Foreign Affairs Officer

U.S. Department of State
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Government
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Apply by
    Jun-02-2020
  • Posted
    May 19

Position description

This position is located in the Office of the Middle East and Asia, under the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Diplomacy, in the Bureau of Energy Resources (ENR/EDP/MEA). The agency shapes U.S. international energy engagement, influence how nations transition to a more efficient and cleaner energy future, and protect our energy infrastructure and transit routes.

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

 

Learn more about this agency

Responsibilities

  • Analyzes global energy markets and issues related to oil and gas. Develops and maintains current knowledge of programs and policies, particularly as they pertain to energy markets in the assigned region(s). 
  • Coordinates, implements, and manages program components related to the advancement of USG goals as they support and advocate global energy markets and energy security priorities. 
  • Represents the Bureau and Office at intra-Departmental working groups on a range of matters and issues pertaining to or impacting Departmental efforts to advance national security goals, with respect to global energy markets in assigned region(s). 
  • Provides senior level officials with recommendations on oil production, oil exports, energy infrastructure, and the impact on global markets on assigned region(s). 
  • Develops knowledge and understanding of bilateral and multilateral treaties, partnerships, and agreements that bear on the area of assignment. 

Travel Required

25% or less - Occasional domestic and overseas travel may be required.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

13

Qualifications

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. 

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.)

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 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 at the GS-11 must demonstrate the following:

  • Experience analyzing and researching national and international policy issues and studies related to economic, political, and technological advances impacting U.S. foreign policy affairs and energy security.
  • Experience conducting studies and analyses on energy programs.

Qualifying specialized experience at the GS-12 must demonstrate the following:

  • Experience formulating and presenting national and international for policy action recommendations to senior officials related to economic, political, and technological advances impacting U.S. foreign policy affairs and energy security.
  • Experience making decisions on collecting data for energy programs. 

Application instructions

Please be sure to indicate that you saw this position on Globaljobs.org