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7 Sep 2020

Full-Time International Relations Specialist

NOAA Satellite & Information Service (NESDIS) International & Interagency Affairs Division (IIAD) – Posted by NESDISIIAD Silver Spring, Maryland, United States

Job Description

The National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce.  NOAA’s Satellite & Information Service (NESDIS) provides secure and timely access to global environmental data and information from satellites and other sources to promote and protect the Nation’s security, environment, economy, and quality of life.

The NESDIS International & Interagency Affairs Division leads NESDIS efforts to facilitate access to Earth observation data and products (in situ and satellite)  through international and interagency partnerships, coordinates global solutions to shared challenges in obtaining, processing and building capacity to exploit in situ and satellite data by representing NOAA and the United States in multilateral fora; provides insight into relevant national and international policy; and leads the international community in the adoption of responsible policies for satellite operation and data sharing.

As an International Relations Specialist, the successful candidate will perform the following duties:

  • Develop international and interagency policies and plans to implement NOAA/NESDIS key goals for effective partnerships in earth observing programs, and monitor and coordinate U.S. interagency activities involving environmental satellite and data policies.
  • Design strategies and lead efforts to negotiate agreements between NOAA and national civil space organizations as well as international/intergovernmental and interagency organizations.
  • Lead international science and technology cooperation for assigned regions/countries and international, interagency or intergovernmental organizations, overseeing the development and implementation of NESDIS cooperative activities including working with senior leadership to identify goals for cooperation, monitoring progress toward joint work programs, coordinating exchanges of data and information, and arranging visits and meetings.
  • Apply knowledge of U.S. and foreign national space, earth observations, and science and technology policy to prepare reports, briefing memos, and position papers, as well as to provide policy and staffing support to senior managers for meetings with partners.


How to Apply

U.S. Citizenship is required. Applications must be received by the closing date of September 14, 2020. For further information and complete application instructions, search USA Jobs for announcements: Job Announcement # NESDIS-AA-2020-0013 (DE - U.S. Citizens/Nationals; and/or Federal Employees who meet the definition of a 'surplus' or 'displaced' employee): OR Job Announcement # NESDIS-AA-2020-0012 (MAP - Current or former competitive service federal employees, individuals with disabilities, Federal Employees who meet the definition of a 'surplus' or 'displaced' employee,  military spouses, Peace Corps and AmeriCorps Vista, Individuals eligible under a special authority not listed here but defined in the federal hiring authorities, Veterans) BENEFITS A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. NOAA offers a comprehensive benefits package. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY POLICY The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION POLICY Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
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You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Government and International. Salaries: 100,000 and above.

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