Mission Assurance Risk Analyst (secret) - Scott Air Force Base, IL - Military veterans preferred

General Dynamics Information Technology (www.gdit.com)


Scott Afb

REQ#: RQ48537

Travel Required: 10-25%

General Dynamics Information Technology is looking to fill a Mission Assurance Risk Analyst on the United States Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) Mission Assurance Division (TCJ34) program. You must have active DoD secret* clearance.


  • SECRET (current) to start; eligible for TOP SECRET/SCI required.

GDIT provides programmatic support to the USTRANSCOM Mission Assurance (MA) processes.  This position supports the analytical work requirements performed by the MA Risk Management Team, working actions associated with the identification of mission risk (determination of threats, hazards and vulnerabilities) and the identification of mitigation measures already being taken, proposing remediation or mitigation measures to reduce risk in support of the MA programs and activities, e.g., Mission Assurance Working Group (MAWG), Cyber Operations WG.  

Work is performed within the USTRANSCOM J3, Operations Directorate, MA Division, MA Policy and Operation Branch’s.  Incumbent will also assist or lead the project team in efforts to perform analytical work associated with MA processes, e.g., MA Identification Process (MAIP), Continuity of Operations Analysis.  Additional MA activity: provide MA support to joint exercises as a planner and training audience member; assist in the development of Mission Mitigation Plans (MMPs); conduct dependency analysis; and preparing for, performing and documenting results of on-site MA related vulnerability assessments at sites of interest to USTRANSCOM.

Required Experience:

  • MA Research and Analysis.  Incumbent will work closely with other risk management program managers and activates (e.g., mission planners (current and future), antiterrorism, Emergency Management, and Continuity of Operations Programs, etc.) who provide risk analysis in support of MA.  The analyst will be required to conduct both open source and classified research of multiple sources, and systems to determine threats and hazards (risk) to the Joint Deployment and Distribution Enterprise.  Results of analysis will be captured in written documents (Microsoft Office Suite).  Analysis includes recommendations to reduce (mitigate) risk and the articulation of any residual risk in direct support of various working groups.  Ability to: maintain and mature relationships with external agencies (e.g. other Combatant Command MA offices; State Intelligence and Fusion Centers; United States Coast Guard; and others); obtain information required to assess risk and measures being taken to reduce risk; relationship building with internal Command risk management programs, the command Intelligence Staff (J2), and the Transportation Component Commands (Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command; Military Sealift Command; and Air Mobility Command) are also key sources in determining mission risk and mitigation actions.
  • Identification of Critical Capabilities in association with Mission Assurance Programs and Activities, e.g., Antiterrorism/Force Protection; Defense Critical Infrastructure; Foreign Entity Vetting; Emergency Management; Operational Security, etc.  Incumbent will assist the MA Project Manager in performing analytical work in support of MA program and activities and to execute the steps of the MAIP.  Inherent in this work are the requirements to schedule, facilitate and document results of large/small group and individual meetings; maintain records that document results of MAIP meetings; analyze results of meetings and develop recommendations that address the USTRANSCOM position in response to established MAIP milestones and suspense’s.

  • Command post-level exercises.  Incumbent will participate in various exercise events on an annual basis as part of the exercise development team and training audience performing in the role of MA Analyst.

  • Threat and vulnerability assessments.  Lead or assist team efforts in conducting pre-assessment research and analysis, coordination with partnered assessment agency, other external agencies, USTRANSCOM staff elements, and Transportation Component Commands.  Research will consist of both open and classified sources.  Travel to and perform on-site assessment activities as a transportation subject matter expert, sites include both overseas and within the United States at locations of importance to USTRANSCOM.  On-site actions will include but are not limited to: conducting one on one or group interviews; documenting interview discussions.  Other actions include: contributing written products to be included in the on-site exit briefing to site leadership; and developing a post-assessment written report for delivery to the customer as well as the lead assessment agency.

  • Understand and ability to relate Command and DoD-level Knowledge Management (KM) requirements to MA Risk Programs and Activities.  Encourage information sharing among internal and external agencies utilizing KM principles.


  • Strong analytical, written and verbal communications skills, required
  • Strong critical thinking skills with policy relationship at various levels of DoD, required
  • Strong experience with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, etc.), required
  • Ability to organize and lead working groups, required
  • Experience with the DoD MA Program, a plus
  • Experience at USTRANSCOM or at least one of its Component Commands, a plus
  • Experience with IntelShare or similar SharePoint platform functionality, preferred


  • BA or equivalent + 6 years related experience, or MA + 4 years related experience


  • Anticipated travel: Less than 25%

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