Regional Director, Philadelphia
Employee Benefits Security Administration

Silver Spring, Maryland; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
No longer open

Permanent - Full-Time

  • Posting Dates
    Open: March 21, 2016 ()
    Close: April 21, 2016 ()
  • Position Properties
    General Inspection, Investigation, Enforcement, And Compliance Series
    Internal Job Number: DOL-SES-EBSA-16-07
  • Organization Details
    Employee Benefits Security Administration
    Department Of Labor
  • Salary Information
    $123,175.00 - $185,100.00 Per Year
    76% above average

    Pay Band: ES-1801-00/00
  • Who Can Apply?
    Open to all groups of qualified candidates. SES Candidate Development Program graduates with noncompetitive eligibility may apply for noncompetitive consideration for this position.
Position Summary

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.

This position is located in the Department of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA). EBSA assures the security of the retirement, health and other workplace related benefits of America's workers and their families. EBSA develops effective regulations; assists and educates workers, plan sponsors, fiduciaries and service providers; and vigorously enforces the law.


To qualify for this position, all applicants must write a narrative in the spaces provided detailing accomplishments that would satisfy each of the ECQs and MTQs. You must address each ECQ and MTQ separately. If you fail to do so, your application will be rated ineligible.

In writing your responses to the ECQs, your narrative must address each ECQ separately in the spaces provided. Each ECQ should contain at least two examples describing your experiences and accomplishments/results. Responses to ECQ's must not exceed 10 pages. It is recommended that applicants draft their ECQs in a Word document first, then cut and paste into the spaces provided following each ECQ to ensure length requirements. For additional guidance, applicants may visit the Office of Personnel Management's Guide to Senior Executive Qualifications. Applicants are encouraged to follow the Challenge, Context, Action, and Result model outlined in the guide.

1. Leading Change: This core qualification involves the ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.

2. Leading People: This core qualification involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.

3. Results Driven: This core qualification involves the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.

4. Business Acumen: This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.

5. Building Coalitions: This core qualification involves the ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.

MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (MTQs): In writing your narrative responses to the MTQs, please give examples and explain how often you used your skills, the complexity of the knowledge possessed, the level of people you interacted with, the sensitivity of the issues you handled, etc. APPLICANTS SHOULD LIMIT THEIR RESPONSES TO ONE (1) SINGLE SPACED PAGE PER EACH MTQ WITH THE FONT SIZE NO SMALLER THAN POINT 12. It is recommended that applicants draft their MTQs in a Word document first, then cut and paste into the spaces provided following each MTQ to ensure length requirements.

1. Demonstrated capability to lead major organizational change in a challenging environment, including the capability to integrate and organize strategic goals into program operations to identify and achieve efficiencies in investigative processes, inquiry/assistance disposition, and administrative processes.

2. Demonstrated experience successfully managing and overseeing the operations of a large complex organization, including performance planning and evaluation, human resources policy, budget formulation, contracting and procurement.

3. Knowledge of: (a) ERISA and related civil and criminal laws, regulations, precedents, policies, and legal decisions, and (b) the current civil and criminal investigative techniques, methods and procedures.

4. An understanding and current awareness of: (a) the structure, administration, and operation of employee benefit plans, and (b) the multitude of investment procedures, practices and vehicles employed by pension and welfare plan administrators.

You must have one year of specialized experience at a level close to the work of this job that has given you the particular subject-matter knowledge, skills, and abilities required to successfully perform. Typically, we would find this experience in work within the field or a field that is closely related. You must demonstrate possession of specialized experience in the described duties.

You will be evaluated based on your experience and your responses to the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and the Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs). It is essential that your resume provide sufficient information to substantiate your responses in the self-assessment vacancy questions. If your responses are not adequately substantiated by your resume, your application will be rated ineligible.

Current/Former Career SES or SES Candidate Development graduates who have been certified by OPM must provide a narrative response to address each of the MTQ's, but need not address the ECQs. In order to successfully complete the online application process you must input the term, "noncompetitive eligible" in the text boxes for each of the ECQs. You must submit a Standard Form 50 that documents your SES Career appointment or a copy of your OPM approved SES Candidate Development Program certificate.
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Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional Travel is required
Relocation Authorized
  • Yes
  • Relocation may be authorized
Key Requirements
  • Must meet Mandatory Technical and Executive Core Qualifications.
  • Requires a probationary period if the requirement has not been met.
  • Subject to financial disclosure requirements.
  • U.S. Citizenship.
  • Appointment to this position may require a background investigation.

Under delegation from the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Program Operations, the Regional Director exercises full responsibility for planning and executing a civil and criminal enforcement program to ensure maximum industry compliance with the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA).

Participates in formulating national policies, program goals, and objectives; developing Agency-level operating plans and procedures; formulating national enforcement strategies and targeting criteria; and evaluating the effectiveness of enforcement and compliance programs and approaches on both the Regional and National levels.

Develops and executes a Regional Office program of enforcement with respect to the requirements of the Act relating to fiduciary standards, reporting and disclosure, bonding and prohibitions against office holdings, and the undertaking of criminal investigations. Develops and implements an outreach, education and assistance program. Provides executive level management and review of Regional Office programs working closely with key subordinate supervisors to ensure: effective implementation of Agency policies, formulation of Regional policies, plans and program directions within Agency objectives and priorities; and maximum efficiency and productivity.

Assures coordination of Regional Office activities with the Office of Enforcement and other EBSA Regional Office components to ensure integrated program, regulatory, and policy implementation. Also assures required coordination of enforcement and prosecution efforts with other Department of Labor, Federal, and State agencies.


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How to Apply
HOW TO APPLY:Follow the 6 steps below to apply. Your application and ALL required supplemental documents specified in the "Required Documents" section of this vacancy must be received by 11:59 pm Eastern Time (ET) on the vacancy closing date to be considered or your application WILL BE INCOMPLETE AND WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. Paper applications and supplemental documents submitted in any other manner without prior approval from the vacancy contact will not be considered.

For more details, click How To Apply Detailed Instructions. For help, refer to the Vacancy Contact in the "Questions about this job" section. You must SAVE your information before the 30 MINUTE TIMEOUT!

STEP 1 - Create USAJOBS Account, including Resume and Saved Documents
Your resume must provide sufficient information to substantiate your responses in the self-assessment vacancy questions. If not, your application will be rated ineligible.

STEP 2 - Apply Online
Click the Apply Online button, which is available when you search for a job on, and select the resume you wish to submit with your application. You will then be redirected to DOL?s DOORS website to complete the application process.

STEP 3 - Answer Vacancy Questions
Answer all the online questions including writing your narrative answer to the ECQs and MTQs in the space provided following each ECQ and MTQ.

STEP 4 - Submit Supplemental Documents
Submit the required documents (only if applicable to you) specified in the ?Required Documents? section of this vacancy by the close date. For details: click How to Submit Supplemental Documentation. Warning: If you submit a document using the same document title, the 2nd submission will OVERWRITE the 1st submission. To avoid this, submit documents (ex. undergraduate and graduate degree transcripts) as one document.

STEP 5 - Review Application and click Finish . Click here to submit an updated resume after initial application.

STEP 6 - Edit Application as needed by 11:59 pm ET of Close Date
Lisa Savage
Phone: 202-693-7800
Fax: 202-693-7705
Email: Agency Information:
Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration
200 Constitution Ave., NW
Room N2453
Washington, DC
Fax: 202-693-7705

The Office of Executive Resources will review all applications to determine if applicants meet the mandatory technical qualifications of this position and the SES ECQs. Those who meet the qualifications will be referred to a panel of SES members for rating and ranking to determine the "best qualified" candidates. The panel will make a recommendation to the selecting official about the top candidates that s/he should interview. Once a selection is made, the selectee's application will be forwarded to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) for approval by an OPM independent Qualifications Review Board (QRB), unless the selectee is a current/former SES executive or has successfully participated in an OPM approval SES Candidate Development Program.
Control Number: 433347700
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