Foreign Affairs Officer

U.S. Department of State
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Government
  • Experience
    Mid Career / Advanced
  • Apply by
    Oct-20-2021
  • Posted
    Oct 07

Position description

The position is assigned to the Secretary’s Office of Global Women’s Issues is charged with coordinating foreign policy issues and activities of the State Department relating to the political, economic and social advancement of women and girls around the world, it reports to the Senior Advisor and serves as policy advisor to advance the objectives of the U .S. National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security (NAP). 

 

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Responsibilities

  • The incumbent prepares a variety of documents such as analytical reports, briefing materials, decision memoranda, correspondence and other documents related to women, peace and security based on information gathered from overseas posts.
  • Assists in presenting informational and policy planning consultations and orientations to colleagues and management officials in the Department and the interagency arena.
  • Develops policy and programming initiatives in consultation with other Department offices , government agencies, and nongovernmental stakeholders to advance the objectives of the NAP.
  • Drafts, clears, and issues policy and procedures implementation guidance for use by posts.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Limited 

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

13

Qualifications

Conditions of Employment

  • 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.

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 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 appraising policies and perform analyses and conceptual development on the viability of options, alternatives and approaches for senior policy officials to promote women’s participation in conflict resolution and peace building.

- Experience representing the senior advisor, and, as needed, the Ambassador, at high level meetings, working groups, assigned events, and public speaking functions.

- Experience preparing policy programming documents such as analytical reports, briefing materials, talking points, press guidance, and public statements for decision/action of senior officials.

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.

Application instructions

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