Job Title: Foreign Affairs Officer
Organisation: Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, Office of Afghanistan and Pakistan Programs (INL/AP)
Location: Washington DC, USA
Closing Date: 20 November 2020
Salary: $102,663 to $133,465 per year
Contract Type: Permanent
Working Pattern: Full Time
Sponsors international candidates? No, U.S. Citizenship is required.
This position is located in the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, Office of Afghanistan and Pakistan Programs (INL/AP). INL/AP works to keep Americans safe at home by countering international crime, illegal drugs, and instability abroad. INL helps countries deliver justice and fairness by strengthening their police, courts, and corrections systems.
Role and Responsibilities
Serves as chief action officer and is the initial point of contact for all incoming actions regarding assignment from Departmental offices, U.S. embassies/posts and other USG agencies.
Monitors developing political situations or issues or administrative management as reported or identified in the various notifications received.
Manages issue areas pertinent to such geographic areas (e.g. law enforcement, trade promotion, intellectual property rights, nuclear non-proliferation, military cooperation.)
Analyzes political, economic, and other reporting from a wide variety of sources that include U.S. missions, Non-Government Organizations, and foreign electronic and print media within the region of interest.
Experience, Skills and Qualifications
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;
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;
Have 12 semester hours in one of the above disciplines and 12 semester hours in statistics / quantitative methods.
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.
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.)
Applying for the GS-13 level:
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 analyzing and providing recommendations relating to international narcotics and anti-crime programs.
Experience developing analyses on complex political, economic, social, or geographic issues to achieve U.S. foreign policy objectives.