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As a International Relations Specialist at the GS-0131-13/14 some of your typical work assignments may include:
- Provides subject matter treaty expertise in support of planning and execution of global Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) responsibilities.
- Serves as a key advisor and subject matter expert to the Director, OB, DTRA, DoD, and USG leaders to assist policy-making officials in the development, interpretation, clarification, and defense of Agency, DoD, or national positions.
- Coordinates DoD requirements related to U.S. CWC Declaration updates, annual CW destruction plans and reports, CW destruction facility planning, facility agreements, OPCW-agreed detailed plans for verification, CWC inspections and Technical Secretariat Inspection Team rotations that conduct 24/7 monitoring and destruction reconciliation in coordination with the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).
- Supports the OSD Threat Reduction and Arms Control (TRAC) Treaty Manager, the Department of State, US Delegation to OPCW, the US Army, Combatant Commanders, and other Interagency partners as required to ensure effective implementation of CWC requirements and facilitation of DTRA's mission requirements.
- Lead for responsibilities for the Division for matters pertaining to CW Destruction, and oversight for matters pertaining to CW Stockpile Storage.
- Participates in DoD implementation coordination for arms control policy interagency working group and backstopping meetings to insure discussion and advancement of treaty management support issues and Directorate operational imperatives.
- Participates in internal DoD working and ad hoc groups tasked with coordinating and resolving specific issues related to standardized and efficient DoD planning, preparation, and execution of DoD implementation and compliance.
- Liaises closely with OB operational elements on matters of treaty implementation and execution and provides oversight and implementation assistance to DoD Host Teams on issues arising during treaty inspections.
- Maintains regular contact with all levels of DTRA, Defense contractors, the staffs of OSD, JS, other interagency partners, the military Services and the intelligence community.
- Serves as professional staff member in the Strategic, Nuclear, Chemical & Biological Division (OB-ISS).-
- Participates in all office staff meetings and activities to remain abreast of OB and OSD treaty management issues and problems related to CW and BW agreements.
- Monitors and develops policy-level solutions, as required, on treaty program matters as they apply to OB and the OSD Treaty Managers.
- Conducts original research, conceptualizes alternative solutions, develops, staffs, and presents program positions and documents.
- Develops and staffs comments to treaty-mandated documents, international organization documents and correspondence, DoD guidance documents, and interagency papers, and prepares in-depth studies with recommended courses of actions related to CW, BW, and similar agreements implementation and compliance.
Occasional travel - Travel outside the local area, to include periods outside the United States, is required, included to areas of harsh weather and limited support services.
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