Cultural Mission Support Specialist - PTOC

  • Location
    Remote, Virginia
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Posted
    Feb 07

Position description

As a CACI-Special Operations and Asymmetric Solutions (SOAS) Cultural Mission Support Specialist, you will provide assistance and guidance to US Military leadership regarding pertinent cultural, religious, linguistic, and geopolitical information. You will provide intelligence support by attending engagements (conferences, meetings, training events, discussions with local leaders etc.) and providing feedback to the Command. You will assist in training military personnel regarding national and local affairs on issues relating to politics, governance, social and economic, development, and tribal dynamics in African partner nations. You will provide culturally specific information and perspectives to operations within the AOR to support security cooperation, contingency, crisis action, and strategic planning and operations. While embedded with operational entities, you will use foreign language fluency and regional expertise to offer your knowledge of and assistance with historical, political, economic, and social aspects of engagement strategies and international relations on how those issues apply to the interests the United States holds within specific countries and regions.


More About this Role: 



This is a Part-Time-On-Call (PTOC) Position


As a CACI-SOAS Cultural Mission Support Specialist you will be responsible for written and oral translation or interpretation of designated languages used in designated AFRICOM Area of Operations, (potentially in hostile, austere locations) and provide insightful, objective analysis that can be instrumental in assisting and advising the Command leadership on the formulation engagement strategies within the operational locality.


You will advise the Command personnel regarding the impact of local culture on military/civilian operations and vice versa as well as review Military Operations products to ensure an in depth understanding of the culture and religion for team leadership to mitigate operational mission risk resulting from cultural effects.


You will advise the Command Team concerning effects of Civil Military Operations within the context of Partner Nation tradition heritage and customary laws and facilitate liaison efforts between Partner Nation entities and US military team members.


You will participate in various working groups to provide input related to local customs, provide written and or oral translations of training materials and products between languages for use by U.S. and Partner Nation personnel, and support key leader engagement, meetings, and missions.



   You’ll Bring These Qualifications: 


  • Fluency/expertise in speaking, writing, and reading in the designated languages: Required languages are French, Somali, and English.
  • Current Top Secret / Specialized Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) Security Clearance.
  • Willing to work rotating shifts as needed - that may include nights and weekends.
  • Use experience with social media applications relevant to the speaking audience of East Africa.
  • Ability to conduct research to determine key foreign communicators their leanings and target audiences.


  These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have: 



  • 2 years’ Cultural Mission Support Specialist experience supporting DoD on the historical, political, military, cultural, religious, and economic conditions, and factors of geographic regions.
  • 1 year of experience working on a military staff of or a supporting element of a deployed HQ
  • 1 year experience briefing and preparing written products for senior leaders (general officer/flag officer/senior executive service level)


What We can Offer You:


·       CACI-Special Operations and Asymmetric Solutions Operating Group resides within CACI’s Operations Support and Services Sector. As the premier provider of Special Operations capabilities; Tactical Advisory and Embedded Support; intelligence Applications to Law Enforcement; security cooperation and OCONUS Training Support Delivery for the company, CACI-SOAS has a reputation for uncompromising standards of quality in its people and its performance. Joining the CACI-SOAS team is a mark of excellence for those employees who complete our rigorous Mission-Focused Staffing process.

·       CACI-SOAS’s mission places its personnel against the government’s most critical emerging challenges. Work with us, and you’ll be working with a team making a difference across the globe.

CACI-SOAS offers competitive benefits, generous flex time off as well as numerous learning and development opportunities

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