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    The position is located in the Office of Ocean and Polar Affairs, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs (OES/OPA). OES/OPA develops and coordinates foreign affairs aspects of U.S. oceans policy and conducts bilateral and multilateral negotiations involving UN Law of the Sea Convention, freedom of navigation and overflight, protection of the marine environment, extended continental shelf and maritime claims and boundaries. 

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    • Serves as a senior negotiator for the United States Government (USG) at the Arctic Council and supports the Senior Arctic Official. Chairs and facilitates negotiations among international counterparts, articulating the U.S position.
    • Develops USG positions by working with other agencies and the White House; consulting with relevant stakeholders; working closely with representatives of foreign governments, and working with the Arctic Council Secretariat.
    • Effectively and efficiently staffs Department of State principals participating in Arctic-related interagency groups (e.g., AESC, Arctic IPC, IARPC), as directed, represents the Office and the Department at intra- and interagency meetings.
    • Drafts correspondence, speeches, background papers, talking points and Congressional testimony; summarizes background material, position papers, reports and recommendations.
    • Engages in public outreach to discuss U.S. Arctic policy. Briefs interested parties inside and outside the federal government, and represents the Department at various public Arctic meetings and events with non-governmental stakeholders.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Travel to domestic and/or international locations required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0130 Foreign Affairs

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