Supervisory Foreign Affairs Officer
DutiesHelpDutiesSummaryThis position is located in the Department of State (DOS), Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM), Office of Assistance for Asia and the Near East (PRM/ANE). PRM/ANE is responsible for advocating on behalf of refugees and other populations of concern to ensure appropriate protection and assistance is being provided by host governments and by international organizations (IOs) and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) supported by PRM.Learn more about this agencyResponsibilities Serves as Deputy Director and works with the Director in planning, formulating, and directing the implementation of US positions and strategies that address the full range of humanitarian assistance and protection issues. Analyzes policy issues and develops recommendations for policies related to humanitarian issues and programs in ANE regions; to include conducting overseas site visits when needed to collect information. Serves when required as the principal advisor to USG principals at bilateral or multilateral meetings with governments in the ANE regions , donor governments, international humanitarian agencies (eg, UNHCR, UNRWA, ICRC, IOM, and UNICEF), and NGOs. Contributes to the development of annual PRM budget requests for ANE, as well as justifications for supplemental appropriations in response to new emergencies. Establishes work requirements, guidelines, and performance expectations for supervised staff, providing informal/ formal performance counseling throughout the year.Travel RequiredOccasional travel - Occasional travel may be required.Supervisory statusYesPromotion Potential15 Job family (Series)0130 Foreign Affairs RequirementsHelpRequirementsConditions of Employment Incumbent will be subject to random drug testing. Verification of employment eligibility in the United States is required. One year probationary period, unless excepted by regulation. New supervisors must successfully complete a 1 year probationary period. Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance. Statement of Employment & Financial Interest required prior to appointment. US Citizenship is required.QualificationsApplicants must meet all the required qualification requirements, including education, and any selective placement factors described below by the closing date of this announcement. If you are qualifying based on education OR if there are mandatory education requirements listed below, you MUST submit a copy of your college transcript with your application. NOTE: Applicants must meet time-in-grade and time after competitive appointment requirements, by the closing date of this announcement.Time-In-Grade Requirements: Federal applicants must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade to satisfy time-in-grade restrictions, per 5CFR 300, Subpart F.Applicants must have the required experience or education as described below and meet any selective factors, when specified.BASIC REQUIREMENTS: Have a bachelor's or graduate degree from an accredited college or university in international law, international relations, political science, economics, history, sociology, geography, social or cultural anthropology, law, statistics, or in the humanities;OR Have a bachelor's or graduate degree from an accredited college or university that included a combination of courses, with 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 Have 12 semester hours in one of the above disciplines and 12 semester hours in statistics / quantitative methods.OR Have a combination of education and experience where your coursework was equivalent to a major, or a combination of related courses totaling at least 24 semester hours, (as shown above), PLUS appropriate relevant experience OR additional education.OR Have completed at least 4 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. (NOTE: qualifying work experience may have been gained through residence, study, teaching, business or commercial activities, military service, newspaper work, military or civil government activities, missionary or international relief work, or other experience in foreign countries.)Note: If you are qualifying based on education, you MUST submit transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to provide requested information, or the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility, you WILL lose consideration for this ADDITION to the basic requirements, this position requires one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-14 level in the Federal service which provided the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position.Qualifying specialized experience must demonstrate the following: Experience developing policy for humanitarian and refugee assistance programs. Experience conducting analysis and developing recommendations for humanitarian assistance programs. Experience developing budget justifications for resource addition, applicant's experience must also demonstrate that the candidate possesses the following qualities: Ability to assign, review, and supervise the work of others; Objectivity and fairness in judging people on their ability, and situations on the facts and circumstances; Ability to adjust to change, work pressures, or difficult situations without undue stress; Willingness to consider new ideas or divergent points of view; and Capacity to "see the job through."Note: If you are qualifying based on education, you MUST submit transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to provide requested information, or the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility, you WILL lose consideration for this position.EducationSee the qualifications section of this vacancy announcement for education requirements, if applicable.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.