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    This position is part of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency, located in Arlington, VA.

    This position is located in the Building Partner Capacity Directorate (BPC) in Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA), Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy (OUSD (P)). DSCA is responsible for planning, coordinating, administering, and supervising Department of Defense (DoD) BPC programs for the transfer of defense articles and services, and enhancing defense institutions by sale or grant to foreign governments and international organizations. The BPC Directorate is the focal point within DSCA for execution and management of numerous DoD funded Security Cooperation (SC) programs. DSCA is responsible for administration and execution of a suite of Defense Institution Building (DIB) programs to include the Wales Initiative Funds, the Defense Institution Reform Initiative, the Regional Centers for Security Studies, the Ministry of Defense Advisors program, educational programs, and other Institutional Capacity Building (ICB) program authorities focused on building full-spectrum partner capabilities in support of U.S. national security objectives.

    This position supports the ICB components of full spectrum SC programs which include but are not limited to: incorporating institutional capacity building components into SC plans and strategies to enhance the capacity of foreign national security institutions to conduct and sustain a wide range of security operations efforts that support U.S. security objectives. The SC planning process requires joint development of programs design within DoD and the Departments of State, Justice, Treasury, and Homeland Security. It also requires a close working relation with the Geographic Combatant Commands (GCC), Military Departments, and other Defense Agencies.

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    As a Program Analyst, GS-0343-14, your typical work assignments may include the following under supervision:

    • Facilitate full-spectrum institutional capacity building activities to be included in a wide range of plans to address counter-terrorism, counter narcotics, counter-weapons of mass destruction, counter-illicit drug trafficking, counter transnational crime, maritime and border security, military intelligence, and other military operations.
    • Liaise, collaborate, coordinate and facilitate meetings on behalf of the DSCA Director with security cooperation stakeholders across the U.S. government.
    • Perform quantitative and qualitative analysis and evaluation.
    • Develop life cycle cost analysis and performance cost benefit estimates of current or projected foreign institutional capacity efforts to ensure that plans are feasible, acceptable, and suitable.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Status Candidates (Former and Current Federal Employees), ICTAP, VEOA, 30% Disabled Veterans, Schedule A, Military Spouses, Overseas Employees

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