International Visitor Exchange Specialist

U.S. Department of State
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Government
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Apply by
    Dec-01-2021
  • Posted
    Nov 23

Position description

The position is assigned to one of six regional branches in the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) Division, Office of International Visitors, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA/PE/V/R). The IVLP supports the exchange of ideas and opinions that enhances international and mutual understanding by bringing current and future leaders from other countries to meet with their professional counterparts in the U.S.

Duties

  • Provides program, project and policy guidance and direction to National Program Agencies (NPA), and cooperative partners of the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP).
  • Manages annual country IVLP allocations, provides guidance to U.S. missions abroad on their optimal use, and monitors spending throughout the year to ensure that missions do not exceed allocations without the Branch Chief s approval.
  • Establishes effective working relations with private and public sector partners in support of all IVLP projects.
  • Prepares oral and written IVLP briefings for senior USG officials, private-sector partners, and participants.
  • At the GS-11 level, the incumbent performs essentially the same duties; however, the scope and complexity of assignments are of less responsibility and independence and receives closer supervision than the GS-12 level.

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Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.
  • One year probationary period, unless excepted by regulation.
  • Incumbent will be subject to random drug testing.
  • 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.

FOR THE GS-11: 

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 developing and implementing professional exchange programs.
  • Experience analyzing and evaluating program requirements.
  • Experience establishing and maintaining working relationships with private and public sector partners and US diplomatic missions.

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 GS0-9 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.

FOR THE GS-12: 

IN ADDITION to the basic requirements, this position requires one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 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 developing, implementing and evaluating professional exchange programs.
  • Experience providing advice and policy recommendations to senior level officials and Non-governmental Organizations (NGO).
  • Experience analyzing and evaluating program requirements.
  • Experience establishing and maintaining working relationships with private and public sector partners and US diplomatic missions.

Education

See the qualifications section of this vacancy announcement for education requirements, if applicable.

Application instructions

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