Maritime Security Specialist
About the Job This is a non-status, non-permanent position. You do not acquire a competitive or excepted service status from this position. This a one-year (1) renewable contract, with up to four (4) option years. This position is located in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Candidates must be willing to relocate. This position is only open to U.S. citizens. You must state your citizenship on your resume. If you fail to state citizenship, your resume will not be considered for this position. Description: This position is located in Office of Under Secretary for Political Affairs, Bureau for Near Eastern Affairs, Office of Program Management-Ministry of Interior (OPM-MOI), in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The employee in the subject position serves as the principal advisor to the Program Directors in OPM-MOI-US and OPM MOI-KSA regarding the development of training protocols OPM-MOI-KSA, including awareness of threats, vulnerabilities, methods of prevention and threat response. The incumbent will assist all OPM-MOI program sectors to develop, provide, and assess training for MOI personnel who require skills enhancement. The incumbent will also ensure the OPM-MOI staff is fully qualified and current on best practices, management skills, and technical qualifications. The incumbent will work in the subject matter experts’ unit, whose manager reports directly to OMP MOI-US and OPM MOI-KSA Program Directors. This is a FS-02 equivalent, with a salary range of $94,064 to $138,137 (overseas comparability rate) per year. The harsh desert climate conditions in Saudi Arabia, with exceptionally high heat and sandstorms often create hardships for some individuals. Restrictive social norms in Saudi Arabia are also a factor. Benefits: 1. Relocation expenses for the employee and immediate family to include airfare and pre-contract expenses (passport and Visa issuance) and return to US location at the end of the employment period. 2. Ground transportation – to-and-from work and to all business meetings. 3. Personal in-Riyadh transportation – for reasonable shopping, recreation, and personal needs, including travel to/from the Riyadh airport. 4. Access to a health unit that provides first aid, medical consultations, and referral to local medical professionals as needed (contractors are required to have their own medical and medical evacuation insurance in addition to medical clearance from the Department of State’s Office of Medical Services). 5. Housing, Furnishings, and basic utilities in accordance with family size. Residential internet and cable/satellite television are not provided at the government’s expense, but they are readily available in Riyadh. 6. Education allowance – OPM-MOI will pay for at-post K-12 educational expenses in accordance with Embassy Riyadh policies. 7. Compensation for Riyadh currently includes a 15% Danger Pay allowance and 20% Post Differential allowance in addition to base salary. 8. Employees are eligible to participate in the Health Insurance Reimbursement program, Medical Evacuation Insurance Reimbursement program, and receive holiday pay, annual and sick leave accruals. Major Duties: · Serves as principal advisor on and liaison to maritime domain awareness efforts as they relate to the program. Advocates maritime domain awareness efforts to all supporting and supported agencies in the Kingdom, and assists in and provides expertise for the development and oversight of agreements designed to protect critical maritime infrastructures. · Interfaces with Saudi maritime personnel to determine requirements for new activities. Develops goals and objectives for the maritime assistance program as part of the strategic plan, and supports evaluation of maritime protection program effectiveness. · Solicits support from other U.S. Government agencies involved in maritime risk management efforts, and facilitates interagency meetings on maritime security operations related to the critical infrastructure program. · Drafts documents for and participates in negotiations with Saudi officials concerning bilateral agreements with KSA in the areas of maritime defense and contingency planning. · Analyzes and recommends strategies for maritime security aspects of projects and activities designed to support the unit’s mission of enhancing Saudi Arabia’s ability to defend against terrorist attacks and related threats in the areas of critical infrastructure protection, border security, maritime defense, civil defense, contingency planning and related security issues. Mandatory Requirements: · U.S. Citizenship is required. · Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret clearance. · Incumbent will be subject to random drug testing. · Overseas travel will be required. · Must be able to obtain and maintain a Department of State issued Medical Clearance. Applicants must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13/FS-03 level in the Federal Service which provides the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of this position. Qualifying specialized experience must demonstrate the following: · Skill and ability necessary to extend and refine existing maritime defense policies and techniques and to develop new approaches to interagency efforts that are designed to enhance USG capability to deliver increased maritime infrastructure protection through the utilization of innovative threat management approaches in the Kingdom. · Comprehensive professional knowledge of the theories, principles and practices of foreign affairs and international relations required to develop, formulate, coordinate and execute maritime risk management activities. · Demonstrated ability to act as a professional authority for the Department on the maritime domain aspects of the CIP program in working closely with Embassy staff, MOI, partner agencies and other stakeholders to strengthen critical maritime infrastructure protection programs through the application of emerging management approaches, methods and tools. · Knowledge and skill necessary to establish relationships with officials from a wide variety of ethnic and cultural backgrounds in developing strategies to improve Saudi capacity to prevent or defend against terrorist attacks to maritime facilities through tracking, reporting, strategizing and contingency planning designed to strengthen maritime programs in the Kingdom. How to apply: To apply for this position, you must submit a resume. You have until 11:59 P.M. Eastern on July 8, 2012 to submit your resume. After all resumes have been received, we will review your resume to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. After we review and evaluate all resumes, the most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview.
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