About the Agency
This position is located in the US Department of Labor (DOL), Employment and Training Administration (ETA), Office of Job Corps (OJC), Division of Educational Services. Job Corps is a residential academic education and career technical training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Job Corps, under the leadership of the National Director, supported by the National Office of Job Corps and a field network of six Regional Offices. Job Corps' mission is to attract eligible young people ages 16 through 24, and teach them the skills they need to become employable and independent, and place them in meaningful jobs or further education.
Through a nationwide network of campuses, Job Corps offers a comprehensive array of career development services to at-risk young women and men to prepare them for successful careers. Job Corps employs a holistic career development training approach which integrates the teaching of academic, career technical training, employability skills and social competencies through a combination of classroom, practical and work-based learning experiences to prepare youth for stable, long-term, high-paying jobs.
Special Employment Consideration: DOL encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e. intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more.
This position is inside the bargaining unit.
In coordination with the team leader and division chief, develops and/or manages national initiatives and partnerships, particularly those designated to provide support to academic programs and assessments including high school, high school equivalency, English-as-a-Second-Language, and remedial education, as well as technology-based training initiatives.
Works with team leader to develop Job Corps’ academic programs. This includes the development of requirements for and the provision of technical assistance and training to regional and center staff. It also includes reviewing programs, analyzing data and other information, conducting research on special practices and approaches, and identifying trends and issues that will impact education programs. In addition, this involves making recommendations for program improvement, based on the analysis.
In coordination with the team leader, develops and/or manages Job Corps National Office special pilot programs designed to enhance various programs and curricula. Manages national office contractors funded to support these projects and ensures that appropriate field input is provided in the development of new projects. Serves as a Contracting Officer Representative (COR).
Provides support to and monitors Job Corps’ English Language Learner programs and ensures the appropriate provision of services is provided to those students. This includes the development and maintenance of English as a Second Language assessments and curriculum.
Assists Job Corps’ senior managers in communicating with other agencies, Congressional staff, contractors, special interest groups, unions, employers and community organizations to promote objectives of the Job Corps program. This includes preparing and presenting materials in the form of letters, reports, presentations, issuances, and policy. It also includes presenting program information orally in conferences, webinars, workgroups, meetings and other venues.