International Affairs and Policy Subject Matter Expert

Key Role:

Support and build strategic partnerships with various domestic and international governmental entities and organizations to advance US national security objectives.  Apply expertise and recommendations regarding policy direction in the areas of international affairs, regional security, military training and operations, plans, and defense trade. Coordinate with staff sections, including higher, adjacent, and subordinate commands and complete tasks associated with planning and preparing a DoD client for meetings, conferences, visits with allies, services, agencies, commands, and other parties. Compile and coordinate approval packages for international agreements. Plan, support, and assess various engagements and activities and organize and support campaign planning and transformational concepts. Develop assessment reports.

Basic Qualifications:

-5+ years of experience with building and sustaining DoD international or domestic partner relationships

-Experience in supporting DoD operations, strategy, policy analysis, or planning with service, Joint, non-DoD organizations, or foreign nations

-Experience with DoD security cooperation concepts, procedures, and execution as conducted by combatant commands

-Experience with strategic or operational partnerships supporting military service elements, Joint Commands, DoD agencies, non-DoD organizations, or foreign nations

-Experience with drafting decision memos, briefing papers, and other papers on international affairs topics in preparation for international and interagency meetings, including briefing flag officers, SES, and senior leaders

-Active Secret clearance

-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 the DoD strategy, the Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR), and Global Force Management (GFM)

-Possession of excellent organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills

-TS/SCI preferred

-MA or MS degree in International Affairs or a related field a plus


Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information; Secret clearance is required.

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