Foreign Affairs Officer

U.S. Department of State
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Government
  • Experience
    Mid Career / Advanced
  • Apply by
    Sep-20-2022
  • Posted
    Sep 14

Position description

Duties

  • Serves as an expert within the Department and lead policy advisor coordinating Bureau actions on USG priorities, objectives, and activities relating to issues of nuclear weapons policy.
  • Serves as an expert policy advisor as it pertains to Europe, chemical and biological weapons, space security, and Russian nuclear weapons strategies, policies, and programs to include bilateral initiatives and multilateral initiatives.
  • Leads and participates in the analysis, formulation, and implementation of interagency and interdisciplinary analyses, formulation and implementation of a broad range of security and defense policy issues falling within the assigned portfolio.
  • Provides authoritative Department representation, delivers statements, actively participates in bilateral and multilateral negotiations, and provides authoritative policy advice and related information to delegation heads and senior officials.
  • Develops options and prepares position papers for interagency consideration and briefs other agencies on findings. Serves as the primary point of contact with the Bureau’s front office and a direct focal point in the Department on all matters.

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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), 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-13 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 in the developing and implementing of policies related to nuclear weapons impacting Europe.
  • Experience in advising and analyzing security policy issues in Europe.
  • Experience in developing and implementing policies related to Russia’s nuclear weapons capabilities. 

Education

 

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

 

 

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