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Counterproliferation Initiatives-Sanctions Specialist, Mid-Level Program Analyst

EM Key Solutions
Washington, DC
Expired: July 04, 2023 Applications are no longer accepted.
  • Full-Time

Counterproliferation Initiatives-Sanctions Specialist Mid-Level Program Analyst

Washington DC, Department of State

Onsite-Limited Telework Position

EM Key Solutions/Cortek is seeking a Counterproliferation Initiatives (CPI) Mid-Level Program Analyst to support the Department of State's CPI Defensive Measures and Sanctions Team. You will be responsible for implementing Executive Orders 13382 and 14024, researching potential WMD-related and Russian defense and military-related designation targets, drafting evidentiary packages, and developing appropriate diplomatic responses to support the implementation and enforcement of the resulting designations.


  • Serves as an action officer for all incoming actions regarding sanctions related to Russian defense and military-related activities under Executive Order 14024 from Departmental offices, U.S. embassies and posts, other USG agencies, international organizations, foreign governments, non-governmental organizations, or other sources.
  • Possess strong writing skills and experience in analysis, research, and interagency coordination.
  • Supports the implementation of Executive Orders 13382 and 14024 by researching potential WMD-related and Russian defense and military-related designation targets, drafting evidentiary packages, and developing appropriate diplomatic responses to support the implementation and enforcement of the resulting designations.
  • Monitors developing political situations, changes to regulations, or issues as reported or identified in the various notifications received; provides guidance and consultation to Department officials and the interagency.
  • Maintains currency on legislative and policy developments affecting the USG's stance, initiates research to validate existing policy or recommend new policy or guidance, confers with analysts and action officers in relevant organizations to develop information, obtains clarification in instances of divergent viewpoints, and builds consensus for courses of action acceptable to the Bureau.
  • Assessment of information classified up to and including the Top Secret/SCI level from various sources; integrating information on proliferation activities and networks, transportation, and logistics networks; and development of strategies targeted at entities, states, and non-state actors of proliferation concern.
  • Draft and develop deliverables in support of office and Department leadership. Including reports to Congress, briefing checklists and talking points, background and issue papers, trip books, reporting cables, diplomatic notes, meeting notes, information and action memos, strategies, press guidance and releases, speeches, and blog entries, as determined and assigned by the client.
  • Liaise regularly with Department and interagency experts to develop, synchronize, and support strategies, policies, engagements, and projects related to Russia sanctions, as determined and assigned by the client.
  • Other tasks in support of CPI's Russia sanctions responsibilities, as needed and assigned.
  • Balance and prioritize complex tasks with limited supervision and demonstrate initiative to develop solutions.
  • The candidate will be expected to travel to remote countries (10% travel).

Required Qualifications:

  • BA. or B.S. degree and one or two years of experience in nonproliferation or international security.
  • Experience working on WMD counterproliferation, U.S. sanctions imposition and enforcement, and/or Russian defense sector sanctions issues are desirable but not required.


TOP SECRET required, with eligibility for access to SCI and a valid U.S. Passport. Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

About EM Key Solutions:

Founded in 2015, EM Key Solutions, Inc. (EMKS) is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) offering a broad range of services to support Federal Government enterprises in meeting their mission requirements and business demands. Relationships are key to EMKS! We adopt a customer-centric approach and proven management processes for every project we undertake. Through sound leadership and management principles, EMKS focuses on offering its clients the solutions they need to be successful throughout the project management lifecycle at the most competitive rates

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