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EXCLUSIVE JOB: Policy Analyst at the Department of Homeland Security

Job Title: Policy Analyst
Department: Department of Homeland Security
Agency: Office of Policy/Border, Immigration and Trade/Immigration Policy
Salary Range: $64,650 to $100,736/ Per Year
Series & Grade: Policy Analyst (0301) GS 11/12
Promotion Potential: GS-12
Application Close Date: Monday, September 23, 2019 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

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.

This position is located at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of Policy, Strategy and Plans (PLCY), Border, Immigration and Trade Policy (BIT). 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.

The primary purpose of this position is to serve as a lead analyst on immigration policy to the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Immigration Policy, Assistant Secretary for BIT, and other senior DHS leadership.

Major Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Drafting and reviewing correspondence, briefing materials, testimony, reports, and other written products relating to immigration policies and programs, including immigrant and nonimmigrant visas, humanitarian programs, immigration enforcement measures, and border security (and be able to orally report and brief on the same).
  • Identifying gaps in immigration policies and working with the BIT team to develop new policies that resolve problems or cope with issues that directly affect the accomplishment of immigration program goals and objectives.
  • Partnering with policy, legal, and operational personnel at appropriate DHS components and other federal agencies to achieve mission critical goals.
  • Represent the Office of Policy before external stakeholders as requested.

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.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ability to analyze and evaluate a wide variety of information from many different sources and formulates recommendations.
  • Ability to develop and execute long and short-term program goals, plans, objectives, and policies.
  • Ability to use sound judgment and discretion in the completion of tasks.
  • Expert written and oral communications skills.
  • Experience with articulating complex problems and developing creative solutions
  • Excellent communication, research, writing and computer skills.
  • Familiarity with DHS’s missions.
  • Be a self-starter.

SECURITY CLEARANCE

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

REQUIRED MATERIALS

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Writing Sample
  4. Unofficial transcripts
  5. DD-214 (only required for veterans or active duty military)

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_OP

Like always, LASTNAME is your last name and FIRSTNAME is your first name. For example, the applicant John Smith would submit an application named SMITH_JOHN_OP. 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-092019-420

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: Emergency Management Specialist with the Department of Homeland Security

Job Title: Emergency Management Specialist
Department: U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA); National Preparedness Directorate, Individual and Community Preparedness Division
Salary Range: $47,016-$90,461
Series & Grade: GS-0089-07/9
Promotion Potential: GS-11
Application Close Date: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 11:59 PM EST
Duty Locations: Washington, DC
Who May Be Considered: NSEP award recipients who have not completed the service requirement in full.

POSITION SUMMARY/OFFICE DESCRIPTION

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.

When disaster strikes, America looks to FEMA. Now FEMA looks to you. Join our team and use your talent to support Americans in their times of greatest need. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) prepares the nation for all hazards and manages Federal response and recovery efforts following any national incident. We foster innovation, reward performance and creativity, and provide challenges on a routine basis with a well-skilled, knowledgeable, high performance workforce. Please visit www.fema.gov for additional information.

This position is in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Emergency Management (FEMA), National Preparedness Directorate, Individual and Community Preparedness Division. The Individual and Community Preparedness Division (ICPD) works to strengthen our Nation’s resilience by preparing individuals, organizations, and communities for any disaster or emergency. The Division conducts research to better understand effective preparedness actions and ways to motivate the public to take those actions; develops and shares preparedness resources; and coordinates comprehensive disaster preparedness initiatives that empower communities to prepare for, protect against, and respond to disaster. We achieve this mission through close coordination with the FEMA Regions; Federal, state, tribal and local agencies; and nongovernmental partners from all sectors.

The ideal candidate for this position has training or experience in qualitative and quantitative analysis and excellent writing and presentation skills. Experience in international, state, local or federal emergency management or disaster response is a plus, but not required. This position starts at a salary of $47,016 (GS-07) or $57,510 (GS-09), with promotion potential of $69,581 (GS-11). Future promotions will be dependent on your ability to perform the duties at a higher level, the continuing need for an employee assigned to the higher level, and administrative approval.

Additionally, we are looking for candidates with:

• Strong attention to detail
• Ability to multi-task and operate in a fast-paced office with changing timelines
• Desire to work on a team and operate with shared workload and responsibilities
• Passion for the FEMA mission
• Excellent customer service skills
• Ability to interact in a professional manner with high level government officials
• Knowledge of and proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Web-based management information systems (e.g. SharePoint)

Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Individual and Community Preparedness Division.

Other Information:

• Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.
• This announcement may be used to fill one or more vacancies.
• All candidates must be able to deploy with little or no advance notice anywhere in the United States or its territories for an extended period of time.

POSITION DUTIES

The primary responsibilities include:

  • Gathering and analyzing information from nationwide community preparedness programs to identify and understand new issues in community preparedness.;
  • Developing reports, briefings, and other products to communicate the Nation’s preparedness for natural and man-made disasters to stakeholders throughout the whole community;
  • Participating in information sharing and outreach efforts with Regional, State, and local stakeholders regarding best practices in individual and community preparedness;
  • Researching, reviewing, and analyzing literature and common practices relative to the Division’s missions and objective;
  • Providing additional program and administrative support as necessary.

REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen;
  • You must successfully pass a background investigation;
  • Selective Service registration is required, if applicable
  • You must be able to obtain and maintain a Government credit card.

QUALIFICATIONS

You qualify for this position at the GS-07 level (starting salary $47,016) if you possess the following:

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

  • Preparing and presenting recommendations or solutions;
  • Preparing reports, instructions, and briefings;
  • Analyzing, reviewing, revising standard policies, standard operating procedures; reports and plans;

OR

  • One full academic year of graduate level education; OR
  • Bachelor's degree with Superior Academic Achievement (see below)

OR

  • Combination of education and experience as listed above

You qualify for this position at the GS-09 level (starting salary $57,510) if you possess the following:

One full year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade (GS-07) in the Federal Service. This experience may have been gained in the federal government, a state or local government, a non-profit organization, the private sector, or as a volunteer; however, your resume must clearly describe at least one year of specialized experience. Examples of specialized experience would typically include but are not limited to:

  • Assisting with data collection to identify accurate and relevant information;
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of a program;
  • Assisting with researching and analyzing legal, policy, or emergency preparedness issues
  • Preparing reports, information papers, or briefings.

OR

  • Master's or equivalent graduate degree; OR;
  • Two (2) full years of progressively higher-level graduate education lead to a master’s or equivalent degree; OR
  • LL.B. or J.D., if related..

Superior Academic Achievement (SAA) based on:

  • Class Standing: Applicants must be in the upper third of the graduating class in the college, university, or major subdivision, such as the College of Liberal Arts or the School of Business Administration, based on completed courses.;
  • Grade-point average (GPA): Applicants must have a GPA of (a) 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B" or better) as recorded on their official transcript, or as computed based on four (4) years of education, or as computed based on courses completed during the final two (2) years of the curriculum; OR (b) GPA of 3.5 or higher ("B+" or better) based on the average of the required courses completed in the major field or the required courses in the major field during the final two (2) years of the curriculum. [Note: GPA are rounded to the one decimal place.];
  • Election to membership in a national scholastic honor society: Applicants can be considered eligible based on membership in one of the national scholastic honor societies as listed on the Association of College Honor Societies.

SECURITY CLEARANCE

Following a Tentative Job Offer (TJO), selectee must undergo a background investigation for a Public Trust security clearance.

REQUIRED MATERIALS

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

HOW TO APPLY

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

Resume and Supporting Materials

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

LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME_FEMA

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

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

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

DHS-FEMA-092019-100

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

FEMA will utilize the Schedule A (r) 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.

FEATURED: U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Recruiting for Various Positions

Please be aware that the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command is recruiting for a number of positions. For more information and to apply, please see the USAJOBS links below:

Foreign Language Teacher – Russian (Senior Instructor)
Close Date: 11/25/2019
Location: Monterey, CA
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/540764200

Foreign Language Teacher – Russian (Instructor)
Close Date: 11/25/2019
Location: Monterey, CA
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/540766100

Foreign Language Teacher – Modern Standard Arabic/Levantine (Assistant Professor)
Close Date: 09/27/2019
Location: Monterey, CA
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/540841300

Foreign Language Teacher – Hebrew (Assistant Professor)
Close Date: 08/27/2019
Location: Fort Gordon, GA
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/542519000

Foreign Language Teacher – Hebrew (Senior Instructor)
Close Date: 12/11/2019
Location: Monterey, CA
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/542545600

Foreign Language Teacher – Hebrew (Assistant Professor)
Close Date: 12/11/2019
Location: Monterey, CA
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/542529900

Foreign Language Teacher – Spanish (Assistant Professor)
Close Date: 10/15/2019
Location: Monterey, CA
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/542626700

FEATURED JOB: Intelligence Engagements Linguist (Arabic) at COLSA

Job Title: Native Arabic - Intelligence Engagements Linguist Support
Company: COLSA
Government Contract Funder: DoD
Salary Range: Depends on experience/Contract budget
Application Close Date:10/01/2019
Duty Locations: Tampa, FL

Position Summary/Duties

COLSA Corporation is seeking candidates for a Native Arabic--Intelligence Engagements Linguist Support to support the United States Central Command (USCENTCOM) Directorate of Intelligence (J2). <

  • Shall assist with planning, organizing, and executing international high level intelligence engagement events in the U.S. and foreign nations for USCENTCOM J2.
  • Will provide weekly, monthly, and quarterly reports on this task.
  • This task requires familiarity with the Global-Theater Security Cooperation Management Information System (GTSCMIS).
  • Travel OCONUS and CONUS may be required

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree, military intelligence training or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of 10‐15 years experience in Intelligence Operational Architecture to Support CONPLANS as necessary; ISR Tasking/Processing/Exploitation and Development (TPED); Central Region AOR
  • Operational Architecture; Exercise Observation Reports; Verbal briefings and other written documents.
  • Native Arabic proficiency; 3+/3+/3+ reading, writing comprehension and oral proficiency
  • Working knowledge of desktop applications, world-wide web and social media
  • TOP SECRET clearance required. Depending upon position, TS/SCI may be required along with Counterintelligence-Scope Polygraph (CSP).
  • In some cases, 24/7 shift work for situational awareness and warning may be required.
  • Travel OCONUS and CONUS may be required

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

Application Instructions

Candidates must apply online by visiting: https://colsa-openhire.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&jobid=4120&source=NSEPProgram

FEATURED JOB: Many Vacancies at the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center

Please be aware that the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command is recruiting for a number of positions. For more information and to apply, please see the USAJOBS links below:

IT Specialist (INFOSEC/SYSADMIN); Close date: 05/23/2019
Location: Monterey, CA
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/532692600

Foreign Language Teacher – Modern Standard Arabic (Assistant Professor); Close date: 09/25/2019
Location: Monterey, CA
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/539305500

Foreign Language Teacher - Korean (Assistant Professor); Close date: 09/12/2019
Location: Monterey, CA
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/533117700

Foreign Language Teacher - Chinese-Mandarin (Assistant Professor); Close date: 09/17/2019
Location: Monterey, CA
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/539894900

Foreign Language Teacher – Russian (Assistant Professor); Close date: 09/23/2019
Location: Monterey, CA
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/540763700

Foreign Language Teacher – Russian (Senior Instructor); Close date: 09/23/2019
Location: Monterey, CA
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/540764200

Foreign Language Teacher – Modern Standard Arabic/Levantine; Close date: 09/27/2019
Location: Monterey, CA
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/540841300

Evaluation and Standardization Division; Close date: 08/08/2019
Location: Monterey, CA
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/540853400

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