International Relations Specialist

  • NOAA Satellite & Information Service (NESDIS) International & Interagency Affairs Division (IIAD)
  • Silver Spring, MD
Full Time Government

Job Description

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.


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):  


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

U.S. Citizenship or is required. Applications must be received by the closing date of September 14, 2020.


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General Business

Education Requirements

Bachelor's Degree


$102,663 to $157,709

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