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USSPACECOM Space Component Staff Analyst

Job ID: 2309214
Location: VANDENBERG SFB, CA, United States
Date Posted: Sep 19, 2023
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Specialty Engr
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: TS/SCI
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work: No Remote
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Job Description


USSPACECOM Space Component Staff Analyst


SAIC is seeking a national security space operations subject matter expert (SME) to support the United States Space Command (USSPACECOM) Space Component J3 located at Vandenberg Space Force Base, CA. The TS-cleared and most qualified candidate will have an exciting and important role joining a small team of experts providing operational-level advice to Command leaders, and supporting the development of military space operations plans and policies. This team helps to ensure unity-of-effort in space operations support to theater warfighters, US government and civil agencies, and commercial and foreign partners.


In support of this Space Command warfighting organization, this role will routinely interface with HQ USSPACECOM, other USSPACECOM Components, Combatant Commands, assigned and attached subordinate units, Civil and Department of Defense agencies, and others as necessary to facilitate execution of missions and tasks.


Technical support includes but is not limited to the following areas: Space Situational Awareness (SSA) sharing information; Space Domain Awareness (SDA); technical studies and analyses; operations concept development, planning and support; evaluation of operations procedures, capabilities, and requirements; validation and verification activities; and program administrative, security, documentation and presentation support. This role will have particular focus on joint planning, orbital warfare, space support campaigning, OPLAN/CONPLAN development, orders processing, and SAP/STO/vault operations and procedures. The contractor will attend appropriate planning and development forums and technical interchange meetings to further understand the background and basis for developing technical analyses.


Plan, analyze and assess Command and Control, SDA, SSA sharing and space control concepts, architectures, plans, policies, doctrine and requirements Provide analytical and administrative support to, and/or products and documents for, combined/joint space operations planning consistent with Joint Publication 5.0, Joint Planning

Analyze technical capabilities, mission objectives and available resources to develop strategies, policy and guidance, Concepts of Operations (CONOPS), alternatives and recommended solutions to achieve and/or optimize specific desired space operations goals and objectives to ensure assigned operations are positioned to support and anticipate end user needs.

Review, analyze, coordinate, recommend revisions to, and draft coordination of space operations documents including Orders, Directives, Instructions, CONOPS, Agreements, Requirements and other documents as required and provide knowledge management support for operations and staff data.

Provide analysis of potential impacts to the mission and corresponding operations center operations including global sensor issues, space events and US and foreign space policy impacts

Support resolution of anomalous events and USG or international policy changes that impact space operations.

Provide administrative and analytical support for the conduct of Commander Priorities, Readiness, Operations and other Assessments including analyzing and recommending revisions to ensure alignment with applicable orders/missions.

Provide analytical and administrative support at technical meetings to accomplish task requirements including working groups such as Lessons Learned and Rules of Engagement





  • Experience providing decision support among diverse agencies, customers and stakeholders (e.g., commercial, civil, governmental partners)
  • Demonstrated proficiency in conveying operational capabilities, limitations, employment, needs and requirements through customer-desired products and forums
  • Familiarity with space operations in context of joint operations
  • Knowledge of varying types of military doctrine to include orders, plans, policies, instructions and concepts of operations
  • Ability to research various sources of information and compile concisely into presentations, information papers, briefings, etc
  • Understanding of command relationships and authorities

Education, Training and Certifications

  • Bachelor's degree and nine (9) of experience or Master's degree and five (5) years of experience


  • Top Secret with current SCI eligibility

Desired Qualifications:


  • Prior military experience preferred
  • Experience with military operations, planning and policies
  • Experience in space and joint operations, and working with operational centers
  • Knowledge of the Space Surveillance Network, global sensor issues, electromagnetic interference and SDA

Target salary range: $135,001 - $145,000. The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.

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 24,000 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 $6.9 billion. For more information, visit For ongoing news, please visit our newsroom.

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