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Foreign Affairs Specialist Featured

Location
Washington, District Of Columbia
Wage
Hourly
Job ID
15189156203
Posted
2021-2-23

DutiesHelpDutiesSummaryThis position serves as the FAA desk officer and a focal point on U.S. civil aviation policies practices and procedures in his/her geographic area of responsibility within the Asia Pacific Region. The incumbent performs multiple varying and complex assignments under the limited direction of the manager and the associated FAA Senior Representative based overseas.Learn more about this agencyResponsibilitiesPlans develops evaluates and recommends/FAA policies for meeting international civil aviation objectives and operational responsibilities. Consults with FAA operational services FAA representatives and International Area Offices; other U.S. Government agencies such as the Departments of State and Defense; U.S. industry associations and representatives of U.S. Embassies and foreign governments including civil aviation officials in those countries; and representatives of international and regional groups such as the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) the European Civil Aviation Conference {ECAC) etc.Applies experience and advanced technical knowledge applicable to his/her discipline to accomplish assignments and to develop plans and techniques to improve programs and policies. Develops and presents analysis supporting proposed agency policies positions and specific programs directed toward attainment of FAA international aviation objectives.Coordinates or leads FAA participation in and assists in developing U.S. policy and positions for our attendance at regional international civil aviation organizations activities to ensure adequate FAA representation and further our civil aviation objectives.Assists in developing recommendations on extent to which the FAA should and will accept responsibility for execution of foreign programs or projects.Coordinates with responsible officials of sponsoring and controlling agencies to determine and articulate responsibilities to be assumed by the FAA in connection with foreign aviation technical assistance of the United States Government. Plans and/or coordinates program and documents decisions and arranges for the resources (personnel equipment funding) required to execute agreed FAA responsibilities in the foreign technical assistance field.Contacts are internal and external. May act as a key technical point of contact for assigned activities. Contributes to the preparation of management/technical reports or contractual documents and may communicate the overall results of a project or work activity to FAA management the aviation and aerospace industries and other external parties. Works closely with other U.S. Government departments and agencies with other FAA offices and with U.S. aviation industry on developing cooperation efforts and agreements including the fields of aviation safety air traffic control and air navigation.Answers correspondence and inquires received from Congress the public and foreign governments and their representatives on a wide variety of FAA international program activities. Develops and assists with presenting briefings background and issue papers on technical policy and political aspects of international aviation issues in preparation for and in support of anticipated meetings travel or decision-making by senior FAA officials. Prepares special studies speeches and arranges the necessary logistical support for such events.Established policies/procedures provide guidance for most assignments but allow considerable discretion for employee to select the most appropriate approach(es) or recommend new approaches. Assignments often require reviews of policies and precedents under limited guidance of a manager or other employee. As assigned the incumbent serves as back-up to counterpart employees in the staff for the performance of the above duties for countries other than those for which he/she has primary responsibility.Resolves all but unique technical problems without the intervention of management or a more experienced technical specialist. Identifies and informs management of problems that require their attention. Often develops and recommends techniques to address problem situations. Work is review periodically typically at major milestones and at completion for technical compliance and alignment with the requirements of the project or other work activity.Travel RequiredOccasional travel - The job may require travel from time- to-time but not on a regular basis. The travel may be for training or other work-related duties.Supervisory statusNoPromotion PotentialNA Job family (Series)0130 Foreign Affairs RequirementsHelpRequirementsConditions of Employment US Citizenship is required. Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959. Must submit an SF50 (See Required Documents) Designated or Random Drug Testing required. This position has a positive education requirement. Transcript(s) required.QualificationsTo qualify for this position you must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the FV-H FG/GS-12 level. This experience is typically related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. To be creditable specialized experience must have been at least equivalent to the next lower level in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization.Specialized experience is defined as: Experience in planning developing evaluating or recommending policies for military or civil aviation related programs AND experience in developing presentations briefings issue papers reports speeches and other correspondence on a variety of international program activities for managements review and delivery at major international meetings.In addition this experience must have included either (a) responsibility for the direction and coordination of research analysis or other professional work in one or more of the fields listed in (1) below under the Education Section; or (b) specialized professional work of a high level of difficulty and responsibility in one or more of these fields. This high level experience must have been in such specialized activities as: (1) formulation of instructions and policy guidance for United States representatives in international organizations; (2) transport and communication involving knowledge of economic political and technical aspects of international aviation shipping inland transport or radio telephone and telegraph etc.; (3) cultural affairs involving formulation and operation of policy on large-scale international cultural exchange programs; (4) occupied area affairs involving problems of occupation of conquered or liberated countries regions or zones; or (5) other specialized international affairs such as zing public opinion and attitudes evaluating specific conditions trends or forces a foreign country formulating policy on problems of petroleum resources or fisheries etc.You should include relevant examples of the specialized experience in your work history. Errors or omissions may impact your rating or may result in you not being considered.Eligible applicants meeting the minimum qualification requirements and/or selective placement factor(s) (SPF) may be further evaluated on the Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSA) and/or Quality Ranking Factor (QRF) listed in the announcement. Based on this evaluation applicants will be placed in one of the following categories: (1) score order; (2) category grouping; (3) alphabetical; or (4) priority grouping and referred to the selecting official for selection consideration.Answer all questions to the best of your ability. DO NOT ASSUME THAT BECAUSE YOU HOLD OR HAVE HELD THIS POSITION YOU WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE FOUND ELIGIBLE. You may be asked to provide evidence or documentation that you have this type of experience later in the selection process. Your responses are subject to verification through job interviews or any other information obtained during the application process. Any exaggeration of your experience or any attempt to conceal information can result in disqualification. Applicants who fail to demonstrate possession of any of the above criteria AND who do not provide the required documentation will receive no further consideration for this position.Applicants may be asked to verify information on your application for employment with the FAA.All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.NOTE: Due to the Pandemic and individual states with different phases of reopening the selectees report date to the official duty station/facility may be delayed until such time as employee is allowed to report to the workplace. The person selected may telework up to the maximum extent possible up to and including full time until it is safe to relocate.EducationThis position has a positive education requirement: Applicants must submit a copy of their college or university transcripts(s) and certificates by the closing date of announcement to verify qualifications. If selected an official transcript will be required prior to appointment. You may upload these documents with your application in USAJOBS or fax it to fax number provided in the announcement (please include announcement number on each page).Failure to do so will result in loss of consideration.Schools must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Accreditation may be verified at the following website: www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html.Foreign education must be evaluated by a private professional organization specializing in interpretation of foreign education credentials or an accredited U.S. educational institution in terms of equivalence to a degree acquired at an American college or university. A copy of the evaluation results must be included otherwise your foreign education will not be considered.Foreign Education: For additional information visit: QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:(A) DEGREE - Successful completion of a major or equivalent or a combination of courses totaling at least 24 semester hours in international law international relations political sciences 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(B) EXPERIENCE - Four years of appropriate experience in one or more of the fields listed in A above in work associated with international organizations problems or other aspects of foreign affairs; OR(C) COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE - Successful completion of courses equivalent to a major or a combination of related courses totaling at least 24 semester hours as shown in (A) above plus appropriate experience or additional education.Applicants who are not currently in the 130 occupational series in the Federal Government and fail to provide a copy of an unofficial or official transcript will not receive further consideration for this vacancy. Upon selection if not currently employed in the 130 occupational series you will be required to submit an official transcript prior to appointment. If you do not have an official transcript (original with the raised seal) you should contact your school immediately to request it.Preview Job QuestionnaireMake sure your resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications and answers to the job questionnaire.

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Foreign Affairs Specialist

Location: Washington DC

Industry: Aviation
Occupational Category: Business Operations
Hours: Full-time, 40 hours per week
Salary: USD 0

Description: US Department of Transportation seeks a Foreign Affairs Specialist.
DutiesHelpDutiesSummaryThis position serves as the FAA desk officer and a focal point on U.S. civil aviation policies practices and procedures in his/her geographic area of responsibility within the Asia Pacific Region. The incumbent performs multiple varying and complex assignments under the limited direction of the manager and the associated FAA Senior Representative based overseas.Learn more about this agencyResponsibilitiesPlans develops evaluates and recommends/FAA policies for meeting international civil aviation objectives and operational responsibilities. Consults with FAA operational services FAA representatives and International Area Offices; other U.S. Government agencies such as the Departments of State and Defense; U.S. industry associations and representatives of U.S. Embassies and foreign governments including civil aviation officials in those countries; and representatives of international and regional groups such as the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) the European Civil Aviation Conference {ECAC) etc.Applies experience and advanced technical knowledge applicable to his/her discipline to accomplish assignments and to develop plans and techniques to improve programs and policies. Develops and presents analysis supporting proposed agency policies positions and specific programs directed toward attainment of FAA international aviation objectives.Coordinates or leads FAA participation in and assists in developing U.S. policy and positions for our attendance at regional international civil aviation organizations activities to ensure adequate FAA representation and further our civil aviation objectives.Assists in developing recommendations on extent to which the FAA should and will accept responsibility for execution of foreign programs or projects.Coordinates with responsible officials of sponsoring and controlling agencies to determine and articulate responsibilities to be assumed by the FAA in connection with foreign aviation technical assistance of the United States Government. Plans and/or coordinates program and documents decisions and arranges for the resources (personnel equipment funding) required to execute agreed FAA responsibilities in the foreign technical assistance field.Contacts are internal and external. May act as a key technical point of contact for assigned activities. Contributes to the preparation of management/technical reports or contractual documents and may communicate the overall results of a project or work activity to FAA management the aviation and aerospace industries and other external parties. Works closely with other U.S. Government departments and agencies with other FAA offices and with U.S. aviation industry on developing cooperation efforts and agreements including the fields of aviation safety air traffic control and air navigation.Answers correspondence and inquires received from Congress the public and foreign governments and their representatives on a wide variety of FAA international program activities. Develops and assists with presenting briefings background and issue papers on technical policy and political aspects of international aviation issues in preparation for and in support of anticipated meetings travel or decision-making by senior FAA officials. Prepares special studies speeches and arranges the necessary logistical support for such events.Established policies/procedures provide guidance for most assignments but allow considerable discretion for employee to select the most appropriate approach(es) or recommend new approaches. Assignments often require reviews of policies and precedents under limited guidance of a manager or other employee. As assigned the incumbent serves as back-up to counterpart employees in the staff for the performance of the above duties for countries other than those for which he/she has primary responsibility.Resolves all but unique technical problems without the intervention of management or a more experienced technical specialist. Identifies and informs management of problems that require their attention. Often develops and recommends techniques to address problem situations. Work is review periodically typically at major milestones and at completion for technical compliance and alignment with the requirements of the project or other work activity.Travel RequiredOccasional travel - The job may require travel from time- to-time but not on a regular basis. The travel may be for training or other work-related duties.Supervisory statusNoPromotion PotentialNA Job family (Series)0130 Foreign Affairs RequirementsHelpRequirementsConditions of Employment US Citizenship is required. Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959. Must submit an SF50 (See Required Documents) Designated or Random Drug Testing required. This position has a positive education requirement. Transcript(s) required.QualificationsTo qualify for this position you must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the FV-H FG/GS-12 level. This experience is typically related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. To be creditable specialized experience must have been at least equivalent to the next lower level in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization.Specialized experience is defined as: Experience in planning developing evaluating or recommending policies for military or civil aviation related programs AND experience in developing presentations briefings issue papers reports speeches and other correspondence on a variety of international program activities for managements review and delivery at major international meetings.In addition this experience must have included either (a) responsibility for the direction and coordination of research analysis or other professional work in one or more of the fields listed in (1) below under the Education Section; or (b) specialized professional work of a high level of difficulty and responsibility in one or more of these fields. This high level experience must have been in such specialized activities as: (1) formulation of instructions and policy guidance for United States representatives in international organizations; (2) transport and communication involving knowledge of economic political and technical aspects of international aviation shipping inland transport or radio telephone and telegraph etc.; (3) cultural affairs involving formulation and operation of policy on large-scale international cultural exchange programs; (4) occupied area affairs involving problems of occupation of conquered or liberated countries regions or zones; or (5) other specialized international affairs such as zing public opinion and attitudes evaluating specific conditions trends or forces a foreign country formulating policy on problems of petroleum resources or fisheries etc.You should include relevant examples of the specialized experience in your work history. Errors or omissions may impact your rating or may result in you not being considered.Eligible applicants meeting the minimum qualification requirements and/or selective placement factor(s) (SPF) may be further evaluated on the Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSA) and/or Quality Ranking Factor (QRF) listed in the announcement. Based on this evaluation applicants will be placed in one of the following categories: (1) score order; (2) category grouping; (3) alphabetical; or (4) priority grouping and referred to the selecting official for selection consideration.Answer all questions to the best of your ability. DO NOT ASSUME THAT BECAUSE YOU HOLD OR HAVE HELD THIS POSITION YOU WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE FOUND ELIGIBLE. You may be asked to provide evidence or documentation that you have this type of experience later in the selection process. Your responses are subject to verification through job interviews or any other information obtained during the application process. Any exaggeration of your experience or any attempt to conceal information can result in disqualification. Applicants who fail to demonstrate possession of any of the above criteria AND who do not provide the required documentation will receive no further consideration for this position.Applicants may be asked to verify information on your application for employment with the FAA.All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.NOTE: Due to the Pandemic and individual states with different phases of reopening the selectees report date to the official duty station/facility may be delayed until such time as employee is allowed to report to the workplace. The person selected may telework up to the maximum extent possible up to and including full time until it is safe to relocate.EducationThis position has a positive education requirement: Applicants must submit a copy of their college or university transcripts(s) and certificates by the closing date of announcement to verify qualifications. If selected an official transcript will be required prior to appointment. You may upload these documents with your application in USAJOBS or fax it to fax number provided in the announcement (please include announcement number on each page).Failure to do so will result in loss of consideration.Schools must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Accreditation may be verified at the following website: www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html.Foreign education must be evaluated by a private professional organization specializing in interpretation of foreign education credentials or an accredited U.S. educational institution in terms of equivalence to a degree acquired at an American college or university. A copy of the evaluation results must be included otherwise your foreign education will not be considered.Foreign Education: For additional information visit: QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:(A) DEGREE - Successful completion of a major or equivalent or a combination of courses totaling at least 24 semester hours in international law international relations political sciences 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(B) EXPERIENCE - Four years of appropriate experience in one or more of the fields listed in A above in work associated with international organizations problems or other aspects of foreign affairs; OR(C) COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE - Successful completion of courses equivalent to a major or a combination of related courses totaling at least 24 semester hours as shown in (A) above plus appropriate experience or additional education.Applicants who are not currently in the 130 occupational series in the Federal Government and fail to provide a copy of an unofficial or official transcript will not receive further consideration for this vacancy. Upon selection if not currently employed in the 130 occupational series you will be required to submit an official transcript prior to appointment. If you do not have an official transcript (original with the raised seal) you should contact your school immediately to request it.Preview Job QuestionnaireMake sure your resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications and answers to the job questionnaire.

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Date Posted: 2021-2-23

Please Apply by: 2021-3-11