Policy Analyst - Alternative Nuclear Futures Job

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC)
  • Location
    Arlington, Virginia
  • Sector
    Commercial
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Nov 30

Position description

Lead a team of analysts conducting multi-disciplinary research, analysis, and assessment in multiple research areas for the Office of the Secretary of Defense/Net Assessment (OSD/NA). Topics of research and analysis include, but are not limited to, the emerging nuclear security environment, the global space security environment, and the role of information in warfare.

Duties:

- Conduct multi-disciplinary analysis and assessment in the areas of nuclear weapons operations, conventional precision strike, missile defense, and space and computer network operations on behalf of the Office of the Secretary of Defense/Net Assessment (OSD/NA). Research and analysis focuses on the emerging nuclear security environment in terms of the challenges it poses for U.S. wartime objectives and operations; doctrine and force structure; nuclear command, control, and communications; targeting policy; and weapons development and production.

- Use variety of methodologies—campaign studies, workshops, tabletop exercises, war games, historical case studies, all-source literature reviews, and subject matter expert interviews—to perform strategic analysis of alternative nuclear futures.

- Provide analytic results in the form of long-form written reports and oral briefings to OSD/NA.

Qualifications

Educational Background:

- Graduate degree in government, political science, history, strategic studies or other social science/humanities field with a focus on international relations, security studies, or military history and 1+ years of experience.
- Or a Bachelor's degree and 3+ years of experience,

Required Experience/Skills:

- Possess working knowledge of the history of U.S. nuclear weapons policy, strategy, force structure, and doctrine, nuclear weapons design and effects, and modern U.S. military history.

- Demonstrated experience conducting research and analysis on the nuclear policy, strategy, doctrine, posture, and nuclear weapons systems of the United States and major foreign nuclear powers.

- Demonstrated experience designing, organizing, and completing major research projects.

- Demonstrated experience in delivering research results in written and oral communications to senior managers in the Department of Defense.

- Proficiency with MS Word and PowerPoint

Related experience:

- Relevant experience with nuclear weapons in the U.S. military, Department of Defense, or Department of Energy.

- Experience analyzing long-term trends in the international security environment and their relationships with the potential nuclear futures of the United States and foreign nuclear competitors (current or emerging).

- Experience designing, organizing, and executing seminar-style workshops, tabletop exercises, or operational-level wargames. Active security clearance strongly preferred.

- Russian and/or Chinese language skills are a plus.

Special Circumstances:

- Some periodic overnight travel within the United States

- Clearance: Must be able to obtain Top Secret/SCI

Application instructions

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