Anti-Terrorism Assistance Staff Instructor

  • Location
    Reston, Virginia
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Apr 09

Position description

Sallyport Global is seeking Staff Instructor(s) to for presenting classroom instruction and practical exercises in support of the US Department of State (DOS), Bureau of Diplomatic Security, Training Directorate, Office of Antiterrorism Assistance (DS/T/ATA) Anti-Terrorism Assistance (ATA) course(s) in compliance with DS/T/ATA approved curriculum. 

This is a contingent position based on contract award and funding from the customer.

OCONUS travel is expected as a significant requirement for this position with possible frequent changes worldwide.  Operations and training is conducted at any location overseas or domestic including remote training sites in medium to high threat and austere environments below Western standards.

ATA assists foreign partners to develop the capability for antiterrorism planning and coordination and commitment to support US counterterrorism objectives.  DS/T/ATA fosters cooperative efforts between U.S. law enforcement agencies and those of foreign partners to prevent future terrorist attacks and manage their consequences.  DS/T/ATA provides training, assistance and equipment to increase foreign partners’ capabilities to prevent, interdict, and investigate acts of terrorism.  DS/T/ATA also advances U.S. foreign policy goals by strengthening bilateral relationships and increasing respect for human rights by sharing modern, humane, and effective antiterrorism techniques.  The program’s geographic reach is extensive, having trained over 67,000 foreign police and civilian government officials in over 152 countries since inception in 1983.  Country assistance plans are implemented through advanced training, technical assistance, and equipment grants including computers and software.  Capacity building projects are tailored to the needs of each Partner Nation.

Staff instructors are responsible for presenting classroom instruction and practical exercises in accordance with DS/T/ATA approved curriculum.  Staff instructors assist the lead instructor in delivering the course and complete all tasks assigned by the lead instructor.  Staff instructors observe all safety and security procedures.  Instructors conduct equipment inventories and maintenance as directed, and assist in the daily preparation of the training site, training aids and devices, equipment and materials, classrooms, ranges, and other training facilities.

All staff instructors will participate in classroom or outdoor practical exercises during all hours of instruction unless assigned course-related preparatory work by the lead instructor.   


Staff instructors with previous successful experience as a staff instructor for specific anti-terrorism courses are preferred as follows:

  • Instructors must have had experience at the highest level of integrity, respect, and cross-cultural sensitivity(Professional conduct is required at all times).
  • Must have the ability to communicate across cultures in order to develop and present technical information to foreign audiences in order to improve their understanding of law enforcement strategies, policies, and operations of the U.S. Government and its partners.  
  • Contractor personnel shall present a neat appearance at all times, paying particular attention to their personal hygiene, bearing, clothing and equipment, small post-type earrings on ear lobes are acceptable, however other earrings or visible body piercing are prohibited.  All tattoos must be covered while performing instructional duties and during DS/T/ATA-sponsored professional or cultural exchange.
  • Individual selected must possess the experience and qualifications required for performance described;
  • Must be prepared to attend or have recent receipt of training in the Foreign Affairs Counter Threat (FACT) Training Program, if required;
  • Must possess an active DOS or DoD Secret security clearance as required by the position and maintain eligibility at the required security level for the duration of the contract;
  • Language Skills: Strong English communication skills, both oral and written;
  • Citizenship: US Citizenship is required for this position;
  • Medical: Favorable passage of a drug screen and physical examination;
  • Relevant overseas experience. Experience working with DOS;
  • Bachelors Degree or substantial, demonstrated expertise in anti-terrorism curriculum, international training, or civilian security training programs; 
  • A minimum of five years experience involving training services for foreign law enforcement or other non-U.S. personnel;  
  • Valid U.S. Passport.

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