Foreign Affairs Officer

U.S. Department of State
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Government
  • Experience
    Mid Career / Advanced
  • Apply by
    Mar-11-2019
  • Posted
    Mar 04

Position description

The position is located in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, Office of Russian Affairs (EUR/RUS). The Bureau is charged with implementing U.S. foreign policy and promoting U.S. interests in Europe and Eurasia. The Office of Russian Affairs is responsible for developing and/or implementing all aspects of U.S. policy toward Russia including Russia’s destabilization of countries on it periphery, its relations with and policies toward other countries, sanctions policy on Russia.

Responsibilities

  • Serves as Primary action officer in implementing treaties, policy and programs related to U.S.-Russian bilateral relations. Conducts overseas site visits. Takes the lead in preparing briefing materials for senior level officials.
  • Prepares briefing materials for Department principals consultations and meeting with senior officials; drafts, clears, and issues program directives, policies, procedures, other materials, and geographic bureaus in program implementation.
  • Provides expert policy and analysis, development, and coordination on law enforcement, reciprocity, bilateral and multilateral security policies and related matters, including Russian malign activities, to various senior level officials.
  • Represents the Department in interagency and bilateral fora, issues related to Russian malign activities, law enforcement, treatment of U.S. diplomats, counter-terrorism and cyber issues related to the legislative branch and the general public.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Domestic and Overseas Travel

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

14

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Incumbent will be subject to random drug testing.
  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance.

Qualifications

Applicants must meet all the required qualification requirements, including education, and any selective placement factors described below by the closing date of this announcement.

If you are qualifying based on education OR if there are mandatory education requirements listed below, you MUST submit a copy of your college transcript with your application. 

NOTE: Applicants must meet time-in-grade and time after competitive appointment requirements, by the closing date of this announcement.

Time-In-Grade Requirements: Federal applicants must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade to satisfy time-in-grade restrictions, per 5CFR 300, Subpart F.

Applicants must have the required experience or education as described below and meet any selective factors, when specified.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

Have a bachelor's or graduate degree from an accredited college or university in international law, international relations, political science, economics, history, sociology, geography, social or cultural anthropology, law, statistics, or in the humanities; 

OR

Have a bachelor's or graduate degree from an accredited college or university that included a combination of courses, with 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

Have 12 semester hours in one of the above disciplines and 12 semester hours in statistics / quantitative methods.

OR

Have a combination of education and experience where your coursework was equivalent to a major, or a combination of related courses totaling at least 24 semester hours, (as shown above), PLUS appropriate relevant experience OR additional education.

OR

Have completed at least 4 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. (NOTE: qualifying work experience may have been gained through residence, study, teaching, business or commercial activities, military service, newspaper work, military or civil government activities, missionary or international relief work, or other experience in foreign countries.) 

Note:  If you are qualifying based on education, you MUST submit transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement.  If you fail to provide requested information, or the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility, you WILL lose consideration for this position.

IN ADDITION to the basic requirements, this position requires one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-13 level in the Federal service which provided the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position.  Qualifying specialized experience must demonstrate the following:

-Experience working with Russian Politics, economics and society, and U.S. foreign policy.

-Experience representing an agency on inter-agency policy coordination.

-Experience negotiating complex issues as it relates for foreign policy.

Note:  If you are qualifying based on education, you MUST submit transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement.  If you fail to provide requested information, or the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility, you WILL lose consideration for this position.

Education

See the qualifications section of this vacancy announcement for education requirements, if applicable.

 

Application instructions

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