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Senior Intelligence and JISR Services Support Specialist

EMW, Inc.
Norfolk, VA
Expired: December 01, 2022 Applications are no longer accepted.
  • Full-Time

The HQ SACT Joint Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance and Joint Effects (JISR-JE) Branch requires support for developing Intelligence and JISR services and associated capabilities and activities. This includes analysis, planning, and technical expertise supporting but not limited to the Common Funded Capability Development Governance Model (CFCDGM) across the elements of Doctrine, Organization, Training, Materiel, Leadership, Personnel, Facilities, and Interoperability (DOTMLPFI), the production or update as needed of JISR and Intelligence Architecture and associated elements as required. Support will include identifying and documenting potential architectural and interoperability gaps, developing and helping implement strategies to mitigate, and improving capability development of Intelligence and ISR Functional Services, including but not limited to Recognized Intelligence Picture, Intelligence Analysis, Intelligence Production, ISR Collection, ISR Exploitation, Information Requirements Management, and Collection Management. In accordance with the NATO Policy on Enterprise Architecture and the Common Funded Capability 98 Governance Model, ACT is responsible for developing Capability Architectures. The most recent formal JISR Reference Architecture was produced circa 2011; other informal documentations of aspects of JISR architecture have been developed when needed, but there has not been an enterprise-wide architecture conducted during this period-support in advancing these efforts is desired.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Analytic production supporting CFCDGM products and planning including Operational Requirement Statements, Capability Requirements Brief, Capability Programme Plan, Programme Plan, and others as required
  • Development of an initial Architecture Vision, including Stakeholder analysis.
  • Collect the relevant documents and information for involved CFCDGM projects and architectures, including previous reference architectures, policies, Capability Packages, requirements and provide a source document repository
  • Update the JISR and Intelligence Architecture resulting from changes identified based on analytic support in accordance with relevant NATO standards, including NATO Enterprise Architecture Policy, NATO Architecture Framework Version 4; and with application open standards including TOGAF and Archimate.
  • Consult as appropriate with project/programme managers, operational users, business architects, system engineers, etc., within NATO, Multinational, and potentially National commands and agencies to support services planning and analysis.
  • Interact directly with external stakeholders within the scope of this contract.
  • Provide recommendations regarding identified capability or interoperability gaps and potential risks along with strategies to address well potential updates or modifications of the architecture, including a draft plan for the follow-on of the work.
  • Elicit, capture, develop, analyse and evaluate Intelligence and JISR requirements.
  • Support Programme and Project planning activities to ensure that the dependencies between requirements and the other elements of the plans are understood and taken into consideration.
  • Provide technical guidance and mentoring to other requirements managers.
  • Support the development, analysis and review of concepts of operation, courses of action and alternatives.
  • Coordinate DOTMLPFI development and implementation synchronization; support the development of recommended courses of action to resolve issues relating capability development.
  • Organise and participate to workshops, seminars, conferences and meetings in support of the activities above.
  • Collaborate with National and international military and civilian organizations, including Centres of Excellence and academia, in support of the activities above.
  • Identify Lessons and contribute to their Learning within the organization.
  • Support the Branch Head CR and travel to meetings and conferences both within and outside NATO's boundaries for up to 30 days per year.
  • Perform additional tasks as required by the COTR related to the labor category.
  • Provide weekly verbal progress reports to the assigned Project Lead and COTR.


  • Five years in the last ten years in the field of information technology and software services, to include familiarity with government/industry Communications and Information Systems.
  • Three years' experience in the last ten years working in a National or NATO strategic or operational command.
  • Ability to participate effectively in high-level discussions, workshops, panels, etc. and prepare professional, high quality documents for review.
  • Three years' experience in the last ten years working in Intelligence and/or JISR
  • A Master's Degree in the fields of engineering, management, information systems, business administration, public administration, operations research, project management, international relations or related disciplines, or Bachelor's equivalent with three years' experience.
  • Experience in elicitation, capture, development, analysis and evaluation of capability requirements.
  • Demonstrable recent (i.e. in the last 10 years) experience in procurement programs in the defence sector. In particular, experience in participation to Programme/Project boards, development of decision support briefings, studies of best procurement alternatives, and risk management.
  • Enterprise Architecture related certifications such as The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF).
  • Demonstrable recent (i.e. in the last 10 years) experience in development or exploitation of Enterprise or Capability level Architectures in support of defence procurement.
  • Knowledge of project management principles and demonstrated success in applying them to deliver capabilities with or without certification. In particular, experience in initiation and management of programmes and projects, development of exception and routine reports, and management of work breakdown packages. Program and Project Management related certifications such as MSP and PRINCE2, or PMP and PgMP.
  • One or more Requirements Management related certifications such as the ones required to support the US JCIDS Process or the equivalent from other Nations, or the ones recognised by leading organizations in the field such as the IIBA or the IREB
  • Demonstrable recent (i.e. in the last 10 years) experience working in a multinational organization or NATO Command Structure (NCS) / NATO Force Structure (NFS) and familiarity with NATO agencies' role in system development.
  • Demonstrable recent (i.e. in the last 10 years) experience in the development and maintenance of interoperability requirements, including interface control documents.
  • Demonstrable recent (i.e. in the last 10 years) experience in applying Operational Research techniques in support of Analysis of Alternatives, trade-off studies and Course of Action comparisons. Experience should include techniques like hypothesis testing, MCDA, experimentation, wargaming and simulation.


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