Associate Administrator for Policy

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Oct 12, 2021
Closes
Oct 19, 2021
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located at the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Wage and Hour Division (WHD), in Washington, D.C.

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Responsibilities

The Associate Administrator for Policy provides executive-level leadership for the planning, development, and implementation of the regulations and guidance needed to ensure the equitable application and enforcement of the eleven worker protection laws within the authority of the Wage and Hour Division impacting over 148 million workers and 10 million employers across the United States. The incumbent must:

- Provide advice and counsel to the Administrator on regulatory, sub-regulatory and interpretive matters;

- Effectively communicate agency priorities throughout the agency, Department, and with employer, employee and government stakeholders;

- Provide strategic coordination and management of the five division of the Office of Policy and prioritize activities within available resources;

- Serve as a leader in advancing equity within the agency;

- Collaborate in high-level discussions among executive officials, internal and external to the Department on agency and Department worker protection priorities including chairing or leading committees, conferences, special boards, or task groups;

- Provide executive-level oversight of WHD's policy functions and work with senior management in the planning, preparation, and implementation of programs, policies, and strategies that achieve agency goals;

- Represent the Administrator, the agency and the Department with Administration and Congressional leaders and staff, to provide technical assistance and coordinate program and policy issues; and

- Exercise a high level of professional judgment in matters involving complex decision-making and far-reaching impact.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional Travel may be required.

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
00

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must complete 1 year SES probationary period if not previously covered.
  • Subject to financial disclosure requirements.
  • Appointment to this position may require a background investigation.


Candidates must possess technical and management experience, and have developed the knowledge and skills required for effective performance of the specific duties of the position. Candidates must have had experience at a major management level (normally equivalent to the GS-15 level in the federal service).

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 submit documentation of proof of vaccination by November 22, 2021, or before appointment or onboarding with the agency (if later than November 22, 2021). The agency will provide additional information regarding which forms of documentation can be accepted and how you can request a legally required exception from this requirement.

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 following link: www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/senior-executive-service/reference-materials/guidetosesquals_2010.pdf

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.

1. Demonstrated ability to direct and coordinate regulatory development and policy making, including leading the planning, development, and implementation of the regulations and guidance needed to ensure the equitable application and enforcement of the eleven worker protection laws within the authority of the Wage and Hour Division (WHD).

2.Demonstrated superior skill establishing and maintaining effective cooperative working relationships with senior officials, providing executive-level oversight of policy functions, and working with senior management in the planning, preparation, and implementation of programs, policies, and strategies that achieve agency goals.

3. Demonstrated superior experience leading a diverse and inclusive team of professionals; and exercising a high level of professional judgment in matters involving complex decision-making and far-reaching impact.

Education

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

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 submit documentation of proof of vaccination by November 22, 2021, or before appointment or onboarding with the agency (if later than November 22, 2021). The agency will provide additional information regarding which forms of documentation can be accepted and how you can request a legally required exception from this requirement.

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
Other

Drug test required
No

Position sensitivity and risk
Moderate Risk (MR)

Trust determination process
Suitability/Fitness

Required Documents

In addition to responding to the ECQs and MTQs, all applicants must provide a resume. Also, applicants should provide the following documents, if applicable:
  • SF-50 Documentation of status as a current federal employee or career SES appointment.
  • Certificate of completion of OPM certified SES Candidate Development Program.
  • Copy of most recent performance appraisal. (optional)

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

    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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