International Relations Officer

U.S. Bureau of International Labor Affairs
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Government
  • Experience
    Mid Career / Advanced
  • Apply by
    Aug-07-2020
  • Posted
    Jul 27

Position description

This position is located in the Department of Labor, Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB), Office of Child Labor, Forced Labor, and Human Trafficking (OCFT). OCFT's outputs in the area of policy engagement, technical assistance, research, reporting contribute to the adoption, implementation, and enforcement of worker rights related to child labor, forced labor, and human trafficking.

This position is in a bargaining unit.

Additional selections may be made from this announcement.

Responsibilities

GS 12:

  • Applies a wide range of qualitative and/or quantitative methods to assess and improve program effectiveness.
  • Executes job duties in support of senior team members and the Office mission while providing research and analyses of child labor, forced labor, and human trafficking issues for assigned countries for the purpose of contributing to Congressionally-mandated and Executive Order reports, engaging with foreign governments or other U.S. government officials, designing technical assistance programs, or related to other strategic interests of ILAB, or as part of analysis of trends and lessons learned that inform program evaluation, project survey, and project design activities.
  • Drafts and provides written feedback on documents, as assigned, including analytical assessment, concept notes and solicitations for technical assistance projects, monitoring and evaluation documents, impact and implementation evaluations and related documents, and technical survey-related documents.
  • Regularly prepares written communication for and on behalf of senior ILAB and DOL staff on international child and forced labor issues.
  • Participates in the formulation of policy or program recommendations that advance OCFT and ILAB mission, programming, and other priorities in target countries and on a global level.
  • Prepares senior level officials to present policy positions and program results to external groups.
  • Represent ILAB in international, interagency, and intra-agency working groups, committees, international meets and conferences in the capacity of DOL or ILAB or OCFT spokesperson to present and clarify DOL/U.S. policy related to the office.
  • Plans, develops, oversees, implements and provides technical support for OCFT technical assistance activities and uses qualitative and/or quantitative methods to measure results and assess and improve program effectiveness.
  • Provides comprehensive and rigorous technical oversight of OCFT's technical assistance program activities, and monitoring and evaluation tasks as assigned.

GS-13

  • Applies a wide range of qualitative and/or quantitative methods to assess and improve program effectiveness.
  • Executes job duties in support of the Office mission.  Regular assignments include providing research and analyses of child labor, forced labor, and human trafficking issues for assigned countries for the purpose of contributing to Congressionally-mandated and Executive Order reports, engaging with foreign governments or other U.S. government officials, designing technical assistance programs, or related to other strategic interests of ILAB, or as part of analysis of trends and lessons learned that inform programs evaluation, project survey, and project design activities.
  • Drafts and provides written feedback on documents, as assigned, including analytical assessment, concept notes and solicitations for technical assistance projects, monitoring and evaluation documents, impact and implementation evaluations and related documents, and technical survey-related documents.
  • Regularly prepares written communication for and on behalf of senior ILAB and DOL staff on international child and forced labor issues.
  • Demonstrates an advanced ability to critically analyze Office issues and initiatives through study and monitoring of relevant legislation, pertinent ILO and other international organizations' standard and decisions, books and articles, research and evaluation documents and papers, and other sources.
  • Organizes and conducts extensive research and support activities for programs, initiatives, or international organizations assigned and prepares recommendations, reports and briefings.
  • Formulates policy or program recommendations that advance OCFT and ILAB mission, programming, and other priorities in target countries and on a global level.
  • Prepares senior level officials to present policy positions and programs results to external groups.
  • Develops and prepares in-depth analyses 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.
  • Serves as a liaison for the agency while coordinating with other U.S. Federal and State government officials and with representatives of international agencies to develop strategies and work plans to implements and affect delivery of the technical assistance cooperation program, and negotiates with key stakeholders to arrive at agreements that meet Office mission goals.
  • Provides comprehensive and rigorous technical oversight of OCFT technical assistance programs and key monitoring and evaluation activities, as assigned, to ensure that high-quality data, analysis and lessons learned are produced to systematically measure achievement of project objectives.

Qualifications

Conditions of Employment

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

 

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

 

Qualifications

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Individual Occupational Requirements

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.

To qualify for positions at grades GS-12 and above on the basis of experience, this experience must have included either (a) responsibility for the direction and coordination of research, analysis, or other professional work in one or more of the fields listed in A above, or (b) specialized professional work involving a high level of difficulty and responsibility in one or more of these fields.

Specialized Experience

For the GS-12:

To qualify for the GS-12 grade level, applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience at the next lower grade level, GS-11. Specialized experience is defined as experience leading EITHER the design OR the implementation of quantitative or mixed-methods research relating to vulnerable and hard-to-reach populations. Specialized research experience includes experience selecting and implementing research methodologies appropriate for study objectives; developing, reviewing, or testing survey instruments; reviewing or developing a sampling plan; planning, participating, or supervising data collection; and planning, conducting, or supervising data analysis.

For the GS-13:

To qualify for the GS-13 grade level, applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience at the next lower grade level, GS-12. Specialized experience is defined as experience:  (1) leading both the design and implementation of quantitative or mixed-methods research relating to vulnerable and hard-to-reach populations AND (2) providing technical oversight for research contracts, grants and/or cooperative agreements. Specialized research experience includes experience selecting and implementing research methodologies appropriate for study objectives; developing, reviewing, or testing survey instruments; reviewing or developing a sampling plan; planning, participating, or supervising data collection; and planning, conducting, or supervising data analysis.

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 Educationfor more information.

 

 

Application instructions

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