U.S. nationals: International Affairs Specialist
Reclamation is seeking a career professional looking for an opportunity to capitalize on his or her expertise as a International Affairs Specialist. Make a difference in the West by assisting in meeting increasing water demands while protecting the environment.
Location - Lakewood, Colorado; Deputy Commissioner - Operations; Native American and International Affairs Office.
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The primary duties of this position are:
Implements Reclamation's reimbursable international activities including technical assistance and training to federal, foreign governmental agencies, and international organizations and non-reimbursable cooperative technology exchange activities.
Conducts negotiations with representatives from other federal agencies, foreign governmental entities, international organizations, and other agencies to define the scope of specific Reclamation activities for reimbursable technical assistance and training programs, and non-reimbursable cooperative technology exchange.
Implements Reclamation's non-reimbursable visitor programs (no more than one day) for foreign personnel visiting Reclamation facilities to learn more about Reclamation.
Represents Reclamation at conferences and meetings with foreign water officials visiting the United States, conducts briefings in the Commissioner's Office or the Department. Serves as a liaison between the Commissioner's Office and other Reclamation offices and other agencies or outside organizations. The incumbent collects and analyzes background information concerning international water issues or other topics and prepares reports or briefing papers.
Reviews and interprets relevant legislation, Executive Orders, State foreign-policy material, and Department of the Interior (Department)/Reclamation policies and guidance to develop, articulate, and promulgate policy, directives, and guidance pertaining to the International Affairs Program.
Serves as a backup to the Foreign Travel Specialist.