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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 Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security, leads the inter agency policy process on nonproliferation and manages global U.S. security policy, principally in the areas of nonproliferation, arms control, regional security and defense relations, and arms transfers and security assistance. This entails overseeing the negotiation, implementation, and verification of international agreements in arms control and international security. Other specific responsibilities include directing and coordinating export control policies and policies to prevent missile, nuclear, chemical, biological, and conventional weapons proliferation. All of these contribute to the State Department’s strategic goal of countering threats to the United States and the international order. The Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security serves as a Senior Adviser to the President and the Secretary of State.

    As a Student Trainee (Office Automation) GS-07 , you will: 

    • Performs office automation duties using such software applications as electronic mail, desk-top publishing, word processing, calendar, spreadsheet, database, and/or graphics, to track Congressional correspondence.
    • Performs electronic file maintenance work including: updating and maintaining computer files and inventory; making backup copies; establishing and maintaining a uniform identification and archive library system; updating and maintaining all manuals, references books, and operating handbooks, and guidelines; maintaining appointments, calendars, schedules; schedules appointments, coordinates meetings, and/or schedules based on the subject matter of the meeting, arranges for meeting and small conference administrative details.
    • Assists the office with a variety of tasks that support our missions’ programs. The primary responsibility is to support the missions and desks by assisting with communicating and coordinating the flow of information to and from Washington.
    • Responsibilities and objectives may include: conduction information  research and providing substantive responses to agency and external inquiries:  preparing briefing materials for upcoming meetings, or other high level visits, i.e. preparing and compiling program information, biographies of participants, background on subject at hand, country maps, etc.; setting up Washington consultations for DOS personnel during visits to Washington; attending meetings/conference and providing written summaries.
    • Independently completes special research request requiring a practical knowledge of program and mission objectives. Exchange and develops information resolves discrepancies, and makes recommendation about conflicting program-related materials.
    • Assembles and summarizes the data, background information, and other materials into report or presentation formats. Recommends alternative methods and approaches as appropriate.
    • Monitors the status of program assignments, ensuring that due dates are noted and established, that background materials are routed to the assigned staff, and that copies of background materials are maintained in a secure location, and immediately available to the supervisor and staff.
    • Provides reminders of approaching due dates to ensure that all assignments are met in a timely manner.
    • Perform other related 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/544353100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.