Foreign Affairs Officer – Dept of State Jobs

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Job Description:

This position is located in the Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation, Office of Competitive Strategies (ISN/CS). ISN/CS coordinates Bureau efforts within the Department to counter the malign influence and destabilizing behavior of competitive powers in the international security arena. The incumbent of this position shares in the technical and managerial aspects of CS and performs as Acting Director in the Director’s absence.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Represents the Bureau and the Department in interagency meetings and working groups, leads U.S. delegations or serves on U.S. delegations in support of senior Department officials and participates in bilateral and multilateral meetings.
  • Coordinates, liaises, and partners with intelligence organizations in furtherance of national security and foreign policy goals.
  • Advises on, administers, performs, and directs other professional work in support of the formulation and coordination of U.S. foreign policy bearing on U.S. relations with foreign governments, international organizations and regional fora,
  • Ensures that Bureau principals and relevant offices remain apprised of any changes or developments with target countries, as well as trends and developments regarding those countries’ outreach activities that have an impact on the office’s work.
  • Develops new hypotheses about foreign affairs analysis related to countering malign influence, as well as analytic strategies and methods to help resolve intractable problems in this area, such as preventing or stopping proliferation.

Job Requirements:

  • Verification of employment eligibility in the United States is required.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance.
  • One year probationary period, unless excepted by regulation.
  • Incumbent will be subject to random drug testing.
  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Statement of Employment & Financial Interest required prior to appointment.

Qualification & Experience:

  • 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 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;

Qualifying specialized experience must demonstrate the following:

  • Experience advising senior officials on the formulation and coordination of US foreign policy related to countering malign actions or misinformation campaigns by competitors (e.g. Russia and China).
  • Experience advising on the use of non-proliferation tools such as sanctions and arms control.
  • Experience participating in interagency meetings with high level US and foreign government officials addressing nonproliferation and international security issues.

Job Details:

Company: U.S. Department of State

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: New Haven, CT, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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