About the Agency
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.
This job is located in the Department of Labor (DOL), Employment and Training Administration (ETA), Office of Workforce Investment (OWI), Division of Youth Services (DYS), Youth Policy & Performance Unit.
DYS is organized into three Units: YouthBuild; Reentry Employment Opportunities; and the Youth Policy teams with a mission to contribute to the implementation of an integrated national Workforce Investment System that provides workers with the job search assistance and information on labor markets, occupations, careers, and supportive services they need to get and keep good jobs, that delivers employment and training services to targeted populations, and that improves the workforce system’s capacity to deliver integrated high quality programs to jobseeker and employers. DYS accomplishes this by: 1) providing national leadership, oversight, policy guidance, and technical assistance to the workforce investment system; 2) working collaboratively with other Federal agencies and partners and stakeholders, the continuum of education, and state and local governments; and 3) strategically managing programs and initiative to ensure high performance, greater public accountability, and service quality.
This position is outside the bargaining unit.
The incumbent supervises the work of the Unit and performs but is not limited to the following duties:
- Serves as an agency expert and authoritative consultant including technical assistance and resource management support for a key workforce development program or several complex program areas;
- Provides authoritative advice and consultation to ETA officials and customers on highly controversial workforce development issues and concerns;
- Develops agency or national guideline material, policies, and/or strategic plans. Develops and applies new methods and techniques to solve problems where existing guides are largely inapplicable, or frequently non-existent. Participates in drafting of, or manages complex studies of new and proposed legislation and regulations to determine impact on the program;
- Reviews plans, analyzes, develops and facilitates or manages program changes including resource requirements, establishes and revises operating procedures, reviews operations, aggregates and accesses program data, and provides high-level technical assistance; and
- Supervises plans and provides leadership in the administration of functions within the Regional Office which are concerned with the fulfillment of legislative responsibilities for providing oversight, consulting, and technical assistance to the States and local areas to assist them in executing their responsibilities under the assigned program/functional segment.
- Occasional Travel
- Occasional Travel - 25%