International Relations Officer

U.S. Department of Labor / Bureau of International Labor Affairs


  • Location: Washington, DC
  • Salary: $121,316 to $157,709 per year
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Closing Date: 28/05/2020

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). Major Duties include

  • Develops and evaluates authoritative analysis of Office issues and initiatives through study and monitoring of relevant legislation, bills, and proposed legislation regarding existing policy and standards, pertinent ILO and other international organizations standards and decisions, overseas developments, reports, cables, and other relevant [resources], as well as discussions with foreign and U.S. officials, academic experts, trade union leaders, human rights and other non-governmental representatives, and business representatives.
  • Formulates policy recommendations including coordinating and developing official positions including developing budget requirements, preparing papers and briefing materials, and collaborating with other agencies, foreign counterparts, and others to ensure policies and programs respond to DOL and U.S. priorities and interests.
  • Develops and prepares in-depth analysis of assigned issues at national, regional, and global levels to provide inputs for reports and other research projects as well as for the development of policies and programs.
  • Coordinates with other U. S. Federal and State government officials and with representatives of international agencies to develop strategies and work plans, and negotiates with key stakeholders to arrive at agreements that meet Office mission goals.
  • Organizes and/or conducts extensive research and support activities, initiatives, and prepares recommendations, reports, and briefings.
  • Applies a wide range of qualitative and/or quantitative methods to assess and improve program effectiveness as related to proposed legislation, proposed regulations, services and resources and/or agency guidance for projected impact on a wide range of Office issues.
  • Prepares relevant reports, papers, talking points, briefing books, memos, letters, proposals, and background papers, including Congressionally-mandated reports for the Secretary, Deputy Secretary, Deputy Under Secretary, and others as directed.
  • 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 related to the Office.