Apprenticeship and Training Representative

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, Employment and Training Administration (ETA), Office of Apprenticeship (OA). ETA/OA provides technical assistance to States which provide workforce development services to various adult and youth populations.

The incumbent will be assigned to work in Los Angeles, CA. Candidates assigned to the Los Angeles office may be required to telework for the first few months of employment.

This position has promotion potential to 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.

Additional vacancies may be filled under this announcement, if necessary.

Also advertised as job announcement #MS-17-SF-ETA-031, to be considered for each, applicants must apply for BOTH jobs.


At the GS-11 level, the incumbent promotes and improves a variety of apprenticeship and closely related on-the-job training programs. Provides technical advice and assistance to employers to employees and union representatives on effective maintenance and improvement of existing training programs. Provides technical advice and assistance on utilization of workers where manpower and production problems relating to training exist. Identifies, analyzes and prepares industrial training analysis reports and recommendations for consideration by management and labor. Advises civic and community groups in a limited capacity, who are representing business, labor, education, and governments for instance, on types of industrial training’s needed to address specific training problems. Engages in public relation activities, explaining apprenticeship and related training programs. May engage in promotional, developmental, and advisory activities in connection with other special industrial training programs, such as on-the-job training or retraining programs. Provides authoritative advice to management and labor on regulatory provisions of apprenticeship or related training programs. Resolves differences in training issues between labor and management working to secure agreement by both parties within established standards. Conducts compliance reviews of registered national program sponsors to ensure compliance with 29 C.F.R., Part 30 and prepares reports.

At the GS-12 level, the incumbent works independently and is responsible for the overall promotion and installation of apprenticeship programs. Provides technical advice and assistance to employers and union representatives on maintaining and improving training programs. Advises various civic and other community groups representing business, labor, education and government, or area technical committees, regarding types of industrial training needed, what might be possible, and facilitates development of apprenticeship programs. Facilitates the development of materials and conducts public awareness to secure the adoption of training in skilled occupations and related training policies and practices used by employers, unions, and other organizations. Maintains liaison with management and labor representatives to promote DOL and ETA program objectives. Plans, coordinates and implements an outreach program designed to encourage employers, unions, educational providers, and community based organizations to implement registered apprenticeship programs. Studies new and proposed legislation and regulations and conducts compliance and quality reviews of apprenticeship programs.

Travel Required

  • 25% or Greater
  • At least 25% travel is required.

Relocation Authorized

  • No

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