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Foreign Affairs Specialist

Employer
CSP / Bureau of Diplomatic Security
Location
Virginia
Closing date
Dec 3, 2021

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Position Type
Other
Hours
Full Time
Organization Type
Business
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Open and Close Dates: Nov 23, 2021 - Dec 07, 2021 Marketing Statement: Summary: This is a non-status, non-permanent Personal Service Contract (PSC) position. You do not acquire a competitive or excepted service status from this position.

This position is located in the Bureau of Diplomatic Security, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Security and Director for Diplomatic Security Service, Overseas Security Advisory Council (DS/DSS/OSAC).

The incumbent will be responsible for the coordination of OSAC's strategic partnership with the U.S. Intelligence Community.

Major Duties: - Serves as coordinator for all aspects of OSAC's strategic partnership with the U.S. Intelligence Community by establishing and maintaining a working dialogue on international security issues affecting the U.S. private sector abroad.

- Drafts policies, directives, information requirements, standard operation procedures, and related documents dealing with OSAC's threat management responsibilities.

- Monitors global geopolitical events, security-related incidents, and emerging terrorism trends in order to provide expert analysis and advice to Department officials from regional/functional bureaus, embassies and consulates abroad, and security representatives of U.S. private sector organizations.

- Coordinates OSAC analytic contributions to classified U.S. Intelligence Community and DS reports, bulletins and assessments.

- Provides support to OSAC's global outreach and engagement initiatives through such initiatives as public speaking engagements, participation in OASAC country councils, and consultations with U.S. private sector organizations abroad.

Who May Apply: Job Status: Full-Time Non-Permanent Duration Appointment: Temporary Non-Status Position: 1 year renewable for up to 4 years Conditions of Employment: Education: Requirements: Qualifications: IN ADDITION to the basic requirements, this position requires one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 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: 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. Applicants must meet all the required qualification requirements, including education and any selective placement factors described below by the closing date of this announcement. Education may only be substituted in accordance with the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order to be credited towards qualifications.

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.

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-11 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 serving as a coordinator that maintains a working dialogue with the U.S Intelligence Community on international security issues.
Experience drafting policies, directives, information requirements and related documents.
Experience monitoring global geopolitical events, security related incidents and emerging terrorism trends in order to provide expert analysis and advice.
Experience providing support to a program's global outreach and engagement initiatives.

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.

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