Foreign Affairs Officer

U.S. Department of State
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Government
  • Experience
    Mid Career / Advanced
  • Posted
    Oct 03

Position description

The position is located in the Office of Counterterrorism Finance and Designations (CT/CTFD), Bureau of Counterterrorism.  The incumbent handles day-to-day coordination within the CT Bureau ensure CTF policy is reflected in CT-Bureau funded programming with key foreign partners and regional and multilateral organizations.

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

 

Responsibilities

  • Serves as a subject matter expert on counterterrorism finance (CTF) policy portfolio for the CTFD office and CT Bureau, develops, integrates, and promotes appropriate policy solutions to complex and evolving global terrorist finance issues. 
  • Identifies major emerging policy issues to develop policy alternatives, make policy recommendations, and provide advice to senior CT Bureau officers and the CT Bureau Front Office, and senior leaders within the State Department.
  • Serves as CT Bureau's representative in high-level counterterrorist finance policy making meetings with senior level representatives from other State bureaus, and U.S. agencies, including the intelligence community, as well as Congressional staff.
  • Provides administrative planning and resource management and oversight to ensure that activities of the organization support the CT Bureau's objectives and goals in the area of counterterrorist finance policy.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Overseas travel may be required.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

14

Qualifications

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

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

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.)

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 developing, analyzing and evaluating policy related matters and/or strategies for countering terrorist finance.
  • Experience researching counterterrorism finance regulations and/or policy issues and making policy recommendations to senior level officials.

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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