The Institute for Security Governance (ISG) seeks a Regional Program Lead for institutional capacity building programs focused on the EUCOM area of responsibility.
The Institute for Security Governance advances U.S. national security and foreign policy objectives through the application of programs and activities that enhance partners’ institutional capabilities to address shared security challenges. ISG is a DSCU capacity-building functional institute that serves as DoD's primary institutional capacity building designer and implementer, in addition to being an international schoolhouse, operating within DSCA's broader SC mandate to train, educate, advise and support foreign partners. Located at the Naval Support Activity Monterey (NSAM) in Monterey, California, ISG executes over 600+ ICB activities annually. This position is in ISG's Regional Advising Division, serving as a Regional Program Lead (RPL) for EUCOM institutional capacity building efforts.
ISG is seeking a Regional Program Lead to join the team as an instructional faculty member who will lead, manage and orchestrate a team of government and contractor faculty/experts who directly contribute to Partner Nation institutional capacity building, and general Security Cooperation. This position supports various Security cooperation’s programs and functions. The RPL will prioritize resourcing, planning, and monitoring and will adapt specific country projects. As an instructional faculty member, the incumbent is responsible for advising partner defense and security institutions, enabling ICB within U.S. security cooperation, facilitating and developing project learning objectives, and formally teaching in multiple environments in support of ISG missions and activities.
This is an Excepted appointment for an initial three years, which may be renewed every one, two, three or year years or indefinitely. This position is with the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA), Defense Security Cooperation University (DSCU), Institute for Security Governance. This is a remote position.
DSCA's mission is to advance U.S. national security and foreign policy interests by building the capacity of foreign partners in order to encourage and enable allies and partners to respond to shared challenges.
DSCU is the DoD’s center of intellectual life for Security Cooperation (SC). DSCU delivers education, training, research, and analysis to the U.S. SC Workforce and Institutional Capacity Building (ICB) and education to our allies and partners to meet the current and future global SC mission.
DSCU supports DSCA’s mission of training, educating, and providing for the long-term development of the SC Workforce and enabling Partner Nations (PNs) to effectively, efficiently, and responsibly manage their security institutions. Through the work of DSCU, U.S. personnel become SC community practitioners and PN’s develop responsible, effective security establishments based on the rule of law, civilian control of the military, and respect for democracy and international human rights.
DSCU educates the security cooperation workforce and other members of the security cooperation enterprise to think creatively and critically in applying security cooperation to support national security and foreign policy objectives.
We are looking for enthusiastic, dynamic, and talented individuals with expertise and significant experience in an international context to perform the following duties:
Serves as Regional Program Lead. Lead Faculty Senior Lecturer as the regional expert who serves in the key ICB advising position to support the planning, design, execution, and monitoring of country-level ICB initiatives, in addition to other faculty tasks. This position requires knowledge of change management concepts and techniques including advising/consulting methodologies.
In addition, the following duties will be performed:
Senior Lecturers serve as specialists in their respective disciplines and will support/lead in the advising, consulting, education, training, and academic/scholarly content creation missions of the University
Requires knowledge of the practice of international education and ICB and how these are implemented within the US Department of Defense Security Cooperation Enterprise.
Provides academic advice to facilitate an understanding for independent judgment, academic rigor, and intellectual honesty, while working to foster goals through relationships that advance freedom of inquiry, demonstrate individual and professional integrity, and encourage common respect.
Supports the assessment of the quality of course syllabi and supports faculty in their relevant subjects for experimentation and validation.
Sustains and develops academic expertise through participation within and contributions to the community and discipline.
Participates in academic or professional research to create new knowledge or solutions related to SC and ICB topics and to the more specialized topics of the practice area/discipline.
Publishes findings in reputable scholarly or professional outlets, which can include, inter alia, peer-reviewed for a, University publications, relevant blogs, and specialized defense, military, and civil-military publications.
Participates in DSCU self-governance to support the academic mission of the University in its use of technologies and services impacting teaching, learning, research, and scholarship.
Master’s degree from a regionally or nationally accredited university in a relevant functional area required: international relations, economics, foreign affairs, history, political science, business administration, defense and strategy, or a related field that supports DSCU’s programming, research, and analysis needs.
Seven or more years of experience in topics relevant to security cooperation/institutional capacity building/irregular warfare that align with OSD-Policy priorities.
Seven or more years in experience in leadership, management, strategy, or planning tasks in government, military, private sector, or academia.
Documented intellectual contributions in area(s) of expertise.
Experience in developing, assessing, executing, evaluating, and revising resident and relevant virtual curricula and/or partner nation advising materials.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Must be a United States Citizen.
Must be able obtain and maintain a Top Secret clearance.
Must be able to pass pre-employment and random drug testing.
Must be able to work other than normal hours, which may include evening, weekends, and/or holidays and/or overtime.
Must be able to travel away from the normal duty station on military or commercial aircraft.
Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.
This is a SC (SC) position due to the nature of the position’s duties and responsibilities. Incumbent must attain DoD SC Workforce (SCW) Certification and complete related continuous learning requirements in accordance with the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) 2017, Title 10 United States Code, Section 384, and DoD Instruction 5132.15, "Implementation of the Security Cooperation Workforce Certification Program," and any future amendments thereto.
Salary will be based on commensurate experience, demonstrated ability, and education.
Recruitment and relocation incentives are not authorized since this is a remote position.
HOW TO APPLY AND REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:
This announcement will have cutoff dates. Applications will be accepted from May 18, 2023 through August 15, 2023 (possibly extended past 60 days), at midnight EST. Applications received by the Initial Cut-Off Date will be reviewed and possibly referred to management if all documents are submitted and qualified for the position.
Subsequent referrals to the Hiring Manager will occur weekly. The first cut-off date for this position will be June 2, 2023. Then every other Thursday thereafter until positions are filled.
To ensure full consideration for this announcement, you MUST submit the following with your application.
CV/resume and a statement of interest which includes (professional expertise, specialty, and relevant research, publications). Names and contact information for references may be requested later.
Copy of your master’s degree transcript is required. We will accept an unofficial transcript during the application process; however, you must provide an official transcript before a contingent offer can be extended.
If you are a current Federal Employee, we will need a current copy of your SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action. Please redact Personal Identifiable Information (i.e. SSN, DOB).
If applicable, veteran’s documentation (signed DD-214 (member 4 copy), SF-15, VA letter, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, or other acceptable documentation.)
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IF YOU ARE A VETERAN
Veteran's preference does not apply when selecting individuals under this specific hiring authority. However, if you claim veteran's preference, we strongly encourage you to indicate if you are a veteran in your application when applying to DSCU positions and you must provide a copy of your signed DD-214 (member 4 copy), SF-15 sf15.pdf (opm.gov), VA disability rating letter, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, or other acceptable documentation.
Are you a current active-duty service member? If yes, you are required to submit a statement of service printed on command letterhead and signed by the command. The statement of service must provide the branch of service, rate/rank, all dates of service, the expected date of discharge and anticipated character of service (Honorable, General, etc.). Please note: you will be ineligible for consideration if your statement of service is not submitted with your application or it shows an expected discharge or release date greater than 120 days from the date of the submission of the certification.
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DSCA’s mission is to advance U.S. national security and foreign policy interests by building the capacity of foreign security forces to respond to shared challenges. DSCA leads the broader U.S. security cooperation enterprise in its efforts to train, educate, advise, and equip foreign partners.Organization Type: Government Agency DSCA delivers effective, enduring, and timely partner capabilities that advance U.S. national security and foreign policy interests.