Are you looking for a Challenge? Looking for an innovative organization and the opportunity to learn and grow professionally? We are seeking a Governance Sector Advisor for the Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI) at the Carlisle Barracks in Pennsylvania.

I’ve never heard of Terrestris. What do you do?

At Terrestris, we leverage technology to create better mission outcomes through better human performance. We form strong client and team relationships through transparency and strive to create an environment where our team can let their excellence shine through. By finding, developing, and incorporating new ideas, we provide memorable services. Rooted in the USMC values of honor, courage, and commitment, Terrestris seeks to deliver extraordinary value to the American people by helping the Government become more efficient and effective.

So, what will the Governance Sector Advisor at Terrestris do?

Big picture, You will support the the PKSOI and the Army PME by offering assistance on stability and peace education. You will provide research support- reviewing and analyzing past and current U.S. operations where military support to governance-related tasks were incorporated and executed (provisions of essential services; stewardship of state resources; political moderation and accountability; civic participation; Rule of Law; transparency; civil control; and empowerment).

What does a typical day look like for the Governance Sector Advisor?

You will:

  • Draft definitions and concepts of operation for alternatives related to the execution of military support to Governance, Transitional Governance, and/or Military Government, in the wake of major combat operations such as Transitional Military Authority and Joint Civil-Military Operation Task Forces. This shall be routed through and coordinated with PKSOI leadership with the purpose of gaining consensus within DoD, DoS, and the interagency community.
  • Gain consensus within the Governance community of interest methods related to the military support to governance in the case of Transitional Civilian Authority and support to the host nation.
  • Research and provide analysis of military support to governance Transitional Governance / Military Government -related issues across all related publications to the development of military government and military support to governance doctrine, training, and capability, security cooperation, and military government. These topics range across the DOTMLPF-P domains and the government shall provide timelines for each stability task to determine contractors input into each.
  • Research, analyze, and provide analysis of governance-related issues pertaining to lessons learned in response to current operations and security cooperation activities. With an eye towards incorporating the lessons and best practices into Multi-Domain Operations (MDO), the research will be used to develop a 3+ hour program of instruction (POI) on military support to governance, transitional governance, or Military Government considerations in the stability component of MDO planning.
  • Review, assess, and recommend changes/additions to current doctrine.
  • Engage and advise interagency partners, Geographic Combatant Commands, Army Service Component Commands, and other joint agencies and component commands on military support to governance planning in contingency plans, theater campaign plans, and other interagency plans. using the Multi Domain Operations Concept, the Stabilization Assistance Review, and DoD Directive 3000.05 as guidance. Additionally, if plans include Military Government in Multi-Domain Operations the contractor may be required to review those.
  • Research and write no less than two articles during the term of this contract related to military support to governance, transitional governance, or military government in MDO with substantial peace operations and stability focus as directed by the Director, PKSOI. Decisions on the topic, title and content of the articles will be decided by the Director, PKSOI with input from the contractor and other relevant PKSOI faculty and staff. All articles will be suitable for publication and approved by the Director, PKSOI. The length of each article is negotiable depending on the needs of PKSOI and the capabilities and commitments of the contractor.
  • Develop and support workshops, conferences, and meetings that identify relationships, gaps, and overlaps; explore training initiatives, and integrate the topics in relevant topics of governance, transitional governance, and military government.
  • Provide a Monthly Status Report to the COR

What qualifications do you look for?

You might be the Advisor we’re looking for if you have:

  • Secret Security clearance
  • Subject matter expert on governance sector operations to include the following lines of effort: essential services, Rule of Law, political transparency and accountability, civic participation, and empowerment. Research and/or in-depth experience in military support to governance/Military Government to include assignments, presentations, or publication of articles.
  • Experience of five years or more in a governance-related position (USA, USN, USMC, USCG, and Merchant Marine) or institutional environment focused on planning/preparing for stable governance-related issues.
  • Experience within the past five years in assisting in developing or evaluating governance at the national and/or regional levels and experience developing or evaluating national policy associated with national defense and governance-related topics.
  • Experience of three years serving with or in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Merchant Marine, Joint, and international concepts and doctrine development process.
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate a host of Joint, Interagency, Intergovernmental, and Multinational agencies into a unified and organized conference focused on governance.
  • Established working relationships and understanding of the Combatant Commands CCMD), Joint Staff, Service Component Commands, NATO, and the United Nations in the area of governance.
  • Experience with research production, editing, and publication presentation.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Possess a graduate-level degree or in the process of obtaining a graduate degree in a related field of study such as organizational management, national security studies, public administration, or international relations.

What kind of benefits does Terrestris Offer?

We offer outstanding benefits including health, life, disability, financial, and retirement benefits, as well as paid leave, professional development, tuition assistance, and work-life programs. Our award programs acknowledge employees for exceptional performance and superior demonstration of our service standards. Full-time and part-time employees working at least 20 hours a week on a regular basis are eligible to participate in our benefit programs. Other offerings may be provided for employees not within this category.

Terrestris is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status. Applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S.

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