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Job: Senior Strategic Planner – Fort Belvoir, VA (Top Secret Clearance required)

Title Senior Strategic Planner – Fort Belvoir, VA (Top Secret Clearance required)
Location

Fort Belvoir, VA

Job Information

Senior Strategic Planner

Serves as Strategic Planner for the JPRA Strategy, Plans and Multinational Engagement Division. Provides analysis and recommendations on the formulation of strategic policies, plans, and programs to influence and improve Personnel Recovery capability, capacity and interoperability within the Department of Defense, as well as international Allies and Partner Nations.  Ensures all products incorporate and support relevant National, DoD, CJCS and Joint Staff guidance, plans and objectives.  Responsibilities include the development and publishing of long and short range strategic guidance, goals and timelines for building and strengthening a global PR community of willing and capable partners. Assists in the articulation of the JPRA Director’s strategic vision, goals, and plans.  Develops, maintains contact and as appropriate coordinates with professional strategic planning groups, both within DoD and multilateral organizations.

Specific Deliverables:

Written analyses, assessments and plans incorporating relevant US and Allied/Partner Nation PR capabilities and strategic objectives into US AFRICOM and SOCAFRICA security assistance and counterterrorism campaign plans for the African continent.

Written analyses, assessments and plans incorporating relevant US and Allied/Partner Nation PR capabilities and strategic objectives into Operation INHERENT RESOLVE and RESOLUTE SUPPORT security assistance and counterterrorism campaign plans.

As required and directed, contingency analyses and plans in support of emerging challenges and priorities in other Geographic Combatant Commands’ areas of responsibility.

Requirements:

10+ years of relevant experience performing similar work in support of national security objectives.

Must possess expert knowledge in the application of analytical and evaluative methods and techniques to issues and/or studies concerning policies, plans and programs sufficient to develop recommendations to resolve substantive problems of strategic, business and organizational planning; complete extremely broad and difficult projects; assess and improve program effectiveness.

Comprehensive knowledge of strategic planning principles, theory, techniques, and practices sufficient to advise on the formulation of strategic policies, plans, and programs.

Excellent analytical ability, solid interpersonal skills, the ability to think about issues on a tactical or strategic level, and the ability to work under tight deadlines are also required. Ability to analyze interrelated issues in long-range planning in order to make decisions and recommendations.

Knowledge of applicable security cooperation/security assistance programs and vehicles; familiar with the organization and functions of DSCA, CCMD and Service SC/SA programs and activities. Knowledge of foreign military sales (FMS) processes.

Skill to coordinate complex studies and analyses requiring innovation; evaluate and present findings and divergent opinions; and define and describe feasible options, including the consequences of their adoption.

Ability to concurrently manage several projects that are of major importance to the agency and DoD/Joint Staff.

Superior oral and written communications skills and ability to effectively brief and influence senior civilian and military leaders.

Bachelor’s degree in international relations, political science, security studies or military history, preferably with a strong regional focus or expertise.

Knowledge of strategic and military operational concepts.

 

Top Secret clearance required (DOD)

Desired Capabilities:

Master’s Degree in related discipline (strategic studies, military history, etc.)

Relevant military professional education (e.g., SAMS graduate; PR 301 graduate).

Operational/educational experience in Personnel Recovery, Special Operations, Joint/Combined military assignments in multiple Combatant Command areas of operations.

Significant familiarity with the history, culture and politics of African and Near/Mid/Far East countries and regions.

 

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