Supervisory Foreign Affairs Specialist

U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Government
  • Experience
    Mid Career / Advanced
  • Apply by
    Apr-13-2018
  • Posted
    Apr 11

Position description

This position is located within the Office of Defense Nuclear (NA-20), Office of Material Management and Minimization (NA-23), Office of Nuclear Material Removal (NA-232) in Washington, DC. The Office of Nuclear Material Removal (NA-232) is responsible for the remove or confirm the disposition of excess weapons-useable nuclear material at civilian facilities across the globe and consolidate those materials that remain.

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Responsibilities

As Supervisory Foreign Affairs Specialist, you will:

Provide guidance, leadership and direction to staff for all programs and activities as well as technical support to the Director of the Office of Nuclear Material Removal (NA-232) for the management of the implementation of the NNSA’s activities related to the efforts to remove, eliminate and minimize the use of proliferation-sensitive materials;

Oversee all project managers within assigned areas/office to ensure proper and consistent application of M3 policies and President’s highly enriched uranium (HEU) and plutonium minimization strategies, for project, scope, schedule, and cost management and funds accountability (e.g. PMP); monitors and assesses scope, schedule, cost, travel and technical performance for all projects within assigned areas/office;

Oversee and coordinates all threat reduction efforts within assigned areas/office ensures proper and consistent application of M3 convert, remove, and dispose prioritization methodologies and technical standards described in M3 guidance and policy documents (e.g. Protection and Sustainability Criteria); President’s highly enriched uranium (HEU) and plutonium minimization strategies;

Develop and implement innovative and creative solutions to improve cost effectiveness and mitigate risk; ensures proper security procedures area followed at all times in implementing M3 activities.

Travel Required

25% or less - Some travel may be required 25% or less

Supervisory status

Yes

Promotion Potential

04

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a United States Citizen.
  • This employer participates in the e-Verify program.
  • Males must abide by Selective Service registration requirements.
  • Relocation is at your expense.
  • Financial Disclosure is required.

 

  • Subject to Random Drug Testing
  • Must pass a pre-employment drug test
  • Favorable suitability determination
  • Must be able to obtain/maintain a Q Security Clearance
  • Compliance with Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD-12) governing personal identity which will require that you provide two forms of identification
  • A one year probationary period may be required
  • A one year managerial/supervisory probationary period may be required
  • Travel 25% or less
  • Travel in the performance of official duties, both inside and outside the country
  • In order to be ready to deploy to any location on short notice maintenance, of an official and personal passport and current appropriate immunizations is required.
  • Financial Disclosure is require.

 

Qualifications

In addtion to the positive education requirements a qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower NNSA Demonstration Project pay band or GS grade in the Federal Service, i.e., NQ-03 or GS-14. Specialized experience for this position is defined as:

• Experience in international relations and foreign affairs of the Government, including relevant U.S. foreign policies and Government-to-Government agreements and other arrangements between the U.S. and international partners sufficient to develop new theories and concepts in foreign affairs.
• Experience in leading or supervising the execution national security programs that require establishing and maintaining effective working relationships among multiple U.S. agencies, international organizations, and other countries to achieve threat reduction results in/or comparable to M3’s convert, remove and dispose efforts and nuclear material removal programs.
• Experience in effective business practices; management and administration of financial resources; scope, schedule, and cost planning; resource allocation; and project management systems in/or comparable to M3’s financial management practices, cost and schedule planning and reporting requirements.
• Experience in effectively communicate with internal/external customers, peers, and all levels of management.

Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). Do not provide a separate narrative written statement. Rather, you must describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below. Cite specific examples of employment or experience contained in your resume and describe how this experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this position. DO NOT write "see resume" in your application!

  1. Expert knowledge of a board spectrum of varied duties, laws, and regulations challenges related to M3’s nuclear removal issues and President’s highly enriched uranium (HEU) and plutonium minimization strategies;
  2. Ability to lead, supervise, and execute national security programs that require establishing and maintaining effective working relationships among multiple U.S. agencies, international organizations, and other countries to achieve threat reduction results in/or comparable to M3’s convert, Expert knowledge of a board spectrum of varied duties, laws, and regulations challenges related to M3’s nuclear removal issues and President’s highly enriched uranium (HEU) and plutonium minimization strategies remove and dispose efforts and nuclear material removal programs;
  3. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with a variety of audiences, including technical, professional, and administrative specialists at all organization and hierarchical levels; and
  4. Ability to lead, supervise, and execute national security programs.

"Experience" refers to paid and unpaid experience. Examples of qualifying unpaid experience may include: volunteer work done through National Service programs (such as Peace Corps and AmeriCorps); as well as work for other community-based philanthropic and social organizations. 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.

Time-in-Grade: You must have completed 52 weeks in a position equivalent to the next lower band, i.e., NQ-3 or GS-14.

CTAP/ICTAP candidates: To be considered "well qualified" you must meet all of the requirements as described in this section.

Qualifications and eligibility requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.

Education

This position has a positive education requirement of the following:

  1. 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.
  2. Combination of education and experience: courses equivalent to a major, or a combination of related courses totaling at least 24 semester hours, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
  3. Experience: 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.

EDUCATION:
Education must be obtained from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Application instructions

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