Serco Inc.

Advanced International Analyst

ID
47191
Recruiting Location : Location
US-DC-
Category
Communications/Public Relations
Position Type
Full-Time
Security Clearance
Secret
Telework
No - Teleworking not available for this position
Campaign
LPMETS

Position Description

Advanced International Analyst

 

If you love high profile and challenging projects, Serco has a great opportunity for you!  As an Advanced International Analyst, you will be on a dynamic team supporting the Office for International Outreach and Policy (IO&P) within the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (OUSD(R&E)).

 

IO&P is responsible for providing support to any bilateral engagement that has a science and technology (S&T) related function; however, major portfolios include the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s (NATO) Science and Technology Office (STO) and The Technical Cooperation Program (TTCP) as well as bilateral engagements with Australia, Canada, India, Japan, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, and the United Kingdom.

 

In this role, you will:

  • Developing DoD international agreements and supporting documents (e.g., Summary Statement of Intent (SSOI), Designated Disclosure Authority Letter (DDL)). 
  • Planning and executing meetings and events between senior U.S. officials and their international counterparts.  Support includes coordinating logistics (e.g., requesting access to military installations, coordinating clearances and foreign visit requests, foreign visitor access to the Pentagon, etc.) for meeting delegate(s); preparing agendas; drafting read-ahead information (e.g., background briefings, issue papers, decisions papers, etc.); and drafting comprehensive meeting minutes and reports.
  • Writing and maintaining OUSD(R&E) focused country papers.  Country paper content includes but is not limited to:  S&T priority areas and/or specialized capabilities within a specific country; governmental and defense organizational structures within a specified country; assessment of project arrangements/agreements; delineating the country’s Defense S&T community and the U.S.; and maintaining a record of engagements between OUSD(R&E) senior leadership and the specific country.
  • Acting as an action officer for an assigned geographic area of responsibility, provide support liaising with the appropriate counterparts in the Services, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy (OUSD(P));  Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition & Sustainment (OUSD(A&S); Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence & Security (OUSD(I&S);  coordinating with country-specific action officers to ensure actions are completed between major engagement meetings; and coordinating with the appropriate technical personnel within OUSD(R&E), including R&E  Field Activities (e.g., Missile Defense Agency and Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) to complete outstanding actions between major engagement meetings.
  • Maintain situational awareness of S&T cooperative activities in assigned geographical area of responsibility and liaising with technical subject matter experts within OUSD(R&E) and R&E Field Activities, as well as counterparts in the Services, OUSD(P), OUSD(A&S), and OUSD Intelligence & Security (OUSD(I&S).
  • Liaise with the OUSD(A&S) International Cooperation Office (IC) to develop or staff Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs), Project Arrangements/Agreements (PAs), Equipment and Material Transfer Arrangements (E&MTAs), Working Group Terms of Reference (TOR), and/or Designated Disclosure Authority Letter (DDL), and OUSD(R&E) assessment of proposed international armaments cooperative agreements.
  • Coordinate foreign disclosure approvals for OUSD(R&E) products, assisting OUSD(R&E) or Service representatives in requesting foreign disclosure one-time authorizations to exchange information on OUSD(R&E) led initiatives and providing recommendations on appropriate mechanisms to support information exchange.
  • Conduct data extraction and analysis from the International Agreements Data Base in response to enquiries regarding specific country activities or on technical topics.
  • Establish and maintain IO&P external outreach tools to include the OUSD(R&E) international website page, briefing cards, “one-pagers” and overview products.
  • Work with OUSD(R&E) travel planners to set up international travel and coordinate appropriate country/security clearances for major OUSD(R&E) international engagements, as needed.
  • Serve as the point of contact for Washington-based Defense multifora meetings.  As the point of contact, synchronize activities between OUSD(R&E) initiatives and representatives from all the participating organizations/nations.  In addition, working with the Chief Technical and Science Intelligence (CTSI) and OUSD(I) representatives to coordinate intelligence threat briefings, and submit intelligence requirements to support international activities.
  • Specific to The Technical Cooperation Program (TTCP), acting as the U.S. Executive Officer as well as provide direct support to the U.S. Principal, the U.S. Deputy, the U.S. National Representatives, and the relevant Group Executive Chairs.  Support includes providing advice and recommendations for the management and execution of TTCP; developing proposals and implementing plans to improve management procedures and process efficiencies within TTCP; conducting analysis of TTCP strategic initiatives and providing recommendations for improvement; planning, preparing, and executing U.S. participation in TTCP meetings and events (e.g., TTCP Principal Annual Meeting, Principal teleconferences, Washington Staff meetings, EC College teleconferences, and Group-level meetings, etc.); drafting content for the EC College newsletter; and planning the annual U.S. TTCP Award ceremony.
  • Specific to North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) S&T Organization (STO), acting as the primary support to the U.S. National Coordinator.  Duties includes providing support to the U.S. Science and Technology Board (STB) members, the U.S. Voting Panel members, and the U.S. National Coordinator for meetings such as U.S. quarterly preparatory meetings; preparing senior leadership for STB meetings and related; and coordinating U.S. approvals for NATO appointments and approvals for U.S. submissions into NATO products.

 

Qualifications

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Bachelor's Degree in international relations, communications, or political science.  A master's degree is preferred. A minimum of 8 years of experience supporting a government office or official with five (5) of which should be related directly to international armament cooperation.  The government is willing to consider a candidate that has less years of experience with a higher degree level.
  • Must have a baseline line understanding of the different authorities available for international cooperation to identify the appropriate mechanism to support R&E efforts.
  • Must have experience planning and executing meetings or events.
  • Experience acting as liaison at a high-level for multiple offices is required.
  • Must have experience working with international travel agents to coordinate country/security clearances. 
  • Experience coordinating logistics (e.g., requesting access to military installations, coordinating clearances and foreign visit requests, parking for visiting personnel, etc.) for meeting delegate(s); preparing agendas; drafting read ahead information (e.g., background briefings, issue papers, decisions papers, etc.); and draft comprehensive meeting minutes or reports, is HIGHLY PREFERRED.
  • Active Secret level clearance is required to be considered

If you are interested in supporting and working with our military and sailors and a passionate Serco team- then submit your application now for immediate consideration.  It only takes a few minutes and could change your career!

Company Overview

Serco Inc. (Serco) is the Americas division of Serco Group, plc. Serco serves every branch of the U.S. military, numerous U.S. Federal civilian agencies, the Intelligence Community, the Canadian government, state and local governments, and commercial clients. We help our clients deliver vital services more efficiently while increasing the satisfaction of their end customers. Headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, Serco Americas has over 9,000 employees and is part of a $4 billion global business that helps transform government and public services around the world. At Serco, our employees are our most valuable asset - we listen, respect and support them throughout their career at Serco. We invite you to become part of our dynamic team. Serco is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversifying our workforce (Race/ Color/ Sex/ Sexual Orientation/ Gender Identity/ Religion/ National Origin/ Disability/ Vets).

 

To review Serco benefits please visit: https://www.serco.com/na/careers/benefits-of-choosing-serco.

 

If you require an accommodation with the application process please email: careers@serco-na.com or call the HR Service Desk at 800-628-6458, option 1. Please note, due to EEOC/OFCCP compliance, Serco is unable to accept resumes by email.

 

Serco does not accept unsolicited resumes through or from search firms or staffing agencies without being a contracted approved vendor. All unsolicited resumes will be considered the property of Serco and will not be obligated to pay a placement or contract fee. If you are interested in becoming an approved vendor at Serco, please email Agencies@serco-na.com.

 

COVID-19 Regulations: Serco complies with all applicable requirements regarding COVID-19 regulations, including COVID-19 vaccinations and testing requirements.

 

Positions supporting US Federal contracts located within the continental United States (including corporate support positions): Pursuant to Executive Order 14042 (Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors), Serco requires covered employees and new hires, whether working at a customer site, working remotely, or working in a Serco facility, to be fully vaccinated (two weeks from last/only inoculation) by December 8, 2021 and provide valid documentation of their vaccination status (except in limited circumstances where an employee is legally entitled to an accommodation).

 

Canada, state/provincial or OCONUS based contracts and positions: Serco complies with all applicable COVID-19 requirements. This may require employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, provide attestations regarding vaccination status and/or COVID-19 testing, or satisfy other conditions of employment that Serco deems appropriate, and employees may be required to show proof of vaccination and/or negative COVID-19 test results as a condition of employment (except in limited circumstances where an employee is legally entitled to an accommodation).

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