Security Cooperation Workforce Research Consultant (NCR)

Advanced Concepts and Technologies International
  • Location
    Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Feb 22

Position description

ACT I has been providing solutions for high profile military programs such as the U.S. Navy's and the U.S. Air Force's Joint Strike Fighter F-35, the U.S. Navy's F-18, EA-18G and F-16N Aggressor, and the U.S. Air Force's F-22 Raptor since 1998.

We are a Small Business DoD Contractor and are seeking candidates to immediately provide non-personal support services to the Defense Institute of Security Cooperation Studies (DISCS).

DISCS requires contract support to successfully implement the following mission areas:

  • Educate and train the Security Cooperation Workforce and the Security Cooperation Enterprise on effective security cooperation management policies, procedures, and techniques.
  • Enhance the long-term professional development of the Security Cooperation Workforce through career and development programs.
  • Provide security cooperation research, consultation, and information dissemination for the Security Cooperation Enterprise.

Place of Performance : Wright-Patterson AFB OH

Period of Performance : 1 Apr 2018 - 30 Sep 2020 (One Base Period + Two Option Years)

This position is contingent upon Task Order Award.

Defense Institute of Security Cooperation Studies (DISCS) is the Department of Defense schoolhouse for the Security Cooperation and Security Assistance community, and is responsible for training and educating the Security Cooperation Workforce. DISCS is a subordinate organization to the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) and implements training, education, workforce development, research, analysis, consultation, and information technology programs and initiatives, as directed by DSCA. DISCS’ mission is to educate the Security Cooperation Workforce to develop and execute innovative Security Cooperation solutions that support mutual U.S. and partner interests.


The Senior Security Cooperation Workforce Development (SCWD) Consultant is responsible for providing day-to-day research, analysis, and program support services to the DSCA Workforce Development Directorate and the National Capital Region DISCS Campus.

The focus of tasks are on research and analysis in direct support of the SCWD Program including topics related to SC Workforce Management, Professional Certification Tracking, SC Workforce Gap Analysis, as well as SC Workforce composition and assignment analysis.

The Senior SCWD Consultant will use both quantitative and qualitative methods to design and conduct research on the SC Workforce so that data trends and anomalies can be both identified and explained with in context of the SCWD Program.

The Senior SCWD Consultant will generate business intelligence reports based on research and analysis completed, and will assist in the preparation of briefings used for informational meetings, presentations, and to support senior leadership decisions. Other primary support duties include data collection support for SC Workforce data, providing input to the definition of supporting system requirements, analyzing new data sources and evaluating their utility to the program and facilitating the process to establish new data automation between authoritative systems.


Required Experience:
 At least 5 years of experience conducting research and analysis using both quantitative and qualitative methods.
 At least 5 years of experience directly supporting international programs, foreign military sales or security cooperation programs.
 At least 5 years of experience executing and supporting workforce development or training and education activities. At least 5 years of experience developing business intelligence reports and preparing presentations and briefings to present research findings.
 At least 5 years of experience analyzing data systems and supporting requirements definition for system enhancements.

Required Education & Training:

 Minimum of Master’s Degree in International Relations, International Affairs, International Politics, Operations Research, Statistics, Accounting, or Financial Management.
 Has completed the following training courses: (1) Security Cooperation Management Orientation Course (SCM-OC-OL), (2) International Programs Security Requirements Course (IPRS) or equivalent.

Required Skills:

 Workforce Development
 Training and Education
 International Affairs
 Data Collection and Analysis
 Quantitative Research Methods
 Qualitative Research Methods
 Report Writing and Briefing Preparation
 Systems Analysis and Requirements Definition
 Expertise with the Security Cooperation Workforce Development Database (SCWD-D)
 Expertise with the International Affairs Certification Program Database (IACPD)
 Expertise with the administration of the Security Assistance Network (SAN) and the International Security Assistance Network (iSAN)
 Expertise with Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word
 Expertise with Adobe Creative Suite Software (Photoshop, Lightroom, Acrobat Pro)

Secret personnel security clearance.


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