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Foreign Affairs Specialist – Paris, France
Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Job ID: 371166Start Date: 12/02/2020End Date: 12/23/2020
To qualify for this position you must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the FV-J, FG/GS-14 level. This experience is typically related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been at least equivalent to the next lower level in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization.Specialized experience includes but is not limited to:Experience working in the international arena, especially on behalf of the FAA or other US Government organizations, to include at a US Embassy, an international organization, or for a private company or non-governmental organization. ANDExperience which provided knowledge of geopolitical issues and aviation organizations/issues in the countries managed in the Paris portfolio, including certain European and North African countries, , through either direct experience or personal study.In addition, 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) below under the Basic Qualification Requirements; 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 zing public opinion and attitudes, evaluating specific conditions, trends, or forces· a foreign country, formulating policy on problems of petroleum resources or fisheries, etc.You should include relevant examples of the specialized experience in your work history. Errors or omissions may impact your rating or may result in you not being considered.Answer all questions to the best of your ability. DO NOT ASSUME THAT BECAUSE YOU HOLD, OR HAVE HELD THIS POSITION, YOU WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE FOUND ELIGIBLE. You may be asked to provide evidence or documentation that you have this type of experience later in the selection process. Your responses are subject to verification through job interviews, or any other information obtained during the application process. Any exaggeration of your experience or any attempt to conceal information can result in disqualification.Eligible applicants meeting the minimum qualification requirements and/or selective placement factor(s) (SPF) may be further evaluated on the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA) and/or Quality Ranking Factor (QRF) listed in the announcement. Based on this evaluation, applicants will be placed in one of the following categories: (1) score order; (2) category grouping; or (3) alphabetical, and referred to the selecting official for selection consideration.*Applicants who fail to demonstrate possession of any of the above criteria AND who do not provide the required documentation will receive no further consideration for this position.*Applicants may be asked to verify information on your application for employment with the FAA.**All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.** NOTE: Due to the Pandemic, and individual states with different phases of reopening, the selectee’s report date to the official duty station/facility may be delayed until such time as employee is allowed to report to the workplace. The person selected may telework up to the maximum extent possible, up to and including full time, until it is safe to relocate. ADDITIONAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:Provides expert guidance and instruction, both internally and externally, to address diverse, complex issues which often cross multiple projects/programs or functional/technical areas. Develops plans, techniques, and policies to address current or anticipated problems and issues. Works with senior management to identify and jointly solve problems.Works mainly independently and has broad discretion to ensure alignment with organizational objectives and policies. As employee is a technical expert, his or her final work typically is reviewed for success in achieving planned results, not technical merit.
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