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FEATURED JOB: Program Manager for the Chinese Overseas Flagship Program

Job Title: Program Manager for the Chinese Overseas Flagship Capstone Program
Company: American Councils for International Education
Duty Locations: Washington, DC

Position Summary

Funded by the National Security Education Program (NSEP), the Chinese Overseas Flagship Program is designed to train superior speakers of Chinese through intensive overseas study and practical, professional experience. The Program Manager oversees two American Councils Chinese Overseas Flagship Programs: one, located at Beijing Union University, provides intensive, yearlong Chinese language instruction, internships, cultural activities, and structured opportunities for students to maximize their immersion in the host country culture. The second, based in Nanjing, prepares and supports students as they participate in full-time, professional internships in their fields of interest; it is administered in collaboration with Brigham Young University.

The Program Manager is responsible for the program’s daily administration, overall quality, direction, and financial oversight. He/she supervises staff abroad and in the U.S. to recruit, select, and support approximately 50-75 program participants each academic year. The Program Manager ensures the provision of outstanding student support abroad, oversees the academic program, responds to student concerns, and collaborates with American Councils senior staff, institutional partners, and funders to maximize learning outcomes. The Program Manager reports to the American Councils Director of Flagship Overseas Programs.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversees daily operation of Chinese Overseas Flagship Programs in Nanjing and Beijing, China;
  • Develops program policies and protocols in consultation with Flagship Director to ensure outstanding overseas student support and overall program quality;
  • Works with Resident Director and other overseas staff to ensure academic oversight of the Chinese Flagship Program, to address student concerns regarding academics, and to facilitate adjustments to curricula in consultation with the Chinese Academic Director, the Flagship Director, and domestic partners;
  • Works with Resident Director and overseas staff to ensure quality internship placements for program participants in Nanjing and Beijing;
  • Plans and conducts Resident Director trainings to ensure onsite staff are fully prepared to provide comprehensive student support, administer American Councils policies, provide appropriate emergency response, and meet the standards of best practice in study abroad;
  • Reviews weekly student reports and assists Resident Director in responding effectively to student concerns;
  • In consultation with Flagship Director, communicates regularly and coordinates closely with institutional partners and granting agencies, including the Institute of International Education (IIE), NSEP, The Language Flagship, and others;
  • Maintains close collaboration and advising with American Councils consultants and the leadership of 12 domestic partner universities;
  • Supervises one employee in the U.S. and three overseas staff; recruits and trains additional staff as needed;
  • Oversees application and selection process for nationally competed programs;
  • Oversees content development, scheduling, and coordination of pre-departure orientations to ensure students are prepared for the academic, cultural, and emotional challenges of yearlong, intensive overseas study;
  • Ensures comprehensive and effective logistical support for staff and participants overseas;
  • Writes and edits reports, proposals, and promotional materials;
  • Works with Flagship Director to develop program budgets; oversees program finances;
  • Coordinates bi-annual meetings of the Chinese Overseas Flagship Academic Councils;
  • Carries out other tasks as assigned.

Qualifications

  • At least two years’ professional experience in administration of overseas programs based in Asia, preferably China;
  • Bachelor’s degree in Chinese language or related field; MA preferred;
  • Comprehensive, demonstrated understanding of best practices in study abroad;
  • Demonstrated understanding of cultural nuances necessary to work effectively with overseas partners in China;
  • Ability to lead staff in setting goals, prioritizing tasks, and developing efficient administrative practices;
  • Ability to develop program policies to ensure academic integrity and student safety;
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively and develop consensus among diverse groups of stakeholders;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Outstanding organizational and management skills;
  • Knowledge of budgetary procedures, preferably with regard to government grants.

Application Instructions

To apply, please see the following link: https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?clientkey=58AA089E0E2C786B7FE4217373F3BCBD&jpt=&job=4605

FEATURED: Analyst Positions at Ntrepid (federal contractor)

Ntrepid—a federal contractor -- is seeking to fill the below vacancies:

  • Analyst - https://ntrepidcorp.com/job-listings/analyst/
  • Social Media Analyst - https://ntrepidcorp.com/job-listings/social-media-analyst/

Please note, the NSEP office cannot pre-approve service credit for federal contract work until the applicant has begun employment at that contractor. Service credit for work at federal contractors will only be approved if the contract is directly funded by the Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, State, or the Intelligence Community.

Please see the above links to learn more and apply. You can also access this announcement on NSEPnet.org. Interested candidates can reach out to Kelin Kruithoff at kelin.kruithoff@gmail.com. Good luck!

EXCLUSIVE: Regional Affairs Specialist (Asia-Pacific) at the Department of Homeland Security

Job Title: Regional Affairs Specialist (Asia-Pacific)
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: Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 5:00 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 Regional Affairs Specialist covering Asia-Pacific affairs, and will work closely with foreign partners, the U.S. interagency and other DHS offices to advance DHS objectives and goals in the Asia-Pacific region. With written and oral briefings, the incumbent will support decision-makers’ engagement in the region through strategic analysis, policy development, collaborative planning with the DHS Operational Components and offices, and policy implementation.

On behalf of the Secretary and Deputy Secretary, the incumbent will support the Office’s efforts to guide DHS international interactions with key regional partners to achieve DHS objectives, including expanded information sharing to combat terrorist and criminal-related threats, facilitation of legitimate travel and trade, coordinated law enforcement efforts, collaboration on emergency management, cybersecurity, and infrastructure protection, and improved border (air, land, and maritime) security.

The incumbent takes a lead coordinating role in U.S. interagency discussions, engagement with DHS personnel overseas, and engagement in bilateral and multilateral processes. The incumbent will serve as a subject matter expert covering specific countries in the Asia-Pacific portfolio.

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 international affairs, public policy, social science, or related field.
  • Demonstrated interest in homeland security/DHS missions, and the ability to monitor, assess, identify, and recommend policy options.
  • Excellent communication, research, writing, and computer skills.
  • Experience articulating complex problems and developing creative solutions.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively on a team.
  • Detail-oriented and able to juggle multiple priorities and work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience related to the Asia-Pacific region is a bonus, but not a requirement.

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)

  • 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. Please name the file:

LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME_RAS

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_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-122017-222

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: Regional Affairs Specialist at the Department of Homeland Security

Job Title: Regional Affairs Specialist
Department: Department of Homeland Security
Agency: Office of Policy/Border, Immigration and Trade/Americas
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: Monday, December 18, 2017 at 5:00 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 regional affairs specialist, Latin America Affairs, and will work closely with foreign partners, the U.S. interagency and other DHS Components and offices to advance DHS objectives and goals in the Western Hemisphere. With written and verbal briefings, the incumbent will support decision-makers’ engagement in the region through strategic and quantitative analysis, policy development, collaboration with U.S., foreign, and non-governmental partners, and policy implementation.

On behalf of the Secretary, Deputy Secretary, and Under Secretary for Policy, the incumbent will support the Office’s efforts to guide DHS international interactions with key hemispheric partners to achieve DHS objectives, including combating terrorist and criminal-related threats, managing migration flows, facilitating legitimate travel and trade, coordinating law enforcement efforts, emergency management, cybersecurity, and infrastructure protection, improving border (air, land, and maritime) security, and coordinating information sharing priorities and programs.

The incumbent takes a lead coordinating role in U.S. interagency discussions, engagement with the U.S. Embassies in Latin America, and engagement in bilateral and multilateral processes. The incumbent promotes security and economic priorities through programs that enshrine the principles of co-responsibility and joint management of hemispheric 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 international affairs, criminal justice, public policy, or related field.
  • Demonstrated interest in homeland security/DHS missions, and the ability to identify, develop, assess, and recommend policy options.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build ties across a broad range of perspectives.
  • Experience articulating complex problems and developing creative solutions.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively on a team.
  • Detail-oriented and able to juggle multiple priorities and work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Exceptional research, quantitative analysis, and computer skills.
  • Experience related to the Western Hemisphere and Spanish language skills are beneficial but not a requirement.

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)

  • 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. Please name the file:

LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME_RAS

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_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-122017-220

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.

FEATURED: U.S. Department of State's Foreign Affairs Information Technology Fellowship Program

The U.S. Department of State is now accepting applications for the Foreign Affairs Information Technology (IT) Fellowship Program. The program awards five Fellows (three graduates and two undergraduates) with tuition assistance, mentorship, and professional development to launch their careers as Foreign Service Information Management Specialists.

Foreign Service Information Management Specialists support and maintain hundreds of applications and provide IT services domestically and abroad at over 275 overseas posts in nearly 200 countries. Information Management Specialists serve their country by maintaining secure, reliable IT tools and resources to ensure that Foreign Service Officers, federal agencies and non-government partners can promote diplomacy while serving overseas.

For more information about the application and selection process, please visit http://www.twc.edu/foreign-affairs-information-technology-fellowship-program.

EXCLUSIVE JOB: Import Specialist with Customs and Border Protection

Job Title: Import Specialist
Department: Department of Homeland Security
Agency: Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations
Salary Range: $32,318 (GS-5, Step 1) to $77,019 (GS-11, Step 10) per year; salary quoted is based on the U.S. scale and does not include locality pay
Series & Grade: Import Specialist (1889) GS 5/7/9/11
Promotion Potential: GS-11
Application Close Date:December 19, 2017 at 5:00 PM Eastern Time
Duty Locations: One vacancy each in the following locations: New Orleans, LA ; Newark, NJ; Buffalo, NY; Dallas, TX
Who May Be Considered: NSEP award recipients who have not completed the service requirement in full

POSITION SUMMARY

Do you desire to protect American interests and secure our Nation while building a meaningful and rewarding career? If so, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling. DHS components work collectively to prevent terrorism, secure borders, enforce and administer immigration laws, safeguard cyberspace and ensure resilience to disasters. The vitality and magnitude of this mission is achieved by a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS.

Discover a challenging and rewarding career in CBP, the sole organization responsible for securing the nation's borders. At U.S. Customs and Border Protection, we:

  • Screen passengers, vehicles, and shipments entering our country
  • Seize illegal narcotics, vehicles, and agricultural products
  • Prevent unauthorized entry into the country
  • Rescue individuals who fall into dangerous conditions traversing our border

For more information about CBP's mission, activities, and careers, please see http://www.cbp.gov

Joining the Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations will allow you to use your technical and administrative expertise to safeguard the U.S. commercial supply chains. Apply for this exciting opportunity to strengthen homeland security by enforcing import laws related to international trade agreements, admissibility standards and revenue collection.

POSITION DUTIES

In the Import Specialist position, you will become a key member of a team of homeland security professionals responsible for all import requirements. Typical work assignments include:

  • Determining admissibility of merchandise and making other import-related decisions
  • Screening entry document packages for full range of regulatory and legal requirements
  • Verifying tariff classification and appraising imported articles and products

REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position.
  • You may be required to pass a background investigation and/or polygraph exam.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered with Selective Service.
  • You may be required to pass initial and random drug testing
  • You must submit all required materials by the application close date, including official transcripts
  • Bachelor's degree and/or foreign language proficiency is preferable but not required

Residency Requirement

There is a residency requirement for all applicants not currently employed by CBP. During the three years prior to applying for this position, you must have: physically resided in the United States or its protectorates or territories (excluding short trips abroad, such as vacations); worked for the U.S. Government as an employee overseas in a Federal or military capacity; and/or been a dependent of a U.S. Federal or military employee serving overseas.

Exceptions may be granted to applicants if they can provide complete state-side coverage information required to make a suitability/security determination. Examples of state-side coverage information include: the state-side address of the company headquarters where the applicant's personnel file is located, the state-side address of the professor in charge of the applicant's "Study Abroad" program, the church records for the applicant's overseas church missions, and/or the state-side addresses of anyone who worked or studied with the applicant while overseas. Applicants must provide this information when filing their application for employment.

QUALIFICATIONS

GS-5: You qualify at the GS-5 level if you possess three years of progressively responsible experience. The experience must demonstrate that you have the ability to: analyze problems, identify significant factors, gather pertinent data, and recognize solutions; plan and organize work; communicate effectively orally and in writing, and deal effectively with others in person-to-person situations. Such experience may have been gained in administrative, professional, technical, investigative, or other responsible work and is qualifying if it provides evidence of the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the duties of this position. Experience of a general clerical nature (typing, filing, routine procedural processing, maintaining records, or other non-specialized tasks) is not creditable.

GS-7: You qualify at the GS-7 level if you possess one year of specialized experience that equipped you with the ability to explain procedures or requirements to elicit cooperative response. In addition, you must possess ONE of the following: 1) ability to apply specialized knowledge of laws, regulations, rulings, or instructions pertaining to the importation of merchandise into the United States, or 2) ability to gather, organize, and evaluate facts and evidence. Examples include screening a limited number of import documents for the presence of required documents (e.g., a properly signed Form A), reviewing prescribed trade statistics on the official Customs entry document for agreement with information contained in commercial invoices; and/or finding, applying, and explaining the significance of key administrative and legal rulings pertaining to particular commodities or import situations.

GS-9: You qualify at the GS-9 level if you possess one (1) year of specialized experience, to include knowledge of the provisions, laws, regulations, procedures, practices, and documentation related to customs processes for entry and examination of imports; knowledge of the Tariff Schedules of the United States; understanding of the basic principles, factors, and terms used in determination of tariff classification and value, and knowledge of the provisions of federal laws and regulations on prohibited and restricted items and requirements for admittance into the United States and into commerce.

GS-11: You qualify at the GS-11 level if you possess one (1) year of specialized experience, to include knowledge of customs laws, regulations, provisions, policies and procedures governing imported transactions; knowledge of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States and the classification of goods based on the different subheadings and the General and Additional U.S. Rules of Interpretations (GRI); understanding the basic principles, factors, and procedures used for determining classification, value, and admissibility of imported goods; proficient in screening incoming entry documents for compliance, admissibility and applicability of quota or other import restrictions.

SECURITY CLEARANCE

Following a Conditional Offer of Employment (COE), selectee must undergo a background investigation for a Public Trust security clearance.

REQUIRED MATERIALS

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Official Transcripts
  4. Listing of desired geographic locations
  5. DD-214 (only required for veterans or active duty military)
  6. SF-50 (only required for current or former federal employees)

  • Service Agreement Report submitted via NSEPnet, not attached in your application (this is a requirement for all applicants who have not submitted a SAR within the past 30 days)

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_CBP-IS

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_CBP-IS. 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-112017-215

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 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: Program Analyst (Ombudsman) at the Federal Voting Assistance Program

Job Title: Program Analyst (Ombudsman)
Department: Department of Defense
Agency/Office: Federal Voting Assistance Program, Defense Human Resources Activity
Salary Range: $44,941 to 58,428 per year
Series & Grade: GS-0343-07
Promotion Potential: GS-13
Application Open Date: November 24, 2017
Application Close Date: December 15, 2017 at 5:00 PM Eastern Time
Duty Locations: Alexandria, VA
Who May Be Considered: NSEP award recipients who have not completed the service requirement in full

POSITION SUMMARY/OFFICE DESCRIPTION

The Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) is an organizational component of the Department of Defense Human Resources Activity (DHRA). DHRA is a field activity of the USD (P&R). FVAP works to ensure Service members, their eligible family members and overseas citizens are aware of their right to vote and have the tools and resources to successfully do so - from anywhere in the world. FVAP assists voters through partnerships with the Military Services, Department of State, Department of Justice and election officials from 50 states, U.S. territories and the District of Columbia. The FVAP is responsible for administering the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCA VA), the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (NVRA), and a variety of other responsibilities relating to the voting program initiatives designated to the Secretary of Defense by the President of the U.S.

POSITION DUTIES

  • Works independently and serves customers telephonically and via electronic mail; answers inquiries; resolving problems; fulfilling requests; entering customer transactions into FVAP portal/database; responsible for performing a variety of technical and administrative support duties which relate to the functions of FVAP.
  • Serves as Ombudsman (voting assistance center representative), providing program assistance and resolution to oral and written (including electronic mail) inquiries concerning a variety of voting situations, challenges and problems. Conducts research in developing a solution to problems posed by Service Voting Action Officers, State and local election officials, other government agencies such as the State Department, private citizens, and nongovernmental organizations; provides assistance and support to international customers to ensure understanding of the electoral process and enfranchisement, based on knowledge of established procedures and processes.
  • Navigates and enters transaction data into FVAP portal, which serves as a management tool for assessment of time management and staff utilization, and trend analysis of documented assistance, and problem resolution.
  • Coordinates with Service Voting Action Officers of the Military Service Departments, Coast Guard, State department and Public Health Services on a variety of issues, including VAO and material distribution matters, NVRA implementation, etc. Communicates Program needs and requirements and follows-up as needed. Analyzes State election information both written and on State websites.
  • Provides assistance and support to international customers to ensure understanding of the electoral process and enfranchisement. Leadership, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills to ensure quick and effective decision-making in resolving UOCAVA related voting issues; oral and written communication skills to effectively convey program guidance and direction to the UOCAVA community.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Application materials must be received by 11:59PM EST on the closing date.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • Master's degree preferred, but not required.
  • Spanish language fluency preferred, but not required.

SECURITY CLEARANCE

Following a Conditional Offer of Employment (COE), selectee must undergo a background investigation for public trust suitability. This is a non-sensitive position.

REQUIRED MATERIALS

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter (include preferred employment start date)
  3. Unofficial academic transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate study
  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

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

These applications are 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. 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

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_FVAP

For example, the applicant Linnea Johnson would submit an application named JOHNSON_LINNEA_FVAP. 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:

DoD-FVAP-112017-250

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 Federal Voting Assistance Program will utilize the Schedule A and/or 50 U.S. Code § 1902 hiring authorities afforded to all NSEP award recipients with active service requirements to make non-competitive appointments to this position in the excepted service.

EXCLUSIVE JOB: Vacancies at Defense Security Cooperation Agency

Job Title: Management Analyst, Program Analyst, Budget Analyst, IT Specialist and Security Assistance Analyst
Department: Department of Defense
Agency/Office: Defense Security Cooperation Agency
Salary Range: $54,972 to $86,460 per year
Series & Grade: 0343, 0301, 0501, 0560, 2210 and 1101 for GS-09/11
Promotion Potential: GS-13
Application Close Date: Open and continuous
Duty Locations: Arlington, VA
Who May Be Considered: NSEP award recipients who have not completed the service requirement in full

POSITION SUMMARY/OFFICE DESCRIPTION

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA), located in Arlington, Virginia, is hiring for a number of positions. DSCA is responsible for directing and administering security cooperation and foreign assistance programs focused on building full spectrum partner capabilities in support of U.S. national security objectives. DSCA is seeking to fill positions related regional security cooperation management, strategy, public affairs, communications, program design, institution building, budget/financial management, information technology and workforce development.

For more information on DSCA, please visit: http://www.dsca.mil/

POSITION DUTIES

Duties will vary depending on the Directorate:

  • For the 0301, 0343, and 1101 series, DSCA is looking to hire Program and Management Analysts to assist in working with one of the Directorates listed below. Each Directorate has different functions and missions throughout the Agency to include support staff, human capital, program manager for a country or joint command, and managing foreign military sales portfolio.
  • For the 0560 series, DSCA is looking to hire Budget Analyst to assist on budget formulation, monitoring and analyzing policy, acquisition, and reporting on Foreign Military Sales and Federal Appropriations.
  • For the 2210 series, DSCA is looking to hire IT Specialists to assist with customer support and managing portfolio of IT systems and services for the Agency and to ensure IT requirements meet the Agency’s need. Also will serve as an advisor in the provision of customer support services for IT equipment, software, systems, interfaces and networks for DSCA.

Information on the various directorates can be found below:

Directorate of Administration & Management (DA&M): The Directorate of Administration and Management (DA&M) is responsible for providing comprehensive human capital (Civilian and Military), security, logistics, facilities management, and administrative support to DSCA’s operational components including: management of the DSCA Security Cooperation Workforce Development Program; the internal work-flow and processes of the civilian staff directly supporting the Director, Deputy Director, and their military/civilian assistants; and the enterprise-wide management of the Agency Executive Secretariat.

Directorate of Business Operations (DBO): The Directorate of Business Operations (DBO) manages all DSCA financial operations including policy, acquisition, and reporting. DBO manages financial aspects of the Foreign Military Sales program and Foreign Military Sales Trust Fund, to include the Foreign Military Financing Program. Additionally, DBO oversees programming, budgeting, financial execution, and reporting for a variety of security cooperation programs.

Directorate of Information Management & Technology (IM&T) The Directorate of Information Management & Technology (IM&T) manages a portfolio of IT mission systems and services to efficiently enable the DSCA mission for the Security Cooperation (SC) community as outlined in the DSCA Vision 2020 document. IM&T is working towards integrating the SC community with streamlined mission systems and information sharing practices to provide a near real-time view of enterprise community activities, to facilitate organizational learning, to enable strategic decision making, and efficiently allocate IT resources to successfully support the mission.

Directorate of Security Assistance and Equipping (SA): The Directorate of Security Assistance and Equipping (SA&E) provides policy oversight, guidance, planning, coordination, and direction for the execution of and improvements to security assistance. SA programs include sale, lease, excess defense articles, Title 10 and Title 22 equipping programs, and drawdown of defense articles and services to foreign governments.

Directorate of Strategy (STR): The Directorate of Strategy (STR) develops and disseminates Security Cooperation (SC) policy to the SC community and identifies trends, issues, and resource requirements to meet future challenges and lead transformation. STR is the DSCA Director's eyes into the future and the problem solvers who bring wide ranging elements of the community together to create innovative solutions to complex problems.

Directorate of Building Partner Capacity (BPC) The Directorate of Building Partner Capacity is responsible for planning, coordinating, administering, and supervising Department of Defense (DOD), Security Cooperation (SC) programs, which include the provision of training, advising, enabling partner participation in exercises, and the provision of defense articles and services foreign governments and international organizations.

SECURITY CLEARANCE

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 (specify position/s to which you are applying)
  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)
  5. Service Agreement Report submitted via NSEPnet

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

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

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_DSCA

For example, the applicant Linnea Johnson would submit an application named JOHNSON_LINNEA_DSCA. 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:

DoD-DSCA-112017-252

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 Defense Security Cooperation Agency will utilize the Schedule A and/or 50 U.S. Code § 1902 hiring authorities afforded to all NSEP award recipients with active service requirements to make non-competitive appointments to this position in the excepted service.

EXCLUSIVE: Investigator (Special Agent) with the National Background Investigations Bureau

Job Title: Investigator (Special Agent)
Department: National Background Investigations Bureau
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
Series & Grade: GS-1810-5/7/9
Promotion Potential: GS-12
Application Close Date: Rolling basis - Applicants encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
Duty Locations: Nationwide including: Phoenix, AZ; Tuscon, AZ; Colorado Springs, CO; Denver, CO; Washington, DC (many vacancies); Columbus, GA; Indianapolis, IN; Baltimore, MD; Frederick/Montgomery County, MD; Prince George’s County, MD; Charles & St Mary's County MD; Detroit, MI (Foreign Language skills desired for this location, various Middle-Eastern dialects); Charlotte, NC; Raleigh, NC; Winston-Salem, NC; Alamogordo, NM; Albuquerque, NM; Clovis, NM; Los Alamos / Santa Fe, NM; Schenectedy, NY; Cincinnati, OH; Dayton, OH; Toledo, OH; Chambersburg, PA; Clarksville, TN; Knoxville, TN; Alexandria, VA; Arlington, VA; Fairfax, VA; Herndon, VA; Suffolk, VA; Randolph, VT; New York City;
***Please be sure that your résumé clearly indicates your desired locations. Although not specifically advertised, additional locations may be available.
Who May Be Considered: NSEP award recipients who have not completed the service requirement in full.

POSITION SUMMARY/OFFICE DESCRIPTION

This position is part of the National Background Investigations Bureau (NBIB), Office of Personnel Management. If selected, you will be responsible for conducting investigations and interviews/checks to complete background investigations for suitability on current and prospective Federal employees and contractors. As an NBIB Investigator, extensive travel is required within the local commuting area of the location selected as well as the possible need for frequent overnight travel outside the local commuting area.

POSITION DUTIES

As an Investigator with the NBIB, you are based out of your home and responsible for travel to various locations within the local commuting area you are assigned to conduct interviews and record reviews. Employee will be issued government equipment such as a government vehicle, laptop, printer, and government cell phone etc.

As an Investigator some of your typical work assignments include:

  • Assist with conducting Federal Personnel Background Investigations, many of which are sensitive or controversial, where allegations, hearsay information, or other vague or intangible information of an adverse nature exist.
  • Conduct interviews of the individual going through the background investigation.
  • Conduct interviews of their coworkers, neighbors, friends, and/or classmates.
  • Conduct thorough review of records from their employment, education, and law enforcement.
  • Assist with collecting and developing information from a variety of sources.
  • Prepare reports of investigation in accordance with NBIB guidelines and instructions.
  • Information collected will be used by adjudicators to evaluate individual's trustworthiness for access to classified information, placement in a sensitive position, retention in the military services, or placement in Federal employment.

Travel Required 25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
  • Valid driver's license
  • May be required to sign a Mobility Agreement as a condition of employment

QUALIFICATIONS

For the GS 7: You must have at least one year of experience that is equivalent to the GS-05 level in or directly related to the line of work of this position that has equipped you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this position. Experience should include conducting personnel background research/inquiries, reviewing personnel forms and reports for completeness and accuracy, reviewing technical documents (such as employment applications, investigative questionnaires, affidavits, credit and police reports, loans/benefits applications etc.) to extract information, identifying discrepancies/inconsistencies, or areas potentially requiring clarification or additional information, applying regulations and/or operating procedures within a technical program, adjudicating or substantiating cases/claims for legal/financial/medical benefits, military intelligence action, law enforcement, or legal work, or interviewing personnel for various reasons. OR

Meet one of the requirements for Superior Academic Achievement by earning a bachelor's degree with at least one of the following (1) a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 based on a 4.0 scale; (2) a 3.5 GPA for required courses completed in a major field of study during junior and senior ear of a 4-year college or university; (3)class standing of upper third of the graduating class in the college, university, or a major subdivision of the college; or (4) membership in a National Scholastic Honor Society certified by the Association of College Honor Societies, excluding freshman honor societies. OR One full year of graduate level education in an accredited college or university. The education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. OR

A combination of education and experience as listed above.

For the GS 9: You must have at least one year of experience that is equivalent in difficulty and complexity to work performed at the GS-7 level. To be qualifying, this experience should include the following: at least one year of technical or professional experience conducting investigations or reviewing investigative reports and supporting information (documentary evidence, affidavits, testimony, etc.) for completeness and accuracy, compliance with law and regulation, and issue identification and characterization. OR

Two full years of graduate education or a master's degree, LL.B, J.D., or equivalent degree with major field of study in law enforcement, criminology, law, or a related field that demonstrates the competencies necessary to do this work. OR

You may also combine education with experience on a pro rata basis to meet the qualification requirements.

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. Your résumé and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Investigative Skills
  • Oral Communication
  • Reasoning
  • Writing

Mandatory Completion of Basic Training : You must successfully complete the FBITP training course in order for you to be able to perform field investigative work for OPM-NBIB. Successful completion of the FBITP requires that you obtain a passing score on written and practical tests measuring attainment of knowledge objectives. Failure to successfully complete the FBITP, including successful passage of the written and practical tests, will result in removal from the Investigator position.

SECURITY CLEARANCE

Following a Conditional Offer of Employment (COE), selectee must undergo a drug screening and background investigation for eligibility of a Top Secret security clearance.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Relocation expenses will not be paid.

This job opportunity announcement will be used to fill vacancies nationwide across OPM-NBIB.

REQUIRED MATERIALS

  1. Resume indicating desired duty locations (up to three preferred locations will be considered)
  2. Cover Letter (Optional but recommended)
  3. Copy of transcripts (if qualifying based on education for grade level selection)
  4. DD-214 (only required for veterans or active duty military)
  5. SF-50 (only required for current or former federal employees)

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_NBIB

For example, the applicant Linnea Johnson would submit an application named JOHNSON_LINNEA_NBIB. 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:

OPM-NBIB-112017-001

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.

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