Regulatory Specialist

Arlington, Virginia
Mar 20, 2019
Mar 20, 2019
Full Time
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


Also advertised as job #MS-19-MSHA-032 for non-status applicants; to be considered for each, apply to BOTH jobs.

Applicants must meet time-in-grade, time-after-competitive-appointment and qualifications requirements within 30 calendar days after the closing date of the vacancy to be eligible for consideration for selection.

Federal Employees Please Note: Your SF-50 must include enough information to be able to determine that time-in-grade requirements have been met and reflects your position title, pay plan/series/grade, tenure and the type of appointment (i.e. competitive/excepted). In some cases you may need to submit more than one SF-50.

Reference the "Required Documents" section for additional requirements.  

Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, 11, in the Federal Service. The ideal candidate must have experience interpreting, reviewing, formulating policy issuances, preparing reports and statements required by law, Executive Order or regulation, and developing regulations. Prepares answers to questions and/or other correspondence received as a result of the proposed rules and rulemaking procedures. Researching, analyzing and reviewing policies and regulations; oral and written communication skills in order to represent the views of the Agency before parties who may be opposed to the Agency position and to operate effectively in an adversary environment. Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with high level officials both within and outside the Agency.

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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You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

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 - 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.

Category B - Meets the basic qualification requirements for the vacancy and demonstrates satisfactory proficiency in the critical competencies required by this position.

Category C - Meets the specialized experience described in the minimum qualifications requirements section of this announcement and demonstrates proficiency in the basic competencies.

Evaluation Factors (Competencies) - All qualified applicants will be evaluated on the following key competencies:

  • Organizational Awareness
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Compliance
  • Oral Communication (*)
  • Writing (†)
  • Teamwork

Definitions for these competencies can be found by clicking the link.

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.)

INFORMATION FOR ICTAP/CTAP ELIGIBLES ONLY: If you are eligible for special priority selection under ICTAP/CTAP, you must be well-qualified for the position to receive consideration.  ICTAP/CTAP eligibles who are placed into Category [INSERT WELL-QUALIFIED CATEGORY] or higher will be considered "well-qualified".

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Drug test required No

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