Foreign Affairs Officer

U.S. Department of State
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Government
  • Experience
    Mid Career / Advanced
  • Apply by
    Sep-04-2018
  • Posted
    Aug 28

Position description

The position is located in the Office of Chinese and Mongolian Affairs (CM), in the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs (EAP), in the Department of State. EAP/CM is responsible for managing relations with China across the entire spectrum of political, economic, environmental, energy, science and other issues. The Office works with all USG agencies engaged in activities involving China. 

Responsibilities

  • Coordinates and executes all tasks related to human rights issues with China.
  • Drafts briefing papers and memos
  • Establish liaison with country desk equivalents, bureau equivalents, , non-governmental organizations and other foreign counterparts to further his/her substantive knowledge about China’s human rights practice and execute U.S. policy priorities.
  • Provides expert policy advice

Qualifications

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • One year probationary period, unless excepted by regulation.
  • Obtain/maintain eligibility to access Sensitive Compartmented Information
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance.
  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Incumbent will be subject to random drug testing.

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), PLUSappropriate 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-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 drafting memorandums, reports, press guidance, talking points, or other papers on human rights. 
  • Experience negotiating internationally and within the U.S. government to advance U.S. interests and goals related to China’s human rights record

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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