Supervisory Foreign Affairs Officer

U.S. Department of State
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
  • Experience
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  • Posted
    May 12

Position description

This position is located in the Office of China Coordination (EAP/China), Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs (EAP), Department of State (DoS). The office overseas and coordinates a broad and complex array of political, diplomatic, military, security, economic, technological, informational, social, and cultural issues with the People's Republic of China.


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  • Serves as the Deputy Coordinator for China Strategic Communications and Outreach, overseeing the team charged with synchronizing our China policy and public messaging to advance foreign policy goals.
  • Oversees the team charged with developing, crafting for specific audiences, and implementing public messaging campaigns in support of the U.S. government's China policy.
  • Serves as the primary China House liaison to non-governmental organizations and outreach to Congress, in coordination with the Bureau of Legislative Affairs.
  • Works closely with U.S. overseas missions, supporting outreach and public messaging to foreign audiences on China.



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:
  • This position requires the applicant to pass a Language Proficiency Test.
  • Obtain/maintain eligibility to access Sensitive Compartmented Information


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.

In addition, applicant's experience must also demonstrate that the candidate possesses the following qualities:

  • Ability to assign, review, and supervise the work of others;
  • Objectivity and fairness in judging people on their ability, and situations on the facts and circumstances;
  • Ability to adjust to change, work pressures, or difficult situations without undue stress;
  • Willingness to consider new ideas or divergent points of view; and
  • Capacity to "see the job through."

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-14 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 analyzing a broad range of foreign policy and analysis to include intelligence, strong managerial skills and substantial background in China and Taiwan policy development, implementation, and/or messaging.

- Experience engaging with other government entities and knowledgeable of interagency and the White House.

- Experience developing and recommending U.S. China policy.

- Experience speaking fluent Mandarin.

This position requires the following selective placement factor:  Must be fluent in speaking and reading Mandarin. 



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

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