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Lead International Relations Officer

Employer
Bureau of International Labor Affairs
Location
Washington, DC
Closing date
Dec 12, 2023

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Specialty
Other
Position Type
Manager
Hours
Full-time
Employment Type
Permanent
Organization Type
Provider
Summary This position is in the Department of Labor (DOL), the Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB) in Washington, DC. This position is open to all current employees of Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB) with competitive status. This position is outside the bargaining unit. Additional selections may be made from this announcement. Responsibilities Major duties for this position include but are not limited to the following: Serves as a Team Leader of international relations staff in the Off ice of Child Labor, Forced Labor and Human Trafficking, including functioning as a coach, facilitator and/or negotiator in coordinating team initiatives and in consensus building activities among team members. Develops and evaluates authoritative analysis of off ice issues and initiatives through study and monitoring of relevant legislation, bills, and proposed legislation regarding existing policy and standards, pertinent ILO and other international organizations' standards and decisions, overseas developments, reports, cables, and other relevant documents, books, and articles, as well as discussions with foreign and U.S. officials, academic experts, trade union leaders, human rights and other non-governmental representatives, and business representatives. Formulates policy and program recommendations including coordinating and developing official positions on assigned program including developing budget requirements, preparing papers and briefing materials, and collaborating with other agencies, foreign counterparts, and others to ensure policies and programs respond to DOL and U.S. priorities and interests. 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. Prepares relevant reports, papers, talking points, briefing books, memos, letters, proposals, and background papers, including Congressionally-mandated reports for the Secretary, Deputy Secretary, Deputy Under Secretary, and others as directed. Applies a wide range of qualitative and/or quantitative methods to assess and improve program effectiveness as related to proposed legislation, proposed regulations, services and resources and/or agency guidance for projected impact on a wide range of off ice issues. Represents ILAB on international, interagency, and intra-agency working groups, committees, international meetings and conferences in the capacity of DOL or ILAB spokesperson to present and clarify DOL/U.S. policy related to the office. As needed, reviews and analyzes current and/or projected technical assistance/cooperation needs and priorities of assigned countries or regions, identifies opportunities that may predicate DOL assistance, and participates as lead person in the development and implementation of technical assistance/cooperation programs or proposals for new programs and activities. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILLNOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. You must meet the Basic Requirements listed in the Education Requirements section and the Specialized Experience to qualify for Lead International Relations Officer, as described below. Basic Requirements: 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 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 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, GS-13 or equivalent in the Federal Service or private sector. Specialized Experience is the experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) to perform the duties of the position successfully, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level. Qualifying specialized experience for GS-14 includes: coordinating work in support of government reports or policy on child labor, forced labor, or human trafficking AND experience researching and writing reports for publication on international child labor, forced labor, or human trafficking issues. 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 coursework requirements for this position. Click Evaluation of Foreign Education for more information. Basic Requirements: 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 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 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. Additional Information Persons who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind, or have speech disabilities, please dial 711 to access telecommunications relay services. The mission of the Department of Labor (DOL) is to protect the welfare of workers and job seekers, improve working conditions, expand high-quality employment opportunities, and assure work-related benefits and rights for all workers. As such, the Department is committed to fostering a workplace and workforce that promote equal employment opportunity, reflects the diversity of the people we seek to serve, and models a culture of respect, equity, inclusion, and accessibility where every employee feels heard, supported, and empowered. Refer to these links for more information: GENERAL INFORMATION, REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION, ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION, FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES As a condition of employment, all personnel must undergo a background investigation for access to DOL facilities, systems, information and/or classified materials before they can enter on duty: BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION Full Promotion Potential (if applicable): This position is at the Full-Performance Level (FPL). Telework or Telework Positions: Eligibility is determined by management based on position duties during the recruitment process. Employee participation in telework on a routine or situational basis is determined by management primarily based on business needs. Employees participating in telework are subject to the terms and conditions of the Department of Labor's Telework Program. Based on agency needs, additional positions may be filled using this vacancy.

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