Security Cooperation Analyst, Mid

Key Role:

Apply security cooperation policy, process, authorities, and planning subject matter expertise to DoD air to ground integration (AGI) programs, including coordinating partner nation assessments and analyses and executing program design, resourcing, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation. Coordinate and synchronize with a service component’s headquarters staff, Combatant Commands and other Service component commands, major subordinate commands, direct reporting units, and country team officials to maximize efficiency and effectiveness of program resources and activities.  Design programs per changes mandated by the FY17 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA-17) with a specific focus on the elements of partner assessments and significant security cooperation initiative (SSCI) planning and execution. Support U.S. interactions related to AGI with foreign security forces personnel, including military to military engagements, senior leader engagements, exercises, and building partnership capacity. This job requires international travel throughout Europe and Africa.

Basic Qualifications:

-10+ years of experience with DoD joint fire support, joint targeting processes, and joint and coalition close air support operations
-3+ years of experience with planning, coordinating, and executing operations or events with foreign security forces fixed or rotary wing platforms to conduct close air support operations

-3+ years of experience in working with DoD security cooperation or security assistance programs, including policy and program management

-Knowledge of capabilities-based assessments and gap analysis

-Ability to travel throughout Europe and Africa

-Active Secret clearance

-BA or BS degree

Additional Qualifications:

-Experience as a close air support operational instructor and evaluator

-Experience with developing and delivering AGI related training modules to foreign security forces personnel
-Experience in the U.S. European Command (EUCOM) or U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) areas of responsibility (AOR)

-Experience with researching and analyzing DoD and Department of State legislation, policies, and directives and the analysis, preparation, and presentation of data to leadership

-Knowledge of DoD institutional capacity building and assessment, monitoring, and evaluation guidance and processes 

-Knowledge of U.S. Embassy organizations and processes and coordinating activities with the Department of State and U.S. embassies

-Knowledge of formal DoD and U.S. Air Force staffing processes
-MA or MS degree in International Relations, Foreign Policy, or related field

-Completion of Defense Security Cooperation University courses

Clearance:

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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