Foreign Affairs Officer


Posted on May 22, 2020

Department of State - Agency Wide, Department of State

Washington, DC

This position is located in the Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, Office of Global Programs and Policy (INL/GPP).

The incumbent serves in the Office’s multilateral affairs unit and will help coordinate INL policy formulation, interagency cooperation, and multilateral negotiations with international organizations related to US drug control and anti-crime objectives.

The incumbent will help manage INL foreign assistance funding to international organizations.

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.nApplicants must have the required experience or education as described below and meet any selective factors, when specified.nBASIC 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;nOR 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;nOR Have 12 semester hours in one of the above disciplines and 12 semester hours in statistics / quantitative methods.nOR 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.nOR 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.)nNote: 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.nApplicants applying for the GS-11, IN 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 processing and utilizing multi-million dollar obligating documents to provide foreign assistance funding to international organizations.nExperience engaging with international organizations and global or regionalmultilateral forums.nExperience performing work regarding narcotics networks and transnational organized crime as the primary focus of assignments.

OR 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.nApplicants applying for the GS-12, IN ADDITIONto 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 evaluating and analyzing types, techniques, and methods of providing funding to international organizations for counternarcotics and anti-crime programs, to include analysis of foreign assistance documents such as Letter of Agreement to support international organization programs.nExperience engaging with international organizations and global or regional multilateral forms and presenting conclusions and suggesting improvements to senior officials on U.S.

multilateral negotiating strategies.nExperience performing work regarding narcotics networks and transnational organized crime as the primary focus of assignments.

How to Apply

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


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