International Relations Officer

U.S. Bureau of International Labor Affairs
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Government
  • Experience
    Mid Career / Advanced
  • Apply by
    May-16-2020
  • Posted
    May 07

Position description

This position is located in the Office of Trade and Labor Affairs (OTLA) in the Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB), in the Division of Technical Assistance and Cooperation (TAC). TAC funds and oversees technical assistance projects that build the capacity of governments, workers, and employers to Improve respect for worker rights. 
 

Ability to speak and read Spanish is preferred.

-Additional selections may be made from this announcement.

Responsibilities

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. 
  • Develops and maintains an understanding of international labor standards set by the 
    International Labor Organization (ILO) with respect to forced labor, freedom of association, 
    the right to collective bargaining, employment discrimination, and child labor and other 
    international workers' rights (e.g., acceptable conditions of work) and how to assess 
    compliance with those standards and rights.
  • Develops and maintains an understanding of the labor provisions of trade, investment, and development finance agreements and programs and ILAB's role and responsibilities in 
    administering those provisions. Develops and maintains an understanding of the underlying policy and political interests that drive ILAB engagement and positions regarding these 
    agreements and programs. 
  • Develops and maintains an understanding of various labor, employment, and livelihoods 
    initiatives, programs, and interventions (e.g., labor inspections, labor-management relations, social Insurance schemes, labor administration, job skills training, train-the-trainer pedagogies) designed to advance workers' rights, working conditions, and livelihoods.
  • Participates In the formulation of technical assistance, engagement, and/or remediation strategies and plans designed to advance workers' rights, working conditions, and/or livelihoods for workers.

 

Travel Required

Occasional travel - At least 10 percent of the time.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

13 - There is no obligation to provide future promotions if you are selected. Promotions are dependent on your ability to perform the duties at a higher level, meet all the performance requirements, and supervisor’s recommendation to the next grade.

Qualifications

Conditions of Employment

  • Candidate required to obtain the necessary security/investigation level.
  • Appointment to this position may require a background investigation.
  • Subject to pre-employment, random drug tests and medical examinations.
  • Requires a probationary period if the requirement has not been met.
  • Must be at least 16 years old and a U.S. Citizen.
  • The work schedule may include irregular hours and weekends.

 

Applicants must meet all legal and regulatory requirements. Reference the "Required Documents" section for additional requirements.

 

Qualifications

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.

Basic Requirements:

  1. Degree: major or equivalent, or a combination of courses totaling at least 24 semester hours in international law and international relations, political science, economics, history, sociology, geography, social or cultural anthropology, law, statistics, or in the humanities; or 12 semester hours in one of the above disciplines and 12 semester hours in statistics/quantitative methods.

    OR

  2. Combination of education and experience: courses equivalent to a major, or a combination of related courses totaling at least 24 semester hours, in one or more of the social sciences, or in the humanities, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

    OR

  3. Experience: four years of appropriate experience in one or more of the fields listed above in work associated with international organizations, problems, or other aspects of foreign affairs.

In addition to the basic requirements of this position, applicants must also possess 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the Federal Service.

At the GS-11 grade level:

Applicants must possess 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, GS-09 in the Federal ServiceSpecialized experience is defined as experience 1) assisting with grant-funded projects related labor, employment, livelihoods, humanitarian, human rights, or other international development initiatives, programs, or interventions, and 2) independently administering program resources, including records management and tracking, monitoring, and preparing a wide variety of data, reports, correspondence, and other documents and materials;

OR

3 years of progressively higher level "related" graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree; 

OR

Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree (related to the position to be filled).   

At the GS-12 grade level:

Applicants must possess 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, GS-11 in the Federal Service.Specialized experience is defined as experience 1) assisting with the response to grant funding opportunity announcements and managing projects related to labor, employment, livelihoods, humanitarian, human rights, or other international development initiatives, programs, or interventions, and 2) independently administering program resources, including records management and tracking, monitoring, and preparing a wide variety of data, reports, correspondence, and other documents and materials.   

At the GS-13 grade level:

Applicants must possess 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, GS-12 in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is defined as experience 1) writing grant funding opportunity announcements and managing projects related to international labor, employment, livelihoods, humanitarian, human rights, or other international development initiatives, programs, or interventions, and 2) independently managing program resources, including records management and tracking, monitoring, data collection, reports, correspondence, and other documents and materials.   

Education

Any applicant falsely claiming an academic degree from an accredited school will be subject to actions ranging from disqualification from federal employment to removal from federal service.

If your education was completed at a foreign college or university, you must show comparability to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States and comparability to applicable minimum course work requirements for this position. Click Evaluation of Foreign Education for more information.

Application instructions

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