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    This position is located in the Department of State's (DOS) Bureau of Counterterrorism (CT), Office of Programs. The Bureau exercises policy and budget oversight for all State Department counterterrorism programs, including training, and works closely with the regional bureaus. The incumbent serves as Foreign Affairs Specialist, providing CT program planning, implementation, and performance oversight.

    This position is eligible for telework; additional criteria will be required (e.g., supervisory approval).

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    Duties at the GS-12 level are similar to those at the GS-13, with increased supervision. Duties include, but are not limited to:

    • Serves as the Bureau's CT programs officer for assigned countries or geographic region.
    • Monitors developing political situations or issues of administrative management that may impact the ability of the United States Government (USG) to implement counterterrorism assistance and/or capacity building programs.
    • Manages issue areas pertinent to the country or region, maintaining currency on legislative and policy developments affecting the USG's stance and reaction.
    • Ensures effective communication of U.S. policy developments and guidance to U.S. mission personnel related to Counterterrorism Bureau programmatic activity.
    • Monitors political, economic, social, military and other significant developments and trends in the assigned area(s) in order to gauge the effectiveness of, and facilitate, efforts to achieve U.S. foreign policy objectives in the assigned countries.
    • Researches and analyzes problems, issues, or program requirements.
    • Performs work associated with procurement policy research, analysis, and interpretation or review of contract actions for compliance with applicable policies and procedures.
    • Performs duties as Contracts/Grants/Agreements Officer Representative for contracts, grants and interagency agreements on behalf of CT for an assigned countries or geographic region portfolio.
    • Participates in interagency working groups and meetings and makes recommendations to these bodies and to Department management on new programmatic approaches or activities that will assist in achieving policy objectives.
    • Designs, manages and monitors foreign assistance programs to build foreign partner law enforcement counterterrorism capacity.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Up to 20% Domestic and Overseas travel is required for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    U.S. Citizens

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    0130 Foreign Affairs

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