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Cyberspace Joint Operational Planner III Job

Fort Meade, MD
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Cyberspace Joint Operational Planner III Job

Cyberspace Joint Operational Planner III Job

Date: May 7, 2018

Location: Fort Meade, MD, US

Company: SAIC

Cyberspace Joint Operational Planner III (Job Number:432284)


The National Security Customer Group of SAIC currently has a contingent position for a Cyberspace Joint Operational Planner to support the United States Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) at Ft. Meade, Maryland.


- The successful candidate will provide in-depth strategic/operational planning expertise for the development of Offensive Cyberspace Operations (OCO) and Defensive Cyberspace Operations (DCO) policy, plans, processes, procedures, and governing directives.
- Planners will apply operational art and operational design and use the Joint Operation Planning Process (JOPP) for the developmental planning of cyberspace capabilities for the operation, protection, and defense of the DODIN.
- Lead the creation of strike packages, and the vetting and validation of targets.
- The Special Programs Lead (SPSL) will support the TOPM in the development of the information required to successfully execute the kick-off meeting including items as directed.
- Provides all necessary information about the activities and personnel to the TOPM for inclusion in the MSR IAW policy; and portion-marked and classified according to DoD Classification guidance and in accordance with CYBERCOM templates.
- Ensures that meeting reports are prepared and submitted in accordance with the PWS.
- The Lead Supervises the contract workforce and serves as the senior Joint Operations planner, supporting the Cyberspace Planning support required for Strategic Effects and Special Programs, which encompasses STO/SAP and information operations.
- Overall responsibility for the entirety of Tasks reporting directly to the TO PM.
- Manages and leads a broad cross functional team coordinating and integrating specified and implied tasks supporting the functions of the Special Programs staff.
- Leads and coordinate planning activities to include the development of Concept Plans (CONPLANs); Operations Plans (OPLANs); intelligence and analysis requirements; cyberspace assessment development; information operations integration; STO and SAP cyber capabilities coordination; and Evaluation Request Message and Response Messages (EReqM and EResM, respectively).
- Facilitate the integration of capability development processes and STO/SAP capabilities into ongoing planning efforts.
- Participate in capability development and Requirements boards, identifying STO/SAP cyberspace capability gaps and changing technologies to be incorporated in STO/SAP support of Commander’s objectives.
- Facilitates development of capabilities by coordinating with Service and agencies’ efforts, refining policy, and doctrine in the STO/SAP world by ensuring USCYBERCOM integration in Joint Staff efforts.
- The candidate provides Planning for Strategic Effects and Special Program support IAW requirements, and ensures the technical requirements of the applicable accessibility standards are taken into consideration in the technical approach, quality assurance/quality control planning, and deliverable review.

Daily activities include:

- Monitors and reviews strategies, doctrine, policies, directives, and instructions from higher echelon headquarters and makes recommendations to ensure compliance and/or consideration in planning efforts
- Develops plans and orders through the applications of operational art and operational design, and by using the JOPP, within the milestones, deliverables, and interaction points for plans developed using Adaptive Planning and Execution (APEX) activities
- Provides input to briefings, transitioning concepts to execution, and assisting in the coordination of joint operational planning in support of training, exercise, combat, and contingency plans and operations
- Develops and integrates cyberspace capabilities into deliberate, contingency, operation, and crisis action planning
- Provides input for the development of TTPs, CONOPs, COAs, and other related documents related to OCO, DCO, and the securing of operating, and defending of the DODIN
- Provides input to address shortfalls, prioritize and validate requirements, and be prepared to modify development planning efforts based on the changing cyberspace environment
- Contributes to the development of exercise scenarios, exercise operational plans, and other required documentation to support planning and execution to accomplish USCYBERCOM exercise training priorities
- Conducts research of current and emerging threats to U.S. Critical Infrastructure and Key Resources (CIKR)
- Participates in Joint Planning Groups (JPGs), and Operational Planning Groups/Teams (OPG/OPTs)
- Leads and acts as a full participant in JPGs and OPG/OPT developing and integrating cyber capabilities into plans, and in support of Combatant Commander Planning efforts
- Coordinate cyberspace operations planning activities through the IJSTO to include Evaluation Request and Response Messages, SAP procedures, and the RAPCO
- Thinks independently and serves as an advanced technical expert of all planning methodologies and applications in all phases of military operations, providing analytical expertise and expert knowledge of operational design, Joint Operation Planning, and APEX
- Establishes joint operation planning objectives in support of combat and contingency operations without supervision
- Able to independently coordinate the development of cyber space operations plans, contingency plans, CONOPs, and orders
- Provides extensive technical expertise; leads, and participates in all phases and steps of the JOPP and APEX activities


- Minimum fourteen (14) years of experience as a Joint Operation Planner and a complete working knowledge of the JOPP, JOPES, and APEX planning formats and guidance with a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university, or twelve (12) years of experience with a Master's Degree.
- Minimum specialized education in military joint operation planning through the Joint Professional Military Education Phase II (JPME II). The JIOPC, or other similar military operation planning courses, may be substituted for JPME II.
- Strong attention to detail and organizational skills. Excellent communications skills.
- Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
- Planning experience may be reduced by four years with completion of an advanced Service planner school (School of Advanced Military Studies (SAMS), School of Advanced Air and Space Studies (SAASS), Joint Advanced Warfighting Schools (JAWS), etc.).


ACTIVE TS/SCI with Polygraph

SAIC Overview:SAIC is a premier technology integrator providing full life cycle services and solutions in the technical, engineering, intelligence, and enterprise information technology markets. SAIC is Redefining Ingenuity through its deep customer and domain knowledge to enable the delivery of systems engineering and integration offerings for large, complex projects. SAIC has approximately 15,000 employees are driven by integrity and mission focus to serve customers in the U.S. federal government. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $4.5 billion. For more information, visit saic.com.

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

Job Posting: Nov 14, 2017, 5:00:00 AM
Primary Location: United States-MD-FORT MEADE
Clearance Level Must Currently Possess: Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph
Potential for Teleworking: No
Travel: Yes, 25% of the time
Shift: Day Job
Schedule: Full-time

Nearest Major Market: Baltimore
Nearest Secondary Market: Washington DC

Job Segment: ERP, Engineer, SAP, Military Intelligence, Quality Assurance, Technology, Engineering, Government


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