Lead Foreign Affairs Officer

US Department of State
Washington, DC
Oct 26, 2021
Oct 28, 2021
Accountant, IT
Full Time
* Duties Help Duties Summary This position is located in the Bureau of Counterterrorism, Office of Programs (CT/P). CT's Office of Programs is responsible for designing, managing, and overseeing foreign assistance programs to develop law enforcement capacity to counter terrorism across the globe. This job opportunity announcement was amended on 10/22/2021 to remove the supervisory qualifications. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities * Directs, organizes, and manages the work of a staff of professional employees (civil servants, contractors and detailees) with responsibility for planning, reviewing, and evaluating programs funded with CT's foreign assistance resources. * Drafts decision memos, congressional notifications, notices of funding opportunity (NOFOs), scopes of work (SOWs) for grants, cooperative agreements, contracts, and Interagency Agency Agreements, action memos, cover sheets. * Ensures that the Department exercises prudent management and oversight of assistance awards through the monitoring and evaluation of the recipient's performance, as well as recipient compliance with the terms and conditions. * Tracks fiscal year milestones and actions in geographic area of assignment to ensure compliance with planning calendar, SOPs, and deadlines; helps team members employ time management skills that focus on progress of work. * Convenes interagency working groups, program reviews, and/or other efforts to advance cross-cutting goals. Travel Required Occasional travel - Domestic and overseas travel 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 designing and managing foreign assistance-funded programming. * Experience formulating detailed budget proposals; drafts recommendations and memoranda justifying support for proposals * Experience reviewing and analyzing substantive policy documents, coordinating all findings and summarizing information, and makes recommendations to senior-level officers. 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 See 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.

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