Unemployment Insurance Program Specialist

Employment and Training Administration - Department of Labor

You must meet the Basic Requirements listed in the “Education Requirements” section and the “Specialized Experience” to qualify for Unemployment Insurance Program Specialist, as described below. For GS-13: Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, GS-12 in the Federal Service. 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. Specialized experience is defined as meeting ALL six of the following criteria: Interpreting legislation, regulations, policies and guidance for unemployment insurance (UI) and applying interpretations to manage Federal and/or state UI grant programs. Leading oversight monitoring reviews of UI grantees and evaluating and developing reports on UI grantees’ compliance with applicable laws, regulations, policies and program guidance. Providing policy advice, with minimal assistance from higher level staff, and delivering technical assistance and training to UI grantees on operational and performance issues related to administering UI programs. Applying expert knowledge, with minimal assistance from higher level staff, to provide sound guidance to state agencies in a variety of UI program areas, including at least three of the following areas: Adjudication, Claims Intake and Processing, Appeals, UI Budget including Resource Justification Model Process, Benefits and Timeliness Quality (BTQ) Programs for Non-monetary Determinations and Appeals, Interstate Benefits and Combined Wage Claims, Tax, Tax Performance Systems, Data Validation, UI Benefit charging systems and experience rating systems, Unemployment Compensation for Ex-Service members, Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees, Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA), Trade Readjustment Allowance (TRA), and Benefit Payment Control. Reviewing and providing detailed and substantive guidance for revision of at least two of the following: State Quality Service Plan (SQSP) submissions, draft ETA guidance, and internal ETA data programing. Communicating orally to a variety of audiences; writing and editing formal reports with technical accuracy; providing guidance to junior personnel; providing oversight for data collection; national UI conference presentations; and the development of performance reports that compare the baseline and actual data. IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC, WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
The Employment and Training Administration contributes to the more efficient functioning of the U.S. labor market by providing high quality job training, employment, labor market information, and income maintenance services primarily through state and local workforce development systems. This position is inside the bargaining unit.