Foreign Affairs Officer

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jul 01, 2022
Closes
Jul 08, 2022
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

  • Serves as a Foreign Affairs Officer within the Office's multilateral affairs branch /unit and is responsible for the Bureau's engagement with a specific group of multilateral forums and international organizations related to INL's mission .
  • Provides policy support for Office preparation for and participation in drug control and anti -crime multilateral negotiations and international organization meetings.
  • Undertakes special drug control and anti-crime projects on an as needed basis, including management and oversight of Office foreign assistance funding for drug control and anti-crime programs.
  • Participates in a variety of operational or planning meetings to solicit the cooperation of intra- and inter-agency partners, and to serve in a liaison capacity with other agencies with equities in multilateral policy negotiations led by INL.
  • At the GS-12 level, the incumbent performs essentially the same duties as outlined above; however, the scope and complexity of assignments are of less responsibility and independence and receives closer supervision than the GS-13 level.


Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Incumbent will be subject to random drug testing.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.
  • Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit: www.dhs.gov/E-Verify/


Qualifications

Applicants must meet all the qualification requirements 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.

Applicants 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.)

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.

IN ADDITION to 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.

Applicants to the GS-12 Level

Qualifying specialized experience must demonstrate the following:
  • Experience engaging with international organizations and global or regional multilateral forums.
  • Experience performing work regarding narcotics networks and transnational organized crime as the primary focus of assignments.
  • Experience 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.

IN ADDITION to 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.

Applicants to the GS-13 Level

Qualifying specialized experience must demonstrate the following:
  • Experience evaluating and analyzing types, techniques, and methods of providing funding to international organizations for counter-narcotics, corruption, and anti-crime programs, to include analysis of foreign assistance documents such as Letter of Agreement to support international organization programs.
  • Experience engaging with international organizations and global or regional multilateral fora related to corruption, transnational organized crime, and drug-control, and presenting conclusions and suggesting improvements to senior officials on U.S. multilateral negotiating strategies.
  • Experience negotiating in multilateral platforms related to corruption, transnational organized crime, and drug-control.
  • Experience in substantive policy on corruption, transnational organized crime, and drug-control.

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.

Education

See the qualifications section of this vacancy announcement for education requirements.

Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the education requirements if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. For a list of accredited organizations recognized as specializing in interpretation of foreign education credentials, visit: www.naces.org/members.php .

Additional information

  • For reasonable accommodation at the U.S. Department of State, please contact the Office of Accessibility and Accommodations at (202) 663-3474 or OAA@state.gov.
  • If eligible, telework and/or remote work agreements may be permitted with supervisory approval. Please note that any approved remote work arrangement is subject to the locality pay area of the alternative telework worksite.
  • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. If eligible, applicants to this announcement may be referred to other similar positions in other Bureaus/Offices in the Department for up to 240 days. Telework eligibility and security clearance requirements may vary for such similar positions.