Director of Application Development, Enforcement, Development and Payments

U.S. Department of Labor

About the organization

The United States Department of Labor is a cabinet-level department of the U.S. federal government, responsible for occupational safety and health, wage and hour standards, unemployment benefits, reemployment services, and occasionally, economic statistics.
Our Mission
To foster, promote, and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers, and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights.


Serves as the Director of Application Development, Enforcement, Benefits and Payments and is responsible for the planning, directing, budgeting, and implementation of financial benefits-focused IT systems, projects, and programs for the Department's enforcement, benefits and payments agencies.

- Leads and participates in the formulation of strategies, techniques, and short and long-range plans in efforts to improve existing financial benefits-focused IT systems.

- Assesses overall division effectiveness, efficiency and productivity, directs changes to improve results, and resolves policy and technical issues referred by staff for executive-level attention.

- Serves as a key advisor and advocates for the division and its customers in order to rally momentum among the many stakeholders in order to achieve mission needs.

- Exercises important policymaking authority for the division and manages the full range of activities, functions, projects and programs in the areas of IT systems development, modification, migration and decommissioning.

- Maintains an awareness of policy and guidance emanating from higher echelons and exercises sound technical judgment in developing, revising, and disseminating policies and procedures, accordingly.

- Collaborates with the Department's enforcement, benefits and payments agencies in the effective distribution of authorized benefits under several substantial programs.


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.
NOTE: Additional mandatory technical qualifications listed on application site.


$132,552 to $199,300 per year

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