Deputy Assistant Secretary

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Oct 20, 2019
Closes
Oct 22, 2019
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

With the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 , Congress created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance.

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Responsibilities

The Deputy Assistant Secretary assists the Assistant Secretary for Occupational Safety and Health in providing leadership and overall direction in the formulation, within specific areas for which the incumbent is accountable, of policy, program operations, and the establishment of program objectives. The assigned areas include compliance programs, OSHA field operations through the Regional Administrators, construction, and engineering issues. Assists the Assistant Secretary in maintaining the necessary inter-agency liaison with other federal departments and agencies regarding proposed program initiatives and plans which cut across inter-governmental lines. The incumbent directs the Agency's national office Directorate program administrators specifically in the area of compliance programs and construction and engineering issues relative to the desirability of proposed programs, and advising the Assistant Secretary on such matters, and providing guidance and leadership to Regional Administrators regarding field operations. Serves as an advocate of the Assistant Secretary on controversial Administration policies and programs. Serves as a member of ad hoc committees and serves in the absences of the Assistant Secretary on various inter-government committees.

Travel Required

50% or less - The incumbent will be required to travel approximately 50% of the time.

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
00

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must meet Mandatory Technical and Executive Core Qualifications.
  • U.S. Citizenship.
  • Appointment to this position may require a background investigation.
  • Subject to financial disclosure requirements.
  • Requires a probationary period if the requirement has not been met.


You must have 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.

Qualifications

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

In writing your responses to the 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 ECQ's 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.

MANDATORY EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs):
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.

MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (MTQs):

1. Extensive knowledge of occupational safety and health programs.

2. Understanding of relationships which exist between OSHA, interagency strategic needs, state and local governments, trade associations, unions, and private industry.

3. Extensive senior level experience with regulatory and enforcement activities to worker safety and health.

4. Experience with field operations covering the spectrum of OSHA regional activities to include enforcement, outreach and compliance assistance, state plans and consultation, cooperative programs, emergency preparedness, and whistleblower protection.

5. Demonstrated ability to lead, manage, and coordinate senior executives with a diverse portfolio of agency activities.

Education

The Department of Labor does not recognize academic degrees from schools that are not accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the Department of Education. 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.

Additional information

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

The Department of Labor does not make unfavorable hiring decisions on the basis of an applicant's previous or current unemployment, or the fact that an applicant has experienced financial difficulty through no fault of his/her own and has undertaken good faith efforts to meet his/her financial obligations. Consideration is given to financial status in relation to appointments only where required by law, regulation, or Executive Order.

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How You Will Be Evaluated

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

You will be evaluated based on your experience and your responses to the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and the Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs). It is essential that your resume provide sufficient information to substantiate your responses in the self-assessment vacancy questions. If your responses are not adequately substantiated by your resume, your application will be rated ineligible.

Current/Former Career SES or SES Candidate Development graduates who have been certified by OPM must provide a narrative response to address each of the MTQ's, but need not address the ECQs. In order to successfully complete the online application process you must input the term, "noncompetitive eligible" in the text boxes for each of the ECQs. You must submit a Standard Form 50 that documents your SES Career appointment or a copy of your OPM approved SES Candidate Development Program certificate.
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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Secret

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

  • SF-50 documentation of career SES appointment or other Federal appointment (if applicable)
  • Certificate of completion of OPM certified SES candidate program (if applicable)
  • Copy of most recent performance appraisal (optional)


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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