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    This position is located in the Office of the Secretary, Office of Public Affairs, Washington, DC.

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    The Deputy Assistant Secretary (DAS) is responsible for directing the information and communications program of the Department of Labor.  The program encompasses all established Departmental laws, policies and programs covering a diverse range of subjects; Secretarial initiatives; and special events involving the Secretary and other DOL/governmental executives.

    The program includes: employment and training; occupational safety and health; pensions; wages and workplace conditions; labor standards and practices; equal employment opportunity; matters affecting women, veterans, minorities, organized labor, youth, senior citizens, immigrants, and undocumented workers; international labor; labor statistics; and matters involving senior Departmental officials, including the Deputy Secretary of Labor, the Assistant Secretary of Labor for Administration and Management, the Chief Financial Officer, the Chief Information Officer, the Chief Economist and the Inspector General. In addition, the career DAS may serve as the designated authorizing official for news media “lock-ups” where Principal Federal Economic Indicators and the Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims are provided to the press on an embargoed basis.

    Directs the development of public affairs policies, guidelines, procedures, and standards to be used throughout the Department for planning, developing and implementing public affairs activities and for producing and issuing all informational and educational materials.

    At the direction of the Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs, serves as a spokesperson for the Department of Labor. Incumbent maintains close working relationships with the print and electronic media who cover the Department.

    Directs and oversees public affairs activities undertaken by OPA and the agencies in support of the Secretary and the Department's policies, programs and activities.

    Provides managerial guidance to the manager of DOL.gov and LaborNet on a wide range of issues relating to OPA’s website responsibilities; provides managerial guidance to the manager for digital/social media on a wide range of issues relating to DOL's digital platforms; provides managerial guidance for editorial clearance and related functions.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Less than 25%.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/524919400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.