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Job Title:Research Analyst

Department:Department of Defense

Agency:National Defense University

Job Announcement Number:NDU-13-014-792916

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$70,000.00 to $90,000.00 / Per Year


Wednesday, November 21, 2012 to Wednesday, December 05, 2012




Full Time - Excepted Service Term NTE 1 year


1 vacancy in the following location:
Fort McNair, DC United StatesView Map


United States Citizens


The National Defense University (NDU) educates military and civilian leaders through teaching, research, and outreach in national security strategy, national military strategy, and national resource strategy; joint and multinational operations; information strategies, operations, and resource management; acquisition; and regional defense and security studies.

The Conflict Records Research Center (CRRC) at NDU was established to fulfill the Secretary of Defense’s intent to enable research into captured records with “complete openness and rigid adherence to academic freedom and integrity.” The CRRC’s mission is to facilitate the use of captured records to support research, both within and outside the government.

This is a Title 10 Excepted Service Appointment.  Appointment not to exceed 1 year with the possibility for extension.


  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Individual must be able to obtain a Top Secret security clearance


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  • Serves as a research analyst and program manager for the Conflict Records Research Center (CRRC), Institute for National Strategic Studies, National Defense University
  • Provides research, operational, and outreach support to the Director and the staff of the CRRC
  • Works with other CRRC staff to identify, prioritize, categorize, transfer, and maintain records in the CRRC and other research databases in full compliance with the CRRC charter and standard operating procedures
  • Supports the external research mission of the Center, requiring work with visiting scholar and researchers
  • Conducts original research at the direction of the CRRC Director and the Deputy Director


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  1. Ability to read very basic Arabic
  2. College-level mastery of the English language (spoken and written) and ability to edit and conduct research in English

Qualifications that are desirable, but not required:

Ability to conduct research in Arabic and/or translate from Arabic to English

Familiarity with military and bureaucratic terminology

Document Exploitation (DOCEX) experience


Seldom work-related travel

Position is subject to drug testing



Applicants will be evaluated by information provided in the Assessment Questionnaire. If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.


- Experience designing and producing outreach materials, including graphics, newsletters, and reports

- Knowledge of library science and digital collections

- Management of or research in digital archives

- Academic study in international relations, history, national security affairs, or the humanities or social science

- An understanding of the Saddam Hussein government, al-Qaeda or affiliated movements, and/or contemporary Afghan or Middle Eastern history, terrorism, or U.S. foreign policy

- Participation in or support of scholarly or national security-related research projects 


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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. To find out more, go to


  • Relocation expenses will not be paid.
  • This is a National Defense University (NDU) civilian faculty position as provided under Title 10.  Initial appointment is not to exceed 1 year; may be renewed in one- to three-year increments thereafter.


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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete application package.

Click ‘Apply Online' to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.

  1. Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire and upload required documents.
  2. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application.
  3. Applications must be received by the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.
  4. Check application status or return to a previous or incomplete application by logging into your USAJOBS account, clicking Application Status, then More Information for this position.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID: 792916. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.  

You are highly encouraged to submit your application package and complete your assessment questionnaire on-line.   If you cannot apply online:

  1. Click to view and print the assessment questionnaire: View Occupational Questionnaire
  2. Print form 1203FX to provide your response to the assessment questionnaire
  3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144.  Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.


You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  1. Résumé: The latest resume submitted will be used to determine qualifications.
  2. Copies of your higher education transcripts to verify possession of degree(s) held. Unofficial copies are acceptable at the application phase. You will be required to provide official transcripts at the time of a tentative offer of employment.
  3. Complete Assessment Questionnaire
  4. Veterans Preference Documentation - If applicable, DD-214 (Member 4 copy), Standard Form 15, and VA Letter

Please do not provide documents that are not listed above or documents that contain your photo or medical records.


Chris Funk
Phone: (317)212-2411
Agency Information:
National Defense University Title X
300 5th Avenue Bldg 62 RM 201
Washington, DC


The questionnaire will assess your qualifications for the job, and will be used to identify the best qualified applicants to be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interviews. We will notify you of the outcome after each of these steps has been completed. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation.

You will no longer need to call the HR Office to determine your application status. USAJOBS has added an alert setting to their system to drive status updates notification for applicants. You can elect to activate the proactive notification from your USAJOBS profile at any point during the application process to sign-up for automatic alerts when there are status changes for jobs to which you have applied.

It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed is received, legible and accurate.

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