Foreign Affairs Specialist EN-0130-03

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

About the organization

Established by Congress in 2000, NNSA is a semi-autonomous agency within the U.S. Department of Energy responsible for enhancing national security through the military application of nuclear science. NNSA maintains and enhances the safety, security, and effectiveness of the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile; works to reduce the global danger from weapons of mass destruction; provides the U.S. Navy with safe and militarily effective nuclear propulsion; and responds to nuclear and radiological emergencies in the United States and abroad.


As a Foreign Affairs Specialist, you will:
Originate new and improved applications and strategies for foreign affairs concepts, theories and principles, and provide consultant services on problems, conditions, programs, and function to a broad customer base;
Oversee U.S. project support for infrastructure components and capabilities at the site and national levels, ultimately supporting effective operation and sustainability of nuclear security systems;
Provide project oversight, give policy direction consistent with program direction, assist in the prioritization and selection of solutions aimed at improving nuclear material security, and participate in the preparation of project reporting requirements to resolve new problems;
Provide management oversight, give policy direction consistent with program direction, assist in the prioritization and selection of technical solutions aimed at improving nuclear material security, and lead the preparation of project reporting requirements; and Prepare decision memoranda, briefing materials, input to Congressional testimony, speeches, and correspondence for senior management officials, related to the International Nuclear Security projects and program issues.


A qualified candidate's application /resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower NNSA Demonstration Proj pay band or GS grade in the Federal Service, i.e., NQ-02 or GS-12. Specialized experience for this position is defined as: Experience that demonstrates a professional knowledge of foreign affairs/international relations as it relates to nonproliferation or securing nuclear material from theft or diversion and sabotage; participating in teams to collaborate with other U.S. agencies, foreign government officials, and/or international organizations to implement strategies by negotiating solutions and/or developing cooperative agreements pertaining to nonproliferation and/or nuclear security activities.
This position has a positive education requirement that can be substituted. Therefore, you
MUST provide documentation supporting any education claims in your application. This can include unofficial transcripts or any report listing institution.
1.Degree: Major or equivalent, or a combination of courses totaling at least 24 semester hours, in international law and international relations, political science, economics, history, sociology, geography, social or cultural anthropology, law, statistics, or in the humanities; or 12 semester hours in one of the above disciplines and 12 semester hours in statistics/quantitative methods.
2. Combination of education and experience
3. Experience: Four years of appropriate experience


$87,198 - $138,866

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

ALL APPLICANTS: You must submit a resume supporting your specialized experience and responses to the online questionnaire. Your resume should list all work experience (paid and unpaid); you must list the full name and address of the each employer.
For all types of work experience, you should indicate the start and end dates (include month, day, and year); you must also list the average number of hours per week that you worked.

There is a specific educational requirement for this opening: Documentation verifying your educational claims must be submitted. This can include unofficial transcripts or any report listing institution, course title, credits earned and final grade.

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