Job Announcement Number: HRSC/NEA-2016-0048 Location Name: Washington DC, District of Columbia Department: Department Of State Occupation Code: 0130 Pay Plan: GS Appointment Duration: Permanent Opening Date: Wednesday, August 10, 2016 Closing Date: Tuesday, August 16, 2016 Job Status: Full-Time Salary: $92,145.00 to $119,794.44 / Per Year Pay Grade(s): 13 to 13 Who May Apply: Open to all U.S. citizens "You are encouraged to read the entire announcement before you submit your application package. Your application may not get full consideration if you do not follow the instructions as outlined." "More than one selection may be made from this announcement if additional identical vacancies in the same title, series, grade and unit occur." Job Summary: This position is located in the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs (SCA), Office of Press and Public Diplomacy (PPD). The incumbent serves as the primary point of coordination for public diplomacy (PD) programs in the field. Advises and supports public diplomacy activities by overseas posts and works with the Director of Press and Public Diplomacy and other SCA Bureau offices to ensure effective public diplomacy programming in support of Bureau objectives. This position is also being announced through competitive examining procedures under Announcement #HRSC-NEA-2016-0045. Candidates who wish to be considered under both Public (US Citizens) and Merit Promotion procedures must apply to both announcements. This position is eligible for telework; additional criteria will be required (e.g. supervisory approval).
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" (http://johnbrownnotesandessays.blogspot.com/2017/03/notes-and-references-for-discussion-e.html). 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."