Supervisory Foreign Affairs Officer

U.S. Department of State
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Government
  • Experience
    Advanced
  • Apply by
    Mar-19-2020
  • Posted
    Mar 09

Position description

This position is located in the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (J/TIP) and reports to the PDAS-Equivalent.  

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

 

Responsibilities

  • Develops and directs specific programs aimed at inducing, and/or assisting, countries who are not fulfilling their responsibilities as members of the international community with respect to combating human trafficking or to move in that direction. 
  • Leads the preparation of the annual Trafficking in Persons Report.
  • As an expert in this field, he/she establishes guidelines to be used in recommending sanctions against countries listed in the annual Trafficking in Persons Report as not making significant efforts to eliminate trafficking in persons.
  • Works with senior level managers and experts in other agencies to ensure a uniform approach to policy proposals. Conducts studies, develops options, and prepares position papers for interagency considerations and briefs other agencies on findings. 
  • Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff. Observes work performance; demonstrates and conducts work performance critiques, provides informal feedback and evaluates employee performance.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Some international travel will be required. 25% or less.

Supervisory status

Yes

Promotion Potential

15

Qualifications

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Incumbent will be subject to random drug testing.
  • New supervisors must successfully complete a 1 year probationary period.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance.
  • One year probationary period, unless excepted by regulation.
  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • 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-14 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 evaluating information and initiating research to validate existing foreign policy or to implement foreign policy changes or guidance.
  • Experience providing authoritative policy advice and related information to delegation heads and senior officials.
  • Experience preparing analysis and reports of human trafficking and related trends.

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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