Job Overview

Summary

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) located at Arlington, Virginia, with a satellite office at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, is responsible for DoD management of USG Security Cooperation and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) programs and for related policy   guidance and management for the Security Cooperation Community for US government personnel in both the U.S. and overseas as part of a Security Cooperation Office; U.S. Industry; and in support of International Customers/Foreign Purchasers.

WHO MAY APPLY:   Applicants must be citizens of, or owe allegiance, to the United States.  If selected, applicants must produce proof of citizenship at time of appointment. 

This announcement will result in a 90-day register which may be used to fill vacancies for 90 days after the closing date of this announcement. Referrals may be made as vacancies occur.

Position Summary:  To support the organizational goals through effective instruction.   The Defense Institute of Security Assistance Management (DISAM) serves as the Department of Defense single educational institution dedicated to the Security Assistance Community offering a multitude of courses for US government personnel in both the U.S. and overseas as part of a security assistance office (military and civilian), U.S. Industry, and International Customers/Foreign Purchases.  

NOTE: Initial appointment is under Schedule B appointing authority, Excepted Appointment Not-to-Exceed 3 years.  At the time of the expiration of the initial appointment an employee who adequately demonstrates professional competence can be extended in increments of 1, 2 or 3 years or for an indefinite period.    An initial appointment can be allowed to expire for an employee who does not adequately demonstrate professional competence.  The appointment cannot be converted to a permanent tenure in the competitive service. 

Position Location: Located with Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA),which is Department of Defense (DoD), located at Arlington  VA.

Duties

MAJOR DUTIES:

  • Performs instructor duties related to assigned subjects by teaching, conducting exercises, seminars, workshops, and tutorials in resident and non-resident courses and serves as guest lecturer/speaker at other agencies, educational institutions, professional schools and conferences. Develops curricula and course subject matter for resident and non-resident courses by researching and reviewing available information such as literature, directives, and regulations.
  • Acts as faculty focal point in areas of expertise, serving as functional coordinator and/or regional military department seminar director. Establishes, coordinates and writes learning objectives and lesson outlines.  Provides consultation services in responding to specific requests and inquiries from DoD, other government agencies, former students, academia and the private sector.
  • Serves as class manager and if requested, course manager, and/or military department/Regional seminar director.  Coordinates subject matter and faculty assigned to courses.  Oversees and participates in classroom setup, preparation and availability of course materials and all course administrative matters.  As course manager, establishes and maintains proper course structures, sequencing and content in coordination.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • This position requires the employee to occasionally travel away from the normal duty station to world-wide locations. Travel locations are sometimes hazardous or involve imminent danger.

Relocation Authorized

  • No