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    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.  


    *There is no promotional potential.


    *This position is outside of the Bargaining Unit.

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    Responsibilities

    The incumbent is responsible for analyzing changes in Unemployment Insurance (UI) methods of financing proposed by outside groups, and/or for recommending changes after internal analysis, which have major significance at the State and national level. Responsible for developing and applying broad estimating policies of the Office of Unemployment Insurance (OUI). Presents the use of various methodologies and the results to senior level staff within the Executive Branch and the Congress, acting as an authoritative representative of OUI.

    Serves as a national authority on State and Federal components of the UI system in the areas of cost estimating and benefit financing. Responsible for integration of UI policies on cost estimation and financing with the overall policy of the Department. Serves as an advisor and recognized expert on benefit costs and financing, recommends policy options for changes in the UI program, and analyzes the impact on national economic policy. Responsible for development of all estimates for UI in the Presidential budget, and maintenance and updating of systems and programs for performing estimates for complex and inter-related State and Federal UI accounts.

    Updates methodologies for estimating budget levels as needed, and represents the Department in discussions with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) as to the level of revenue and outlays to be included in the unified budget. Maintains ongoing contact with Treasury Department officials as to the receipts of UI budget estimates, representing the Department and exercising independent professional judgment as to levels of estimates. Presents results of estimates to a wide array of stakeholders, including the OMB, members of Congress and their staffs, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), the Council of Economic Advisors (CEA), National Economic Council (NEC), and the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). Responsible for publishing results of estimating in semi-annual publication timed to correspond to outlay updates of the unified budget, and presenting these results to professional and technical groups as well as to the general public. Responsible for maintenance and updating, as required, of State Benefit Financing Models. Oversees provision of technical assistance to States on an individual basis, as well as through Benefit Financing Seminars.

    Develops and/or directs acquisition of advanced technologies/methodologies, which will improve existing analytic capabilities. Oversees Federal-State interaction to assure proper use of the models at both the Federal and State level. Serves as an authoritative representative of the U.S. Government, and, consults with senior government officials, OMB, and Congress on all aspects of UI system financing. Analyzes unemployment insurance financial and economic trends and projects tax revenues and income, develops estimates of level of deposits, withdrawals and balances of the UI trust fund.  Responsible for providing training in actuarial techniques, computer model building, and applications and methods for State agency staff. The laws of each of the 53 State unemployment systems are different and a detailed knowledge is needed in the law, for the specific State to which advice is given. 

    Advises the Assistant Secretary for ETA, the Department and other Federal agencies (OMB, NEC, CEA, and others of special economic and/or financial problems of the unemployment insurance program and its relationship to and impact on the economy. Serves as an authoritative source and recommends courses of action which may have important bearing on matters of national significance. Is recognized as a leader in the field of determining the role of the UI program and its place in the national economy. This requires good personal relationships with those dealing with the program both within the Executive branch (OMB, CEA) and Legislative branch (CBO, Appropriations, and Tax Committees) of the Government.

    The incumbent performs the full range of supervisory responsibilities, to include the following:

    • Planning and directing work of subordinates, setting and adjusting priorities and establishing deadlines for completion of work;
    • Assigning work to subordinates based on knowledge and skill levels, priorities, difficulty and other requirements of assignments;
    • Developing and or assisting in the development of performance standards and evaluating subordinate performance;
    • Providing instruction, advice or counsel to subordinates on both work related and administrative issues;
    • Hearing and resolving complaints from employees;
    • Issuing minor disciplinary actions, including oral and written warnings and reprimands, and recommending action to superiors in more serious cases;
    • Identifying training needs of employees, providing or arranging for necessary developmental opportunities; and
    • Analyzing work practices and procedures and making recommendations to improve efficiency and/or effectiveness.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Infrequent Travel - < 5%

    Supervisory status

    Yes

    Promotion Potential

    15 - Position is at the full performance level.

  • Job family (Series)

    1510 Actuarial Science

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