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Cyberspace Joint Operations Planner II: Readiness Planner Senior Job

Cyberspace Joint Operations Planner II: Readiness Planner Senior Job

Date: Apr 15, 2018

Location: Fort Meade, MD, US

Company: SAIC

Cyberspace Joint Operations Planner II: Readiness Planner Senior (Job Number:432490)


The National Security Customer Group of SAIC currently has a full-time position for a Readiness Planner to support the United States Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) J3, Fort 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 Readiness Planner develops, implements, and maintains continuity plans, procedures, and policies that ensure the identification of mission essential functions and the performance of those functions during all-hazards events. Facilitates and contributes to Contingency Exercise Planning and Execution as required; and contributes to the development and subsequent iterations of the Command’s contingency plans. Provides strategic analysis and briefings on COOP operations and/or planning to USCYBERCOM senior leaders and their staff. Develops contingency plans for maintaining availability of mission essential USCYBERCOM functions across a wide range of hazards through COOP planning, exercises, and applicable lessons learned. Develops and maintains JOC COOP processes and procedures to organize and coordinate COOP activities, and assists JOC action officers with COOP execution. Coordinates and collaborates with USCYBERCOM and partner personnel to address continuity policies, plans, procedures, and operating status. Maintains knowledge of Federal, DoD, and USCYBERCOM policies and interdependencies relevant to emergency management, continuity, and critical infrastructure and for developing white papers, reports, and presentations of findings and their pertinence to USCYBERCOM COOP efforts. Maintains awareness of all potential hazards, threats, and vulnerabilities and for developing white papers, reports, and presentations of findings. Participates in emergency management, continuity, and critical infrastructure meetings and exercises with USCYBERCOM and partner organizations.

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)

Acts as a full participant and provides substantive contributions to JPGs and OPG/OPTs developing and integrating cyber capabilities into plans, and in support of Combatant Commander Planning efforts

Fully participates and provides substantive contributions to cyberspace operations planning activities coordination through the IJSTO to include Evaluation Request and Response Messages, SAP procedures, and the RAPCO

Serves as a 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

Conducts joint operation planning in support of combat and contingency operations without supervision

Provides technical expertise and participates in all phases and steps of the JOPP, APEX activities

Provides significant contribution to the development of cyberspace operations plans, contingency plans, CONOPs, and orders



Minimum nine (9) 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 seven (7) 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 (Schools of Advanced Military Studies (SAMS), School of Advanced Air and Space Studies (SAASS), Joint Advanced Warfighting School (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 21, 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: None
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

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