U.S. Army Central Security Assistance Program Specialist in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Job Overview

Job Overview

Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

About the Position:This position is located within the United States Military Training Mission (USMTM) on Eskan Village, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Eskan Village is a joint military community, housing military and DoD civilian personnel. The installation (secure compound) is a unique setting that supports military, civilians, local hires and a limited expatriate community. Deals with high ranking Military and Civilians on a daily occurrence and tact and decorum are of utmost importance. The weather can be hot and dry with extreme heat in the summer months and mild winters. Dust storms may occur at any time. For information about our organization, visit our public website at http://www.usmtm.org

Who May Apply:

Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected.

Current Civilian Employee with DoD Department of the Army Current Civilian Employee with DoD (Non-Army) Current Federal Employee (other than Department of Defense) Eligible under Veterans' Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) Veterans with a service-connected disability of 30% or more Eligible under Veterans' Recruitment Appointment (VRA) Former Federal Employee, eligible for Reinstatement Reemployed Annuitants Persons with Disability (Schedule A) Eligible due to an Interchange Agreement Eligible due to Interagency Career Transition Program (ICTAP) Eligible for Military Spouse Preference Eligible for Family Member Appointment Eligible for Excepted Service Overseas Family Member Appointment (FMNP)


Serves as a Security Assistance Program Specialist for the United States Military Training Mission, managing more than 275 Saudi Arabian Armed Forces (SAAF) Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Cases valued at over $78 billion. Ensures that Letters of Request (LORs) and Letters of Offer and Acceptance (LOAs) are processed and completed within the constraints and guidelines established in the Security Assistance Management Manual (SAMM). Ensures Security Assistance Programs for Saudi Arabia operate in an effective and responsive manner by providing interpretive technical advisory services, and provide customers timely and comprehensive responses that support mission accomplishment. Establishes and maintains liaison with Saudi Arabian Government personnel and key personnel from the Department of Defense, Department of State, U.S. Military Services, and command level staff and field activity managers involved in the U.S. Security Assistance Program.

Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • Up to 25%
Relocation Authorized
  • Yes
  • PCS cost may be authorized.

Job Requirements

Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Must be able to satisfy the requirements of the 26JUL12 DODI 1400.25 V1230:
  • Visit http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/140025v1230.pdf
  • Must pass pre-employment physical.
  • Must obtain and maintain Secret Security Clearance.

In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.

Experience required: To qualify, your resume must describe at least one year of specialized experience which prepared you to do the work in this job.

To qualify for GS-13, the applicant must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 (or equivalent) level.

Examples of specialized experience include: Process Letters of Request (LORs) from foreign countries for materiel and services requested. Manage Letters of Offer and Acceptance (LOAs) within the guidelines established by the Security Assistance Management Manual (SAMM). Apply legislative principles governing of Army Export Control Act, Foreign Assistance Act and Security Assistance Management Manual (SAMM).

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following area. Experience and knowledge in the following: Knowledge of concepts governing Foreign Military Sales. Skill in utilizing computer software such as MS Excel Database Management. Ability to communicate in writing and orally.

Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the GS-12 level (or equivalent).

For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone -- no substitution of education for experience is permitted.

Other Requirements: Click here for expanded definitions.

• Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration. • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship. • Direct Deposit of Pay is Required. • Two years probationary period may be required. • May be required to submit a Financial Disclosure Statement (OGE-450).

Security Clearance


Additional Information

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application. Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration. The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "incomplete application" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.


The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program.In addition to your take-home pay, your comprehensive compensation/benefits package will include most of the benefits described in the USAJOBS Resource Center.

Recruitment / Relocation Incentive may be authorized.

Other Information

Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees. If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant .

Applicants must comply with the Exceptional Family Member Program requirements as outlined in the DoD Instruction 1315.19 at http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/131519p.pdf.

U.S. citizens overseas under ordinarily resident status are not eligible for appointment under the Status of Forces Agreement.

• Locality pay does not apply in the overseas area.

• On this overseas accompanied tour, access to medical for civilian employees to military medical and dental treatment facilities is on a space-available and reimbursable basis only. Medical care may be provided by host nation providers. The availability and level of care at host nation medical facilities will vary by location. Movement overseas may require you to initiate a change in your health benefits plan to ensure coverage.

• Pay retention may be offered to successful applicants for positions at overseas locations. For this provision to apply to employees already overseas, the selected individual would have to require a permanent change of station move and would have to be selected as a result of a recruitment effort that had been extended outside of the overseas command involved.

• TOUR LENGTH: 1-Year Unaccompanied or 2 Years Accompanied, pending command approval and availability of housing. Adult non-school age family members only IAW PDUSD (P&R;) Memo of 17 Jul 08 and 07 Aug 08. Dependents below 18 years old are not authorized. • Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) cost may be authorized, subject to the provisions of the Joint Travel Regulations. • Candidate hired from CONUS are authorized the following foreign allowances (subject to change without notice): 10% Post Allowance; 25% Post Differential (if eligible); 25% Sunday Premium Pay for actual work performed on a Sunday; Separate Maintenance Allowance (if eligible); and 15 days of Home Leave (if eligible). Work week is Sunday through Thursday. The following facilities are also availble: Exchange, Commissary, APO, MWR facilities/activities, ATMs, fitness center, and swimming pool.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/472105200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Salary Range: $74,584.00 to $96,958.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-0301-13/13

Promotion Potential: 13

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: Status Candidates (Merit Promotion, VEOA Eligibles, 30% Disabled Veterans, and Military Spouses Preference Eligibles)

Control Number: 472105200

Job Announcement Number: EUJU176929871973929