National Security Policy Management/Decision Support Analyst - Military veterans preferred

2020-06-26
SAIC (www.saic.com)
Other

/yr

  full-time   employee


Arlington
Virginia
22202
United States

Description

Job Description:

·    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. 

 

Clearance Requirement

·         Current DoD Secret Clearance.

 

Duties/Responsibilities:

·         Interacting 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.

·         Supporting 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) among others.

·         Assisting with preparing briefing material for senior leadership on organizational matters and administration transition.

·         Conducting ad-hoc research and analyzing mission-related issues.

·         Preparation of briefings on findings of significance (favorable or unfavorable) related to office initiatives/proposals.

·         Using web portals (i,e: MS SharePoint) to link and integrate authoritative data sources for tracking, monitoring, and reporting on senior decision making.

·         Synthesizing large amounts of complex data, identifying common threads and connections for senior leader decision making. 


Qualifications

Educational Background:
  • BA/BS in Political Science, National Security Affairs, International Relations, International Economics, or a related field. 

Required Experience/Skills:

  • This 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. 
  • Candidates must be comfortable communicating clearly with senior officials and senior staff.
  • Candidates 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. 
  • Excellent research and analytical skills.
  • Committed to exceptional client service and professionalism while working at the client site.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite of Applications (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and common office software applications.
  • Background and training in the application of various knowledge management and collaborative tools including the use of MS SharePoint.
 
Desired Skills:
  • Expertise 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.
  • Ability to work in a dynamic government work environment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work as part of a team.
  • Ability to problem-solve in a time-constrained environment and to take initiative and work independently as appropriate.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks through strong organizational skills as well as to lead both individuals and teams.
  • Experience using analytic/business intelligence dashboards with Qlik, Power BI and/or Tableau
  • Knowledge in analyzing the Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Executive process, congressional authorization and appropriations legislation, and development of DoD Policy Directives is preferred.
  • Master’s Degree in a related field.
 
Special Circumstances:
  • No travel anticipated
  • Military 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