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