Foreign Affairs Officer

U.S. Department of State
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Government
  • Experience
    Mid Career / Advanced
  • Apply by
    Nov-17-2020
  • Posted
    Nov 10

Position description

The position is located within Office of the Under Secretary for Public Affairs and Public Diplomacy, Office of Policy, Planning and Resources (R/PPR).  The Office of Policy, Planning, and Resources (R/PPR) provides medium-and long-term public diplomacy strategic planning and oversight for the Office of the Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs (R) with emphasis on encouraging innovation and the adoption of new technologies.

 

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Responsibilities

  • Develops and executes public diplomacy strategies to address U.S. foreign policy priorities with key stakeholders throughout the PD strategy development and implementation life-cycle to leverage their cooperation and influence.
  • Creates and deploys regular training, workshops and ongoing skills building support for the Department-wide public diplomacy modernization initiatives.
  • Explains and builds capacity to use digital media public diplomacy strategies among non-expert audiences.
  • Consults with leadership on measuring the effectiveness of R/PPR specific training. 
  • Provides guidance and advice on issues affecting successful implementation of workshops, training and other projects designed to improve Public Diplomacy practioners’ ability to contribute to foreign policy. 

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required. 

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

13

 

Conditions of Employment

  • Incumbent will be subject to random drug testing.
  • Verification of employment eligibility in the United States is required.
  • One year probationary period, unless excepted by regulation.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.
  • U.S. Citizenship 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.)

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-12 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 with developing comprehensive public diplomacy strategies including foreign policies, principles, concepts, and practices.
Experience with oral and written communications to liaise with multi-level domestic and international governing officials internally and externally to advance public diplomacy objectives.
Experience coordinating complex or diverse interagency and public outreach processes establishing consensus amongst varying stakeholder viewpoints.
Experience with emerging public diplomacy or foreign policy emerging technologies, trends or research methodologies that advance program initiatives.
Experience with managing a portfolio of projects and outreach activities that enhance public diplomacy strategies, policies, and initiatives.

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.

 

 

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