Foreign Affairs Officer

U.S. Department of State
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Government
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Apply by
    Feb-18-2020
  • Posted
    Feb 05

Position description

This position is located in the Office of Counterterrorism Finance and Designations in the Bureau of Counterterrorism (CT/TFD). The incumbent will serve as a foreign affairs analyst primarily assigned routine analyses that contribute to the effective and timely completion of designations of terrorists and terrorist organizations and groups.

 

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Responsibilities

  • Researches, assesses, and analyzes classified and unclassified information to develop legally sufficient justifications that comply with relevant laws and organizations meet the statutory criteria for designation. 
  • Maintains working contacts with other departments and agencies, such as the Departments of the Treasury and Justice, to obtain clearances and ensure that their perspectives are reflected in any designation or counterterrorism finance efforts. 
  • Ensures the effective and timely completion of designations of individual terrorists and terrorist organizations.
  • Represents CT in meetings with foreign governments to learn and assess their compliance with international counterterrorism financing resolutions and requirements. 
  • Develops and implements policies to counter financial and other support to terrorists and provides advice and assistance to foreign government partners.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Conducts overseas site visits as needed.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

13

Qualifications

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • 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.
  • U.S. Citizenship 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.

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 meeting one of the basic entry qualifications requirements listed above, applicants applying for the GS-11 MUST also meet one of the requirements listed below:

Have at least 1 year of specialized experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. This experience must be related to the work of the position and equivalent to at least the GS-09 level in the Federal service.

Qualifying specialized experience must demonstrate the following:

  • Experience producing policy relevant assessments involving the research and analysis of information from a variety of sources, especially as relates to counterterrorism issues worldwide.
  • Experience analyzing and evaluating the effectiveness of counterterrorism and/or foreign assistance programs.
  • Experience evaluating factors and conditions involved in the development and implementation of U.S. foreign policy.

OR

Have 3 full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree OR Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree. This education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities to do the work of the position to be filled.

OR

Have a combination of graduate level education and specialized experience which is equivalent to the work of the position and equivalent to the GS-09 level in the Federal service. This education and experience must meet 100% of the qualification requirements for this position.

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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