This is an Excepted appointment for an initial three years, which may be renewed every
one, two, or three years. This position is located in the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA), Defense Security Cooperation University (DSCU), Institute for Security Governance (ISG), located in Arlington, VA.
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 advances U.S. national security and foreign policy objectives through the application of programs and activities that enhance partners’ institutional capabilities to address shared security challenges. ISG is a DSCU capacity-building functional institute that serves as DoD's primary institutional capacity building designer and implementer, in addition to being an 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 over 600+ ICB activities annually. This position is in ISG's Regional Advising Division, serving as a Principal Supervisor for INDOPACOM institutional capacity building efforts.
ISG is seeking a Supervisory Senior Lecturer to join the team as an instructional faculty member who will lead, manage and orchestrate a team of government and contractor faculty/experts who directly contribute to Partner Nation institutional capacity building, and general Security Cooperation. This position supports various Security cooperation’s programs and functions. The supervisor will prioritize resourcing, planning, and monitoring and will adapt country projects. As a senior instructional faculty member, the incumbent is responsible for advising partner defense and security institutions, enabling ICB within U.S. security cooperation, facilitating and developing project learning objectives, and formally teaching in multiple environments in support of ISG missions and activities. Additionally, this position will supervise ICB implementation efforts in the Indo-Pacific Hemisphere region.
The Institute for Security Governance seeks a Supervisory Lecturer to lead and supervise an aspect of the Institute’s Regional Advising group. This is a first-line supervisor of approximately five security cooperation professionals.
We are looking for enthusiastic, dynamic and talented individuals with expertise and significant experience in an international context to perform the following duties:
Supervisory Lecturers are leaders; they provide the administrative and developmental support required for those employees assigned to them, allowing employees to focus on their major duties. They support the faculty and the University’s goal of achieving and maintaining high academic standards in support of teaching and/or advising partner nation officials, and providing consulting expertise to US officials, to better inform policy and decision-making. They also support the assessment of the quality of course syllabi and support faculty in their relevant subjects for experimentation and validation.
Supervises a faculty of skilled personnel. Carries out supervisory responsibilities. Sets priorities and establishes milestones and schedules for completion of work. Advises and provides counsel to employees regarding policies, procedures, and directives of management. Selects or recommends candidates for vacancies, promotions, details, and reassignment in consideration of skills, qualifications, and mission requirements.
Supervisory Lecturers participate in academic or professional research to create new knowledge or solutions related to Security Cooperation and Institutional Capacity Building topics and to the more specialized topics of their practice area/discipline.
- Master’s degree from a regionally or nationally accredited university in a relevant
functional area required: international relations, economics, foreign affairs, history,
political science, business administration, defense and strategy, or a related field
that supports DSCU’s programming, research, analysis, or messaging needs.
Earned- terminal degree/doctorate preferred. Seven or more years’ experience in
topics relevant to security cooperation/institutional capacity building/irregular warfare.
-Experience in leadership, management, strategy, or planning tasks in government,
military, private sector, or academia. Documented intellectual contributions in
area(s) of expertise. Teaching experience and/or experience advising senior leaders. Experience in developing, assessing, executing, evaluating, and revising
resident and relevant virtual curricula and/or partner nation advising materials.
-Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to foster open communication and collaboration.
- Knowledge of academic faculty self-governance and committee work.
- Mastery of leadership and communications.
- Mastery knowledge of organizational and change management.
- Advanced knowledge of a field/discipline of importance to relevant fields, experience in
application in real world situations and has made contributions to the field/discipline’s literature.
- Comfortable working in international and austere environment
- In-depth knowledge of relevant concepts, principles, methodologies, and the
techniques involved in conducting an international program.
- Advanced knowledge of the development of educational materials, graduate-level delivery, instructional methods, and evaluation, in resident, virtual, and exportable fora.
- Skill in making sound and authoritative decisions and recommendations to resolve inquires on technical and administrative problems.
- Skill in assessing the effectiveness of education and training programs.
- Ability to create, write, and edit professional scholarship to publishable standards across media.
- Experience living and working abroad and knowledge of foreign languages highly desired.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Must be a United States Citizen.
Must be able obtain and maintain a Top Secret/SCI 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.
Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.
This is a SC (SC) position due to the nature of the position’s duties and responsibilities. Incumbent must attain DoD SC 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," and any future amendments thereto.
Salary will be based on commensurate experience, demonstrated ability, and education.
Recruitment or Relocation incentives may be authorized.
A probationary period maybe required.
HOW TO APPLY:
Applications will be accepted from April 26, 2023 through May 8, 2023, at midnight EST.
To ensure full consideration, please submit:
A CV/resume and a statement of interest which includes (professional expertise, specialty, and relevant research, publications). Names and contact information for references may be requested later.
A copy of your terminal/doctorate degree transcript 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 you are a current Federal Employee, we will need a current copy of an SF-50. Please redact Personal Identifiable Information (i.e. SSN, DOB).
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.)
The system only allows you to send three documents. Any additional documents can be sent to the e-mail address below). In the subject line on the email,reference the job announcement number.
Please address any questions and application/e-documents to:
Defense Security Cooperation Agency
c/o firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
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/
IF YOU ARE A VETERAN
Veteran's preference does not apply when selecting individuals under this specific hiring authority. However, if you claim veteran's preference, 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 sf15.pdf (opm.gov), VA disability rating 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 note: you will be ineligible for consideration if your statement of service is not submitted with your application or it shows an expected discharge or release date greater than 120 days from the date of the submission of the certification.
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DSCA’s mission is to advance U.S. national security and foreign policy interests by building the capacity of foreign security forces to respond to shared challenges. DSCA leads the broader U.S. security cooperation enterprise in its efforts to train, educate, advise, and equip foreign partners.Organization Type: Government Agency DSCA delivers effective, enduring, and timely partner capabilities that advance U.S. national security and foreign policy interests.