Foreign Affairs Officer

U.S. Department of State
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Government
  • Experience
    Mid Career / Advanced
  • Apply by
    Oct-04-2019
  • Posted
    Sep 23

Position description

Summary

 

This position is located in the Office of Nuclear Energy, Safety and Security (NESS). NESS leads State Department efforts to develop, implement, and improve policies related to peaceful nuclear cooperation, export controls, and safety and security to advance U.S. strategic interests & technologies and counter Russian and Chinese destabilizing behaviors. 

If eligible, applicants to this announcement may be referred to other positions in other Bureaus/Offices in the Department.

 

Responsibilities

  • Provides program planning and technical expertise to superiors and colleagues in the Department and the interagency on issues related to the security of nuclear materials.
  • Advises on nuclear security program issues and problems; proposes, develops, and executes resolutions of program challenges and administrative obstacles.
  • Leads efforts to work with U.S. and international partners to develop diplomatic actions and strategies designed to increase nuclear security.
  • Leads interagency discussions on nuclear security issues, and provides policy and technical advice as well as recommendations to senior Department and U.S. Government officials.
  • Provides direct support to senior U.S. Government officials involved in developing and implementing U.S. policy on bilateral and multilateral nuclear security issues.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Travel domestically and internationally may be required.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

14

Qualifications

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Incumbent will be subject to random drug testing.
  • One year probationary period, unless excepted by regulation.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance.
  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Verification of employment eligibility in the United States is required.

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. 

NOTE: Applicants must meet time-in-grade and time after competitive appointment requirements, by the closing date of this announcement.

Time-In-Grade Requirements: Federal applicants must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade to satisfy time-in-grade restrictions, per 5CFR 300, Subpart F.

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), PLUS appropriate 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-13 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 providing analytical and advisory support for planning, development, and execution of nuclear security program issues and problems.
  • Experience managing broad and diverse policy issues related to bilateral and multilateral nuclear security efforts.
  • Experience representing an agency or sub-agency on inter-agency committees and working groups that address counter-proliferation.  

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.

Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the education requirements if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.  Click on the link for a list of accredited organizations recognized as specializing in interpretation of foreign education credentials.

Application instructions

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