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GDIT is seeking the expertise of a Counter PRC Program Advisor at Department of State headquarters to assist with developing,
implementing, supporting, and coordinating nonproliferation capacity-building efforts. The C-MCF Team seeks to counter the PRC's
MCF strategy related to several advanced technologies of proliferation concern that are a priority for the PRC including artificial
intelligence (AI)-enabled technology and related fields (e.g., autonomous systems, human-machine interfaces, novel material sciences
research, smart cities and the Internet of Things, semiconductors), biotechnology, biomanufacturing, agricultural biotechnology,
distributive ledger technology/blockchain and related financial technologies. The C-MCF team engages a wide array of international
partners from over 40 countries both directly and through expert implementing partners to conduct activities to build capacity on topics
such as: research security, including public-private sector research collaborations; Intellectual Property (IP) security for academic,
private sector, and financial institutions to protect IP applicable to military and WMD-related applications; and cybersecurity to secure,
detect, and defend their systems and WMD-enabling information and technology against malicious PRC cyber activity. The candidate
must have outstanding written and oral communication skills, a strong interest in science diplomacy, significant experience in project
management, and thrive in a fast-paced, small-team environment. Demonstrated success in both independent and team-driven efforts
is required. Knowledge and experience in international security, program management, emerging technologies, or the PRC’s MCF
strategy and methodology to acquire technologies is strongly preferred.
The candidate will be responsible for programmatic and technical oversight of assigned activities in several priority countries, and will
work closely with other Department of State and interagency entities, counterparts in foreign governments, technical experts, and other
stakeholders to develop and execute program activities. The candidate will also be responsible for developing programmatic tools to
support relevant U.S. foreign policy objectives and project implementation, and coordinating with other U.S. Government departments
and agencies, as needed.
C-MCF programmatic efforts have a global impact, but currently focus in Latin America, Central Asia, Africa, South and Southeast Asia,
and the Middle East. These efforts continue to evolve in response to the international security environment and seek to reinforce U.S.
national security objectives in this dynamic environment. To this end, GDIT welcomes candidates who can develop and implement
innovative strategies to address some of the most pressing nonproliferation and related national security challenges facing the U.S.,
including advanced and emerging biosecurity threats from both state and nonstate actors.
Duties and responsibilities under this opportunity include, but are not limited to:
• Managing and closely coordinating with a cadre of technical experts who implement threat-reduction projects (e.g., trainings,
workshops, etc.) that build international partner capacity to counter PRC MCF efforts and advance U.S. policies pertaining to countering
WMD and other proliferation threats;
• Completing various taskings related to programmatic and/or policy issues as assigned by customer or C-MCF Team leadership (e.g.,
drafting briefing checklists and talking points, clearing documents with Department of State and/or U.S. interagency stakeholders,
writing summaries and readouts of meetings and events, etc.);
• Managing a diverse portfolio comprised of programmatic projects and policy issues focused on mitigating threats posed by the PRC’s
pursuit of WMD-relevant and emerging technologies (at the interagency and/or international level), and some administrative tasks (e.g.,
• Identifying and executing innovative approaches that improve the customer's threat reduction programs;
• Briefing staff in the Department of State, or across the U.S. Government on the customer's programmatic activities;
• Developing and enacting engagement strategies to counter proliferation of WMD and advanced conventional weapons by proliferator
states of concern;
• Participating in the review of threat reduction proposals and recommendations regarding the approval of proposals;
• Attending domestic and foreign meetings, as required, and additional tasks in support of the customer at home or abroad, as
• Cooperating with partners in the U.S. interagency to align customer engagements with other U.S. Government nonproliferation
The candidate must possess (or qualify to be granted and maintain) an active U.S. Government security clearance at the Secret level or above. A current active clearance is helpful, but not a requirement.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience and a minimum of eight years' experience.
Experience in international security, program management, emerging technologies, or the PRC’s MCF strategy and methodology to acquire technologies is strongly preferred.
8 + years of related experience
* may vary based on technical training, certification(s), or degree
U.S. Citizenship Required
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GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.