JOB: Immigration Program Analyst with the Department of Labor, Washington, DC

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    Alicia Mazzara
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    Job Title: Immigration Program Analyst
    Department: Department Of Labor
    Agency: Employment and Training Administration
    Sub Agency: U.S. Department of Labor
    Job Announcement Number: DE-11-ETA-159

    SALARY RANGE: $74,872.00 – $97,333.00 /year
    OPEN PERIOD: Friday, September 02, 2011 to Friday, September 09, 2011
    SERIES & GRADE: GS-0301-12/12
    POSITION INFORMATION: Full Time Permanent
    PROMOTION POTENTIAL: 12
    DUTY LOCATIONS: Few vacancy(s) in one of the following locations: Washington DC Metro Area, DC
    WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: U.S. Citizens and ICTAP eligibles in the local commuting area.

    This position is also being advertised as job #MS-11-ETA-160 for status applicants; apply to BOTH status & non-status jobs to be considered for each.

    JOB SUMMARY:
    Opportunities are Open! Begin a challenging career with the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), and you will help shape the workforce of tomorrow. DOL offers rewarding opportunities to contribute to a noble mission; to serve and protect American workers, prepare them for new and better jobs, and to ensure the safety and fairness of American workplaces.

    This position is located in the National Office of the United States Department of Labor (DOL), Employment and Training Administration (ETA), Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC), National Prevailing Wage Center. The OFLC provides national leadership and policy guidance to carry out the responsibilities of the Secretary of Labor under the Immigration and Nationality Act, as amended, concerning foreign workers seeking admission to work either permanently or temporarily in the United States. The OFLC issues labor certifications, as appropriate, which may lead to U.S. employers being able to hire foreign workers, temporarily and permanently, to fill jobs essential to the U.S. economy when there are not sufficient domestic workers who are able, willing, qualified, and available to perform the job. The OFLC directly administers the employment-based immigration programs for which it has responsibility through two National Processing Centers, provides prevailing wage determinations nationwide, and operates a national helpdesk to address public inquiries about foreign labor certification programs.

    KEY REQUIREMENTS:

    * U.S. Citizenship.
    * Appointment to this position may require a background investigation.
    * Requires a probationary period if the requirement has not been met.

    DUTIES:

    This position is for a program analyst located in the Office’s National Prevailing Wage Center. The incumbent will function as an expert in various aspects of program operations, with an emphasis on prevailing wage determinations. Major duties and responsibilities of the position include:

    – Assists in the operation of the Division’s Prevailing Wage Determination (PWD) unit and in the production of PWDs. As necessary, assists with Help Desk production and provides information that will be used for making decisions on the administrative and production aspects of these functions.

    – Works directly with the Certifying Officers to review and approve PWDs, conduct analysis and draft reports, and research and resolve special problems. Analysis will include reviewing program data, articulating conclusions, and preparing papers on the effectiveness of center operations.

    – The incumbent will work in a production position the majority of time. Therefore, the incumbent must have a strong working knowledge of all center operational procedures and must have a strong working knowledge of the program requirements for conducting PWDs.

    – Reviews documentation of prevailing wage requests, including proposed job descriptions for the purpose of establishing a factual basis for decisions. Analyzes, and properly applies Bureau of Labor Statistics data or employer provided surveys to the determination.

    – Assists in the administration of foreign labor certification programs in accordance with all applicable requirements. The incumbent is responsive to requests for information about the foreign labor programs while increasing the program’s integrity to the extent feasible.

    – Assists in the development of standard operating procedures, as assigned.

    *Note: One or more additional assessment tools may be applied (e.g., a structured interview, panel review, written test, work sample etc.)

    For more information, see http://jobview.usajobs.gov/GetJob.aspx?JobID=102176685&JobTitle=Immigration+Program+Analyst&x=83&y=9&brd=3876&vw=b&FedEmp=N&FedPub=Y&tm=0&pg=4&re=4&AVSDM=2011-09-02+08%3a43%3a00.

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