Director of International Affairs and Foreign Policy, ES-0131

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
May 23, 2019
Closes
May 23, 2019
Function
Executive, Director
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Occasional travel - Some travel may be required.


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed Yes Moving expenses will be paid in accordance with appropriate regulations.


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Applicant subject to pre-appointment and random drug testing.
  • Selectee required to complete a Public Financial Disclosure Report.
  • This position requires a Top Secret clearance with SCI access.
  • The process used to recruit for this position is RESUME-ONLY. To apply, please submit a resume which DOES NOT exceed 5 pages using a 12 point font and no less than 1 inch margins.

    Submit a resume which demonstrates how you possess the 5 Executive Core Qualifications and the Technical Qualifications listed below in one document. We recommend that your resume emphasize your level of responsibilities, scope and complexity of programs managed, and program accomplishments, including results of your actions. Information exceeding 5 pages WILL NOT be considered.

    Mandatory Technical Qualification (TQ1): Ability to formulate, coordinate, implement represent, and provide a vision for an effective international affairs program which accomplishes agency/organization strategic objectives and furthers U.S. foreign policy and national security and agency/organization goals.  

    Mandatory Technical Qualification (TQ2): Ability to forge intra- and interagency partnerships in executing an international affairs program which maximizes international engagement opportunities to achieve agency/organization strategic objectives.  

    Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs)
    ECQ 1 - LEADING CHANGE: The ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.

    ECQ 2 - LEADING PEOPLE: The ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.

    ECQ 3 - RESULTS DRIVEN: The ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.

    ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN: The ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.

    ECQ 5 - BUILDING COALITIONS: The ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.

    Additional information regarding the ECQs can be found at http://www.opm.gov/ses/recruitment/ecq.asp

    As a basic requirement for entry into the SES, applicants must provide evidence of progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior executive level management capability and directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under Technical Qualifications and Executive Core Qualifications listed below. Typically, experience of this nature will have been gained at or above the GS-15 grade level in the federal service or its equivalent in the private sector. Your resume must demonstrate that you possess the knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this position.

    Mandatory Technical Qualification (TQ1): Ability to formulate, coordinate, implement represent, and provide a vision for an effective international affairs program which accomplishes agency/organization strategic objectives and furthers U.S. foreign policy and national security and agency/organization goals.  

    Mandatory Technical Qualification (TQ2): Ability to forge intra- and interagency partnerships in executing an international affairs program which maximizes international engagement opportunities to achieve agency/organization strategic objectives.  

    Mandatory Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs)

    ECQ 1 - LEADING CHANGE: This core qualification involves the ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this Executive Core Qualification (ECQ) is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.

    ECQ 2 - LEADING PEOPLE: This core qualification involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.

    ECQ 3 - RESULTS DRIVEN: This core qualification involves the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.

    ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN: This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.

    ECQ 5 - BUILDING COALITIONS: This core qualification involves the ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.

    In addition to having the skills and abilities outlined under Technical Qualifications and Executive Core Qualifications, you must meet the minimum education requirement for this job series, 0131. To meet the minimum education requirement, you must have:

    A. Education: 1) Degree in international relations or equivalent, or 2) a bachelor's degree that includes a combination of courses totaling 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 12 semester hours in one of the above disciplines and 12 semester hours in statistics/quantitative methods.

    OR

    B. Combination of education and experience: Courses equivalent to a major, or a combination of related courses totaling at least 24 semester hours, in one or more of the social sciences, or in the humanities, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

    OR

    C. Experience: Four 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.

    Qualifying experience must have included either (a) responsibility for the direction and coordination of research, analysis, or other professional work in one or more of the fields listed in A above, or (b) specialized professional work involving a high level of difficulty and responsibility in one or more of these fields.

    The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.

    This position does have a positive education requirement. If you are including education on your resume, report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. See Required Documents section for detail.

    FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet Federal qualification requirements if you can show that your foreign education is comparable to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence with your application. See Recognition of Foreign Qualifications click here

    Selectee will be required to successfully complete a one-year probationary period in the SES, unless he or she is exempt based on previous successful completion of such probation.

    Selectee must file an Executive Branch Personnel Public Financial Disclosure Report (SF-278) upon appointment in accordance with the Ethics in Government Act of 1978.

    Any required investigations and clearances or waivers must be completed before a selectee is placed in this position.

    Applicants will be required to complete questions contained on the Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306) at the time a tentative job offer is made. At the time of appointment, selectees will be required to update the OF-306. Certain responses on the form could pose a problem with suitability for employment determinations. If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete an Optional Form 306, Declaration for Federal Employment, and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application, prior to entry on duty. False statements on any part of the application may result in withdrawal of offer of employment, dismissal after beginning work, or imprisonment.

    DHS uses e-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about e-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities at http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify.

    Moving expenses will be paid in accordance with appropriate regulations.

    All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit.

    If you need a reasonable accommodation for the application and hiring process, please contact 478-262-4577. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Visit http://www.opm.gov/disability/appempl_6-01-A.asp.

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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    A preliminary review of the applications will be made by the Office of Civilian Human Resources to determine if candidates meet the minimum education requirements and mandatory TQs and ECQs. Applicants who meet the minimum education and mandatory TQs and ECQs will be considered minimally qualified for this position.


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