THURSDAY JOBS – FEBRUARY 19, 2009
Atlanta, GA or Research Triangle Park, NC
The Health, Social and Economics Research Division of RTI International has an opening for an Economist 1. This position requires a background in research as well as a strong academic record; a minimum of a 3.5 GPA is required, transcripts will be requested. The Economist 1 must be highly organized, have excellent communication and time management skills and the ability to multitask.
• Assist in the creation of scientific publications and technical reports by providing qualitative and quantitative research support for senior staff
• Review scientific and medical literature to identify specific findings
• Compile databases by combining information from one or more sources using excel or other database software
• Perform economic and statistical analyses
• Prepare tables and write sections of reports
• Compile meeting notes and manage basic project correspondence
• BA in Economics required; minimum GPA 3.5
• Quantitative research experience or course work in applied economics
• Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft word and excel
Go to www.rti.org, click careers/job openings/search or browse listings/advanced search, then write the job ID (10755) in the appropriate box.
Foreign Affairs Specialist
Office of the Secretary of Defense, Department of Defense
Job Summary: The Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) is the principal staff element of the Secretary of Defense in the exercise of policy development, planning, resource management and program evaluation responsibilities. OSD includes the offices of the Secretary and Deputy Secretary of Defense, Under Secretaries of Defense, Deputy Chief Management Officer, Director of Defense Research and Engineering, Assistant Secretaries of Defense, General Counsel, Director of Operational Test and Evaluation, Assistants to the Secretary of Defense and Director of Administration and Management.
If you are searching for a challenging and rewarding career that provides you with an opportunity to serve as a principal advisor and assistant to the Secretary of Defense then OSD is for you. As a Foreign Affairs Specialist you will play a role in the formulation of national security and defense policy with particular emphasis on the integration and oversight of DOD policy and plans to achieve national security objectives concerning South Asia.
This position is covered by the National Security Personnel System (NSPS). NSPS is a pay for performance system using pay bands with salary ranges. For more information on NSPS, please visit the website at http://www.cpms. osd.mil/nsps/ index.html
More than one selection may be made from this vacancy announcement. Filling of this position is subject to the provision of the DoD Priority Placement Program.
• Plays a role in the study, review and adjustment of the strategies, concepts, programs and budgets required to support OSD policy and program planning guidance.
• Identifies and focuses senior policy attention on issues with major defense policy, national security, or international security implications.
• Participates in the study, review, and adjustment of the programs and budgets needed to support Department strategies, concepts, and plans.
• Initiates independent analyses of high complex policy, strategy, concept, and program issues, force posture alternatives, and implications of broad changes to the international environment and defense programs.
• Takes a role in managing team projects, including actively encouraging communication, coordination, innovation, and high quality team products.
• Provides advice at the ASD and higher level on key strategy, planning, programming, and budgeting, and policy matters.
• Prepares briefings, presentations, and decision memoranda to support deliberations and decisions by senior management.
• Reviews and develops policy positions and responses to actions originating in other DOD and non-DOD offices or agencies that have implications for foreign policy and national security policy, strategy, program planning, and budgets.
• Participates and assists in the presentation of OSD policies and budgets to the DOD, Congress, other USG agencies, and the general public.
• Develops or contributes testimony or other presentations to the Congress; accurately represents DOD positions during contacts with Congressional staff; monitors Congressional action on DOD defense strategy, programs, and budget.
• Prepares communications for the ASD, both orally and in writing to a