ITA International

  • NGB J53 Joint Policy Analyst/International Affairs Analyst

    Job Location US-VA-Arlington
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  • Overview

    ITA International (ITA) is a provider of integrated support services to include analysis, planning, training, acquisition management, cyber/intelligence, engineering, logistics, and maritime support services to government, non-governmental organizations and commercial customers worldwide.                                                              


    ITA International is seeking a qualified candidate to support the International Affairs Division of the National Guard Bureau’s Joint Staff (NGB-J53), which is responsible for the State Partnership Program (SPP) and other international affairs and security cooperation programs of the National Guard.  The position provides policy analysis and includes the following duties. 


    -- Review National Guard Bureau (NGB) and Department of Defense (DoD) policies (directives, instructions, issuances, notices, etc.), and other documents requiring NGB comments. Conduct analysis and recommend draft comments and way forward.

    -- Draft information papers, executive summaries, and briefs for senior leaders.

    -- Coordinate with other NGB joint staff processes on documents and efforts to advance National Guard equities. 

    -- Attend meetings and workshops with interagency and intergovernmental stakeholders, draft executive summaries and trip reports, and incorporate information into products.

    -- Support the processes and procedures by which new SPP partnerships are established, including drafting of a criteria framework and grading matrix, developing briefing slides and memorandums, and coordinating the New Partnership Communications Synchronization Working Group.


    • Bachelor’s degree (required); Master’s degree in relevant field of study (preferred).
    • Current active Secret security clearance (required); ability to obtain Top Secret security clearance (preferred).
    • Successful experience in: (1) researching and developing analysis of or inputs to joint strategy or policy through info papers, reports, briefings; (2) supporting and briefing senior military and civilian officials (required).
    • Demonstrated professional oral, written, and analytic skills (required).
    • Ability to utilize Microsoft Office Suite to develop professional products (preferred).
    • Knowledge of the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility (Middle East and Central Asia) (preferred)
    • Experience with DoD security cooperation programs and related policies and regulations (preferred)
    • Familiarity with the Global Theater Security Cooperation Management Information System (G-TSCMIS) (preferred)
    • Three years of experience at National Guard Bureau, Combatant Command, or higher joint staff (preferred).
    • Experience in the National Guard (preferred).
    • Familiarity with: (1) roles and missions of the National Guard in the homeland and in support of overseas missions, including duty statuses (State Active Duty; Title 32; Title 10); (2) structure and functions of a joint staff; (3) core documents pertinent to the National Guard or J5 functions, e.g. DoD Directive 5105.77 “National Guard Bureau”; DoD Instruction 5111.20, “State Partnership Program”; Joint Strategic Planning System documents; Joint Publication 5-0 Joint Operation Planning (preferred).



    ITA International is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. We are committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran's status or any status protected by applicable federal, state, or local discrimination laws.


    Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans


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