DIRECTOR, CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION
Occasional travel - 15% or less
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
Background or Security Investigation: This is a Special Sensitive position which requires a background investigation. The individual selected for this position is required to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security determination to occupy a Special Sensitive position within the agency as a condition of employment.
- Education: Applicant must have a Master's degree in an international relations/affairs, public policy, or national security affairs-related area or in a technical field relevant to countering weapons of mass destruction. An earned Ph.D. or terminal degree in these areas is preferred.
- Experience: A minimum of 15 years of professional experience in senior positions within civilian or military components of the U.S. Government or comparable experience at non-governmental organizations or other entities in the fields of national security or international affairs involving regular interactions with U.S. Government components, including at least 10 years in the area of countering weapons of mass destruction and at least 5 years in organizational management positions.
- Teaching: Applicant must have experience in managing or teaching in graduate-level education.
- Research: Applicant must have experience in managing and conducting high quality scholarly or professional research in the area of countering WMD.
- Building Partnerships: Applicant must have experience in leadership roles interacting with high-level government officials, senior officers, and private-sectors professionals in the area of countering WMD policies and strategies.
- Leadership: Demonstrate a record of successful leadership in organizational innovation and institutional collaboration, and proven ability to lead, mentor, and manage faculty and/or staff in pursuit of institutional and academic excellence.
This is a Title 10 Excepted Service Appointment. Appointment is not to exceed 3 years with the possibility for extension. Applications for this vacancy require a narrative assessment questionnaire to be completed by each applicant and uploaded as a separate document with submission. The required narrative questions are listed in the "How You Will Be Evaluated" section. Responses to the narrative questions must be completed and uploaded with the other specified required documents.
NDU has a comprehensive benefits package that includes retirement, social security, and thrift savings; health, life, and long term care insurance; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays. NDU employees enjoy flexible work schedules, transit subsidy, and the opportunity to telecommute.
Initial Probationary Period: You will be required to serve an initial probationary period of 18 months.
Reemployed Annuitants: Department of Defense has the authority to hire annuitants without reduction in pay. For more information, go to: http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/1400.25-V300.pdf
If you are unable to apply online, view the following link for information regarding Alternate Application.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
A screening panel will review your resume and narrative answers to the assessment questions to evaluate your qualifications for the position. NDU uses a multi-tier selection process for academic positions You must attach a separate document with answers to the questions listed below. The following questions will be reviewed by the NDU screening panel. Pease provide examples of your experiences that address each of the following factors:
- WMD Practitioner: Describe your professional experience within civilian or military components of the U.S. Government or comparable experience at non-governmental organizations or other entities in the fields of national security or international affairs involving regular interactions with U.S. Government components. Describe your professional experience in the area of countering weapons of mass destruction and organizational management.
- Teaching: Describe your experience teaching and/or managing graduate-level education, including with regard to countering WMD.
- Research: Describe your experience in managing and conducting scholarly or professional research in the area of countering weapons of mass destruction.
- Building Partnerships: Describe your experience interacting productively with high-level government officials, senior officers, and private-sector professionals, and your skills in building bridges among diverse organizations.
- Leadership: Describe your leadership experience in organizational innovation and institutional collaboration, and proven ability to lead, mentor, and manage faculty and/or staff in pursuit of institutional and academic excellence. Please include the positions held.