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    This position is located in the Department of Labor (DOL), Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB) located in Washington, DC and specifically serves in Geneva, Switzerland and falls under the Chief of Mission (COM) Authority. 

    -Additional selections may be made from this announcement.

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    Please note: The selected applicant will be assigned to serve in Geneva, Switzerland at time of appointment or sometime after appointment. The assignment in Geneva, Switzerland is temporary, not to exceed two years and may be extended up to one additional year. Upon completion or termination of the assignment, the attaché will return to a comparable position within ILAB in Washington, DC that is at the same grade level as obtained through their attaché position.

    The pay scale for the assignment in Geneva, Switzerland is as follows:

    GS-14: $92,977 - $120,868

    GS-15: $109,366 - $142,180

    This position is authorized foreign entitlements in accordance with the Department of State Standardized Regulations (DSSR). 

    This selection is contingent upon host country approval.

    When employee is assigned to Geneva, Switzerland the employee will not receive Washington DC locality pay, salary will be adjusted to reflect basic pay.

    The Foreign Service Act and the President's Letter of Instruction to Chiefs of Mission give the COM full authority over and responsibility for the direction, coordination and supervision of all USG executive branch employees in his/her country, regardless of employment categories or locations, except those under the command of U.S. are a military commanders, on the staff of international organizations, or serving as Voice of America correspondents on assignment. Furthermore, all executive branch agencies with employees under COM authority must keep the COM fully informed of their activities and ensure that all such employees comply fully with all applicable COM directives.

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

    • The DOL attaché leads a number of activities related to DOL’s international mission to support the U.S. Ambassador in Geneva and the broader U.S. mission on labor and employment issues.
    • The attaché serves in Geneva, Switzerland, under COM Authority and reports to the Counselor for Multilateral Economic and Political Affairs and to senior ILAB leadership.
    • Serves as an authoritative expert to the Mission in Geneva, Department officials, and USG agencies on developments related to substantive labor and employment issues and institutional issues in the ILO.
    • Actively engages in discussions at the ILO and with officials from other governments to advance labor and employment issues related to DOL mandates and mission priorities, working to achieve congruence with U.S. positions on employment and labor issues, and enhancing U.S. influence and presence at the ILO and other relevant organizations and bureaus.
    • Identifies and addresses critical concerns or unyielding problems, influences outcomes, and makes recommendations for interagency actions in coordination with officials and representatives of other governments, civil society, and ILO and other international organizations.
    • Advocates and develops new strategies that advance DOL’s mandates and mission priorities in Geneva.
    • Promotes U.S. labor and employment priorities and interests in the ILO and with foreign mission officials responsible for ILO issues, including through active engagement on ILO cases that involve U.S. interests and priorities.
    • Designs and conducts comprehensive research and analysis to assess the impact of developments on DOL mandates and broader USG labor and employment priorities, as appropriate.
    • Evaluates labor market information and new conventions and recommendations to prepare reports, analyses, and justifications and brief officials on these issues as they relate to DOL mandates and broader USG policies, programs, and initiatives in the ILO.
    • Assesses in-depth ILO capabilities for implementing DOL projects and assures that projects are implemented in full compliance with U.S. policies, priorities, and agreed-upon timelines and procedures.
    • Conducts briefings (oral and written) and drafts reporting and analytical cables, as needed and in coordination with other Mission officials.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - 10 percent of the time.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential

    15 - There is no obligation to provide future promotions if you are selected. Promotions are dependent on your ability to perform the duties at a higher level, meet all the performance requirements, and supervisor’s recommendation to the next grade.

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    0131 International Relations

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/581809300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.