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Workforce Program Specialist/Unemployment Insurance Specialist

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Department Of Labor Boston , MA 02298

Posted 2 months ago

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This position is located in the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Employment and Training Administration (ETA), Division of Workforce Security, and performs a variety of unemployment insurance operations relating to benefit and tax operations, Federal programs, trust funds, unemployment insurance data and reports, and performance management systems. This position is inside the Bargaining Unit. You may be asked to submit a writing example as part of the interview process.

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Responsibilities

Provides advice and counsels ETA officials, grantees and customers regarding ETA programs.

Develops and applies new methods and techniques to solve problems

Communicates orally and in writing regarding ETA programs.

Oversees implementation and continued maintenance of Workforce Development Systems. Studies new legislation and regulations to determine impact on programs.

Develops, adapts and applies new techniques and methods in order to solve problems, improve program effectiveness and provide technical assistance to agency customers.

Travel Required
25% or less

  • Travel for work meetings and site visits.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential
12 - Full Performance of Position is GS-12.

  • Job family (Series)
    0301 Miscellaneous Administration And Program
    0106 Unemployment Insurance

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HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment

  • Appointment to this position may require a background investigation.

  • Requires a probationary period if the requirement has not been met.

  • U.S. Citizenship.

Also advertised as job #DE-18-BNY-ETA-86 for non-status applicants; to be considered for each, apply to BOTH jobs. Applicants must meet all legal and regulatory requirements within 30 calendar days of the closing date of the vacancy announcement to be eligible for consideration for selection. Reference the "Required Documents" section for additional requirements.

Qualifications

Specialized Experience:

GS-11

Applicants MUST have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 level in the Federal government that has equipped applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position being filled; OR 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.

Examples of qualifying Specialized Experience includes: Knowledge of the wide range of concepts and practices of programs to perform a wide range of duties and responsibilities. Knowledge of various customer populations in order to understand customer needs and maintain a customer focus when responding to those needs. Skill to select, organize, and present appropriate information in a concise and coherent manner and relate that information to broad areas of program policy. Ability to assess, analyze, and evaluate information; to identify trends and relationships among issues; to weigh options critically, cross-referencing through a variety of information sources; and to provide a written and/or verbal rationale or results of such analysis. Skill in using a personal computer, associated peripheral equipment, and a variety of office automation software applications in a LAN environment to produce documents, charts, and graphics, to send and receive electronic mail, and to research and communicate via Internet.

GS-12

Applicants MUST have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal government that has equipped applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position being filled. There is NO substitution of education for experience for this position.

Examples of qualifying Specialized Experience includes: Serve as an Unemployment Insurance program expert, responsible for providing authoritative advice and consultation to ETA officials, state officials and other stakeholders; recommend new approaches and alternatives to address current or anticipated problems; negotiate acceptable agreements to resolve conflicts and controversial disputes and elicit support of program officials, customers and other concerned parties; develop guidance, technical assistance, and training; study new and proposed legislation and regulations to determine impact on the UI program and develop guidance for states, as appropriate; analyze and evaluate the administrative aspects of substantive, mission-oriented programs administered by key organizations within the agency; develop new ways to resolve problems in meeting established goals, measures and objectives related to program effectiveness; and make recommendations that may serve as the basis for new systems, legislation, regulations, or programs.

Education

The Department of Labor does not recognize academic degrees from schools that are not accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the Department of Education. 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.

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  • The Department of Labor does not recognize academic degrees from unauthorized secondary schools or post-secondary institutions that are not accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the Department of Education. 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.
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Workforce Program Specialist/Unemployment Insurance Specialist

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