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    This vacancy announcement will be open from April 14, 2021 to April 19, 2021 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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    This position is assigned to the Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations (CSO). The mission of CSO is to anticipate, prevent, and respond to conflict that undermines U.S. national interests. Our three lines of effort (LOEs) support this mission by focusing on different aspects of the conflict cycle: 1) strategic prevention; 2) conflict resolution; and 3) security sector stabilization. We implement our LOEs through three key functions; 1) deploying Stabilization Advisors; 2) harnessing data analytics; and 3) leading, informing, and implementing policy and programs on conflict prevention and stabilization.

    As a Student Trainee (Foreign Affairs) GS-05, you will:

    • Receive training and performs basic assignments in the organization's mission and operations, including pertinent laws and governing regulations, their application and enforcement; practices employed in the field; and the means for evaluating and securing compliance with policy or legal requirements.
    • Assist in the preparation of, or prepares, presentations related to work assignments. The presentations are well researched and logically organized; demonstrates the ability to communicate clearly when speaking by presenting facts, issues, and positions that convey the intended information with the appropriate diplomacy and emphasis.
    • Assist and observe higher-graded officers in conducting internal and/or external investigations, inquiries, or audits related to national security matters where neglect, action, or inaction could cause significant or serious damage to the national security. 
    • Perform other duties as assigned.

    This Year-Round position requires at least 30 hours per week between the hours of 6:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time (ET), Monday-Friday.

    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/597640000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.