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Announcement Number:
PW-21-DAL-OLMS-020
Hiring Agency:
Labor, Office of Labor-Management Standards
Position Title:
Recent Graduate - Labor Investigator
Open Period:
05/07/2021 - 05/20/2021

Format MM/DD/YYYY

Series/Grade:
GS - 1801 07/09
Salary:
USD $44,128 - USD $77,034
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):
2
in
Atlanta, GA, US
2
in
Chicago, IL, US
1
in
Kansas City, MO, US
1
in
Saint Louis, MO, US
1
in
Philadelphia, PA, US
2
in
Pittsburgh, PA, US
Telework Eligible:
Yes
For More Info:
Carmen Dominguez
972-850-4413
dominguez.carmen@dol.gov

Overview

Hiring Path:
• Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)
• Students
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
This is an appointment is under the DOL Recent Graduates program. The program duration is one year.
*Note: Students who are expected to graduate within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement may apply.

Also advertised as MS-21-DAL-OLMS-020 for status candidates; VEOA eligible; Schedule A; Military Spouses and Land Management. To be considered for each, apply to each announcement.
Security Clearance Required:
Other
Appointment Type
Recent Graduates
Marketing:
About the Agency
Summary:

This position is located in the Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) District Office. The incumbent of this position will plan, direct, and conduct compliance and enforcement activities within an assigned geographical area. 


Appointee must sign a DOL Pathways Recent Graduate Program Participant Agreement.


The entire duration of the Recent Graduate Appointment constitutes a trial period.


This position is inside the bargaining unit. 

Supervisory Position:
No
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
No
Travel Required:
25% or less

This position requires monthly travel.

Duties

For the GS-07: The duties at the GS-07 level are essentially the same as the GS-09, but performs duties in a developmental capacity designed to prepare for work at the next grade level.


For the GS-09: Provides support to higher-grade Investigators by performing developmental assignments to facilitate the efforts of investigative/audit teams. Conducts searches for information from labor organization financial reports, union constitutions and other documents. Organizes information to assist in preparations for civil and criminal investigations. Participates in the planning portions of straight-forward civil and criminal investigations and compliance audits of local unions. Conducts assigned portions of compliance audits and criminal and civil investigations of union operations or financial practices. May perform specific monitoring duties during supervised union elections related to compliance with LMRDA and related laws. With the assistance of a supervisor or a higher-grade Investigator, conducts specifically selected, straightforward civil and criminal investigations, compliance audits, and routine enforcement activities that provide the employee with an opportunity to strengthen investigative skills. Typical assignments involve analysis of the operations of small to moderate sized local unions where the required facts and evidence are available through the application of standard investigative techniques and established methods and procedures. Conducts compliance assistance, participates in liaison activities and serves as a team member in enforcement activities as well. 

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:

Appointee must be a U.S. citizen in order to be eligible for conversion to a permanent position in the competitive service upon completion of the program. Upon successful completion of the program and at the agency's discretion, the appointee may be converted to a term or permanent position in the competitive service.


 

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

    To be eligible for an appointment, you must meet the requirement A or B:


    A. Completed all requirements for Associates, Bachelors, Masters, Professional, Doctorate, Vocational, or Technical Degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution within the previous two years;


    or


    B. Was released or discharged from active duty within the previous two years, where the applicant is a veteran who, due to a military service obligation, was precluded from applying for a recent graduate position during any portion of the two-year eligibility period following completion of his/her degree or certificate requirements, provided that not more than six years have transpired since the applicant completed the requirements for a degree or certificate.


    You must submit an academic transcript from your academic institution showing the date that you most recently completed the academic requirements described above. See the "Required Documents" section of this announcement. To use your education as a basis for meeting the Minimum Qualification Requirements (MQR) for this position, you must submit academic transcripts demonstrating that you meet the qualifying educational requirements. If specific course work is required to fulfill the MQR, you must supply transcripts from each academic institution in which the required courses were taken to receive credit for that course work. See the "Qualifications and Evaluations" section of this announcement for more details.


    If you do not submit sufficient academic documentation demonstrating that you meet the eligibility and MQR for this position, your application will be deemed incomplete & 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 or you will be ineligible for further consideration.

    Evaluations:

    Applicants meeting the eligibility and minimum qualification requirements will be evaluated against the competencies described below and will be placed into one of the following quality categories, based on responses to the vacancy questionnaire:


    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 the 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 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:


    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.


    Writing: Recognizes or uses correct English grammar, punctuation, and spelling; communicates information in a succinct and organized manner.


    Oral Communication: Expresses information to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information.


    Legal, Government, and Jurisprudence: Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, legal practices and documents, Government regulations, Executive orders, agency rules, Government organization and functions, and the democratic political process.

    Interpersonal Skills:  Shows understanding, friendliness, courtesy, tact, empathy, cooperation, concern, and politeness to others.


    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 resume MUST provide sufficient information to substantiate your responses to the vacancy questions. If not, the Office of Human Resources (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.) Referrals will be made in accordance with applicable reemployment priority and/or veterans’ preference requirements. Click Application of Veterans Preference for Category Rating Jobs for more information.

    Qualifications:

    For the GS-07: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level, GS-05, in the Federal service. Creditable specialized experience is: Providing assistance to higher level staff in researching and applying laws and regulations to identify discrepancies; experience performing compliance work; experience assisting in the examining of financial data and records to compile data and draw conclusions; experience in assisting in conducting interviews to gather information; and communicate effectively orally and in writing.


    OR


    have 1 full year of graduate level education. 


    OR 


    Meet Superior Academic Achievement (S.A.A.) which recognizes college or university students who have achieved superior academic standing as evidenced by one of the three methods described below. 


    *S.A.A. is based on (1) class standing, (2) grade-point average, or (3) honor society membership:



    1. Class standing -- Applicants must be in the upper third of the graduating class in the college, university, or major subdivision, such as the College of Liberal Arts or the School of Business Administration, based on completed courses. Grade-point average (G.P.A.)

    2. Applicants must have a grade-point average of:
      a) 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B" or better) as recorded on their official transcript, or as computed based on 4 years of education, or as computed based on courses completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum; or 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B+" or better) based on the average of the required courses completed in the major field or the required courses in the major field completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum.

    3. Election to membership in a national scholastic honor society -- Applicants can be considered eligible based on membership in one of the national scholastic honor societies listed below: 


    Alpha Beta Gamma, Alpha Chi, Alpha Epsilon, Alpha Epsilon Delta, Alpha Epsilon Rho, Alpha Eta Mu Beta, Alpha Iota Delta, Alpha Kappa Delta, Alpha Kappa Mu, Alpha Lamba Delta, Alpha Phi Sigma, Alpha Pi Mu, Alpha Sigma Lambda, Alpha Sigma Mu, Alpha Sigma Nu, Beta Gamma Sigma, Beta Kappa Chi, Beta Phi Mu, Chi Epsilon, Chi Sigma Iota, Delta Epsilon Sigma, Delta Mu Delta, Delta Tau Alpha, Epsilon Pi Tau, Gamma Theta Upsilon, Kappa Mu Epsilon, Kappa Omicron Nu, Kappa Tau Alpha, Lambda Iota Tau, Lambda Pi Eta, Lambda Sigma, Mortar Board, Mu Kappa Tau, National Society of Scabbard and Blade, NSCS (The National Society of Collegiate Scholars), Omega Chi Epsilon, Omega Rho, Omicron Delta Epsilon, Phi Beta Delta, Phi Sigma, Phi Sigma Iota, Phi Sigma Tau, Phi Upsilon Omicron, Pi Alpha Alpha, Pi Delta Phi, Pi Gamma Mu, Pi Kappa Lambda, Pi Omega Pi, Pi Sigma Alpha, Pi Tau Sigma, Pi Theta Epsilon, Psi Beta, Psi Chi Rho Chi, Sigma Beta Delta, Sigma Delta Pi, Sigma Lambda Alpha, Sigma Lambda Chi, Sigma Pi Sigma, Sigma Tau Delta, Sigma Theta Tau, Tau Alpha Pi, Tau Beta Pi, Tau Sigma Delta, Theta Alpha Kappa, and Upsilon Pi Epsilon.


    For the GS-09: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level, GS-07, in the Federal service. Creditable specialized experience is: Reviewing, analyzing and interpreting laws to assure compliance with regulations; conducting simple investigations of the violation of laws; conducting financial record audits/reviews; experience examining, researching and gathering information for reports and preparing portions of investigative reports; and experience in providing advice and guidance to the public on regulatory requirements.


    OR


    have a master’s or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree 


    OR


    have 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 EMPLOYEE

    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 pm (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:


    Resumes are required - provide a resume either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one from your computer and USAJOBS 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.  


    - Proof of Eligibility: Academic transcript or other official documentation from the qualifying educational institution showing that you meet the eligibility requirements for a Recent Graduate appointment, as described in the "Qualifications and Evaluations" section of this announcement. If you are claiming extended eligibility due to military service performed during the two-year period following graduation, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 showing the dates of such service. (For active duty service members expecting to be honorably discharged or released within 120 days, click Active Duty)


    - Proof of Qualifications: Academic transcripts sufficient to demonstrate that you meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position, as described in this announcement, where you are seeking to qualify, at least in part, on the basis of your education. See "Qualifications and Evaluations."


    The following documents are required if applicable:


    - Veterans’ Preference 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 to be honorably discharged or released 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.


    - 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 alert 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.