Sorry, this job is no longer accepting applications. See below for more jobs that match what you’re looking for!

International Relations Specialist

Expired Job

Department Of Homeland Security Washington , DC 20319

Posted 3 months ago

  • Videos

  • Duties

HelpDuties Summary

Organizational Location: This position is with the Department of Homeland Security, within U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of International Affairs, International Operations Division, Washington, DC.

The local commuting area (LCA) is defined as the area surrounding the duty station by which people reasonably travel back and forth from home to work.

Learn more about this agency

Responsibilities

In this International Relations Specialist position, you will become a key team member of Homeland Security professional conducting analysis on international relations topics, events, programs, and activities.

This position starts at a salary of $96,970.00 (GS-13, Step 1) to $126,062.00 (GS-13, Step 10) with promotion potential to $126,062 (GS-13, Step 10).

Duties will include:

  • Providing support to overseas personnel and senior leadership on a wide range of administrative and policy issues;

  • Writing and producing background and briefing materials for senior leadership in advance of international engagements and foreign travel;

  • Coordinating responses to requests for information and task given from partner offices and the interagency;

  • Participating in the development of long-term economics, diplomatic, and border security policies and various international border security programs for a foreign country; and

  • Promoting outreach activities and programs within a foreign country in order to strengthen diplomatic ties with the U.S.

Travel Required
25% or less - You may be expected to travel up to 25% of the time.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential
13

  • Job family (Series)
    0131 International Relations

  • Requirements

HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this position

  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered with Selective Service

  • Primary U.S. residency for the last three years (additional details below)

  • You may be required to pass a background investigation and/or polygraph

  • Upon appointment, you may be required to undergo random drug testing

Qualifications

GS-13: You qualify at the GS-13 level if you possess one (1) year of specialized experience at the GS-12 or equivalent level performing duties such as reviewing and assessing economic and political issues to determine trends; analyzing conflicting data to summarize recommendations on international policy changes; and conducting research and preparing studies and reports to address the international, political, military and economic issues of a foreign country.

AND

Meet the Basic Education Requirement of a:

Degree: major or equivalent, or a combination of courses totaling 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 12 semester hours in one of the above disciplines and 12 semester hours in statistics/quantitative methods; OR

A combination of education and experience:courses equivalent to a major, or a combination of related courses totaling at least 24 semester hours, in one or more of the social sciences, or in the humanities, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education; OR

Experience: four 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.

Evaluation of Experience

Qualifying experience that provided an intimate knowledge of a foreign country or geographic area may have been gained through residence, study, teaching, business or commercial activities, military service, newspaper work, military or civil government activities, missionary or inter-national relief work, or other experience in foreign countries. It may also have been gained through teaching college-level courses in international relations or problems associated with a specific foreign geographic area.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

You must:

  • Meet all qualification requirements, including education if applicable to this position, subject to verification at any stage of the application process; and

  • Meet all applicable Time in Grade requirements (current federal employees must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade or equivalent grade band in the federal service) by 10/04/2018.

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.

Background Investigation: U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is a federal law enforcement agency that requires all applicants to undergo a thorough background investigation prior to employment in order to promote the agency's core values of vigilance, service to country, and integrity. During the screening and/or background investigation process, you will be asked questions regarding any felony criminal convictions or current felony charges, the use of illegal drugs (e.g., marijuana, cocaine, heroin, LSD, methamphetamines, ecstasy), and the use of non-prescribed controlled substances including any experimentation, possession, sale, receipt, manufacture, cultivation, production, transfer, shipping, trafficking, or distribution of controlled substances. For more information visit this link.

Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) Eligibles: If you have never worked for the Federal Government, you are not CTAP eligible. Information about CTAP eligibility can be found here. You must submit the supporting documents listed in the "Required Documents" section of this announcement. In addition, to be considered well qualified under CTAP, you must possess the knowledge, skills and abilities and/or competencies clearly exceeding the minimum requirements of the position. This will be measured by a score of 85 or higher.

Education

Please see the Qualifications and Required Documents sections for more information if education is applicable to this position.


See if you are a match!

See how well your resume matches up to this job - upload your resume now.

Find your dream job anywhere
with the LiveCareer app.
Download the
LiveCareer app and find
your dream job anywhere
lc_ad

Boost your job search productivity with our
free Chrome Extension!

lc_apply_tool GET EXTENSION

Similar Jobs

Want to see jobs matched to your resume? Upload One Now! Remove
International Program Specialist

Department Of Agriculture

Posted 7 days ago

VIEW JOBS 12/4/2018 12:00:00 AM 2019-03-04T00:00 * Videos * Duties HelpDuties Summary This position will provide technical support in one or more of FAS's areas coordinating and implementing agricultural, environmental and natural resource capacity building, providing science-based training and technical assistance and/or negotiating and coordinating agreements between USDA agencies and institutions. This is an excepted service, time-limited, term appointment for up to 2 years, with the possibility of extensions. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities Following are the major, though not all inclusive, duties of this position: * Works with senior specialists and program assistants implementing/coordinating/evaluating agricultural technical assistance programs; * Provides project management and liaison services; * Develops, administers, and evaluates technical assistance and training programs; * Designs and implements policies for USDA international development and technical assistance programs and projects; * Directs the preparation of cooperative agreements, developing funding and budget documents and monitoring status of funding; * Negotiates technical assistance projects with funding agencies; and * Serves as a liaison between USDA and other federal agencies, universities, and the private sector for a wide variety of issues inherent to agricultural trade capacity building projects. Travel Required Occasional travel - Overseas travel may be required to underdeveloped areas Supervisory status No Promotion Potential 11 * Job family (Series) 0301 Miscellaneous Administration And Program * Requirements HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment * US Citizenship is required * Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959 Special Conditions: * Selection and retention in this position is contingent on a successfully adjudicated FBI National Criminal History Check (fingerprint check) and a background investigation. * Selectee must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance. * Position may be eligible for telework. * Overseas travel will be me required to underdeveloped areas. Some physical hardship may be encountered, such as poor road conditions, unstable political settings, climate extremes, exposure to diseases prevalent in unhealthy environments, and significantly different cultural environments. Qualifications Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement including the following specialized experience and/or education, as identified by grade level. FOR THE GS-11 LEVEL: In order to qualify for this position applicants must possess one year or more of specialized experience that was equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-09) in the Federal service. Specialized experience may have been obtained in the private or public (local, county, state, Federal) sectors and is typically gained in the same field as the position being filled or another very closely related field. Applicants must show evidence in their resumes of possession of at least one year of the following specialized experience: * Experience participating in the management of international agricultural development, and/or capacity building programs; * Experience analyzing, investigating, and resolving complex international agricultural development problems and issues and making recommendations on solutions; * Experience applying sound agricultural development and trade capacity building principles; and * Experience communicating with others, verbally and in writing, to develop and present information to team leaders or senior managers. Failure to provide evidence of this specialized experience in your resume will result in an ineligible rating. OR EDUCATION: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in international relations, international economics, international business, international trade, business administration or related degrees or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree. COMBINATION OF EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE AT THE GS-11 GRADE LEVEL: Applicants may have combinations of successfully completed education and specialized experience to meet total qualification requirements. The total percentages must equal at least 100 percent to qualify for that grade level. To learn more about combining education and experience for this series, click the following: Combining Education and Experience for Administrative and Management Positions TRANSCRIPTS are required if: * You are qualifying for the position based on education. * You are qualifying for this position based on a combination of experience and education. * This education must have been successfully completed and obtained from an accredited school, college, or university. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Education Education Accreditation: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education to be credited towards qualifications. Applicants must report attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. To verify your college/university accreditation, please visit: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in colleges or universities outside of the United States may be used to meet the education requirements. You must provide acceptable documentation that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. Failure to do so may result in an ineligible rating. Department Of Agriculture Washington DC

International Relations Specialist

Expired Job

Department Of Homeland Security