Supervisory International Affairs Specialist

U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Location
    Arlington, Virginia
  • Sector
    Government
  • Experience
    Advanced
  • Apply by
    Feb-25-2021
  • Posted
    Feb 11

Position description

Responsibilities

Stakeholder Engagement Division: The Stakeholder Engagement Division (SED) develops and curates partnerships to broaden CISA's influence, position the Agency as a thought-leader across the cybersecurity and infrastructure security mission space, and improve coordination and integration of stakeholder relationships. SED manages CISA's customer relationship management platform, collects strategic stakeholder feedback and requirements, fosters collaboration and a culture of shared ownership of these relationships, and aligns and manages priorities and performance for stakeholder engagement efforts across the Agency.

As the Attaché Section Chief within the International Affairs Branch of the Stakeholder Engagement Division (SED), the incumbent works with the Branch Chief and Deputy Branch Chief to lead the development and implementation of policies and procedures for deploying agency personnel overseas, including directing component-wide international operational activities; managing the agency's overseas operations and personnel; and liaising with international engagement/policy counterparts within the agency to ensure engagement/policy and operational priorities are aligned.

Typical work assignments include:

  • Developing international strategies and plans for overseas operations, as well as agreements with international partners for liaison activities in support of the agency's mission.
  • Facilitating the planning, development, and implementation of international cooperative activities
  • Establishing policies and processes to increase the efficiency of international efforts and deployments, including overseeing budgetary, logistical, and personnel considerations for deploying agency personnel overseas.
  • Providing guidance to the agency's overseas personnel, as well as senior agency officials, on how to engage within the U.S. Country Team and with the host country/region to advance agency priorities.

 

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status

Yes

Promotion Potential

None

Qualifications

Conditions of Employment

 

  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position.
  • You must successfully pass a background investigation. This may include a credit check, a review of financial issues, as well as certain criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs.
  • Selective Service - males born after 12/31/59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service see http://www.sss.gov/
  • You must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret/SCI security clearance.
  • Current Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements.
  • One-year probationary period may be required.
  • You must submit to a drug test and receive a negative test result prior to appointment to this position.
  • If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete an Optional Form 306, Declaration for Federal Employment, and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application.
  • DHS uses e-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities.
  • Relocation expenses are not authorized. Other recruitment incentives may be authorized.
  • This position has been designated excluded from bargaining unit representation under the national security provision of 5 USC Section 7112(B)(6).
  • All employees are required to participate in Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer for salary payments.
  • This position may be designated as essential personnel. Essential personnel must be able to serve during continuity of operation events without regard to declarations of liberal leave or government closures due to weather, protests, and acts of terrorism or lack of funding. Failure to report for or remain in this position may result in disciplinary or adverse action in accordance with applicable laws, rules, and regulations (5 U.S.C. § 7501-7533 and 5 CFR Part 752, as applicable).

 

Qualifications

Basic Requirement for an International Relations Specialist (0131):

  1. Degree: major or equivalent, or a combination of courses totaling 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 12 semester hours in one of the above disciplines and 12 semester hours in statistics/quantitative methods.

OR

  1. Combination of education and experience: courses equivalent to a major, or a combination of related courses totaling at least 24 semester hours, in one or more of the social sciences, or in the humanities, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

OR

  1. Experience: four 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.

Inaddition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below:

EXPERIENCE:
I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 in the Federal service which includes either (a) responsibility for the direction and coordination of research, analysis, or other professional work in one or more of the following fields of work, international law and international relations, political science, economics, history, sociology, geography, social or cultural anthropology, law, statistics, or in the humanities, associated with international organizations, problems, or other aspects of foreign affairs, or (b) specialized professional work involving a high level of difficulty and responsibility in one or more of these fields. 

Specialized experience includes the following activities: 1). Developing policies, programs, and guidelines for international engagement strategy implementation; 2). Collaborating with international partners to ensure that activities and engagements are aligned with the organization's international stakeholders' strategic priorities; 3). Providing supervisory, managerial and administrative technical oversight and direction to section personnel, typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-14).

NOTE: Your resume must support your responses to the online questionnaire, the qualification and time-in-grade requirements. Failure to do so will result in an ineligible rating.

Time-in-Grade Requirements: Under competitive merit promotion procedures, any individual who is currently holding, or who has held within the previous 52 weeks, a General Schedule position under a non-temporary appointment in the competitive or excepted service, must meet "time-in-grade" requirements (have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade of the grade for which you are applying).

NOTE: Current and former employees MUST submit a copy of their SF-50 Form which shows competitive service appointment ("position occupied" block 34 on the SF-50 should show a "1"), tenure group (block 24 should show a 1 or 2), grade, and salary. If you are applying for a higher grade, please provide the SF-50 Form which shows the length of time you have been in your current/highest grade (examples of appropriate SF50s include appointmentreassignmentwith-in grade/range increases and promotion actions). Please note: Pay adjustments and awards do not include the length of time in your current position, therefore, they are NOT acceptable. If you have promotion potential in your current position, please provide proof. Employees applying with an interchange agreement must provide proof of their permanent appointment.

You MUST meet all qualification requirements, including Time-in-Grade, by the closing date of this announcement. Qualification AND time-in-grade claims will be subject to verification.

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

Education

All education must have been obtained from an accredited college or university. For additional information regarding the substitution of education for experience, click HERE.

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