JOB: Workforce Analyst with the Department of Labor, Washington, D.C.

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    Alicia Mazzara

    Job Title: Workforce Analyst
    Department: Department Of Labor
    Agency: Employment and Training Administration
    Sub Agency: U.S. Department of Labor
    Job Announcement Number: DE-11-ETA-119

    SALARY RANGE: $51,630.00 – $67,114.00 /year
    OPEN PERIOD: Monday, July 18, 2011 to Friday, July 22, 2011
    SERIES & GRADE: GS-0140-09/09
    POSITION INFORMATION: Full Time Permanent
    DUTY LOCATIONS: Many vacancy(s) in one of the following locations: Washington DC Metro Area, DC
    ICTAP eligibles in the local commuting area.

    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 U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Employment and Training Administration (ETA), Office of Workforce Investment. The incumbent performs a variety of analytical, writing, and monitoring functions related to workforce development issues, programs, and projects.


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


    The incumbent performs any of a broad array of assignments relating to workforce development issues and programs within one or more specialty areas, such as legislation, policy development, research, or evaluation. Assignments and tasks range from:
    -developing and managing research and demonstration projects;
    -conducting policy or legislative analysis;
    -drafting position, issue, and options papers on workforce development issues;
    -drafting testimony, talking points, and background materials for Congressional hearings, briefings, etc.
    -assisting in the continuing research and development of workforce occupational analysis and skill assessment of labor market and/or workplace skill needs;
    -analyzing evaluation findings to provide recommendations and options on operational research and demonstration activities;
    -communicating evaluation findings;
    -participating as a technical liaison specialist in work groups addressing workforce development activities, issues, or special services groups (veterans, Older Workers, individuals with disabilities, migrant and seasonal farmworkers, American Indians and Native Americans, youth, individuals with limited English proficiency, etc.) or special functions such as occupational assessment;
    -formulating budgets and strategic plans and/or coordinating the Office review and approval of work plans and projects to assure timely and complete accomplishment of ETA goals, objectives, and priorities.

    The incumbent also prepares or assists in the development of replies, reports and analysis regarding policy guidance and research and evaluation findings, and responds through a variety of means such as oral or written responses, formal directives, analytical reports, or electronic media to incoming inquiries directed to the Office by other program offices, the Department, other agencies, and state, local and private agency program administrators.

    The incumbent independently plans and carries out assignments in accordance with general directions, agency policies, previous training, and accepted professional practices. As appropriate, work products are reviewed for accuracy, responsiveness, appropriate organization of material and conformance with agency policy.

    The incumbent is thoroughly familiar with the guidelines that apply to routine work situations and also is becoming adept at interpreting and applying guidelines and precedents in on-routine situations without referring questions to others. The work assigned typically has aspects of sensitivity which requires more mature judgment regarding the implications of choices of methodology.

    The incumbent typically: 1) searches for and identifies facts, analyzes them and reports them in a logical clear manner, 2) judges authoritativeness of facts, analyzes them to discern interrelationships, and decides on thoroughness of information to be used in the response and 3) provides factual and analytical information in a clear, balanced manner to higher level analysts for use in their reports or directly to policy makers and their staffs.

    The work involves the presentation of requested information in a conventional format and the preparation of limited analyses regarding legislative and policy issues, the continuing research and development of labor market and workforce development-related information, proposals, evaluations, and projects. The information provided to and the analyses performed for various clientele serve to define or clarify labor market and workforce development-related information, proposals, policy, evaluations, legislation, and projects and to identify alternative approaches to their solution or management.

    Prepares responses to inquiries from the public, businesses, states and local workforce partners, Congress, OMB, OIG, GAO, other Federal agencies and stakeholders, using controlled correspondence procedures and systems. Ensures correspondence is accurate, up-to-date and in conformance with ETA’s Style Guide. Edits work of others.

    Maintains personal contacts with key officials and staff members within ETA, with analysts and specialists within the Office to which assigned, with regional offices and other agencies at Federal, state, and local levels, foundations, universities, labor unions, and management and professional organizations engaged in related research and development of labor market information. Contacts may be initiated by the incumbent, the person requesting information and/or assistance, or another party, and may be moderately unstructured, in that the role and authority of participants initially may be unclear. The establishment of contacts is an important aspect of the work and requires tact and negotiating skills. Provides excellent customer service to internal and external customers and demonstrates great interpersonal skills.

    Tracks own assignments and may track work of others. Manages and organizes data, documents, and materials.

    Work may require travel by any means of government or public conveyance to site reviews, meetings, conferences, or consultations may be required.

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