Supervisory Program Manager (Evaluations-Directives)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Arlington, Virginia
Posted
Oct 20, 2021
Closes
Oct 27, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The position of Supervisory Program Manager (Evaluation-Directives) is located in the Directorate of Program Evaluation and Information Resources, MSHA, U.S. Department of Labor. The position directs the Office of Program Policy Evaluation (OPPE), Evaluations, and Directives Teams. The OPPE team conducts activities related to evaluating the effectiveness of MSHA policies and program operations, and management of the Agency's Directives System.

This position is outside the bargaining unit.

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Responsibilities

  • Designs, monitors, and implements risk management processes and establishes priorities for evidence building, identifying MSHA priority questions/ learning agenda items that will be leveraged for evaluation planning and execution.
  • Develops policies and guidelines for the implementation of MSHA's Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Program.
  • Advisor on all matters pertaining to policy implementation and program evaluations.
  • Coordinates directives development, publication, and dissemination processes, and maintaining the Agency's electronic system of records for directives.
  • Development of plans and goals for the OPPE for the comprehensive evaluation of the effectiveness and efficiency of MSHA programs and activities.
  • Set standards and guidelines for the evaluation of nationwide, mission-critical programs that may result in changes to MSHA performance goals, programs, and policies.
  • Oversees activities associated with strategic Automatic Data Processing planning and advises and assists program management officials on all aspects of program evaluation activities relevant to their organizational needs and program objectives.
  • Coordinates efforts to optimize the agency's effectiveness in terms of policy analysis, program evaluations, and internal reviews.
  • Maintains a continuous liaison with key officials within MSHA and DOL, other Federal agencies, technical associations, the mining industry, and labor organizations.
  • Member of inter-agency ad-hoc committees and represents the PEIR director and MSHA on departmental executive-level boards and committees.
  • The incumbent performs the full range of executive and managerial responsibilities that includes conducting organizational analyses and developing proposals for structural changes to the organization.
  • Recruits & selects new staff members; schedules, assigns, and reviews work; addresses conduct & performance problems; establishes performance requirements & evaluates performance; recommends personnel actions; and identifies & recommends training.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional Travel - 5% or less

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
15 - This position is at the Full-Performance Level (FPL).

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be at least 16 years old and a U.S. Citizen.
  • Candidate required to obtain the necessary security/investigation level.
  • Appointment to this position may require a background investigation.
  • Requires a probationary period if the requirement has not been met.
  • Requires supervisory probationary period if requirement has not been met.
  • Subject to financial disclosure requirements.


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

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.

You may not be aware, but in the regulations for agency ethics programs, there are requirements for supervisors. Section 2638.103 of Title 5 of the CFR states:

Every supervisor in the executive branch has a heightened personal responsibility for advancing government ethics. It is imperative that supervisors serve as models of ethical behavior for subordinates. Supervisors have a responsibility to help ensure that subordinates are aware of their ethical obligations under the Standards of Conduct and that subordinates know how to contact agency ethics officials. Supervisors are also responsible for working with agency ethics officials to help resolve conflicts of interests and enforce government ethics laws and regulations, including those requiring certain employees to file financial disclosure reports. In addition, supervisors are responsible, when requested, for assisting agency ethics officials in evaluating potential conflicts of interest and identifying positions subject to financial disclosure requirements.

Qualifications

Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, GS-14, in the Federal Service, that has equipped the you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position.

Specialized experience is defined as professional leadership experience in evaluating mine safety programs and directives; ALL of the following experience MUST be met:
  • Providing leadership and guidance to senior executives on policy matters related to mine safety program administration and evaluation. Such experience must include planning, directing, executing, and making final decisions related to the day-to-day operations of a large program.
  • Working across organizational lines to develop working relationships needed to accomplish organizational goals; advising senior management officials on key program issues related to the program areas listed above
  • Reviewing, evaluating, and formulating recommendations and solutions to programmatic issues;
  • Applying a wide range of qualitative and quantitative analytical and evaluation methods and techniques to identify, analyze, evaluate, and advise on extremely complex mine safety problems/programs/initiatives.


Education

There is no substitution of education for specialized experience at the GS-15 grade level.

Additional information

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.

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.

All MSHA employees and their spouses, and minor children are prohibited by regulation from having any interest, direct or indirect, in any mine or mining company which may be directly affected by the work of MSHA through its investigations, technical research, or other activities. These interests are prohibited under the Department of Labor's Supplemental Standards of Ethical Conduct Regulations at 5 CFR 5201.105. Certain MSHA employees are required to file a financial disclosure report. For questions, please contact the vacancy contact on this announcement.

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

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.

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

Planning and Evaluating - Determines objectives and strategies; coordinates with other parts of the organization to accomplish goals; monitors and evaluates the progress and outcomes of operational plans; anticipates potential threats or opportunities.

Strategic Thinking - Formulates effective strategies consistent with the business and competitive strategy of the organization in a global economy; examines policy issues and strategic planning with a long-term perspective; determines objectives and set priorities; anticipates potential threats or opportunities.

Influencing/Negotiating - Persuades others; develops networks and coalitions; gains cooperation from others to obtain information and accomplish goals; negotiates to find mutually acceptable solutions; builds consensus through give and take.

Leadership - Inspires, motivates and guides others toward goal accomplishment; coaches, mentors, and challenges subordinates; adapts leadership styles to a variety of situations; models high standards of honesty, integrity, trust, openness, and respect for the individual by applying these values to daily behaviors.

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.)

INFORMATION FOR ICTAP/CTAP ELIGIBLE(S) 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 eligible(s) who are placed into Category B or higher will be considered "well-qualified." Be sure to review DOL Account Eligibility Questions #24 to reflect that you are applying as an ICTAP or CTAP eligible and submit supporting documentation. 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
Not Required

Drug test required
No

Position sensitivity and risk
High Risk (HR)

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.

- Resumes are required - provide a resume either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one from your profile. To receive full consideration for relevant and specialized experience, please list the month, year, and the number of work hours worked for the experience listed on your resume. We also suggest that you preview the vacancy questions, and confirm that your resume supports your question responses.

- 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 https://www.fedshirevets.gov

- 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.

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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