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Policy & Communication Analyst

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Job ID: 2215857
Location: WASHINGTON, DC, United States
Date Posted: Dec 19, 2022
Category: Defense/Intel
Subcategory: Policy Analyst
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Secret
Potential for Remote Work: No Remote
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Job Description


SAIC is actively seeking a Strategic Communications Analyst to join our team in support of the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense/ Readiness (OASD(R)) Force Education and Training (FE&T) Financial Readiness (FINRED) office.  

Job Duties:

  • Support the Financial Readiness strategic communications program by drafting talking points, briefing materials, and staff packages using appropriate DoD templates and standards.
  • Complete program and project management support activities related to the development, update, and record-keeping of strategic communication materials used to support DoD financial literacy education materials, to include obtaining and filing final files and other original materials produced for FINRED according to DoD requirements on government servers.
  • Assist in communicating Financial Readiness strategic vision and mission through document editing, alignment and review.
  • Develop memorandums, information papers, talking points, and briefings for senior DoD leaders that communicate policies, positions, program information, requirements, and requests for action.
  • Responsibilities will include both quick response and longer term assignments. Coordinate work products with FINRED’s OSD and Service counterparts.
  • Plan, research, prepare, develop, coordinate, and track staff packages in support of communication plans, promotional materials, studies, and other staffing requirements in accordance with DoD standards and within prescribed deadlines.
  • Plan, organize, and execute events and meetings in support of strategic communications and other FINRED efforts.
  • Develop, collate, edit, and publish bi-monthly electronic newsletter and other writing projects in support of the FINRED strategic communications program. Tasks will require advance planning and close coordination with internal and external government offices.
  • Work with other DoD interests and other government and non-governmental interests to  under the supervision of the FINRED Strategic Communications Manager.
  • Some travel could be required, but is limited and not regular. One or two times a year can be expected to attend symposiums or conferences.
  • Candidate will work independently on customer site under general direction from management and will represent the organization in direct communication with customers.


Required Education:

  • Minimum of Bachelor's degree and 10 years of experience; Four (4) years of experience in lieu of degree. 

Required Security Clearance:

  • No clearance required to start but must be able to obtain a secret clearance. 

Skills and Experience:

  • Ability to grow into the position to understand and eventually implement the Financial Readiness mission and workflow processes, work independently to accomplish assignments, and make informed recommendations under general direction from management.
  • Experience reviewing, responding, and routing policy and directives thru staffing and service approval.
  • Familiarity with DoD Forms, Directives, Instructions, and Federal Register Notice Staffing processes
  • Must be a quick learner and able to follow oral or written instructions with minimal follow-up
  • Must be able to work quickly and respond to RFIs/Tasks.
  • Must be able to present information to SES, Political Appointees, and GOs as needed.
  • Someone with experience working in a high pace, high demand tempo organization within DoD.
  • Familiarity with the Pentagon and previous experience supporting DASD level directors a plus.

Preferable Skills:

  • Knowledge related to unique factors of military life is a plus. 
  • Knowledge related to personal finance a plus.

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.


SAIC® is a premier Fortune 500® technology integrator driving our nation's technology transformation. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes secure high-end solutions in engineering, digital, artificial intelligence, and mission solutions. Using our expertise and understanding of existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective, and efficient solutions that are critical to achieving our customers' missions.

We are approximately 26,000 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, fostering a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion, which is core to our values and important to attract and retain exceptional talent. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $7.4 billion. For more information, visit For ongoing news, please visit our newsroom.

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