Foreign Affairs Officer

U.S. Department of State
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Government
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Apply by
    Feb-26-2020
  • Posted
    Feb 12

Position description

This position is located in the Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, Office of Africa and Middle East (INL/AME). The incumbent will report to Office Director and or other senior specialists as directed, assisting them while developing expertise in assigned areas of responsibility as well as keeping abreast of foreign affairs issues worldwide. 

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Responsibilities

  • At the GS-11 level, the incumbent performs the same duties as outlined below but has less overall responsibility and independence and is under closer supervision than that found at the GS-12 level.
  • Drafts technical and informational memoranda and letters on specific subject matters as assigned
  • Reviews, analyzes policy documents, often technical in nature and prepares options for consideration by supervisor, participates in working groups, coordinates findings and summarizes information for senior staff within the office. 
  • Attends inter-and intra-agency meetings, and responds to requests for information; serves as a liaison in capacity with other Bureaus and agencies on specifics issues for which incumbent will advise them of stated policy on specific issues.
  • Provides briefing both written and oral to more senior officials on outcome of meetings. 

Travel Required

25% or less - Occasional Travel maybe required. 

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

13

Qualifications

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.)

For the GS-11:

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 assisting with the development and oversight of bilateral narcotics and anti-crime assistance programs 
 - Experience assisting with budgets for regional counter-narcotics and anti-crime programs.

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. 

For the GS-12:

IN ADDITION to the basic requirements, this position requires one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 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 analyzing and providing recommendations on program and/or public policy issues with for regional narcotics programs
- Experience developing and managing budget for regional counter-narcotics and anti-crime programs

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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