Supervisory Foreign Affairs Officer

U.S. Department of State
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Government
  • Experience
    Mid Career / Advanced
  • Apply by
    Jan-23-2020
  • Posted
    Jan 09

Position description

This position is located in the Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, Office of Afghanistan & Pakistan Programs (INL/AP).  The incumbent serves as a Supervisory Foreign Affairs Officer in the AP office, and receives programmatic and policy guidance from the Deputy Office Director.  

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

 

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Responsibilities

  • Supervises, guides, monitors, and identifies work for at least 3 Department of State employees, detailees from other agencies and contract employees.
  • Drafts memoranda, letters, statements of work addressing substantive issues, bilateral and multilateral agreements, and commercial contracts in accordance with Department policies.
  • Assists senior managers in ensuring that the Department's position is effectively represented in planning decisions.
  • Makes recommendations to senior level officers on appropriate course to follow on issues relating to the implementation of narcotics and crime control programs.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Yes

Promotion Potential

14

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Incumbent will be subject to random drug testing.
  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance.
  • New supervisors must successfully complete a 1 year probationary period.
  • This is a supervisory position.
  • One year probationary period, unless excepted by regulation.
  • 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 directing a staff of professional employees with the responsibility for the development, coordination, implementation and oversight of plans and programs in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
    • Experience formulating policy, developing and implementing international narcotics and crime control programs.
    • Experience establishing and maintaining liaison, and coordinating with U.S. Government inter-agency partners, Embassy officials, and international counterparts.
    • Experience developing policy recommendations on highly controversial and politically sensitive U.S. issues.

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, applicant's experience must also demonstrate that the candidate possesses the following qualities:

    • Ability to assign, review, and supervise the work of others;
  • Objectivity and fairness in judging people on their ability, and situations on the facts and circumstances;
  • Ability to adjust to change, work pressures, or difficult situations without undue stress;
  • Willingness to consider new ideas or divergent points of view; and
  • Capacity to "see the job through."

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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