and advises on organization structures, methods, and procedures and assists the PERM Program’s National Program Manager 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. 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, GS-12, in the Federal Service.

Examples of specialized experience includes 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 based federal agency regulations and policies; and experience analyzing and assessing the efficiency and effectiveness of immigration-related and/or similar program operations.


There are no educational requirements for this position.

Applicants must meet all legal and regulatory requirements.  Reference the "Required Documents" section for additional requirements.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

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.

Categories
Category A -

Best Qualified: Meets the specialized experience outlined in the announcement and demonstrates extensive experience in a same or similar job applying employment-based immigration-related program knowledge applicable to the administration of Foreign Labor Certification processes; served as a subject matter expert in a high production environment related to employment-based immigration-related programs; exhibited the ability to effectively write difficult administrative assignments on employment-related immigration; and independently analyzed complex employment-based immigration-related program data used for the candidate’s own oral presentations and written correspondence to employees, senior level officials, and external clients about program information, program outcomes, recommendations and action plans.

Category B -Well Qualified: Meets the specialized experience outlined in the announcement and demonstrates moderate experience in a same or similar job applying employment-based immigration-related program knowledge applicable to the administration of Foreign Labor Certification processes; served as a subject matter expert in a high production environment related to employment-based immigration-related programs; exhibited the ability to effectively write difficult administrative assignments on employment-related immigration; and independently analyzed complex employment-based immigration-related program data used for the candidate’s own oral presentations and written correspondence to employees, senior level officials, and external clients about program information, program outcomes, recommendations and action plans.

Category C -Minimally Qualified: Meets the specialized experience outlined in the announcement and demonstrates limited experience in a same or similar job applying employment-based immigration-related program knowledge applicable to the administration of Foreign Labor Certification processes; served as a subject matter expert in a high production environment related to employment-based immigration-related programs; exhibited the ability to effectively write difficult administrative assignments on employment-related immigration; and independently analyzed complex employment-based immigration-related program data used for the candidate’s own oral presentations and written correspondence to employees, senior level officials, and external clients about program information, program outcomes, recommendations and action plans. 

 

Evaluation Factors (Competencies) - All qualified applicants will be evaluated on the following key competencies (click Evaluation Tools for information):
1. Program Knowledge-Knowledge of employment-based immigration-related government programs such as Foreign Labor Certification (FLC), FLC program policy, employment-based immigration law, Immigration Nationality Act (INA), permanent and temporary non-immigration employment based programs.  Employment-based immigration-related knowledge must be sufficient to provide non-routine assignments, develop and amend standard operating procedures and provide training to other employees.

2. Writing and Oral Communication Skills-Ability to write consistent, accurate and clear routine correspondence such as requests for information, memorandums, policy analysis , research briefs, FAQ’s, and SOP’s for senior management and external customers.  Ability to advise, train and present to OFLC staff, contractors, and project managers on knowledge areas; Expresses information to individuals or groups effectively, makes clear and convincing oral presentations.

3. Policy and Guidance Interpretation Skills-Ability to interpret program requirements, regulations, policy statements, and other similar guidelines and information material.

4. Research Skills-Ability to evaluate and analyze outside sources of information including those found in industry economic and census reports provided by other agencies and private organizations; applies relevant outside research findings and factors when reviewing prevailing wage requests.

5. Multitasking and Prioritization Skills-Ability to effectively manage a high volume of workload in a high paced production environment; ability to work independently in a production environment to reach individual goals and assist a team in meeting organizational goals and metrics.

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 A will be considered "well-qualified".

Click Application of Veterans Preference for Category Rating Jobs for more information.

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

 


To preview questions please click here.


BENEFITS:

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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.

OTHER INFORMATION:

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, FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES

HOW TO APPLY:

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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 www.usajobs.gov, 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


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

 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. The following documents are required from ALL applicants: The following documents are required from ALL applicants:

- 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: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/hire/hrp/vetguide/index.aspx

- Displaced Employee Placement Documents - Only required if requesting priority consideration under CTAP or ICTAP eligibility.

- Cover Letters are not mandatory and will not be used to verify experience, but may be submitted

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.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Linda Walker
Phone: 202-693-2646
Fax: 000-000-0000
Email: walker.lindag@dol.gov
Agency Information:
Labor, Employment and Training Administration
200 Constitution Ave., NW
Rm. N4656
Washington , DC
20210
US
Fax: 000-000-0000

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

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.

To check the status of your application: Click here.  To sign up for Application Status Updates via email: Click Here.

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Job Announcement Number:

DE-13-ETA-045

Control Number:

339618000