This position is in the Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS), within the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). The Regional Outreach Specialist is chartered to develop a subordinate regional engagement and integration strategy, corresponding to the national engagement and integration strategy, which informs and influences actions within and between the government, private sector, and communities to enhance veterans' employment opportunities.
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Major duties for this position include, but are not limited to, the following:
* Provides general knowledge and technical proficiency in the development of strategic outreach plans, communications, public education, and regional engagement strategies.
* Analyzes and evaluates regional employer job driven training and outreach programs and ensures organizational effectiveness and efficiency.
* Provide consultative assessments to employers and encourage them to utilize DOL employment services through the American Job Centers and connect them with federal, state, and other resources to leverage veteran hiring.
* Provide employers with consultative services, diagnostics and analytics of industry trends and business requirements in order to meet employer requirements.
* Engage and consult with employers and effectively explain and promote On-the-Job training, internship, apprenticeship and Department of Defense (DOD) Skill bridge opportunities, and other related programs to address skill-gap.
* Participates as an advocate for veterans' interests in planning efforts to improve the delivery of job driven employment services to veterans and other eligible persons.
One position will be filled in the Philadelphia Region in one of the following duty locations: PA, DC, MD
Salary Range -
Washington, DC; Baltimore, MD; ~ $96,970 - $126,062
Philadelphia, PA; ~ $94,225 - $122,493
The agency may offer a relocation incentive up to $20,000, if eligible.
This position is inside the bargaining unit.
### Travel Required
##### Supervisory status
##### Promotion Potential
13 - This position is at the full performance level.
* #### Job family (Series)
0343 Management And Program Analysis
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### Conditions of Employment
* Appointment to this position may require a background investigation.
* Must be at least 16 years old and an U.S. Citizenship.
* Requires a probationary period if the requirement has not been met.
* Position requires Public Trust-Moderate Risk Background Investigation.
Applicants must meet all legal and regulatory requirements. Reference the "Required Documents" section for additional requirements.
Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, GS-12. Specialized experience for this position includes experience coordinating, developing and implementing veterans training and employment policies and programs to include analyzing and evaluating the effectiveness of an agency's outreach programs and services by providing recommendations and strategies.
Education cannot be used to substitute for experience at this grade level.
### 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
**Additional vacancies may be filled using this announcement, if authorized.**
### 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.
*Category A (Best Qualified)* - 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 (Well Qualified)* - Meets the basic qualification requirements for the vacancy and demonstrates satisfactory proficiency in the critical competencies required by this position.
*Category C (Qualified)* - 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:
**Self-Management** - Sets well-defined and realistic personal goals; displays a high level of initiative, effort, and commitment towards completing assignments in a timely manner; works with minimal supervision; is motivated to achieve; demonstrates responsible behavior.
**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 others on technical issues.
**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 sets priorities; anticipates potential threats or opportunities.
**Oral/Written Communication** - Expresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately. Writes in a clear, concise, organized, and convincing manner for the intended audience.
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). **The examining Human Resources Office (HRO) makes the final determination concerning applicant ratings. Your resume MUST provide sufficient information to substantiate your responses to the vacancy questions. If not, the HRO 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 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".
Click Application of Veterans Preference for Category Rating Jobs for more information.
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### Background checks and security clearance
##### Security clearance
##### Drug test required
* Required Documents
## 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.
* 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.
* 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.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.
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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
* How to Apply
## How to Apply
To apply for this position, you must complete the initial online application, to include submission of the required documentation specified in the Required Documents section.
Follow the steps below to apply. **Your application and ALL required supplemental documents MUST be received by 11:59 pm Eastern Time (ET) on the vacancy closing date to receive consideration.** Paper applications and supplemental documents submitted in any other manner without prior approval from the vacancy contact will not be considered. Click here for information on Reasonable Accommodations.
SAVE your information before the 30 MINUTE TIMEOUT! For help, go to https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/.
**STEP 1 - Create USAJOBS Account on www.usajobs.gov, including Resume and Saved Documents**
Your resume must provide sufficient information to substantiate your responses in the self-assessment vacancy questions. If not, HR may amend your responses to more accurately reflect the competency indicated by resume content. **FOR EACH EMPLOYMENT PERIOD, include: start/end month & year and note full-time or part-time (if part-time, include # of hours worked per week); otherwise, your application may be considered incomplete.**
**STEP 2 - Complete the 1st part of the application process (USAJOBS)**
Once you have identified a job on www.usajobs.gov that you wish to apply for, click on the title and click the **Apply** button . For questions about the vacancy, contact the Agency Contact at the bottom of the announcement. Click “Start Application” and proceed through 5 steps noted at the top of the USAJOBS page. You will be able to select a resume and documents from your USAJOBS Account that you can submit as a package as part of your DOL application. At Step 5, click “Continue to Agency Site”.
**STEP 3 – Complete the 2nd part of the application process (DOL)**
On the Department of Labor (DOL) page, create a DOL Account if you have not already and click “APPLY TO THIS VACANCY”. Continue through the 7 progress steps indicated by circles at the top of the DOL page. The 3rd progress step is where you answer the vacancy specific questions. The 4th progress step "Documents" is where you submit required documents **(only if applicable to you)** specified in the "Required Documents" section of this vacancy. **If you submit a document using the same document title, the 2nd submission will OVERWRITE the 1st submission.**
**STEP 4 – On the “Review and Submit” step, click “Submit Application”**
The last “Confirmation” step will turn green noting that your application was submitted successfully.
**STEP 5 - Edit Application as needed by 11:59 pm ET of Closing Date by returning to USAJOBS, clicking the vacancy, then “Update Application”.**
### Agency contact information
### Andrea Taylor-Wilson
Labor, Veterans Employment and Training Service
200 Constitution Ave., NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20210
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### Next steps
Once your complete application is received, we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and refer candidates for selection consideration. Candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. You will be notified of the outcome. A selection is expected to be made within 30 calendar days from the issuance date of the certificate.
For instructions on how to check the status of your application, go to Step 7 on: Using DOORS and USAJOBS Help Guide. To sign up for Application Status Updates via email: Click Here for instructions.
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The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
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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.
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Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
* An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
* An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
* An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/523154300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
*Open & closing dates:* 02/01/2019 to 02/15/2019
*Pay scale & grade:* GS 13
*Salary:* $94,225 to $126,062 per year
*Appointment type:* Permanent
*Work schedule:* Full-Time