Job Posting: US State Department

 

Deadline: 11/17

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/455321700

This position is located in the China Division, Office of Analysis for East Asia and the Pacific, Bureau of Intelligence and Research (INR/EAP/CH). The division is responsible for the analysis of classified and open source information concerning the political, diplomatic (including bilateral relations with the U.S.), socio-economic, and cultural affairs of China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Mongolia. The division produces tailored intelligence products and briefings that inform the development and direction of U.S. foreign policy and support U.S. relations with foreign governments and international organizations.

The incumbent of this position will service as an expert Intelligence Research Specialist responsible for all-source intelligence analysis of China's political issues and personalities.

This position is not eligible for telework. 

Duties

The duties listed below are described at the GS-13 level. At the GS-12 level, the incumbent will perform similar lower-graded duties under closer supervision and with less independence.

Serves as an expert foreign affairs intelligence analyst, responsible for providing all-source intelligence analysis of China, including the individuals, institutions, decision dynamics, policy trends and cultural influences in China’s political system.

Prepares written analysis and oral briefings based on all-source intelligence for the State Department’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research (INR) and within the Intelligence Community (IC) for the President’s Daily Brief (PDB) and National Intelligence Council (NIC) to inform senior level foreign policy practitioners on strategic matters relating the individuals, institutions, decision dynamics, policy trends, and cultural influences in China’s political system.
Prepares oral briefings of political, and security developments in the above mentioned specialty area.

Ensures that the intelligence needs of the State Department policy makers are clearly conveyed to appropriate collection agencies within the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC)
Actively represents INR within the IC and other interagency venues. Ensures INR views are represented in the coordination of IC analytic products, including for the PDB, NIC, and other interagency committees.

Travel Required

Occasional Travel
Periodic travel of varying duration to posts overseas may be required

Key Requirements

  • Incumbent will be subject to random drug testing.
  • One year probationary period, unless excepted by regulation.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance.
  • Obtain/maintain eligibility to access Sensitive Compartmented Information
  • U.S. Citizenship is required.

Qualifications

Applicants must meet all the required qualification requirements, including education and any selective placement factors described below by the closing date of this announcement. Education may only be substituted in accordance with the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order to be credited towards qualifications.

Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the education requirements if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. Click on the link for a list of accredited organizations recognized as specializing in interpretation of foreign education credentials.

Applicants must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal service which provided the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position.

Qualifying specialized experience must demonstrate the following:

  • Experience producing policy-relevant analytic assessments for senior level foreign policy practitioners based on all-source intelligence relating to the leaders, institutions, decision dynamics, and policy trends in China’s political system as they bear on U.S. national security and foreign policy interests.
  • Experience coordinating the production of analytic assessments based on all-source relating to the leaders, institutions, decision dynamics, and policy trends in China’s political system as they bear on U.S. national security and foreign policy interests.
  • Experience preparing and delivering oral presentations for senior level foreign policy practitioners based on all-source intelligence relating to the leaders, institutions, decision dynamics, and policy trends in China’s political system as they bear on U.S. national security and foreign policy interests.
  • There is no substitute of education for specialized experience for the GS-12 position.
  • Applicants must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal service which provided the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position.