Foreign Affairs Officer

U.S. Department of State
  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Sector
    Government
  • Experience
    Mid Career / Advanced
  • Apply by
    Aug-11-2020
  • Posted
    Jul 29

Position description

The position is located in the Management and Reform Section of the United States Mission to the United Nations (USUN). 

The incumbent serves as a member of the Management and Reform Section’s budget and management team in a position intended for a period of growth.  Assignments involve analyzing and coordinating assigned budgetary, financial and foreign policy issues that fall under the purview of the U.S. Representative for Management and Reform to the United Nations (UN).

 

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Responsibilities

  • Participates on the U.S. Representative's management reform team, providing planning, coordination, and analytical support to the Ambassador, DOS, USG, and NGO officials on the development, assessment and integration of foreign policy objectives.
  • Provides input for the development of budgetary and financial policy decisions that affect the UN and the U.S. position in matters before the UN, including the formulation of program initiatives, resource requirements, and political implications.
  • Researches, drafts, and coordinates responses to inquiries about U. S. activities related to UN Management and Reform.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occassional 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 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. All new employees to USUN (except Presidential and former USG employees who have served a trial period in the competitive service) are required to serve a one-year trial period.

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), PLUSappropriate 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 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 analyzing and coordinating budgetary, financial and foreign policy issues in the public sector and/or that affect international organizations. 

- Experience preparing, advising on, and implementing policy recommendations based on U.S. foreign policy priorities, budgetary and statistical analysis, and other laws, regulations, treaties, and agreements governing the development and execution of U.S. foreign policy.

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. 

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.

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