Foreign Affairs Officer

U.S. Department of State
  • Location
    Washingto, D.C.
  • Sector
    Education
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Apply by
    Apr-26-2019
  • Posted
    Apr 09

Position description

This position serves as a Foreign Affairs Officer located in the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs (OES), Office of Space and Advanced Technology (SAT). The mission of OES/SAT is to assist the Secretary of State through the Assistant Secretary for OES and the Under Secretary for Economic, Energy and Environmental Affairs by managing and promoting U.S. goals, policies and priorities with respect to international space and advanced technology activities.

Responsibilities

  • Interprets the significance of events or developments to U.S. foreign policy aims, assessing them against a broad, but in-depth knowledge of the assigned geographic area.
  • Evaluates program effectiveness as evidenced by improvement or deterioration in the political, economic, or social conditions within the assigned country.
  • Provides informational consultations and orientations to colleagues and management officials, and the interagency arena.
  • Advises on country or region-specific issues and problems; develops and proposes resolutions of policy and procedural issues and coordinates implementation of policy decisions.
  • Communicates policy interests in dealing with specific Foreign Assistance program proposals and other USG activities focused on or affecting assigned countries; advocates adjustments in program funding.
  • At the GS-12 level, the incumbent performs essentially the same duties as outlined above; however, the scope and complexity of assignments are of less responsibility and independence and receives closer supervision than the GS-13 level.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Some domestic and/or international travel may be required 15% of the time.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

13

Qualifications

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Incumbent will be subject to random drug testing.
  • Verification of employment eligibility in the United States is required.
  • One year probationary period, unless excepted by regulation.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance.
  • U.S. Citizenship is required.

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.

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.

APPLYING TO THE GS-12:

IN ADDITION to the basic requirements, this position requires one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 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 assessing the relevancy and implications of global social, political, economic, geographic, and military developments, and events affecting the formulation and execution of U.S. foreign policy.
  • Experience performing foreign policy analysis, developing options, and making recommendations.
  • Experience providing advice, guidance, and consultation to officials with regard to the interpretation and application of analyses.
  • Experience establishing liaison at all levels throughout the foreign policy and intelligence communities to exchange vital information. 


APPLYING TO THE GS-13:


IN ADDITION to the basic requirements, this position requires one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 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 assessing the relevancy and implications of global social, political, economic, geographic, and military issues, developments, and events affecting the formulation and execution of U.S. foreign policy.
  • Experience performing foreign policy analysis, developing options, and making recommendations.
  • Experience establishing liaison at all levels throughout the foreign policy and intelligence communities to exchange vital information. 
  • Experience preparing and presenting analyses, soliciting information, defending proposals and negotiating agreements.


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.

 

Application instructions

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