Administrator, Office of Grants Management

Washington, D.C
Nov 25, 2022
Nov 29, 2022
Full Time

The Administrator serves as the ETA's Chief Grant Officer with unlimited signatory authority for all ETA grants management programs and systems as well as other Departmental offices and plays a principal role in all aspects of grant administration. Directs the provision of services related to ETA job training assistance management. Oversees the administration of the operation of the grant award and management systems and the development of an OGM agency management plan. Oversees the development and implementation of grants administration policies and procedures, including policies and procedures involving the solicitation for grant applications, modifications of grants, audit resolution, and the closeout of grants.

The Administrator serves as a spokesperson for ETA on Grant Officer award decisions litigated under the federal appeals process; and directs grant management in various functional areas of Federal assistance. This includes the formulation of guidelines, implementation of new developments, and assurance of policy interpretation to subordinate Division Chiefs, supervisors, staff specialists, program office executives and staff, and other interested parties inside and outside the Department. Confers with top level officials in other Government agencies/departments on federal assistance efforts/projects which are jointly financed or monitored. The Federal assistance program is of national significance and provides billions of dollars to DOL awardees of grants. There are innumerable uncertainties involving legislation, authorization, and scope of the grants program resulting from intense Congressional interests; unprecedented factual and contractual issues requiring origination of Federal assistance innovations, concepts, or principles; and programs has national news media interest and attention.

The Administrator oversees the management of federal assistance services for designated national office components of ETA including the planning and coordination of grants management and administration necessary to ETA operations. The Federal assistance grant programs managed by the incumbent impacts DOL's national and Regional Offices, grantees throughout the employment and training system, State and local governments, universities and colleges, public and private organizations and special interest and minority groups. Decisions made by the staff include negotiations and determinations with grant recipients, contractors, attorneys, OJG, SOL, and related parties as to terms of settlement or decisions to initiate legal actions. The staff has considerable authority to reach mutual terms of settlements in lieu of legal actions with authority to speak for and on behalf of DOL top level officials. The Administrator, OGM has authority to commit ETA to courses of action that have a far-reaching effect on ETA programs and ensures that OGM staff properly represents ETA's interests at Department of Labor Administrative Law Judge hearings and in the U.S. Federal Courts. Decisions made by the incumbent also affect day to day operations of Federal assistance programs. The work of the incumbent is of intense interest to Congressional staff, national news.


Conditions of Employment

  • Subject to financial disclosure requirements.
  • Must meet Mandatory Technical and Executive Core Qualifications.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Must complete 1 year SES probationary period, if not previously completed.
  • Appointment to this position may require a background investigation.

Candidates must have one year of specialized experience at a level close to the work of this job that has given you the particular subject-matter knowledge, skills, and abilities required to successfully perform. Typically, we would find this experience in work within the field or a field that is closely related. You must demonstrate possession of specialized experience in the described duties.

Applicants must meet all legal and regulatory requirements. Reference the "Required Documents" section for additional requirements.

Notification Concerning COVID-19 Vaccinations. As required by Executive Order 14043 , Federal executive branch employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and to submit documentation of proof of vaccination or to be in the process of requesting an exception to the vaccination requirement before appointment or onboarding with the agency. The agency will provide additional information regarding which forms of documentation can be accepted and how you can request to be considered for a legally required exception from this requirement.

Currently, implementation and enforcement of Executive Order 14043 has been suspended pursuant to an injunction pending further litigation.


To qualify for this position, all applicants must write a narrative in the spaces provided detailing accomplishments that would satisfy each of the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs). You must address each ECQ and MTQ separately. If you fail to do so, your application will be rated ineligible.

EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs): In writing your responses to the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs), your narrative must address each ECQ separately in the spaces provided. Each ECQ should contain at least two examples describing your experiences and accomplishments/results. Responses to ECQs must not exceed 10 pages. It is recommended that applicants draft their ECQs in a Word document first, then cut and paste into the spaces provided following each ECQ to ensure length requirements. For additional guidance, applicants may visit the Office of Personnel Management's Guide to Senior Executive Qualifications . Applicants are encouraged to follow the Challenge, Context, Action, and Result model outlined in the guide.

1. Leading Change: This core qualification involves the ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.

2. Leading People: This core qualification involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.

3. Results Driven: This core qualification involves the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.

4. Business Acumen: This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.

5. Building Coalitions: This core qualification involves the ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.

MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (MTQs): In writing your narrative responses to the MTQs, please give examples and explain how often you used your skills, the complexity of the knowledge possessed, the level of people you interacted with, the sensitivity of the issues you handled, etc. APPLICANTS SHOULD LIMIT THEIR RESPONSES TO ONE (1) SINGLE SPACED PAGE PER EACH MTQ WITH THE FONT SIZE NO SMALLER THAN POINT 12. It is recommended that applicants draft their MTQs in a Word document first, then cut and paste into the spaces provided following each MTQ to ensure length requirements.
  • Demonstrated extensive knowledge of several grant award processes, grants management, grant closeouts and grant audit resolutions.
  • Experience leading the development of an organization's objectives, policies, and procedures and demonstrated experience in implementing such new policies/procedures to meet new legislative/regulation requirements or the goals of the administration.
  • Knowledge of the Uniform Guidance regulations for grant and cooperative agreements.

  • Education

    This position does not have an education requirement.

    Additional information

    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.


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