This is an Excepted appointment for an initial three years, which may be renewed every one, two or three years, indefinitely. This position is in the Department of Defense (DoD), Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA), Defense Security Cooperation University (DSCU), Institute for Security Governance (ISG), located at Naval Support Activity Monterey (NSAM) in Monterey, California. This position is eligible for remote work.
DSCA's mission is to advance U.S. national security and foreign policy interests by building the capacity of foreign partners in order to encourage and enable allies and partners to respond to shared challenges.
DSCU is the DoD’s center of intellectual life for Security Cooperation (SC). DSCU delivers the education, training, research, and analysis to the U.S. Security Cooperation Workforce and the institutional capacity building to our allies and partners to meet the current and future global security cooperation mission.
DSCU supports DSCA’s congressionally directed mission of training, educating, and providing for the long-term development of the SC workforce and enabling partner nations (PNs) to effectively and responsibly manage their security institutions. Through the work of DSCU, U.S. and PN personnel become SC community practitioners and responsible, effective members of security establishments committed to the rule of law, civilian control over the military, and respect for democracy and international human rights.
The Institute for Security Governance is a DSCU capacity-building institute that serves as a primary institutional capacity building implementer and international schoolhouse, operating within DSCA's broader SC mandate to train, educate, advise, and support foreign partners. Located at the Naval Support Activity Monterey (NSAM) in Monterey, California, ISG executes about 450 partner-facing engagements annually.
We are looking for enthusiastic, dynamic, and talented individuals with expertise and significant experience to perform the following duties:
Serves as a cyber capacity building subject matter expert (SME) and works with the ISG Regional Program Leads (RPL) and other experts to plan, design, and implement cyber advising and education missions for a particular geographic area of responsibility such as EUCOM or INDOPACOM, etc.
Assists the Geographic Combatant Command (GCC) and other DSCA elements with planning and shaping of cyber Institutional Capacity Building (ICB) efforts, representing how ISG can best support the command and steering to other resources and partners to develop comprehensive approaches to cyber capacity building.
Leads and participates in cyber advising and educational missions. Provides feedback as a member of the ISG Cyber Practice Group and assists in the development and improvement of products and resources for cyber ICB.
Serves as a Senior Lecturer of Practice to conduct advising, education, and training directly through various types of engagements, including courses held in the U.S., mobile short-term engagements abroad, and interactions conducted through virtual means.
Creates and curates knowledge in support of the University and Institute’s mission. Typical products include: ICB approaches or methodologies; domain-specific input to ICB planning products; design of change management lines of effort; support, advice, and recommendations to ISG and other USG advisors abroad; course concepts and learning methodologies for an international audience; and specific advising/change management or learning curricula to be delivered during engagements.
Participates in academic or professional research to create new knowledge or solutions related to SC and ICB topics and to the more specialized topics of the cyber practice area/discipline.
Performs programmatic leadership responsibilities to oversee, plan, and implement the advising and education responsibilities of the Institute.
Participates in DSCU’s self-governance and can serve as chair, vice-chair, or as members of the University’s or Institute’s governance committees and working groups (e.g., library, IT, budget, infrastructure, professional standards, and search or selection committees, both standing and ad hoc).
A master’s degree or higher (JD, PhD) in a field of importance to security cooperation or the University and Institute, such as: international relations; security studies; regional studies; change management; organizational development; history; education; business administration; public administration; economics; social science; anthropology; philosophy; cybersecurity; or related.
Prior leadership or managerial experience in a public, private, or academic setting.
Experience in the delivery of advising, education, or training related to defense, security sectors, foreign policy, governance, capacity building, diplomacy, or modern history.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Must be a United States Citizen.
Must be able obtain and maintain a Top Secret clearance.
Must be able to pass pre-employment and random drug testing.
Must be able to work other than normal hours, which may include evening, weekends, and/or holidays and/or overtime.
Must be able to travel away from the normal duty station on military or commercial aircraft.
This is a Security Cooperation (SC) position due to the nature of the position’s duties and responsibilities. Incumbent must attain DoD Security Cooperation Workforce (SCW) Certification and complete related continuous learning requirements in accordance with the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) 2017, Title 10 United States Code, Section 384 and DoD Instruction 5132.15, "Implementation of the Security Cooperation Workforce Certification Program". Incumbent must complete DoD SCW Intermediate-level certification. Incumbent must complete Basic-level courses within one year and Intermediate-level courses within two years (3 years total).
Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.
This position is eligible for remote work.
Salary will be based on commensurate experience, demonstrated ability, and education.
Recruitment or Relocation incentives may be authorized.
HOW TO APPLY:
Applications will be accepted from January 5, 2023 through January 27, 2023, at midnight EST. Please apply through this HERC system. In the subject line on the email,reference the job announcement number.
The HERC system only allows you to send three documents. The required documents are listed in the bullets below. Any additional documents can be sent to the e-mail address below.
Please address any questions and additional e-documents to:
Defense Security Cooperation Agency
c/o firstname.lastname@example.org OR email@example.com
To ensure full consideration, please submit:
A statement of interest and a CV/resume that supports the qualifications described in this announcement, illuminates professional expertise, cyber expertise, and relevant research and publications. Names and contact information for references may be requested later.
A copy of your master’s degree or higher (JD, PhD) transcripts is required. We will accept an unofficial transcript during the application process; however, you must provide an official transcript before a contingent offer can be extended.
If applicable, veteran’s documentation (signed DD-214 (member 4 copy), SF-15, VA letter, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, or other acceptable documentation.)
We will only accept electronic submissions.
The Defense Security Cooperation Agency is an equal opportunity employer. For additional information about DSCA and DSCU, please refer to the website at https://www.dsca.mil/ and https://www.dscu.mil/
NOTE: IF YOU ARE A VETERAN, Veteran’s preference will be applied for DSCU positions. We strongly encourage you to indicate if you are a veteran in your application when applying to DSCU positions and you must provide a copy of your signed DD-214 (member 4 copy), SF-15, VA letter Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, or other acceptable documentation.
Are you a current active duty service member? If yes, you are required to submit a statement of service printed on command letterhead and signed by the command. The statement of service must provide the branch of service, rate/rank, all dates of service, the expected date of discharge and anticipated character of service (Honorable, General, etc.).
PLEASE REVIEW THE BELOW LINK FOR OTHER SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS needed for proof of eligibility:
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Established by the Defense Security Cooperation Agency in response to 2017 legislation, Defense Security Cooperation University is the center of excellence for Security Cooperation training, education, and academic research. DSCU develops curriculum, provides instruction, and partners with other institutions to train and educate the Security Cooperation workforce and others involved in Security Cooperation. DSCU also oversees and manages the implementation of the Department of Defense Security Cooperation Workforce Development Program to develop an agile, certified, and experienced workforce ready to meet the current and future global Security Cooperation missions.
Mission: DSCU delivers the education, training, research, and analysis to the U.S. Security Cooperation Workforce and the institutional capacity building to our allies and partners to meet the current and future global security cooperation mission.