Foreign Affairs Officer

U.S. Department of State
  • Location
    Arlington, Virginia
  • Sector
    Government
  • Experience
    Mid Career / Advanced
  • Apply by
    Nov-25-2020
  • Posted
    Nov 18

Position description

This position is located in the Office of Rewards for Justice (RFJ), Directorate of Threat Investigations and Analysis, Bureau of Diplomatic Security, Department of State. RFJ is a congressionally mandated program, authorizing the Secretary of State to offer monetary rewards for counter-terrorism information. The incumbent is responsible for providing expert analysis, advice, and guidance in support of Rewards for Justice.

 

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Responsibilities

  • Plans and coordinates activities with RFJ contractors and the Department of Defense in support of the RFJ Office’s advertising campaigns. Ensures that plans for advertising campaigns are consistent with approved advertising objectives.
  • Provides a variety of expert analytical and advisory services that supports the planning, development, operations, and oversight of the RFJ Office. 
  • Works closely with officials at overseas posts to ensure that RFJ Programs follow applicable policies and guidelines and support the RFJ counterterrorism mission.
  • Coordinates RFJ-related public affairs/public diplomacy activities within the Department and with interagency partners and the private sector, as required.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional domestic and overseas travel is required.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

13

Qualifications

Conditions of Employment

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

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 working with United States Government reward programs designed to deter terrorism.

- Experience providing counterterrorism-related counsel to senior level officials.

- Experience in conducting all-source intelligence research and analysis.

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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