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Joint Activities Military Analyst (Security Force Assistant) in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas


About the Position: Serves as a Military Analyst involved with security cooperation and security force assistance, expert historical researcher, author and/or developer for Joint Force doctrine, organization, training, education, leader development, and lessons learned integration processes.


As a Military Analyst (Security Force Assistance), you will perform the following duties which is not an all-inclusive list:

Aggregates security cooperation and security force assistance lessons learned that improve the effectiveness and efficiency of doctrine, training, education, and other processes of joint, service, interagency, academic, and international partners.

Provides research results and historical input to other authors and writers when historical expertise is required in developing materials for integration into joint and service materials.

Develops concepts that serve as blueprints that describe and focuses Joint Force and service future capabilities and requirements.

Develops, analyzes, organizes, plans, coordinates and produces materials that facilitates integration of security force assistance and security cooperation through customary Joint Staff J7 Joint Force Development and Joint Force Design processes.

Uses qualitative and quantitative analytical techniques to assist in studies supporting the development of force structure and design concepts for future joint and service materials.

Participates on security cooperation and security force assistance teams formed to assist in progress reviews of projects to ensure successful implementation problem resolutions.

Reviews, analyzes, and provides comments and recommendations on documents relating to proposed security cooperation and security force assistance policy, doctrine, organization, training, education, and other processes.

Occasionally serves as project lead and/or lead analyst for conducting security cooperation and security force assistance research and analysis to propose and/or help implement integration activities.


Conditions of Employment


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. 30 Percent or More Disabled VeteransCurrent Department of Army Civilian EmployeesCurrent Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee (non-Army)Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) Interchange AgreementDomestic Defense Industrial Base/Major Range and Test Facilities Base Civilian Personnel WorkforceExecutive Order (E.O.) 12721Interagency Career Transition Assistance PlanLand Management Workforce Flexibility ActMilitary Spouses, under Executive Order (E.O.) 13473Non-Appropriated Fund Instrumentality (NAFI)Non-Department of Defense (DoD) TransferOffice of Personnel Management (OPM) Interchange Agreement EligiblePeople with Disabilities, Schedule APriority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) EligibleReinstatementVeterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998

In order to qualify, you must meet the 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 equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service which includes: developing security cooperation plans; advising on security force assistance at an institutional level; and experience in Joint Force doctrine research, training and education development.

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

CommunicationsResearchSecurity Education, Training and Awareness Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent (GS-12).

NOTE: All applicants must meet applicable time-in-grade and specialized experience requirements within thirty (30) days after the closing date of the announcement.


Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the minimum qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted.

Additional Information

Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration. You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship. Two year trial/probationary period may be required. Direct deposit of pay is required. Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees. If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet. This is a Career Program (CP) 51 - General Adminnistration and Support position. You may claim military spouse preference (MSP). If a MSP applicant is determined best qualified and selected, placement must be at the full performance level for priority consideration. Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement. When you perform a Civilian Permanent Change of Station (PCS) with the government, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) considers the majority of your entitlements to be taxable. Visit https://www.dfas.mil/civilianemployees/civrelo/Civilian-Moving-Expenses-Tax-Deduction/ for more information. If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application. Permanent Change of Station (PCS) allowances MAY BE authorized, subject to the provisions of the Joint Travel Regulations and an agency determination that a PCS move is in the Government Interest. Recruitment, relocation and/or retention incentives MAY BE offered for this position.