Supervisory Foreign Affairs Officer


Posted on Jul 31, 2020

Department of State - Agency Wide, Department of State

Washington, DC

The position is located in the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, Office of Knowledge Management, Continuing Education Training Division (INL/KM/CET).

The office is responsible for all knowledge management efforts including program design, training, and technical advisory support to INL’s efforts to establish and implement indigenous law enforcement and criminal justice systems.

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.nNOTE: 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: 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;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.

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 managing criminal justice training programs, ensuring best practices in education and training are embedded in foreign assistance funded programs for foreign partners.nExperience analyzing and evaluating policy and programs in relation to the establishment and implementation of indigenous law enforcement and criminal justice systems worldwide.nExperience liaising within and outside the Agency on issues related to education and training programs, e.g., reviewing progress of major initiatives, recommending areas for improvement, and resolving/negotiating proposed changes.

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;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."

How to Apply

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


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