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Counter-Unmanned Systems (C-UxS) / Nuclear Weapons Security Specialist

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Job ID: 447713
Location: OFFUTT AFB, NE, United States
Date Posted: Jun 18, 2019
Category: Defense/Intel
Subcategory: Policy Analyst
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10% of the time
Minimum Clearance Required: Top Secret/SCI
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Other Clearance
Potential for Teleworking: No

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Job Description


This work, within the U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) Mission Assurance Division, involves developing C-UxS policy guidance, deployment of capabilities, and advocacy for future capabilities through joint and interagency collaboration. The successful applicant will serve as a subject matter expert supporting HQ USSTRATCOM efforts dealing with current and future UxS threats posed to USSTRATCOM’s nuclear deterrence, missile defense, and national security space mission sets.  Qualified candidates must routinely interact with and build consensus among both internal and external partners, including Secretary of Defense, Joint Staff, other Combatant Commands as well as USSTRATCOM Headquarters, Joint Force Component Commands, Service Components, and Task Forces.  Qualified candidates must possess TS/SCI eligibility with NC2/ESI access.

Key duties/responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Performs analytical and interpretative tasks and act as a technical consultant to the Chief of the Mission Assurance Division, Director of Global Operations, and other members of USSTRATCOM leadership in determining nuclear weapons security program requirements and objectives.

  • Manages and maintains oversight of objective development, refinement, and evaluation for nuclear weapons security and execution of USSTRATCOM assigned Unified Command Plan (UCP) missions.

  • Advocates for future capabilities, enhancements, and long-term defensive improvements to address UxS threats.

  • Furnishes C-UxS technical input for USSTRATCOM Campaign Plan, operational concept, OPLAN, and Operations Order (OPORD) development to include validating assumptions, outlining responsibilities to subordinate Service, Task Force, and/or Functional Component staffs and evaluating limiting factors.

  • Advocates proposals and recommendations, and report on progress in resolving critical issues that could potentially impact nuclear weapons, ballistic missile defense, and space asset security.

  • Develops, influences, and coordinates policy to address current and emerging threats.

  • Provides command-wide technical guidance, C-UxS, and nuclear weapons security functional expertise within the HQ USSTRATCOM Directorate of Mission Assurance.

  • Represents the Nuclear Weapons and Physical Security Operations Branch in the matters of C-UxS capabilities supporting facility, asset, and personnel security for USSTRATCOM’s nuclear deterrence (including nuclear command and control, missile defense, and national security space missions.

  • Manages program implementation through site visits, data collection and analysis, and prepare written reports/assessments. 



  • At a minimum, Bachelors and ten (10) years of experience working with/supporting the DOD, active duty experience is desired; Masters and eight (8) years or more experience; PhD or JD and two (2) years or more experience.
  • At a minimum 2 years of operational risk management methods and techniques in evaluating programs with a demonstrated ability to use standard risk management methods for security improvements
  • Must possess TS/SCI with ability to obtain NC2 caveats
  • High Requirements:
    o Technical Knowledge of EW, RF, non-kinetic capabilities; in terms of understanding the emerging threats and providing technical insights into C-UGV, C-USV and C-UUV, swarms, laser, and high power microwave technology
    o Staff Officer Skills
    o Technology Demonstration Collaboration & Coordination Experience
  • Medium:
    o Knowledge of Nuclear Enterprise
    o Knowledge of Security/Physical Protection; extensive understanding of assigned nuclear security forces tactics, techniques, and procedures, as well as, weapons system characteristics and vulnerabilities
    o Knowledge of DoD, JS, and Service nuclear security rules for the use of force, governing policies, principles, practices, procedures, laws, regulations, and current legislative issues
    o Knowledge of safety and security regulations, practices, and procedures
    o Data Compilation and Technical Analysis
    o Service Knowledge/Experience for better understanding of the organization, culture and methodology of services
  • Low:
    o TTPs / Training / Doctrine
    o Translating Real World requirements into Exercise world


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