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FOREIGN AFFAIRS SPECIALIST

US Organization of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

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Position description

This position is part of the Organization of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The incumbent will be assisting in the formulation of Joint Staff positions across a broad spectrum of national security concerns to the President and other national leaders and to ensure those recommendations are informed by a larger strategic context coordinated with interagency and alliance partners, account for the view and requirements of Combatant Commanders.

Duties

As a FOREIGN AFFAIRS SPECIALIST at the GS-0130-15 some of your typical work assignments may include:

  • Serve as a senior foreign affairs specialist and adviser to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS), senior leaders, and J5 Strategy, Plans, and Policy (DJ5), on a broad range of political-military strategy and policy issues regarding Russia, European Union, and Eurasian Economic Union within the U.S. European command (USEUCOM) Area of Responsibility (AOR).
  • Train and mentor new 0-6 Division Chiefs on Russia, European Union, and Eurasian Economic Union and on how the Division functions and operates within the Joint Staff and with the U.S. Combatant Commands (CCMDs), Services, and other National Agencies. Support the Division Chief to ensure all Division actions are assigned and completed on time and are thoroughly coordinated within the Joint Staff.
  • Conduct oversight, train, and mentor four field-grade officers and perform their duties during their absence.
  • Support the CJCS in their role as the senior military advisor to the Secretary of Defense and the President by providing expert advice, information, analysis, briefings, studies, and reports on Russia, European Union, and Eurasian Economic Union both within the country and in a geopolitical context.
  • Play a major role in the study, review, and adjustment of the strategies, concepts, programs, and budgets required to support the Joint Staff and OSD policy and program planning guidance, and identify and focus senior policy attention on developing or modifying U.S. military policy relating to Russia, European Union, and Eurasian Economic Union.
  • Prepare, evaluate, review, and coordinate formal correspondence for the CJCS and senior members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff with the National Security Council (NSC), the Department of State (DOS), the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), Defense agencies, the Services, and Combatant Commands (CCMDs).
  • Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service http://www.sss.gov
  • Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply)
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
  • Work Schedule: Fulltime
  • Overtime: Occasionally
  • Tour of Duty: Flexible
  • Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Exempt
  • Financial Disclosure: Not Required
  • Telework Eligibility: This position is telework eligible
  • SECURITY- Employee must obtain/maintain a Special Sensitive (Top Secret/SCI) security clearance
  • May be required to work other than normal duty hours including evenings, weekends, and holidays, and will be compensated within the scope/guidelines of government civilian employment.
  • Moderate to extensive local, regional, and international travel will be required to Europe and Eurasia (25% or less)
  • Drug Testing Position: Yes
  • Qualifications

    You may qualify at the GS-15, if you fulfill the following qualifications:

    One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service:

  • Providing expert advice, information, analysis, briefings, studies, and reports on Russia, Eurasia, European Union and Eurasian Economic Union both within the country and in a geopolitical context;
  • Preparing and supporting senior staff members for participation in U.S. Interagency (IA) discussions and Congressional hearings;
  • Serving as a senior foreign affairs specialist and adviser on a broad range of political-military strategy and policy issues regarding Russia, nearby elements of the Russian region, and Eurasia, European Union and Eurasian Economic Union within the U.S. European command (USEUCOM) Area of Responsibility (AOR).
  • 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.

    In addition to meeting qualifications, your application package must reflect the applicable experience to meet the Individual Occupational Requirements for the 0130 series.

  • Degree: major or equivalent (Political Science, European or Eurasian studies, strategic studies or other relevant studies), 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.
  • 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 A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
  • 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.
  • Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level.*NOTE: Failure to provide transcripts will result in you being rated ineligible for this position.

    Education

    Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level.

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