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    Duties

    Summary

    With 25 years of experience, the Office of Child Labor, Forced Labor, and Human Trafficking (OCFT) in U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB) is a world leader in the fight to eradicate child labor, forced labor, and human trafficking. ILAB’s toolbox of approaches for combating child labor and forced labor includes international research, policy engagement, and technical cooperation.

     - This position is outside the Bargaining Unit.

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    Responsibilities

    The incumbent of this position serves as one of two Deputies in the Office of Child Labor, Forced Labor, and Human Trafficking (OCFT), Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB). 

    The mission of The Office of Child Labor, Forced Labor, and Human Trafficking is to develop policy and program recommendations relating to international child labor issues, conduct research and reporting on international child labor, oversee the Department’s grants and contracts to support international programs to eliminate exploitive child labor, and maintain liaison and provide technical assistance and policy guidance to U.S. and international government and non-governmental organizations.

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

    • Make substantial contributions to comprehensive short and long range planning, program development, human resources development, operating program and administrative policy, and internal and external communication.
    • Provide recommendations on how resources are to be used for particular projects and the control measures needed to ensure project completion and management.
    • Oversee the development and implementation of Office goals in order to meet immediate and long-range strategic goals, objectives, and requirements.
    • Periodically review strategic plans and adjust as necessary to meet unexpected program changes and needs.
    • Periodically conduct comprehensive evaluation of program activities with authority to make adjustments and changes, as necessary.
    • Determine the organization, structure, and work groups within the office.
    • Determine when organization changes are needed and institute improved control and cooperative measures, as appropriate.
    • Serve as a principal policy advisor to the Deputy Undersecretary and the Secretary on all issues relating to international child labor, forced labor, and human trafficking. 
    • Develop policy recommendations for the Deputy Undersecretary and Secretary, which form the basis of Departmental positions regarding international child labor, forced labor, and human trafficking.
    • Represent the  Department at high-level meetings with executive policy-making officials of governmental bodies such as the United States Trade Representative, the Agency for International Development, the State Department, international organizations such as the International Labor Organization (ILO) and the United Nations (UN), and nongovernmental human rights organizations where international child labor, forced labor, and human trafficking issues are discussed.
    • Apply expert knowledge of foreign policy positions of major U.S governmental agencies involved with human rights, International trade, economic, and labor policies to advise the OCFT Director, the Deputy Undersecretary, and the Department of Labor (DOL) Secretary on appropriate programs and policies, which would successfully integrate OCFT's and DOL's activities with overall government strategy and goals.
    • Participate with the OCFT Director in reviewing legislation and determining impact on OCFT programs and developing policies and procedures to reduce or eliminate international child labor, trafficking in persons, and forced labor; developing and implementing OCFT goals; and ensuring implementation of Congressional, Presidential, and Secretarial policies in these areas.
    • Develop responses for the Deputy Undersecretary and the Secretary to inquiries from Congress, international organizations, governmental agencies, nongovernmental organizations, professional, trade and labor organizations, and the general public with both factual information and interpret actions of current government policy regarding international child labor, forced labor, and human trafficking.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - May be required to travel 3-4 times per year.

    Supervisory status

    Yes

    Promotion Potential

    15 - This position is at the Full-Performance Level (FPL).

  • Job family (Series)

    0131 International Relations

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    Requirements

    Conditions Of Employment

    • Appointment to this position may require a background investigation.
    • Requires a supervisory probationary period if requirement has not been met.
    • U.S. Citizenship.and Must be at least 16 years of age.
    • Subject to financial disclosure requirements.
    • Must be able to obtain/maintain a Top Secret security clearance.
    • Subject to pre-employment and random drug tests.

    Applicants must meet time-in-grade, time-after-competitive-appointment and qualifications requirements within 30 calendar days after the closing date of the vacancy to be eligible for consideration for selection.

    Federal Employees Please Note: Your SF-50 must include enough information to be able to determine that time-in-grade requirements have been met and reflects your position title, pay plan/series/grade, tenure and the type of appointment (i.e. competitive/excepted). In some cases you may need to submit more than one SF-50.

    Reference the "Required Documents" section for additional requirements.  

    Qualifications

    To qualify for the GS-15 you must meet the Basic Requirements AND the Specialized 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 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 additional to the basic requirements, all qualified applicants must also meet the specialized experience for this position.

    Specialized Experience 

    To qualify for the GS-15 grade level, applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience at the next lower grade level, GS-14 in the Federal Service.

    Specialized experience is defined as experience planning and distributing work, managing staff, AND one of the following areas of experience related to international labor or development issues: work on research, analysis, and reporting; OR oversight of technical cooperation programming.

    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.

    Additional information

    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.

    Federal Employees Please Note: Your SF-50 must include enough information to be able to determine that time-in-grade requirements have been met and reflects your position title, pay plan/series/grade, tenure and the type of appointment (i.e. competitive/excepted). In some cases you may need to submit more than one SF-50.

    Refer to these links for more information: GENERAL INFORMATION, ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION, FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES

    Additional vacancies may be filled using this announcement, if authorized.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    Click here for Evaluation details. For Displaced Employees ONLY: if you meet the eligibility requirements for special priority selection under ICTAP/CTAP, you must be well-qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection.  ICTAP/CTAP eligibles will be considered "well-qualified" if they attain at least a rating score of 85 in a numerical rating scheme. Be sure to review DOL Account Eligibility Questions #24 and 27 to reflect that you are applying as an ICTAP/CTAP eligible and submit supporting documentation.

    Evaluation Factors (Competencies) - All qualified applicants will be evaluated on the following key competencies:

    Program Planning and Management - Organizes work, sets priorities, and determines resource requirements; determines short or long term goals and strategies to achieve them; coordinates with other organizations or parts of the organization to accomplish goals; monitors progress and evaluates outcomes.

    Policy - Expert understanding of federal government laws and international standards that govern child labor, forced labor and human trafficking.

    Coordination Representation - Effectively coordinates between elements of the Department, US Government agencies, nongovernmental organizations, and regional and international organizations for the purpose of accomplishing an objective. 

    Reports Production/Technical Cooperation - Oversees research and makes recommendations to the Director of OCFT, and the office of the deputy Undersecretary for international affairs and the office of the Secretary.

    Supervision and Management - Plans, distributes, coordinates, and monitors work assignments of others; evaluates work performance and provides feedback to others on their performance; ensures that staff are appropriately selected, utilized, and developed, and that they are treated in a fair and equitable manner. 

    The information you provide may be verified by a review of your work experience and/or education, by checking references and through other means (ex. interview).  Your evaluation may also include a review by an HR Specialist or panel and may include other assessment tools (ex. interview, structured interview, written test, work sample, etc).  The examining Human Resources Office (HRO) makes the final determination concerning applicant ratings.  Your resume MUST provide sufficient information to substantiate your vacancy question responses.  If not, the HRO may amend your responses to more accurately reflect the level of competency indicated by the content of your resume.If you meet the minimum qualifications, you will be evaluated against the evaluation factors below and will be placed into a category based on your vacancy question responses.


    To preview questions please click here.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Top Secret

    Drug test required

    Yes

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    Required Documents

    The following documents must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on the vacancy closing date. Warning: If you submit a document using the same document title, the 2nd submission will OVERWRITE the 1st submission.  Also, do not upload password protected documents. Follow the instructions: click How To Submit Supplemental Documentation Document.  

    The following documents are required from all applicants (PLEASE READ CAREFULLY):

    ARE YOU A CURRENT OR FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEE? If applying as a status candidate with current or former Federal Service, please provide a copy of your last or most recent SF-50, "Notification of Personnel Action” which shows your appointment eligibility for the position for which you are applying.   Your SF-50 must identify the highest grade you held on a permanent basis, Pay Plan/Pay Schedule, Series, and Grade/Pay Band, and career status. Multiple SF-50 may be submitted to demonstrate your highest previous rate and eligibility.  

    *WARNING: An award SF-50 (ex. cash or time off award) may not indicate grade, step and competitive status. For current DOL employees, an award SF-50 DOES NOT indicate grade and step.

    - Most recent performance appraisal/evaluation signed and dated within 18 months is requested by the agency, but will not disqualify candidates if not submitted.  If not submitted during the application process, one may/will be requested at the time of the interview if the opportunity is extended.  Applies to current and former Federal employees.

    - Land Management Eligibles: a copy of your most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50 or equivalent) proving your eligibility for appointment under the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act. This service must have been performed in the competitive service, under a time limited appointment in a Land Management Agency, as defined by P.L. 114-328.  For more information, click here.

    Unofficial Transcript(s) (in English) - submit if using education as a basis for qualifying for this position.  If so, you must submit all applicable academic transcripts demonstrating that you meet the qualifying educational requirements (ex. BA/BS, MA, JD, PHD, etc).  If specific course work is required to qualify, you must supply transcripts from each academic institution in which the required courses were taken in order to receive credit.

    You may upload your transcript(s) as one document (3 MB size limit).  If over 3 MB, please submit via fax feature.

    OFFICIAL Transcripts MUST BE RECEIVED prior to selection and report date.  Reference the “Education Section” for College Transcript and Evaluation of Foreign Education.

    The following documents are required if applicable:

    - Displaced Employee Placement Documents - Only required if requesting priority consideration under ICTAP/CTAP Eligibility.

    - DD-214 - verifying military service, eligibility for consideration under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) and showing character of discharge (ex. Member Copy 4 and 2 are acceptable vs. Copy 1 which is not acceptable to adjudicate veteran's preference)

    Special/Non-Competitive Appointing Authority Documents - Applicants who are eligible for consideration, and wish to be considered, under one of the following non-competitive hiring authorities must submit appropriate documentation (click on the links below to see the documentation requirements):

    - Cover Letters are not mandatory and will not be used to verify experience, but may be submitted

    Applicants selected for employment who are not current DOL employees will be required to provide proof of citizenship, and the E-Verify system will be used to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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    Benefits

    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

    https://www.dol.gov/general/jobs/vacancy-information#ben-perm

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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    How to Apply

    To apply for this position, you must complete the initial online application, to include submission of the required documentation specified in the Required Documents section.

    Note: If you are unsure, refer to your last or most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) or ask your servicing Human Resources Specialist.)  If you don’t know what type of appointment you are on, you may find copies of your SF-50s in your electronic personnel folder (eOPF).

    Follow the steps below to apply.  Your application and ALL required supplemental documents MUST  be received by 11:59 pm Eastern Time (ET) on the vacancy closing date to receive consideration.  Paper applications and supplemental documents submitted in any other manner without prior approval from the vacancy contact will not be considered. Click here for information on Reasonable Accommodations.

    SAVE your information before the 30 MINUTE TIMEOUT!  For help, go to https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/.  

    STEP 1 - Create USAJOBS Account on www.usajobs.gov, including Resume and Saved Documents
    Your resume must provide sufficient information to substantiate your responses in the self-assessment vacancy questions.  If not, HR may amend your responses to more accurately reflect the competency indicated by resume content.  FOR EACH EMPLOYMENT PERIOD, include: start/end month & year and note full-time or part-time (if part-time, include # of hours worked per week); otherwise, your application may be considered incomplete.

    STEP 2 - Complete the 1st part of the application process (USAJOBS)
    Once you have identified a job on www.usajobs.gov  that you wish to apply for, click on the title and click the Apply button .  For questions about the vacancy, contact the Agency Contact at the bottom of the announcement.  Click “Start Application” and proceed through 5 steps noted at the top of the USAJOBS page.  You will be able to select a resume and documents from your USAJOBS Account that you can submit as a package as part of your DOL application.  At Step 5, click “Continue to Agency Site”.

    STEP 3 – Complete the 2nd part of the application process (DOL)
    On the Department of Labor (DOL) page, create a DOL Account if you have not already and click “APPLY TO THIS VACANCY”.  Continue through the 7 progress steps indicated by circles at the top of the DOL page.  The 3rd progress step is where you answer the vacancy specific questions.  The 4th progress step "Documents" is where you submit required documents (only if applicable to you) specified in the "Required Documents" section of this vacancy. If you submit a document using the same document title, the 2nd submission will OVERWRITE the 1st submission.

    STEP 4 – On the “Review and Submit” step, click “Submit Application”
    The last “Confirmation” step will turn green noting that your application was submitted successfully.

    STEP 5 - Edit Application as needed by 11:59 pm ET of Closing Date by returning to USAJOBS, clicking the vacancy, then “Update Application”.

    Agency contact information

    Harpreet Singh

    Phone

    202-693-2469

    TDD

    202-693-7758

    Fax

    202-693-7823

    Email

    singh.harpreet@dol.gov

    Address

    Labor, Bureau of International Labor Affairs
    200 Constitution Ave., NW
    Washington, District of Columbia 20210
    United States
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    Learn more about what it's like to work at Bureau of International Labor Affairs, what the agency does, and about the types of careers this agency offers.

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    Next steps

    Once your complete application is received, we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and refer candidates for selection consideration.  Candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview.  You will be notified of the outcome.  A selection is expected to be made within 30 calendar days from the issuance date of the certificate.

    For instructions on how to check the status of your application, go to Step 7 on: Using DOORS and USAJOBS Help Guide.  To sign up for Application Status Updates via email: Click Here for instructions.

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy And gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change in the workplace or the way things are customarily done that provides an equal employment opportunity to an individual with a disability. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) must provide reasonable accommodations:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

Legal and regulatory guidance

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/527748700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.