· SAIC is seeking a candidate to support the Organizational Policy and and Decision Support (OP&DS)
office in the Office of Secretary of Defense (OSD) with a portfolio of major
Departmental activities to include assisting with tracking, supporting, and/or
assessing strategic initiatives/documents, senior leader decision making
bodies, implementation of organizational adjustments, and institutionalization
of management reforms. The candidate will work on-site in the Pentagon.
DoD Secret Clearance.
and building relationships with various DoD Components to gather information on
status of strategic initiatives; compiling and analyzing data; authoring of
technical papers; support to briefings and task development; and preparing
reports for senior leadership.
tracking and reporting on various governance fora including the Deputy’s
Management Action Group (DMAG), Secretary’s Weekly Priority Review (SWPR), the National
Defense Strategy – Implementation (NDS-I), and the Defense Wide Review (DWR)
with preparing briefing material for senior leadership on organizational
matters and administration transition.
ad-hoc research and analyzing mission-related issues.
of briefings on findings of significance (favorable or unfavorable) related to office
web portals (i,e: MS SharePoint) to link and integrate authoritative data
sources for tracking, monitoring, and reporting on senior decision making.
large amounts of complex data, identifying common threads and connections for
senior leader decision making.
in Political Science, National Security Affairs, International Relations,
International Economics, or a related field.
position requires 5 years’ experience with the Department of Defense and
fundamentally requires an open and creative mind, the ability to conduct
rigorous analysis with limited oversight from senior management, and the
ability to present difficult concepts in simple terms.
must be comfortable communicating clearly with senior officials and senior
must have familiarity with Service- and/or OSD-level strategy, policy, governance
or resource allocation processes as a result of previous government, military
and/or private sector assignments.
research and analytical skills.
to exceptional client service and professionalism while working at the client
with Microsoft Office Suite of Applications (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and
common office software applications.
and training in the application of various knowledge management and
collaborative tools including the use of MS SharePoint.
and capabilities in data analytics, metric development and comparison, and
other data-based capabilities or use in the effective management of a complex
organization with multiple lines of functional activities.
- Familiarity with Confluence, JIRA, and Slack in project collaboration.
to work in a dynamic government work environment.
interpersonal skills with the ability to work as part of a team.
to problem-solve in a time-constrained environment and to take initiative and
work independently as appropriate.
to prioritize tasks through strong organizational skills as well as to lead
both individuals and teams.
using analytic/business intelligence dashboards with Qlik, Power BI and/or
in analyzing the Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Executive process,
congressional authorization and appropriations legislation, and development of
DoD Policy Directives is preferred.
Degree in a related field.
Base access required (Pentagon)
TYPICAL EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelors and six (6) years or more of related experience; Masters and four (4) years or more experience; PhD and 0 years related experience