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Job Title:Regional Director - Pacific Region

Department:Department Of Labor

Agency:Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs

Job Announcement Number:DOL-SES-OFCCP-13-08

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

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$119,554.00 to $179,700.00 / Per Year


Thursday, March 14, 2013 to Monday, April 15, 2013




Full-Time - Permanent


1 vacancy in the following location:
San Francisco, CA, 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.


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 Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) is a civil rights agency at the U.S. Department of Labor that enforces both the non-discrimination and affirmative action requirements of federal contractors and subcontractors.  OFCCP's mission is to protect workers, promote diversity and enforce the laws which mandate that companies which do business with taxpayers provide equal employment opportunity on the bases of sex, race, color, national origin, religion, disability and status as a protected veteran.   


  • 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 Director (RD) for the Pacific Region will report to the Director of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) and lead the agency’s enforcement and outreach efforts in eight states (Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Washington) and three U.S. territories (American Samoa, the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, Guam). The RD will manage a team of approximately 110 employees located in the regional headquarters and in eleven district/field offices across the region.

The RD will exercise broad, delegated program and administrative authority in determinations relative to OFCCP functions in the region.

The incumbent will ensure appropriate program emphasis and accomplishment of priorities in relationship to overall regional objectives.

OFCCP enforces three laws:  Executive Order 11246, as amended; Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended; and 38 USC 2012 of the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974. The RD must assure that violations of the laws are addressed properly and in a timely manner by either obtaining appropriate remedies for the affected workers (e.g. back wages, interest, benefits, salary adjustments, job opportunities, injunctive relief, etc.) or by referring cases to the Solicitor of Labor with enforcement recommendations that are well-documented and meet the highest legal and policy standards for quality of content.

The incumbent will ensure that OFCCP’s investigations and compliance reviews are thorough and fair, that they are conducted in a manner that is consistent with national office policies and procedures.

The RD will be responsible for managing the budget and continually evaluating operating costs involved in the operations of the region. The incumbent will have certain spending authorities within the region and will be responsible for measuring the value of equipment purchases, hiring, promotions, travel and other costs to assure highly economical and efficient operations.

The RD will work with OFCCP National Office leadership on the formulation of new or revised OFCCP policies and directives affecting the operations of the agency. The incumbent will make recommendations based on operational analyses of field programs and on personal observations of trends taking place in the region.

The RD will assure awareness by affected parties of their responsibilities and obligations under the laws enforced by OFCCP, including their provisions and the procedural requirements that must be followed to fulfill them. This includes managing an active public education and stakeholder outreach program.

The incumbent will direct, administer and coordinate OFCCP’s compliance and technical assistance programs to promote voluntary compliance with the laws enforced by the agency.

The RD will provide leadership and guidance in developing and maintaining relationships with community-based organizations, civil rights groups, labor unions, advocacy and civic participation groups, businesses and other relevant stakeholders.

The incumbent will work with the communications and outreach team in OFCCP’s national office to develop and implement strategies to ensure effective media and public relations in the region.

The RD will help plan and execute regional events and provide support for programs organized by the OFCCP national office, other DOL agencies and other federal agencies that have programs in the region related to or affecting OFCCP (e.g. Employment and Training Administration, Women’s Bureau, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, General Services Administration, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission etc).

The RD will work with DOL’s Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs to develop and maintain contacts with federal, state, and local government officials within the region and will coordinate collaborative efforts among governmental agencies on issues relating to equal employment opportunity.


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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 MTQs MUST not exceed 6 pages; 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 ECQs 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. MTQs are: 1.  An in depth understanding and current awareness of civil rights or other worker rights and worker protection principles and of programs and laws designed to effect these principles in the workplace.  2.  Demonstrated experience in executing programs or policies designed to protect workers including addressing discrimination issues.  3.  Demonstrated knowledge and ability to oversee programs of a complex or multi-faceted nature.  

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 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 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)


Sherry Mahoney
Phone: 202-693-7800
Fax: 202-693-7705
TDD: 202-693-7758
Agency Information:
Labor, Ofc of Federal Contract Compliance Programs
200 Constitution Ave., NW
Room N-2453
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/former career 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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