Site Lead – Syria/Levant

Employment Type: Full-time


We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who possesses an insatiable curiosity, dedication to
quality, and a desire to be part of a rapidly growing company. The ideal candidate will have
experience with military and/or international affairs; public speaking; and excellent writing, editing,
and communication skills.

The place of work is in the Vienna/Tysons Corner area and is Metro accessible on the Silver Line
(Springhill Metro).
Position Summary:

The Site Lead oversees the Content Managers by providing guidance on the development and
organization of content for the key focus area (Syria/Levant). The Site Lead is responsible for
defining team priorities and maintaining appropriate organizational structure for information. The Site
Lead is expected to serve as a functional and regional subject matter expert during meetings and
briefings, and develop in-depth, working relationships with customers and platform users through
outreach.

Competencies:

  • Ability to work independently, and identify, scope, and execute high value projects with little supervision
  • Customer relationship management
  • Team management and process management across multiple tasks
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills
  • Research and source collection from open source materials
  • Editing and technical writing skills
  • Ability to appropriately organize and categorize wide varieties of information
  • Ability to quickly assess large quantities of information from disparate sources for validity/integrity
  • Manipulate and format large, complex datasets
  • Ability to learn new software, navigate new digital tools, and apply them to current workflows
  • Familiarity of modern design standards and creation of simple, intuitive UI
  • Project prioritization, scoping, and expectation management

Reasoning Ability:

  • Ability to think through complex problems and provide multiple options for solutions
  • Ability to balance competing demands and appropriately prioritize time and effort
  • Ability to evaluate costs/benefits of alternative courses of action and select high utility choices

Mathematical Skills:

  • Understanding and application of basic statistical principles and methodologies

Required Qualifications:

  • Knowledge and experiential competency in international relations, foreign affairs, military affairs, and/or development
  • Experience working with US Government customers (including DoD, DoS, IC, interagency)
  • Familiarity and understanding of different histories, cultures, religions
  • Ability to work independently, and identify, scope, and execute high value projects with little supervision
  • Independence; willingness to go find answers for yourself
  • Sense of humor; ability to maintain even keel in stressful situations
  • Willingness to innovate; ability to consider new workflows and strategies for project success

Language Skills:

  • Fluency in English and Arabic desired

Desired Education/Experience:

  • BA/BS/MS in foreign affairs, history, or area studies
  • OCONUS work experience

Application Instructions:
To apply, please include a cover letter and resume. In your cover letter, specify your citizenship and
indicate whether you are, to the best of your knowledge, eligible for a security clearance.
 

Tesla Government Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in our workforce. All
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion,
sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status or on the basis of disability.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled