International Relations Specialist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jan 21, 2022
Closes
Jan 30, 2022
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Major duties for this position include but are not limited to the following:
  • Executes job duties in support of senior team members and the Office mission while providing research and analyses of child labor, forced labor, and human trafficking issues for assigned countries for the purpose of contributing to Congressionally-mandated and Executive Order reports, engaging with foreign governments or other U.S. government officials, designing technical assistance programs, or related to other strategic interests of ILAB, or as part of analysis of trends and lessons learned that inform program evaluation, project survey, and project design activities.
  • Drafts and provides written feedback on documents, as assigned, and regularly prepares written communication for and on behalf of senior ILAB and DOL staff on international child and forced labor issues.
  • Applies a wide range of qualitative and/or quantitative methods to assess and improve program effectiveness. Ensures that key evaluation and audit findings, results of performance monitoring data analysis, and other lessons, findings, and outcomes produced by technical assistance and monitoring and evaluation and audit activities are shared with relevant stakeholders and are applied to ILAB and OCFT' s work, as applicable.
  • Participates in the formulation of policy or program recommendations that advance OCFT and ILAB mission, programming, and other priorities in target countries and on a global level.
  • Coordinates policy positions and work products within OCFT and across ILAB offices, other DOL agencies, and outside stakeholders with the aim of advancing OCFT and ILAB mission regarding research, technical assistance and policy engagement.
  • Plans, develops, oversees, implements and provides technical support for monitoring and evaluation and audit activities, and closes out technical assistance/cooperation initiatives; coordinates ILAB's contracts, grants, and cooperative agreements for technical assistance projects; and uses qualitative and/or quantitative methods to measure results and assess and improve program effectiveness
    and/or projects or systems.
  • Provides comprehensive and rigorous technical oversight of OCFT's audits, attestation engagements, and monitoring and evaluation tasks as assigned, to ensure OCFT funded projects are in fiscal, regulatory, and performance compliance; provides comprehensive and rigorous technical oversight of key monitoring and evaluation activities, as assigned, to ensure that high-quality data, analysis and lessons learned are produced to systematically measure achievement of project objectives.


Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Candidate required to obtain the necessary security/investigation level.
  • Appointment to this position may require a background investigation.
  • Subject to pre-employment and random drug tests.
  • Requires a probationary period if the requirement has not been met.
  • Must be at least 16 years old and a U.S. Citizen.


Applicants must meet time-in-grade, time-after-competitive-appointment and qualifications requirements within 30 calendar days after the closing date of the vacancy to be eligible for consideration for selection.

Federal Employees Please Note: Your SF-50 must include enough information to be able to determine that time-in-grade requirements have been met and reflects your position title, pay plan/series/grade, tenure and the type of appointment (i.e. competitive/excepted). In some cases you may need to submit more than one SF-50.

Reference the "Required Documents" section for additional requirements.

Notification Concerning COVID-19 Vaccinations. As required by Executive Order 14043 , Federal executive branch employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and to submit documentation of proof of vaccination or to be in the process of requesting an exception to the vaccination requirement before appointment or onboarding with the agency. The agency will provide additional information regarding which forms of documentation can be accepted and how you can request to be considered for a legally required exception from this requirement.

Currently, implementation and enforcement of Executive Order 14043 has been suspended pursuant to an injunction pending further litigation.

Qualifications

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.

Basic Requirements:

  • Degree: major or equivalent, or a combination of courses totaling at least 24 semester hours in international law and international relations, political science, economics, history, sociology, geography, social or cultural anthropology, law, statistics, or in the humanities; or 12 semester hours in one of the above disciplines and 12 semester hours in statistics/quantitative methods.

    OR
  • Combination of education and experience: courses equivalent to a major, or a combination of related courses totaling at least 24 semester hours, in one or more of the social sciences, or in the humanities, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

    OR
  • Experience: four years of appropriate experience in one or more of the fields listed above in work associated with international organizations, problems, or other aspects of foreign affairs.

  • In addition to the basic requirements of this position, applicants must also possess 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the Federal Service.

    For the GS-11:

    To qualify for the GS-11 grade level, applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-09 grade level or pay band in the Federal Service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience is conducting or overseeing audits and/or evaluations of social projects or programs, including developing or reviewing audit and/or evaluation plans, methodologies, and reports to ensure they reflect stated objectives AND utilizing qualitative or quantitative analysis to measure results and improve programs, projects, and/or systems effectiveness;

    OR

    3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree (related to the position to be filled.)

    OR

    Combination of education and experience.

    For the GS-12:

    To qualify for the GS-12 grade level, applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-11 grade level or pay band in the Federal Service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience is conducting or overseeing audits and/or evaluations of social projects or programs, including developing or reviewing audit and/or evaluation plans, methodologies, and reports to ensure they reflect stated objectives AND utilizing qualitative or quantitative analysis to measure results and improve programs, projects, and/or systems effectiveness AND participating in the formulation of policy or program recommendations to advance organizational mission, programming, or other priorities.

    Education

    Any applicant falsely claiming an academic degree from an accredited school will be subject to actions ranging from disqualification from federal employment to removal from federal service.

    If your education was completed at a foreign college or university, you must show comparability to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States and comparability to applicable minimum course work requirements for this position. Click Evaluation of Foreign Education for more information.

    Additional information

    DOL seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees' differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse customers we serve. DOL fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration, flexibility and fairness so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential.

    Refer to these links for more information: GENERAL INFORMATION , ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION , FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES