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.
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.
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.) To preview questions please click here.
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.