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The primary purpose of this position is to serve as Deputy to the Chief, International Affairs Division, who is the principal advisor to COMPACAF on International Relations and Security Cooperation (TSC).
Basic Requirements GS-0130-14: Education: 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 Combination of education and experience: Courses equivalent to a major, or a combination of related courses totaling at least 24 semester hours, as shown in the 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.
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.
For positions at grades GS-12 and above, 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 A above, 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 analyzing public opinion and attitudes, evaluating specific conditions, trends, or forces in a foreign country, formulating policy on problems of petroleum resources or fisheries, etc., representing foreign interests, protecting American property or interests, arranging for conferences, or similar activities.
In addition to the above basic requirements, you must also have the below specialized experience: Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience for GS-0130-14 which includes 1) Ensuring International Military Students (IMS) and Air University are in compliance with applicable Security Cooperation Education and Training Program (SCETP) policies and directives.
2) Conducting English Comprehension Level test for IMS as appropriate and ensuring academic reports are collected from the training activity registrar and forwarded to the address on the Invitational Travel Orders.
3) Developing, implementing and directing the Field Studies Program that provides IMS awareness of and appreciation for internationally recognized human rights and the American democratic way of life.
4) Developing and preparing a variety of correspondence and other documents related to current issues in the foreign affairs arena and reviewing, analyzing and recommending changes to proposed and existing policy, legislation and host/country agreements.
This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the GS-13 grade/level or equivalent in the federal service.
FEDERAL TIME-IN-GRADE (TIG) REQUIREMENT FOR GENERAL SCHEDULE (GS) POSITIONS: Applicants must have served at least 52 weeks at the GS-13 or higher grade (or equivalent in an alternate pay system) within the Federal Civil Service to be considered for referral.
TIG applies if you are in a current GS position or held a GS position within the previous 52 weeks.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas: 1. Professional knowledge of a wide range of security concepts, principles, and practices to independently review, analyze and resolve difficult and complex foreign disclosure security problems.
Professional knowledge of politico-military affairs, military operations, military command and control, and research and development and proven analytical skills in order to develop coherent, consistent AF disclosure policy.
2. Knowledge of the military, political, economic, and social aspects of individual countries and alertness to international trends in order to carry out the work of the position.
Knowledge of theories and principles of unified engagements, development and execution, and policy in overall program and planning and execution of the Building Partnerships Program.
Knowledge of safety and security regulations, practices, and procedures.
3. Comprehensive writing and communication skills to construct issue/background papers having the correct nuance to achieve desired effects.
4. Ability to direct, inspire, and motivate others toward goal accomplishment related to foreign matters.
5. Familiarity with US laws and policies regarding export of US defense articles and services.
6. Strong ability to deal with people tactfully and diplomatically and to communicate both orally and in writing, clearly, concisely, and accurately.
PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work.
You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.
VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social).
Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.
You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.