Security Cooperation Assessment Team Lead - (Arlington, VA) Job

Security Cooperation Assessment Team Lead - (Arlington, VA) (Job Number:432424)


The Security Cooperation (SC) Assessment Team Lead will work onsite at the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) headquarters and coordinate with the DSCA staff and the assessment teams at Geographic Combatant Commands (GCCs) to plan, schedule, arrange logistics for, and perform assessment, monitoring, and evaluation (AME) activities for security cooperation programs on a global basis. The SC Assessment Team Lead will oversee a team of Security Cooperation Assessment Coordinators at DSCA to assist GCC AME teams in developing and using approved metrics to judge operational capacity and capability improvements in foreign security forces.


- Bachelor’s degree.

- Army, Air Force, Marine, or Navy foreign area officer (FAO) or equivalent, with experience working in a US Office of Security Cooperation (OSC) or equivalent, coordinating security assistance and security cooperation programs for partner nations.

- Minimum ten years overall experience as an officer in the U.S. Armed Forces with experience in an overseas conflict zone.

- Minimum five years of project management experience, including requirement gathering, design, implementation, and ongoing program management.

- Experience as a staff officer or action officer at a major DoD headquarters, e.g., OSD, Joint Staff, Combatant Command staff, Defense agency, or Service headquarters.

- In-depth knowledge of DoD security cooperation programs, State Department security assistance programs, and the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) process.

- Ability to work with US State Department, DoD, and foreign military senior officers and officials in a respectful, professional, and direct manner.

- Professional in conduct and appearance.

- Excellent oral and written communications skills. Able to write high quality formal reports that will be provided to senior U.S. military and civilian officials.

- Excellent analytical skills.

- Capable of organizing and completing all planning, support, scheduling, and execution activities for overseas travel.

- Able to work independently with minimal direction and exhibit a high level of initiative, attention to detail, and accuracy in all work, while tracking multiple tasks

- Able and willing to travel in locally provided military aircraft, vehicles, and boats for trips to remote bases.

- Able and willing to work in high threat areas.

- Physically fit, specifically able and willing to walk up to two miles over rough terrain, carry 40-pound bags, hike up hills, climb towers, go into confined spaces, examine vessels, vehicles, aircraft, and military facilities in a field environment, and work in extreme hot or cold weather with conditions such as high winds, rain, snow, and high altitude (over 10,000 feet).


- Master's degree and/or diploma from a US military Command and Staff College or equivalent.

- Five years’ experience and knowledge of public policy and operations.

- Five years’ experience planning, designing, and implementing assessment, monitoring, and evaluation programs in the security sector.



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Job Posting: Nov 17, 2017, 4:01:45 PM
Primary Location: United States-VA-ARLINGTON
Clearance Level Must Currently Possess: Top Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Top Secret/SCI
Potential for Teleworking: No
Travel: Yes, 25% of the time
Shift: Day Job
Schedule: Full-time

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