Supervisory Lecturer (Applied Research) AD-1730-05 | Defense Security Cooperation Agency Job at Defense Security Cooperation Agency, Arlington, VA

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  • Defense Security Cooperation Agency
  • Arlington, VA

Job Description

Supervisory Lecturer (Applied Research)

AD-1730-05, Billet 570

Defense Security Cooperation Agency

Defense Security Cooperation University

BG Charles Young Research, Analysis, and Lessons Learned Institute

Duty Location: Arlington, VA

This position is in the Department of Defense (DoD), Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA), Defense Security Cooperation University (DSCU), BG Charles Young Research, Analysis, and Lessons Learned Institute, located in Arlington, VA.  This is an Excepted appointment for an initial three years, which may be renewed every one, two or three years, indefinitely.

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.

As the dedicated research institute of the Defense Security Cooperation University (DSCU)—the U.S. Department of Defense university responsible for advancing the knowledge and practice of Security Cooperation—the Brigadier General Charles Young Research, Analysis, and Lessons Learned Institute (the Young Institute) serves as the premier resource for research and knowledge on Security Cooperation. The Young Institute advances the DSCU mission by fostering analysis, research, scholarship, and critical inquiry that advances the field of Security Cooperation, enables application of lessons learned, and promotes evidence-based decision-making.

DSCU supports DSCA’s congressionally directed mission of training, educating, and providing for the long-term development of the security cooperation workforce and enabling partner nations to effectively and responsibly manage their security institutions. Through the work of DSCU, U.S. and partner nation personnel become security cooperation community practitioners and responsible, effective members of security establishments committed to the rule of law, civilian control over the military, and respect for democracy and international human rights.

Global defense partnerships are more likely to advance shared national security objectives if knowledge on security cooperation is used to inform trusted approaches that are institutionalized in practice.  To accomplish this, the DSCU Young Institute supports and enables the security cooperation enterprise to build, share, and apply evidence-based knowledge across communities.

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 a Supervisory Lecturer (Applied Research) to lead and provide the administrative and developmental support required for employees assigned to them, allowing employees to focus on their major duties.
  • Supports the faculty and the University’s goal of achieving and maintaining high academic standards in support of security cooperation workforce professionalization and providing applied research expertise to US officials to better inform policy and decision-making.
  • Assesses of the quality of course syllabi and support faculty in their relevant subjects for experimentation and validation.
  • Serves as principal advisor to DSCU leadership on applied research programs, analysis, initiatives, and procedures affecting University requirements and operations.
  • Advises on business operations decisions necessary to ensure effective delivery of DSCU’s research management, strategic engagement, and lessons learned programs and activities.
  • Provides advice on staff structure, operations, activities, and program initiatives.
  • Provides guidance to personnel relating to policies, priorities, practices, and procedures assuring smooth and efficient operations.

QUALIFICATIONS: Your resume must support all of the following requirements to be considered for the position. Please ensure transcripts reflecting a conferred master’s degree are also provided with your application:

  • A 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, analysis, or messaging needs. An earned- terminal degree/doctorate preferred.
  • Seven or more years’ experience in topics relevant to security cooperation/institutional capacity building/irregular warfare that align with OSD Policy priorities. Experience includes: leadership, management, strategy, or planning tasks in government, military, private sector, or academia; documented intellectual contributions in area(s) of expertise; teaching experience and/or experience advising senior leaders; and 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 Critical Sensitive High-Risk 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 an SC position due to the nature of the position’s duties and responsibilities. Incumbent must attain DoD Security Cooperation 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 Security Cooperation Certification Program 2.0 requirements. Requirements for Proficiency Level 3 - At least 1 year of successful SC work experience with a performance appraisal rating of 3 or better. Incumbent must complete DoD SCW Expert level certification requirements within two years of entering the SC position. In addition, 80 hours of continuing education (CUE) every two years.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

  • Salary will be based on commensurate experience, demonstrated ability, and education.
  • Recruitment or relocation incentives may be authorized.
  • A probationary period may be required.

HOW TO APPLY:

Applications will be accepted from June 5, 2024, through June 12, 2024, at midnight EST. Please apply through this HERC system or through the Defense Security Cooperation Agency email address at: dsca.ncr.adm-tm.mbx.dscu-ad-resume-submission@mail.mil In the subject line on the email, reference the job announcement number: Supervisory Lecturer (Applied Research) #570-2024

To ensure full consideration, please submit:

  • A statement of interest and CV/resume which includes the qualifications described in this announcement (professional expertise, specialty, and relevant research, publications). Names and contact information for references may be requested later.
  • A 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.)

The HERC system only allows you to send three documents. Any additional documents can be sent to the e-mail address below. In the subject line on the email, reference the job announcement title and number: Supervisory Lecturer (Applied Research) #570-2024

Please address any questions and application/e-documents to:

Defense Security Cooperation Agency c/o dsca.ncr.adm-tm.mbx.dscu-ad-resume-submission@mail.mil

We will only accept electronic submissions.

NOTE: IF YOU ARE A VETERAN , Veteran’s preference will be applied for DSCU positions. 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, VA 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.

PLEASE REVIEW THE BELOW LINK FOR OTHER SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS needed for proof of eligibility:

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

To learn more, please consult the following resources:

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency is an equal opportunity employer. For additional information about DSCA and DSCU, please refer to the website at and

About Defense Security Cooperation Agency

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.

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