The Security Cooperation (SC) Program Coordinator 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 DoD (Title 10) security cooperation programs on a global basis. The SC Program Coordinator will work as a member of a team of SC Program 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 9+ years of military experience.
- Experience as a Navy Surface Warfare Officer
- Active DoD Secret security clearance is required. Must be able to obtain TS/SCI
- In-depth knowledge of DoD Title 10 security cooperation programs, State Department Title 22 security assistance programs, and the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) process.
- 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.
- Minimum five years of project management experience, including requirement gathering, design, implementation, and ongoing program management.
- 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 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).
DESIRED EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION:
- U.S. 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. Navy Surface Warfare Officer qualified person preferred.
- Master's degree and/or diploma from a US military or partner nation 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.