Foreign Affairs Officer (Veterans Innovation Partnership Program)
This vacancy announcement will be open from July 5, 2017 to July 17, 2017 or when 250 applications have been received. The vacancy will close on whichever day the first of these conditions are met. If the application limit is reached on the same day the announcement opened, the open and close date will be the same. Candidates are encouraged to read the entire announcement before submitting their application packages.
The incumbent of this position is a Veterans Innovation Partnership (VIP) Fellow. The VIP Fellowship is a one-year temporary excepted service appointment, which is not eligible of being converted into a competitive appointment. The initiative is a strategic approach to helping the men and women who served in the military find employment in the Federal Government. In recognition of a veteran's natural potential as a source of talent for diplomacy and development, the Department's VIP program is aimed at serving American's veterans and separating service members by preparing them for diplomacy and development careers.
- Not Required
Applicants must meet all the required qualification requirements, including education and any selective placement factors described below by the closing date of this announcement. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order to be credited towards qualifications.
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. Click on the link for a list of accredited organizations recognized as specializing in interpretation of foreign education credentials.
Applicants applying for the GS-09 grade level must meet the following requirements:
A. Have a master's or equivalent graduate degree in International Business, International Relations/Affairs, Public Policy, Public Administration, or a related field OR LL.B or J.D. from an accredited college or university. This education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities to do the work of the position to be filled;
Note: All applicants WILL BE required to submit transcripts as verification of educational requirement. If you fail to provide requested information, or the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility, you may lose consideration for this position.
VIP Fellowship Program is open to eligible veterans who have completed a master’s degree in the preferred fields of International Business, International Relations/Affairs, Public Policy, Public Administration, or a related field. Applicants must apply within two years of graduate degree completion, except for veterans precluded from doing so due to their military service obligation, who will have up to six years after degree completion to apply.
- Participates in the implementation of specifically assigned management programs impacting the Bureau. Receives guidance from and coordinates efforts with appropriate organizations at the Departmental level. Conducts assigned segments of studies of conventional problems in program implementation at the operational level.
- Supports higher graded analysts by independently conducting assigned segments of projects involving development, implementation, or monitoring of sophisticated management information systems that focus on the Bureau's progress in executing long and short range plans, implementing policies, and managing programs by tracking the accomplishment of goals, objectives and priorities established by statutes, executive orders, the Department, the Under Secretary, or Assistant Secretary.
- Reviews existing policies, issuances, and directives on an ad hoc basis as substantive issues arise in the course of assignments and recommends refinements to these guidelines.
- Incumbent represents the Bureau at meetings and conferences, typically as an observer, as directed by his/her supervisor or higher level manager.