Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.
About the Position:
This is a term appointment, made for an initial period of 13 months. The appointment may be extended up to a total of 4 years, in increments of time of 1 year or less." Term positions cannot be made permanent without further competition.
This position is located with US Army Central G37 Security Cooperation Section, International Military Affairs, Shaw Air Force Base, SC. Shaw Air Force Base is located just outside Sumter, SC, which is 46 miles east of Columbia, SC; approximately 259 miles east of Atlanta, Georgia (I-20); 119 miles northeast of Augusta, Georgia (I-20); 101 miles northwest of Charleston, South Carolina (I-26), and 111 miles south of Charlotte, North Carolina (I-77). Shaw Air Force Base is an easy drive to Atlanta, Augusta, Savannah, Charleston, Charlotte, the beaches along the Atlantic Ocean, and the mountains. It is also close to NASCAR auto racing, an abundance of outdoor activities for individuals and families (lakes, rivers, fishing, hunting, golf, Riverbanks Botanical Gardens and Zoo, Carowinds Theme Park, and more). You can find additional information about Shaw Air Force Base at http://www.shaw.af.mil/
Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens
As a Foreign Affairs Specialist, you will:
In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.
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. OR
Experience required: 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. To qualify based on your experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. Specialized experience is defined as: 1) analyzing strategic plans, policies, and programs at the operational and strategic level in the areas of international relations and foreign policy; 2) analyze international political and military matters that arise involving policy guidance and requirements with other nations and international organizations. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-12).
You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas:
Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted.
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