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SELECTIVE SERVICE REGISTRATION

Selective Service Registration: The Defense Authorization Act of 1986 prohibits any male born after December 31, 1959, from being appointed to a position in an executive agency of the Federal Government if he has knowingly and willfully failed to register with the Selective Service System. As a condition of employment, male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law.


VETERANS 10 POINT PREFERENCE

Veterans Claiming 10 Point Preference: Submit a Standard Form 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, with supporting documents as outlined on the form.

This form can be found at: http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf.


FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES

Former Federal Employees: Former federal employees are required to indicate whether they received a Voluntary Separation Incentive Payment (VSIP) buyout in their previous employment with the Federal government, and are required to submit a copy of the applicable Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) regarding the VSIP. The majority of individuals, who accept reemployment with the Federal government within 5 years of receiving the VSIP amount, must repay the gross amount of the separation pay prior to reemployment.


REASONABLE ACCOMODATION STATEMENT

The Department of Labor provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the Human Resource Specialist listed in the contact information of the vacancy announcement.

Hard of hearing or deaf individuals may contact the Human Resources Office via the TTY (TDD) number that is listed in the contact information of the vacancy announcement, or via the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339 (TTY/ASCII) or http://www.frso.us/index.jsp, or their state or local relay service.


VETERANS EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY ACT

Veterans applying VEOA Consideration: A copy of your DD Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty.


ICTAP/CTAP ELIGIBILITY

Federal employees seeking Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) eligibility must submit proof that they meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330.605(a) for CTAP and 5 CFR 330.704 for ICTAP.

CTAP/ ICTAP eligibles must submit the following (all four are required):

  1. An SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, or other official documentation, which shows that you were declared displaced or surplus while serving as a career or career conditional competitive service employee, in tenure group 1 or 2, OR are a current or former Executive Branch agency employee in the excepted service serving on an appointment without time limit, at grade levels GS-15 or equivalent and below, and who has been conferred noncompetitive appointment eligibility and special selection priority by statute for positions in the competitive service;
  2. An SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, or other official documentation which shows the position you may be or are being separated from has the same or higher promotion potential as that of the vacancy;
    • CTAP eligibles: a copy of your Reduction in Force (RIF) separation notice; a notice of proposed removal for declining a directed reassignment or transfer of function outside the local commuting area; a Certificate of Expected Separation; your agency's certification that you are in a surplus organization or occupation (this could be a position abolishment letter, a notice of eligibility for discontinued service retirement, or similar notice).
    • ICTAP eligibles: a copy of your RIF separation notice, a notice of proposed removal for declining a directed reassignment or transfer of function outside the local commuting area; an OPM notice that your disability annuity has been (or will be) terminated; certification from your former agency that it cannot place you after your recovery from a compensable injury; or certification from the National Guard Bureau or Military Department that you are eligible for a disability retirement and will receive the special OPM annuity.
  3. A copy of a current (or last) performance rating of record of at least fully successful or equivalent (not required if you are an ICTAP eligible due to compensable injury or disability retirement).

Download a copy of The Employee's Guide to Career Transition [PDF].


CTAP ELIGIBILITY

CTAP Eligibility: Federal employees seeking CTAP eligibility must submit proof that they meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330.605(a) for CTAP. Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) eligibles must submit the following (all four are required):

  1. An SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, or other official documentation, which shows that you were declared displaced or surplus while serving as a career or career conditional competitive service employee, in tenure group 1 or 2, OR are a current or former Executive Branch agency employee in the excepted service serving on an appointment without time limit, at grade levels GS-15 or equivalent and below, and who has been conferred noncompetitive appointment eligibility and special selection priority by statute for positions in the competitive service;
  2. An SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, or other official documentation which shows the position you may be or are being separated from has the same or higher promotion potential as that of the vacancy;
  3. A copy of your Reduction in Force (RIF) separation notice; a notice of proposed removal for declining a directed reassignment or transfer of function outside the local commuting area; a Certificate of Expected Separation; your agency's certification that you are in a surplus organization or occupation (this could be a position abolishment letter, a notice of eligibility for discontinued service retirement, or similar notice).
  4. A copy of a current (or last) performance rating of record of at least fully successful or equivalent.

BENEFITS

You may participate in the Federal Employees Health Benefits program, with costs shared with your employer.

More info: http://www.usajobs.opm.gov/jobextrainfo.asp#FEHB

Life insurance coverage is provided.

More info: http://www.usajobs.opm.gov/jobextrainfo.asp#life

New employees are automatically covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). If you are transferring from another agency and covered by CSRS, you may continue in this program.

More info: http://www.usajobs.opm.gov/jobextrainfo.asp#retr

You will earn annual vacation leave.

More info: http://www.usajobs.opm.gov/jobextrainfo.asp#VACA

You will earn sick leave.

More info: http://www.usajobs.opm.gov/jobextrainfo.asp#SKLV

You will be paid for federal holidays that fall within your regularly scheduled tour of duty.

More info: http://www.usajobs.opm.gov/jobextrainfo.asp#HOLI

The Department of Labor offers a variety of Department specific benefit to its employees.

More info: http://www.dol.gov/oasam/doljobs/quality_work_place.htm


VETERAN'S PREFERENCE

Veteran’s Preference: If you have served on active duty in the United States military and were separated under honorable conditions, you may be eligible for veterans' preference. To claim veterans' preference, you must submit:

  • DD Form 214 covering the period of military service for which preference is claimed; and
  • If applicable, a Standard Form 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference with supporting documents as outlined on the form. This form can be found at: http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf

For more information on veterans' preference, please go to the U.S. Office of Personnel Management web site for veterans at www.opm.gov/veterans.

The Veterans' Preference Advisor allows Veterans to examine the preferences for which they might be entitled with regard to Federal jobs. It is located at: http://www.dol.gov/elaws/vets/vetpref/mservice.htm


PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE

Part-Time or Unpaid Experience: Credit will be given for all appropriate qualifying experience regardless of whether compensation was received or whether the experience was gained in a part-time or full-time occupation. Full-time work is generally considered to be 35 to 40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.


EVALUATION OF FOREIGN EDUCATION

Evaluation of Foreign Education: Qualifying education from colleges and universities in foreign countries must be evaluated in terms of equivalency to that acquired in U.S. colleges and universities. Applicants educated in whole or in part in foreign countries must submit sufficient evidence, including transcripts, to an accredited private organization for an equivalency evaluation of course work and degree. You must provide a copy of the letter containing the results of the equivalency evaluation upon request. Failure to provide such documentation when requested will result in lost consideration.

For more information regarding evaluation of foreign education for federal employment, please visit the U.S. Department of Education webpage.


VETERANS EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY ACT

Veterans: Veteran’s who have been separated from the Armed Forces under honorable conditions after substantially completing three years of continuous active military service may apply under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA).


ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION

Additional Documentation: You may be required to produce additional documentation prior to being selected.

  • Applicants using education to meet basic eligibility requirements: College transcripts from a U.S. Department of Education accredited college or university.
  • Veterans: A copy of your DD Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty.


GENERAL INFORMATION

All qualified candidates will receive consideration for this position without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, political affiliation, labor organization affiliation, marital status, sexual orientation, or other non-merit factors.

The Department of Labor welcomes and encourages applications from persons with physical and mental disabilities (including disabled veterans in receipt of compensation at the rate of 30% or more) and will reasonably accommodate the needs of those persons.

All application materials become the property of the agency and will not be returned.

Some positions may have promotion potential to a higher grade than the grade at which filled. Positions with known promotion potential do not guarantee promotion, nor is the promise of promotion implied.

All the information you provide will be verified by a review of the work experience and/or education as shown on your application forms, by checking references and through other means, such as the interview process. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempts to conceal information may be grounds for not hiring you, or for firing you after you begin work.


PROBATIONARY PERIOD

This position may require a one (1) year probationary period or a two (2) year trial period.