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FEATURED EVENT: National Nuclear Security Administration Hiring Event

Event Summary

What: National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Recruitment Event
Where: Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Crystal City
Address: 300 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, VA, 22202
Event Date: Thursday, January 31, 2019
Event Time: 9:00am to 5:00pm EST

Overview

NNSA is responsible for enhancing national security through the military application of nuclear science. It maintains and enhances the safety, security, and effectiveness of our Nation’s nuclear weapons stockpile; reduces global danger from weapons of mass destruction; provides the U.S. Navy with safe and effective nuclear propulsion; and responds to nuclear and radiological emergencies in the United States and abroad.

Hiring managers will be on-site to conduct interviews and extend job offers for positions in career fields such as engineering, cybersecurity, foreign affairs, and more.

Required Materials

Candidates should bring the following documents to the job fair:

  • Resume
  • College Transcripts
  • Valid Driver’s License, State Identification Card, or U.S. Passport
  • NSEP Letter of Certification (can be requested through the homepage of the NSEPnet portal)
  • Security Clearance record, if applicable (Form 2-61 Adjudication of Investigation Under EO 10450 and/or Certification of Clearance OR Form 11-70 Adjudication of Investigation – Located in your eOPF or military personnel file)
  • DD-214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (Member Copy 4) and/or VA Disability Rating Letter SF-50 Notification of Personnel Action, if applicable

RSVP Instructions

Please see the following link for additional information and to RSVP: https://www.energy.gov/nnsa/nuclear-security-enterprise-hiring

EXCLUSIVE JOB: Academic Analyst at the Africa Center for Strategic Studies

Job Title: Academic Analyst (Institutional Research Analyst)
Department: Department of Defense
Agency: Defense Security Cooperation Agency
Office: Africa Center for Strategic Studies
Pay Scale: $68,036.00 to $126,062.00 / Per Year
Appointment Type: Term, 3 years
Application Close Date: Monday, February 4, 2019 at 11:59 PM ET
Duty Locations: Ft. McNair, Washington DC

POSITION SUMMARY/OFFICE DESCRIPTION

Established in 1999, the Africa Center is an academic institution within the U. S. Department of Defense that is funded by Congress for the study of security issues relating to Africa. The Africa Center serves as a forum for bilateral and multilateral research, communication, and exchange of ideas involving high-ranking military and civilian participants. It does this by expanding understanding of African security issues, providing a trusted platform for dialogue, building enduring partnerships, and catalyzing strategic solutions. The overarching goal is to support processes that foster security for all Africans championed by effective institutions accountable to their citizens. Although headquartered in Washington, D.C. on the campus of the National Defense University, the Africa Center holds most of its academic programs on the African continent.

Serves as a strategist for institutional research performing analytical tasks as part of the Center’s mission to strengthen the strategic capacity of African states to identify and resolve security challenges in ways that promote civil-military cooperation, respect for democratic values, and safeguard human rights. The incumbent works closely with all Africa Center Directorates to gather information, requirements, analysis and provides reliable, relevant, and quality data and information to facilitate the development of institutional planning and policy as directed by the US Department of Defense (DOD), Defense Security Contingency Agency (DSCA) and the Africa Center. Analyst ensures the Center is abreast of all USD(P) policy guidance, DODD Directives, and the U.S. Africa Command theater strategic objectives. Analyzes the impact of policy (Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR), National Security Strategy (NSS), and annual Component Commander (COCOM) posture hearings, etc.) on Africa Center activities.

Africa Center faculty members are hired for an initial term of three years, with an 18 month probationary period. Upon satisfactory completion of the first year, the term may be extended for an additional two years.

POSITION DUTIES

Working within the Office of the Director, the Institutional Research Analyst performs analytical and administrative tasks in support of the Africa Center for Strategic Studies. Develops, administers, and manages assessment processes of the Institution and provides data necessary for effective decision making.

Develops comprehensive institutional research to support the Africa Center's mission and strategic initiatives. Assist in data analysis, interpretation of analysis, and preparation of reports for both internal and external use and distribution. Provide critically important reporting, assessment, benchmarking, and planning services to support and respond to the needs of the Africa Center.

Provides technical support, advice and guidance on issues related to the definition, measurement, and quality control of project performance indicators. Provide technical support for measuring and evaluation program implementation. Assesses the functions and educational outcomes of the Institution and provides leadership for the development of program learning outcomes, assessment methodologies, and results analysis.

Performs work related to developing and maintaining relationships with stakeholders in various levels of government, private industry, and/or academic institutions to communicate and disseminate information about the Africa Center mission, activities, and performance.

INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH

  • Serves as a Specialist for institutional research, working closely with all Africa Center sections in gathering information requirements.
  • Responsible for understanding and resolving issues related to monitoring, evaluations and assessments that impact Africa Center operations.
  • Implement and manage the continuous evaluations of Africa Center programs to assess the outcomes and impacts.
  • Acts as liaison with individuals and groups both inside and outside an organization regarding program and organizational matters; and preparing a variety of written documents, such as staff papers, status reports, or policy recommendations. (60%)

DESIGNING, RESEARCHING, PLANNING AND ASSESSING

  • Calculate key project performance metrics, ensuring that metrics are reported accurately and consistently to uphold accountability and transparency with external stakeholders. Utilize the data and evidence from these evaluations, and provide significant input into program funding decisions, strategic planning, and reporting to internal and external audiences.
  • Designs, develops, administers, records, and analyzes surveys.
  • Maintain the Africa Center evaluation and performance data using databases, files and records, ensuring they are accurate and up-to-date. Oversee data aggregation and analysis, ensuring the accuracy, completeness and timeliness of data capture, storage, analysis and visualization. Develop and utilize databases, spreadsheets, charts, graphs, reports and tables in order to present findings and conclusions. Prepare reports, papers and memos analyzing empirical results of projects, ensuring information reported is accurate and complete.
  • Prepare higher level briefings for the Director and/or Chief of Staff for presentation at the DoD and/or Interagency levels. (30%)

MANAGE REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

  • Prepares Regional Center reports for submission to the appropriate entities. Manages reporting requirements and provides macro-institutional analysis. Additionally, assists leadership and staff in the interpretation of data by providing meaningful charts, graphs, and pictures illustrating the essential meaning of data presented as part of program evaluation, institutional research, and for presentation at the DoD and/or Interagency levels. Reporting requirements may include: annual and quarterly activity reporting, Inter-Agency Working Group Report; Foreign Military Training Report, Congressional Report and NDU Annual Report; POM; Budget Change Proposals, Management Control Plan evaluation, etc. (15%)

QUALIFICATIONS & PREFERRED EXPERIENCE

  • An earned master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education in a relevant field of international relations, institutional research and/or academic program management.
  • Possess specialized experience in the field of professional research methods, principles, practices, resources and techniques.
  • Expert knowledge of international political and military affairs sufficient to serve as a professional researcher of a high-level professional education institution or governmental research program.
  • Experience serving as a recognized expert for institutional research to support an organization and provide professional advisory authority in the analysis and evaluation of programs and strategic initiative issues.
  • Expert knowledge of analytical and evaluation methods for the assessment and improvement of institutional processes, to include knowledge of the organizational mission, goals, and objectives.
  • Experienced in applying knowledge to effectively: (1) implement the organizational mission and strategic initiatives and programs; (2) devise methodologies and techniques; (3) identify and propose solutions to management problems associated with broad and difficult program issues that are unprecedented, difficult to determine in advance, and which are scrutinized through a number of reviews at senior agency levels (e.g. Defense Security Cooperation Agency – DSCA, Department of Defense – DoD, and the National Defense University – NDU).
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills and demonstrated ability to build collaborative relationships across agencies and organizations. Must demonstrate the ability to maintain professional networks and represent the Africa Center and interface with a wide variety of institutions and individuals that contribute to the success of Africa Center programs.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • This is a Title 10 Excepted Service Appointment.
  • Appointment is not to exceed 3 years with the possibility for extension. Must be available for occasional travel (25%) to African countries in support of Africa Center programs and institutional research.
  • This position is non-critical sensitive. Incumbent is required to obtain and maintain an eligible security clearance.
  • Position is governed under 10USC 342 and NDU Instruction 1416.01.

SECURITY CLEARANCE

Background or Security Investigation: This is a Non Critical position which requires a background investigation. The individual selected for this position is required to obtain and maintain a Secret security determination to occupy a Non Critical position within the agency as a condition of employment. Must be a U.S. Citizen. NSEP service requirement outstanding, either in full or partial.

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial or official academic transcripts

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

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_ACSS

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_ACSS. 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-ACSS-012019-01

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Letter of Certification

You DO NOT need to request a Letter of Certification for this exclusive position
EXCLUSIVE JOB: Immigration Services Officer (Level Two) at USCIS Hartford, CT

Job Title: Immigration Services Officer, Level Two
Department: Department of Homeland Security
Agency: US Citizenship and Immigration Services
Salary Range: $56,229.00 to $106,004.00 (GS-09 to GS-12 )
Series & Grade: GS 09/12
Promotion Potential: GS-12
Application Close Date: Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 11:59 PM ET
Duty Locations: Hartford, CT
Who May Be Considered: NSEP award recipients who have not completed the service requirement in full.

POSITION SUMMARY/OFFICE DESCRIPTION

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling on those who want to help protect American interests and secure our Nation. DHS Components work collectively to prevent terrorism; secure borders and our transportation systems; protect the President and other dignitaries; enforce and administer immigration laws; safeguard cyberspace; and ensure resilience to disasters. We achieve these vital missions through a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations.

POSITION DUTIES

As an Immigration Services Officer, you will:

  • Grant or deny complex and highly sensitive applications and petitions for immigration benefits based on electronic or paper applications/petitions.
  • Research, interpret and apply appropriate statutes, regulations, and precedent decisions to make adjudicative decisions.
  • Interview applicants and petitioners to elicit statements, assess credibility, and analyze information to identify facts that form the basis for a decision concerning eligibility for immigration benefits.
  • Conduct security checks and provide assistance to Federal law enforcement agencies to identify individuals who are ineligible for immigration benefits due to national security, public safety, or other legal grounds.
  • Use electronic systems to provide verification of any number of established data points to make adjudicative decisions, determine appropriate level of adjudicative review, and update databases with appropriate information and decisions.

REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. National to apply for this position.
  • Successfully pass a background investigation including financial disclosure
  • You must pass drug screening.
  • Meet relevant experience and/or education requirements.
  • Current Federal employees must meet Time-in-Grade requirements.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered with the Selective Service.
  • Political appointees may require OPM approval before on-boarding.

RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT

There is a residency requirement for all applicants not currently employed by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. This residency requirement states that candidates must have, for three of the last five years immediately prior to applying for this position; (1) resided in the United States; OR (2) worked for the United States Government as an employee overseas in a Federal or Military capacity, OR (3) been a dependent of a U.S. Federal or Military employee serving overseas.

QUALIFICATIONS

GS-9: You qualify at the GS-09 level if you possess one (1) year of specialized experience, equivalent to at least the GS-07 level in the federal government, which has equipped you with the skills needed to successfully perform the duties of the position. You must have experience performing the following duties:

  • Assisting individuals applying for immigration benefits that included analyzing documents for authenticity; researching and analyzing appropriate information; and interpreting and applying immigration laws, policies and procedures. OR
  • You may substitute a Master’s degree or 2 full years of graduate education leading to such a degree in any field or a J.D. or L.L.B. degree for experience required at the GS-09 grade level. Such education must have been obtained from an accredited college or university and demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of this position. Check with your school to determine how many credit hours comprise two years of graduate education. If that information is not available, use 36 semester or 54 quarter hours.

GS-11: You qualify at the GS-11 level if you possess one (1) year of specialized experience, equivalent to at least the GS-09 level in the federal government, which has equipped you with the skills needed to successfully perform the duties of the position. You must have experience performing the following duties:

  • Making final determinations on non-sensitive, routine immigration matters related to the Immigration and Nationality Act, or representing applicants on non-sensitive, routine hearing or appeal requests involving immigration matters, that included determining applicant credibility, analyzing evidence, and applying statutory requirements, regulations, judicial and administrative precedents. OR
  • You may substitute a doctoral degree (PhD or equivalent degree) or three full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to such a degree in any field, or L.L.M. if related for experience at the GS-11 grade level or such education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university and demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of this position. Check with your school to determine how many credit hours comprise three years of graduate study. If that information is not available, use 54 semester or 81 quarter hours.

GS-12: In addition to the requirements at the lower grade level(s), you qualify at the GS-12 level if you possess one (1) year of specialized experience, equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in the federal government, which has equipped you with the skills needed to successfully perform the duties of the position. You must have experience performing the following duties:

  • Making final determinations on sensitive, complex immigration cases involving eligibility for citizenship and immigration benefits, or preparing legal briefs or other written memoranda that advocate for a determination in complex hearing or appeal cases.
  • Writing final determinations with legal analysis to support decisions.
  • Independently analyzing immigration laws, policies, and precedent decisions.
  • Analyzing information and documents to determine credibility and eligibility.

SECURITY CLEARANCE

Following a Conditional Offer of Employment (COE), selectee must undergo a SECRET background investigation.

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Academic transcripts
  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)

HOW TO APPLY

Your application is due by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on the application close date indicated above.

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, cover letter second, transcript third, etc.) Please name the file:

LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME_ISO2

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_ISO1. 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-CIS-012019-320

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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: Join the NSEP Service Team!

Dear NSEP Awardees,

Are you interested in working in a collaborative and team-based environment? Would you like to help other NSEP award recipients fulfill their service requirement? If so, apply to join our team!

Alutiiq, a federal contractor, is seeking to hire a General Clerk to work in close coordination with the Boren Service Team at the NSEP office. This is a flexible, challenging position for an entry-level professional looking to fulfill his/her NSEP service requirement and gain work experience in the federal government.

As a General Clerk on the Boren team, you'll have a diverse portfolio of responsibilities. In addition to administrative tasks, your duties may include counseling NSEP award recipients on their service requirement, assisting with the planning and execution of Boren events and career fairs, and independently managing new service projects and initiatives. We're especially seeking innovative and enthusiastic individuals with fresh ideas about how to better serve our awardee population. If you have suggestions for new service initiatives, consider applying to work with us!

Alutiiq is looking to fill this position immediately, and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until filled. However, candidates are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

As always, feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns. Good luck!

Best,
Aleia Maculam
NSEP Service and Outreach
nsep@nsep.gov


Job Title: General Clerk
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 General Clerk 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 General Clerk 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

Application Instructions

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

https://alutiiq-openhire.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobInfo&version=1&jobid=3601

FEATURED JOB: Moldovan Media Analyst at SOSi (federal contractor)

Job Title: Moldovan Media Analyst
Organization: SOS International LLC
Salary Range: Competitive
Application Close Date: Until Filled
Duty Locations: Reston, VA

POSITION SUMMARY

Exovera LLC (www.exovera.com) a wholly-owned subsidiary of SOSi, is seeking a Moldova Media Analyst to join our team. The winning candidate will be fluent in Moldovan (both verbal and written) and will be an outstanding writer in English. Additional fluency in Russian would also be an asset. The analyst must have an analytic mind and a sophisticated understanding of local and regional current events. We are looking for proven experience in high-pace fields such as journalism, strategic communications, public relations, intelligence, political consulting, and the like. Familiarity with Moldova and the surrounding region is strongly preferred. Experience with social media, information technology, and analytics are also advantages.

The Moldova Analyst is part of a team and may be required to work on a variable shift schedule, which may include evening and weekend shifts. Work will include monitoring and analyzing local and regional, print, broadcast, and social media sources.

POSITION DUTIES

  • Monitors Moldovan-language print, broadcast, and social news media sources and selects content according to variable customer requirements
  • Writes succinct synopses and analytic overviews in professional English highlighting and assessing key information
  • Contributes to a team of media analysts and provides original analysis pieces related to Moldovan (and possibly Russian) media content and coverage
  • Interacts with a range of online tools, including media aggregators, basic analysis systems and databases (training is provided)
  • May respond to customer inquiries and correspondence

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Post-graduate degree in a relevant discipline such as International Relations, Political Science, History, Sociology, or related field
  • Strong interest and knowledge of regional and global current events
  • Native fluency or near native fluency in Moldovan is required
  • Additional fluency in Russian would be an asset
  • Proven skill and experience (at least 2 years) in a position involving writing in professional English
  • Ability to quickly process and organize large amounts of information and identify and assess items of greatest importance
  • Experience related to monitoring and sophisticated analysis, including an ability to identify biases and remain objective
  • Comfort and experience managing information in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Demonstrated comfort with information technology and multimedia software, including publishing and analytics tools
  • Maturity, honesty, and integrity
  • Ability/flexibility and temperament to work on a shift schedule, occasionally on short notice

SECURITY CLEARANCE

N/A

REQUIRED MATERIALS

  1. Resume
  2. Cover letter

HOW TO APPLY

As these applications will be passed on to a number of individuals throughout the hiring agency, 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_SOSi

As 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_SOSi. 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:

SOSi Moldovan Media Analyst

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FEATURED JOB: Estonian Media Analyst at SOSi (federal contract)

Job Title: Estonian Media Analyst
Organization: SOS International LLC
Salary Range: Competitive
Application Close Date: Until Filled
Duty Locations: Reston, VA

POSITION SUMMARY

Exovera LLC (www.exovera.com) a wholly-owned subsidiary of SOSi, is seeking a Estonian Media Analyst to join our team. The winning candidate will be fluent in Estonian (both verbal and written) and will be an outstanding writer in English. Additional fluency in Russian would also be an asset. The analyst must have an analytic mind and a sophisticated understanding of local and regional current events. We are looking for proven experience in high-pace fields such as journalism, strategic communications, public relations, intelligence, political consulting, and the like. Familiarity with Estonia and the surrounding region is strongly preferred. Experience with social media, information technology, and analytics are also advantages.

The Estonian Analyst is part of a team and may be required to work on a variable shift schedule, which may include evening and weekend shifts. Work will include monitoring and analyzing local and regional, print, broadcast, and social media sources.

POSITION DUTIES

  • Writes succinct synopses and analytic overviews in professional English highlighting and assessing key information
  • Contributes to a team of media analysts and provides original analysis pieces related to Estonian (and possibly Russian) media content and coverage
  • Interacts with a range of online tools, including media aggregators, basic analysis systems and databases (training is provided)
  • May respond to customer inquiries and correspondence

  • QUALIFICATIONS

    • Post-graduate degree in a relevant discipline such as International Relations, Political Science, History, Sociology, or related field
    • Strong interest and knowledge of regional and global current events
    • Native fluency or near native fluency in Estonian is required
    • Additional fluency in Russian would be an asset
    • Proven skill and experience (at least 2 years) in a position involving writing in professional English
    • Ability to quickly process and organize large amounts of information and identify and assess items of greatest importance
    • Experience related to monitoring and sophisticated analysis, including an ability to identify biases and remain objective
    • Comfort and experience managing information in a fast-paced environment
    • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
    • Demonstrated comfort with information technology and multimedia software, including publishing and analytics tools
    • Maturity, honesty, and integrity
    • Ability/flexibility and temperament to work on a shift schedule, occasionally on short notice

    SECURITY CLEARANCE

    N/A

    REQUIRED MATERIALS

    1. Resume
    2. Cover letter

    HOW TO APPLY

    As these applications will be passed on to a number of individuals throughout the hiring agency, 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_SOSi

    As 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_SOSi. 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:

    SOSi Estonian Media Analyst

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