Foreign Affairs Officer
* Duties Help Duties Summary This position is located in the Bureau of Legislative Affairs, Congressional Travel Office (H/CTO) and serves as a Foreign Affairs Officer/Legislative Management Officer responsible for coordinating and facilitating communication on issues related to Congressional travel among the diplomatic professionals of the Department, Members of Congress, personal and committee staff and military escorts to include notification to Posts abroad, compilation of itineraries and scheduling. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities * Coordinates and manages complex Congressional and Staff Delegations, including taking the lead on coordinating, managing, and ensuring timely advance notifications to US missions overseas as well as regional, functional, and global bureaus. * Develops appropriate itineraries and agendas for official travel abroad covering a variety of issues from geo-political stability, border security, economic and trade status as well as political and sustainable development issues and programs. * Maintains close working relationship with Congress and Executive Branch staff to manage and facilitate official travel, monitor telegram traffic related to overseas visits, and apprise travelers on fast-breaking events and developments. * Develops position papers and/or briefs on US and/or international sustained development in health, education, infrastructure improvement and related areas to advance US foreign policy objectives relating to Congressional travel. * Initial point of contact for all incoming actions from Departmental offices, US embassies/posts, other US Government agencies, international organizations, foreign governments, or the private sector on related Congressional travel issues. Travel Required Not required Supervisory status No Promotion Potential 13 * 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. * Verification of employment eligibility in the United States 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. 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 position. 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. IN ADDITION to the basic requirements, this position requires one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 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 providing advice, guidance, and/or consultation to officials regarding interpretation and application of analyses. * Experience briefing complex, sensitive subject matter, both orally and in writing, in a logical and persuasive manner. * Experience evaluating the political environment in which legislative initiatives and policies will be considered by Members of Congress. 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.