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    These positions are located in the Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB), Office of Trade and Labor Affairs (OTLA), in the divisions of: Monitoring & Enforcement of Trade Agreements (META) or United States/Mexico/Canada Agreement (USMCA) Monitoring and Enforcement (USMCA ME).

    - Additional selections may be made from this announcement.

    - This position is located outside the bargaining unit.

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    Language Requirement - Ability to speak, read, and write Spanish In all styles and forms of the language pertinent to the duties of the position.

    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.

    Major Duties Include:

    Monitors and analyzes the impact of international trade, economic policy, international development, and/or livelihoods policies on U.S. workers, U.S. Government (USG) policy priorities, and DOL/ILAB policy interests.

    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. Drafts remediation plans to bring countries into compliance with labor provisions of trade agreements and programs.

    Analyzes labor provisions of trade agreements and fulfills 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.

    Formulates policy or program recommendations and develops negotiating objectives and positions, including developing official positions on assigned work areas. Designs strategies and tactics for advancing ILAB policy positions and objectives. Coordinates policies, directives, negotiating objectives, positions, and strategies with external stakeholders. 

    Represents the interests of the agency to others in formal settings and at international, interagency, and intra-agency working groups, committees, international meetings, and conferences and meetings with other USG agencies, foreign governments, employers’ organizations, and workers' organizations.

    Serves as an authoritative expert and advisor to DOL staff and leaders, other U.S. Government agencies, foreign governments, and/or international organizations on labor policy and key developments regarding enforcement of international labor standards and/or labor provisions of trade agreements.

    The incumbent serves in a developmental capacity at the GS-11 and GS-12 grade levels. Key functions will be similar to those described at the full performance level of the target position (GS-13).

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - 5% 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.

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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/599425100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.