SAIC is seeking a Principal Policy Analyst in Arlington, VA! The Policy Analyst will provide policy support and subject matter expertise to the DoD Foreign Clearance Program in support of AF/A10. The candidate shall identify and analyze DoD aircraft and personnel global access issues. Based on the analysis, the candidate shall develop and communicate proposed recommendations, changes, and solutions to issues to maximize U.S. forces access to required international airspace and U.S. personnel access to foreign countries.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Research and analyze technical issues associated with international sovereignty policy, negotiations, resources, and implementation of ongoing and new requirements for both personnel and aircraft international clearance Issues.
- Conduct research concerning current international sovereignty policy Issues with specific emphasis on areas such as international transit of territorial airspace, International airspace, straits, archipelagic waters and freedom of navigation.
- Provide the government with information, point, white, decision papers, emails, and/or briefings discussing their research, analysis, results, findings, and recommendations to the client on items of interest to the client and courses of action.
- Assist the client with the development and refinement of operational concepts for aircraft clearance issues, personnel international travel clearances, and DoD Passport policy, procedures, and requirements.
- Attends and participates in interagency meetings concerning international aviation issues.
Education & Experience:
- BA/BS and ten (10) years policy/analyst experience or MA/MS and eight (8) years experience
- Headquarters Air Force or related DoD staff experience
- Demonstrated experience with the Foreign Clearance Guide
- Experience and ability with determining entry requirements into foreign counties by DoD personnel and DoD-sponsored personnel.
- Knowledge of international sovereignty issues (aircraft boarding, customs and inspections, arctic sovereignty, etc.).
- Knowledge of AF foreign military and foreign operating rights.
- Ability to address policy issues related to the APACS.
- Knowledge of international civil aviation issues and their relationship to military operations.
- Demonstrated knowledge of AF freedom of navigation issues and the UN Convention on Law of the Sea.
- Knowledge of USAF special weapons over flight.
- Demonstrated experience in planning, directing, and managing complex and extended projects and operations.
- Demonstrated knowledge of Air Staff, JS, and OSD organization and documentation processes.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Possess a Secret clearance, with TS/SCI eligibility (TS preferred)
Desired Experience and Skills:
- Experience planning, scheduling and directing of aircraft clearance requirements
- Held overseas positions related to aircraft diplomatic and personnel travel clearances at U.S. Defense Attaché and/or Defense Cooperation offices and/or has full knowledge of how these organizations operate.
- International aviation experience as an aircrew member.
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