New job Supervisory Workforce Development Specialist in Georgia

Supervisory Workforce Development Specialist

Company : US Employment and Training Administration
Salary : $114,717 - $149,129 a year
Location : Georgia

Full Description



This position is located in a Regional Office of the Employment and Training Administration. The Regional Office is responsible for all workforce development and income maintenance activity assigned to that Region, with the exception of specific Job Corps and Office of Apprenticeship activities.



The Major Duties and Responsibilities of this position include but not limited to the following:


  • Advises and assists the Regional Director on strategic planning, policy, program operations, and performance accountability for the development and administration of a national workforce development system.
  • Reviews work within the assigned areas and allocates resources to ensure completion of agency mission and office work plan.
  • Ensures that implementation of operating plan obligations is met, program performance goals are closely tracked, and prepares suggestions for mid-course corrections. Coordinates Division activities with other Divisions and Offices throughout ETA. Works as a partner with other Offices to facilitate the achievement of goals. Ensures that all interested parties are kept informed about key activities and developments.
  • Supervises employees individually and in the work of teams. Links individual performance requirements to organizational goals. Incorporates organizational performance into discussions about individual ratings.
  • Interviews and selects candidates for vacancies and initiates other personnel actions; provides advice, counsel, and instruction to individual employees on performance, and administrative matters; establishes performance standards, evaluates performance, and rates subordinate supervisors and employees; initiates disciplinary measures and adverse actions as needed; and supports EEO affirmative action plans and objectives. Provides assistance to office staff on personnel matters relating to recruitment, promotions, details, reassignments, grievances, etc.
  • Represents management with NCFLL on grievances, unfair labor disputes, development of MOUs, and Labor-Management Relations meetings, as needed. Creates a work environment that encourages and rewards innovative thinking and problem resolution, formal and informal development of staff, and fairness and equity in recognizing and encouraging opportunities for performance awards, professional development, and general assessment of staff needs and capabilities

Grants Management Laws, Regulations & Guidelines:

  • Monitors the performance of assigned division with respect to the operational plan and ETA grants management guidance including ETOs, the core monitoring guide and its supplements, and Standard Operating Procedures. Develops and recommends short and long-range program plans taking into consideration management objectives. Communicates work priorities to staff.
  • Advises Regional Director on significant compliance issues with grantees, and assists in the development of technical assistance to address those compliance issues.
  • Oversees the assessment of grantee data and ensures timely and responsive technical assistance using ETA wide risk analysis techniques and tools that identify grantees at greatest risk.
  • Serves as agency expert and authoritative consultant internally and externally in one or more types of grants including ETA discretionary investments, formula grants funded under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, and grants to states in support of unemployment insurance operations within states.
  • Develops plans to convert strategic goals into action. Directs review of plans and develops changes, as appropriate, including changes in resources. Establishes and revises operating procedures for the division.
  • Ensures that staff is knowledgeable of the annual performance metrics and ensures that products are delivered and deadlines are met. Accurately reports unit accomplishments in line with requirements.


  • Effectively represents the Department and the Regional Office internally and externally. Effectively communicates Departmental and Agency priorities.
  • Promotes and sustains positive relationships with customers, stakeholders and partners, to include collaboration with various officials from Federal, State and Local government agencies.
  • Facilitates discussions with grantees or groups of grantees with the intent of identifying common issues, ensuring compliance, delivering technical assistance, sharing and implementing departmental priorities, de-escalating tense situations, and addressing compliance issues.

Financial Management:

  • Develops annual monitoring/technical assistance plans to accomplish organizational goals, establishing systems and methods to ensure efficient and effective management of resources; modifies resource allocations in response to changes in plans, goals or conditions; establishes evaluation systems to measure the quality of program productsand services.
  • Identifies problem areas and suggests changes in resource requirements and modification to program plans. As necessary, directs the development of pertinent information for briefing the Administrator on findings and appropriate actions.
  • Participates in the development of a regional staffing plan.

Travel Required

25% or less - Travel within the US to provide technical assistance and support monitoring reviews

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential

14 - This position is at the Full-Performance Level (FPL).

  • Job family (Series)

    0142 Workforce Development

  • Requirements


    Conditions of Employment

    • Appointment to this position may require a background investigation.
    • Subject to financial disclosure requirements.
    • Must be at least 16 years old and a U.S. Citizen.
    • Requires supervisory probationary period if requirement has not been met.
    • Requires a probationary period if the requirement has not been met.

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

    You may not be aware, but in the regulations for agency ethics programs, there are requirements for supervisors. Section 2638.103 of Title 5 of the CFR states:

    Every supervisor in the executive branch has a heightened personal responsibility for advancing government ethics. It is imperative that supervisors serve as models of ethical behavior for subordinates. Supervisors have a responsibility to help ensure that subordinates are aware of their ethical obligations under the Standards of Conduct and that subordinates know how to contact agency ethics officials. Supervisors are also responsible for working with agency ethics officials to help resolve conflicts of interests and enforce government ethics laws and regulations, including those requiring certain employees to file financial disclosure reports. In addition, supervisors are responsible, when requested, for assisting agency ethics officials in evaluating potential conflicts of interest and identifying positions subject to financial disclosure requirements.


    Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, 13, in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is experience leading fiscal and grants management oversight and providing technical and compliance assistance related to workforce programs.

    Specialized experience includes three (3) or more of the following:

    • Experience applying comprehensive knowledge and expertise of Federal legislation for unemployment insurance (UI) to the management of Federally-funded grant programs.
    • Experience developing and coordinating various programs/processes to improve unemployment insurance operations within an agency;
    • Experience interpreting program data, developing proposed changes and anticipating the effects and outcomes of UI or workforce development programs.
    • Experience conducting oversight of and providing guidance to UI grant programs to help them meet program objectives and grant requirements.
    • Knowledge in a variety of UI areas, including: UI Adjudication, UI Appeals, UI Budget including RJM Process, Nonmonetary Determinations Benefits and Timeliness Quality Programs, UI Tax, UI Data Validation, UI Benefit charging systems and experience rating systems, UI Interstate Benefits including the Interstate Connection Network (ICON), Unemployment Compensation for Ex-Service members, Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees, and Benefit Payment Control.
    • Experience in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and Continued Assistance Act Programs, including: Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC); Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC); Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA); and Mixed-Earner’s Unemployment Compensation (MEUC).
    • Experience providing an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others to their full potential; allows for the participation of employees; facilitates collaboration, cooperation, and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.

    IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC, WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE; otherwise, your application may be considered incomplete or not qualified. Assumptions will not be made based on job titles alone.


    There is no education requirement for this position.

    Additional 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.


    Position Telework eligibility is determined by management based on position duties during the recruitment process. Employee participation in telework on a routine or situational basis is determined by management primarily based on business needs. Employees participating in telework are subject to the terms and conditions of the Department of Labor’s Telework Program.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    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.


    Category A - Meets the basic qualification requirements for the vacancy and 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:

    Leadership - Influences, motivates, and challenges others; adapts leadership styles to a variety of situations.

    Grants Management Laws, Regulations and Guidelines – Knowledge of principles, laws, regulations, policies, practices, and guidelines (for example, Executive Orders, Code of Federal Regulations, OMB circulars) of grant or agreement programs, including their order of precedence.

    Interpersonal Skills - Shows understanding, friendliness, courtesy, tact, empathy, concern, and politeness to others; develops and maintains effective relationships with others; may include effectively dealing with individuals who are difficult, hostile, or distressed; relates well to people from varied backgrounds and different situations; is sensitive to cultural diversity, race, gender, disabilities, and other individual differences.

    Partnering - Develops networks and builds alliances; collaborates across boundaries to build strategic relationships and achieve common goals.

    Financial Management - Understands the organization's financial processes. Prepares, justifies, and administers the program budget. Oversees procurement and contracting to achieve desired results. Monitors expenditures and uses cost-benefit thinking to set priorities.

    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 evaluation may also include a review by an HR Specialist or panel and may include other assessment tools (ex. interview, structured interview, written test, work sample, etc.). If selected for an interview, you may be asked to provide a writing sample. The examining Office of Human Resources (OHR) makes the final determination concerning applicant ratings. Your resume MUST provide sufficient information to substantiate your vacancy question responses. If not, the OHR may amend your responses to more accurately reflect the level of competency indicated by the content of your resume.

    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.

    To preview questions please click here.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Not Required

    Drug test required


    Position sensitivity and risk

    High Risk (HR)

    Trust determination process


  • Required Documents

    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
    • 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.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

  • Benefits


    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.

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    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.


This job is open to

  • Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)

    Federal employees who meet the definition of a "surplus" or "displaced" employee.

  • The public

    U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

Clarification from the agency

All U.S. Citizens. ICTAP/CTAP eligibles in local commuting area; Also being advertised as # MS-21-DAL-ETA-136 for status applicants, to be considered for both, you must apply to each.

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