U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration
$124,475.00 to $161,817.00
Open & closing dates
$124,475 to $161,817 per year
Pay scale & grade
Full-Time - Permanent
Permanent - Full-Time
1 vacancy in the following location:
Relocation expenses reimbursed
PCS may be authorized at the agency discretion.
This job is open to
Current or former competitive service employees, including:
Career Transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)
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 position is located in the Department of Labor, OSHA, Oakland, CA.
The incumbent serves as the Assistant Regional Administrator for Cooperative and State Programs (ARA, CSP). The ARA is responsible for planning, directing, developing, and managing policies and procedures for cooperative and state programs that include Consultation programs, Voluntary Protection Programs, Public Outreach, Partnerships, Technical Information dissemination and financial grant activities, the State compliance monitoring and evaluation programs of the Area Offices and the regional Complaint About State Program Administration (CASPA) process.
This positon is at the full performance level.
This position is outside the bargaining unit.
Learn more about this agency
Manages a system for processing Federal and State-initiated plan and program changes and reviews State program directives, regulations and policy statements for conformity to Federal requirements. Coordinates monitoring and evaluation of individual State occupational safety and health enforcement programs with other Regional Office components, Area Offices, the National Office, and external organizations. Manages a program for the investigation and disposition of CASPA. Manages the review, evaluation and tracking program to control the development and progress of States' standards, including new standards, modifications, revisions, and revocation through to the final Federal Register notice of approval or disapproval.
Develops, implements and manages a comprehensive program that provides administrative, technical and consultative advice to Federal agencies and Field Federal Safety and Health Councils on standards, regulations and compliance provisions promulgated by OSHA. Serves as liaison between Regional Office and National Office on Federal Agency Program operations. Administers the consultation programs in the region. Manages programs to promote voluntary programs in the Region. Works with Enforcement Programs and Area Offices in the evaluation of Voluntary Protection Program applications and conducting on-site evaluations.
Administers and coordinates regional outreach and education programs. Develops program plans for provision of technical assistance to financial managers of state government agencies in developing financial grant package(s). Reviews and evaluates special agreements and special grants. Plans, develops and manages a program to provide technical assistance to industries, workers, other Federal agencies, non-governmental service organizations and associations and institutes of higher learning in the identification, analysis, control and abatement of occupational hazards.
Performs a variety of supervisory functions.
25% or less - Occasional travel required.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…
Current/former Federal employees w/ competitive/reinstatement eligibility; ICTAP and CTAP eligibles in the local commuting area; Veterans' Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) eligibles.
Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.
Job family (Series)
0018 Safety and Occupational Health Management
Conditions of Employment
Requires a supervisory probationary period, if not previously met.
Subject to financial disclosure requirements.
Appointment to this position may require a background investigation.
Requires a valid drivers license.
Applicants must meet time-in-grade, time-after-competitive-appointment and qualifications requirements within 30 calendar days after the closing date of the vacancy to be eligible for consideration for selection. Reference the Required Documents section for additional requirements.
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).
The examining Human Resources Office (HRO) makes the final determination concerning applicant ratings. Your resume MUST provide sufficient information to substantiate your vacancy question responses. If not, the HRO may amend your responses to more accurately reflect the level of competency indicated by the content of your resume.
Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-13) in the Federal service.
Specialized Experience is experience which is in or directly related to the position to be filled and which has equipped the candidate with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of position.
Specialized experience is defined as work which involves supervising, directing, or planning and coordinating the analysis and evaluation of various OSHA programs including State OSHA Enforcement and Consultation programs, Training and Educational Programs and Grants, Voluntary Protection Programs, Compliance Assistance Programs, and other cooperative and state programs.
For additional information, refer to the Office of Personnel Management Operating Manual for Qualification Standards, Group Coverage Qualification Standards for Administrative and Management Positions
SUPERVISORY OR MANAGERIAL ABILITIES
Candidates must have demonstrated in their work experience or training that they possess, or have the potential to develop, the qualities of successful supervision. Please refer to OPM's Supervisory Guide for more information. Click Supervisory Guide
There is no substitution of education for experience at this grade level.
Refer to these links for more information: GENERAL INFORMATION
, FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
for Evaluation details. For Displaced Employees ONLY: if you meet the eligibility requirements for special priority selection under ICTAP
, you must be well-qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. ICTAP/CTAP eligibles will be considered well-qualified if they attain at least a rating score of 85 in a numerical rating scheme. Be sure to review DOL Account Eligibility Questions #23 and 26 to reflect that you are applying as an ICTAP/CTAP eligible and submit supporting documentation.
Evaluation Factors (Competencies) - All qualified applicants will be evaluated on the following key competencies:
Leadership: Inspires, motivates, and guides others toward goal accomplishment. Consistently develops and sustains cooperative working relationships. Encourages and facilitates cooperation within the organization and with customer groups; fosters commitment, team spirit, pride, trust. Develops leadership in others through coaching, mentoring, rewarding, and guiding employees.
Planning and Evaluating: Organizes work, sets priorities, and determines resource requirements; determines short- or long-term goals and strategies to achieve them; coordinates with other organizations or parts of the organization to accomplish goals; monitors progress and evaluates outcomes.
Communication/Interpersonal Skills: Expresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral/non-written presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately. Recognizes or uses correct English grammar, punctuation, and spelling; communicates information (for example, facts, ideas, or messages) in a succinct and organized manner; produces written information, which may include technical material, that is appropriate for the intended audience. Conveys information and ideas in an effective and timely manner. Shows understanding, professionalism, 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.
Legal/Technical: 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; and principles, practices, and techniques for conducting and documenting health and safety inspections and documenting findings and conclusions in a legally defensible manner.
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Background checks and security clearance
Q - Nonsensitive
The following documents must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on the vacancy closing date. Follow the instructions: click How To Submit Supplemental Documentation Document
. 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:
- Most Recent SF-50 that indicates current grade, step, and competitive status - All status candidates or reinstatement eligibles
* Warning: An award SF-50 (ex. cash or time off award) may not indicate grade, step and competitive status. For current DOL employees, an award SF-50 DOES NOT indicate grade and step. Ensure you submit your most recent SF-50 indicating grade, step and competitive status to establish your eligibility for this position.
The following documents are required if applicable:
- Displaced Employee Placement Documents - Only required if requesting priority consideration under ICTAP
- DD-214 - verifying military service, eligibility for consideration under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA)
and showing character of discharge (ex. Member Copy 4 vs. Copy 1)
- 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.
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. Learn 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.
How to Apply
How to Apply
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 https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/.
STEP 1 - Create USAJOBS Account on www.usajobs.gov, including Resume and Saved Documents
Your resume must provide sufficient information to substantiate your responses in 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 www.usajobs.gov 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 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”.
Agency contact information
Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Admin
San Francisco, California
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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 Step 7 on: Using DOORS and USAJOBS Help Guide
. To sign up for Application Status Updates via email: Click Here for instructions
Fair & Transparent
Fair & Transparent
The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants
Reasonable Accommodation Policy
Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations
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Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.
U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Website : http://www.osha.gov/