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    This position is located in the Office of International Science and Engineering (OISE), within the Office of the Director (OD).  This incumbent will serve as the Foreign Affairs Specialist on the Country and Regions team and will manage the East Asia Pacific region.  The specialist is a recognized expert within NSF on issues related to the intersection of U.S. science and foreign policy as they pertain to China and the East Asia and Pacific region.

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    As a Foreign Affairs Specialist, you will perform the following duties:  

    • Monitors political, economic, social, scientific and other significant developments that may affect the Foundation.
    • Interprets and reports on the significance of events or developments to NSF and the U.S. science and engineering research and education community and identifies the impact on U.S. science policy.
    • Offers insights and recommends effective options for NSF action. Performs analyses and make recommendations in the form of written and oral presentations to OISE leadership, NSF decision makers, and domestic and foreign counterparts including both government and non-government.
    • Prepares or develops position papers, briefings, official discussions in meetings and conferences, memoranda, talking points, and written Congressional testimony and associated background material for use by NSF leadership.
    • Ensures that all dialogues and programs that the Office and NSF implement related to China and the East Asia Pacific Region reflect White House and NSF priorities focusing on science, engineering, and education.
    • Serves as the Office's representative on NSF positions, sometimes on short notice, to internal and external audiences.
    • Collaborates closely with colleagues in OISE and other units of NSF to represent and, when necessary, shape collaboration with China and other countries in the East Asia and Pacific region.
    • Identifies opportunities consistent with NSF's mission and design engagement strategies to promote U.S. objectives.
    • Establishes and maintains relationships with interagency partners who work within the science, engineering, and education mission space.
    • Prepares or develops remarks and briefing materials for Office, Directorate and Foundation leadership related to China and other countries in the East Asia and Pacific region, with limited oversight from the management team.


    • International Diplomacy
    • Policy Development and Implementation
    • Analystical Skills
    • Problem Solving
    • Teamwork/Collaboration
    • Oral/Written Communication

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0130 Foreign Affairs

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/512259300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.