JOB: Foreign Affairs Research Analyst, State Department, Washington, D.C.

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    Alicia Mazzara

    Job Title: Foreign Affairs Research Analyst
    Department: Department Of State
    Agency: Department Of State
    Sub Agency: Civil Service Personnel-Civil Srvc and Iraq Jobs
    Job Announcement Number: INR-2011-0049

    SALARY RANGE: $89,033.00 – $115,742.00 /year
    OPEN PERIOD: Thursday, May 26, 2011 to Thursday, June 02, 2011
    SERIES & GRADE: GS-0130-13/13
    POSITION INFORMATION: Full-Time Permanent
    DUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy(s) in one of the following locations: 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.”

    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 European Branch, Office of Opinion Research, Bureau of Intelligence and Research (INR/OPN/EUR). The incumbent is responsible for designing and implementing foreign public opinion polls in western Europe on political, economic, and social issues. Duties include designing questionnaires, evaluating contractor capabilities, analyzing data using SPSS software, and presenting findings to senior State Department leaders and other top foreign policy officials in written and oral form.


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


    Serves as a Foreign Affairs Analyst responsible for the collection of opinion polling data from the general public and elites in western Europe on significant and complex issues that affect the formulation and execution of U.S. foreign policy.
    In consultation with the Division chief, designs and oversees opinion research studies in western European countries and analyzes relationships between public opinion and political, military, economic, and social issues in the region.

    The work includes (1) developing goals, objectives, and plans for research in the regions; (2) designing and overseeing surveys; (3) reporting results from such polls and other acquired surveys in the regions by writing clear, concise assessments and interpretative opinion analyses for the Secretary of State and other top-level officials in the United States Government foreign policy community; (4) integrating public opinion into intelligence assessments; and (5) keeping up with activities and developments in the countries of western Europe.

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