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Joint Force Development and Design Planner

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Job ID: 2310888
Location: PEARL CITY, HI, United States
Date Posted: Sep 27, 2023
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Modeling/Sim Engr
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: TS/SCI
Potential for Remote Work: No Remote
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Job Description


SAIC is currently seeking a Joint Force Development and Design (JFDD) Planner to support the Pacific Warfighting Center (PWC) located on Ford Island in Oahu, Hawaii. 
The successful candidate provides subject matter expertise and operational support to help meet USINDOPACOM’s JFDD responsibilities.  JFDD is the iterative and continuous process of improving the effectiveness of the current and future joint force through concept development, assessment, capability development, and joint force proficiency.

  • Participate in Joint Warfighting Concept (JWC) and supporting concept development activities. Provide warfighting insights that balance regional and global perspectives and better enable global integration.
  • Explore new approaches to competing and fighting, develop asymmetric advantages, and incorporate appropriate technology and concepts.
  • Participate in Globally Integrated Wargames (GIWG), Globally Integrated Exercises (GIE), and Large-Scale Global Exercises (LSGE).
  • Design and execute events that focus on priority threats and stress vertical and horizontal integration from the operational to the strategic national level.
  • Participate in the annual Joint Experimentation Forum (JEF) and actively contribute to the Joint Experimentation Campaign (JExC) by providing experimentation results and data into Joint Experimentation Network (JExNet). Guide JWC-based experimentation through a common governance process directed by the JEF.
  • Participate in capability assessments such as the Annual Joint Assessment (AJA), Joint Irregular Warfare Assessment (JIWA), Chairman’s Risk Assessment (CRA), Capability Gap Assessment (CGA), and the Joint Military Net Assessment (JMNA).



Required Education:

Bachelors and fourteen (14) years or more experience; four (4) years of experience accepted in lieu of degree. 

Required Skills:  

  • Understanding of the Joint Warfighting Concept
  • Experience with developing Operation Plans (OPLANs)
  • Experience organizing and facilitating Joint Planning Groups (JPGs)

Desired Skills:

  • Recent USINDOPACOM experience
  • DOD strategic planning expertise
  • DOD concept development experience
  • Experience as a 4-star command action officer


  • Candidates must have an active Secret clearance with the ability to obtain an Top Secret/SCI clearance. 


Travel required up to 25% of the time.  

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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