Workforce Analyst

Employer
USAJobs
Location
District of Columbia, D.C
Posted
Feb 17, 2021
Closes
Feb 24, 2021
Function
Analyst
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

These positions are in the US Department of Labor (DOL), Employment and Training Administration (ETA), Office of Workforce Investment (OWI), located within the Division's of Adult Services and Governance. OWI is responsible for providing national leadership, oversight, policy, guidance and technical assistance to the public workforce system through formula and discretionary grants.

*Position is inside the Bargaining Unit*

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Responsibilities

The incumbent will serve as a Workforce Analyst, GS-0140-11, to perform the following duties, in a developmental capacity. Duties and responsibilities are essentially the same as the target position, GS-140-12, except for the major differences involving the incumbent's supervisory controls, guidelines and complexity in day-today assignments. The supervisor will review the incumbent's effectiveness and overall progression toward to the full performance level. Promotion of the incumbent to the full performance level is at the discretion of the supervisor and is based upon an acceptable level of performance, availability of higher-level work, and availability of funds.

Researching or evaluating elements of performance management;

Assessing program performance within specific workforce development programs;

Prepares technical analyses of the economic and labor market situation;

Conducts in-depth policy review of ETA programs to determine the need for modification of program performance and the future economic, labor market, political and social environment;

Develops or supports development of ETA program guidance for grants, including identifying key policy issues and the merits of potential solutions;

Leads or supports the development and delivery of technical assistance for grants;

Develops or refinement of legislative proposals, policies and/or programmatic materials describing initiatives, and

Analyzes, drafts and provides reports and polices on workforce development issues in response to incoming inquiries by other program offices, the Department, other agencies, State and local and private agency program administrators.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - 10% travel

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
12 - There is no obligation to provide future promotions if you are selected. Promotions are dependent on your ability to perform the duties at a higher level, meet all the performance requirements, and supervisor's recommendation to the next grade.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Appointment to this position may require a background investigation.
  • Must be at least 16 years old and a U.S. Citizen.
  • Requires a probationary period if the requirement has not been met.


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

Qualifications

This position has an Individual Occupational Requirement:

BASIC REQUIREMENT:
  • 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. OR
  • Courses in a college or university consisting of 30 semester hours as described in A, above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

  • OR

    FOR THE GS-11:

    3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in courses identified in the Basic Requirement above.

    OR

    A combination of education and experience.

    NOTE: You must submit academic transcripts demonstrating that you meet the qualifying educational requirements listed above. You must supply transcripts from each academic institution in which the required courses were taken in order to receive credit for that course work. If you do not submit sufficient academic documentation necessary to demonstrate that you meet the Basic Requirements described above, your application will be deemed incomplete and you will be ineligible for further consideration for this vacancy.

    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 two 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.

    Specialized Experience for the GS-11 grade level.

    In addition to meeting the Basic Requirements of the Individual Occupational Requirement (IOR) applicants must also meet the specialized experience below:

    Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level of GS-09, in the Federal Service. Specialized experience for this position is defined as experience providing professional authority to conduct or assist in conducting policy analysis, policy recommendations, technical assistance to grantees, and other initiatives related to Veterans' employment and/or the unemployment insurance system as it relates to serving Adults and Dislocated Workers.

    Must have two of the qualifying specialized experiences:
    • Experience analyzing performance data to inform decision making.
    • Experience analyzing policies in order to develop responses to grantees regarding program requirements;
    • Experience drafting policy analyses; or
    • Experience providing technical assistance to grantees on workforce development issues,

    Specialized Experience for the GS-12 grade level.

    In addition to meeting the Basic Requirements of the Individual Occupational Requirement (IOR) applicants must also meet the specialized experience below:

    Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level of GS-11, in the Federal Service. Specialized experience for this position is defined as experience providing professional authority to conduct or assist in conducting policy analysis, policy recommendations, technical assistance to grantees, and other initiatives related to Veterans' employment and/or the unemployment insurance system as it relates to serving Adults and Dislocated Workers.

    Applicant must have all of the qualifying specialized experiences:
    • Experience providing technical assistance to grantees on workforce development issues;
    • Experience analyzing performance data within workforce development programs.
    • Experience preparing technical analysis of research and evaluation studies of the economic and labor market.
    • Experience analyzing and researching data/policies in order to develop responses to external inquiries; and
    • Experience developing or refining legislative and policy analyses on workforce development programs and issues that have short and long term implications for improving the quality and effectiveness of training and employment services.

    *Note: In describing your experience, please be clear and specific. We will not make assumptions regarding your experience. Also applicants may be asked to submit examples of such during the interview process.

    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.

    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.

    Refer to these links for more information: GENERAL INFORMATION , ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION , FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES

    Position Telework eligibility is determined by management based on position duties during the recruitment process. Employee participation in telework on a routine or situational basis is determined by management primarily based on business needs. Employees participating in telework are subject to the terms and conditions of the Department of Labor's Telework Program.

    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.

    Categories

    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.

    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 B or higher will be considered "well-qualified."

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

    Oral and Written Communication Skills: Expresses ideas and facts in a succinct organized manner. Prepares, edits and reviews solicitations (Funding Opportunity Announcements), press releases, talking points, briefing documents, correspondence, training manuals and other documents. Interacting and presenting to managers, grantees and internal and external contacts on workforce development activities.

    Customer Service and Technical Assistance: Applies program knowledge and experience to develop innovative processes and provide technical assistance strategies to grantees, to improve the quality of workforce services and information.

    Program/Project Management: Knowledge of the principles, methods or tools for developing, scheduling, coordinating and managing projects and resources.

    Program and Policy Analysis: Prepares or participates substantively in the preparation of policy analysis on workforce development programs and issues which have short and long-term implications for improving the quality and effectiveness of training and employment services.

    Research and Analysis: Knowledge of the scientific principles, methods, and processes used to conduct a systematic and objective inquiry; including study design, collection, analysis, and interpretation of data; and the reporting of results.

    The information you provide on your resume may be verified by a review of your work experience, employment start/end dates/hours worked and/or education, by checking references and through other means (ex. interview). The examining Office of Human Resources (OHR) makes the final determination concerning applicant ratings. Your resume MUST provide sufficient information to substantiate your responses to the vacancy questions. If not, the OHR 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.)

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

    To preview questions please click here .

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Other

    Drug test required
    No

    Position sensitivity and risk
    Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

    Trust determination process
    Suitability/Fitness

    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.

    - Resume - All Applicants are required to provide a resume by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of your choosing. Cover letters are optional. To receive full consideration for relevant and specialized experience, please list month, year, and the number of work hours worked for experience listed on your resume. We suggest that you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your resume to ensure that it supports your responses to the vacancy questionnaire.

    - 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: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/hire/hrp/vetguide/index.aspx

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

    - 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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