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EXBS - EXBS CBRN Identification and Interdiction Instructor
U.S. Dept of State, Bureau of International Security, Office of Export Control Cooperation ISN/ECC 

EXBS CBRN Identification and Interdiction Instructor

The Export Control and Related Border Security (EXBS) Program promotes cooperation with foreign governments to ensure their strategic trade control systems meet international standards and to help build partner countries’ capabilities to detect, interdict, investigate, and prosecute illicit transfers of weapons of mass destruction, dual use components, and conventional arms.

Job Description:
The purpose of this Personal Services Contract (PSC) position is to provide an Instructor for Chemical, Biological, Nuclear, and Radiological (CBRN) Identification and Weapons Interdiction Training for the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation, Office of Export Control Cooperation (ISN/ECC). This individual will serve on an intermittent basis and travel to various countries to deliver CBRN training to foreign government officials under a renewable, one-year contract. This is not a full-time position.

The incumbent will work with ISN/ECC Foreign Affairs Officers and EXBS Program Advisors to develop and implement training programs specifically designed to enhance the capability of partner countries to interdict trafficking in weapons of mass destruction (WMD) related materials, conventional weapons, and other contraband at air, land, and sea ports of entry (POEs) and areas between POEs. Assists partner governments in recognizing special law enforcement issues inherent in WMD interdiction and dealing with them through formal and practical training. Supports efforts of these governments to develop effective inspection, detection, interdiction, and interviewing techniques and practices. Assists ISN/ECC in assessing the progress of partner countries in improving WMD interdiction capabilities. Candidate must be available for employment NLT July 2014. Details are included in the Statement of Work (SOW) below.

Master’s degree in a related field, PhD preferred.

A qualified candidate will have the following:
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen and currently possess or have recently held a Secret security clearance
  • Experience instructing adult audiences in CBRN awareness, identification and interdiction
  • Ability to plan, organize, coordinate, manage, implement and evaluate training materials and deliver training events overseas
  • Experience in developing training materials and delivering in-person training events in classroom and field environments
  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills in a cross-cultural environment
  • Must be flexible and adaptable to shifting requirements of the EXBS Program and must be willing to travel to international locations up to 50% of the time
Desired Skills:
Should possess knowledge of, and experience in:
  • Working with U.S. embassies and foreign governments
  • Experience in responding to chemical and biological weapons detection events
  • Identifying, interdicting, stopping, interviewing and detaining/arresting potential smugglers
  • Possess knowledge of, or experience in, U.S. federal law enforcement operations, particularly those of DHS/CBP, DHS/ICE, and/or DHS/USCG; U.S. nonproliferation policy; and, multilateral nonproliferation regimes
Physical Requirements:
Must be able to withstand the rigors of frequent travel to foreign countries over long distances, sometimes with long layovers or unexpected delays, and long hours of classroom or field training. Must be medically suitable for overseas deployment and have the ability to obtain a medical clearance by the U.S. Department of State.

Statement of Work
EXBS CBRN Identification and Interdiction Instructor (Personal Services Contractor)
Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation
Office of Export Control Cooperation
ISN/ECC, Organizational Code 197240

To enhance the ability of border police, border guards, and similar agencies in partner countries to effectively interdict WMD, the WMD Interdiction Training Advisor shall:

Deliver WMD interdiction training specifically for Chemical, Biological, Nuclear, and Radiological (CBRN) weapons already developed for ISN/ECC.

Develop and implement training that conveys best practices for border control and cross-border operations designed to detect, identify, interdict, and interview individuals suspected of trafficking in items of proliferation concern (i.e. CBRN weapons, WMD related materials, dual-use items, and advanced conventional arms).

  • Provide training, which imparts skills and knowledge that will enable border control officers to plan, coordinate, and conduct chemical and biological weapons inspection and interdiction exercises on a routine basis at border areas and to coordinate inspection/interdiction activities with neighboring countries.
  • Provide training that enables participants to employ effective, legal/ethical interview and interrogation techniques to secure relevant, accurate, and actionable information.
  • Emphasize the establishment of practical and effective chemical and biological weapons inspection, detection, and interdiction procedures at land, sea, air, and lake POEs .
  • Coordinate with EXBS advisors, program assistants, and/or other embassy officers to make preparations for training deliveries. Participate in USG-delivered training activities.
  • Conduct assessments of partner countries’ chemical and biological weapons interdiction capabilities.
  • Deploy to selected countries for extended periods (weeks to months) to provide expert advice to leaders of customs and other border control agencies.
  • Participate in regional or bilateral meetings of customs and border control agencies as requested by EXBS advisors or ISN/ECC.
  • Arrange workshops, meetings, or other approved activities in consultation with ISN/ECC and the responsible EXBS Advisor(s) to promote sharing of best practices for partner countries with regional/global leaders in chemical and biological weapons interdiction operations.
  • Promote cross-border cooperation and interaction to strengthen the ability of neighboring countries to interdict smuggling.
  • Assist in liaising with EXBS program partners in implementing the above assistance strategies. Schedule and coordinate travel to program partner countries, customize training to be country-specific and deliver the course overseas, and make recommendations to ISN/ECC Foreign Affairs Officers regarding follow-on assistance.
  • Assist ISN/ECC in regularly reviewing EXBS training materials to make recommendations for improvements to existing courses and make recommendations for the development of new courses.
  • Assist ISN/ECC in developing requirements and reviewing contractor proposals for chemical and biological weapons interdiction-related training courses.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

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