Foreign Affairs Officer
* Duties Help Duties Summary This position is located in the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (TIP Office or J/TIP), which leads the Department's global efforts to combat human trafficking. The incumbent serves as a Senior Foreign Affairs Officer on the Intergovernmental Affairs (IGA) Team and advises senior officials on the development of anti-trafficking policies and strategic efforts to improve US government responses in efforts to combat human trafficking and focus on interagency coordination. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities * Assess and improves the effectiveness of US government efforts to combat human trafficking in accordance with the Trafficking Victims Protection Act's minimum standards and its subsequent reauthorizations. * Gathers data and other information from external stakeholders, including civil society and survivors of human trafficking. * Builds consensus within the interagency to increase understanding of human trafficking, develop policies to address it, and coordinate participation in these efforts from relevant stakeholders. * Leads development of policies, plans, and strategies and works collaboratively with peers and managers within J/ TIP and across the Department and interagency to advance State Department and US government anti- trafficking efforts. * Prepares tailored and professional remarks, briefing papers, and substantive policy documents for the Secretary of State and the Ambassador-at-Large to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons. Travel Required Occasional travel - Occasional periodic travel of varying duration to overseas posts is required. Supervisory status No Promotion Potential 14 * Job family (Series) 0130 Foreign Affairs * Requirements Help Requirements Conditions of Employment * Incumbent will be subject to random drug testing. * One year probationary period, unless excepted by regulation. * Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance. * US Citizenship is required. Qualifications Applicants 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.) IN ADDITION to the basic requirements, this position requires one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-13 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 in analyzing and developing polices related to global human trafficking, or related issues , including US government efforts to address these issues. * Experience in leading collaborations with bureaus, offices, federal interagency partners, non-government organizations and survivor organizations in efforts to build consensus among diverse parties to increase understanding of human trafficking. 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. Education 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.