Our Mission: The Department of Labor (DOL) fosters and promotes the welfare of the job seekers, wage earners, and retirees of the United States by improving their working conditions, advancing their opportunities for profitable employment, protecting their retirement and health care benefits, helping employers find workers, strengthening free collective bargaining, and tracking changes in employment, prices, and other national economic measurements. In carrying out this mission, DOL administers and enforces more than 180 Federal labor laws including those that guarantee workers’ rights to safe and healthful working conditions, a minimum hourly wage and overtime pay, freedom from employment discrimination, unemployment insurance, and other income support.
Mr. Plasencia serves as the Veterans Employment Program Manager for DOL and is responsible for promoting and implementing outreach and employment opportunities for Veterans and Spouses consistent with Executive Order 13518 and 13473. In this capacity, he coordinates and advises management officials on outreach and recruitment efforts on Veteran transition and employment. Mr. Plasencia is affiliated with the American Legion. Before his present position, Mr. Plasencia worked as the Veterans Employment Program Manager both at the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security. Mr. Plasencia served over 20 years with the U.S. Army, as a Logistics Supervisor for various companies including Aviation, Transportation, Infantry, Armor, Military Police, and Administration.
Thank you for your interest in the Department of Labor. We ask that you apply to all DOL positions at https://www.dol.gov/general/jobs/.
The veterans hiring initiative was established to assist veterans seeking employment for the first time with the federal government. If you are a current federal government employee, lateral government opportunities are not conducted through our veteran employment program office. You must go through the competitive process by applying to positions advertised on USAJOBS. Any veteran’s preference you may have will be afforded to you if all supporting documents are included in your application.
Please be aware that the DOL Veterans Employment Program Office is not a hiring office and therefore, unable to accept unsolicited resumes or conduct interviews. However, we can answer any veteran employment-related questions you may have, critique, advise, provide you with tools and assist you with your federal resume and the federal application process. When soliciting for non-competitive consideration, the Department of Labor will advertise those positions on www.fedshirevets.gov.
Before applying to any position, we recommend that you first determine what federal positions you would qualify for based on your military experience or education. To do so first go to the Military Skills Translator Tool located at www.mil2fedjobs.com which will allow you to cross-reference Federal positions related to your military occupational specialty. In addition to identifying those positions that are related to your military occupation, it will provide you with links to current open vacancies in that field that you can apply to. You can then narrow your search to specific locations or other criteria within USAJOBS.
Additionally, use the Federal Jobs by College Major link at https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/students/federal-occupations-by-college-major/ to help you determine which Federal Positions you may qualify for based on your education.
Once you find the positions you are interested in and qualify for, it is important to note that you will need to ensure that you tailor your resume each time by identifying the keywords in the duty description and addressing them in your resume based on your knowledge, skills, and abilities as it relates to the job.
DOL Mission Critical Occupations
Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
2210 Information Technology
1529/1530 Mathematical Statistician
Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA)
0301 Benefits Advisor
0958 Pension Law Specialist
Employment and Training Administration (ETA)
0106 Unemployment Insurance Program Specialist
0243 Apprenticeship and Training Representative
0142 Workforce Development Specialist
1109 Grants Management
0301 Workforce Analyst
Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)
1822 Mine Safety Inspector/Specialist
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
0018 Safety & Occupational Health Specialist
0690 Industrial Hygienist
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management (OASAM)
0201 Human Resource Specialist
2210 Information Technology Specialist
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO)
Office of the Inspector General (OIG)
1811 Criminal Investigator
Office of Federal Contract Compliance (OFCCP)
0360 Equal Opportunity Specialist
Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS)
1801 Labor Investigator
1811 Criminal Investigator
Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP)
0991 Workers Compensation Claims Examiner
Office of the Solicitor (SOL)
Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS)
0301 Veterans Employment Program Specialist
Wage and Hour Division (WHD)
1849 Wage & Hour Investigator