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Joint Doctrine Analyst

Job ID: 2209219
Location: SUFFOLK, VA, United States
Date Posted: Jun 29, 2022
Category: Defense/Intel
Subcategory: Policy Analyst
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: TS/SCI
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work: No Remote
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Job Description


Analytical Support to Joint Staff J7

SAIC has an immediate opening for an analyst to provide onsite support to the Joint Staff, J-7, Joint Doctrine Analysis Branch (JDAB). The primary work location is at the Joint Staff, J-7 DOD Complex in Suffolk, VA. This position supports the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS) force development and readiness pillars, and contributes to the development of joint doctrine for the United States Armed Forces. The analyst will operate as part of an integrated SAIC/government team conducting assessments of joint doctrine, emerging doctrine, special studies, and staffing joint publications through approval and signature.  Excellent communication skills are essential. 

The analyst will: 
•    Support the joint doctrine assessment and development processes.
•    Provide Subject Matter Expert (SME) support for various organizational processes, meetings and conferences organized by military and government employees, including development of standard operating procedures, project meetings, and Joint Working Groups (JWGs).
•    Conduct research and analysis to support the joint doctrine revision process.
•    Conduct emerging doctrine reviews that provide in-depth analysis of concepts, wargaming, experimentation, service doctrine, and their potential impact to joint doctrine to identify emerging operational trends for incorporation into joint doctrinal publications.
•    Participate in and attend joint exercises, experiments, wargames, working groups, conferences, and meetings to observe developments with joint doctrine, best practices, concepts and related issues. 
•    Produce formal assessment reports, doctrine change packages, special studies, emerging doctrine reports, and joint doctrine updates.
•    Develop or revise joint publications, joint doctrine notes, and joint warfighting notes.
•    Staff joint publication development products to include program directives (PDs), revision final coordination (RFC) drafts, and signature drafts.
•    Manage JWGs at SAIC’s Arlington, VA facility for PDs and RFCs.
•    Track and report progress of assigned individual publications and other analysis projects.


- Experience developing or, knowledge of, joint or Service doctrine or concepts, or in the development and promulgation of joint or Service policy and plans at the strategic or operational levels.  
- Recent experience on the Joint Staff, a combatant command, or Service command staff is highly desired.  
- Experience with Army, USMC, Navy, USAF, or Special Ops planning is also a significant plus. 


- Active TS/SCI
- Bachelor’s degree or higher 
- 4 or more years of related experience

Covid Policy: SAIC does not require COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters. Customer site vaccination requirements must be followed when work is performed at a customer site.


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