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    This position is located in the Department of Labor, Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB), Office of Child Labor, Forced Labor, and Human Trafficking (OCFT), Research and Policy Unit. ILAB leads DOL's efforts to ensure that workers around the world are treated fairly and are able to share in the benefits of the global economy. 

    -This position is inside the bargaining unit. 

    - Additional selections may be made from this announcement.

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    ILAB's mission is to improve global working conditions, raise living standards, protect workers' ability to exercise their rights, and address the workplace exploitation of children and other vulnerable populations.

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

    • Conduct substantive research on international child labor and forced labor issues.
    • Conduct desk research and write reports on international policy issues for public consumption on countries in Asia.
    • Prepares relevant reports, papers, talking points, briefing books, memos, letters, proposals and background papers including Congressionally-mandated reports for senior officials and others as directed.
    • Researches and summarizes laws.
    • Applies knowledge of international standards related to exploitive child labor, forced labor, and human trafficking to specific country contexts. International standards include exploitive child labor, forced labor, and human trafficking to specific country contexts. International standards include C138; C182; C029; C105; social, political and economic factors contributing to child labor and forced labor; UN Convention on the Rights of the Child; trafficking in persons, in general; Executive Order 13126 - Prohibition of Acquisition of Products Produced by Forced or Indentured Child Labor; Trade and Development Act of 2000; and Trafficking Victims Protection Act.
    • Negotiates U.S. government policy positions related to countries in Asia.
    • Formulates policy or program recommendations by collaborating with colleagues, other agencies, foreign counterparts, and others to ensure policies or programs respond to DOL and US priorities and interests.
    • Represents ILAB on international, interagency, and intra-agency working groups, committees, international meetings and conferences in the capacity of DOL or ILAB spokesperson to present and clarify DOL/U.S. policy.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Travel is up to 7% per year.

    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

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