International Program Specialist
This position is in the Science Division (TG000), Office of International and Interagency Relations, responsible for drafting and negotiating agreements, and for the planning, preparation, operation and coordination of actions, communications, and reports concerning the international activities of the Science Mission Directorate. The position coordinates relationships with nations assigned and provides staff assistance on international organizational and policy issues as assigned.
This position may be filled at the GS-9, GS-11, or GS-12 grade level (with growth potential to the GS-12).
Please list your General Schedule (GS) equivalency on your resume for every federal position you have held.
This position is being announced in conjunction with a Merit Promotion vacancy announcement number HQ17C0060. Current and former Federal employees, disabled Veterans, candidates with 3 or more years of active duty military service, and candidates eligible for special hiring authorities wishing to be considered under merit promotion procedures may apply to vacancy announcement HQ17C0060. Only one position will be filled as a result of these two vacancy announcements.
To receive consideration, you must submit a resume and answer NASA-specific questions. The NASA questions appear after you submit your resume and are transferred to the NASA web site. If you successfully apply, USAJOBS will show your application status as 'Received'. If your status is 'Application Status Not Available', you have not successfully applied. Do not rely on a USAJOBS email to confirm successful application. Only an email from NASA confirms a successful application.
Applicant must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade, which has equipped the applicant with the particular competencies needed to successfully perform the duties of the position described above.
GS-9: Specialized experience to qualify at the GS-9 grade level for this position includes:
1) Planning, preparing, and coordinating of actions, communications and reports concerning international activities.
2) Providing analysis and advice on international programs.
Applicants may substitute the following education for the specialized experience requirements for the GS-9: Two full years of progressively higher level graduate education or master's or equivalent graduate degree. Applicants may qualify based on a combination of the experience and education requirements described above.
GS-11: Specialized experience to qualify at the GS-11 grade level for this position includes:
1) Coordinating relationships with nations assigned and providing staff assistance on international policy issues.
2) Planning, formulating, initiating and executing complex and often sensitive discussions with other U.S. Government and international agencies and organizations.
Applicants may substitute the following education for the specialized experience requirements for the GS-11: A Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in a related field, or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree. Applicants may qualify based on a combination of the experience and education requirements described above.
GS-12: Specialized experience to qualify at the GS-12 grade level for this position includes:
1) Drafting international agreements, policy formulation and international negotiations.
2) Establishing policies and procedures to assist in the development and maintenance of relationships with various stakeholders in government, private industry, and universities.
Your resume must fully support how you meet the specialized experience in order to be found qualified for this position.
U.S. citizenship is required.