• Help



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

    - Additional selections may be made from this announcement.

    Learn more about this agency


    • Analyzes the impact of international trade, economic policy, development finance, international development, and/or livelihoods policies on U.S. workers, U.S. Government (USG) policy priorities, and DOL/ILAB policy interests.
    • Formulates policy or program recommendations and develops negotiating objectives and positions, including coordinating and developing official positions on assigned work areas. Designs strategies and tactics for advancing ILAB policy positions and negotiating objectives. Coordinates policies, directives, negotiating objectives, positions, and strategies with stakeholders.
    • Negotiates policies and agreement and other efforts to effect the adoption of policy positions. Represents the interest of the agency 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.
    • Analyzes labor provisions of trade, investment, and development finance agreements and programs and ILAB's roles and responsibilities in administering those provisions. Applies understanding of the underlying policy and political interests that drive ILAB engagements and positions regarding these agreements and programs.
    • Assesses countries' compliance with international labor standards set by the International Labor Organization and analyzes countries' policies and practices for enforcing their labor laws with respect to international labor standards. Analyzes and evaluates complaints or allegations that labor rights commitments have been violated under relevant trade or investment agreements or programs. Prepares detailed analyses of beneficiary or partner countries' compliance or deficiencies with international labor standards and/or labor provisions of trade agreements and programs. Drafts remediation plans to bring countries into compliance with labor provisions of trade agreements and programs.
    • Serves as an authoritative consultant, expert, and advisor to DOL staff and leaders, other U.S. Government agencies, foreign governments, and/or international organizations on policy and key developments regarding office issues and programs.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - 5 percent of the time.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential

    13 - 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.

  • Job family (Series)

    0131 International Relations

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/598586000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.