*Please note that if you have already applied to job announcement DSCA-2023-233, then you do NOT need to reapply to this job announcement. Your application has already been received. DSCA/DSCU is extending the job announcement.*
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), College of Strategic Security Cooperation (CSSC), 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.
DSCU educates the security cooperation workforce and other members of the security cooperation enterprise to think creatively and critically in applying security cooperation to support national security and foreign policy objectives.
We are looking for enthusiastic, dynamic and talented individuals with expertise and significant experience in an international context to perform in one of the following positions:
Serves as a Women, Peace & Security (WPS) Instructor as well as an advisor to implementing this topic in other security cooperation courses at Defense Security Cooperation University. Incumbent will develop and teach advanced, tailored instruction to prepare students to be effective at creating, advising and implementing WPS initiatives with partner nations based on U.S. National Security Strategy and other guiding documents. They will develop and conduct faculty development sessions to enhance WPS familiarization. Responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, leading curriculum development efforts, delivering lectures, mentoring and other related educational activities to increase the understanding of WPS principles.
Serves as a Capability Development Instructor as well as an advisor to implementing this topic in other security cooperation courses at the Defense Security Cooperation University. Incumbent will develop and teach advanced, tailored instruction to prepare students to analyze, design, and assess programs that develop warfighting and institutional capabilities in partner nations. They will develop and conduct faculty development sessions to enhance capability development familiarization. Responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, leading curriculum development efforts, delivering lectures, mentoring and other related educational activities to increase the understanding of capability development principles.
Serves as a Civilian Harm Mitigation (CHM) Instructor as well as an advisor to implementing this topic in other security cooperation courses at Defense Security Cooperation University. Incumbent will develop and teach advanced, tailored instruction based on the Civilian Harm Mitigation and Response Action Plan and DoD Instruction on the topic. Instructor will prepare students to be effective at working within the institutional architecture and supporting processes to mitigate and respond to civilian harm by optimizing the efficacy of U.S. military operations. They will develop and conduct faculty development sessions to enhance CHM familiarization. Responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, leading curriculum development efforts, delivering lectures, mentoring and other related educational activities to increase the understanding of CHM principles.
In addition, the following duties will be performed:
Advises partner nation officials on SC education and training.
Recommends the incorporation of new developments and research findings in DSCU course offerings.
Performs one or more of the following: instructing; designing and preparing curricula; designing and developing learning support systems; reviewing and assessing curriculum and program design; and providing academic advice and/or research, writing, publishing, and reviewing the work of others.
Provides recommendations on SC curriculum content and updates to reflect U.S. national security policy impacting SC and Institutional Capacity Building (ICB).
Designs and develops evaluation and learning support systems to improve the quality of education and training and to keep the program current.
Provides academic advice to DSCU students to facilitate an understanding of and a capacity for scholarship, independent judgment, academic rigor, and intellectual honesty.
An Earned-terminal degree/doctorate from a regionally or nationally accredited institution of higher education (or international equivalent) in an appropriate discipline such as international relations, economics, foreign affairs, history, or a related field that supports DSCU’s programming, research, and analysis needs.
Demonstrated evidence of leadership or management appointment in public, private, or academic sectors.
Notable contributions to scholarship through publications in peer reviewed journals/presses.
Five or more years’ experience in functional areas unique to security cooperation/institutional capacity building that aligns with OSD-Policy priorities.
Experience in one or more of the following: instructing; designing and preparing curricula; designing and developing learning support systems; reviewing and assessing curriculum and program design; and providing academic advice and/or research, writing, publishing, and reviewing the work of others.
Progressive experience in teaching various subjects at the university level, as well as developing course curricula. Progressive experience in carrying out original research where findings are published in peer-review fora.
Prefer experience in the delivery of education as related to defense, security sectors, foreign policy, diplomacy, and modern history.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Must be a United States Citizen.
Must be able obtain and maintain a 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.
Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.
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 Basic-level certification courses within one year of employment.
Salary will be based on commensurate experience, demonstrated ability, and education.
Recruitment or Relocation incentives may be authorized.
HOW TO APPLY AND REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:
This announcement will have cutoff dates. Applications will be accepted from April 28, 2023 through Jun 28, 2023 (possibly extended past 60 days), at midnight EST. Applications received by the Initial Cut-Off Date will be reviewed and possibly referred to management if all documents are submitted and qualified for the position.
Subsequent referrals to the Hiring Manager will occur weekly. The first cut-off date for this position will be May 17, 2023. Then every other Thursday thereafter until positions are filled.
To ensure full consideration for this announcement, you MUST submit the following with your application:
CV/resume (this must be uploaded as an attachment to the position you are applying to).
Statement of interest which includes (professional expertise, specialty, and relevant research, publications). Names and contact information for references may be requested later.
Earned-terminal degree/doctorate is required, including transcripts. 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.)
If applicable, if you are a current Federal employee, we will need a current copy of your SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action. Please redact Personal Identifiable Information (i.e. SSN, DOB).
Please note: The system only allows you to send three (3) 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: DSCA-2023-233A
Please address any questions and application/e-documents to:
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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.