Policy Analyst - Military veterans preferred

SAIC (www.saic.com)


  full-time   employee

United States


Job Description:


  • SAIC has an immediate opening for a Policy Analyst supporting the Headquarters Air Force Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Deterrence and Nuclear Integration, Office of Strategy and Policy (AF/A10P), Strategy Branch (AF/A10PS). Work will be performed at the Arlington, VA area.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide subject matter expertise to assist Air Force implementation of the Nuclear Posture Review (NPR)
  • Perform analysis and draft position papers on strategic Air Force nuclear posture and deterrence issues
  • Assess and monitor studies, audits, and reports in work or completed by DoD and other agencies for AF/A10 equities and impacts to the Air Force nuclear mission
  • Support AF/A10P engagement in wargaming across DoD, development of nuclear/non-nuclear integration, and NPR implementation efforts
  • Draft and coordinate staff packages for review and approval
  • Develop briefings and presentations for senior Air Force leadership
  • Coordinate meetings and provide read ahead packages as necessary


Required Education and Experience:


  • Bachelor’s Degree and six or more years of related experience or Master’s Degree and four years of related experience
  • Knowledge of the organization and functions of the Department of Defense
  • Demonstrated ability to work across the Air Staff and throughout multiple organizations of the Department of Defense
  • Background and knowledge in deterrence theory, nuclear strategy, arms control, geopolitics, and key military challenges facing the United States
  •  Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work both independently and within a team
  • Ability to manage and successfully accomplish multiple projects simultaneously
  • Demonstrated superior research, analytic, and writing skills required
  • Active Top Secret clearance with SCI eligibility

Desired Skills:


  • Familiarity with deterrence and arms control literature
  • Understanding of military operations and plans, particularly Air Force nuclear operations
  • Background and experience designing, analyzing, and participating in wargames
  • Familiarity with the US NC3 system