Supervisory International Relations Officer

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

About the organization

This position is located in the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Child Labor, Technical Assistance & Cooperation Unit, Latin America & Caribbean Division, Forced Labor, and Human Trafficking (OFFT), Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB), in Washington DC, with primary responsibility for serving as Division Chief.


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

Manages, directs and supervises, and provides day-to-day direction, support and leadership to a team of 4-6 staff in the Office of Child Labor, Forced Labor & Human Trafficking.

Supervises the daily work of staff and provides regular guidance and feedback to employees regarding performance and conduct, as appropriate.

Offers assistance to employees with performance or conduct deficiencies, as needed.

Conducts research and makes recommendations to the Director and Deputy Director of OCFT on issues related to short and long-range planning for program development, human resources development, operating program and administrative policy, and internal and external coordination.

Provides recommendations on how resources are to be used for particular projects and the control measures needed to ensure project completion and management.

Structures work responsibilities for OCFT staff and communicates work assignments and performance expectations both orally and in writing.

Develops responses for the Director, Deputy Director of OCFT, Deputy Under Secretary and the Secretary to inquiries from Congress, international organizations, governmental agencies, non governmental organizations, professional, trade, and labor organizations and the general public.



Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, GS-14, in the Federal Service.

Specialized experience is defined as work experience related to international development issues in the Latin America and the Caribbean region and specialized experience related to:

(1) The development, implementation, and/or oversight of international technical assistance projects that address factors relevant to the prevention or reduction of child labor, forced labor and/or human trafficking; and/or

(2) Contributions to the formulation of U.S. policy on labor issues relevant to child labor, forced labor and/or human trafficking in Latin America and the Caribbean; and/or

(3) Research on international development issues related or relevant to child labor, forced labor and/or human trafficking in Latin America & Caribbean countries.



$142,701 to $170,800 per year

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

To apply for this position, you must complete the initial online application, to include submission of the required documentation specified in the Required Documents section.

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