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Office of Cooperative Threat Reduction (ISN/CTR)
U.S. Department of State
Chemical Security Program (CSP)
Overview: The U.S. Department of State’s (DOS) Office of Cooperative Threat Reduction seeks to prevent proliferator states and terrorist groups from developing or acquiring Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) materials, equipment, expertise, and delivery systems that could threaten the U.S. homeland and U.S. interests abroad.
ISN/CTR manages the Chemical Security Program (CSP), which provides capacity building to partner governments, industry representatives, academia, and private sector organizations with the aim of preventing the diversion, malicious use, or theft of weaponizable chemicals, including pharmaceutical-based agents and chemical weapons precursors, as well as related equipment, technology, or knowledge by proliferator states.
GDIT seeks to identify a CSP Program Advisor who will serve as an on-site contractor at the Department of State. The Program Advisor will assist CSP in developing, implementing, and coordinating nonproliferation capacity building efforts and will work with partner countries to institutionalize the industry outreach, customer due diligence, incident response, shipment interdiction, and other practices relevant to curtailing proliferator state access to weaponizable chemical precursors, specialized chemical processing equipment, and expertise critical to the development of chemical weapons. The Program Advisor will be responsible for providing programmatic and technical oversight of assigned activities in several priority areas countries and will work closely with other State Department offices, technical experts, counterparts in foreign governments, and others to devise and execute program activities. The Program Advisor will also be responsible for supporting relevant policy development and implementation within the State Department and coordinating with other U.S. Government departments and agencies as needed.
Successful candidates should possess skills and experience in process improvement, change management, and organizational development, demonstrating creative ‘out-of-the-box’ thinking, implementing concepts, and consulting with senior leadership in the facilitation of meaningful results during problem-solving.
While the ISN/CTR headquarters is in Washington, DC, the position is telework-eligible (Hybrid). International travel will be required.
Develop foreign assistance strategies, relationships, and programming, and manage technical experts who conduct trainings and other activities to build capacity with partner countries, to prevent proliferator states from acquiring, enhancing, or using chemical weapons against the United States and our allies.
Brief high-level officials in the Department of State, interagency, foreign governments, and senior chemical industry executives on ISN/CTR programmatic activities.
Participate in the review of threat reduction project proposals and making recommendations concerning the approval and funding of proposals.
Represent ISN/CTR in domestic and foreign meetings as required, and additional tasks in support of ISN/CTR at home or abroad as assigned.
Cooperate with partners in the U.S. interagency to align ISN/CTR engagements with other U.S. government nonproliferation programs and ensure effective and efficient implementation.
Other activities as assigned by the ISN/CTR Office Director and Deputy Director, Team Chief, and Deputy Team Chief.
Demonstrated prior experience working on USG international nonproliferation, scientific, or other WMD nonproliferation programs.
Outstanding written and verbal communication, diplomacy, teamwork, and project management skills.
A Bachelor’s degree (Master’s or better preferred) is required. An international affairs, policy, or technical background is preferred but not required.
8+ years of related experience.
Familiarity with threat reduction programming, chemical weapons, the risks of WMD, advanced conventional weapons, and missile proliferation, the Chemical Weapons Convention, and UN and U.S. sanctions treating the proliferation of WMD.
International travel will be required, and foreign language skills are a plus.
The candidate must be able to receive and maintain a U.S. Government security clearance.
Years of Experience
8 + years of related experience
* may vary based on technical training, certification(s), or degree
U.S. Citizenship Required
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