International Program Specialist (Direct Hire)

U.S. Headquarters, NASA


Position description

Duties

  • Duties described below are at the full-performance level. Duties assigned at a lower grade level will be of more limited scope, performed with less independence and limited complexity; duties will be commensurate with the grade of selected employee.
  • Develop, coordinate, and negotiate international agreements for collaboration on space and aeronautics activities.
  • Develop and provide briefing materials and policy guidance to NASA mission directorate, field center, and other officials to obtain the maximum possible benefit from international cooperative activities.
  • Convey information to NASA officials on the policies, regulations, and laws pertaining to international cooperation to enable NASA to achieve its mission and goals.
  • Act as liaison with international partner space and aeronautics agencies, other international organizations, and with U.S. government organizations. Obtain expertise and contacts to represent NASA positions on areas of mutual interest.
  • Provide information and advice to supervisor and other Office of International and Interagency Relations (OIIR) executives, in order to enable timely and effective decisions related to international partnerships on NASA missions.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • This position is open to U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.
  • Position subject to pre-employment background investigation.
  • You must meet qualifications requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
  • Please see the “Additional Information” section for important information about COVID-19 vaccination requirements for federal employees.

Qualifications

You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade, which has equipped you with the particular competencies needed to successfully perform the duties of the position described above.

To qualify at the GS-09 level, you must have:
a) One year of directly related specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 level: Analyzing business or international relations scenarios to determine cause, effect, and make recommendations to affect outcomes, including to assist in making recommendations for and drafting potential agreements and; engaging with international colleagues, partners or clients.
OR
b) Completed all requirements for a master’s or equivalent graduate degree in an appropriate field
OR
c) Completed 2 full academic years of progressively higher graduate education in an appropriate field; or LL.B or J.D, if related
OR
d) Have an equivalent combination of experience and graduate study as discussed in a), b) and c) above

To qualify at the GS-11 level, you must have:
a) One year of directly related specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 level: Communicating with international stakeholders on policy issues, such as, regulatory and legal aspects of international partnerships and; briefing leadership on international cooperative activities clearly and concisely in both written and verbal format. 
OR
b) Completed all requirements for a doctoral degree (i.e., Ph.D. or equivalent) in an appropriate field
OR
c) Completed 3 full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education in an appropriate field; or LL.M., if related
OR
d) Have an equivalent combination of experience and graduate study as discussed in a), b) and c) above

To qualify at the GS-12 level, you must have one year of directly related specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level: Assisting in the development of international policy and collaboration; briefing leadership on international cooperative activities and complex issues and; establishing and maintaining partnerships with international stakeholders/organizations, in order to negotiate international agreements.

Your resume must include a clear and detailed narrative description, in your own words, of how you meet the required specialized experience. Experience statements copied from a position description, vacancy announcement or other reference material constitutes plagiarism and may result in disqualification and losing consideration for the job.

Education

This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

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