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EXCLUSIVE JOB: Policy Analyst (CIR) with the Department of Homeland Security

Job Title: Policy Analyst
Department: Department of Homeland Security
Agency: Office of Policy/ Cyber Infrastructure and Resilience Policy
Salary Range: $53,435 to $77,490/ Per Year
Series & Grade: Policy Analyst (0301) GS 9/11/12
Promotion Potential: GS-12
Application Close Date: October 30, 2017 at 5 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 a Policy Analyst with DHS Cyber, Infrastructure and Resilience Policy and will work with DHS and interagency stakeholders to resolve or advance cybersecurity policy issues that impact DHS, the private sector, the international community, as well as State, local and tribal governments.

Specifically, the incumbent will work with DHS operational components (e.g. National Protection and Programs Directorate, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, United States Secret Service, United States Coast Guard) and external agencies (e.g. Department of State, Department of Defense, Commerce, Justice and others) to develop cross-cutting policies in response to cybersecurity challenges that confront the homeland security enterprise.

The incumbent would also assist in developing and reviewing position papers, technical policy documents, long-range strategies and plans, and other policy or strategic recommendations for consideration for DHS leadership; reviewing and analyzing new and proposed legislation, regulations, strategies, and policy initiatives to assess the impact on DHS and existing policies, strategies, programs and operations; and participating in specialized cybersecurity projects and initiatives.

REQUIREMENTS

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

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Background in public policy, public administration, computer science, cybersecurity or information systems/security management, or related fields
  • Experience articulating complex problems and developing creative solutions within aggressive deadlines
  • Experience researching complex public policy subject areas from diverse sources and recommending policy options
  • Excellent communication, research and writing skills
  • Interpersonal skills necessary to interact with an executive audience

SECURITY CLEARANCE

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

REQUIRED MATERIALS

  1. Resume
  2. Transcripts (unofficial copies)
  3. SF-50 (only required for current or former federal employees)
  4. DD-214 (only required for veterans or active duty military)
  5. Service Agreement Report (submitted via NSEPnet, not attached in your application)

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

These applications are due by 5:00 PM Eastern Time on the application close date indicated above. Failure to follow the application instructions may result in rejection of your application. As these applications will be passed on to a number of individuals throughout the hiring agency, please do not address the cover letters to Aleia Maculam. Cover letters should be tailored to the position and generically addressed to the division mentioned above.

Resume and Supporting Materials

Please combine your application materials into one PDF file named:

LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME_PA

For example, the candidate Aleia Maculam would submit an application named MACULAM_ALEIA_PA. 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.

You will need to email your application by using the mail tool in NSEPnet. 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-102017-241

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.

HIRING AUTHORITY

The Department of Homeland Security will utilize the Schedule A and/or NDAA 13 hiring authorities afforded to all NSEP award recipients with active service requirements to make appointments to this position in the excepted service.
EXCLUSIVE JOB: Management and Program Analyst with the Department of Homeland Security

Job Title: Management and Program Analyst
Department: Department of Homeland Security
Agency: Customs and Border Protection
Office: Office of Trade (several offices)
Salary Range: $66,510.00 – $123,234.00 per year
Series & Grade: GS-11/12/13
Promotion Potential: GS-13
Application Close Date: October 27, 2017 at 5:00 PM Eastern Time
Duty Locations: Washington, DC and Alexandria, VA
Who May Be Considered: NSEP award recipients who have not completed the service requirement in full.

POSITION SUMMARY/DUTIES

  • Assist in implementing, coordinating, and overseeing a variety of management programs impacting U.S. Customs and Border Protection mission activities;
  • Evaluate policies in assigned program areas, recommend actions to achieve organizational objectives, and recommend future program objectives and improvements;
  • Plan, schedule, and conduct projects aimed at improving the efficiency or effectiveness of program operations;
  • Establish deadlines and expectations, set priorities, and monitor program activities to ensure the timely completion of assignments;
  • Assist in planning, executing, and evaluating trade program and policy areas;
  • Research and analyze international trade agreements, legislation, policies, and activities to determine risk and impact on Agency operations;
  • Support the design, implementation, tracking, monitoring, and evaluation of actions concerned with international trade law enforcement policy;
  • Communicate with all levels of management;
  • Facilitate coordinated communication between the Office of Trade and outside entities and maintain high visibility on the Office of Trade’s top priorities;
  • Manage taskings, deliverables, and correspondence. Ensure that the appropriate subject matter experts are engaged to respond to all requests;
  • Ensure that Congressional Reports and responses to Congressional and Stakeholder Correspondence are submitted in a timely manner.

REQUIREMENTS

If you are using education to qualify for this position, Transcripts are required. Transcripts from a college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education are required if you are basing your qualifications on education. For a listing of accredited U.S. schools, please visit: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. For graduates of foreign universities, an evaluation of all course work from an organization recognized as specializing in interpretation of credentials is required. For a list of accredited agencies for foreign education, please visit: http://www.naces.org/members.htm.

If you transferred academic credits from study abroad to an accredited U.S.-based institution (and these credits appear on your transcript from the U.S.-based institution), then you may submit just the transcripts from your U.S.-based institution.

QUALIFICATIONS

GS-11: You qualify at the GS-11 level if you possess one year of specialized experience that included studying clerical work processes to identify, analyze, and recommend solutions to problems, and using analytical techniques such as literature searches, work measurement, task analysis and job restructuring, productivity charting, staff to workload ratios, organization design, space planning, questionnaires, flowcharting, graphing, and statistics to assess management processes, systems and mission support programs.

GS-12: You qualify at the GS-12 level if you possess one (1) year of specialized experience that equipped you with the skills needed to successfully perform the duties of the position. Examples include conducting studies, analyzing findings and making recommendations on substantive operating programs; conducting detailed analyses of complex functions and work processes such as production standards, workloads, and appropriate staffing levels; developing guidance on management evaluation techniques; and developing manuals and directives.

GS-13: You qualify at the GS-13 level if you possess one (1) year of specialized experience that equipped you with the skills needed to perform the job duties. Examples include conducting studies, analyzing findings and making recommendations on substantive operating programs that required applying a knowledge of qualitative and quantitative analytical techniques along with a knowledge of the mission, organization, and work processes of the programs and the relationships of administrative support activities; conducting detailed analyses of complex functions and work processes including the examination of production standards, workloads, nonproductive time, and deviations from standards to determine validated staffing requirements for the function studied; performing a wide variety of analytical studies and projects related to management improvement, productivity improvement, management controls, and long-range planning including developing guidance on techniques for management and methods improvement, analyzing and advising on proposed reorganizations or realignment of functions, and developing manuals and directives.

Substitution for Education

GS-11: Successful completion of a Ph.D. or equivalent Doctoral degree, or 3 full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to such a degree in an accredited college or university, or an LL.M. (if related), may be substituted for experience at this grade level. Such education must demonstrate the skills needed to do the work. A course of study in business administration, public administration, or related fields is qualifying. One year of full-time graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that the school attended has determined to represent one year of full-time study. If that information cannot be obtained from the school, 54 semester hours should be considered as satisfying the 3 years of full-time study requirement.

Combining Experience and Education: To combine your education and experience, you must convert each to a percentage, and then add the percentages. If your education is currently described in quarter hours, multiply by the fraction 2/3 to convert into semester hours then divide the semester hours by 18. To determine your percentage of qualifying experience, divide your total months of experience by the required number of months of experience. Add your percentages together. The total must equal at least 100% in order to qualify.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

SECURITY CLEARANCE

Selectee must be able to obtain a critical sensitive security clearance.

REQUIRED MATERIALS

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Official transcripts from all college education (see Note under Basic Education Requirements regarding instructions on how to include transcripts from foreign colleges and universities)
  4. SF-50 or similar document (only required for current or former federal employees)
  5. DD-214 (only required for veterans or active duty military)
  6. Service Agreement Report submitted via NSEPnet (this requirement is optional if you last submitted a SAR within the past 7 days)

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

These applications are due by 5:00 PM Eastern Time on the application close date indicated above. Failure to follow the application instructions may result in rejection of your application. As these applications will be passed on to a number of individuals throughout the hiring agency, please do not address the cover letters to Linnea Johnson or Aleia Maculam. Cover letters should be tailored to the position and generically addressed to the division mentioned above.

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 named:

LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME_DHS-MPA

Like always, LASTNAME is your last name and FIRSTNAME is your first name. For example, the applicant Linnea Johnson would submit an application named JOHNSON_LINNEA_DHS-MPA. 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-CBP-102017-239

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.

HIRING AUTHORITY

The Department of Defense will utilize the Schedule A and/or NDAA 13 hiring authorities afforded to all NSEP award recipients with active service requirements to make appointments to this position in the excepted service.
EXCLUSIVE JOB: Correspondence Analyst with the Department of Homeland Security

Job Title: Correspondence Analyst
Department: Department of Homeland Security
Agency: Office of Policy/ Executive Secretariat
Salary Range: $53,435.00 to $84,044.00 Per Year
Series & Grade: Correspondence Analyst (0301) GS 9/11
Promotion Potential: GS-13
Open Period: October 12, 2017 to October 26, 2017
Duty Locations: Washington, DC
Who May Be Considered: NSEP award recipients who have not completed the service requirement in full.

POSITION SUMMARY

This position is located in the DHS Office of Policy (PLCY). PLCY provides policy development, coordination, strategy, planning, and analysis to the DHS Secretary and other Departmental leaders to facilitate decision-making and other critical matters that may arise in a dynamic homeland security threat environment. PLCY is responsible for strengthening our Nation’s homeland security by developing DHS-wide policies, programs, and planning to promote and ensure quality, consistency, and integration across all homeland security missions.

Within DHS, PLCY serves as a required coordinator for all materials prepared for the Secretary, Deputy Secretary, and other Senior Leadership of Homeland Security, and as such, the incumbent has the critical responsibility for ensuring the quality of materials and the appropriate flow and control of priority correspondence received from and transmitted to the White House, Congress, other Federal agencies, the private sector, and the general public. The incumbent maintains an awareness and understanding of all policy formulation and development within PLCY to facilitate and proactively manage all incoming/outgoing correspondence, congressional reports and testimony, and briefing materials.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Background in international studies, public policy, social science or related field
  • Experience with articulating complex problems and developing creative solutions
  • Familiarity with DHS’s missions
  • Excellent writing, editing, and research skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively with staff including the Assistant Secretary’s immediate staff, Senior departmental managers, and other high-level officials with the Office and from other Components of the Department.

REQUIREMENTS

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

SECURITY CLEARANCE

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

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS

  1. Resume
  2. Transcripts (unofficial copies)
  3. SF-50 or similar document (only required for current or former federal employees)
  4. DD-214 (only required for veterans or active duty military)

  • Service Agreement Report (submitted via NSEPnet, not attached in your application)

HOW TO APPLY

Your application is due by 5:00 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 (i.e. resume first, transcript second, etc.) Please name the file:

LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME_PLCY

Like always, LASTNAME is your last name and FIRSTNAME is your first name. For example, the applicant Linnea Johnson would submit an application named JOHNSON_LINNEA_PLCY. 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-PLCY-102017-240

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 the Schedule A and/or NDAA 10 hiring authorities afforded to all NSEP award recipients with active service requirements to make appointments to this position.

EXCLUSIVE JOB: Analytical & Administrative Support Services Specialist with Alutiiq (contractor)

Job Title: Analytical & Administrative Support Services Specialist
Salary Range: Competitive
Duty Locations: Alexandria, VA
Who May Be Considered: NSEP award recipients who have not completed the service requirement in full

POSITION SUMMARY

The Analytical & Admin Support Services Specialist will be involved in making contact with individuals who are recipients of National Security Education Program (NSEP) funding to study critical foreign languages/cultures.

Currently, there is a backlog of award recipients who have not yet reported progress in completing their service obligation.

The Analytical & Admin Support Services Specialist shall identify award recipients who have not begun fulfilling their Congressionally-mandated Service Requirement; track correspondence; contact award recipients via multiple venues, including in-person, over the phone, through mail, email, and other publicly-available methods, as necessary; and prepare and send hard-copy Service Requirement notification letters to backlogged awardees.

REQUIRED SKILLS

  • Bachelor's Degree, preferably in Area/Language Studies, Business, International Affairs,
  • Social Sciences and Graphic Design
  • Critical thinking/analytical skills
  • Experience or familiarity with international education, regional or cultural studies, and foreign language education
  • Excellent written, listening and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience in the Microsoft suite of applications
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Desire to work in a team-oriented environment
  • Ability to set own priorities and work independently without immediate supervision
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative, problem-solve, and adapt to changing situations

REQUIRED MATERIALS

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter

Application Instructions

To apply for this position, please see the following link:

https://alutiiq-openhire.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&jobid=221&source=ONLINE&JobOwner=992412&company_id=17183&version=1&byBusinessUnit=&bycountry=&bystate=&byRegion=&bylocation=&keywords=&byCat=&proximityCountry=&postalCode=&radiusDistance=&isKilometers=&tosearch=no&city=

EXCLUSIVE JOB: Program Support Specialist at National Defense University

Job Title: Program Support Specialist (Position #82170)
Agency/Office: International Student Management Office, National Defense University
Department: Department of Defense
Salary Range: Approximately $40,000-$47,000
Series & Grade: GS-0301-07
Promotion Potential: GS-0301-09
Application Close Date: October 31, 2017 at 5:00 PM Eastern Time
Duty Locations: National Defense University, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington DC
Who May Be Considered: NSEP award recipients who have not completed the service requirement in full.

POSITION SUMMARY/OFFICE DESCRIPTION

Serves as Program Support Specialist providing support for all international fellows as part of the International Student Management Office (ISMO) within the National Defense University. The National Defense University (NDU) is the nation’s preeminent joint institution for education, research and outreach in national and international security. Established in 1976, NDU is dedicated to educating, developing and inspiring national security leaders. The International Student Management Office is the administrative home to all international students attending NDU in-residence. Aligned with the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff’s priorities, military and civilian officials from across the globe study at NDU. ISMO provides programmatic and practical support for NDU’s international students and their families.

ISMO hosts over a hundred international students from 60 different countries. ISMO is responsible for the administrative affairs of the visiting international students, planning and executing a Summer Academic program for new students, and implementing the Field Study Program, an intensive, active learning experience for international students which consists of 12 individual travel opportunities throughout the United States designed to expose international students to American culture and institutions as well as American values such as rule of law and respect for human rights. More information on ISMO may be found at http://ismo.ndu.edu/.

POSITION DUTIES

  • Assists in development and implementation of eight-week Summer Academic program for newly arrived international students and a comprehensive 52-week Field Study Program.
  • Provides support to the management of sponsor program, linking international students to sponsor families during their stay in the United States.
  • Provides support in the management of the ISMO web portals (both internal and external).
  • Assists in the development and publication of documents, articles and brochures for academic purposes, administrative purposes and for public outreach.
  • Provides administrative support during the Summer Academic program and throughout the school year to international students to include, pre-arrival registration, arrival coordination, administrative in processing and registration, familiarization with American institutions and living conditions, and facilitation of personal and family requirements such as housing, transportation, medical care and coverage, financial support and school registration.
  • Assists in planning, organizing and scheduling of local area tours and community cultural activities both with international students and/or their families.
  • Assists in management of integrative spouse and family network program.
  • Coordinates with National Defense University college deans, institute directors and other University leaders to plan, conduct and evaluate extracurricular programs, professional visits or conferences and official ceremonies undertaken by the international students.
  • Provides administrative support to international students as well as ISMO staff in regards to travel planning and execution, purchasing office materials, and IT system management.
  • Assists in the preparation of timely schedules of international student events; forecasts all international student events and NDU sponsored events which impact international students.
  • Supports long range planning of office operations; evaluates current effectiveness of international student programs and recommends adjustments.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Position is 40 hours a week with overtime 15-20% of the time
  • Travel in the Washington DC area and within the US is required. Field study trips may be up to 10 days in length.
  • Valid driver’s license required.
  • Incumbent must pass urinalysis testing as required prior to appointment and periodically thereafter

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree (preferably in international relations, area studies, security studies or business administration)
  • Skill in written and oral communications
  • Knowledge and skill in utilizing management information systems, office automation systems, and computer applications (most commonly Microsoft Office suite)
  • Basic knowledge of content management for web pages, intranet portal sites and other electronic mediums
  • Knowledge gained through formal education or specialized experience of the various religious, ethnic, cultural and dietary habits and national customs of potential international students
  • Ability to deal with high-level foreign and domestic government officials, civilians and military officers as both students and guests

SECURITY CLEARANCE

Following a Conditional Offer of Employment (COE), selectee must undergo a background investigation for a LOCAL AGENCY CHECK security clearance.

REQUIRED MATERIALS

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

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

These applications are due by 5:00 PM Eastern Time on the application close date indicated above. Failure to follow the application instructions may result in rejection of your application. As these applications will be passed on to a number of individuals throughout the hiring agency, please do not address the cover letters to Linnea Johnson or Aleia Maculam. Cover letters should be tailored to the position and generically addressed to the division mentioned above.

Resume and Supporting Materials

Please combine your application materials into one PDF file named:

LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME_PSS

For example, the candidate Linnea Johnson would submit an application named JOHNSON_LINNEA_PSS. 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.

You will need to email your application by using the mail tool in NSEPnet. 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:

DoD-NDU-102017-250

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.

HIRING AUTHORITY

The National Defense University will utilize the Schedule A and/or NDAA 13 hiring authorities afforded to all NSEP award recipients with active service requirements to make appointments to this position in the excepted service.
EXCLUSIVE JOB: Contract Linguist (Arabic Dialects) at the National Virtual Translation Center

Job Title: Contract Linguist (Algerian, Moroccan, Tunisian, Sudanese)
Department: National Virtual Translation Center
Agency: FBI/NVTC
Salary Range: $33.00 to $42.00 per hour
Series & Grade: N/A, 1099 Contractor
Promotion Potential: Potential federal employment with grade determination based on education, experience and direct work-related experience.
Application Close Date: October 20 at 5:00 PM Eastern Time
Duty Locations: Nationwide including Washington, D.C., Boston, MA, Salt Lake City, UT, and Monterey, CA.
Who May Be Considered: NSEP award recipients who have not completed the service requirement in full.

POSITION SUMMARY/OFFICE DESCRIPTION

The mission of the NVTC is to provide and facilitate timely and accurate translation services of foreign language material to the elements of the Intelligence Community and other federal government agencies at the national level. The center offers a comprehensive set of language services to the federal government, with source material processed in a wide variety of formats: handwritten, typewritten, and electronically or digitally produced documents; microfilm; audio; video; and web-based content.

POSITION DUTIES

  • Full translation: Complete and accurate rendering of source material into a grammatically and colloquially correct product in the target language; translation can be from a foreign language source into English or from English into a foreign language
  • Partial translation: Rendering of designated portions of the source material into a product in the target language
  • Targeted translation: Partial rendering of the original material that pertains to specific items (people, places, things, etc.) designated by requestor
  • Full transcription: Word-for-word rendering of audio or video material into the original source language
  • Full translation + full transcription: Word-for-word rendering of audio or video material into the original source language plus complete and accurate rendering of source material into a grammatically and colloquially correct product in the target language
  • Gist: Brief description (in English or target language) that includes the Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How from the contents of the original material
  • Targeted gist: Brief description (in English or target language) of portion(s) of the original material that pertain to specific items (people, places, things, etc.) designated by the requestor
  • Summary: Translation that reflects the main points of the entire contents of the material in an abbreviated and concise manner and includes the Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How; similar to a synopsis
  • Targeted summary: Translation that reflects the main points of portion(s) of the original material that pertain to specific items (people, places, things, etc.) designated by the requestor
  • Quality control review: Review of previously translated material to ensure a technically and linguistically accurate product
  • Language identification: Identification of the language in a source file in textual, audio or visual form
  • Cataloguing: Brief scan of material to identify specific data, which is then filled into pre-defined templates

REQUIREMENTS

Candidates must be U.S. citizens who can pass a language test in an Arabic dialect (Algerian, Moroccan, Tunisia, and Sudanese)and the English language. They must be able to obtain a Top Secret Security Clearance and be able to translate a wide variety of foreign language material into English and into the foreign language. Education and experience in a wide variety of areas, as well as a deep knowledge of culture is a plus.

Residency Requirement

Candidates must have resided in the U.S. for three of the last five years.

QUALIFICATIONS

Candidates must have a professional level language skill level (ILR 3) in the foreign language and have this certified by FBI Language Testing.

SECURITY CLEARANCE

Upon successfully passing FBI Language Testing, selectee must undergo a background investigation for a Top Secret Clearance.

REQUIRED MATERIALS

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter (please include your duty location preferences)
  3. Completed NVTC application form
  4. DD-214 (only required for veterans or active duty military)
  5. SF-50 (only required for current or former federal employees)

NVTC APPLICATION FORM

The NVTC application form can only be accessed through the mail tool in your NSEPnet account.

In order for your application to be processed, all questions must be answered.

For your reference, an FAQ to employment at the NVTC/FBI is also available through the mail tool in your NSEPnet account. Please carefully review the FAQ to determine your eligibility for this position.

HOW TO APPLY

Your application is due by 5:00 PM Eastern Time on the application close date indicated above. Failure to follow the application instructions may result in rejection of your application.

As these applications will be passed on to a number of individuals throughout the hiring agency, please do not address the cover letters to Aleia Maculam or Linnea Johnson. Cover letters should be tailored to the position and generically addressed to the division mentioned above.

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_DIALECT

As always, LASTNAME is your last name, FIRSTNAME is your first name. For example, the applicant Linnea Johnson with profiency in Moroccan Arabic would submit an application named JOHNSON_LINNEA_MOROCCAN. 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:

FBI-NVTC-092017-605

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
EXCLUSIVE JOB: Contract Linguist (Kurdish) at National Virtual Translation Center

Job Title: Contract Linguist (Kurdish)
Department: National Virtual Translation Center
Agency: FBI/NVTC
Salary Range: $33.00 to $42.00 per hour
Series & Grade: N/A, 1099 Contractor
Promotion Potential: Potential federal employment with grade determination based on education, experience and direct work-related experience.
Application Close Date: October 20 at 5:00 PM Eastern Time
Duty Locations: Nationwide including Washington, D.C., Boston, MA, Salt Lake City, UT, and Monterey, CA.
Who May Be Considered: NSEP award recipients who have not completed the service requirement in full.

POSITION SUMMARY/OFFICE DESCRIPTION

The mission of the NVTC is to provide and facilitate timely and accurate translation services of foreign language material to the elements of the Intelligence Community and other federal government agencies at the national level. The center offers a comprehensive set of language services to the federal government, with source material processed in a wide variety of formats: handwritten, typewritten, and electronically or digitally produced documents; microfilm; audio; video; and web-based content.

POSITION DUTIES

  • Full translation: Complete and accurate rendering of source material into a grammatically and colloquially correct product in the target language; translation can be from a foreign language source into English or from English into a foreign language
  • Partial translation: Rendering of designated portions of the source material into a product in the target language
  • Targeted translation: Partial rendering of the original material that pertains to specific items (people, places, things, etc.) designated by requestor
  • Full transcription: Word-for-word rendering of audio or video material into the original source language
  • Full translation + full transcription: Word-for-word rendering of audio or video material into the original source language plus complete and accurate rendering of source material into a grammatically and colloquially correct product in the target language
  • Gist: Brief description (in English or target language) that includes the Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How from the contents of the original material
  • Targeted gist: Brief description (in English or target language) of portion(s) of the original material that pertain to specific items (people, places, things, etc.) designated by the requestor
  • Summary: Translation that reflects the main points of the entire contents of the material in an abbreviated and concise manner and includes the Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How; similar to a synopsis
  • Targeted summary: Translation that reflects the main points of portion(s) of the original material that pertain to specific items (people, places, things, etc.) designated by the requestor
  • Quality control review: Review of previously translated material to ensure a technically and linguistically accurate product
  • Language identification: Identification of the language in a source file in textual, audio or visual form
  • Cataloguing: Brief scan of material to identify specific data, which is then filled into pre-defined templates

REQUIREMENTS

Candidates must be U.S. citizens who can pass a language test in a Kurdish dialect (Sorani or Kurmanji) and the English language. They must be able to obtain a Top Secret Security Clearance and be able to translate a wide variety of foreign language material into English and into the foreign language. Education and experience in a wide variety of areas, as well as a deep knowledge of culture is a plus.

Residency Requirement

Candidates must have resided in the U.S. for three of the last five years.

QUALIFICATIONS

Candidates must have a professional level language skill level (ILR 3) in the foreign language and have this certified by FBI Language Testing.

SECURITY CLEARANCE

Upon successfully passing FBI Language Testing, selectee must undergo a background investigation for a Top Secret Clearance.

REQUIRED MATERIALS

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter (please include your duty location preferences)
  3. Completed NVTC application form
  4. DD-214 (only required for veterans or active duty military)
  5. SF-50 (only required for current or former federal employees)

NVTC APPLICATION FORM

The NVTC application form can only be accessed through the mail tool in your NSEPnet account.

In order for your application to be processed, all questions must be answered.

For your reference, an FAQ to employment at the NVTC/FBI is also available through the mail tool in your NSEPnet account. Please carefully review the FAQ to determine your eligibility for this position.

HOW TO APPLY

Your application is due by 5:00 PM Eastern Time on the application close date indicated above. Failure to follow the application instructions may result in rejection of your application.

As these applications will be passed on to a number of individuals throughout the hiring agency, please do not address the cover letters to Aleia Maculam or Linnea Johnson. Cover letters should be tailored to the position and generically addressed to the division mentioned above.

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_KURDISH

As always, LASTNAME is your last name, FIRSTNAME is your first name. For example, the applicant Linnea Johnson would submit an application named JOHNSON_LINNEA_KURDISH. 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:

FBI-NVTC-092017-604

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: Russian Social Media Analyst at COLSA (federal contractor)

Job Title: Russian Social Media Analyst
Company: COLSA
Salary Range: Competitive
Application Close Date: :10/26/2017
Duty Locations: Tampa, FL

Position Summary/Duties

COLSA Corporation is currently seeking experienced candidates for a Russian Social Media Analyst for Tampa, FL in support of EUCOM operations. The selected applicant will read, analyze, and draft communications regarding regional and ideological discussions in specified foreign language media environments. The analyst will develop and maintain close familiarity with designated regional issues, and be able to draw upon publicly available online information resources. Analyze current media statements or postings to predict trends and identify key communicators. High-level reading and writing capability in the assigned language, incorporating custom social media solutions, to understand the current online environment, to then communicate these trends effectively. Working knowledge of online social media, and different technologies are required. Keep documentation such as notes, informative papers, and/or white papers written in English. Some travel may be required.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in related field such as marketing, journalism or mass communications or other related field required
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of related experience including marketing or social media management experience.
  • Foreign Language: Proficiency in Russian reading and written communications.
  • Working knowledge of desktop applications, world-wide web and social media
  • US Citizenship required. Must be able to obtain and maintain a DoD clearance

Preferred Qualifications

  • Valid DoD clearance
  • IO/MISO experience

Security Clearance

  • Applicant selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Following a Conditional Offer of Employment (COE), selectee must undergo a background investigation for a SECRET security clearance.

Required Materials

  1. Resume
  2. Cover letter

Application Instructions

Candidates must apply online by visiting: https://colsa-openhire.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobInfo&version=1&jobid=2124

EXCLUSIVE: NSEP Service Webinars

We are excited to announce the continuation of our NSEP webinar series! Webinars will be hosted on a monthly basis and will focus on the service requirement, non-traditional paths to fulfilling your service requirement, security clearances, and interviewing tips.

Please see below for the current schedule and link to register. If you are unable to attend, webinars will be recorded and posted on the NSEPnet home page.

We want to hear from you! If you have suggestions or requests for content, please feel free to send your ideas to us at nsep@nsep.gov.


NSEP Service Webinars

Understanding Your NSEP Service Requirement
Date: Friday, September 1 from 12:30-1:30 pm ET
Description: Tune in for a refresher course on your NSEP service obligation! This session will cover qualifying jobs, tiers of service, important deadlines and requirements, as well as common questions about NSEP policy.

Non-Traditional Paths to Fulfilling Your Service Requirement
Date: Tuesday, September 19 from 12:30-1:30 pm ET
Description: This session will discuss resources for those interested in pursuing careers in STEM, medicine, law, and education and address how to request service credit for non-traditional career paths.

Interviewing Tips
Date: Tuesday, October 17 from 12:30-1:30 pm ET
Description: This webinar will cover everything you need to ace your federal job interviews! Topics will include how to prepare, common interview questions, how to format your answers, and more!

Security Clearances
Date: Tuesday, November 7 from 12:30-1:30 pm ET
Description: This presentation will demystify the security clearance process and offer advice on how to ensure your clearance moves as quickly and smoothly as possible.

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