Director of International Affairs and Foreign Policy, ES-0131

U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Government
  • Experience
    Advanced
  • Apply by
    May-24-2019
  • Posted
    Apr 24

Position description

This position is located in the Deputy Commandant for Operations (DCO) at the USCG Headquarters in Washington D.C.

Responsibilities

The USCG is announcing a challenging Senior Executive Service career opportunity to serve as the Director of International Affairs and Foreign Policy Advisor. The Director is the Commandant's, Vice Commandant's, Deputy Commandant for Operations', and Deputy for Operations and Capabilities' key policy advisor on the complete range of agency activities related to international affairs and international engagement. The Director is responsible for the following activities: 

  • Developing, coordinating, and implementing agency strategy, policies, and programs related to USCG international activities. 
  • Establishing agency-wide goals, objectives, and procedures for the USCG's international activities. 
  • Developing agency direction, strategy, guidance, and assistance for USCG international initiatives.
  • Developing objectives, overseeing logistical arrangements and coordinating briefing materials for the Commandant's, Vice Commandant's, Deputy Commandant for Operations', and Deputy for Operations' and Capabilities international travel and meeting with foreign visitors.
  • Serving as Chairman of the USCG's International Advisory Group (IAG) which develops recommended strategies, policies, and direction regarding the agency's international engagement.

 

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Some travel may be required. 

Supervisory status

Yes

Promotion Potential

00

Qualifications

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Applicant subject to pre-appointment and random drug testing.
  • Selectee required to complete a Public Financial Disclosure Report.
  • This position requires a Top Secret clearance with SCI access.

 

The process used to recruit for this position is RESUME-ONLY. To apply, please submit a resume which DOES NOT exceed 5 pages using a 12 point font and no less than 1 inch margins.

Submit a resume which demonstrates how you possess the 5 Executive Core Qualifications and the Technical Qualifications listed below in one document. We recommend that your resume emphasize your level of responsibilities, scope and complexity of programs managed, and program accomplishments, including results of your actions. Information exceeding 5 pages WILL NOT be considered.

Mandatory Technical Qualification (TQ1): Ability to formulate, coordinate, implement represent, and provide a vision for an effective international affairs program which accomplishes agency/organization strategic objectives and furthers U.S. foreign policy and national security and agency/organization goals.  

Mandatory Technical Qualification (TQ2): Ability to forge intra- and interagency partnerships in executing an international affairs program which maximizes international engagement opportunities to achieve agency/organization strategic objectives.  

Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) 
ECQ 1 - LEADING CHANGE: The ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.

ECQ 2 - LEADING PEOPLE: The ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.

ECQ 3 - RESULTS DRIVEN: The ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.

ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN: The ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.

ECQ 5 - BUILDING COALITIONS: The ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.

Additional information regarding the ECQs can be found at http://www.opm.gov/ses/recruitment/ecq.asp

 

Qualifications

As a basic requirement for entry into the SES, applicants must provide evidence of progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior executive level management capability and directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under Technical Qualifications and Executive Core Qualifications listed below. Typically, experience of this nature will have been gained at or above the GS-15 grade level in the federal service or its equivalent in the private sector. Your resume must demonstrate that you possess the knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this position.

Mandatory Technical Qualification (TQ1): Ability to formulate, coordinate, implement represent, and provide a vision for an effective international affairs program which accomplishes agency/organization strategic objectives and furthers U.S. foreign policy and national security and agency/organization goals.  

Mandatory Technical Qualification (TQ2): Ability to forge intra- and interagency partnerships in executing an international affairs program which maximizes international engagement opportunities to achieve agency/organization strategic objectives.  

Mandatory Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs)

ECQ 1 - LEADING CHANGE: This core qualification involves the ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this Executive Core Qualification (ECQ) is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.

ECQ 2 - LEADING PEOPLE: This core qualification involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.

ECQ 3 - RESULTS DRIVEN: This core qualification involves the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.

ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN: This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.

ECQ 5 - BUILDING COALITIONS: This core qualification involves the ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.

In addition to having the skills and abilities outlined under Technical Qualifications and Executive Core Qualifications, you must meet the minimum education requirement for this job series, 0131. To meet the minimum education requirement, you must have:

A. Education: 1) Degree in international relations or equivalent, or 2) a bachelor's degree that includes 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

B. Combination of education and experience: Courses equivalent to a major, or a combination of related courses totaling at least 24 semester hours, in one or more of the social sciences, or in the humanities, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

OR

C. 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.

Qualifying experience must have included either (a) responsibility for the direction and coordination of research, analysis, or other professional work in one or more of the fields listed in A above, or (b) specialized professional work involving a high level of difficulty and responsibility in one or more of these fields.

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.

Education

 

This position does have a positive education requirement. If you are including education on your resume, report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. See Required Documents section for detail. 

FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet Federal qualification requirements if you can show that your foreign education is comparable to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence with your application. See Recognition of Foreign Qualifications click here

Application instructions

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