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OSD and Special Operations Plans and Strategies Analysis Support Services

Job Title
OSD and Special Operations Plans and Strategies Analysis Support Services
Job ID
Other Location
Offsite - Pentagon
  • Provide SME analysis and advice within ASD SO/LIC for Departmental campaign planning and strategy.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the executive/legislative decision making process.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of USSOCOM, subordinate organizations, DOD, and Service roles and missions. Skill in dealing effectively with voluminous amounts of information.
  • Experience in preparing and presenting highly complex technical material or highly complex issues, or both, to non-specialists.
  • Experience in assessing the political and institutional environment in which decisions are made and implemented.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise judgment in all phases of analysis -- ranging from sorting out the most important problems, to sifting evidence, and framing feasible options.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively express ideas orally and in writing, using appropriate language, organizing ideas, and marshaling facts in an objective manner.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively under the pressure of tight time-frames and rigid deadlines.
  • Draft and coordinate action packages and other correspondence related to your area of special operations policy and resources expertise for senior DoD leadership; coordinate, plan, and develop policies and initiatives appropriate for strategic guidance documents or DoD issuances such as directives or instructions.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience using communication skills, both written and oral, to include preparation of written products for senior leader (general officer/flag officer/senior executive service level).
  • Staff, coordinate, and further develop strategies, concepts, campaign plans, and orders related to USSOCOM and special operations, in support of the Office of Secretary of Defense, Policy.
  • Staff, coordinate, and further develop posture plans, in support of campaign plans related to USSOCOM and special operations, in support of the Office of Secretary of Defense, Policy.
  • Support ASD(SO/LIC) integration into future operations, crisis action and compartmented contingency planning to inform senior leader decision-making and support combatant command special operation planning requirements.
  • Lead and facilitate OASD(SO/LIC) integration with USSOCOM global synchronization of DOD trans-regional combating terrorism and countering weapons of mass destruction (CWMD) efforts from design and implementation through assessment of planning efforts and synchronization venues.
  • Liaison and coordination among all participants during deliberate and crisis action planning and the execution of a crisis action team (CAT).
  • Facilitate OASD(SO/LIC) integration into functional working groups from other agencies/departments, and the Joint Staff.
  • Facilitate OASD(SO/LIC) integration with operational planning requirements through Joint Staff management practices and procedures.
  • Assist in hosting/chairing meetings, visitations or conferences related to contingency and operations plans, emerging special operations opportunities and other initiatives.
  • Analyze DoD and combatant commands operations, plans, and strategies for Special Operations equities and integration.
  • Facilitate and support OASD(SO/LIC) integration into detailed planning, research, and analysis for deliberate and contingency planning working groups related to counterterrorism (CT), counter weapons of mass destruction (CWMD), counter-narcotics (CN) and other special operations activities.
  • Facilitate and lead OASD(SO/LIC) integration with USSOCOM’s “Coordinating Authority” responsibility in support of the National

Azimuth Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.


Required Skills

• Bachelor’s degree from accredited university
• Minimum 10 years of combined OSD, Joint Staff, USSOCOM, or Service level policy, programs, and force management experience.
• Minimum 5 years of combined Joint, Combined, Interagency, and Regional experience working military operations, to include strategic and operational levels in joint, combined, and interagency environments
• Minimum 4 years of experience in deliberate and crisis action planning at the operational or strategic level to include expert knowledge of the Joint Operational Plans and Execution System procedures.
• Minimum 3 years of experience leading or participating in integrated process teams or joint planning groups at the operational or strategic levels.
• Ability to interface with senior level management
• Demonstrated excellent verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills
• Demonstrated ability to provide technical support and advice
• Active Top Secret/with SCI eligibility

• Master’s degree from an accredited university in any field of study
• Graduate of Senior Service College or equivalent Senior Service Fellowship Program
• Graduate of Joint Advanced Warfighting School (JAWS), School of Advanced Military Studies (SAMS), School of Advanced Air and Space Studies (SAASS), Maritime Advanced Warfighting School (MAWS), School of Advanced Warfighting (SAW), or equivalent.
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