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FEATURED: DHS Hiring Event in Arlington, TX

Please be aware that the Department of Homeland Security is hosting a law enforcement and recruitment hiring event to fill hundreds of law enforcement, emergency management specialist, and intelligence analyst positions. Participating DHS Components include Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Customs and Border Protection, United States Secret Service, Federal Emergency Management Agency, and the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers.

The event will take place at the Arlington Convention Center in Arlington, TX on June 26 and 27, 2018. The full announcement is pasted below for your convenience. You may also access this announcement on the NSEPnet.org jobs page. For more information, please visit www.dhs.gov/recruitment and www.dhs.gov/careers.

If you have any questions, feel free to email nsep@nsep.gov. Good luck!


Over the last few weeks, the Department hosted webinars (www.dhs.gov/homeland-security-careers/hiring-event) to provide information on DHS career opportunities, effective resume writing, and navigating USAJOBS. DHS must recruit, develop, and retain a talented and diverse workforce.

As part of this focus, DHS will host a DHS law enforcement recruitment and hiring event (see details below) to fill hundreds of mission critical positions in law enforcement, such as criminal investigators, deportation officers, Customs and Border Protection Officers, Border Patrol Agents, special agents, physical security specialists, and police officers. We will also be filling other critical positions such as emergency management specialists and intelligence analysts.

Participating DHS Components include Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Customs and Border Protection, United States Secret Service, Federal Emergency Management Agency, and the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers.

When:
June 26, 2018, 12–8 p.m. (local time)
June 27, 2018, 8 a.m.–4 p.m. (local time)

Where:
Arlington Convention Center
1200 Ballpark Way
Arlington, TX 76011

We will hold a variety of career workshops, panels, and exhibits during the event, where participants can learn more about the Department, its mission, and Components. Attendees will also have the opportunity to speak with hiring managers and recruiters and, if qualified, interview for open positions. Attendees should bring their resume and any additional applicable documents (veterans’ DD-214, transcripts, etc.). Note: attendees assume all travel and accommodation expenses.

Please spread the word with your family, friends, and professional networks. To learn more, visit www.dhs.gov/recruitment.

For more information on career opportunities at DHS, please visit www.dhs.gov/careers.

FEATURED JOB: Italian Linguist at Catalyst Operations & Analytics (federal contractor)
Job Title: Research Analyst/Italian Linguist
Company: Catalyst Operations & Analytics, LLC
Salary Range: Salary rate based on experience + living expenses
Application Close Date: 21 June 2018
Duty Locations: Vincenza, Italy

Position Summary

The employee shall provide foreign language support services including direct interpretation, translation, and transcription services in support of intelligence collection and other force projection operations.

The employee will review large volumes of Italian and English language documents as well as audio and video media files and provide reporting on common themes and narratives of groups and individuals included in the content. The successful researcher will place all relevant content gleaned from the documents and media files into its proper geographical and temporal context whenever possible.

Objective is to provide accurate, complete, and trusted interpretation and/or translation of data from a variety of sources in order to cull out actionable data in near real-time.

This current project is anticipated to start in early May 2018 and is anticipated to last for a period of at least 12 months. All applicants must state that they are available able to make a 12-month commitment when applying.

Required Qualifications

  • Level 3 or higher proficiency in Italian (please provide certification documentation)
  • 3+ years of general experience (or equivalent advanced degrees)
  • US Citizenship
  • Secret clearance

Desired Qualifications

  • USG National Security clearance
  • Familiarity with geospatial tools such as ArcGIS, GoogleEarth, Tableau
  • Candidates should clearly demonstrate they are comfortable conducting research using Italian language materials and meet all other required qualifications in their application materials.

Required Materials

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Italian language certification (Level 3+) - unless native speaker

Application Instructions

Please submit the required application materials to information@catalystops.com. The subject line of your email must be the following:

Research Analyst & Italian Linguist (NSEP)

Your resume and cover letter must be attached to the email as a PDF or MS Word document.

COA provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, COA complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.

EXCLUSIVE JOB: Investigator at 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: Open, continuous
Duty Locations: Nationwide various locations including:
Ames, IA; Arlington, VA; Atlanta, GA; Boston, MA; Burlington, VT; Carson City, NV; Charles County, MD; Charlotte, NC; Chicago, IL; Clarksville, TN; Dallas Metro Area, TX; Dayton, OH; East Providence, RI; Evansville, IN; Fairfax/Alexandra, VA; Frederick, MD; Ft Belvoir, VA; Ft Hood Area, TX; Ft. Meade/Hanover, MD; Groton, CT; Guam; Herndon, VA; Hershey, PA; Jacksonville, FL; Knoxville, TN; Los Angeles County, CA; Lafayette, IN; Lancaster, TX; Las Vegas, NV; Lawton, OK; Los Alamos, NM; Louisville, KY; Manchester, NH; Metro San Antonio, TX; Naperville, IL; Nashville, TN; New York, NY; Newport, NC; Newport, RI; Norfolk, VA; North Austin, TX; Oklahoma City Metro, OK; Portland, OR; Prince William County, VA; Raleigh, NC; Randolph, VT; Richmond, VA; Ridgecrest / China Lake, CA; Roanoke/Blacksburg, VA; Rochester, MN; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Santa Barbara, CA; Savannah, GA; Schaumburg, IL; Schenectady, NY; Scott AFB, IL; Seattle, WA; South Bend, IN; South Texas Valley, TX; Suffolk County, NY; Suffolk, VA; Toledo, OH; Waynesburg, PA; Westchester, NY; Wichita Falls, TX; Winston-Salem, NC;
***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.

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 Aleia Maculam would submit an application named MACULAM_ALEIA_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-052018-003

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

SF-50 and DD-214

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

Letter of Certification

You DO NOT need to request a Letter of Certification for this exclusive position.
EXCLUSIVE JOB: International Program Specialist at the Commercial Law Development Program

Job Title: International Program Specialist
Department: U.S. Department of Commerce
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Office of the General Counsel, Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP)
Salary Range: $56,233-$81,548
Series & Grade: 0301 / GS-9 to GS-12
Promotion Potential: GS-12
Application Close Date: Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 5:00 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

Established in 1992, CLDP is a division of the U.S. Department of Commerce that helps achieve U.S. foreign policy goals in developing and post-conflict countries through commercial legal reforms. CLDP’s unique, government-to-government technical assistance draws upon highly-experienced regulators, judges, policymakers, business leaders and attorneys from both the public and private sectors to deliver results that make meaningful and lasting changes to the legal and business environments of our host countries.

CLDP lawyers, resident advisors, program specialists and administrative personnel are multicultural and have expertise in international business, commercial laws, trade relations and development assistance. Most members of CLDP’s staff speak at least two languages fluently, and much of CLDP’s work is conducted in the language of the host country. Partnering with many Commerce Department bureaus, the federal judiciary, other U.S. Government agencies and international organizations, CLDP designs and implements conferences and workshops, utilizes long and short-term advisors and trains foreign delegations in the U.S. and other countries to improve commercial legal frameworks.

More information about CLDP can be found at: http://cldp.doc.gov/.

POSITION DUTIES

CLDP is looking for an energetic, innovative and results oriented individual who will enjoy working in a dynamic, fast-paced and mission driven organization as an International Program Specialist (IPS). The incumbent will perform duties such as:

  • Assisting attorneys with the design and implementation of technical assistance programs related to the rule of law;
  • Identifying and securing the logistical support needed to execute technical assistance programs through multiple procurement mechanisms;
  • Analyzing the impact of programs and writing reports to USAID, the U.S. Department of State, and other government agencies identifying CLDP’s activities and achievements;
  • Developing, planning and preparing overall program budgets based on CLDP interagency agreements including tracking budgets as expenditures occur, notifying funding agencies of spending rates, and sending regular bills for CLDP programs;
  • Traveling overseas to prepare and implement trainings, workshops and consultations;
  • Monitoring federal regulations and departmental policies to ensure that all CLDP plans and expenditures comply with the relevant requirements;
  • Liaising with government officials, judges and other high level diplomatic, community and business leaders in foreign countries. This includes initiating and maintaining ongoing working relationships;
  • Sharing programmatic and administrative recommendations with senior staff members;
  • Developing briefing and training materials and making presentations to high level officials both within the U.S. government and foreign countries;
  • Representing the U.S. Department of Commerce at interagency conferences and meeting or the United Stated Government at meetings with foreign officials.

REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS

Applicants must possess one or more years of specialized 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). Additionally, applicants must be able to satisfy the below qualifications:

  • Ability to conduct program activities using either Arabic, Dari, Pashto, Slavic, Russian or French as the primary language;
  • Ability to manage program budgets, complex logistics, and complete procurement requests;
  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with peers and high-level U.S. and foreign officials.

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
  3. DD-214 (only required for veterans or active duty military)
  4. SF-50 (only required for current or former federal employees)
  5. Service Agreement Report submitted via NSEPnet.org to confirm application eligibility

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.

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_CLDP

For example, the applicant John Smith would submit an application named SMITH_JOHN_CLDP. 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:

DOC-CLDP-052018-001

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.

Service Agreement Report

You will need to submit a Service Agreement Report (SAR) via NSEPnet before you submit your application. This is a requirement for all applicants who have not submitted a SAR within the past 30 days. You can find links to the SAR submission tool on the NSEPnet.org homepage. Once your SAR is listed as submitted on NSEPnet, you will not need to take any further action unless directed to do so (i.e. you will not need to attach any documents to show evidence of your submitted SAR).

NSEP Service Credit

Please note that before NSEP will consider granting service credit for this position, award recipients must have demonstrated a full and good-faith effort to secure employment in the four priority agencies (DoD, DHS, State, IC).

HIRING AUTHORITY

The Department of Commerce will utilize special hiring authorities (located at Schedule A) afforded to all NSEP award recipients with active service requirements to make appointments to this position in the excepted service.

FEATURED JOB: Research Analyst/Arabic Linguist at Catalyst Operations & Analytics

Job Title: Research Analyst/Arabic Linguist
Company: Catalyst Operations & Analytics, LLC
Salary Range: Hourly compensation (consultant status); rate based on experience
Application Close Date: 20 June 2018
Duty Locations: Tysons, VA with teleworking options

Position Summary

The Research Analyst/Arabic Linguist will review large volumes of Arabic and English language documents as well as audio and video media files and provide reporting on common themes and narratives of groups and individuals included in the content. The successful researcher will place all relevant content gleaned from the documents and media files into its proper geographical and temporal context whenever possible. Please note that this is currently an independent consulting (1099 status) opportunity with the potential to grow into a fulltime employment position.

This current project is anticipated to start in June 2018 and is anticipated to last for a period of 12 months. All applicants must state that they are available able to make a 12-month commitment when applying. As an independent consultant, the individual hired for the program must provide his/her own computer.

Required Qualifications

  • Level 3 or higher proficiency in Arabic (please provide certification documentation)
  • 3+ years of general experience (or equivalent advanced degrees)
  • US Citizenship

Desired Qualifications

  • USG National Security clearance
  • Familiarity with geospatial tools such as ArcGIS, GoogleEarth, Tableau
  • Candidates should clearly demonstrate they are comfortable conducting research using Arabic language materials and meet all other required qualifications in their application materials.

Required Materials

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Arabic language certification (Level 3+) - unless native speaker

Application Instructions

Please submit the required application materials to information@catalystops.com. The subject line of your email must be the following:

Research Analyst & Arabic Linguist (NSEP)

Your resume and cover letter must be attached to the email as a PDF or MS Word document.

COA provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, COA complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.

EXCLUSIVE JOB: Vacancies at the 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 TO regional security cooperation management, strategy, public affairs, communications, program design, institution building, budget/financial management, information technology and workforce development.

At DSCA, you may be involved in a wide variety of projects. Here are just a few of DSCA's recent projects and accomplishments:

  • Provided humanitarian supplies and equipment in response to Albanian floods
  • Delivered school buses to Haiti for young children to attend school
  • Provided Foreign Military Sales to Foreign Partners in Africa to aid in counterterrorism efforts against Boko Haram and Al-Shabab
  • Delivered F-35A to Israel, Javelins to Georgia, F-35s to Norway, C130J to France and Javelins to Ukraine.

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 John Smith would submit an application named SMITH_JOHN_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-042018-252

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.

FEATURED: Opportunities in Law Enforcement at the Department of Homeland Security

Please be aware the Department of Homeland Security is hiring for hundreds of positions in law enforcement. The announcement is pasted below for your convenience. For more information and how to apply, please visit www.dhs.gov/recruitment and www.dhs.gov/careers.

If you have any questions, feel free to email nsep@nsep.gov. Good luck!


The Department's compelling mission draws candidates seeking to join a team that makes a difference in the lives of their fellow citizens. The threats and challenges facing the Department and the Nation are complex and constantly evolving. Now more than ever, DHS must recruit, develop, and retain a talented and diverse workforce.

As part of this commitment, DHS is seeking hundreds of qualified individuals to fill critical positions in law enforcement, such as criminal investigators, Customs and Border Protection officers, Border Patrol agents, special agents, physical security specialists, and police officers. We will also be filling other critical positions to include emergency management specialists, intelligence analysts, and more.

We will host a webinar providing information on DHS career opportunities; the law enforcement hiring process and timelines; special hiring authorities; effective resume writing; and how to create a profile on USAJOBS. This two-hour webinar will be offered many times over the next two months and is open to the public. If you know someone who is interested in a rewarding career with the Department, please encourage them to participate in one of the webinar sessions listed below.

Monday, April 23, 11:00 AM ET
Wednesday, April 25, 7:00 PM ET
Monday, April 30, 10:00 AM ET
Tuesday, May 8, 3:00 PM ET
Monday, May 14, 10:00 AM ET
Wednesday, May 16, 5:00 PM ET
Tuesday, May 22, 10:00 AM ET
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