Foreign Affairs Specialist

U.S. Department of the Air Force
  • Location
    Arlington, Virginia
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Apply by
  • Posted
    May 21

Position description


  • Performs developmental assignments of moderate difficulty where work procedures are established and a number of specific guidelines exist. Serves as a secondary interface with foreign customers providing support, advice, research, and analysis.
  • Independently performs recurring assignments of limited, but gradually increasing, difficulty and complexity as directed by the supervisor or team lead.
  • Works with other specialists to plan, perform research, and conduct special initiatives, studies, and projects. Participates in the preparation of reports and briefings outlining study findings and recommendations to country assigned.
  • Drafts or prepares a variety of documents to include responses to routine inquiries, reports, letters, and other related material to higher levels of Air Force management, Department of Defense (DoD), Department of State, and/or the customer.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential



Conditions of Employment

  • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship
  • Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal and Regulatory Guidance
  • Must sign a mobility agreement
  • A security clearance may be required
  • Must sign a participant agreement
  • Must meet suitability for Federal employment
  • You will be required to serve a two year probationary period
  • Successful completion of all training and regulatory requirements as identified in the applicable training plan


Any individual who completed all requirements for a bachelor, master, professional, or doctorate degree from a qualifying educational institution within the previous two years or will complete these requirements by 15 Jun 2020 meets the basic requirement to apply for the Recent Graduate Program;


Any veteran released or discharged from active duty within the previous two years, but due to a military service obligation, was precluded from applying for a recent graduate position during any portion of the two-year eligibility period following completion of applicable degree, and not more than six years have transpired since completing the requirements for the degree.

Qualified candidates will be considered in accordance with the Office of Personnel Management Pathways Guidelines . You can also visit: for additional qualification standards.

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.


This position has an education requirement. You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Application instructions

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