Specialist is based in the Policy, Planning and Resources Office (R/PPR) of the Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs (R).
The Office of Policy, Planning and Resources for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs (R/PPR) provides medium- and long-term public diplomacy strategic planning and oversight for the Office of the Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs (R), with particular emphasis on encouraging innovation and adoption of new technologies, advancing the public diplomacy profession, promoting healthy communication among public diplomacy practitioners, and nurturing partnerships with the interagency community, the private and academic sectors, the Hill, and other non-State public diplomacy stakeholders.
The incumbent is responsible for serving as a liaison with ECA-IIP/EX/HR and working on personnel action requests and HR matters, carrying out COR duties, managing the Public Diplomacy Innovation Fund, assisting the Resources Team with updating and improving the Public Diplomacy Resource Profile and assisting with budget analysis related tasks.
This position is eligible for telework; additional criteria will be required (e.g., supervisory approval).
Incumbent will be subject to random drug testing.
Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance.
U.S. Citizenship is required.
One year probationary period, unless excepted by regulation.
Applicants must meet all the required qualification requirements, including education, and any selective placement factors described below by the closing date of this announcement. Education may only be substituted in accordance with the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order to be credited towards qualifications.
Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the education requirements if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. Click on the link for a list of accredited organizations recognized as specializing in interpretation of foreign education credentials.
NOTE: Applicants must meet time-in-grade and time after competitive appointment requirements, by the closing date of this announcement.
Applicants must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal service which provided the applicant
with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position. Qualifying specialized experience must demonstrate the following:
- Experience tracking and monitoring contracts.
- Experience assisting with monitoring, tracking, and reporting on an office-wide budget.
- Experience working with SharePoint to manage data collection processes.
- Experience assisting with support services such as human resources, office space management, ordering supplies, and office equipment.
There is no substitute of education for specialized experience for the GS-12 position.
A Princeton PhD, was a US diplomat for over 20 years, mostly in Eastern Europe, and was promoted to the Senior Foreign Service in 1997. For the Open World Leadership Center, he speaks with
its delegates from Europe/Eurasia on the topic, "E Pluribus Unum? What Keeps the United States United." Affiliated with Georgetown University for over ten years, he shares ideas with students about public diplomacy.
The papers of his deceased father -- poet and diplomat John L. Brown -- are stored at Georgetown University Special Collections at the Lauinger Library. They are manuscript materials valuable to scholars interested in post-WWII U.S.-European cultural relations.
This blog is dedicated to him, Dr. John L. Brown, a remarkable linguist/humanist who wrote in the Foreign Service Journal (1964) -- years before "soft power" was ever coined -- that "The CAO [Cultural Affairs Officer] soon comes to realize that his job is really a form of love-making and that making love is never really successful unless both partners are participating."