JOB: Correspondence Officer at the State Department, Washington, D.C.

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    Alicia Mazzara
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    Job Title: Correspondence Officer
    Department: Department Of State
    Agency: Department Of State
    Sub Agency: Civil Service Personnel-Civil Srvc and Iraq Jobs
    Job Announcement Number: S-2011-0068

    SALARY RANGE: $51,630.00 – $67,114.00 /year
    OPEN PERIOD: Wednesday, June 08, 2011 to Wednesday, June 15, 2011
    SERIES & GRADE: GS-0301-09/09
    POSITION INFORMATION: Full-Time Permanent
    PROMOTION POTENTIAL: 11
    DUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy – Washington DC Metro Area, DC
    WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: 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:
    The men and women of the US Department of State with their skills, character and commitment to public service, are the backbone of America’s diplomacy. Civil Service employees support the foreign policy mission from offices in Washington, DC and worldwide.

    Join us in helping to shape a freer, more secure and prosperous world as we formulate, represent and implement US foreign policy. Choose from hundreds of career possibilities – there’s something for everyone!

    The Correspondence Officer position is located in the Executive Secretariat, Office of Correspondence and Records. The incumbent is responsible for drafting, editing, reviewing and providing guidance on legal and ceremonial documents for the signature of the President, the Secretary of State and Seventh Floor Principals. The incumbent often rewrites and edits the work of senior government officials.

    KEY REQUIREMENTS:

    * Must be able to work hours of 12:00 PM to 8:45 PM.
    * Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance.
    * U.S. Citizenship is required.
    * Relocation expenses will NOT be paid.
    * Incumbent will be subject to random drug testing.

    DUTIES:

    Reviews/edits diplomatic notes, protocolary cables (National Day, congratulatory, birthday) from President/Secretary to foreign officials; letters of credence, recall appointment for newly-appointed American Ambassadors; letters for signature of Principals; and draft President letters.

    Provide authoritative advice for high level officials, assist in editing and updating of the Secretariat Handbook, ensure the accuracy of format and procedure is correct.

    Prepares electronic information files on foreign heads of state, government officials; American and foreign ambassadors’, etc. Prepares list of distribution for “Head of State, Government and Foreign Ministers” throughout the government. Assemble information, prepares instructions for the bureaus on procedures to follow and draft various replies and tasking the bureau desk officer to select the reply most appropriate for the country and prepare the message in cable form.

    For more information, see http://jobview.usajobs.gov/GetJob.aspx?JobID=100017222&JobTitle=Correspondence+Officer&x=81&y=13&brd=3876&vw=b&FedEmp=N&FedPub=Y&tm=0&pg=5&re=3&AVSDM=2011-06-08+00%3a03%3a00.

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