ACADEMIC SPECIALIST

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Feb 22, 2019
Closes
Mar 02, 2019
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Occasional travel - Seldom 15% or less


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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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/SCI security determination to occupy a Special Sensitive position within the agency as a condition of employment.

To qualify for this position, you must:
  • Possess an earned Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education (or international equivalent) in an international relations/affairs, security studies, political science, public policy, or national security-related discipline or technical degree relevant to countering weapons of mass destruction.
  • Demonstrated experience coordinating outreach programs and managing projects as it relates to organizing visits, scheduling classrooms, managing timelines, tracking budgets and interfacing with sponsors/project managers.
  • Ability to conduct independent or directed research and to communicate effectively in speech and in writing for academic support and administration.
  • Experience providing support with travel, procurement, training, event management, website management, and utilizing automated systems/software programs.
  • Ability to interact and collaborate professionally with staff and personnel from academia, the US government, foreign governments, international organizations, or the private sector.
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Possess a Master's degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education (or international equivalent) in an international relations/affairs, security studies, political science, public policy, or national security-related discipline or technical degree relevant to countering weapons of mass destruction.
  • Knowledge of countering WMD issues, especially as they relate to U.S. Government national security and homeland security policies and interests, and understanding of WMD characteristics.

Volunteer Experience: Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills, and can provide valuable training and experience that translates to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

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.

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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.

  • Describe your experience in coordinating outreach programs and managing projects. Include your role in organizing visits, scheduling classrooms, managing timelines, tracking budgets and interfacing with sponsors and other project managers.
  • Describe your research and presentation experience; include topics addressed and types of presentations created.
  • Describe your experience in office administration as it relates to the following:
    • Planning and executing events (number of people involved)
    • Procurement
    • Website management
    • Automated software programs
    • Training and Travel Coordination
  • Describe your experience interacting and collaborating professionally with staff and personnel from academia, the US government, foreign governments, international organizations, or the private sector.

Read more Security clearance Top Secret

Drug test required Yes


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