Job opening: Regional Affairs Specialist
Salary: $117 962 - 181 216 per year
Published at: Jan 24 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security, Office of Policy, Washington, District of Columbia.
The primary purpose of this position is to support the Assistant Secretary of lnternational Affairs in identifying and managing opportunities to pursue the Department's goals in the Western Hemisphere and furthering the Department's mission through cooperation and collaboration with foreign nations and other partners.Duties performed:
Identifies and manages opportunities to pursue the Department's homeland security agenda in the region, whether through information exchange, educational seminars, joint training and exercises, or other activities ensuring the utilization of best practices.
Plans, directs, and manages the development of homeland security policies in Latin America.
Prepares senior DHS officials for meetings involving foreign dignitaries or delegations, U.S. cabinet officers, and members of Congress.
Manages international activities and issues on behalf of the Department, in coordination with other Federal officials with responsibility for homeland security matters.
Advises management and colleagues on difficult problems, conducts special studies, and proposes options and alternatives.
Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the specialized experience requirements below.
GS-13: Applicant must demonstrate one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-12 level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors) performing the following duties:
Providing contributions to policy papers or strategies focused on Central America, South America, or the Caribbean through research and stakeholder outreach;
Evaluating the effectiveness of national security policies or plans; and
Identifying opportunities and actions with the U.S. Government and foreign partners to solve complex homeland security challenges related to migration management and immigration policies.
GS-14: Applicant must demonstrate one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-13 level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors) performing the following duties:
Conducting independent research and producing finished papers for senior leaders addressing policy issues focused on Central America, South America, or the Caribbean;
Identifying, working with, and leading negotiations with stakeholders across the U.S. government to advance organizational priorities and national security missions;
Effectively communicating and liaising with foreign embassies and foreign government personnel;
Presenting analysis of facts to make recommendations and influence decision making.
NOTE: Your resume must explicitly indicate how you meet this requirement, otherwise you will be found ineligible. Only the first five pages of your resume will be used to make an eligibility/qualifications determination.
All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Qualification claims will be subject to verification.
NOTE: 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.
Additional Conditions of Employment:
The employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, which may include evenings, weekends, and holidays and/or overtime.
Work may occasionally require travel away from the normal duty station on military or commercial aircraft.
This job does not have an education qualification requirement.
- Address Department of Homeland Security Headquarters
6595 Springfield Center Drive
Springfield, VA 20598-0170
- Name: Philadelphia Services Branch
- Email: [email protected]