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Job ID: 2201435
Location: FORT BELVOIR, VA, United States
Date Posted: Apr 8, 2022
Category: Defense/Intel
Subcategory: Policy Analyst
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: TS/SCI
Potential for Remote Work: No
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Job Description


This is a full-time position. Edit hardcopy and digital strategic products aimed at the internal DTRA workforce and external customers (including the public) to ensure team-written products have consistent voice, tone, and structure.  Review products to ensure comprehension at a non-expert level.  Coordinate rewrites and adjustments amongst primary authors.  Develop executive summaries from final reports on strategic analysis and other products.  Adhere to writing style guide and established terminology.  Ensure correct grammar and spelling. Take direction from the government leadership wrt to editorial style, message content and messaging.  Interact with experienced technical staff, management, and government clients. Perform administrative actions as directed, e.g., process classified material, comply with administrative requirements, etc.  Current focus areas include strategic planning, security cooperation activities within the various Geographic Combatant Commands (GCCs), and countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) supporting the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA).  Work will be conducted on the government site at FT Belvoir, VA.  Employee may be required to travel domestically and overseas, as directed by the client. Total time spent on travel not expected to exceed 10%.


Required Education:  BA/BS degree in a related field and 6 years of related experience; Masters and 4 years of experience.

Security Clearance:  SECRET clearance is required.  All applicants must be able to obtain a Top Secret security clearance.

Required Skills:

  • Strong and effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience working on an editorial staff at some level
  • Proficient research and analytical skills
  • Experience in MS Office Suite

Desired Skills:

  • Ability to work in a dynamic work environment with a diverse client base
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to problem-solve in a time constrained environment
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently as appropriate
  • Ability to prioritize tasks through strong organizational skills
  • Military experience, or experience with contracting or the federal government a plus
  • Experience with Combating WMD activities (DoD, DOS, IC, etc.)
  • Top Secret security clearance with SCI eligibility

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.

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