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Announcement Number:
DE-21-DAL-ODEP-003
Hiring Agency:
Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy
Position Title:
Policy Advisor
Open Period:
06/28/2021 - 07/19/2021

Format MM/DD/YYYY

Series/Grade:
GS - 0301 09
Salary:
USD $60,129 - USD $78,167
Work Schedule:
Full-time -
Promotion Potential:
GS-12
Promotion Potential Explanation:
There is no obligation to provide future promotions if you are selected. Promotions are dependent on your ability to perform the duties at a higher level, meet all the performance requirements, and supervisor’s recommendation to the next grade.
Duty Location(s):
Few
in
Washington DC, DC, US
Telework Eligible:
Yes
For More Info:
Tammy Vance
415-625-2399
vance.tammy@dol.gov

Overview

Hiring Path:
• Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
Also advertised as job #MS-21-DAL-ODEP-003 for status applicants, VEOA eligible, Vet Recruit Appt; 30% or more disabled veterans; Sch A eligibles. Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) eligibles must be in the local commuting area. To be considered for each, apply to BOTH.
Security Clearance Required:
Not Required
Appointment Type
Permanent
Marketing:
About the Agency
Summary:

This position is located in the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP). ODEP's mission is to develop and influence policies and practices that increase the number and quality of employment opportunities for people with disabilities.


This position is inside the bargaining unit.

Supervisory Position:
No
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
No
Travel Required:
Not Required

Duties


  • Serves in a developmental capacity as a Policy Advisor on one of several formal policy teams within the Division of Policy Development responsible for performing routine policy and program analysis assignments to assist higher-level policy staff in providing recommendations relating to the employment of individuals with disabilities.

  • Accompanies supervisor and senior-level staff in consultations, meetings, and conferences with public and private constituents and experts, advocacy groups, DOL and other Federal agency officials, staff in State and local organizations to obtain information on disability employment issues; drafts summaries of meetings, relevant analysis, and policy recommendations for supervisory review.

  • Examines the effect of changes to various programs and systems, and the effect of proposed and adopted legislation on different levels of the services/systems available to individuals with disabilities, and drafts reports suitable to the assignment at hand for supervisory review.

  • Develops background and analytical reports on specific disability employment policy issues of concern to higher-level staff which identify and present opposing views without bias, evaluate policy options, and examine the consequences of various options.

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:

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

Key Requirements:
  • Must be at least 16 years old and a U.S. Citizen.
  • Requires a probationary period if the requirement has not been met.
  • Appointment to this position may require a background investigation.  
  • Education Requirements:

    If you wish to use your education as a basis for meeting the minimum qualification requirements for this position, you must submit academic transcripts demonstrating that you meet the qualifying educational requirements.  See the “Qualifications and Evaluations” section of this announcement for more details.


    If you do not submit sufficient academic documentation necessary to demonstrate that you meet the eligibility and minimum qualification requirements described in this announcement, your application will be deemed incomplete and you will be ineligible for further consideration for this vacancy.


    Any applicant falsely claiming an academic degree from an accredited school will be subject to actions ranging from disqualification from federal employment to removal from federal service.


    If your education was completed at a foreign college or university, you must show comparability to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States and comparability to applicable minimum course work requirements for this position. Click Evaluation of Foreign Education for more information.

    Evaluations:

    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:


    Technical Knowledge: 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.


    Teamwork: Interacts with others to influence, motivate, and challenge them.


    Oral and Written Communications: Expresses information to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the makes clear and convincing oral presentations: listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately. Uses correct English grammar, punctuation, and spelling to communicate information in a clear, succinct, and organized manner. Composes written information, which may include technical material that is appropriate for the intended audience.


    Problem Solving/Analysis: Identifies and analyzes problems; weighs relevance and accuracy of information; generates and evaluates alternative solutions; makes recommendations.


    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. 

    Qualifications:

    Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, GS-07, in the Federal Service.


    For GS-09: Specialized experience includes experience assisting in developing policy (including legislative and regulatory recommendations, and various forms of policy guidance) designed to increase employment opportunity for individuals with disabilities.


    OR


    Master's or equivalent graduate degree


    OR


    2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree


    OR


    LL.B. or J.D., if related

    Benefits and Other Info

    Benefits URL:
    Review our Benefits
    Other 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


     

    How to Apply

    How to Apply:

    To apply for this position, you must complete the initial online application, including 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 USAJOBS Help Center.


    STEP 1 - Create USAJOBS Account on www.usajobs.gov, including Resume and Saved Documents Your resume must provide sufficient information to substantiate your responses to 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 USAJOBS 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 the 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”.

    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 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.
     


     
    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: USAJOBS Help Guide.


    USAJOBS will no longer send status email notifications. You can check your application status in the TAS by logging into USAJOBS and in the Applicant Dashboard, click the hiring agency Talent Acquisition System (TAS). If the TAS does not provide application tracking information, contact the agency point of contact on the job announcement.