International Relations Officer

U.S. Department of Labor
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
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  • Posted
    Feb 12

Position description

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, Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB) within the Office of Trade and Labor Affairs located in Washington, DC. The mission of ILAB is to carry out the full scope of the Department's strategic goals; developing Departmental policy, programs, and research relating to international labor activities; and coordinating Departmental international activities that include other U.S. Federal agencies, intergovernmental organizations and non-governmental organizations. 

This position has promotion potential to the GS-13. 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. 


Major duties for this position include but are not limited to the following:

  • Develops and maintains an understanding of the impact of international trade, economic policy, development finance, international development, and/or livelihoods policies on U. S. workers, U. S. Government (USG) policy priorities, and DOL/ILAB policy interests.
  • Monitors trade partner countries' compliance with labor provisions of trade agreements and other U.S. trade policy.
  • Prepares analyses of trade partner countries' compliance with labor provisions of these agreements and policies.
  • Develops and provides policy advice on labor issues in countries of importance to the U. S.
  • Develops and prepares in-depth analysis of assigned issues at national, regional, and global levels to provide inputs for reports and other research projects as well as for the development of policies and programs.
  • Formulates negotiating objectives and/or positions, including coordinating and developing official strategies, positions, and plans on assigned areas of work.
  • Drafts and/or reviews engagement plans, remediation plans, actions plans, project documents, work plans, and other documents that lay out such strategies and plans.
  • Provides constructive, timely feedback and works with stakeholders and implementers to ensure completion of intended objectives. 

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