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FEATURED JOB: Visual Designer at IST Research (contractor)

Job Title: Visual Designer
Organization: IST Research
Government Contract Funder: U.S. Government Customer
Salary Range: Competitive
Application Close Date: Monday, December 16, 2019 at 5:00 PM EST
Duty Locations: Arlington, VA

POSITION SUMMARY

IST Research creates technology to address human security challenges. We built the Pulse Platform to address some of the most urgent human security issues faced by the world’s most vulnerable populations, specifically transnational crime and global extremism. Our Pulse Platform is used to engage with populations around the world to provide insight into their thinking and engaging them in a two-way conversation. Pulse also has the added capability of scraping open data across the surface, deep, and dark web to provide a robust view of the Information Environment in which one is operating. IST is now leveraging the Pulse platform in support of a US Government customer’s outreach efforts.

We’re looking for a Visual Designer to join our Pulse support team. The Visual Designer will create engaging graphic and video content as part of the Pulse Support Team’s effort to message to various target audiences around the world. This effort will include revamping and bolstering the public-face of a US Government customer’s programs to these target audiences, especially in the Middle East and surrounding regions. An ideal candidate should enjoy working in ambiguous and highly flexible work environments, solving complex problems dealing with current/future national security issues.

POSITION DUTIES

The Visual Designer will be the Pulse Support Team’s sole creator of original graphic and video content. The Designer will be integrated within a team that includes IT, information operations, all-source, IO, and language-enabled professionals responsible for communicating with audiences around the world. The ideal candidate will be able to convert the team’s requirements seamlessly into images, infographics, layouts, short video clips, and other designs.

Likewise, the ideal candidate should be able to research the graphics and imagery of a wide variety of cultures and information environments and suggest and create culturally appropriate and compelling content independently.

The position will be located with the Pulse Support Team in Arlington, VA.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Demonstrated imagery and video design experience with a strong portfolio
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art Design, Marketing, or a related discipline and/or an awesome portfolio
  • A working knowledge of graphic and video software packages such as Photoshop, InDesign and Final Cut - we have no preference as to what software you use, all that matters is what you can do
  • Familiarity with foreign languages; left-right languages a huge plus
  • A security clearance is preferred but not required to commence work (a public trust will be required for onboarding).
  • Familiarity with imagery copyrights and stock imagery best practices (let’s avoid lawsuits!)
  • Awareness of how different cultural lenses can affect perception, and ability to incorporate this understanding into the design of products so that we don’t do one of these: https://www.latimes.com/world/asia/la-fg-afghanistan-usmilitary-apology-20170906-story.html

The ideal candidate:

  • Is flexible; comfortable with unstructured fast-paced work, and a lot of it.
  • Can prioritize – there will be more work to do that should be done than can be done.
  • Wants to work in jeans but packs a suit.
  • Is “Humble, Hungry, and Smart”, with an emphasis on Hungry.

SECURITY CLEARANCE

Following a Conditional Offer of Employment (COE), selectee must undergo a background investigation for a Top Secret clearance

REQUIRED MATERIALS

  1. Resume
  2. Cover letter
  3. Design work portfolio - can be sent or shared via Google Drive

HOW TO APPLY

Please submit your application materials to Nathaniel Kahler at nathaniel.kahler@istresearch.com by 5:00pm EST on the application close date listed above.

EXCLUSIVE JOB: Regional Affairs Specialist (Europe) at DHS

Job Title: Regional Affairs Specialist (Europe)
Department: Department of Homeland Security
Agency: : Office of Policy/Office of International Engagement
Salary Range: $51,630 to $97,333/ Per Year
Series & Grade: Regional Affairs Specialist (0301) GS 9/11/12/13
Promotion Potential: GS-13
Application Close Date: Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time
Duty Locations: Washington, DC
Who May Be Considered: NSEP award recipients who have not completed the service requirement in full

POSITION SUMMARY/DUTIES

The incumbent will serve as an international specialist for the European region, working closely with foreign partners, the U.S. interagency and other DHS offices to advance DHS objectives and goals in Europe. With written and verbal briefings, the incumbent will support decision-makers’ engagement in the region through strategic analysis, collaborative planning with the DHS Operational Components (CBP, ICE, USCG, etc.), and policy recommendations.

On behalf of the Secretary and Deputy Secretary, the incumbent will support the Office’s efforts to guide DHS international interactions with European countries and with the European Union (EU) to achieve DHS objectives, including expanded information sharing, coordinated law enforcement operations and investigations, and improved border (air, land, and maritime) security.

The incumbent takes a lead coordinating role in government-to-government bilateral and multilateral processes as well as with U.S. Embassies abroad, foreign Embassies in Washington, interagency partners, and DHS Components. The incumbent extends “homeland security” approaches to risk management through programs that enshrine the principles of co-responsibility and joint management of transatlantic trade, travel, and security.

REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position.
  • You be able to obtain/maintain a Secret security clearance.
  • Relocation Expenses WILL NOT be paid.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Background in European or international studies, public policy, history, law, social science or related field. Experience working in Europe, or with European officials or organizations in the United States is a plus.
  • Demonstrated interest in the regional political and security environment and the ability to assess, identify, and recommend policy options
  • Experience articulating complex problems and developing creative solutions
  • Excellent communication, research, writing, and computer skills
  • Familiarity with DHS’s missions
  • Fluency in French, German, or other major Continental European language preferred but not required

SECURITY CLEARANCE

Selectee must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.

REQUIRED MATERIALS

  1. Resume
  2. Unofficial transcripts
  3. DD-214 (only required for veterans or active duty military)
  4. SF-50 (only required for current or former federal employees)

HOW TO APPLY

Your application is due by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on the application close date indicated above. Failure to follow the application instructions may result in rejection of your application.

You will need to email your application by using the mail tool in NSEPnet. Your application materials must be combined into one PDF file. The order of your documents within the PDF must mirror the order listed in the Required Materials section. Please name the file:

LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME_RAS

Like always, LASTNAME is your last name and FIRSTNAME is your first name. For example, the applicant John Smith would submit an application named SMITH_JOHN_RAS. If you are unable to save Microsoft Word documents in PDF format, or are unable to combine your documents into a single PDF document, several third-party PDF conversion and combination tools exist online. Perform an internet search for "converting Word documents to PDF" or "merging PDF files" to find these tools.

To use NSEPnet Mail you will need to login to https://www.nsepnet.org. The link to NSEPnet Mail is in the top right corner of the homepage. If you cannot login or do not remember your login credentials, please use the Forgot Username tool at https://nsepnet.org/ForgotUsername.aspx or the Forgot Password tool at https://nsepnet.org/ForgotPassword.aspx.

From the NSEPnet mail tool, enter [AleiaMaculam] (brackets included) in the To: field. The subject line for this email must be as follows:

DHS-OP-112019-432

If you cannot attach a PDF document, please first try using Microsoft Internet Explorer. If attaching your documents fails in Internet Explorer, download the latest version of your internet browser and retry the attachment process.

SF-50 and DD-214

If you are a current or former federal employee, you will need to include your SF-50 (or similar document proving federal employment) in your application. If you are a veteran or active duty member of the U.S. military, you will need to include a DD-214 in your application.

HIRING AUTHORITY

The Department of Homeland Security will utilize special hiring authorities (located at Schedule A and 50 U.S. Code §1902) afforded to all NSEP award recipients with active service requirements to make appointments to this position in the excepted service.

EXCLUSIVE JOB: Management Analyst at FEMA

Job Title: Management Analyst
Department: Federal Emergency Management Agency
Agency/Office: National Preparedness Directorate, National Integration Center
Salary Range: $56,233 to $74,759
Series & Grade: GS-09
Promotion Potential: GS-12
Application Close Date: December 10, 2019 at 11:59 PM EST
Duty Location: Washington, DC
Who May Be Considered: NSEP award recipients who have not completed the service requirement in full.

JOB SUMMARY

The ideal candidate for this position will have experience conducting quantitative, qualitative, and data analysis methods; writing recommendations, or presentations; ability to multi-task on several projects and strong oral and written skills. The starting salary is between $57,510 (GS-09, step 1) with promotion potential to GS-12 ($38,398).

Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the National Preparedness Directorate, National Integration Center team within FEMA, located in Washington, DC.

DUTIES

  • Providing all administrative support to primarily Director, then the Deputy Director in all things related to travel, calendar, scheduling, document control, Director task assignment tracking to Branch Chiefs, and absence/telework tracking of NIC leadership team
  • Serving as alternate NIC Action Officer
  • Supporting the day to day functionality of the NIC intranet site.
  • Developing with the Director the annual SES Performance Plans and the Annual SES Executive Accomplishment record
  • Maintaining the Director and Deputy Director Training and Leadership Development plans
  • Assisting with the development of NIC vision and strategic vision to ensure we continue to align with the FEMA mission and goals
  • Serving as division liaison and represent NIC director and deputy director
  • Facilitating and coordinating the morning stand-up meetings, weekly leadership meetings and All-Hands Meetings
  • Assisting with the coordination NIC engagement activities
  • Maintaining the NIC Director’s daily briefing folder
  • Serving as liaison between other executive leadership and offices on behalf of NIC Director and Deputy Director

REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this position
  • You must successfully pass a background investigation
  • Selective Service registration is required
  • Current federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements
  • You must be able to obtain and maintain a Government credit card
  • Occasional travel may be required for this position

QUALIFICATIONS

Current Federal employees must have served 52-weeks at the next lower grade or equivalent grade band in the Federal Service. The time-in-grade requirements must be met within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.

You qualify for this position at the GS-09 level (starting at $57,570) if you possess the following:

One full year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade (GS-05) in the Federal Service. This experience may have been gained in the federal government, a state or local government, a non-profit organization, the private sector, or as a volunteer; however, your resume must clearly describe at least one year of specialized experience. Examples of specialized experience would typically include but are not limited to:

  • Designing, developing, and implement program improvements
  • Researching programs to identify and recommend program options

OR

  • Master’s or equivalent graduate degree; OR two (2) full years of progressively higher level gradyate education leading to such a degree OR LL.B or J.D., if related

OR

  • A combination of experience and education

HOW TO APPLY

Your application is due by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on the application close date indicated above. Failure to follow the application instructions may result in rejection of your application.

Resume and Supporting Materials

You will need to email your application by using the mail tool in NSEPnet. Your application materials must be combined into one PDF file. The order of your documents within the PDF must mirror the order listed in the Required Materials section. Please name the file:

LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME_FEMA

Like always, LASTNAME is your last name and FIRSTNAME is your first name. For example, the applicant John Smith would submit an application named SMITH_JOHN_FEMA. If you are unable to save Microsoft Word documents in PDF format, or are unable to combine your documents into a single PDF document, several third-party PDF conversion and combination tools exist online. Perform an internet search for "converting Word documents to PDF" or "merging PDF files" to find these tools.

To use NSEPnet Mail you will need to login to https://www.nsepnet.org. The link to NSEPnet Mail is in the top right corner of the homepage. If you cannot login or do not remember your login credentials, please use the Forgot Username tool at https://nsepnet.org/ForgotUsername.aspx or the Forgot Password tool at https://nsepnet.org/ForgotPassword.aspx.

From the NSEPnet mail tool, enter [AleiaMaculam] (brackets included) in the To: field. The subject line for this email must be as follows:

DHS-FEMA-112019-430

If you cannot attach a PDF document, please first try using Microsoft Internet Explorer. If attaching your documents fails in Internet Explorer, download the latest version of your internet browser and retry the attachment process.

SF-50 and DD-214

If you are a current or former federal employee, you will need to include your SF-50 (or similar document proving federal employment) in your application. If you are a veteran or active duty member of the U.S. military, you will need to include a DD-214 in your application.

Letter of Certification

You DO NOT need to request a Letter of Certification for this exclusive position.
FEATURED JOB: Many Vacancies at the Defense Language Institute
Please be aware that the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command and U.S. Army Installation Management Command are recruiting for a number of positions based in Monterey, CA. For more information and to apply, please see the USAJOBS links below.


Foreign Language Teacher - Korean (Assistant Professor) (Intermittent)
Close date11/15/2019
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/539305500

Foreign Language Teacher – Chinese-Mandarin (Assistant Professor)
Close date: 11/19/2019
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/539894900

Foreign Language Teacher – Russian (Assistant Professor)
Close date: 11/25/2019
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/540763700

Foreign Language Teacher – Russian (Senior Instructor)
Close date: 11/25/2019
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/540764200

Foreign Language Teacher – Russian (Instructor)
Close date: 11/25/2019
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/540766100
Foreign Language Teacher – Hebrew (Senior Instructor)
Close date: 12/11/2019
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/542545600

Foreign Language Teacher – Hebrew (Assistant Professor)
Close date: 12/11/2019
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/542529900

Foreign Language Teacher-Modern Standard Arabic/Levantine (Senior Instructor)
Close date: 02/03/2020
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/547345600

Foreign Language Teacher – Russian (Assistant Professor) (Intermittent)
Close date02/03/2020
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/547357200

Foreign Language Teacher – Persian Farsi (Assistant Professor)
Close date: 10/31/2019
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/548906700

Foreign Language Teacher – Korean (Assistant Professor)
Close date: 02/10/2020
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/548957400

Associate Professor (Registrar)
Close date: 11/21/2019
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/549328000

Foreign Language Teacher – Russian (Assistant Professor)
Close date: 11/12/2019
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/549588800

Information Technology Specialist (Infosec/Datamgmt)
Close date: 11/05/2019
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/549458100

Supervisory Information Technology Specialist (INFOSEC)
Close date: 11/08/2019
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/549999900

Child and Youth Program Assistant CY-01/02
Close date: 11/18/2019
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/545781100
FEATURED JOB: Linguist and Intelligence Analyst at Acclaim Technical Services

Job Title: Linguist and Language-Enabled Intelligence Analyst
Company: Acclaim Technical Services
Salary Range: Negotiable based on language test scores
Application Close Date: Ongoing
Duty Locations: Northern VA

Position Summary

ATS, a leading language and intelligence services company, is seeking language-enabled intelligence professionals to support the collection, translation, processing, exploitation, analysis, and production of foreign language material to support a wide range of U.S. Federal agencies. Successful candidates thrive in fast paced, high impact roles and work as part of a diverse team of individuals with a wide range of backgrounds and experiences. Most positions provide the opportunity to travel to both domestic and foreign locations.

ATS employees directly support Federal clients in dynamic work environments across the globe. ATS is an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) company that provides each employee an equity stake in the company's success and growth. Our employees provide Federal clients a comprehensive set of language, all-source analysis, collection support, targeting, exploitation, production, and reporting services.

Qualifications

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI security clearance, preferably with a polygraph
  • Score ILR 3 or higher in translation and/or speaking and listening in a foreign language and English
  • U.S. military or foreign residence experience preferred

Position Duties

Depending on the position, a linguist may provide any or all the following services in any given day:

  • Read, write, and/or speak proficiently in a foreign language and English
  • Translate general and technical material to and from the target language and English while maintaining the integrity and meaning of the original material
  • Provide interpretation between source language and English in a variety of settings
  • Provide summaries/gists in an efficient, easily digestible format
  • Scan and monitor material in both the target language and English
  • Edit and provide quality control on linguist products
  • Scan large amounts of material and triage material for processing
  • Create and format graphics and tables for presentation
  • Collect and select items from published, online, and broadcast media
  • Write reports and analyses highlighting trends, patterns, and relationships and offer supported judgements
  • Conduct workflow, assigning and tracking tasks of team members
  • Blog or conduct content management of websites drawing from linguist and cultural knowledge
  • Provide language training, teaching both basic and specialized vocabulary

ATS’ federal customers are seeking officers with varying languages including:

  • Arabic
  • Russian
  • Chinese
  • Farsi
  • Korean
  • Dari
  • Pashto
  • French
  • Kurdish
  • Somali
  • Turkish
  • Ukrainian
  • Urdu
  • Spanish
  • Serbo-Croatian
  • Indonesian/Malay
  • Thai
  • Tagalog
  • Burmese

Required Materials

  1. Resume

Application Instructions

Please email your resume to Mr. Trevor Veech at t.veech@acclaimtechnical.com. The subject line of your email must be the following:

Linguist and Intelligence Analyst Application (NSEP)

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