JOB: Foreign Affairs Officer with the State Department, Arlington, VA

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    Alicia Mazzara

    Job Title: Foreign Affairs Officer
    Department: Department Of State
    Agency: Department Of State
    Sub Agency: Civil Service Personnel-Civil Srvc and Iraq Jobs
    Job Announcement Number: DS-2011-0473

    SALARY RANGE: $105,211.00 – $136,771.00 /year
    OPEN PERIOD: Monday, July 18, 2011 to Monday, July 25, 2011
    SERIES & GRADE: GS-0130-14/14
    POSITION INFORMATION: Full-Time Permanent
    DUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy – Arlington
    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.”

    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!

    This position is located in the Research and Information Support Center, Overseas Security Advisory Council, Directorate of Threat Investigations and Analysis, Bureau of Diplomatic Security. The Research and Information Support Center (RISC) is the Bureau’s focal point for operational contact with the private sector, both in the United States and abroad, concerning security matters. RISC also serves as the main conduit for the reciprocal exchange of unclassified security information regarding terrorist incidents and threats that could have private sector security implications.

    As the Senior Global Security Coordinator, the incumbent is responsible for overseeing the monitoring, analysis, and sharing of classified security information relevant to the protection and support of US private sector interests overseas. The incumbent also serves as the principal OSAC point of contact with intelligence community (IC) counterparts in other agencies.


    * Incumbent will be subject to random drug testing.
    * One year probationary period, unless excepted by regulation.
    * Able to obtain/maintain Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) clearance
    * U.S. Citizenship is required.
    * Relocation expenses will NOT be paid.


    -Oversees the monitoring, analysis, and sharing of classified security information and threats relevant to US private sector operations overseas. Oversees synthesized analysis of classified reporting pertaining to the US private sector overseas. Oversees the production of written reports, information briefs, and security assessments to ensure the products meet professional standards. Scans and assesses various public and private information sources including Department of State cables and news media for relevancy as potential sources of material. Oversees the collection and evaluation of information retrieved from such sources for applicability and relevancy to the website.

    -Maintains liaison with IC counterparts to ensure tearline procurement is conducted according to established protocols and procedures. Establishes and maintains a working dialogue on international security matters with Department officials from regional/functional bureaus, embassies and consulates overseas, other US government agencies to keep abreast of relevant security matters. Researches, develops, and presents analytical assessments and security briefs to senior USG officials and private sector officials, both domestic and overseas.

    -Provides advice and assistance for OSAC public speaking initiatives including developing public speaking opportunities, identifying and recruiting speakers with relevant expertise, planning, coordinating and making speeches, and providing security presentations to all levels of private sector security officials.

    -Participates in outreach efforts, public speaking engagements and informational meetings. Establishes and maintains a working dialogue on international security matters with members of OSAC Country Councils, and as required, presents information to OSAC Country Councils.

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