Supervisory Foreign Affairs Officer

Posted on Mar 30, 2020

Department of State - Agency Wide, Department of State

Washington, DC

The position is located in the Global Engagement Center (GEC), under the Office of the Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs (R/GEC).

Serves as an authoritative advisor to senior policy makers throughout the Department, United States Government (USG), intelligence community (IC), and other U.S.

and international partners on the Office' s mission areas.

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.

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 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:nExperience countering violent extremist messaging and ideology communications ​drawing upon sensitive intelligence.nExperience negotiating foreign policy and serving as an authoritative advisor to coordinate interagency and/or international efforts.nExperience liaising with a variety of stakeholders to stay abreast of ongoing efforts ​inside andoutside the USG.nIn addition, applicant's experience must also demonstrate that the candidate possesses the following qualities: Ability to assign, review, and supervise the work of others;nObjectivity and fairness in judging people on their ability, and situations on the facts and circumstances;nAbility to adjust to change, work pressures, or difficult situations without undue stress;nWillingness to consider new ideas or divergent points of view; andnCapacity to "see the job through." 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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