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    This position is located in the in the Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB), Office of Trade and Labor Affairs (OTLA), in the Monitoring and Enforcement of Trade Agreements Division. The mission of the Office of Trade and Labor Affairs (OTLA) is to work to ensure that U.S. trade agreements are fair for American workers and workers around the world.

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    • Serves as a project leader on the team and as temporary Division Chief, when necessary. 
    • Maintains an understanding of the impact of international trade, economic policy, development finance, international development, and/or livelihoods policies on U.S. workers, U.S. Government policy priorities, and DOL/ILAB policy interests. 
    • Maintains an understanding of the labor provisions of trade, investment, and development finance agreements and programs and ILAB's role and responsibilities in administering those provisions. 
    • Maintains an understanding of international labor standards set by the International Labor Organization (ILO) with respect to forced labor, freedom of association, the right to collective bargaining, employment discrimination, and child labor and other international workers' rights (e.g., acceptable conditions of work) and how to assess compliance with those standards and rights.  Monitors and analyzes countries' deficiencies or compliance with the standards, and policies and practices for enforcing their labor laws with respect to international labor standards.  Formulates and writes detailed analyses of countries' deficiencies or compliance with international labor standards.
    • Participates in the engagement and formulation of remediation strategies and plans designed to advance workers' rights, working conditions, and/or livelihoods for workers.  Systematically evaluates the performance of engagement, remediation, negotiating, and other strategies and plans and recommendations to make appropriate adjustments to plans to ensure achievement of the office's intended objectives.
    • Formulates policy and program recommendations. Studies and monitors relevant legislation, bills, pertinent to the USMCA agreement, other free trade agreements, International Labor Organization and other international organizations' standards and decisions. Monitors and analyzes working conditions, other labor issues, and political and economic developments in other countries.  Formulates strategies and tactics for advancing ILAB policy positions and/or negotiating objectives. 
    • Represents the interests of the office, presenting and clarifying U.S., DOL, and ILAB policies and positions, to others in formal negotiations and at international, interagency, and intra-agency working groups, committees, international meetings and conferences, and meetings with other USG agencies, foreign governments, employers and management organizations, and workers' organizations. Participates in the negotiation of policies and agreements and other efforts to effect the adoption of policy positions.
    • Expertise in written and oral communication to develop technical issues, analyses, recommendations, detailed written reports, and project proposals and to make presentations and respond to inquiries. 

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - 10 percent of the time.

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    Promotion Potential

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

  • Job family (Series)

    0131 International Relations

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