Workforce Analyst

District of Columbia, D.C
Jul 17, 2019
Jul 24, 2019
Full Time


This position is located in the Department of Labor, Office of Policy Development and Research (OPDR), Division of Strategic Planning and Performance (DSPP).

OPDR coordinates ETA's strategic and operating plans, and oversees the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act performance accountability and reporting system of the agency's workforce programs and the public workforce system to ensure program performance results inform policy and program decision making.

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This position consists of the following duties:
  • Conduct analyses of complex functions and work processes of public workforce development-related policy, programs and performance.
  • Conduct research or evaluate elements of new or existing methods for performance measurement, organizational structures, or management processes to assess program performance and effectiveness for a broad range of public workforce development programs.
  • Coordinate program management activities; serve as the point of contact or project officer for designated programs or assignments.
  • Assist in the research and development of economic and statistical methods or management/technical assistance and support tools to support analysis of labor market and/or workplace issues; and/or providing updates to projects to assure timely and complete accomplishment of ETA goals and priorities.
  • Prepare or assist in the development of replies, reports and analyses and technical assistance and support regarding performance-related policy and guidance on public workforce development issues in response to incoming inquiries directed to the Office by other program offices, the Department, other Agencies, and State, and local agency program administrators and staff.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • Requires a probationary period if the requirement has not been met.
  • U.S. Citizenship.
  • Appointment to this position may require a background investigation.

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


This position has an Individual Occupational Requirement (IOR), which is outlined below:


All academic degrees and course work must be from accredited or pre-accredited institutions.

A. Degree that included at least 30 semester hours in one or a combination of the following: sociology, psychology, economics, political science, or allied social science subjects that are especially pertinent to knowledge and understanding of employment and training programs.


B. Courses in a college or university consisting of 30 semester hours as described in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

Specialized Experience (for positions above GS-5 or equivalent)

Professional experience in studying, analyzing, and/or advising on the economic, social and/or psychological factors affecting employment and training problems. This experience must have required knowledge of one or more of the following:
  • Labor force dynamics, e.g., the population, economic, cultural, and political factors affecting employment and training problems; problems relating to labor force adjustment to automation and other technological change; the effects of collective bargaining agreements; and the impact on job content and educational and training requirements of a rapidly changing industrial environment.
  • The cultural, environmental, political, or sociological factors related to employability or employment, e.g., employment and training problems concerning specific ethnic groups, group imbalances, skill imbalances, patterns of discrimination, rural community life, etc.
  • The psychological aspects of employability such as individual differences, attitude formation, motivation, and factors affecting learning.


In addition to meeting the IOR, applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, GS-11, in the Federal Service. Examples of specialized experience, for this position, include:
  • Analyzing program plans, evaluation reports, or statistical reports pertinent to programs authorized under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and partner programs such as Trade Adjustments Assistance, Unemployment Insurance and the Senior Community Service Employment Program, among others;
  • Compiling and analyzing WIOA program from a variety of sources (e.g. states, grantees, etc.); identifying technical assistance to address findings from such analyses; and research reports to perform rapid cycle analysis reflecting patterns and trends of program administration and/or operations; and
  • Developing technical assistance plans to address needs of eh public workforce system of states and local areas.


This position has a positive educational requirement.

Any applicant falsely claiming an academic degree from an accredited school will be subject to actions ranging from disqualification from federal employment to removal from federal service.

If your education was completed at a foreign college or university, you must show comparability to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States and comparability to applicable minimum course work requirements for this position. Click Evaluation of Foreign Education for more information.

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.


How You Will Be Evaluated

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 is Best Qualified.

Category B is Well Qualified.

Category C is Minimally Qualified.

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:

Communication - Express facts and ideas orally and written in a clear, concise, convincing organized manner.

Technical Competence - Knowledge that is acquired through formal training or extensive on the job experience to perform one's job.

Policy Analysis - Conducts probing, innovative analyses to assess impact taking into consideration the political and institutional environment in which policy and legislative alternatives are proposed.

Planning and Evaluation -Organizes work, set priorities, and determines resource requirements; determine short or long term goals and strategies to achieve them; coordinate with other organizations or parts of the organizations to accomplish goals, monitor progress and evaluate outcomes.

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".

Click Application of Veterans Preference for Category Rating Jobs for more information.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Required Documents

The following documents must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on the vacancy closing date. You are not required to submit a document if it does not apply to you. Warning: If you submit a document using the same document title, the 2nd submission will OVERWRITE the 1st submission. Also, do not upload password protected documents.

- Veterans Documents (if applicable): To be considered as a 5-point preference eligible, you must submit a copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, DD214. Your DD-214 must show the type of discharge and dates of active duty. To claim 10-point preference, you must submit a copy of your DD214; an Application for 10-point Veteran's Preference, SF15; and the proof of entitlement of this preference which is normally an official statement, dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs certifying to the present existence of the service-connected disability and indicating the percentage of your disability. (For active duty service members expecting honorable or general discharge or release within 120 days, click Active Duty ). Without this documentation, you will not receive veteran's preference. For more information, go to:

- Displaced Employee Placement Documents - Only required if requesting priority consideration under CTAP or ICTAP eligibility.

- Cover Letters are not mandatory and will not be used to verify experience, but may be submitted

Applicants selected for employment who are not current DOL employees will be required to provide proof of citizenship , and the E-Verify system will be used to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires.

- Unofficial Transcript(s) (in English) - submit if using education as a basis for qualifying for this position. If so, you must submit all applicable academic transcripts demonstrating that you meet the qualifying educational requirements (ex. BA/BS, MA, JD, PHD, etc). If specific course work is required to qualify, you must supply transcripts from each academic institution in which the required courses were taken in order to receive credit.

You may upload your transcript(s) as one document (3 MB size limit). If over 3 MB, please submit via fax feature.

OFFICIAL Transcripts MUST BE RECEIVED prior to selection and report date. Reference the "Education Section" for College Transcript and Evaluation of Foreign Education.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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