Cyber Strategy Planner - Military veterans preferred

ManTech (


  full-time   employee

Fort Meade
United States

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Become an integral part of a diverse team while working at an Industry Leading Organization, where our employees come first.  At ManTech International Corporation, you’ll help protect our national security while working on innovative projects that offer opportunities for advancement.

Currently, ManTech is seeking a motivated, career and customer-oriented Cyber Strategy Planner to join our team at Fort Meade, MD. This role is a part of ManTech's Global Information Grid (GIG) Service Management-Operations (GSM-O) Program supporting JFHQ-DODIN at Ft. Meade, MD.

Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Operating on the J5 Plans and Policy team supporting the JFHQ-DODIN's Cyberspace defense mission.

  • Assisting in the development and management of strategic plans in support of Commander's Intent, Priorities and Goals; and in the development and management of strategic calendar for JFHQ-DODIN commander and staff as well as maintaining J55 battle rhythm and operational schedule, ensuring that the J5 leadership is aware of key events/meetings.

  • Analyzing JFHQ-DODIN strategic goals and objectives in order to provide guidance to JFHQ-DODIN staff for improved operations and metrics as well as identify opportunities to inform/influence cyber strategy, policy and doctrine both internal and external to JFHQ-DODIN. 

  • Assisting in developing JFHQ-DODIN strategic direction planning/recommendations to the commander, researching and recommending policy changes to further DOD cyberspace strategy development, and coordinating strategic planning for directorate, managing priorities for three divisions to enable the JFHQ-DODIN mission.

  • Coordinating the accomplishment of strategic planning and having the responsibility for interpreting and implementing local and higher-echelon policies, regulations, doctrine, products and analysis for DoD services and government agencies which directly shaping and improve operations and planning. 

  • Expertly conducting meetings, interacting and briefing all echelons of the military command structure within JFHQ DODIN and the Combatant Commands / Services / Agencies (CC/S/As) on cyber strategy, policy and doctrine, and draft decision memos, briefing papers, & other papers as appropriate in preparation for internal, interagency, external meetings.

  • Supporting the J55 Cyber Strategy, Policy and Doctrine team's mission of developing and managing long term strategies to secure the DODIN.

  • Creating and maintaining JFHQ-DODIN strategic plans and calendar.

  • Developing and leading strategic planning process; leading the process to create and execute JFHQ-DODIN's strategic objectives.

  • Informing / influencing / interpreting Cyber Policy and Doctrine (e.g., Presidential Cyberspace Policy Review, JP 3-12, DoD Cyber Strategy, Defense Strategy for Operating in Cyberspace, etc.) that enables the JFHQ-DODIN to accomplish DCO-IDM and DODIN Operations.

  • Fostering an environment within JFHQ-DODIN that encourages strategic thinking, challenging assumptions, and innovation.

  • Leading all Strategic Communication efforts, as well as interface with PAO and IO as needed.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Staff experience researching and writing white papers, compliance reports and assessment reports in support activities for defining policy.

  • Proficient in developing briefing materials, administrative, and logistics support.

  • Excellent writing skills and ability to communicate effectively, including public speaking, and briefing senior officers.

  • Advanced communication and presentation skills (verbal and written) enabling precise conveyance of information across all CC/S/A/FA with command and proper enunciation of the English language.

  • Strong interpersonal, organizational and critical thinking/problem solving skills.

  • Must be flexible, dependable and be able to multi-task with priorities.

  • Demonstrated experience of providing excellent customer service.

  • Proficiency in use of Microsoft Office Suite.

  • BA/BS degree from an accredited college; preferred degree in Information Technology or Information Security area.

  • 5+ years of experience with strategic and operational planning.

  • 3+ years of experience with interagency planning and operations, and Joint planning experience.

  • Experience with Combatant Command operations.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • CompTIA Security+ or equivalent DOD 8570 IAT II satisfying certification.

  • Experience at USCYBERCOMMAND or Cyber Service Centers or equivalent.

  • Experience with network analysis and coursework preferred.

  • MA or MS degree preferred.

  • Certification in any of the following areas: Project Management Professional (PMP), A+, Network+, Security+, CISSP.

  • Successfully attended any Joint or Service-specific planning course/school.

Security Clearance Requirements:  

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen with an Active Top Secret with SCI Access (TS/SCI).

Hours: 40 hrs/week; Standard Monday to Friday day shift.

Location: Ft. Meade, MD

Physical Requirements: 

  • Must be able to be in a stationary position more than 50% of the time.

  • ?Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a computer.

  • The person in this position frequently communicates with co-workers, management and customers, which may involve delivering presentations. Must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations.


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