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Policy Analyst Principal

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Job ID: 2112409
Location: ARLINGTON, VA, United States
Date Posted: Dec 16, 2021
Category: Defense/Intel
Subcategory: Policy Analyst
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Top Secret
Potential for Remote Work:
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Job Description


SAIC is currently seeking a Policy Analyst Principal.The successful candidate will provide Systems Engineering and Technical Assistance (SETA) support to the Irregular Warfare Technical Support Directorate (IWTSD).  The position will be working within the Tactical Offensive Support (TOS) Subgroup that conducts rapid research and development of technical solutions and delivers novel capabilities to enhance the irregular warfare mission for the Department of Defense, Special Operations Community, and Intelligence Community. You will provide support with coordinating research and development projects, developing and refining end-user requirements, providing project management for research and development projects, and managing the IWTSD Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) process. 


  • Ensure successful execution and delivery of multiple research and development projects simultaneously from receiving requirements to project completion. 
  • Provide technical and operational advice related to TOS mission focus areas. The TOS focus areas include: Tactical Team Offensive Systems; Tactical Team Communications; Tactical Team Reconnaissance, Surveillance, and Target Acquisition Systems; and Specialized Tactical Team Infiltration, Access, and Exfiltration Systems.
  • Use technical and operational expertise to review developer quad charts, white papers, technical proposals, and cost proposals during the BAA process.
  • Develop documents for project initiation that include Statements of Work, Technical Evaluations, Independent Government Cost Estimates (IGCE), Contract Data Requirements Lists (CDRL), etc.
  • Facilitate and manage the TOS portfolio at a programmatic level, in close coordination with the Government Program Manager.
  • Support operational test and evaluation events, conduct system fielding, and manage feedback collection efforts.



Education & Experience: 

  • Bachelor's Degree in Science or Engineering and ten (10) years of experience, Masters and eight (8) years of experience
  • At least 10 years of operational experience with Special Operations Forces (SOF).
  • At least 5 years of experience in advanced military communications, optics, or cyber/digital techniques.
  • At least 5 years’ of experience in Project Management, preferably with Government research and development projects.


  • DOD Clearance: Active Secret with the ability to obtain a TS/SCI clearance

Additional Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in one or more of the following areas: 
    • Tactical Offensive Systems (ballistics, specialized weapons, breaching)
    • Tactical Communications
    • Reconnaissance, Surveillance, and Target Acquisition Systems
    • Specialized Infiltration, Access, and Exfiltration Systems


COVID Policy: Prospective and/or new employees are required to adhere with SAIC's vaccination policy. All SAIC employees must be fully vaccinated and they must submit proof of vaccination on their first day of employment. Prospective or new employees may seek an exemption to the vaccination requirement at Contact Us and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Where work is performed strictly at a customer site, customer site vaccination requirements preempt SAIC's vaccination policy.


SAIC® is a premier Fortune 500® technology integrator driving our nation's technology transformation. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes secure high-end solutions in engineering, digital, artificial intelligence, and mission solutions. Using our expertise and understanding of existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective, and efficient solutions that are critical to achieving our customers' missions.

We are more than 26,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, fostering a respectful work culture based on diversity, equity, and inclusion that values all contributors. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $7.1 billion. For more information, visit

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