International Relations Officer (Spanish Language Required)


About the organization

This position is located in the in the Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB), Office of Trade and Labor Affairs (OTLA), in the Technical Assistance and Cooperation (TAC) Division. ILAB is responsible for carrying out the Department of Labor’s international responsibilities including policy, programs, and research related to international labor activities.


International Relations Officers (IRO) develop and maintain expert understanding of:

The impact of international trade, economic policy, international development, and livelihoods policies on U.S. workers, priorities, and policy interests;
International labor standards set by the International Labor Organization (ILO) and how to assess compliance with those standards and rights;
Various labor, employment, and livelihoods initiatives, programs, and interventions designed to advance workers' rights, working conditions, and livelihoods.
IROs independently:

Maintains an understanding of various labor, employment, and livelihoods initiatives, programs, and interventions designed to advance workers’ rights, working conditions, and livelihoods.
Participates in the formulation of technical assistance, engagement, and/or remediation strategies and plans designed to advance workers' rights, working conditions, and/or livelihoods for workers.
Designs a strategy, project, engagement plan, or other appropriate means of implementing recommended intervention(s).
Drafts and/or reviews grant solicitations and other procurement documents, engagement plans, action plans, project documents, workplans, and other documents that lay out such strategies and plans.
Monitors achievement of milestones, performance indicators, and workplans to ensure successful completion of deliverables and achievement of intended objectives.


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


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.


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.


$72,750 to $134,798 per year

Application instructions

Clarification from the agency
US Citizens, CTAP and ICTAP in the local commuting area. Also advertised as job #MS-21-PHIL-ILAB-0057 for status applicants: Current Federal employees with competitive status; Former Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility; ICTAP/CTAP eligibles in the local commuting area; VEOA eligibles; Military Spouse eligibles; Land Management Act eligibles; Peace Corps & AmeriCorps Vista.

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