Regional Administrator

Department of Labor Atlanta, GA
* Duties

Help Duties Summary

The Wage and Hour (WHD) mission is to promote and achieve compliance with labor standards to protect and enhance the welfare of the Nation's workforce. The WHD enforces Federal minimum wage, overtime pay, record keeping, and child labor requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act. WHD also enforces the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act, the Employee Polygraph Protection Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, wage garnishment provisions of the Consumer Credit Protection Act, and a number of employment standards and worker protections as provided in several immigration related statutes. Additionally, WHD administers and enforces the prevailing wage requirements of the Davis Bacon Act and the Service Contract Act and other statutes applicable to Federal contracts for construction and for the provision of goods and services.

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* The Regional Administrator provides executive leadership and direction for regional program development, planning, implementation and coordination of the Wage and Hour enforcement programs with headquarters and other Federal, Department of Labor, State and local agencies, as well as a variety of private sector interest groups, consistent with the general programmatic goals and objectives established for the Wage and Hour Division (WHD).

* Directs regional office personnel engaged in special minimum wage and MSPA certification activity, government contracts wage surveys and determinations; collection, management, disbursement of employee's back wages; evaluation, referral and recommendation of cases to the Solicitor for civil litigation and/or criminal prosecution; coordination of regional enforcement with the potential for litigation with the Solicitor through Joint Review Committee process; and management of civil monetary penalty assessments and collections.

* Directs and administers a coordinated technical assistance program to promote voluntary compliance with the programs administered and enforced by WHD within the Region to ensure awareness by affected parties of their responsibilities and obligations under the statues, their provisions, and procedural requirements.

* Provides leadership and guidance in maintaining contacts with community, civic, business, educational groups, and media within the region and directs other region-wide efforts to promote understanding of and compliance with WHD program requirements through education to assure that the general public, private and public business communities and all organizations and employees.

Travel Required

50% or less - The incumbent will be required to travel approximately 50% of the time.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


Who May Apply This job is open to…

The public

U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

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* Job family (Series)

0301 Miscellaneous Administration And Program

* Requirements

Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

* Must meet Mandatory Technical and Executive Core Qualifications.

* U.S. Citizenship.

* Appointment to this position may require a background investigation.

* Subject to financial disclosure requirements.

* Requires a probationary period if the requirement has not been met.

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.


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.

The MTQs are:

1. Demonstrated knowledge of Federal Labor Standards, Laws, and Regulations.

2. Demonstrated experience in formulating nationwide policies and procedures to support agency programs, goals, and objectives.

3. Demonstrated experience in providing advice and guidance on complex program objectives, controversial policy issues, and precedent-setting activities that could have major implications for regulations, legislation, and policies relating to enforcement objectives and functions.

4. Demonstrated leadership in maintaining liaison with other agencies, union officials, and others in support of policy operations.