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Foreign Affairs Specialist – Vienna, Austria
Department of Energy, Department of Energy
Job ID: 448304Start Date: 04/30/2021End Date: 05/17/2021
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
One year of experience equivalent to the next lower NNSA pay band or grade level in the federal service, (i.e., NN-03, NQ-03, or GS-13). Specialized experience for this position: Experience applying foreign affairs practices, policies, and procedures; building relationships with foreign governments and counterparts (e.g., governments, non-governmental organizations [NGOs], or commercial entities) and/or with U.S. entities with foreign interests (e.g., USG entities that work on foreign policy, U.S. corporations working with foreign governments, etc.); implementing foreign policy; and participating in negotiations with foreign counterparts. This experience must have included or focus on nuclear energy, nuclear safety, nuclear security, or nuclear energy/safety/security-related policies or technologies. Examples may include (but not be limited to): working in a foreign country developing and implementing policy relative to nuclear energy, and nuclear safety and security; developing position papers and responses (including coordination through the U.S. interagency process) to specific nuclear energy and nuclear security foreign policy issues; regularly making presentations regarding U.S. nuclear energy markets and technologies to senior U.S. government officials and U.S. interagency peers; and actively participating in discussions and negotiations with foreign government officials on energy and nuclear security/nonproliferation cooperation.
Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). Do not provide a separate narrative written statement. Rather, you must describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below. Cite specific examples of employment or experience contained in your resume and describe how this experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this position. DO NOT write “see resume” in your application! Mastery of USG international relations, foreign affairs, foreign policies, Government-to-Government agreements, international partner arrangements, procedures, and systems sufficient to represent the Secretary of Energy and DOE at U.S. UNVIE.
Mastery of nuclear energy policy, development, and safety; energy security; international relations; and diplomatic practices sufficient to resolve problems or issues from technical, policy, and procedural perspectives.
Mastery of program analysis as it relates to civil nuclear activities, nuclear safety, and program management to develop new analysis procedures or policy initiatives and engage in the appraisal of policy and technical information and evaluation for future strategic efforts.
Skill building networks of high-level government and international contacts in the nuclear energy and nonproliferation sectors, as well as conducting extensive negotiations of a highly complex nature.
Verbal and written communication skills preparing clear and concise analysis, using multiple sources and types of information, with short notice and short deadlines; briefing senior government policymakers and Congressional delegations, and senior business and/or non-governmental organization decision makers “Experience” refers to paid and unpaid experience. Examples of qualifying unpaid experience may include: volunteer work done through National Service programs (such as Peace Corps and AmeriCorps); as well as work for other community-based philanthropic and social organizations. 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.CTAP candidates: To be considered “well qualified” you must meet all of the requirements as described in this section.You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
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