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Communications Analyst

Job ID: 2404950
Location: ARLINGTON, VA, United States
Date Posted: Apr 4, 2024
Category: Communications
Subcategory: Communications
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work: Hybrid Remote
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Job Description


SAIC is seeking a Communications Analyst to provide public affairs (PA) and outreach support the Office of the Under Secretary of Research and Engineering (OUSD(R&E)). The position is located out of the Pentagon in Arlington, VA. This is a hybrid role with reporting to the Pentagon 2-3x/weekly. 

In this role the candidate will: 

  • Review, analyze, and recommend solutions to PA-related problems and issues, track issues and problems through to resolution, and respond to related questions and correspondence. 

  • Apply analytic techniques in the evaluation of project objectives and contributes to the implementation of strategic direction. 

  • Develop and execute strategic communications and media outreach activities in support of OUSD(R&E) responsibilities, priorities and objectives.

  • Coordinate and track public engagement, media activity and other external outreach for the entire OUSD(R&E) organization, in support of the all activities in coordination with OSD(PA). 

  • Meet on a recurring basis with OSD(PA) counterparts within OUSD(R&E) to ensure awareness and coordination of public engagement, media, and other external outreach activities across the OUSD(R&E) enterprise.

  • Provide recommendations to the OUSD(R&E) leadership on public engagement, media and external outreach activities that will advance OUSD(R&E) messaging priorities. 

  • Coordinate media activity and external outreach within OUSD(R&E) organization.  

  • Conceive, prepare, and post information to OUSD(R&E) and Independent Research and Development (IR&D) Innovation Marketplace websites ( and, respectively). 

  • Accomplish coordination of OUSD(R&E) activities with OSD(PA).



  • A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in English, Journalism, or Communications is required. Years of experience will be accepted in lieu of a degree as well.
  • At least five (5) years of experience in the communications field.
  • Experienced in writing, editing, and performing research to develop comprehensive written products. 

  • Have an understanding of the DoD Public Affairs process, including how to engage with the media and via public events. 

  • Demonstrated ability to interface with senior level officials within OUSD(R&E), OSD(PA), and across stakeholder organizations. 

Required Clearance:

  • Active DoD Secret Clearance or higher.

SAIC accepts applications on an ongoing basis and there is no deadline.

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 focused on advancing the power of technology and innovation to serve and protect our world. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian and intelligence markets includes secure high-end solutions in mission IT, enterprise IT, engineering services and professional services. We integrate emerging technology, rapidly and securely, into mission critical operations that modernize and enable critical national imperatives.

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 $7.4 billion. For more information, visit For ongoing news, please visit our newsroom.

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