About the Agency

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.

The Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) administers certain provisions of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959 (LMRDA) which primarily establishes standards for private sector labor organization democracy and financial integrity, and requires reporting and public disclosure of labor organization and other reports. OLMS also administers related laws that apply similar standards of conduct to Federal sector labor organizations.

OLMS' primary mission is to ensure labor organization democracy, promote financial transparency, and detect and investigate embezzlement of labor organization funds and other criminal and civil violations of the LMRDA.

This position is located in the DOL, OLMS, Denver District Office, in Denver, CO.

The full performance level of this position is GS-12. Promotion Potential: There is no obligation to provide future promotions to you if you are selected. Future promotions are dependent on your ability to perform the duties at a higher level, the continuing need for an employee assigned to the higher level, and supervisory approval. This position is inside the bargaining unit.

At least one position will be filled through this vacancy. If additional vacancies become available, additional selections may be made.

Note: Writing sample maybe required during interview process.

DutiesAt the GS-07 level, the incumbent provides support to higher-grade Investigators by performing developmental assignments to facilitate the efforts of investigative/audit teams. Conducts extensive searches for information from labor organization financial reports, union constitutions and other documents. Organizes information to assist in preparations for civil and criminal investigations. Participates in the planning portions of straight-forward civil and criminal investigations and compliance audits of local unions. Conducts assigned portions of compliance audits and criminal and civil investigations of union operations or financial practices. Provides basic compliance assistance to clientele to achieve and improve compliance with the regulatory and statutory requirements of the LMRDA and related statutes. Explains the provisions and requirements of specific statutory authorities and OLMS and DOL policies, regulations and procedures. Drafts replies to inquiries concerning the requirements of the LMRDA and related laws, regulations, policies, and precedents. Participates in compliance assistance activities provided for OLMS clientele. Prepares narrative and graphics information for distribution to participants. In the company of higher-grade Investigators, attends and participates in meetings, conferences with union officials and their attorneys and/or accountants and enforcement staff of various state and federal agencies, including the Regional Solicitor and United States Attorneys. Serves as team member on complex civil and criminal investigations. Under the direction of the team leader, conducts assigned segments of the investigation and prepares drafts of appropriate portions of the investigative report.

At the GS-09 level, the incumbent plans, conducts, and completes straight-forward civil and, as assigned, criminal investigations and compliance audits of local unions, and participates in elections supervised by OLMS, performing specified tasks. Provides compliance assistance to clientele to achieve and improve compliance with the regulatory and statutory requirements of the LMRDA and related statutes. Participates in educational compliance assistance seminars. Explains or interprets the provisions, policies and requirements of the pertinent statutory authorities governing the matter under consideration to effect voluntary compliance. Responds to correspondence and visitors regarding rights and responsibilities under the LMRDA or CSRA. Participates in meetings and conferences with union officials and their attorneys and/or accountants and enforcement staff of various state and federal agencies, including the Regional Solicitor and United States Attorneys on civil and criminal matters. Serves as team member on complex civil and criminal investigations. Under the direction of the team leader, conducts assigned segments of the investigation and prepares appropriate portions of the investigative report.

Travel Required

  • 25% or Greater
  • Frequent Travel

Relocation Authorized
  • No

Job RequirementsJob RequirementsKey Requirements
  • U.S. Citizenship.
  • Appointment to this position may require a background investigation.
  • Requires a probationary period if the requirement has not been met.
  • Requires a valid drivers license.
QualificationsApplicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-05 for GS-07; GS-07 for GS-09) in the Federal service.

Specialized Experience is defined as 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 the position.

At the GS-07 level, specialized experience is experience applying specific, well-established laws, rules, regulations, and procedures to perform clearly defined assignments of limited complexity.

At the GS-07 level, applicants may also qualify by substituting education for experience. Applicants must possess one (1) full year of graduate level education or superior academic achievement (S.A.A.). S.A.A. is based on (1) class standing, (2) grade-point average, or (3) honor society membership. 1. Class standing - Applicants must be in the upper third of the graduating class in the college, university, or major subdivision, such as the College of Liberal Arts or the School of Business Administration, based on completed courses. 2. Grade-point average (G.P.A.) - Applicants must have a grade-point average of: 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B" or better) as recorded on their official transcript, or as computed based on 4 years of education, or as computed based on courses completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum; or 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B+" or better) based on the average of the required courses completed in the major field or the required courses in the major field completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum. 3. Election to membership in a national scholastic honor society - Applicants can be considered eligible based on membership in one of the national scholastic honor societies listed by the Association of College Honor Societies. Education must have been gained in a curriculum that is qualifying for the position to be filled.

At the GS-09 level, specialized experience is experience conducting and completing typical inspections, investigations, enforcement activities, or compliance evaluations; resolving a variety of conventional problems and situations by applying known solutions.

At the GS-09 level, applicants may also qualify by substituting education for experience. Applicants must possess two (2) full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; or LL.B. or J.D. if related; or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree. Education must have been gained in a curriculum that is qualifying for the position to be filled.

Equivalent combinations of education and experience are qualifying for this position.

For additional information, refer to the Office of Personnel Management Operating Manual for Qualification Standards, Group Coverage Qualification Standards for Administrative and Management Positions.

INFORMATION FOR ICTAP ELIGIBLES ONLY: If you are eligible for special priority selection under ICTAP, you must be well-qualified for the position to receive consideration. ICTAP eligibles who are placed into Category B or higher will be considered "well-qualified".

Click Application of Veterans Preference for Category Rating Jobs for more information.If you wish to use your education as a basis for meeting the eligibility and/or minimum qualification requirements for this position, you must submit academic transcripts demonstrating that you meet the qualifying educational requirements. If specific course work is required to fulfill the eligibility and/or minimum qualification requirements, you must supply transcripts from each academic institution in which the required courses were taken in order to receive credit for that course work. See the 'Qualifications and Evaluations' section of this announcement for more details.

If you do not submit sufficient academic documentation necessary to demonstrate that you meet the eligibility and minimum qualification requirements described in this announcement, your application will be deemed incomplete and you will be ineligible for further consideration for this vacancy.

College Transcript and Evaluation of Foreign Education - The Department of Labor does not recognize academic degrees from unauthorized secondary schools or post-secondary institutions that are not accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the Department of Education. Any applicant falsely claiming an academic degree from an accredited school will be subject to actions ranging from disqualification from federal employment to removal from federal service. If your education was completed at a foreign college or university, you must show comparability to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States and comparability to applicable minimum course work requirements for this position. Click Evaluation of Foreign Education for more information.Applicants must meet all legal and regulatory requirements. Reference the "Required Documents" section for additional requirements.

Security ClearanceQ - Nonsensitive

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