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    Summary

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

    - Additional selections may be made from this announcement.
    - This position is located outside the bargaining unit.

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    Responsibilities

    Please note: The selected applicant will be assigned to serve in Hanoi, Vietnam at time of appointment or sometime after appointment. The assignment in Hanoi, Vietnam 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.


    GS-14 Duties include, but are not limited to:

    Serves as an authoritative expert to the Mission in Vietnam, Departmental officials, and USG agencies on labor and employment issues and developments in Vietnam related to DOL mandates and mission priorities.

    Supports effective technical cooperation and develops analyses and reports on relevant labor market conditions, including undertaking research for DOL/ILAB mandated reports on child and forced labor.

    In light of DOL mandates, the incumbent develops analyses and reports on relevant labor market conditions, including undertaking research for DOL/ILAB mandated reports on child and forced labor. 

    Builds professional relationships with a wide range of USG and international contacts at varying levels of authority and earns the trust of Vietnamese counterparts in order to provide effective guidance and authoritative recommendations to these stakeholders. 

    Develops and maintains an in-depth understanding and awareness of new, emerging, and/or evolving labor and employment issues and developments (e.g., policies, programs, and initiatives) in Vietnam and the international community as a whole. 

    Conducts oral briefings as needed and in coordination with other Embassy officials. Responds to inquiries from USG agencies, in particular the above-mentioned USG officials, on labor and employment issues and developments especially as they relate to DOL mandates and mission priorities.

    Occasionally represents DOL at events and engagement in the region related to DOL labor and employment mandates, in coordination with the Mission, Department of State and other interagency partners.

    GS-15 Duties include, but are not limited to:

    To ensure coordination and impact of DOL programs and policies, incumbent monitors labor and employment mandates, policies, programs, and initiatives to include technical assistance and programming of third countries, ILO and other international organizations, and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) as it pertains to Vietnam. Utilizes professional judgment and ingenuity in developing new theories and providing technical assistance to the Vietnamese government in order to address child labor and forced labor, facilitate legal reforms consistent international labor standards, and promote effective enforcement of labor laws and regulations.

    Serves as a principal advisor to USG officials on labor and employment activities, technical assistance and programming initiatives, and applicable policies related to the implementation of DOL mandates and mission priorities in Vietnam.

    Coordinates reporting and other communications with USG outside the U.S. Mission to ensure conformance with the policies and procedures set by the COM.

    Builds professional relationships with a wide range of USG and international contacts at varying levels of authority and earns the trust of Vietnamese counterparts in order to provide effective guidance and authoritative recommendations to these stakeholders. Takes initiative to learn and understand the varying viewpoints, opinions, and missions of stakeholders. Identifies and addresses critical concerns or unyielding problems, influences outcomes, and makes recommendations for interagency actions in coordination with officials and representatives of third-country governments, civil society, and ILO and other international organizations operating in Vietnam. Engages in discussions with Vietnamese government officials on labor and employment endeavors to include policies, programs, and other initiatives related to DOL mandates and mission priorities.

    Develops and maintains an in-depth understanding and awareness of new, emerging, and/or evolving labor and employment issues and developments (e.g., policies, programs, and initiatives) in Vietnam and the international community as a whole. Monitors the country’s reform initiatives and promotes adherence with international labor standards, and effective enforcement of labor laws and regulations.

    Conducts oral and written briefings as needed and in coordination with other Embassy officials. Responds to inquiries from USG agencies on labor and employment issues and developments especially as they relate to DOL mandates and mission priorities.

    Occasionally represents DOL at events and engagement in the region related to DOL labor and employment mandates, in coordination with the Mission, Department of State and other interagency partners.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - At least 10 percent of the time. International travel and travel within the region are required on a frequent basis.

    Supervisory status

    No

    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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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/601214400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.