International Affairs Program Coordinator

U.S. United States Army Futures Command
  • Location
    Fort Detrick, Maryland
  • Sector
    Government
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Jul 12

Position description

The U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command (USAMRDC) is a major subordinate command of the U.S. Army Futures Command. Our vision is to be a trusted partner for leading biomedical research and materiel innovation for global health. USAMRDC's world-class reputation is the direct result of the outstanding leadership, work ethic, and selfless service of its highly talented workforce. Please visit our website https://mrdc.amedd.army.mil

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Responsibilities

  • Serve as the USAMRDC (MRDC) International Point of Contact and expert advisor on the development of policies and procedures for the implementation of USAMRDC's international activities.
  • Act as a conduit between MRDC, higher headquarters and the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Defense Exports and Cooperation as it pertains to international activities.
  • Attend meetings, conferences, and events with international partners to establish and/or maintain partnerships.
  • Work with leadership to develop international partnership strategic plan.
  • Oversee development and negotiation of government to government Armaments Cooperation (AC) agreements.
  • Oversee execution of international personnel exchange programs.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel up to 5% of the time for this position.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

None

Qualifications

Conditions of Employment

  • Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
  • Financial Disclosure, OGE 450 Required
  • Business Travel Required up to 5% of the Time
  • Two Year Probationary Period Required
  • Secret Security Clearance Required

Qualifications

Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities.
 

  • Current Department of Army Civilian Employees
  • Current Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee (non-Army)
  • Current Term United States Army Medical Research and Development Command Employee
  • Domestic Defense Industrial Base/Major Range and Test Facilities Base Civilian Personnel Workforce
  • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan
  • Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act
  • Military Spouses, under Executive Order (E.O.) 13473
  • Non-Department of Defense (DoD) Transfer
  • Priority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible
  • Reinstatement
  • Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998



The U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command (USAMRDC) is participating in an alternative personnel system known as the Personnel Demonstration Project (PDP). The DJ-03 payband is equivalent to the GS-11 step 1 to GS-12 step 10 level. In keeping with the Demonstration pay fixing policies, employees earning a salary that falls within this payband equivalent, may not receive an immediate pay increase (promotion) if appointed to this position. Future pay increases within the payband will be accomplished through the pay for performance management system.

In order to qualify, you must meet the education or experience requirements described below. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.

Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes (1) Experience utilizing knowledge and understanding of foreign disclosure policies and processes (2) Experience developing written correspondence such as partnership agreements, information papers, executive summaries, briefings, and/or policies (3) Preparing for visits from international visitors ensuring customs, protocols, and cultural intricacies are followed

This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the second lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-09).

OR

Education: Ph.D or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M. in a field which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position, such as: Business Management, Communications, Business Administration, etc.

OR

Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. To compute the percentage of the requirements, divide your total months of experience by 12. Then divide the total number of completed graduate semester hours (or equivalent) beyond the second year (total graduate semester hours minus 36) by 18. Add the two percentages



You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:

  • Administration and Management
  • Attention to Detail
  • Intercultural Relations
  • International Engagement Implementation

Education

FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

Application instructions

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