GDIT seeks candidates to serve as a Program Advisor in support of Department of State (DOS) Chemical Security Program (CSP) activities and to mitigate dynamic and rapidly evolving 21st century global chemical security threats.
The DOS CSP seeks to strengthen global security by preventing chemical attacks as well as illicit acquisition of weaponizable chemicals, weapons-applicable expertise, equipment, and related technologies by state proliferators and non-state actors. The position will be on-site at the Harry S Truman Building, Washington, D.C. (Main State)
The Program Advisor will work closely with an array of public and private sector counterparts in the U.S. and abroad to conceive, plan, and execute program activities to build partner capacity and reduce chemical threats globally. The incumbent will be one of six advisors responsible for programmatic and technical oversight of CSP activities in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East, and will also support policy development within the Department of State and cooperate with partners in the U.S. interagency to ensure CSP engagements are well coordinated with other U.S. and partner country threat reduction programs. Other duties include developing briefings, reports and talking points, and orally briefing officials in the Department of State, foreign governments, and partner institutions on CSP programmatic activities. Additionally, the Program Coordinator will manage CSP grantees' implementation of funded activities to ensure these activities align with the following chemical threat reduction priorities:
• Strengthening the ability of partner governments to prevent and mitigate state- and non-state actor chemical attacks, including from toxic gasses made from commercially available material.
Helping partner governments identify and prevent chemical weapons (CW) attacks against public transportation and other targets;
Preventing mass-casualty chemical attacks through trainings on CW detection and identification of red flags associated with state- and non-state CW attacks;
Facilitating information sharing between law enforcement and other partner country stakeholders--including industry, technical, and academic communities--on adopting measures to prevent CW attacks;
Training on locally relevant strategies to prevent CW attacks and planning, such as advanced insider threat trainings for law enforcement, industry personnel, and university officials to identify signs of radicalization, especially in remote locations;
Developing national and facility-level policies and programs to strengthen oversight of CW-related assets.
• Secure chemical weapons-related assets throughout the chemical supply chain.
Training partners to adopt employee vetting and know-your-customer (KYC) programs to ensure chemicals are not diverted to nefarious state- or non-state actors;
Training on disrupting procurement networks and pathways for weaponizable precursors, equipment, and expertise sought by state proliferators and non-state actors;
Implementation of insider threat mitigation and human reliability programs;
Preventing unauthorized access to CW-related assets through chemical neutralization programs, especially in remote locations;
Advancing cross-sector collaboration and information sharing between government (including intra-government agencies), law enforcement, industry, and academic stakeholders;
Trainings which advance international standards for materials management, transportation, and storage of chemicals to ensure partners adopt sustainable practices for monitoring and security of weaponizable precursors.
• Strengthen CW identification and attack investigations to attribute CW attack to the responsible state- or non-state actor.
Improving select laboratory capabilities to identify and verify CW agents based on international standards;
Developing chemical forensics libraries in selected laboratories for weapons agent identification and investigation;
Building skills in chemical attack response, crime scene management, and chemical sampling;
Strengthening cross-sector collaboration on chemical attack operational procedures.
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