Policy Analyst, Security and Foreign Affairs
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
Applicants must be eligible for a security clearance. Upon appointment, the selectee will be required to undergo a background investigation, and during the employment period may also be required to obtain and hold a Federal security clearance up to the Top Secret/SCI level. An active clearance is not a prerequisite for applying for or initiating employment.
- Strong and demonstrated ability to present information clearly and concisely through both written and oral reports.
- Advanced research, analytical, and evaluative skills, including the ability to synthesize and analyze large amounts of disparate data on emerging and/or controversial issues.
- Demonstrated knowledge of China's foreign relations, particularly in the Indo-Pacific and with the United States, including an understanding of the drivers, actors, and conduct of China's foreign policy.
- Demonstrated knowledge of Chinese security issues, including China's military strategy, how China uses its military to advance its national interests, the capabilities of the People's Liberation Army, and domestic security concerns.
- Demonstrated knowledge of U.S. foreign policy related to China and the Indo-Pacific (including U.S. alliances and other partnerships in the region) and U.S. military strategy, capabilities, and activities in the Indo-Pacific.
- Bachelor's degree or higher.
(Not required, but may be considered in the selection process)
- Graduate degree in a relevant field, such as Asian Studies, International Relations, Political Science, Security Studies, or Asian History.
- Experience living and/or working in China, Taiwan, or Hong Kong.
- Ability to speak and read Mandarin Chinese, to include ability to effectively utilize sources of electronic and print information.
The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission is an EEO employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, pregnancy and childbirth), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, retaliation, parental status, veteran status, or other non-merit factor.
The Commission will provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities as appropriate. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law as described in 5 USC 3328. If you misrepresent your experience or education, or provide false or fraudulent information, it may be grounds for not hiring you or dismissing you after you start. Making false or fraudulent statements can be punishable by fine or imprisonment.
As federal government employees, Commission employees are eligible to participate in federal employee benefits programs, to include: health insurance (multiple carriers & multiple options); life insurance (FEGLI-multiple options); retirement (FERS or CSRS if applicable); and the Thrift Savings Program (TSP-multiple options), the federal government's tax-deferred savings program. Employees accrue and may use annual and sick leave in accord with Commission policies and procedures.
This employment opportunity is also posted on the Commission website at: http://www.uscc.gov/about/job-opportunities.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
The Commission will conduct an internal evaluation based on applicants' cover letter, resume, and writing sample, to include qualifications and relevant experience. The Director for Security and Foreign Affairs, Executive Director, and appropriate staff will interview the top candidates. The Chairman and/or Vice Chairman may interview the final candidates. The final hiring decision will be made by the Executive Director.
Interviews will consist of two parts: 1) in-person interviews with the Director for Security and Foreign Affairs, Executive Director, and appropriate staff; and 2) an in-person writing test.