Partnership Officer

U.S. Department of State
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Mar 01

Position description

The Department of State advises the President and leads the nation in foreign policy issues. The State Department negotiates treaties and agreements with foreign entities, and represents the United States at the United Nations. 

This position is located in the Office of Global Partnerships , Office of the Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment(E/GP). GP is the U.S. government leader in private sector engagement. GP’s mission is to conduct private sector engagement and build and institutionalize public -private partnerships that advance the Department of State’s foreign policy goals.




Implements specifically assigned private sector engagement programs to directly address the economic security related national security priorities related to climate change, Ukraine, and university engagement.

Interprets Departmental policies affecting areas of responsibility and assesses their impact on Office program activities, recommends actions to achieve organizational objectives, and recommends future program objectives and improvements.

Drafts comments and impact statements and recommendations on these issuances for consideration by management at the Office and higher levels. Drafts partnership-related project papers and manages their administrative processes.

Develops or participates in Partnership Opportunity Delegations that advance private sector engagement and partnership building in targeted, high-priority countries related to specific sectors to advance foreign policy imperatives.

At the GS-11 level, the incumbent performs essentially the same duties as outlined above; however, the scope and complexity of assignments are of less responsibility and independence and receives closer than normal supervision.

Partial telework. Moderate travel required. Officer must reside or move to DC.


Qualifying specialized experience must demonstrate the following:

Experience advancing foreign policy imperatives (i.e. climate change, Ukraine, and university engagement.)
Experience drafting project papers and reports and organizing and delivering briefings to managers to encourage understanding and acceptance of findings and recommendations of partnership programs.

B. Have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree OR 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, or LL.M. from an accredited college or university.


C. Have a combination of graduate level education and specialized experience (as described above), which is equivalent to the GS-09 level in the Federal Service. This experience and education together meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this position.

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