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National Security Policy Management/Decision Support Analyst

Job ID: 2212243
Location: ARLINGTON, VA, United States
Date Posted: Aug 12, 2022
Category: Defense/Intel
Subcategory: Policy Analyst
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: Interim Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Secret
Potential for Remote Work: No Remote
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Job Description


The position will support the Organizational and Management Policy Directorate within the Office of the Director of Administration and Management/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 work will be on-site in the Pentagon. 

Duties include:

  • Supporting tracking, executing, and reporting on various govenance fora including the Secretary of Defense Large Group, Deputy’s Management Action Group (DMAG), Deputy’s Workforce Council (DWC) and the Climate Working Group (CWG) among others.
    • This includes assistance as the primary staffing element of Secretary and Deputy Secretary-led governance processes; and providing administrative, meeting operations support, and facilitate, promote, and integrate required analytical support, as appropriate.
  • Assisting with preparing briefing material for senior leadership decision making.
  • Conducting ad-hoc research and analyzing mission-related issues.
  • Interacting and building relationships with various DoD Components to gather information on status of strategic initiatives; compiling and analyzing data; and support to briefings and task development.
  • Preparation of briefings on findings of significance related to office initiatives/proposals.
  • Utilize, configure, and maintain knowledge management/decision support tools, in particular MS SharePoint, in order to track strategic actions and fora. 
  • Rapidly synthesize complex information for senior leader decision making. 


Required Experience/Skills:

  • This position requires 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. 

  • Comfortable with communicating clearly with senior officials and senior staff.

  • 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.

Educational Background:

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

Clearance Required:

  • Interim Secret Clearance 

Covid Policy: SAIC does not require COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters. Customer site vaccination requirements must be followed when work is performed at a customer site.


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