Advisory and Assistance Services (A&AS) support
Work in close collaboration with Government staff to support oversight, planning, and execution of international cooperative scientific research and development, and other technical projects, in the countering weapons of mass destruction (CWMD) mission space. Monitor project completion from initiation through delivery to meet goals and objectives. Assist with the development and coordination of international research, development, test, and evaluation (RDT&E) agreements (project agreements (PAs), information exchange annexes (IEAs), equipment and materiel transfers (E&MTs) and other agreements). This multistage process involves working with Science and Technology Managers (STMs) to finalize the agreement, writing the required documents (such as a summary statement of intent (SSOI)), as well as staffing and coordinating clearance/approval of the agreement by DTRA, AT&L(IC), OSD(P), and other OSD, as well as the international partner management and technical points of contact. Assist with the preparation and execution of bilateral engagements between foreign partners and J9ST. Assist with the preparation of and obtaining clearance for briefings and documents for disclosure to representatives from partner nations. Assist with the coordination, clearance, and approval of foreign visitors to both DTRA and the Engility Lorton facility. This process requires frequent interaction with the DTRA security office, Engility Security Managers, and the Engility Export Control Office. Interact with Department of State, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Defense, and other government organizations, as well as representatives from partner nations in support of DTRA R&D priorities. Conduct research and analysis in order to prepare documents (information papers, briefs, etc.). Assist with trip coordination/planning and logistics for international travel by senior leadership. Administrative support (not previously identified) as required. Support development of international engagement and cooperation strategies Maintain "Library" of J9 International Activities / International Activity Updates/Reporting Consolidate on a weekly basis all J9 international engagement events/activities for ST reporting at J9 staff meeting Coordinate J9 International S&T and External Engagement (STI) EIS tasker responses Coordinate J9 foreign disclosure process and support for review and approval of J9 information release Provide mission support to J9 Departments in defining potential cooperative S&T projects. Support DTRA's development and review of project proposals for the OSD Coalition Warfare Program Draft and maintain standard operating procedures for information disclosure, foreign travel, foreign visits, and reporting of foreign engagement activities. Detail oriented work approach, enthusiasm to explore the topic or issue at hand, as well as reasons behind it and issues surrounding it. Proactive attitude that focuses on creating ideas and plans for correcting issues and handling daily tasks. Patience and determination to explore problems and all of their elements so that they can be resolved accurately. The ability to communicate clearly and effectively in both written and oral form. This must include the ability to explain technical concepts clearly to a non-technical audience. Prior Experience as a DoD member, or direct contract support to the DTRA, military staff, or other DoD agencies Project Analyst, or Project Management support experience Proficiency in interactions with internal and external senior leaders/representatives, such as DTRA/J9 and DTRA front office leadership, OSD, Military Services, Department of State, Department of Homeland Security, and other government organizations, in support of DTRA priorities Knowledge and experience in RDT&E management principles and processes, analytical and evaluative methods, and techniques for assessing foreign technical capabilities and cooperative program opportunities. Ability to work in close collaboration with Government staff to support oversight, planning, and execution of international cooperative scientific research and other technical projects, with duties ranging from administrative support and information management to preparation of information papers for senior leaders, support for J9STI staff members interaction with J9 program managers, and as backup for STI staff as needed Ability to conduct duties independently with limited oversight, exercising discretion and judgment, subject to assigned goals, priorities, and objectives. Must hold minimum of SECRET clearance Additional desiredexperience Knowledge and experience in RDT&E management principles and processes, analytical and evaluative methods and techniques for assessing foreign technical capabilities and cooperative program opportunities. In-depth knowledge and experience in DoD international relations, RDT&E and Acquisition cooperative agreements, and foreign disclosure and export control restrictions as they relate to CBRNE/WMD and DTRA's mission. Knowledge and experience in technical program management, government acquisition requirements, and international cooperative research, development, and acquisition. Knowledge of National Disclosure Policy and Foreign Disclosure processes Knowledge of International Armaments Cooperation process and Agreements Knowledge of legal authorities and applicable statutes, DoD directives and regulations, and policies concerning security cooperation and cooperative RDT&E programs Knowledge and experience in working with foreign partners Experience in technology information protection and control, development of technology foreign release plans, coordinating approval for foreign release of technical reports, papers, and briefings, and investigating and coordinating International Trafficking in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and Export Administration Regulations (EAR) export control license or exemptions in support of RDT&E programs. Expertise in application of data management software, including SharePoint and other Microsoft applications. Experience in designing SharePoint sites, Excel spreadsheets and data management applications is strongly desired .USI IS AN EQUALOPPORTUNITY, AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER AND A DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE. The above informationhas been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed byemployees within this classification. Itis not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory ofall duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assignedto this position. All USI employment iscontingent upon individual's providing legal proof of identity andauthorization to work in the United States and satisfactory background checkresults. Employment with USI is"at will" in accordance with Federal/State laws. USI provides equalemployment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applications foremployment. In addition to federal lawrequirements, USI complies with applicable state and local laws governingnondiscrimination in employment.