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Job Title:  Deputy Regional Administrator
Department:  Department Of Labor
Agency:  Veterans Employment and Training Services
Job Announcement Number:  DE-13-HRC-VETS-207

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$105,211.00 to $136,771.00 / Per Year
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 to Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Full Time - Permanent
4 vacancies in the following location(s):
Atlanta, GA, USView Map
Boston, MA, USView Map
Philadelphia, PA, USView Map
Dallas, TX, USView Map
U.S. Citizens; ICTAP and CTAP eligibles in the local commuting area.


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.

The Department of Labor (DOL) fosters and promotes the welfare of job seekers, wage earners and retirees of the United States.  To assist the department in carrying out this mission with respect to the employment and training of veterans of the Armed Forces, the Assistant Secretary for Veterans' Employment and Training (ASVET) serves as the principal advisor to the Secretary of Labor on veterans' employment and training issues, and formulates and implements all Departmental polices and program designed to:  provide veterans' employment and training services; operate an effective transition assistance program for active duty, Reserve, and National Guard service members; protect and advance reemployment rights of veterans and members of the Armed Forces, ensure proper veterans employment emphasis under Federal contracts; assist veterans in obtaining their right to preference in employment from Federal agencies; and ensure that veterans receive their legislatively mandated rights and benefits in all other Departmental employment, unemployment and training programs.

This position description covers the six employees in the six DOL Regional Offices who act as Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS) Deputy Regional Administrators (DRAVETs) in planning, directing, coordinating and evaluating the promotion, operation and implementation of all aspects of veterans' employment, reemployment and training programs and services within a DOL region.  Each of the positions supervise a large staff including Regional Office staff, State Directors and Assistant Directors, as well as state-based Veterans' Employment Specialists and Veterans' Program Specialists, in the states that comprise a region.  The subject positions report to the VETS Regional Administrator.


  • U.S. Citizenship.
  • Appointment to this position may require a background investigation.
  • Requires a supervisory probationary period.
  • Must be at least 16 years of age.
  • Requires applicable supplemental documents or you will be found ineligible.
  • Relocation expenses will not paid.


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DRAVETs support their RAVETs in overseeing and directing such significant regional program activities as 1) management and administration of formula grants to each state under the Jobs for Veterans State Grants program that supports employees of state agencies that assist veterans to find or prepare for employment or that engage local businesses to hire veterans; 2) management and administration of competitive grants such as under the Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Project (HVRP) that improve the readiness of veterans to enter employment; 3) management and administration of the Transition Assistance Program (TAP) Employment Workshops to prepare personnel that are separating from the Armed Forces to enter the civilian job market; 4) investigating, mediating, and referring complaints to the Department of Justice or Office of Special Counsel to enforce the responsibilities and rights of veterans under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) and the Veterans’ Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA); 5) participating in the development and implementation of national employment and training initiatives and special emphasis projects addressing the needs of special groups of veterans; 6) implementing National Office guidance on marketing strategies to employers, veterans and service members at the regional and state level; and 7) coordinating the processing of noncompliance complaints against Federal contractors and subcontractors under the Federal Contractors program.

Duties are significantly accomplished through the effective supervision of Regional Office staff as well as the subordinate DVETs for each state within the Region.  Incumbent ensures that subordinate staff are effectively trained to support the Regional Administrator in carrying out the regional program activities described above.

DRAVETs support the RAVETs in monitoring the effectiveness and performance of all VETS and VETS-supported program activities in the region and act to correct deficiencies or improve their effectiveness and efficiency.   Continually evaluates regional VETS programs and activities to ensure their compliance with Federal law, regulations, policies and program procedures, and their ability to meet performance goals and target indicators.  Develops and administers resource implementation plans, including regional budget plans, to accomplish regional goals in support of VETS performance budget. Incumbent establishes systems and methods to ensure proper resource management for assigned regional activities.

Under the direction of the RAVET, collaboratively and proactively engages counterparts from other Federal, State, and local agencies, senior officers from military bases and facilities within the region, as well as major employers and stakeholders, such as Veterans Service Organizations, to further the programs and goals of VETS.   Supports the RAVET to establish guidance to VETS State Directors (DVETs) in annual negotiations with State Workforce Agencies regarding fair and attainable state performance goals for furnishing employment services to veterans.  Ensures the provision of technical assistance to State Workforce Agencies to improve their veterans’ employment services.  Establishes and maintains productive working relationships with state cabinet level officials in the Region to further veterans’ employment and the stewardship of VETS State grants. 


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The Group Coverage Qualifications Standards for Administrative and Management Positions as published by the Office of Personnel Management in the Qualifications Standards for General Schedule Positions apply.

Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, GS-13, in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position.

Specialized experience is defined as having extensive experience managing the regional or state-wide implementation of Federal grant and/or compliance programs, comprising at least 3 of the 6 program management elements below to include element (1) or (2). 

Program management includes: (1) administration of formula-based and/or competitive grant programs; (2) directing field operations of compliance programs; (3) directing regional and state-wide budget formulation and financial management of Federal programs; (4) tracking, monitoring, and analyzing technical and financial  aspects of Federal programs, including program performance; (5) optimizing the efficiency and effectiveness of Federal programs in coordination with interagency and/or State counterparts; and (6) managing a diverse workforce spread across multiple states.

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.

This position does not have an education requirement. Applicants must meet the specialized experience described in this vacancy.

Applicants must meet all legal and regulatory requirements.  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. Has supervised at least four or more staff. 

Category B - (Well Qualified) Meets the basic qualification requirements for the vacancy and demonstrates satisfactory proficiency in the critical competencies required by this position.  Has supervised at least three or more staff.

Category C - (Qualified) Meets the specialized experience described in the minimum qualifications requirements section of this announcement and demonstrates proficiency in the basic competencies.  Has supervised at least one or more staff.

Evaluation Factors (Competencies) - All qualified applicants will be evaluated on the following key competencies (click Evaluation Tools for information):

1. (Program) Performance  Management - Ability to achieve results in a manner that is consistent with organizational /program expectations . Holds self and others accountable for measurable high-quality, timely, and cost-effective results. Organizes work, determines short- or long-term goals and strategies to achieve them; coordinates with other organizations or parts of the organization to accomplish goals; monitors progress and evaluates outcomes.

2. Workforce Management - Builds and manages a workforce based on organizational goals, budget considerations, and staffing needs. Ensures that employees are appropriately recruited, selected, trained, appraised, and rewarded; takes action to address performance problems. Manages a multi-sector workforce and a variety of work situations.

4. Program Knowledge Ability to lead the planning, technical administration, and oversight of program grants; administration of compliance or similar programs.   Engagement with VETS’ program clients, stakeholders, and related agency officials.

5. Program and Financial Analysis – Ability to analyze program operations, including financial data,in order to make recommendations to improve efficiency and effectiveness of business operations as well as to confirm the appropriate and efficient use of Federal program funds; runs and reviews reports on operations to make system changes and take actions as needed; analyzes complex data, reports containing information from external sources to determine sound conclusions and make meaningful recommendations.

6. Resource Management- ability to efficiently and effectively deploy the organization's resources when they are needed.

7. Decisiveness – Exercises good judgment by making sound, timely, and well-informed decisions; anticipates outcomes, even when data are limited or solutions produce negative consequences; is proactive and achievement oriented.

8. Strategic Thinking – Provides effective input to formulate strategies consistent with the business and competitive objectives of the organization in a global economy.  Examines and advises on policy issues and strategic planning.  Determines and sets priorities; anticipates potential threats and/or opportunities.

9. Communications – Expresses facts and ideas in writing in clear, convincing, and organized manner.  Writes and edits technical reports effectively for distribution to high-level parties (senior executives, the Department of Defense, Veterans Affairs, etc.) successfully.  Expresses information to individuals or groups, taking into account the audience and nature of information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral presentations; actively listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately.

10. Attention to Detail – Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.  Conducts checks of data and information as appropriate and applies good judgment to confirm accuracy and determine information integrity.

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 85 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, 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 .  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, 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


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:

- 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.


Malcolm Smith
Phone: 202-693-7842
Fax: 000-000-0000
TDD: 202-693-7758
Agency Information:
Labor, Veterans Employment and Training Service
200 Constitution Ave., NW
Washington, DC
Fax: 000-000-0000


Once your complete application is received, we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and determine your ranking. The most highly qualified 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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