To qualify for the GS-14, you must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, GS-13, in the Federal Service. This specialized experience:
(1) Involves having served as a team lead or coordinator on a major work area for an office or other work unit engaged on issues related to child labor, forced labor or human trafficking. Such issues could include primary or secondary education or social protection for children-in-need; poverty alleviation, employment generation, livelihood promotion, microfinance, development or labor economics, comparative labor law;
(2) Involves contributing to the formulation of policy and/or program recommendations; providing input for reports and research; writing papers and briefing materials; participating in work related to technical assistance projects, including planning, development, implementation, oversight, evaluation, and/or improvement of such programs.
To qualify for the GS-15, you must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, GS-14, in the Federal Service. This specialized experience includes the experience listed above for the GS-14, but also
(1) Involves having served as a supervisor for an office or other work unit engaged on issues related to child labor, forced labor or human trafficking. Such issues could include primary or secondary education or social protection for children-in-need; poverty alleviation, employment generation, livelihood promotion, microfinance, development or labor economics, comparative labor law;
(2) Involves playing a lead role in formulating policy and/or program recommendations; overseeing and reviewing staff input for reports and research; writing and reviewing staff work on papers and briefing materials; playing a lead role in substantive discussions with foreign government counterparts; overseeing staff engaged in work related to technical assistance projects, including planning, development, implementation, oversight, evaluation, and/or improvement of such programs.
If you wish to use your education as a basis for meeting the eligibility and/or minimum qualification requirements for this position, you must submit academic transcripts demonstrating that you meet the qualifying educational requirements. If specific course work is required to fulfill the eligibility and/or minimum qualification requirements, you must supply transcripts from each academic institution in which the required courses were taken in order to receive credit for that course work.
If you do not submit sufficient academic documentation necessary to demonstrate that you meet the eligibility and minimum qualification requirements described in this announcement, your application will be deemed incomplete and you will be ineligible for further consideration for this vacancy.
College Transcript and Evaluation of Foreign Education - The Department of Labor does not recognize academic degrees from unauthorized secondary schools or post-secondary institutions that are not accredited by an accrediting body 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 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.
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.
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.
C. 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 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.
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 include Category A, B, and C.
Evaluation Factors (Competencies) - All qualified applicants will be evaluated on the following key competencies:
Team Leadership and Staff Supervision : Develops strategic plans to achieve goals; provides appropriate guidance to staff to promote effective performance; seeks to foster a positive work environment; helps staff prioritize work; assigns tasks and monitors staff work; assesses and provides timely feedback to staff on performance; makes informed recommendations to office and bureau management.
Project Management: Manages efforts to design, award and effectively oversee technical cooperation programming ; develops recommendations and proposals for effective technical cooperation programs; engages in dialogue with inter-agency partners, foreign governments and civil society actors to assess needs and strategies ; conducts site visits to assess and verify effective implementation of projects; ensures project design scoping missions are carried out in an appropriate and effective manner; advises on current programming and potential future programming
Research and Reporting: Assigns research and writing of report to division staff in line with office needs and staff standards; provides guidance in line with established report guidelines; reviews reports prepared by staff and provides appropriate and timely feedback; edits reports, as necessary, to ensure quality products; works effectively with office’s research division and senior staff to plan and implement research and reporting processes with the aim of producing quality research products that meet established deadlines.
Oral and Written Communication: Consistently writes, reviews and edits written documents to ensure they are accurate, clear, concise, organized, and convincing, including: Congressionally mandated reports, memorandums, draft policies, standard operating procedures, data analysis summary reports, presentations, talking points, issue papers, and various documents technical cooperation. Ability to present to varied audiences of senior level officials and staff members in a clear, effective, and persuasive manner. Listens effectively; clarifies information as needed.
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".
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