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Compliance Investigator

U.S. Department of Labor
Posted Mar 19
Part Time
Orlando, Florida

Summary

This position is located in the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). The mission of OFCCP is to enforce, for the benefit of job seekers and wage earners, the contractual promise of affirmative action and equal employment opportunity required of those who do business with the Federal government.

This position is inside the bargaining unit.

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Duties

This is an appointment under the DOL Recent Graduates program. The program duration is one year. Upon successful completion of the program and at the agency's discretion, the appointee may be converted to a term or permanent position in the competitive service.

Appointees must sign a DOL Pathways Recent Graduate Program Participant Agreement.

The entire duration of the Recent Graduate Appointment constitutes a trial period.

Additional selections may be made from this vacancy announcement.

Applicants should apply to the location(s) they are able to regularly report to. Location will be determined once selection(s) is made. Salary posted reflects pay range for all locations. Once the selection has been made, the salary will be set in accordance with the selectee's location.

Applicants can select a maximum of 2 locations.

The positions can be filled in any of the following locations:

  • Atlanta, Georgia
  • Orlando, Florida
  • Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Chicago, Illinois

Major Duties:

  • Conducts evaluations with minimum supervision to determine if contractors' affirmative action programs contain acceptable hiring, promotion, termination, and equal pay plans.
  • Plans and carries out conferences to discuss and negotiate the elimination of deficiencies.
  • Negotiates agreements for acceptable affirmative action programs.
  • Recommends enforcement actions to management if applicable laws and regulations are not met after negotiation, mediation, and conciliation efforts are completed.
  • Evaluates policies and practices and provides technical guidance in developing affirmative action programs.
  • Performs mathematical and statistical functions while evaluating cases and conducts investigations.
  • Evaluates records, conducts surveys, conducts in-depth interviews, and takes testimony from witnesses.
  • Performs computer functions, utilizing all available automation.
  • Compiles and drafts reports, letters, and memoranda.

OFCCP enforces E.O. 11246, as amended; Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and 38 U.S.C. 4212 of the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as amended. These laws ban discrimination and require Federal contractors or subcontractors to take affirmative action to ensure that all individuals have an equal opportunity for employment, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, sexual orientation or gender identity.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be at least 16 years.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Candidate required to obtain the necessary security/investigation level.
  • The entire duration of the Recent Graduate Appointment constitutes a trial period.
  • Appointees must sign a DOL Pathways Recent Graduate Program Participant Agreement.
  • Appointment to this position may require a background investigation.

Qualifications

You must meet the Recent Graduate Appointment Requirement listed in the Education section and the Specialized Experience to qualify for Compliance Investigator, as described below.

Specialized Experience is the experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) to perform the duties of the position successfully, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILLNOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. POSITION TITLES ALONE CANNOT BE USED TO DETERMINE IF YOU ARE QUALIFIED. PLEASE LIST DATES IN MM/DD/YYYY FORMAT. THIS IS IMPERATIVE IN DETERMINING IF WHETHER YOU HAVE AT LEAST 1 YEAR OF CREDITABLE SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE. DATES WILL NOT BE ASSUMED.

GS-07: Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, GS-05, in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled. Specialized experience is defined as work experience:

  • Coordinating meetings to obtain information and explain processes/procedures.
  • Researching and analyzing data to support program operations.
  • Developing and summarizing background information to support compliance programs.

And/or

Successful completion of one full year of graduate level education that provided the knowledge's, skills and abilities necessary to do the work of this position.

And/or

Superior academic achievement as demonstrated by a class standing, graduating in the upper third of the class or major university subdivision based on completed courses; grade point average (i.e. cumulative under-graduate GPA of 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 based on four years of education or 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 in courses completed during the final two years of the curriculum); and/or election to membership in a national scholastic honor society.

GS-09: Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, GS-07, in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled. Examples of qualifying specialized experience includes work experience:

  • Conducting routine evaluations and/or investigations to determine compliance with organizational policies or procedures.
  • Evaluating policies and practices and/or providing technical guidance for programs (i.e. applying fact-finding methods to support programs, evaluating records, conducting surveys, and/or conducting interviews, etc.)
  • Performing analyses and compiling reports of data (i.e. mathematical and statistical data) to determine impact of compliance policies and procedures.

And/or

Successful completion of a Master's or equivalent graduate degree that provided the knowledge's, skills and abilities necessary to do the work of this position.

And/or

Two full years of progressively higher-level graduate education that provided the knowledge's, skills and abilities necessary to do the work of this position.

And/or

Successful completion of a Master's Degree or equivalent graduate degree such as a LL.B or J.D that provided the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to do the work of this position.

Education

To be eligible for an appointment, you must meet requirements A. or B.

  • Completed all requirements for an associate, bachelor, master, professional, doctorate, vocational, or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution within the previous two years;

or

  • Was released or discharged from active duty within the previous two years, where the applicant is a veteran who, due to a military service obligation, was precluded from applying for a recent graduate position during any portion of the two-year eligibility period following completion of his/her degree or certificate requirements, provided that not more than six years have transpired since the applicant completed the requirements for a degree or certification. You must submit an academic transcript from your academic institution showing the date that you most recently completed the academic requirements described above. See the Required Documents section of this announcement.

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 coursework requirements for this position. Click Evaluation of Foreign Education for more information.

Additional information

The mission of the Department of Labor (DOL) is to protect the welfare of workers and job seekers, improve working conditions, expand high-quality employment opportunities, and assure work-related benefits and rights for all workers. As such, the Department is committed to fostering a workplace and workforce that promote equal employment opportunity, reflects the diversity of the people we seek to serve, and models a culture of respect, equity, inclusion, and accessibility where every employee feels heard, supported, and empowered.

Refer to these links for more information: GENERAL INFORMATION, REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION, ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION, FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES

As a condition of employment, all personnel must undergo a background investigation for access to DOL facilities, systems, information and/or classified materials before they can enter on duty: BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION

Applicants must meet all legal and regulatory requirements. Reference the Required Documents section for additional requirements.

This appointment is under the DOL Recent Graduates program. The program duration is one year.

The appointee must be a U.S. citizen to be eligible for conversion to a permanent position in the competitive service upon completion of the program.

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Based on agency needs, additional positions may be filled using this vacancy .

The Department of Labor may use certain incentives and hiring flexibilities, currently offered by the Federal government to attract highly qualified candidates. Click here for Additional Information.

The Fair Chance Act (FCA) prohibits Federal agencies from requesting an applicant's criminal history information before the agency makes a conditional offer of employment. If you believe a DOL employee has violated your rights under the FCA, you may file a complaint of the alleged violation following our agency's complaint process Guidelines for Reporting Violations of the Fair Chance Act.

Note: The FCA does not apply to some positions specified under the Act, such as law enforcement or national security positions.

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Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs

200 Constitution Avenue NW

Washington, DC 20210

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