Foreign Affairs Officer

U.S. Department of State
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Government
  • Experience
    Mid Career / Advanced
  • Apply by
    Feb-13-2020
  • Posted
    Feb 07

Position description

This position is located in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, Office of South Central European Affairs (EUR/SCE). The office develops policy recommendations and coordinates USG programs for Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Montegero and Serbia.

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

 

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Responsibilities

  • Serves as a policy advisor communicating USG policy information on BiH to foreign officials, NGOs congressional staff, international organizations, including NATO and other affiliated organizations.
  • Researches studies to support policy or to consider evidence that policy should be changed or modified, collaborates with the lead BiH Desk Officer and other officials to formulate policy/guidance.
  • Serves as liaison for actions from DOS, diplomatic missions, other USG agencies, international organizations, foreign governments, and the private sector on bilateral foreign policy issues regarding Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH), and the Balkans region.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - 25% or less

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

13

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.
  • 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.) 

IN ADDITION to the basic requirements, this position requires one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 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 in International politics, economics and society, as it relates to foreign policy.

-Experience working in interagency working groups and meeting with agencies of other government and multilateral organizations.

-Experience drafting briefing and action memos, talking points, press guidance, or congressional testimony, and other U.S. interests as it relates to foreign policy.

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.

Application instructions

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