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National Security Policy Analyst & Technical Writer

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Job ID: 2300724
Location: ARLINGTON, VA, United States
Date Posted: Mar 31, 2023
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: Temporarily Remote
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Job Description


SAIC is seeking a National Security Policy Analyst and Technical Writer to join the team in Arlington, VA. 
  • The position will support the Organizational and Management Policy Directorate (O&MPD) within the Office of the Director of Administration and Management (ODA&M)/Office of Secretary of Defense (OSD)
  • Specifically, this position supports the Directorate’s leadership and organizational policy portfolio Action Officers, providing analytic and operational support in accordance with the DoD Issuances Program.  This includes day-to-day assistance within all facets of the ODA&M issuance process including: research, development, preparation, and staffing of issuance packages.
  • Supports the development, coordination, adjudication, and processing of official DoD documents, such as DoD Directives, often in highly pressurized timeframes.
  • Conducts research related to DoD authority, direction, and control as well as roles and responsibilities of DoD components and officials.
  • Coordinates with external stakeholders to ensure timely and responsive completion of tasks.
  • Advises government personnel in correctly preparing documentation in accordance with all relevant standards, such as: DoD Issuances Style Guide, Issuance Process Checklist, and Special Considerations Checklist.
  • Edits and proofreads all government documentation related to the creation or review of issuances to ensure accuracy, clarity, and conformance to templates and standards, such as DoD 5110.04-M, “DoD Manual for Written Material” and DoD Issuances Style Guide
  • Maintains, tracks, and reports on all pending actions related to issuances.
  • Special projects as assigned by the Director or Deputy Director, O&MPD.


Educational Background:
  • Bachelors Degree required with six years of related experience or Master’s degree preferred with four years of related experience.
Required Experience/Skills:
  • 8 years of relevant experience
  • Knowledge and understanding of the DoD 5110.04-M, “DoD Manual for Written Material” Volumes 1 and 2, DoD Instruction (DoDI) 5025.01, "DoD Issuances Program," “Processing ODA&M Issuances”, and associated forms used throughout the ODA&M issuance process.
  • Experience working on DoD issuances, including creating a new issuance, reissuing an existing one, or changing or cancelling an issuance.
  • Familiarity with the five stages and the associated substages of the issuance process
  • Knowledge of the current DoD functions and organization, including working knowledge of applicable issuances, among them are:
    • DoDD 5105.53, “Director of Administration and Management”
    • DoDD 5100.01, “Functions of the Department of Defense and Its Major Components”
    • DoDD 5101.1, “DoD Executive Agent”
    • DoDD 5105.79, “DoD Senior Governance Councils”
  • Attention to detail.
  • High level of proficiency of the English language, both written and oral.
  • Completion of relevant WHS Directives Division training classes: 1) DoD Issuances Process Class and 2) Writing DoD Issuances Class prior to date of hire or within one month of hire.
  • Comfort with communicating clearly with senior officials and senior staff.
  • Commitment to exceptional client service and professionalism while working at the client site.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite of Applications (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and common office software applications.
Required Clearance:
  • Interim Secret with the ability to obtain a Secret. 


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.

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