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  1. Overview
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  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Veterans' Employment Representative

Department:Department Of Labor

Agency:Veterans Employment and Training Services

Job Announcement Number:DE-13-SF-VETS-055

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$50,790.00 to $95,750.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, May 06, 2013 to Monday, May 20, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0301-09/12

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

12

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Sacramento, CAView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

U.S. Citizens; ICTAP and CTAP eligibles in the local commuting area.
Applications for this vacancy will be accepted on-line by clicking the Apply Online button.

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.

DOL seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees’ differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse customers we serve. DOL fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration, flexibility and fairness so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential.
This position is located in the Department of Labor, Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS), Sacramento, CA.  For additional information on VETS, click here: http://www.dol.gov/vets/.  VETS  is seeking a dynamic leader who possesses the following strengths and attributes: 1) visionary thinker, 2) proactive self-starter and multi-tasker, 3) strong execution and analytical skills, 4) track record of program management success and ability to meet deadlines, and 5) strong oral and written communication skills.  Connections to Sacramento's business and nonprofit communities would be very beneficial.  If you feel you possess all of these qualities, then this may be the opportunity to begin an exciting, challenging career in service to our veterans!
Salary ranges:
GS-09: $50,790 to $66,022 per annum
GS-11: $61,451 to $79,883 per annum
GS-12: $73,655 to $95,750 per annum
For Salary information go to:
http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/salaries-wages/2013/general-schedule/
Relocation costs will not be paid.
At least one (1) position may be filled. If additional vacancies become available, additional selections may be made.
The full performance level of this position is GS-12.
This position is inside the bargaining unit.
This position is also being advertised under job opportunity announcement Number MS-13-SF-VETS-034 for status applicants, i.e., current or former career or career-conditional federal employees and individuals eligible under special appointing authorities.  To receive consideration for both announcements, you must complete the application process for each announcement separately.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship.
  • Requires a valid drivers license.
  • Requires a probationary period if the requirement has not been met.
  • Subject to intermittent travel.

DUTIES:

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The duties of Veterans' Employment Representative at the GS-9 include:

Reviews programs and services provided to veterans through local State Workforce Agency (SWA) Jobs for Veterans State Grant (JVSG) and associated American Job Centers (AJC); monitors job development and job advancement activities for eligible veterans through on-site validations of SWA AJC’s, Department of Labor Employment Workshops (DOLEW) and Competitive Grantees; provides limited technical assistance and program advice to; Grantees, federal, state programs; participates as a team member to monitor and evaluate various grants programs; provides compliance investigations and limited technical assistance to  veterans and employers; and conducts outreach to agencies for job training and placement of veterans.

The duties of Veterans' Employment Representative at the GS-11 include all duties at the GS-9 level to include:

Monitors programs and services provided to veterans through local State Workforce Agency (SWA); evaluates performance of approved Competitive Grant contracts; identifies deficiencies and noncompliance problems; provides technical guidance and assistance to state agencies, contractors, sponsors and other deliverers of services to veterans; encourages cooperative and compliance with law and regulations; provides compliance investigations and technical assistance to veterans and employers; locates violations and contacts employer(s) to explain violations of law and negotiates for compliance actions.

The duties of Veterans' Employment Representative at the GS-12 include: Provides program leadership in developing, organizing, and coordinating efforts and actions to improve and expand job training, search, placement, and employment counseling opportunities for veterans and other eligible persons; provides recommendations in developing statewide policy procedures and implementation; provides technical guidance and training to SWA’s on JVSG; monitors and provides guidance regarding grants for Local Veterans' Employment Representative (LVER), the Disabled Veterans' Outreach Program (DVOP) and Title IV of the Job Training Partnership Act; evaluates grantees compliance with statutory requirements, agency policy and approved grant documents; conducts in depth compliance review of employers in accordance with Title IV-C, section 2012, chapter 42, Title 38 USC; identifies and documents violations and provides technical assistance to bring groups into compliance; outreach and promotes cooperative relationship to various organizations.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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For GS-09:  Applicants must possess one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-7) or two (2) full years of full-time graduate education or a master's or equivalent graduate degree (such as an LL.B. or J.D.).

Specialized Experience is experience that has equipped the candidate with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and is typically in or related to the work being performed.  Examples of qualifying specialized experience include participating with higher level staff/specialist in reviewing and evaluating employment and job service program operations; experience securing and maintaining current job market information pertaining to the various types of available employment and training opportunities for eligible veterans; experience in other related work concerning employment of veterans. Experience must demonstrate ability to speak fluently and to write clearly with few grammar and spelling errors.
For GS-11:  Applicant must possess one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-9) OR a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or three (3) full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related.

Specialized experience is experience for this grade level include monitoring and evaluating programs and services provided to veterans through local State Workforce Agency; experience as a subject matter expert on matters affecting employment opportunities for veterans and other eligibles; work experience involving promoting cooperative relationships with veterans' organizations at all jurisdictional levels. Experience must demonstrate ability to speak concisely and to write clearly with no grammar and spelling errors.

For GS-12:  Applicants must possess one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-11).  Examples of qualifying specialized experience for this grade level include experience monitoring and evaluating programs and services provided to veterans through local State workforce Agency; experience as a subject matter expert on matters affecting employment opportunities for veterans and other eligibles; work experience involving promoting cooperative relationships with veterans' organizations at all jurisdictional levels. Experience must demonstrate ability to speak concisely and to write clearly with no grammar and spelling errors. There is no substitution of education for experience at the GS-12 level.

Graduate Education: To be creditable, the education must have
been completed at an accredited college or university (or law
school). Such education must be related to the position being filled and demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work.  Related disciplines include, but are not limited to, business administration, public administration, law, finance, and economics.
Combining Experience and Education: Combinations of successfully
completed education and experience may be used to meet the required
experience requirements. 


If you wish use your education as a basis for meeting the eligibility and/or minimum qualification requirements for this position, you must submit academic transcripts demonstrating that you meet the qualifying educational requirements.  If specific course work is required to fulfill the eligibility and/or minimum qualification requirements, you must supply transcripts from each academic institution in which the required courses were taken in order to receive credit for that course work.  See the Qualifications and Evaluations section of this announcement for more details.

If you do not submit sufficient academic documentation necessary to demonstrate that you meet the eligibility and minimum qualification requirements described in this announcement, your application will be deemed incomplete and you will be ineligible for further consideration for this vacancy.
College Transcript and Evaluation of Foreign Education - The Department of Labor does not recognize academic degrees from unauthorized secondary schools or post-secondary institutions that are not accredited by an accrediting body 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. If your education was completed at a foreign college or university, you must show comparability to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States and comparability to applicable minimum course work requirements for this position.   Click Evaluation of Foreign Education for more information.

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

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

- 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 http://www.usajobs.gov/IndividualsWithDisabilities.
- 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.

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
- Meets the basic qualification requirements for the vacancy announcement and has successful experience in the same or similar job that has demonstrated superior proficiency in applying knowledge, skill, and ability in the critical competencies for this position to work of increased levels of difficulty and complexity.
Category B - Meets the basic qualification requirements for the vacancy announcement and demonstrates satisfactory proficiency in the critical competencies for this position. 
Category C - Meets the specialized experience outlined in the minimum qualifications requirements section of the vacancy announcement and demonstrates proficiency in the basic competencies required for this position.
Evaluation Factors (Competencies) - All qualified applicants will be evaluated on the following key competencies (click Evaluation Tools for information):
Customer Service: Works with clients and customers (that is, any individuals who use or receive the services or products that your work unit produces, including the general public, individuals who work in the agency, other agencies, or organizations outside the Government) to assess their needs, provide information or assistance, resolve their problems, or satisfy their expectations; knows about available products and services; is committed to providing quality products and services.
Oral Communication: Expresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately.

Problem Solving: Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.

Writing: Recognizes or uses correct English grammar, punctuation, and spelling; communicates information (for example, facts, ideas, or messages) in a succinct and organized manner; produces written information, which may include technical material, that is appropriate for the intended audience.

Oversight, Compliance and Technical Assistance: Developing plans, providing assistance, providing oversight (such as tracking, analyzing, monitoring, reporting) to promote program improvement and successful outcomes.

Self-Management: Sets well-defined and realistic personal goals; displays a high level of initiative, effort, and commitment towards completing assignments in a timely manner; works with minimal supervision; is motivated to achieve; demonstrates responsible behavior.
Influencing/Negotiating: Persuades others to accept recommendations, cooperate, or change their behavior; works with others towards an agreement; when appropriate, negotiates to find mutually acceptable solutions.
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.

Please refer to OPM's Fact sheet for tips on putting your best foot forward on a federal resume. Click Ten Tips.

 


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 (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Refer to these links for more information: GENERAL INFORMATION, REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION, ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION, SELECTIVE SERVICE REGISTRATION, PROBATIONARY PERIOD, 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 .  For help, refer to the Vacancy Contact in the "Questions about this job" section.  SAVE your information before the 30 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.  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.  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: 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:

Annie Tran
Phone: 415-625-2401
Fax: 000-000-0000
TDD: 866-377-8642
Email: fed-jobs-san@dol.gov
Agency Information:
Labor, Veterans Employment and Training Service
90 Seventh Street, Ste 12-300
San Francisco, CA
94103
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.

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Job Announcement Number:

DE-13-SF-VETS-055

Control Number:

342981800