Internationals Relations Specialist

U.S. Department of the Air Force
  • Location
    Cocoa, Florida
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career / Advanced
  • Apply by
  • Posted
    Oct 04

Position description

The primary purpose of this position is to serve as the Chief of International Affairs responsible for obtaining new and maintaining existing operating rights in foreign countries; and negotiate, develop, and maintain international relationships necessary to meet new and more stringent national requirements to detect, locate, identify, and estimate the yields of nuclear explosions.


  • erves as the senior political advisor to the AFTAC Commander and senior staff on a wide range of political and diplomatic matters concerning worldwide operating rights for unit activities in foreign countries
  • Serves as a senior advisor at the senior level, responsible for performing the full range of duties relative to foreign disclosure and information exchanges and managing liaison relationships with foreign counterparts. Promulgates policy.
  • Functions as the focal point for management of AFTAC's operations and activities in sensitive locations to include serving as the sole liaison between the organization and US government and host-government agencies.
  • Serves as primary focal point for visits of selected foreign dignitaries to AFTAC to ensure bilateral discussions fall within US policy and foreign disclosure authorizations. Prepares detailed background papers and talking points for US government

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential



Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • All new DCIPS employees are required to complete a two-year DCIPS trial period.
  • Position is designated critical-sensitive and incumbent must be able to obtain and retain a TOP SECRET (TS) security clearance with access to Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI). A non-disclosure agreement must be signed.
  • PCS expenses if authorized will be paid IAW JTR and Air Force Regulations
  • Recruitment incentives may be authorized
  • This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program
  • Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal and Regulatory Guide
  • Drug Testing: This position has been designated by the Air Force as a Testing Designated Position (TDP) under the Air Force Civilian Testing Program. Employee must pass initial and periodic short notice drug testing.
  • The employee may be required to travel in military and/or commercial aircraft to perform temporary duty assignments.
  • Polygraph: Employee may be required to undergo random CI polygraph examinations in accordance with security regulations involving material handled.
  • Requires flexibility to work other than normal duty hours, which may include evenings, weekends and/or holidays.
  • Disclosure of Political Appointments


SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Your resume must reflect the quality level of experience which demonstrates the possession of the knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies necessary for successful job performance required for this position. Examples of creditable experience include:(a) responsibility for the direction and coordination of research, analysis, or other professional work in one or more of the Social Science or Humanities fields of study, such as international law and international relations, political science, economics, history, sociology, geography, social or cultural anthropology, law, statistics, or in the humanities, or (b) specialized professional work involving a high level of difficulty and responsibility in one or more of these fields of study. Note: You must submit a copy of your transcripts.

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.

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.

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.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:

  1. Comprehensive knowledge of laws, regulations, policies and procedures related to DOD international agreements, technology transfer, and information disclosure.
  2. Mastery knowledge of the mission, roles, functions, organizational structure and operation of the DOS, DOD, Air Force, and organizations that interface with or influence the Center's international agreement process. Knowledge of the Center's mission is highly desirable.
  3. Ability to supervise, mentor, motivate, and work with subordinates. Must have the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. in domestic and international environments. Must be able to interact with senior military officers, DISLs/SESs. flag-officer equivalents. senior foreign dignitaries and other civilian leaders.
  4. Ability to analyze political-military, force protection and international cooperation issues and identifies significant factors, gather pertinent data, and recognize solutions.
  5. Must have a Bachelor's Degree in Management or Political Science; an advanced degree is desirable. Knowledge of physical science and ability to communicate with technical and scientific staff is highly desirable.
  6. Knowledge of security regulations. practices. and procedures for ensuring the safeguarding of classified and sensitive information.
  7. Level III International Affairs Professional certification is highly desired for this position.

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that 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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