Supervisory Regional Affairs Specialist

U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
  • Experience
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  • Posted
    Nov 13

Position description

This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security Headquarters/, Office of Strategy, Policy and Plans, Office of International Affairs, Washington, District of Columbia.

Salary: The salary range indicated in this announcement will be adjusted to include locality payment for selected duty location. General Schedule locality pay tables may be found under Salaries & Wages.

This announcement will be open for 10 business days.


  • The incumbent directs, manages, develops, and implements DHS initiatives in the Latin America/ Caribbean region to increase and improve U.S capacity.
  • Identifies and pursues opportunities to implement the Department's homeland security agenda.
  • Supports the Assistant Secretary for International Affairs in identifying and managing opportunities to pursue the Department's goals.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential




Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position.
  • You must successfully pass a background investigation. This may include a credit check, a review of financial issues, as well as certain criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs.
  • Selective Service registration required.
  • One-year probationary period may be required.
  • A pre-employment drug test may be required.
  • If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete an Optional Form 306, Declaration for Federal Employment, and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application.
  • DHS uses e-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States.
  • All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
  • License required: No
  • Pre-employment physical required: No
  • Bargaining Unit Position: No
  • Permanent Change of Duty Station (PCS) Expenses will not be paid.


SELECTIVE FACTOR: This position requires the incumbent to possess the ability to speak with conversational fluency in the Spanish language. Candidates who do not meet this requirement by close of this announcement will receive no further consideration for this position.

QUALITY RANKING FACTOR: The duties of this position may require the incumbent to travel to different Spanish- speaking and other foreign locations. Applicants who meet this qualifications requirement will receive additional points on their overall rating score if they possess this ability.

Specialized Experience:
GS-15: Applicant must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and responsibility to the GS-14 level in the Federal service that included:

  • Developing initiatives to increase and improve the ability of the U.S government to ensure border, aviation, and migration security, and combat terrorism and transnational crimes.
  • Cooperating with interagency partners and foreign governments to ensure the utilization of the homeland or national security agenda.
  • Resolving administrative problems by creating new administrative management plans.
  • Developing long-range program plans, goals, and milestones to evaluate the effectiveness of government security and diplomatic programs.

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Qualification claims will be subject to verification.

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.


Not Applicable

Application instructions

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