Supervisory Foreign Affairs Officer

Employer
Department Of State
Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Feb 22, 2021
Closes
Feb 24, 2021
Ref
1749832898
Function
Accountant, IT
Hours
Full Time
Overview Accepting applications Open & closing dates Opening and closing dates02/12/2021 to 03/04/2021 Service Competitive Pay scale & grade GS 15 Salary $144,128 to $172,500 per year Appointment type Permanent Work schedule Full-Time Duties SummaryThis 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.ResponsibilitiesServes 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 status Yes Promotion Potential 15 Requirements Conditions of EmploymentIncumbent 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.U.S. 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; andCapacity 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.Additional informationEMPLOYMENT ELIGIBILITY VERIFICATION PROGRAM (E-Verify) - US law requires organizations to employ only individuals who may legally work in the United States - either US citizens, or foreign citizens who have the necessary authorization. This agency utilizes E-Verify to compare information from the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, to data from US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Social Security Administration (SSA) records to confirm employment eligibility. If the employee's information does not match DHS and/or SSA records, the employee is given an opportunity to resolve the problem. If eligibility cannot be verified, employment will be terminated.For reasonable accommodation at the US Department of State, please contact the Office of Accessibility and Accommodations at (202) - or eligible, applicants to this announcement may be referred to other positions in other Bureaus/Offices in the Department. How You Will Be EvaluatedYou will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following knowledge, skills, abilities (KSAs) and other characteristics that are relevant to the duties of this position and must be fully supported by information in your resume: Knowledge of Foreign policy / International affairs.Ability to manage staff.Knowledge of international justice, accountability, and international humanitarian law.Knowledge of refugee protection and assistance issues.Ability to communicate persuasively on complex humanitarian issues.Knowledge of legislative proposals and appropriation decisions.Your resume serves as the basis for qualification determinations and must highlight your most relevant and significant work experience and education (if applicable) as it relates to this job opportunity. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (eg, Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (eg, professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Your resume should include the dates of all qualifying experience (from month/year to month/year) and the number of hours worked/volunteered per week. For assistance with creating a resume, please click here.Qualified candidates are assigned a score between 70 and 100. Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) candidates must be rated "Well Qualified" for the position and earn a score of at least 85 (when applicants are rated in a range of 70 to 100) to receive consideration for selection priority. If, after reviewing your resume and self-assessment questionnaire responses and a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, a score will be manually determined that reflects your documented experience. This may result in a lower score, which may also eliminate you from consideration for this position.Applicants must meet all the qualification requirements and submit any required supporting documentation by the closing date of this job opportunity. Your application package must contain sufficient information to make a valid determination that you fully meet the basic/specialized experience requirements as stated in this job opportunity announcement for each grade level(s) for which you are applying. Applicants found to be among the top qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring official for further consideration and possible interview. Qualified non-competitive candidates must be deemed best qualified based on the applicant assessment in order to be referred to the hiring official for further consideration and possible interview.To preview questions please click here.Background checks and security clearanceSecurity clearance Top Secret Drug test required Yes Position sensitivity and riskHigh Risk (HR)Trust determination processSuitability/Fitness, National securityThis job is open to Individuals with disabilities Federal employees - Competitive service Current or former competitive service federal employees. Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL) Federal employees who meet the definition of a "surplus" or "displaced" employee. Land & base management Certain current or former term or temporary federal employees of a land or base management agency. Military spouses Family of overseas employees Family members of a federal employee or uniformed service member who is, or was, working overseas. Peace Corps & AmeriCorps Vista Special authorities Individuals eligible under a special authority not listed above, but defined in the federal hiring regulations. Veterans Clarification from the agency Status Candidates, Noncompetitive, Former Federal Employees with Reinstatement Eligibility, Land & base management, VEOA, Individuals with Disabilities, Military Spouses, Peace Corps, AmeriCorps, Vista, Eligible Family Member, Special authorities, ICTAP, and CTAP.SDL2017

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