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Job Title:International Relations Officer

Department:Department Of Labor

Agency:Bureau of International Labor Affairs

Job Announcement Number:DE-13-HRC-ILAB-058

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$74,872.00 to $115,742.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, November 15, 2012 to Thursday, November 29, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0131-12/13

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-Time; - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

14

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC Metro Area, DC, US

WHO MAY APPLY:

U.S. Citizens; ICTAP and CTAP eligibles in the local commuting area.

Also being advertised as job #MS-13-HRC-ILAB-058 for status & "Vet's Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA)" eligible applicants and the following non-competitive authorities: Vets 30% or more compensable; persons w/disabilities; present/former Peace Corps personnel.  To be considered for each, apply to BOTH jobs.

JOB SUMMARY:

Opportunities are Open! Begin a challenging career with the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), and you will help shape the workforce of tomorrow.  DOL offers rewarding opportunities to contribute to a noble mission; to serve and protect American workers, prepare them for new and better jobs, and to ensure the safety and fairness of American workplaces.

The Department of Labor values its customers. Every DOL employee is responsible for delivering good customer service through accurate, courteous, efficient and effective transactions.

This position is located in the Monitoring and Evaluation Division of the Office of Child Labor, Forced Labor, and Human Trafficking, Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB). The Office of Child Labor, Forced Labor, and Human Trafficking (OCFT) is responsible for developing policy, researching, investigating, and reporting on international child labor, trafficking in persons, and forced labor and to support efforts to eradicate exploitive child labor and improve the livelihoods of vulnerable populations in developing countries.  ILAB has a regulatory obligation to conduct active monitoring and oversight of its grant projects, and to provide technical assistance to our grantees whenever possible.

The incumbent serves as an International Relations Officer in the Monitoring and Evaluation Division of the Office of Child Labor, Forced Labor, and Human Trafficking under the general supervision of the Office Director, Deputy Director, and Division Chief. The incumbent is responsible for various tasks related to assessing the accuracy and reliability of project performance data, assessing compliance with relevant policies and regulations, and assisting projects with corrective actions to address any identified deficiencies. 

GS-14 is the full performance level of this position. This position is inside the bargaining unit. Relocation expenses will not be covered.
*Applicants please note this position is subject to annual mandatory random drug testing.*

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Appointment to this position may require a background investigation.
  • Must be at least 16 years of age.
  • U.S. Citizenship.
  • Requires a security clearance.
  • Requires a probationary period if the requirement has not been met.
  • This position may require perodic international travel.

DUTIES:

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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. Assigned issues include analyzing and commenting on contractor prepared audits/attestation engagement reports of OCFT projects; assessing validity of performance data; analyzing audit/attestation/engagement/accountability review methodology and procedures; developing methods to assess and improve program effectiveness and/or projects or systems; and drafting country profiles for DOL’s Congressionally mandated child labor reporting. 

Oversees and coordinates ILAB's contracts, grants, and cooperative agreements for external financial and programmatic audit projects, including overseeing the planning, development, and monitoring of each; using audit/performance data management and analytical skills to review financial and/or programmatic audit terms of reference and draft reports; and monitoring compliance with contract or cooperative agreement timelines and requirements.

Collaborates with the OCFT regional project managers and the Grant Officer in developing appropriate corrective action plans to ensure that complex problems and noncompliance with regulatory requirements identified during reviews are remedied.  

Formulates policy or program recommendations in the areas of performance and program data, programmatic and regulatory compliance, and audits/attestation engagement, including coordinating and developing official positions on assigned program such as preparing papers and briefing materials and collaborating with other agencies, foreign counterparts, and other stakeholders to ensure policies or programs respond to U.S. priorities and interests.

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.
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.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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In addition to meeting the education requirements, applicants must meet the following:  

Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience must be typically in or related to the position and has equipped the candidate with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. 

Application materials must support responses to the vacancy specific questions and illustrate the required specialized experience in in order for the applicant to be considered. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position

For the GS-12 grade level: Applicants must have 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 assisting in the assessment of the validity, reliability, and accuracy of project performance or financial data; and/or assisting in the confirmation of grantee compliance with relevant US Government regulations and policy; and/or assisting in the development of corrective actions for identified grantee reporting errors or instances of grantee non-compliance with regulations and policies.

For the GS-13 grade level: Applicants must have 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 having direct responsibility for assessing the validity, reliability, and accuracy of project performance or financial data; and/or direct responsibility for confirming grantee compliance with relevant DOL and US Government regulations and policy; and/or direct responsibility for developing corrective actions for identified grantee reporting errors or instances of grantee non-compliance with regulations and policies.


College Transcript and Evaluation of Foreign Education - Transcripts (in English) must be submitted if (a) a degree is required for the position, and/or (b) education is used as the basis for qualifying for this position.  The Department of Labor does not recognize academic degrees from schools that are not accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the Department of 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 courses were taken at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, or from several different colleges or universities, you must submit all the necessary transcripts. 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.

This position has a positive education requirement that must be met in order to qualify.
BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

A. 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
B. 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
C. Experience--four years of appropriate experience in one or more of the fields listed above in work associated with international organizations, audits, attestation engagements, accountability reviews or other aspects of foreign affairs.

To qualify on the basis of experience alone, 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.

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

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

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.

Categories
Category A - Meets the basic qualification requirements for the vacancy and has successful experience in the same or similar job that has demonstrated superior proficiency in applying critical competencies required by this position to work of increased levels of difficulty and complexity.

Category B - Meets the basic qualification requirements for the vacancy and demonstrates satisfactory proficiency in the critical competencies required by this position.

Category C - Meets the specialized experience described in the minimum qualifications requirements section of this announcement and demonstrates proficiency in the basic competencies.

Evaluation Factors (Competencies) - All qualified applicants will be evaluated on the following key competencies (click Evaluation Tools for information):
1. Audit, Evaluation, and Performance Data Verification

2. Procedural and Program Knowledge

3. Communication

4. Regulatory Knowledge

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). The examining Human Resources Office (HRO) makes the final determination concerning applicant ratings.  Your resume MUST provide sufficient information to substantiate your responses to the vacancy questions.  If not, the HRO may amend your responses to more accurately reflect the level of competency indicated by the content of your resume.  Your evaluation may also include a review by a Human Resources Specialist or panel and may include other assessments (ex. interview, panel review, written test, writing sample, etc.)

INFORMATION FOR ICTAP ELIGIBLES ONLY: If you are eligible for special priority selection under ICTAP, you must be well-qualified for the position to receive consideration.  ICTAP eligibles who are placed into Category [INSERT WELL-QUALIFIED CATEGORY] or higher will be considered "well-qualified".

Click Application of Veterans Preference for Category Rating Jobs for more information.
To preview questions please click here.


BENEFITS:

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The Department of Labor (DOL) offers a great benefit package to eligible employees. The benefit package includes but is not limited to health benefits, supplemental dental and vision plans, flexible spending accounts, 13 days paid sick leave per year, vacation leave and 10 paid holidays per year.  We offer a variety of employee benefit options, a family-friendly work environment, a child care subsidy program, transit subsidy program, career assistance program, health services and fitness programs, access to LifeCare, a resource and referral service and more.  For a comprehensive site about all federal benefits, please refer to OPM.  For specific DOL benefits information, please refer to DOL BENEFITS.

OTHER INFORMATION:

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.  Refer to these links for more information: GENERAL INFORMATION, ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION, SELECTIVE SERVICE REGISTRATION, PROBATIONARY PERIOD, FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES

HOW TO APPLY:

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Follow the 5 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 be considered.  Paper applications and supplemental documents submitted in any other manner without prior approval from the vacancy contact will not be considered.

For more details, click How To Apply Detailed Instructions Document or How To Apply Video.  For help, refer to the Vacancy Contact in the "Questions about this job" section.  SAVE your information before the 60 MINUTE TIMEOUT!

STEP 1 - Create USAJOBS Account, including Resume and Saved Documents
Your resume must provide sufficient information to substantiate your responses in the self-assessment vacancy questions.  If not, the HRO may amend your responses to more accurately reflect the competency indicated by resume content.

STEP 2 - Answer Vacancy Questions (DOORS)
Click the Apply Online button, which is available when you search for a job on www.usajobs.gov, click on the title and proceed.

STEP 3 - Submit Supplemental Documents
Submit the required documents (only if applicable to you) specified in the "Required Documents" section of this vacancy by the close date.  For details: click How to Submit Supplemental Documentation Document or Submit Supplemental Documentation Video.  Warning: If you submit a document using the same document title, the 2nd submission will OVERWRITE the 1st submission.

STEP 4 - Review Application and click Finish  Click here to submit an updated resume after initial application.

STEP 5 - Edit Application as needed by 11:59 pm ET of Close Date


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following documents must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on the vacancy closing date. Follow the instructions: click How To Submit Supplemental Documentation Document or Submit Supplemental Documentation Video.  You are not required to submit a document if it does not apply to you.Warning: If you submit a document using the same document title, the 2nd submission will OVERWRITE the 1st submission.

- Veterans Documents (if applicable): To be considered as a 5-point preference eligible, you must submit a copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, DD214. Your DD-214 must show the type of discharge and dates of active duty.  To claim 10-point preference, you must submit a copy of your DD214; an Application for 10-point Veteran's Preference, SF15; and the proof of entitlement of this preference which is normally an official statement, dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs certifying to the present existence of the service-connected disability and indicating the percentage of your disability. (For active duty service members expecting to be honorably discharged or released within 120 days, click Active Duty)  Without this documentation, you will not receive veteran's preference.  For more information, go to: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/hire/hrp/vetguide/index.aspx

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

- Applicants with disabilities who wish to claim eligibility under SCHEDULE A)  of the excepted service (persons with severe disabilities) must submit the following documentation from a licensed medical professional or other authorized entity:
(1) proof of disability; and
(2) certification of job readiness.
For more details, please see http://www.usajobs.gov/IndividualsWithDisabilities.

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

- Peace Corps Document (if applicable) - Certification of satisfactory service from the Director of Peace Corps to receive consideration.
College Transcript and Evaluation of Foreign Education - - Unofficial Transcript (in English) - submit if using education as a basis for qualifying.  OFFICIAL Transcripts MUST BE RECEIVED prior to selection and report date.  Reference the "Education Section" for College Transcript and Evaluation of Foreign Education.
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.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Sheree Grant
Phone: 202-693-7627
Fax: 000-000-0000
TDD: 202-693-7758
Email: Grant.Sheree@dol.gov
Agency Information:
Labor, Bureau of International Labor Affairs
200 Constitution Ave., NW
C-5516
Washington, DC
20210
US
Fax: 000-000-0000

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

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.

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Job Announcement Number:

DE-13-HRC-ILAB-058

Control Number:

331450900