Foreign Affairs Officer


Posted on Jul 31, 2020

Department of State - Agency Wide, Department of State

Washington, DC

This position is located in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, Office of Press and Public Diplomacy (EUR/PPD).

The Office is responsible for building public understanding of broad outreach, and support for U.S.

foreign policy in the United States and Europe and Eurasia, including by developing and coordinating on public messaging and engagement strategies with EUR posts, as well as with Department and interagency stakeholders.

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 and time after competitive appointment requirements, by the closing date of this announcement.nTime-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.nApplicants must have the required experience or education as described below and meet any selective factors, when specified.nBASIC REQUIREMENTS:nHave 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;nORnHave 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;nORnHave 12 semester hours in one of the above disciplines and 12 semester hours in statistics / quantitative methods.nORnHave 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.nORnHave 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.nSPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:nIN ADDITIONto the basic requirements, this position requires one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 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:nExperience developing, coordinating, and implementing plans and strategies to advance a Department’s public diplomacy initiatives overseas.nThere is no substitution of education for specialized experience at the GS-13 grade level.

How to Apply

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


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