This office is located within the Office of the Assistant Secretary for International Affairs (IA) and is responsible for developing strategies to foster collaborative energy R&D and deployment activities and partnerships, and to encourage energy investment and trade that will improve energy security, strengthen economic competitiveness, and further global environmental initiatives across Europe and Eurasia.
THIS VACANCY IS LIMITED TO THE FIRST 75 APPLICANTS AND MAY CLOSE BEFORE THE CLOSING DATE LISTED IF THAT LIMIT IS REACHED.
As an International Relations Specialist, GS-0131-13, you will:
Occasional travel - Occasional overnight travel may be required.
Conditions of Employment
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
GS-12 A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11, the next lower grade level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience for this position is defined as:
GS-13 A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12, the next lower grade level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience for this position is defined as:
Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). Do not provide a separate narrative written statement. Rather, you must describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below. Cite specific examples of employment or experience contained in your resume and describe how this experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this position. DO NOT write "see resume" in your application!
"Experience" refers to paid and unpaid experience. Examples of qualifying unpaid experience may include: volunteer work done through National Service programs (such as Peace Corps and AmeriCorps); as well as work for other community-based philanthropic and social organizations. Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills; and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
CTAP/ICTAP candidates: To be considered "well qualified" you must meet all of the requirements as described in this section.
You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
This position has a positive education requirement that must be met in addition to the specialized experience requirement outlined in this announcement.
Basic Requirements for GS-12 and GS-13:
Degree: major or equivalent, or 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.
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 above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
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.
GS-12 and GS-13: Education cannot be substituted for experience at this level.
If meeting the basic requirement based on education (shown above), you must provide transcripts, from your institution, in your application package.
Education must be obtained from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Foreign education must be reviewed by an organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For special instructions pertaining to foreign education and a list of organizations that can evaluate foreign education, see the Department of Education website.
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