National Defense University (NDU) supports the joint warfighter
by providing rigorous Joint Professional Military Education to
members of the U.S. Armed Forces and select others in order to
develop leaders who have the ability to operate and creatively
think in an unpredictable and complex world.
THIS JOB IS OPEN TO
Nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.
Clarification from the agency
- Supports NDU component Colleges and Centers through the
research, design, development, planning, and execution of national
defense, national security, and joint military operations-focused
experiential learning initiatives (including educational wargames,
exercises and simulations, conferences, symposia, and workshops)
conducted by CASL.
- Manages and participates on CASL teams that are developing and
implementing national and homeland security exercises and other
experiential learning activities, with a particular emphasis on
subjects related to strategic/great power competition, global
integration, dynamic force employment, defense resourcing,
transregional all-domain warfighting, humanitarian
assistance/disaster relief, homeland security, counter-terrorism,
cybersecurity, and other emerging national security trends.
- Participates in the curriculum design and development process
with the NDU component faculty. The incumbent provides the Division
Director inputs on the effectiveness of the Division's exercises
and works with him/her to ensure that both meet the highest quality
standards and support the sponsors' requirements. The incumbent
recommends changes to improve the quality of CASL exercises and
- Conducts research and analysis focused on the development of
national security exercises concerning a wide range of domestic and
international challenges. Facilitates research and development of
exercise and simulation concepts, methodologies, and approaches
that are focused on best practices for application at the
policy-making, strategic, and operational levels. Studies best
practices for NDU curriculum support, such as case studies,
simulations, or practical exercises. Conducts inter-disciplinary
research to ensure that informational products for experiential
learning exercises and events reflect the most relevant and
up-to-date information available to decision makers with the
appropriate content and in the correct format.
- Ensures all required administrative and project programming
requirements are met in order to ensure mission success of CASL's
efforts in support of the JPME experiential learning events and
tasks. Supports CASL, Academic Affairs, NDU, and/or external
engagement efforts and activities in support of key mission areas
and OPMEP requirements.
Requirements Conditions of Employment
Must be a U.S. Citizen
If selected, you will be required to provide information
regarding your COVID-19 vaccination status for the purposes of
determining appropriate workplace safety protocols, such as those
related to masking, testing, travel, and quarantine.
Security clearance of Secret required and must be obtained and
Qualifications Required Qualifications:
- Possess a master's degree from a regionally accredited
institution of higher education (or international equivalent) in
political science, history, international relations, economics,
security policy, public administration, or other appropriate
- Experience in the study of national-level policy formulation,
planning, implementation, and management of national
security-related programs (e.g., humanitarian assistance/disaster
relief, defense resourcing, homeland security, transregional
multi-domain warfighting, cybersecurity, or stability and
- Two years of relevant practical experience in international
affairs and/or in the national and/or homeland security field is
- A minimum of two years of relevant professional experience in
wargaming and wargame design, and/or documented potential in
teaching, engagement, scholarship/research, or professional
contributions is also required.
- Experience, education, and/or training in facilitating or
leading group discussions, working groups, or
- Experience with Microsoft Office suite tools, Adobe suite
tools, video editing tools, GIS tools, modeling/simulation
- Experience interacting with academic, military, government, or
- Knowledge related to relevant social science work including
pedagogy, adult learning, organizational science, group dynamics,
psychology, and sociology is preferred.
Education Requirement: An earned Master's
degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education
(or international equivalent) in political science, history,
international relations, economics, security policy, public
administration, or other appropriate discipline.
Official transcripts will be required at time of selection
to verify educational requirements are met.
NDU has a comprehensive benefits package that includes
retirement, social security, and thrift savings; health, life, and
long term care insurance; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays.
NDU employees enjoy flexible work schedules, transit subsidy, and
the opportunity to telecommute.
This is a Title 10 Excepted Service Appointment.
Appointment is not to exceed 3 years with the possibility for
Initial Probationary Period: You will be required to
serve an initial probationary period of 18 months.
Background or Security Investigation: This is
a Non-Critical Sensitive position
which requires a background investigation. The individual selected
for this position is required to obtain and maintain
a Secret security determination to
occupy a Non-Critical Sensitive position
within the agency as a condition of employment.
Reemployed Annuitants: Department of Defense
has the authority to hire annuitants without reduction in pay. For
more information, go to: http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/1400.25-V300.pdf
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