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), Office of the President (OP), Research and Lessons Learned Institute (RALLI), 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 supports the DSCA mission by advancing the knowledge and practice of security cooperation. As the dedicated research institute of DSCU, RALLI serves as the premier resource for research and knowledge on security cooperation. RALLI advances the DSCU mission by building the intellectual foundations and promoting learning that improves the practice and advances the field of security cooperation. The RALLI vision is a connected security cooperation community that uses evidence-based knowledge to continuously learn and improve.
We are looking for enthusiastic, dynamic and talented historians with expertise and significant experience in an international context to perform the following duties:
Organizes and leads interdisciplinary research teams focused on security cooperation for the DoD and integrates new research findings into policies and programs.
Collects relevant data, analyzes information, and contributes to studies that promote scholarship on security cooperation history and enables evidence-based learning.
Serves as a subject-matter expert on the security cooperation history to inform and advise DoD and interagency policy and practice decisions.
Develops and nurtures relationships with the DoD and interagency security cooperation enterprise, U.S. and international practitioners, and relevant non-federal entities involved in research and analysis on security cooperation, to include civilian academic institutions and think tanks on security cooperation history.
Monitors evidence, associated findings and recommendations from assessments, research, studies, and evaluations produced on security cooperation within and outside the DoD to identify, validate, and act on observations related tosecurity cooperation history.
Integrates lessons learned in relevant doctrine, policy, curriculum, and handbooks for use by the security cooperation workforce based on security cooperation history.
Participates in interdisciplinary and interagency working groups on security cooperation reform and continuous improvement efforts based on security cooperation history.
**Please ensure that you review the section labeled, “How to Apply and Required Documents”. Failure to provide the correct documents can result in not being referred for the position**
A master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning (or international equivalent) in an appropriate discipline.
Experience as a faculty member in an accredited institution of higher education.
Courses in disciplines relevant to historiography and archival research from an accredited institution of higher education.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Must be a United States Citizen.
Must be able obtain and maintain a Special Sensitive clearance with SCI access.
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 Advanced-level certification. Incumbent must complete Basic-level courses within one year, Intermediate-level courses within two years, and Advanced-level courses within two years (5 years total).
Salary will be based on commensurate experience, demonstrated ability, and education.
Recruitment or Relocation incentives may be authorized.
HOW TO APPLY AND REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:
Applications will be accepted from May 26, 2023 through June 19, 2023, at midnight EST.
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.
A copy of your MASTER’s degree transcripts from a regionally or nationally accredited institution of higher education (or international equivalent) in historyor a related field that supports DSCU’s programming, research, and analysis needs. 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-2023-559
Please address any questions and application/e-documents to:
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.
PLEASE REVIEW THE BELOW LINK FOR OTHER SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS needed for proof of eligibility:
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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.