This position is located in the Office of International Science and Engineering (OISE), within the Office of the Director (OD). This incumbent will serve as the Foreign Affairs Specialist on the Country and Regions team and will manage the East Asia Pacific region. The specialist is a recognized expert within NSF on issues related to the intersection of U.S. science and foreign policy as they pertain to China and the East Asia and Pacific region.
As a Foreign Affairs Specialist, you will perform the following duties:
Conditions of Employment
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
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This position is in the bargaining unit.
To qualify your application package must reflect that you meet the Individual Occupational Requirement (IOR) for the 0130 series listed below:
A. 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.
B. Combination of education and experience: courses equivalent to a major, or a combination of related courses totaling at least 24 semester hours, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
C. 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 meeting the Individual Occupational Requirement (IOR) above, you must meet the specialized experience as listed below:
To be qualified at the GS-14 level, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level in federal service performing science and foreign policy work for the East Asia Pacific Region. Examples of experience include: Monitoring political, economic, social, scientific and other significant developments in the US and internationally; performing analyses and special studies, and making recommendations regarding science policy; drafting position papers, briefings, memoranda, talking points, and written Congressional testimony and associated background material regarding the East Asia Pacific Region; and establishing relationships with representatives from foreign governments.
To be qualified at the GS-15 level, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 level in federal service serving as an expert on science and foreign policy in the East Asia Pacific Region. Examples of experience include: Monitoring political, economic, social, scientific and other significant developments in the US and internationally; performing analyses and special studies, and making recommendations regarding science policy; finalizing position papers, briefings, memoranda, talking points, and written Congressional testimony and associated background material regarding the East Asia Pacific Region; and developing and maintaining relationships with representatives from foreign governments.
In addition to meeting the minimum qualification requirements described above, all candidates must meet the following selective factor. Candidates who do not show that they meet the selective factor will no longer receive consideration for the position.
Selective Factor: Experience working with representatives from foreign governments, international organizations or in diplomatic positions on behalf of the United States Government
You must meet the minimum education requirements as described in “Qualifications."
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