Foreign Affairs Officer (130)

Posted on Jun 30, 2020

Department of State - Agency Wide, Department of State

New York, NY

This position is located in the U.S.

Mission to the United Nations(USUN), Political Section.

USUN serves as the United States' delegation to the UN and is responsible for carrying out the nation's participation in the world body.

USUN advises the U.S.

Permanent Representative to the UN and other USUN Ambassadors on a wide-range of political and security issues.

If eligible, applicants to this announcement may be referred to other positions in other Bureaus/Offices in the Department.

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.

NOTE: Applicants must meet time-in-grade requirements, by the closing date of this announcement.

Time-In-Grade Requirements: Federal applicants must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade to satisfy time-in-grade restrictions, per 5CFR 300, Subpart F.

All new employees to USUN (except Presidential and former USG employees who have served a trial period in the competitive service) are required to serve a one-year trial period.nApplicants 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.)nIN 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 in political and policy information and development on issues underconsideration by the UN Security Council and UN General Assemblyn-- Experience in the development, coordination, integrating and implementation of policies,plans and programs related to the UN Security Council andrelatedprograms.n-- Experience in providing advice, guidance, and consultation based on analyses.nOR 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 GS-09 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.

How to Apply

Follow the application procedure at www.usajobs.gov for more info.


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