International Program Officer Interdisciplinary Job in ARLINGTON, VA

Vacancy No. NE7XXXX-15-18919094H574358 Department Office of Naval Research
Salary $88,136.00 to $134,776.00 Grade 14 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)

International Program Officer (Interdisciplinary)

Office of Naval Research

2 vacancies 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
    $88,136.00 to $134,776.00 / Per Year
  • Series & Grade
    GS-0401, 0801, 1301, 1515, 1520, 1550-14/15
  • Promotion Potential
  • 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


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 2 ONG-Global International Program Officer (IPO) positions for a tour of 1 year, extendible to a total of 3 years and remain on roles of home activity.

IPO's will support the ONR-Global Director of the Naval S&T Cooperation Program (NSTCP) in assisting and advising the Chief of Naval Research (CNR), the Executive Director (ED) of ONR, ONR and ONR-Global leadership in the identification of cooperative technology opportunities to address Warfighting Capability; and serve as the primary interface between ONR leadership and foreign defense organizations in finding and implementing solutions. As an IPO, you must have a specific understanding of the current DoN S&T planning and experimentation process to focus on cooperative development of technology. As an IPO, you should have a specific understanding of the current DoD and 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 IPO position are:

·         Assist the Director, NSTCP, in all aspects of managing 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 IPO will draft point papers/read-aheads, facilitate meetings and coordinate follow-up actions.  The IPO may be required to travel with ONR leadership to partner nations to attend meetings (expected travel 5-8 weeks per year).

·          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).

·          Assist in 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, attachés 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-Global Science Directors and Science Advisors, ONR, 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.

* One of the IPO positions will focus primarily on the Asia-Pacific and Africa regions.

* The second IPO position will focus primarily on Europe and Latin American regions.

Travel Required

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

Relocation Authorized

  • Yes
  • Relocation expenses may be authorized in accordance with applicable regulations and available command funding
Job Requirements
Additional Information
How to Apply
Required Documents

Department of the Navy

Office of Naval Research


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


00014 Office of Naval Research
Office of Naval Research

Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

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