U.S. nationals: Foreign Affairs Officer (Office of Conservation and Water)

U.S. Department of State
Washington, DC, United States
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This position is located in the Office of Conservation and Water in the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs (OES/ECW). OES/ECW is responsible for developing, coordinating and advancing U.S. international policy on a wide variety of resource conservation, trade, and sustainable development issues related to biodiversity, wildlife, wetlands, drylands, endangered species, forests, and coral reef ecosystems.
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  • Works closely with U.S. and foreign government officials on conservation and sustainable management policies and issues, and provides environmental policy guidance to U.S. delegations to relevant international meetings.
  • Assesses the activities of relevant international organizations and programs to determine funding needs, availability, project merit, as well as the effectiveness of organizations in relation to funds expended.
  • Plans and coordinates the development of such policies, strategies, and initiatives among multiple agencies, bureaus, and non-governmental organizations, with input from posts, as appropriate.
  • Participates as a recognized expert on U.S. delegations to international meetings, conferences, and negotiations addressing aspects of wildlife conservation and wildlife trafficking within the United Nations system and elsewhere.
  • At the GS-11 level, the incumbent performs essentially the same duties as outlined above; however, the scope and complexity of assignments are of less responsibility and independence and receives closer than normal supervision.