Foreign Affairs Officer

U.S. Department of State
  • Location
    Remote, D.C.
  • Sector
    Government
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Apply by
    May-11-2022
  • Posted
    May 05

Position description

Duties

  • At the GS-12 level, the incumbent performs essentially the same duties as outlined; however, the scope and complexity of assignments are of less responsibility and independence and receive closer supervision than at the GS-13 level.
  • Gathers, reviews, and interprets information and data submitted from Department Offices , U.S. embassies/posts, other U.S. government (USG) agencies, international organizations, foreign governments, non-governmental organizations, or other sources.
  • Represents DRL in interagency working groups and meetings and makes recommendations to these bodies and to Department management on new developments, policies or approaches that will assist in achieving DRL/ILA goals.
  • Serves as liaison to government and non-government counterparts to exchange information and to explain U.S. labor policies in the assigned geographical/thematic areas. Explores new areas of mutual benefit, cooperation and exchanges.
  • Initiates and prepares formal and informal memoranda, Daily Action Reports and other communications to keep supervisors promptly informed of new developments and opportunities.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Incumbent will be subject to random drug testing.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance.
  • Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit: www.dhs.gov/E-Verify/

Qualifications

Applicants must meet all the qualification requirements 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-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 applying foreign policy goals and objectives with respect to international labor, human rights, and corporate activities.
  • Experience serving as a liaison to government and non-government counterparts to exchange information and to explain U.S. labor policies in assigned geographical/thematic areas.
  • Experience applying U.S. foreign policy toward assigned geographical areas.

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 applying foreign policy goals and objectives with respect to international labor, human rights, and corporate activities.
  • Experience serving as a liaison to government and non-government counterparts to exchange information and to explain U.S. labor policies in assigned geographical/thematic areas.
  • Experience applying U.S. foreign policy toward assigned geographical areas.
  • Experience with oral and written communications to prepare and present analyses, provide advice and guidance, and to defend and negotiate positions.

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.

Application instructions

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