Title: Program Manager / Site Lead / Military Analyst (Senior)
Primary Location: USCENTCOM, MacDill AFB, Tampa, FL
Alternate OCONUS Location: Doha, Qatar
PURPOSE: USCENTCOM Strategy, Policy & Plans Directorate (CCJ5), develops joint military strategies, policies, resource allocation, warfighting assessments, and Theater Security Cooperation activities to support U.S. objectives in the USCENTCOM Area of Responsibility (AOR). CCJ5 prepares and maintains operations, contingency, and bilateral plans. CCJ5 coordinates planning, policy, and program matters with the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS), DoD, and State Department and assists in development and implementation of national security/policy.
The Program Manager/Site Lead will provide Technical Support for USCENTCOM Joint Operations Planning and Assessments (JOPA); and Operations Research (OR) also referred to as Operations Research/Systems Analysis (ORSA) and Data Science/Analysis (DS.A) in support of JOPA.
PROGRAM MANAGEMENT DUTIES: The successful candidate’s job tasks include, but are not limited to:
Planning, directing, and coordinating contractor analysts.
Implementing and providing technical expertise for USCENTCOM initiatives.
Performing all necessary program management (to include technical) responsibilities to ensure the government maintains visibility of the development and maintenance progress and that the technical solution satisfies the functional requirements established by the Contracting Officer Representative (COR). These activities include In-Progress Reviews (IPRs) and Technical Interchange Meetings (TIMs) as required by the government.
Provide detailed monthly status reports to the COR, including cost and schedule, detailing status of all tasks and coordinate all technical work.
Manage contractor expenditures of material, travel and labor hours.
Plan and procure necessary staff to achieve work completion milestones and deliverables and develop detailed staffing requirements, assignments and plans to meet needs.
Substitute for any absences of personnel to ensure no gaps in capability.
Perform special projects that has leadership attention and guidance as required.
TECHNICAL DUTIES: JOINT OPERATIONS PLANNING AND ASSESSMENTS
Provide assessment support for joint campaigns, operations, strategy, and planning.
Participate in joint planning to examine a mission.
Develop, analyze, and compare alternative courses of action (COAs) and select the best COA to produce a plan or order.
Lead operation assessment and provide critical and logical review for major programs, campaigns and operations which may have national or international impact and deal with complex, controversial and/or
Conduct assessment activities including: assessment of the Theater Campaign Plan (TCP), Operation Plans (OPLANs), Concept Plans (CONPLANs), Operations Orders (OPORDs), Fragmentary Orders (FRAGOs), Comprehensive Joint Assessment (CJA), Chairman’s Risk Assessment (CRA), and Quarterly Readiness Review (QRR).
Lead planning team’s assessment actions including activities to plan, develop, and implement assessment frameworks, methodologies, metrics, measures, and/or indicators to assess plans, orders, operations, actions, activities, and tasks in the USCENTCOM AOR and HQ.
Integrate and coordinate assessment activities and findings across the staff including ad hoc assessments, focused assessments, the annual Theater Campaign Assessment, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS) Comprehensive Joint Assessment (CJA), other Joint Strategic Planning System (JSPS) activities and Quarterly Readiness Reviews.
Coach, teach, and mentor members of the USCENTCOM staff on assessments practices and best practices; educate, train, assist and guide staff members during the assessment processes and support the planning and execution of exercises to reinforce staff training and proficiency in assessments activities.
Coordinate with operational technical experts; Coordinate assessment support and interface regularly with the HQ staff and DOD partners, Joint, Interagency, Coalition, and NATO, and shall support assessments conducted by those partners.
Participate in mission analysis activities to ensure measurable and achievable end states, objectives, desired effects, and tasks are developed and support Operational Planning Teams (OPTs), Crisis Action Teams (CATs), and other assigned boards, B2C2WG.
Review and provide detailed comments about USCENTCOM plans, orders, and other documents and other strategic planning documents (UCP, GEF, JSCP, DPG).
Document working groups’ results, conferences, IPRs, and other milestone activities.
Provide technical expertise to assist in implementing USCENTCOM sponsored initiatives which improve DOD-wide Joint and Service assessments doctrine.
Support the DoD Assessment Community of Interest (ACOI).
Create data management tools to support analysis; Develop tools and reports that assist users with access and data analysis; Develop and manage data collection management plans (DCMP), developing tools, methods and processes for data collection.
Use, modify, and tailor Client assessment tools (such as Command and Control of the Information Environment, (C2IE)).
Provide support regarding inbound and outbound tasks utilizing the USCENTCOM Task Management Tool.
Verify and validate data for accuracy to ensure precise analysis results.
Provide input and consolidate feedback of past, current, and future activities for the CCJ5, to include, but not limited to, weekly and quarterly updates and executive summaries for the leadership.
Brief senior leaders, potentially on controversial, and/or sensitive results and findings that may involve differences of opinion or varying interpretations among experienced and respected professionals.
Routinely communicate with, prepare correspondence and presentations for, and advise senior leaders; Generate finished products for presentation and final reporting.
Comprehensive experience in operations assessment and joint strategic planning.
Graduate (Master’s degree) of an Advanced Military Studies Program (AMSP), Senior Service College.
Possess seven (7) years of assessments experience, with a minimum of five (5) years of experience, in a Joint or Combined Command Headquarters at the O-6 level equivalent or higher.
Possess experience planning and directing medium to large size assessments planning projects.
Possess experience directing the work of others in the completion of required studies, documents, and reports including preparing, planning, and analysis of documents.
Experience with extensive public participation, agency coordination, planning, and programming.
Must be able to communicate, prepare correspondence and presentations at the 4-Star General Officer level.
Must have and maintain TS/SCI security clearance
Must be a United States citizen.
In addition to competitive pay, Visual Awareness Technologies and Consulting, LLC offers its employees a very competitive benefits package. We are an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.