Supervisory Foreign Affairs Officer – Direct Hire Authority

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Supervisory Foreign Affairs Officer – Direct Hire Authority 2

Position description

This position is located in the Global Engagement Center (GEC), under the Office of the Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs. The incumbent manages a staff through subordinate supervisors and serves as a senior advisor.

This serves as public notice for the use of an Agency-specific Direct Hire Authority. Applicants will be forwarded to the selecting official for consideration. We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.

 

Duties

  • Provides authoritative policy guidance and expert advice to GEC and departmental senior leadership and external partners on efforts to advance GEC’s mission.
  • Develops approaches, recommendations, and programs to resolve issues arising from conflicting goals across the range of the GEC’s activities, as well as annual and longer-term strategies.
  • Briefs internal and external audiences regularly to ensure the GEC’s priorities are understood.
  • Leads or assists with the planning and development of intra-bureau, departmental, and interagency strategic and programmatic efforts, action recommendations, and other documents.
  • Manages workflow and ensures timely completion of taskings.

Qualifications

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Incumbent will be subject to random drug testing.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance.
  • Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit: www.dhs.gov/E-Verify/
  • Statement of Employment & Financial Interest required prior to appointment.

Qualifications

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.

IN 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 applying and interpreting U.S. foreign policy goals, processes, and strategies for countering foreign state, and non-state propaganda and disinformation.
  • Experience communicating technical and highly sensitive information both orally and in writing.
  • Experience applying strategic and organizational processes and mechanisms.

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.

In 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.”

Education

 

See the qualifications section of this vacancy announcement for education requirements.

 

 

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