Foreign Affairs Officer

U.S. Department of State
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Government
  • Experience
    Mid Career / Advanced
  • Apply by
    Apr-07-2020
  • Posted
    Mar 25

Position description

Multiple office vacancies will be filled in the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) in the following regional offices: Africa and Middle East, Afghanistan & Pakistan, Europe & Asia, and Western Hemisphere.  INL combats narcotics trafficking/opiod epidemic, wildlife trafficking and fights to eliminate transnational criminal organizations. 

 

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Responsibilities

  • Serves as chief action officer and is the initial point of contact for all incoming actions regarding assignment from Departmental offices, U.S. embassies/posts and other USG agencies.
  • Monitors developing political situations or issues or administrative management as reported or identified in the various notifications received.
  • Manages issue areas pertinent to such geographic areas (e.g. law enforcement, trade promotion, intellectual property rights, nuclear non-proliferation, military cooperation.)
  • Analyzes political, economic, and other reporting from a wide variety of sources that include U.S. missions, NGO, and foreign electronic and print media within the region of interest.
  • At the GS-11 level, the incumbent performs essentially the same duties as outlined above; however, the scope and complexity of assignments are of less responsibility and independence and receives closer supervision than the GS-12 level.

Travel Required

25% or less - Some travel may be required. 

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

13

Qualifications

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Incumbent will be subject to random drug testing.
  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • One year probationary period, unless excepted by regulation.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance.
  • 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.

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.) 

Applicants applying 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 implementation of U.S. foreign policy.
  • Experience with the development and implementation of government funded 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.

Applicants applying 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 government funded programs.
  • Experience developing analyses on complex political, economic, social, or geographic issues to achieve U.S. foreign policy objectives.


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.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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