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Communications Operations Planner

Job ID: 2209296
Location: ROCK ISLAND, IL, United States
Date Posted: Jun 29, 2022
Category: Information Technology
Subcategory: Network Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work: No Remote
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Job Description


SAIC is currently seeking a Communication Operations Planner to support the First Army Mobilization Assistance Team onsite at Rock Island, IL. 


The candidate will perform duties to include Army communications planning and integration on multiple enclaves between interagency and multiple echelons.  The Communications Planner is expected to be the conduit for information within the team integrating current/future plans of operations for mission analysis, analytic problem solving, and assessment of Strategic and Tactical Signal Operations. 

The selected candidate will review, analyze, and operationalize related directives in support of the mission objectives.  Must have a strong understanding of Army communication systems such as Mission Command Information Systems, and Enterprise Services and Tactical Communication Systems.  The selected candidate will possess demonstrated experience, skills and in-depth knowledge of National Guard mobilizations, home-station training, and pre-/post-mobilization training requirements.  This position is a subject matter expert (SME) that must be able to work independently by providing a timely flow of relevant information by providing daily reports, collecting, sharing and disseminating and completing tasks assigned. 



  • Bachelors of Science Degree (4 years of equivalent experience accepted in lieu of degree) and at least 5 years of related experience.


  • Active DoD Secret Clearance required.
  • Experience in Army Tactical Communication Systems 
  • Experience in Army Mission Command Systems
  • Prior service as a Signal Officer (25U, 25A, 26A or 26B) with brigade or higher echelon experience
  • Operational experience in a forward deployed battalion (or higher)

  • Understanding of the Sustainment Readiness Model
  • Understanding of National Guard mobilization processes
  • Knowledge of Defense Support for Civil Authorities (DSCA) operations
  • Knowledge of network compliance and services simulating real-world combat environment
  • Battalion Commander





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