Management and Program Analyst

Washington, D.C
Oct 22, 2021
Oct 28, 2021
Full Time


The position is located in the Department of Labor (DOL), Office of Administrative Law Judges (OALJ), the Office of Program and Operations (OPO) Washington, DC. The Department of Labor (DOL) fosters and promotes the welfare of job seekers, wage earners, and retirees of the United States.

-Additional selections may be made from this announcement.

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Major duties for this position include but are not limited to the following:
  • Performs major studies, analyses, and evaluations of administrative regulations, procedures,
    and policy directives to determine applicability.
  • Examines operations impacted and supported by administrative regulations and procedures to determine if improvements or updates are needed, and develops methods and approaches for implementing improvements.
  • Gathers, analyzes, synthesizes, develops, and maintains operational, and historical data to prepare human resources reports (organizational structure, resources utilization, mission, function, and work processes, etc.)
  • Conducts fact-finding for personnel actions. Tracks the status of OALJ actions by preparing or requesting reminders for actions that integrate effective and actionable work methods.
  • Prioritizes the alignment of quality management for customer focus and continuous improvement of administrative services.
  • Works with OALJ program managers to set and manage program requirements to effectively support the operational goals and mission of OALJ and all of its components, both at the national and regional level.
  • Reviews and evaluates policies and procedures to determine gaps where additional guidance is needed.
  • Compiles data and prepares program reports. Reports encompass programmatic issues.
  • Subject Matter Expert (SME) for the agency's human resource program and strategic staffing efforts. Coordinates human resources, administrative issues, and personnel actions to include initiating actions, review of performance appraisals and ratings, position
    descriptions, awards and recognition processes.
  • Prepares and distributes staffing reports that outline new staff positions, promotions, and retention pay.
  • The incumbent is the key EEO coordinator/liaison for OALJ and represents the office in DOL meetings and conferences designed to encourage and implement EEO efforts and programs.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - This position is subject to 5% travel.

Supervisory status

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


Conditions of Employment

  • 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.
  • Must be at least 16 years old and a U.S. Citizen.

All current Department of Labor employees with competitive status.

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.



To qualify for the GS-12 grade level, applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-11 grade level or pay band in the Federal Service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector performing work related to management and program analyses, applying in-depth knowledge of administrative, human capital, human resources, and budget federal laws and guidelines to plan and carry out projects in order to improve the efficiency and productivity of organizations program and administrative operations. Experience analyzing, and making recommendations to resolve problems related to staffing and providing administrative support to ensure that positions are properly staffed and managed. In addition, experience with data collection, tracking, and management methods to produce reports and other documents that thoroughly address programmatic issues.



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

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

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

Administration and Management: Knowledge of planning, coordination, and execution of business functions, resource allocation, and production.

Analytical Skills: Interpret a wide range of information and use their findings to make proposals.

Manages and Organizes Information: Identifies a need; gathers, organizes, and maintains information; determines its importance and accuracy, and communicates it by a variety of methods.

Organizational Awareness: Knows the organization's mission and functions, and how its social, political, and technological systems work and operates effective within them; this includes the programs, policies, procedures, rules, and regulations of the organization.

Problem Solving: Identities and analyzes problems; weighs relevance and accuracy of information; generates and evaluate alternative solutions.

Technical Competence: Uses knowledge that is acquired through formal training or extensive on-the-job experience to perform one's job; works with, understands, and evaluates technical information related to the job; advises other on technical issues.

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). Your evaluation may also include a review by an HR Specialist or panel and may include other assessment tools (ex. interview, structured interview, written test, work sample, etc.). The examining Office of Human Resources (OHR) makes the final determination concerning applicant ratings. Your resume MUST provide sufficient information to substantiate your vacancy question responses. If not, the OHR may amend your responses to more accurately reflect the level of competency indicated by the content of your resume.

Click here for Evaluation details.

INFORMATION FOR CTAP[/ICTAP] ELIGIBLE(S) ONLY: If you are eligible for special priority selection under CTAP [or ICTAP], you must be well-qualified for the position to receive consideration. ICTAP/CTAP eligible(s) will be considered "well-qualified" if they attain at least a rating score of 85 in a numerical rating scheme. 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.

To preview questions please click here .

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required

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

Trust determination process

Required Documents

The following documents must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on the vacancy closing date. 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.

- The following documents are required from all applicants (PLEASE READ CAREFULLY):

ARE YOU A CURRENT OR FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEE? If applying as a status candidate with current or former Federal Service, please provide a copy of your last or most recent SF-50, "Notification of Personnel Action" which shows your appointment eligibility for the position for which you are applying. Your SF-50 must identify the highest grade you held on a permanent basis, Pay Plan/Pay Schedule, Series, and Grade/Pay Band, and career status. Multiple SF-50 may be submitted to demonstrate your highest previous rate and eligibility.

*WARNING: An award SF-50 (ex. cash or time off award) may not indicate grade, step, and competitive status. For current DOL employees, an award SF-50 DOES NOT indicate grade and step.

- 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 month, year, and the number of work hours worked for experience listed on your resume. We also suggest that you preview the vacancy questions, and confirm that your resume supports your question responses.

- Most recent performance appraisal/evaluation signed and dated within 18 months is requested by the agency, but will not disqualify candidates if not submitted. If not submitted during the application process, one may/will be requested at the time of the interview if the opportunity is extended. Applies to current and former Federal employees.

The following documents are required if applicable:

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

- 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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