Director Naval Science and Technology Cooperation Program Interdisciplinary Job in ARLINGTON, VA

Vacancy No. NE7XXXX-15-18873494H574304 Department Office of Naval Research
Salary $103,672.00 to $134,776.00 Grade 15 to 15
Perm/Temp Temporary FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 1/12/2017 Close Date 1/30/2017
Job Link Apply Online Who may apply Status Candidates

Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)

Director, Naval Science & Technology Cooperation Program (Interdisciplinary)

Office of Naval Research

1 vacancy in the following location:

  • Arlington, VA
Work Schedule is Full Time - Temporary NTE 1 Year

Opened Thursday 1/12/2017

Closes Thursday 1/26/2017

  • Salary Range
    $103,672.00 to $134,776.00 / Per Year
  • Series & Grade
    GS-0401, 0801, 1301, 1515, 1520, 1550-15/15
  • Supervisory Status
  • Who May Apply
    Employees serving on a career or career-conditional appointment with Department of Navy Research, Development, Testing and Evaluation Activities (RDT&E) Selectees may serve on a temporary reassignment, or temporary promotion depending on their qualifications.
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Job Overview

Job Overview


About the Agency

The Office of Naval Research (ONR) is the Navy's Science & Technology (S&T) organization with a mission to discover, develop and deliver Naval capabilities through promising scientific research and innovative technology. The Office of Naval Research Global (ONR-Global) is the international arm of ONR. ONR-Global supports the ONR mission by identifying emerging S&T from outside the US, and by facilitating mutually beneficial collaboration and partnerships on S&T. There is a need to fill 1 ONG-Global Director, Naval Science & Technology Program (NSTCP) position for a tour of 1 year, extendable to a total of 3 years and remain on roles of home activity.

The Director, ONR Global's International Naval Science and Technology Cooperation Program (NSTCP)contributes to the development of international cooperation engagement strategies and strategy documents, encourages ONR international partnership building, and helps ONR stay abreast of global technology trends and advances.  The Director, NSTCP, may perform on-site leadership duties as assigned by the ONR Global Leadership over other ONR Global civil servants and/or other ONR Global detailed employees (including the International Program Officers).

The Director, NSTCP, will assist and advise the Chief of Naval Research, the Executive Director of ONR, ONR and ONR Global leadership in the identification of cooperative technology opportunities to address future warfighting capabilities.  You will facilitate discussions between ONR leadership and foreign defense organizations to identify collaborative projects.  As the Director, you must have a specific understanding of the current DoN S&T planning and experimentation process to focus on cooperative S&T development of technology. As the Director, you should have a specific understanding of the current DoD & DoN international security cooperation process, with an emphasis on cooperative technology development. If the selectee's home activity participates in a Personnel Demonstration Project, the selectee would remain under their activity's Personnel Demonstration Project. Selectees may serve on a temporary reassignment or temporary promotion depending on their qualifications.

A command endorsement letter is required to be considered for the Director, Naval S&T Cooperation Program position. Letters should be addressed to Mr. Chris Bassler to include the following statements: why the applicant should be considered; short summary of what the candidate will bring to the job; and a statement agreeing that upon successful completion of the assignment, the selectee will be returned to a position of equivalent or greater responsibility as the one he/she left. The command endorsement letter MUST be signed by a TD/CO to be considered for this position.  

For a sample endorsement letter, please contact Christine Guzman: or 703-696-5044

Letters are due to ONRG no later than January 26, 2017.

Letters should be mailed to:

ONRG, One Liberty Place

875 N. Randolph St, Suite 1424

Arlington, VA 22303-11995

Attn: OLC Room 1424

Letters can be e-mailed to:


The primary duties of the Director, Naval S&T Cooperation Program position are:

Coordinate activities associated with  international S&T partnerships for the Chief of Naval Research (CNR), the Vice Chief of Naval Research (VCNR), and the Executive Director (ED) of ONR.  For international engagements, the Director will draft point papers/read-aheads, facilitate meetings and coordinate follow-up actions.  The Director may be required to travel with ONR leadership to partner nations to attend meetings (expected travel 5-8 weeks per year).

  • Lead and direct International Program Officers (IPO) at ONR Global, and other on-site personnel, as required
  • Advise ONR program officers on the process of establishing or utilizing international cooperation agreements (e.g., projects, information exchanges).
  • Liaise with Navy International Programs Office (NIPO), the Navy's Senior National Representative office (OPNAV N94-SNR) and other Navy entities to ensure coordination of international cooperation agreements (e.g., projects, information exchanges).
  • Based on guidance of ONR leadership, coordinate  the development of international cooperation engagement strategies, strategy documents, and program plans intended to encourage stronger international collaboration between the US Navy and foreign partners.
  • Assist with the planning, coordination and execution of various ONR and ONR Global outreach and communication efforts which help promote successes in international collaboration to internal and external audiences.
  • Engage with foreign government personnel, attach├ęs and counselors at foreign embassies, and scientists and engineers at foreign research organizations to facilitate international S&T collaboration.
  • Build a strong and consistent liaison with ONR Technical Codes, ONR Global Science Directors and Science Advisors, the Naval Research Laboratory, the wider Naval Research and Development Establishment, NIPO, as well as Air Force, Army, Office of the Secretary of Defense, US Department of State, a range of foreign embassies, and others in order to build coalitions and/or leverage activities.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Travel is dependent upon position description and availability of funds

Relocation Authorized

  • Yes
  • Relocation expenses (i.e. PCS) or relocation incentives as described in 5 USC 5753 may be authorized in accordance with applicable travel regulations, command policy and available command funding
Job Requirements
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Department of the Navy

Office of Naval Research

Office of Naval Research-Global (ONRG)


Christine Guzman
Phone: (703)696-5044
TDD: 8585775723


00014 Office of Naval Research
Office of Naval Research

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