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    This vacancy announcement will be open from September 04, 2019 to September 11, 2019 or when 50 applications have been received.The vacancy will close on whichever day the first of these conditions are met.  If the application limit is reached on the same day the announcement opened, the open and close date will be the same. Candidates are encouraged to read the entire announcement before submitting their application packages.

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    The Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs (State abbreviation EUR) is part of the U.S. Department of State, charged with implementing U.S. foreign policy and promoting U.S. interests in Europe and Eurasia (which it defines as being Europe, Turkey, Cyprus, the Caucasus Region, and Russia), as well as advising the Under Secretary for Political Affairs. It is headed by the Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs. 

    The Bureau promotes U.S. interests in the region on issues such as national security, NATO enlargement, coordination with the European Union and other regional organizations, support for democracy, human rights, civil society, economic prosperity, the war on terrorism, and nonproliferation.

    As a Student Trainee (Foreign Affairs) GS-07, you will:

    Assignments of this position include:

    As a trainee, increases knowledge, skills and abilities in the profession. As part of planned career development, works with and assists senior members of the staff in the performance of moderately complex analytical/scientific assignments. Collects relevant foreign affairs data and applies established evaluative methods to identify trends and draw conclusions for further analysis by higher-graded staff. 

    The incumbent receives advanced training through classroom and on-the-job instruction to provide a more thorough understanding of and exposure to laws and regulations, administrative policies,
     production/validation processes, and the various methods employed in policy analysis, evaluation, research, or other analytical/scientific functions. Independently carries out the more common and ordinary professional assignments in which he/she have received specific or related training. Typically,assignments are restricted to those situations employing the more simple and standardized practices and processes
     and where the environment is known to be cooperative. Functions in an assisting capacity, typically working with senior staff members, carrying out predetermined phases of more complex assignments design to provide broad exposure to work in the profession.The trainee increases networks and contacts beneficial to the successful performance of assignments. Contacts extend beyond the immediate work area and the work requires effective coordination and solicitation of cooperative efforts from other administrative or support staff. The trainee must establish a basic occupational credibility to be effective.

    Work assignments provide the employee opportunities to sharpen communication skills. The employee interprets and applies pertinent regulations and style manuals governing written communications, presenting written materials in a logical and concise manner, reflecting adequate research and analysis, and which effectively communicate the intended information.The trainee prepares presentations related to work assignments. The presentations are well researched and logically organized. The employee demonstrates the ability to communicate clearly when speaking and presents facts, issues, and positions that convey the intended information with the appropriate diplomacy and emphasis.

    Performs other duties as assigned.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/544347800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.