Senior International Relations Officer (Group Leader)

Rockville, Maryland
Oct 01, 2020
Oct 08, 2020
Full Time


This position is located in the Office of International Programs (OIP), International Cooperation and Assistance (ICA) Branch. The supervisor is Eric Stahl. This position is Bargaining Unit and occasional travel is required.

This position is subject to Confidential Financial Disclosure reporting requirements.

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As a Senior International Relations Officer (Group Leader) in the Office of International Programs (OIP), International Cooperation and Assistance Branch, the ideal candidate will:

1. Coordinate, implement, and plan policy, technical, logistical and administrative activities for assigned countries and international organizations in support of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC) international nuclear safety and security cooperation and assistance activities.

2. Recommend and formulate policies and procedures regarding specific NRC international program activities with particular emphasis on implementation of bilateral technical information exchange arrangements and cooperation and assistance activities undertaken with other countries and international organizations.

3. Lead NRC international activities through organizing, mentoring, and directing a team of desk officers.

4. Communicate milestones and deadlines to the group and individuals based on supervisor's instructions; explain group goals and objectives to assigned team members and assist members in organizing to accomplish work; coach, facilitate, instruct, solve work problems and participate in the work of the group.

5. Provide information and feedback to the supervisor on performance of the group and individuals; and observe training needs and relay training needs and requests to supervisor.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Up to 30%

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • This is a Drug Testing position.

You must meet the qualifications for this position by no later than 30 calendar days after the closing date of this announcement and before placement in the position.


In order to qualify for this position, you must have at least one year of specialized experience at the next lower grade level in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE includes experience that demonstrates the ability to coordinate activities related to international nuclear safety and security cooperation and assistance; taking a leadership role for implementing cooperative activities with other countries; and acting as a senior advisor or mentor to less senior staff.


Basic Requirements: Degree: Major or equivalent, or 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 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 above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.


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. Evaluation of Experience: Qualifying experience that provided an intimate knowledge of a foreign country or geographic area may have been gained through residence, study, teaching, business or commercial activities, military service, newspaper work, military or civil government activities, missionary or inter-national relief work, or other experience in foreign countries. It may also have been gained through teaching college-level courses in international relations or problems associated with a specific foreign geographic area.

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How You Will Be Evaluated

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

When the application process is complete, your application will be reviewed to determine if you meet the job requirements. You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to any vacancy questions to determine your level of knowledge, skill and ability related to the job requirements. If you are among the top candidates for this position, your application will be referred to the hiring manager.

Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to submit a thorough resume that directly relates to this position.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
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Drug test required

Required Documents

As a NRC employee you are required to submit your most recent Rating of Record (Performance Appraisal) or a statement saying that one is not available. You may do so by sending one copy by email to:

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If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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