JOB: Military Policy Analyst with the Department of Defense, Pentagon, VA

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    Alicia Mazzara

    Job Title: Military Policy Analyst
    Department: Department Of Defense
    Agency: Joint Chiefs of Staff
    Job Announcement Number: JCS-11-525576

    SALARY RANGE: $89,033.00 – $115,742.00 /year
    OPEN PERIOD: Wednesday, August 31, 2011 to Wednesday, September 07, 2011
    SERIES & GRADE: GS-0301-13
    POSITION INFORMATION: Full Time Career/Career Conditional
    DUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy – Pentagon, VA
    WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: US Citizens and Status Candidates



    Department of Defense (DoD)

    The Joint Staff

    Strategic Plans and Policy

    Strategic Stability Deputy Directorate

    International Negotiations Division

    Conventional Arms Control Branch

    You should use this section as a checklist for your application package. Review each document with an “X” to see if it applies to you. Include the vacancy announcement number (JCS-11-525576) on all paperwork. A complete application package for this announcement must contain the following documents:

    X Occupational Questionnaire (Online Questionnaire OR OPM Form 1203-FX) (ALL APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT. INELIGIBLE WITHOUT THIS DOCUMENT.)


    X DD214 (INELIGIBLE FOR VETERANS PREFERENCE IF DD214 IS NOT PROVIDED). Must show Type of Discharge and Character of Service (i.e. Honorable, etc.).

    X SF-15 & Supporting Documentation (Only if claiming 10-Point Preference. Letters must be dated 1991 or later and have all required proof attached.)

    X Military Spouse Entitlement Documentation (Only if claiming it.)

    X ICTAP Entitlement Documentation (Only if claiming it.)
    X SF-50 Notification of Personnel Action (Only if applying for a Merit Promotion authority)

    X Transcripts: Not Applicable


    * Must be a U.S. citizen.
    * Use Print Preview for a complete copy of this announcement.
    * Application materials must be received by 11:59PM EST on the closing date.
    * Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs ARE NOT authorized.
    * This announcement is open to Merit Promotion eligibles and all U.S. Citizen
    * This position requires a drug test and Top Secret Security clearance.

    If you are applying through Merit Promotion procedures, the following information applies to you:

    WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: This announcement is open to: Current or Former Permanent Civilian Federal Employees; Reinstatement, Displaced employees (Inter agency Career Transition Assistance Plan – ICTAP eligible) within the Local Commuting Area; and individuals eligible for the following Special Appointing Authorities approved by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM): Veterans with a disability rating of 30% or more, Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) Eligible Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. (Click on the links for more information regarding eligibility for these special appointment authorities: guide.asp#6 or

    PUBLIC: All U.S. Citizens

    MISSION STATEMENT: The Joint Staff assists the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in accomplishing his responsibilities for: the unified strategic direction of the combatant forces; their operation under unified command; and for their integration into an efficient team of land, naval, and air forces. The Joint Staff is composed of approximately equal numbers of officers from the Army, Navy and Marine Corps, and Air Force.

    Major Duties: The incumbent serves as a Military Policy Analyst for the Strategic Plans and Policy Directorate (J-5), Deputy Directorate for Strategic Stability, International Negotiations Division, and Conventional Treaties Branch. Provides analyses, advice, assistance, and support to the Director and Vice Director, Strategic Plans and Policy, the Director of the Joint Staff (JS), and other senior Department of Defense (DOD) managers. Provides information, analyses, briefings, studies, and reports on current political-military developments in order to protect the military’s equities in conventional arms control treaties, agreements, and negotiations. Provides advice and support to the JS International Negotiations Division on policy issues pertaining to implementing and complying with conventional arms control treaties and agreements. Complies a broad range of data and performs technical analyses. Conducts research, analyzes data and information, and develop and presents recommendations to management on on information gathered from various sources. Initiates, conducts, and oversees complex studies and analyses involving multiple variables that impact the effective development, interpretation, and implementation of JS, DoD, national security, and United States foreign policies. Operates the JS interface to the Arms Control Enterprise System, an itneragency system for tracking and processing daily notifications required for verification and transparency measures under the Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE) Treaty. Coordinates with other DoD agencies on issues involving system improvements, upgrades, and more efficient use of the current system to meet treaty notification and reporting requirements. Provides oversight of the preparation of the annual exchanges of information with the 30 States Parties to the CFE Treaty with the Combatant Commands and services. Provides oversight to the preparation of annual exchanges of military information with the 56 participating Statement. Monitors and updates the NATO database that maintains and racks current force structure and equipment information for all 30 States Parties of the CFE Treaty. Researches, analyses, and assesses issues associated with applicable treaty and agreement development; data exchange; system and data compliance; data verification; and their relevant issues. Reviews and prepares the information for inclusion in the data assembly. Reviews military policies, plans, and strategies and research and develops treaty negotiation positions to ensure that they are consistent with the U.S. conventional arms control policies. Conducts analyses of policy issues that are inconsistent and makes recommendations that ensure compliance with these policies. Keeps informed of actions, trends, and current information from military, diplomatic, and other sources.

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