Foreign Affairs Officer

U.S. Department of State
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Government
  • Experience
    Mid Career / Advanced
  • Apply by
    Nov-27-2018
  • Posted
    Nov 20

Position description

This position is located in the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs (OES), Office of Global Change (EGC). 

OES/EGC is the interagency lead in defining, evaluating, and implementing international climate change policy options.  

Responsibilities

  • Serves as a grants officer and agreement officer representative performing all necessary programmatic, technical and financial functions related to monitoring key EGC projects and programs.
  • Utilize analytical, database management, and communication skills to assess U.S. interests in Green Climate Fund (GCF) activities and communicate those to a wide range of audiences.
  • Build and maintain a database that is capable of producing data, information, and communication products of interest to U.S. government stakeholders.
  • Oversee the timely program planning, allocation, and notification of annual, appropriated funds including, but not limited to such areas as Sustainable Landscapes and Environment.
  • Collaborate with EGC's finance negotiators in the collection, review, and analysis of climate finance data as related to data finance reporting to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

Qualifications

Conditions of Employment

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

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.) 

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:

- Proficient in the System for Award Management (SAM) database.

- Experience determining the climate co-benefits of U.S. foreign assistance appropriated for purposes other than climate change.

- Experience writing, reviewing, or interpreting Congressional Notifications.

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

Please be sure to indicate that you saw this position on Globaljobs.org

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