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 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.
In addition, applicants must also possess 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, GS-14, in the Federal Service. Specialized experience includes directing, coordinating, or otherwise taking a leadership role in developing, implementing, managing, or monitoring the performance of international projects related to labor and/or employment.
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.
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.
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):
Leading People - Team Building - Inspires, motivates, and guides others toward goal accomplishment. Consistently develops and sustains cooperative working relationships.
Results Driven - Accountability - Assures that effective controls are developed and maintained to ensure the integrity of the organization. Holds self and others accountable for rules and responsibilities.
Building Coalitions and Communication - Influencing/Negotiating - Persuades others; builds consensus through give and take; gains cooperation from others to obtain information and accomplish goals; facilitates "win-win" situations.
Project Management/Development- Interprets policy/legislation and incorporates into office program goals and objectives. Develops and coordinates legislative proposals and responses. Evaluates effectiveness of meeting program objectives and initiatives.
Program Knowledge – Conducts analysis of legislation and bills pertaining to international labor standards as well as positions of international organizations or groups such as the International Labor Organization, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation; United Nations and various other entities.
Oral Communication – Prepares relevant reports, papers, and oral briefs. Conducts analysis of issues and prepares appropriate written reports. Represents ILAB on international, intra-agency, and inter-agency work groups and committees. Coordinates work with other US federal agencies, state agencies and international organizations. Ability to communicate in Spanish or French is beneficial, but not required.
Administrative Management- Oversees administrative, logistical, and personnel issues related to the work of the office. Coordinates and oversees staff work to ensure strategic objectives are met. Works with ILAB’s Administrative Officer to ensure the office is in compliance with established procedures for personnel, budget, procurement, records management and space management.
Writing- Recognizes or uses correct English grammar, punctuation, and spelling; communicates information (for example, facts, ideas, or messages) in a clear, succinct and organized manner; produces written information, which may include technical material that is appropriate for the intended audience.
Contracting - ability to work with procurement and finance officials to fund grants and contracts in support of international program operations.
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 B 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.