Location: Afghanistan / Iraq
These position are OCONUS in either Iraq or Afghanistan.
The Department of State, Bureau of Diplomatic Security (DS), Office of Security Technology (ST), is responsible for the Department's Personnel Tracking & Locator (PTL) program. PTL utilizes GPS satellite tracking for personnel, vehicles and aircraft. It is designed to maximize visualization of designated assets traveling and conducting operations in hostile or hazardous areas. This position will be responsible for working with DS/C/ST and Embassy personnel on-site and providing technical guidance on both the PTL tracker hardware and monitoring software.
Job Duties & Responsibilities:
• Track and report all off-compound Embassy travelers to RSO or ARSO using a proprietary PTL software tracking system.
• Provide information on travel notifications, restrictions and travel requests to RSO/ARSO as-needed.
• Conduct PTL training to ensure personnel are mission-ready.
• Maintain traveler database as required.
• Identify and clarify issues related to program or Embassy requirements/needs.
• Track advancement in the field and accurately projects potential impacts on assigned missions.
• May be required to monitor the environment with particular emphasis on areas occupied by COM personnel and potential impact to the security of personnel.
• Maintain direct contact with military and civilian counterparts with particular emphasis on areas occupied by COM personnel.
Supervisory Duties: Provide assistance and direction to contractor personnel and general guidance, train and support professional staff consisting of DoS, contractor and other employees
• Bachelor s Degree plus seven years of experience preferred; High School Diploma plus 12 years of experience can substitute for a Bachelor s Degree
• Hardware, networking and COMSEC experience a plus
• Military and/or Intelligence background highly desirable
• Ability to conduct/assist in the installation, checkout, and modification of fielded equipment
• Minimum 3 years professional work experience in intelligence analysis in either the USG or private sector with particular emphasis on the following tasks:
o Knowledge of research methods and techniques to validate, analyze, evaluate, and interpret information derived from a wide variety of sources
o Knowledge of State Department, Bureau of Diplomatic Security goals, objectives, programs, and relationships to provide analyses that are responsive to the specialized need of the mission
o Ability to establish liaison with analysts and officials throughout the intelligence communities to promote the exchange of information
• Ability to work in a team environment within own organization, outside own organization, and with other U.S. Government agencies/personnel on working groups, etc., to improve the protection of national security information
• Possess excellent writing and verbal skills
• Possess excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to build/maintain professional working relationships; be proactive with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment, while handling multiple tasks simultaneously
• Experience with Microsoft Windows operating systems, Microsoft Office, SharePoint, etc., and the ability to learn and use other software applications, e.g., Cable Express, etc.
Medical Clearance: Must be able to obtain a DoS Class 1 medical clearance prior to employment.
Overseas travel will be required up to 90% of the calendar year in high-threat areas, in multiple locations (not one specific area). Domestic travel may be required for training and program coordination.
Work Environment: Full-time, 84-hour week usually under hazardous conditions when deployed in a theater of operations. Personnel meeting the provisions of Department of State Standardized Regulations, Chapter 650 – Danger Pay Allowance, and Chapter 350 – Hardship Pay, are eligible to receive danger and hardship pay up to the prevailing percentages over basic compensation.
Work Location: The employee may be required to spend several months in the Washington D.C. metro area for training and PTL support duties prior to departure to assigned overseas work location. The employee must also be willing to serve in positions worldwide, which may include domestic assignments. Overseas locations may be located in high-risk environments to be disclosed upon interview.
• Ability to obtain/maintain Top Secret able to qualify for SCI Access
• Must have a current US Government Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) (less than 4-1/2 years old) or be able to successfully complete a U.S. government administered Single Scope Background Investigation.
• U.S. Citizen.