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POSITION DESCRIPTION

United states representative to the european union, Department of state





OVERVIEW

Senate Committee

Foreign Relations

Agency Mission

The Department of State is the lead institution for the conduct of American diplomacy, and the secretary of state is the president’s principal foreign policy advisor.

Position Overview

The United States representative to the European Union manages all aspects of U.S. relations with the European Union. The U.S. Mission to the European Union (USEU) hosts representatives from 10 U.S. government agencies and various departments, who report to the USEU chief of mission.

Compensation

Up to $170,400 per year

Position Reports to

The President.

However, interactions with the president will occur largely through key personnel at the National Security Council. In addition, the representative coordinates with the secretary of state via the assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian affairs.



RESPONSIBILITIES

Management Scope

Representatives from the following agencies and departments report directly to the U.S. representative to the EU: the Department of State (political, economic and public affairs sections); the Department of Commerce (Foreign Commercial Service); the Department of Agriculture (Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service and Foreign Agricultural Service); the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative; the Department of the Treasury; the Department of Homeland Security, including Customs and Border Protection; the Department of Justice; the Department of Defense; the U.S. Agency for International Development; and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Marine Fisheries Service.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Represents, defends and promotes the interests of the United States with the European Union

  • Conveys to EU leadership the U.S. position on a wide range of issues deliberated at the EU

  • Maintains good relations with the U.S. ambassador to Belgium, who also resides in Brussels and has the primary responsibility for managing U.S.-Belgian relations

Strategic Goals and Priorities

[Depends on the policy priorities of the administration]





REQUIREMENTS AND COMPETENCIES

Requirements

  • A strong interest in international diplomacy

  • Keen interest in how the EU bureaucracy works and how to influence key EU decision-makers

  • Ability to speak publicly, including with the media, in defense or promotion of U.S. interests

  • Interest in living and working in Europe

  • Experience leading and managing diverse teams

Competencies

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

  • Strategic thinker

  • Strong negotiation skills

  • Fluent in French, or knowledge of German or another EU language (helpful)

PAST APPOINTEES

Anthony Gardner (2014 to present) – Managing Director, Palamon Capital Partners; Executive Director, leverage finance departments of Bank of America and GE Capital; Senior Associate, various international law firms

William Kennard (2009 to 2013) – Managing Director, The Carlyle Group; Chairman, Federal Communications Commission; Various nonprofit boards, including the Yale University Council

Kristen Silverberg (2008 to 2009) – Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs; Deputy Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy; Advisor to White House Chief of Staff




POSITION DESCRIPTION

U.S. representative to the vienna office of the united nations and the international atomic energy agency, Department of state





OVERVIEW

Senate Committee

Foreign Relations

Agency Mission

The United States Mission to International Organizations in Vienna (UNVIE) conducts effective multilateral diplomacy with International Organizations in Vienna to design and implement global approaches to reduce global threats and seize global opportunities.
UNVIE works with seven major organizations of the United Nations system based in Vienna: the International Atomic Energy Agency; the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime; the Preparatory Commission of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization; the U.N. Office of Outer Space Affairs; the Wassenaar Arrangement; the U.N. Commission on International Trade Law; and the U.N. Industrial Development Organization, of which the U.S. is not a member. UNVIE also covers the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis in Laxenburg, Austria.

Position Overview

The U.S. representative to the Vienna Office of the United Nations and the International Atomic Energy Agency serves as the representative of the United States on the board of governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency and at the International Atomic Energy Agency general conference.

Compensation

Level IV $160,300 (5 U.S.C. § 5315)

Position Reports to

UNVIE is under the responsibility of the State Department’s Bureau of International Organizations. Representatives serve at the pleasure of the president.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Management Scope

UNVIE employs 31 officers and seven staff supported by an operating budget of $1.5 million. UNVIE also monitors the use of more than $200 million in U.S. contributions to international organizations in Vienna.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Represents the United States on the board of governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency and at the general conference of the agency

  • Performs functions in connection with the participation of the United States in the International Atomic Energy Agency as the president may direct, from time to time (22 U.S.C. § 2021)

  • Represents the United States in the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime; the Preparatory Commission of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization; the U.N. Office of Outer Space Affairs; the Wassenaar Arrangement; and the UN Commission on International Trade Law

Strategic Goals and Priorities

[Depends on the policy priorities of the administration]





REQUIREMENTS AND COMPETENCIES

Requirements

  • Experience working with other countries and international organizations

  • Familiarity with U.S. government agencies, including the departments of Defense, Energy, Justice and State; the Nuclear Regulatory Commission; the Intelligence Community; and U.S. National Laboratories

  • Familiarity with nongovernment stakeholder communities

Competencies

  • Subject matter knowledge of nuclear nonproliferation, nuclear technology applications, nuclear terrorism, nuclear safety, nuclear testing, drug policy, space policy and export control

  • Ability to manage and prioritize activities across multiple areas

  • Ability to oversee a diverse team representing multiple U.S. government agencies

PAST APPOINTEES

Laura Holgate (2016 to present): Senior Director for Weapons of Mass Destruction, Terrorism and Threat Reduction, National Security Council; Vice President for Russia/New Independent State Programs, Nuclear Threat Initiative; Director of Office of Fissile Materials Disposition, Department of Energyxv

Joseph Macmanus (2012 to 2014): Minister Counselor, Foreign Service; Executive Assistant to the Secretary, Foreign Service; Senior Professional Aide, Secretary of Statexvi

Glyn Davies (2009 to 2011): Minister Counselor, Foreign Service; Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary and Deputy Assistant Secretary, East Asia and Pacific Affairs Bureau; Acting Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Laborxvii



POSITION DESCRIPTION

UnderSecretary for Arms Control and International Security, Department of State




OVERVIEW

Senate Committee

Foreign Relations

Agency Mission

The Department of State is the lead institution for the conduct of American diplomacy and the secretary is the president’s principal foreign policy advisor.

Position Overview

The Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security serves as senior advisor to the President and the Secretary of State for Arms Control, Nonproliferation and Disarmament. In this role, he or she leads the interagency policy process and manages global U.S. security policy in the areas of nonproliferation, arms control, regional security and defense relations, and arms transfers and security assistance. The role also entails overseeing the negotiation, implementation and verification of international arms control and security agreements.

Compensation

Level III $170,400 (5 U.S.C. § 5314)

Position Reports to

Secretary and Deputy Secretary of the Department of State

RESPONSIBILITIES

Management Scope

In fiscal 2015, the Department of State had $26,498 million in outlays, and in fiscal 2014 it had 10,068 total employment. Three bureaus (Bureau of Arms Control, Verification, and Compliance; Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation; and Bureau of Political-Military Affairs) report to the undersecretary along with an immediate staff of approximately 10 people.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Serves as principal policy advisor to the President and the Secretary on all matters concerning arms control, nonproliferation and disarmament matters

  • Oversees the negotiation, implementation and verification of international agreements in arms control and international security

  • Directs and coordinates export control policies and policies to prevent missile, nuclear, chemical, biological and conventional weapons proliferation

  • Leads the interagency policy process on nonproliferation and manages global U.S. security policy, principally in the areas of nonproliferation, arms control, regional security and defense relations, and arms transfers and security assistance under the authority of the Foreign Assistance Act, Arms Export Control Act and related legislation

  • Integrating and prioritizing the full range of arms control, nonproliferation and international security issues, such as coordinating diplomatic and international efforts related to such policies and programs and exercising various authorities related to the imposition of proliferation sanctions as required by U.S. law

  • Testifies before congressional committees and appears in the media

  • Reconciles policy differences among assistant secretaries before presenting unified proposals to the secretary and deputy secretaries

  • Coordinates closely with senior officials from other national security departments and agencies

Strategic Goals and Priorities

[Depends on the policy priorities of the administration]





REQUIREMENTS AND COMPETENCIES

Requirements

  • Substantive expertise in international security affairs

  • Effective public relations and speaking abilities

  • Highly resilient in navigating complex, interdependent relationships

  • High level of energy for extensive foreign travel and interaction, often without advance notice and for extended periods of time

  • Close working relationship with the Department of Defense, congressional committees and other agencies such as the Departments of Energy and Homeland Security and the CIA

Competencies

  • Collaboration: Must have the ability to effectively drive consensus and work with peers, partners, superiors and those not in the line of command: should have the ability to create and maintain diverse relationships that facilitate consensus-building and collaborative decision-making

  • Influencing: must have the ability to facilitate collaboration and accomplish goals, even without having direct authority; should be able to reassess and renegotiate as necessary

  • Proven Negotiation Skills: must have the ability to use interpersonal and business skills to drive results, including policy improvements and treaty negotiations; should have a proven track record of improving processes and policies through a focus on achieving set goals

  • Global Mindset and Perspective: must be able to view decisions through multiple, diverse points of view; must have the ability to engage and collaborate with groups with varying perspectives and backgrounds; must consider the cultures of others in day-to-day activities

PAST APPOINTEES

Rose Gottemoeller (2012 – present): Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance; Director of the Carnegie Moscow Center; Deputy Undersecretary of Energy for Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation

Ellen Tauscher (2009 – 2012): Congresswoman, California; Democratic Party fundraiser and campaign coordinator

John Rood (2007 – 2009): Assistant Secretary for Arms Control and International Security; Special Assistant to the President for Counterproliferation Strategy (NSC); Deputy Assistant Secretary for Forces Policy (DOD)

Robert Joseph (2005 – 2007): U.S. Special Envoy for Nuclear Nonproliferation; Chief Negotiator to Libya; Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs; Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Nuclear Policy

John Bolton (2001 – 2005): Assistant Secretary for International Organization; Assistant Attorney General (DOJ); General Counsel (USAID); think tank career



POSITION DESCRIPTION

undersecretary for management, Department of state




OVERVIEW

Senate Committee

Foreign Relations

Agency Mission

The Department of State is the lead institution for the conduct of American diplomacy and the secretary is the president’s principal foreign policy advisor.

Position Overview

The Undersecretary for Management is responsible for the people, resources, facilities, technology and security of the department. The Undersecretary serves as one of the Secretary‘s principal advisors on management issues and on all matters involving allocation of department operating resources, including forward planning and control of positions, funds and other worldwide department resources in support of U.S. foreign policy objectives.

Compensation

Level III $170,400 (5 U.S.C. § 5314)

Position Reports to

Secretary and Deputy Secretary of the Department of State

RESPONSIBILITIES

Management Scope

In fiscal 2015, the Department of State had $26,498 million in outlays, and in fiscal 2014 it had 10,068 total employment. The following bureaus and offices report to the undersecretary for management:

  • Bureau of Administration

  • Bureau of Budget and Planning

  • Bureau of the Comptroller and Global Financial Services

  • Bureau of Consular Affairs

  • Bureau of Diplomatic Security

  • Bureau of Human Resources

  • Bureau of Information Resource Management

  • Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations

  • Director of Diplomatic Reception Rooms

  • Foreign Service Institute

  • Office of Management Policy, Rightsizing, and Innovation

  • Office of Medical Services

  • Office of White House Liaison

The chief financial officer serves as a core member of the Undersecretary‘s senior management team. As is customary in the department, much of the management responsibilities can be delegated to assistant secretaries or principal deputy assistant secretaries as appropriate.



Primary Responsibilities

  • Serves as a principal advisor to the Secretary on all matters involving the allocation of management resources in support of the President's foreign policy objectives.

  • Oversees all matters in the department relating to administration, consular affairs, security, personnel, resource management, financial operations, IT and information security, training and health

  • Reconciles policy differences among assistant secretaries before presenting unified proposals to the Secretary and Deputy Secretaries

  • Coordinates closely with the Office of Management and Budget as well as senior officials from other departments and agencies

  • Develops and executes management policies and directs global programs, including control and authority over the Foreign Service personnel system and department positions, operational funding, and other department resources worldwide

  • Assists the Secretary in representing the United States at international meetings, performing other representational assignments and presenting the department's position before congressional committees

  • Assesses the resource, security and strategic goals related to the U.S. government’s presence abroad to ensure the correct amount of people and resources are in place worldwide

  • Increases the efficiency and effectiveness of the people, facilities and systems used to implement U.S. foreign policy

  • Represents the department on the President's Management Council and implements the President's Management Agenda, which is designed to make government more citizen-centric, effective and efficient

  • Improves the environmental sustainability of the State Department’s facilities and operations

Strategic Goals and Priorities

[Depends on the policy priorities of the administration]





REQUIREMENTS AND COMPETENCIES

Requirements

  • Strong management and operations skills

  • Substantive expertise in international affairs

  • International experience and exposure

  • Knowledge of executive-legislative process

Competencies

  • Ability to deal with multiple issues concurrently

PAST APPOINTEES

Patrick F. Kennedy (2007 to present) - Director, Office of Management Policy, Rightsizing, and Innovation; Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Management; Transition Team Head, Office of the Director of National Intelligence

Henrietta Fore (2005 to 2007) - Director of the United States Mint, Department of Treasury; Board Member, International Youth Foundation; Board Member, World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Poverty and Development Finance

Grant Green Jr. (2001 to 2005) - Chairman, Global Marketing and Development Solutions; Assistant Secretary of Defense, Manpower; Special Assistant to President Reagan for National Security Affairs; Executive Secretary, National Security Council




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