Careers & Opportunities

The Department of Defense's Security Cooperation programs are an important part of American national security and foreign policy. Our foreign military sales and foreign military training programs help countries to arm themselves against the hostile actions of other countries without getting U.S. servicemen and women involved. Additionally, our humanitarian programs help people around the world and establish positive relationships with other countries by offering humanitarian assistance and by donating medical supplies, food and water.

Job Title:Deputy Assistant Director (Dean, College of Security Cooperation)
Description:DSCA is recruiting for a Deputy Assistant Director (Dean, College of Security Cooperation) AD-1701-09. The position is within DSCU and position is located in Arlington, VA. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply by following the link below to HERC.
Opens:11/17/2022
Closes:12/2/2022
Link:main.hercjobs.org/jobs/17786132

Job Title:Senior Lecturer (Evidence Management)
Description:DSCA is recruiting for a Senior Lecturer (Evidence Management) - AD-1730-05. This position is located within DSCU/RALLI in Arlington, VA. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply by following the link below.
Opens:11/28/2022
Closes:12/12/2022
Link:main.hercjobs.org/jobs/17830283




The Institute for Security Governance, Resident Advisory Program – the MoDA (Ministry of Defense Advisors) Program – partners senior Department of Defense (DoD) civilian experts with foreign counterparts to build institutional capacity in key areas, such as Acquisition and Logistics, Personnel and Readiness, Strategy and Policy, Human Resource Management and Financial Management. Click HERE for MoDA Program information and application guidelines.

MoDA leverages the specialized capabilities of DoD civilians and provides reach back support along with cultural, operational, and advisor training to ensure that in-country advising is appropriate and effective. Since July 2010, MoDA has trained and deployed 600+ resident advisors to over 20 countries.

The following Resident Advisor (MoDA) opportunities are available to qualified GS-13/14/15 civilians in permanent DoD positions. A secondment with MoDA requires two months CONUS training prior to deployment for a 12-24 month tour.

Click on the position title for a full description:

Please send inquiries and applications to dsca.ncr.bpc.list.modaprograminfo@mail.mil

Career Opportunities

Resident Advisor (MoDA) opportunities

What are types of deployments?
Most deployments are Temporary Change of Station (TCS), for no longer than 30-months. There are a limited number of TDY deployments. We now have some Term Hire positions, so look in USA Jobs for those postings (in planning for Georgia, Qatar, Kuwait).

Do you pay my salary?
No, we reimburse your parent organization for a back fill once you deploy, if requested by your agency.

How does my organization get paid for a backfill and my premium pay (entitlements)?
With our assistance your organization completes a GT&C FS-7600 to start any pay updates.

You need an active, non-expired government travel credit card.
You’ll need an active DTS profile/account (staying with your home station for timecard/HR (secondment), your DTS is cross-org’d to us for funding) A secondment (sometimes referred to as a “job rotation”) is a chance to temporarily work on a different team within your organization, or in some cases, for a different organization entirely.

Where is and are dates of training?
Strategic Advisor Training, conducted by DSCU, occurs at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center, Indiana, three times a year. This training is three weeks long and typically followed by three weeks of Country Mission Studies, in D.C. (virtually at this time) once an Advisor Candidate is assigned a deployment mission.

Can I be promoted for this deployment?
No.

Is the tour accompanied?

In most cases the 24-month assignments can be accompanied, and in most cases pets can be with you as well. Our team works with the US Embassy.

Our team works with US Embassy personnel to identify the latest on child education capabilities as these vary by country. The program pays for your child’s education at a DoDEA accredited school or DoD School. Please visit Department of Defense Education Activity.