Engagements Subject Matter Expert

Key Role:

Support the development of strategic partnerships with various domestic and international governmental entities and organizations. Complete tasks associated with planning, coordinating, and preparing a DoD client for meetings, conferences, visits with allies, services, agencies, commands, and other parties, including visiting coordination, logistics, and command information packages. Compile and coordinate approval packages for international agreements. Plan, support, and assess security cooperation activities and organize and support international engagements. Follow DoD international agreements and security cooperation processes.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of experience with building and sustaining DoD international or domestic partner relationships
  • Experience with DoD Security Cooperation concepts, procedures, and execution as conducted by Combatant Commands
  • Experience in supporting DoD operations, strategy, policy analysis, or planning with Service, Joint, non-DoD organizations, or foreign nations
  • Experience with strategic or operational partnerships supporting military service elements, Joint Commands, DoD agencies, non-DoD organizations, or foreign nations
  • Experience with working in military service or Joint staff, including supporting senior military personnel and civilians
  • Knowledge of military processes, methodologies, and orders
  • TS/SCI with a polygraph
  • BA or BS degree

Additional Qualifications:

  • Experience in working with US Embassy country teams, theater combatant commanders, and foreign partners to establish and maintain relationships supportive of DoD objectives
  • Experience with working across DoD and interagency partners to inform and support policy analysis decisions
  • Experience with working in a major headquarters staff level
  • Experience with the DoD strategy for operating in Cyberspace, the Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR), the National Disclosure Policy (NDP), and Global Force Management (GFM)
  • Experience with drafting decision memos, briefing papers, and other papers on international affairs topics in preparation for international and interagency meetings, including briefing senior leaders
  • Ability to pay strict attention to detail
  • Possession of excellent organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills
  • Possession of excellent oral and written communication skills
  • BA or BS degree in a technical or business field preferred or MA or MS degree in International Affairs or related field a plus
  • Completion of Defense Security Cooperation Agency sponsored training preferred


Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information; TS/SCI with polygraph is required.

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