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Senior Policy Analyst

Job ID: 216602
Location: ARLINGTON, VA, United States
Date Posted: May 4, 2021
Category: Defense/Intel
Subcategory: Policy Analyst
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: Top Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: TS/SCI
Potential for Remote Work: No
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Job Description

Description

SAIC is seeking a Senior Policy Analyst supporting the Headquarters Air Force Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Deterrence and Nuclear Integration, Policy and Strategy Division (AF/A10P), Strategy Branch (AF/A10PS). Work will be performed in the Arlington, VA area (Pentagon).

Responsibilities include:

  • Perform analysis and draft position papers on strategic Air Force nuclear posture and deterrence issues
  • Assess and monitor studies, audits, and reports in work or completed by DoD and other agencies for AF/A10 equities and impacts to the Air Force nuclear mission
  • Provide subject matter expertise to assist Air Force participation in the Nuclear Posture Review (NPR)
  • Provide support to Air Force involvement in operationalizing Conventional-Nuclear Integration
  • Support AF/A10P engagement in wargaming across DoD, development of nuclear/non-nuclear integration, and NPR implementation efforts  
  • Draft and coordinate staff packages for review and approval
  • Develop briefings and presentations for senior Air Force leadership
  • Coordinate meetings and provide read ahead packages as necessary

Qualifications

Education and Experience: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree and six or more years of related experience or Master’s Degree and four years of related experience
  • Knowledge of the organization and functions of the Department of Defense
  • Demonstrated ability to work across the Air Staff and throughout multiple organizations of the Department of Defense
  • Background and knowledge in deterrence theory, nuclear strategy, arms control, geopolitics, and key military challenges facing the United States
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work both independently and within a team
  • Ability to manage and successfully accomplish multiple projects simultaneously 
  • Demonstrated superior research, analytic, and writing skills required

Clearance 

  • Active Top Secret clearance with SCI eligibility

Desired Skills:

  • Familiarity with deterrence and arms control literature
  • Understanding of military operations and plans, particularly Air Force nuclear operations 
  • Background and experience designing, analyzing, and participating in wargames
  • Familiarity with the US NC3 system

 




Overview

SAIC is a premier technology integrator solving our nation's modernization and readiness challenges. Our offerings across defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets include high-end solutions in engineering, IT, and mission outcomes. We integrate the best components from our portfolio with our partner's ecosystem to deliver innovative and effective solutions. We are 25,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. Headquartered in Reston, VA, SAIC has annual revenues of nearly $7.1 billion. For information, visit saic.com or Working at SAIC for benefits details. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer empowering people no matter their race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran status. We strive to create a diverse, inclusive and respectful work culture that values all.

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