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This position is located in the Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS), Office of National Programs (ONP). As Deputy Director, Office of National Programs (ONP), the incumbent is responsible for line management activities including: (1) formulation of operating budget narratives; (2) fiscal management; (3) staffing; (4) development of annual operating plans; (5) manages and directs the work of the Office; and (6) evaluation of regional, state, individual and program performance.
This position serves as the principle advisor to the Director of National Programs for the formulation, interpretation and implementation of all Agency and related Departmental policies and procedures, programs and initiatives. In addition to carrying out other Agency programs and initiatives, the incumbent, at the discretion of the Director, Office of National Programs (ONP), will be responsible for the executive leadership and managerial oversight for the Division of Grants and Transition.
The Grants and Transition Division involves programs and initiatives designed to: (1) provide a full range of supportive employment training services to veterans; (2) assure transitioning service members receive progressive assistance through state-of-the-art training; and (3) ensure appropriate implementation of priority of service within all Employment and Training programs is occurring.
This position is outside the Bargaining Unit.
Full performance level is GS-15.
Relocations expenses will not be paid.
Must be at least 16 years of age.
Requires a probationary period if the requirement has not been met.
Appointment to this position may require a background investigation.
All supplemental documents must be submitted by closing date of vacancy.
As Deputy to the Director of the Office of National Programs, assists with the day-to-day direction and oversight of programs and operations within VETS. Specifically the Deputy, at the direction of the Director of National Programs, provides executive leadership and direction in the coordination and execution of program functions for the formula and competitive grants; the Transition Assistance Program Employment Workshop; and in the implementation of new legislation and special initiatives.
The incumbent: (1) Develops resource implementation plans to accomplish Office goals; (2) Establishes systems and methods to assure proper resource management; (3) Modifies resource allocation in response to changes in plans, goals, or conditions; (4) Relates expenditures to program results; (5) Fosters a commitment to a team approach to work; (6) Continually improves work processes and the cost effectiveness of products and services; (7) Evaluates and measures the quality of products and services; (8) Applies state-of-the-art technologies to generate new ideas and solve problems; (9) Establishes empowerment as an organizational principle and objective; (10) Manages and resolves conflicts, resistance and disagreements in a constructive manner; and (11) Supports Agency-wide program operations to assure achievement of planned goals and objectives.
Strategically manages resources throughout the Office in order to ensure high performance, greater public accountability, quality service, and customer satisfaction.
Supervises the release, development, and maintenance of the Agency’s directive system pertinent to field activities, including policy statements, procedures, monitoring instruments and management reviews.
Initiates and completes a variety of special projects at the direction of the Director of National Programs to include executive-level research and speech writing, and other special projects.
Supervises the Transition Assistance Program Employment Workshop program and represents VETS on appropriate working groups, tasks force, and committees to promote cooperation among Federal Agencies to improve the quality of life for service-members and their families and to contribute to the quality of the American Labor work-force.
Directs a staff of professional, technical and support personnel. Performs related supervisory and managerial duties. Identifies and recommends what resources are needed to accomplish the Agency's programs.
Responsible for interviewing prospective candidates, evaluating employees and recommending appropriate actions regarding hiring, promotion, reassignment, training, discipline, awards, etc.
Serves as an advisor and counselor to employees in matters of individual work problems, complaints, or the need for training. Included is the responsibility for applying the principles of EEO in hiring practices, training, employee development and utilization of employee skills, advancements, etc.
Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade in the Federal Service.
To qualify for the GS-14, applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, GS-13, in the Federal Service.
Specialized experience has been defined as having skills that demonstrate experience in a similar job managing national grants, training, or compliance programs. Program management includes: providing oversight and assessments of programs, directing compliance programs, directing budget formulation, financial management; directing and monitoring technical aspects of programs as well as managing a diverse workforce.
To qualify for the GS-15, applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, GS-14, in the Federal Service.
Specialized experience has been defined as having skills that demonstrate extensive experience in a similar job managing and directing national grants, training, and compliance programs. Program management includes: providing oversight and assessments of programs, directing compliance programs, directing budget formulation and financial management of programs; directing and monitoring technical aspects of a program in addition to managing a diverse workforce.
There is no educational requirements.
Applicants must meet all legal and regulatory requirements. Please reference the "Required Documents" section for additional requirements.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
If you meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position, you will be evaluated against the evaluation factors (competencies) noted below and will be placed into one of the following quality categories based on your responses to the vacancy questions.
Category A = 90-100
Category B = 80-90
Category C = 70-80
Category A - Best Qualified--Meets the basic qualification requirements for the vacancy announcement and has successful experience in the same or similar job that has demonstrated superior proficiency in applying knowledge, skill, and ability in the critical competencies for this position to work of increased levels of difficulty and complexity.
Category B - Well Qualified--Meets the basic qualification requirements for the vacancy announcement and demonstrates satisfactory proficiency in the critical competencies for this position.
Category C -Qualified--Meets the specialized experience outlined in the minimum qualifications requirements section of the vacancy announcement and demonstrates proficiency in the basic competencies required for this position.
Evaluation Factors (Competencies) - All qualified applicants will be evaluated on the following key competencies (click Evaluation Tools for information):
1. Accountability- Assures that effective controls are developed and maintained to ensure the integrity of the organization. Strategically manages resources throughout the Office in order to ensure high performance, greater public accountability, quality service, and customer satisfaction. Holds self and others accountable for rules and responsibilities. Can be relied upon to ensure that projects within areas of specific responsibility are completed in a timely manner and within budget. Monitors and evaluates plans, focuses on results and measuring attainment of outcomes. Oversees and directs the formulation of a budget and financial management.
2. Written and Oral Communication- Expresses facts and ideas in writing in a clear, convincing and organized manner. Writes and edits technical reports for distribution to high-level parties (senior executives, the Department of Defense, Veterans Affairs etc.). Expresses information 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; and listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately.
3. Planning and Evaluating- Provides oversight, leadership and guidance for daily operations of national and regional offices to ensure continual program operations. Organizes work, sets priorities, and determines resource requirements. Determines short- or long- term goals and strategies to achieve them. Coordinates with other organizations, parts of the organization, or outside parties to accomplish goals. Monitors progress and evaluates outcomes.
4. Technical Credibility- Understands and appropriately applies procedures, requirements, regulations and policies related to specialized expertise. Is able to make sound hiring and capital resources decisions and to address training and development needs. Understands linkages between administrative competencies and mission needs.
5. Managing Diverse Workforce- Shows sensitivity to cultural diversity, race, gender, and other individual differences in the workforce; promotions and maintains a diverse and inclusive workforce; distributes employee work assignments, monitors heir progress and evlautes their performance; manages staff and effectively leads staff in developing prioroities, action items, and following-through to implement agreed upon action items; establishes performance plans for staff; 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.
6. 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 long term perspective. Determines objectives and sets priorities; anticipates potential threats or opportunities.
The information you provide may be verified by a review of your work experience and/or education, by checking references and through other means, such as the interview process. The examining Human Resources Office (HRO) makes the final determination concerning applicant ratings. 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, the HRO will amend your responses to more accurately reflect the level of competency that is 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 such as an interview, a panel review, written test, writing sample, etc.
INFORMATION FOR ICTAP/CTAP ELIGIBLES ONLY: If you meet the eligibility requirements for special priority selection under ICTAP/CTAP you must be well-qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. ICTAP/CTAP eligibles who are placed into Category [INSERT WELL-QUALIFIED CATEGORY] or higher will be considered "well-qualified" for priority selection purposes.
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Click here for Evaluation details. For Displaced Employees ONLY: if you meet the eligibility requirements for special priority selection under ICTAP/CTAP , you must be well-qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. ICTAP/CTAP eligibles will be considered "well-qualified" if they attain at least a rating score of 90 in a numerical rating scheme. Be sure to review DOL Account Core Questions #24 and 27 to reflect that you are applying as an ICTAP/CTAP eligible and submit supporting documentation.
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The Department of Labor (DOL) offers a great benefit package to eligible employees. The benefit package includes but is not limited to health benefits, supplemental dental and vision plans, flexible spending accounts, 13 days paid sick leave per year, vacation leave and 10 paid holidays per year. We offer a variety of employee benefit options, a family-friendly work environment, a child care subsidy program, transit subsidy program, career assistance program, health services and fitness programs, access to LifeCare, a resource and referral service and more. Employees on Part-Time work schedules receive all of these benefits on a prorated basis. For a comprehensive site about all federal benefits, please refer to OPM . For specific DOL benefits information, please refer to DOL BENEFITS .
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