Opportunity Analysis Planner

US Defense Threat Reduction Agency
  • Location
    Fort Belvoir, Virginia
  • Sector
    Government
  • Experience
    Mid Career / Advanced
  • Apply by
    Nov-28-2022
  • Posted
    Nov 16

Position description

Duties

As a OPPORTUNITY ANALYSIS PLANNER at the GS-0301-12/13 some of your typical work assignments may include:

  • Researches and analyzes suspected complex problem areas; identifies key variables or factors; develops practical and innovative ideas and solutions based upon knowledge of the Agency's and Department's long- and short-term
  • goals; and implements the appropriate course-of-action toward operationalization of the solutions.
  • Participates in the work process of the team to explore, analyze, and scope the problem via design thinking processes.
  • Participates as a member of various sub-teams to accomplish specific tasks such as a synthesis team, responsible for conducting research and developing vignettes and scenarios; an engagement teams responsible for conducting physical and virtual meetings with the Interagency and partner communities of interest; and a sequencing team responsible for analyzing final survey results from an Opportunity Analysis event.
  • Supports a team responsible for the development and execution of a complex, comprehensive program involving Agency foreign engagements and for support regarding Combatant Commander and DoD Components' development of global, theater, campaign, and contingency plans and crisis action planning and programs.
  • Directly supports execution of DTRA's Defense Agency and Combat Support Agency missions by ensuring coordination of planning efforts, expertly utilizing the Joint Strategic Planning Process and the Adaptive Planning and Execution System.
  • Participates in complex special projects, compartmented plans, and assignments for DTRA senior leadership to assist in the overall accomplishment of DTRA mission requirements.
  • Conducts critical research and analysis for highly sensitive or controversial projects that will establish a significant Agency precedent and involve divergent and conflicting views from principal stakeholders.
  • Supports development of appropriate implementation plans, and prepares, coordinates, staffs, and presents DTRA positions with respect to these projects.
  • Develops plans, provides planning support to Combatant Commands (CCMDs) and DoD Components, and prepares, coordinates, staffs and presents Agency positions on OA-related planning.
  • Serves as a DTRA SME in Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) strategy and policy, and as a planning specialist accomplishing broad analytical efforts impacting DTRA engagements and development of plans, strategy, programs, policies, procedures, and capabilities related to the CWMD and emerging threats missions.
  • Plans and completes projects which may include assisting in the preparation and presentation of portions of decision papers, briefing materials, speeches, and correspondence.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service http://www.sss.gov
  • Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply)
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation. Must be able to obtain and maintain a DoD Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) Security Clearance.
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
  • Work Schedule: Full time
  • Overtime: Occasionally
  • Tour of Duty: Flexible
  • Recruitment Incentives: Authorized https://www.dtra.mil/Business/DTRA-Opportunities/
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Exempt
  • Financial Disclosure: Not Required
  • Telework Eligibility: This position is telework eligible
  • COVID19: Please see, additional information.
  • Must consent to and pass pre-employment drug testing and periodic random drug testing thereafter.
  • Position requires domestic and international travel up to (but not limited to) 90 days per annum, including areas where austere conditions prevail.
  • Incumbent will be required to travel within CONUS and also internationally to support CCMD planning support requirements. Must be able to obtain and maintain a valid passport.
  • Requires pre-employment and annual deployment physical exams. Must meet the physical and medical requirements for deployment before and throughout employment. Position is subject to rotational assignment.

Qualifications

You may qualify at the GS-13, if you fulfill the following qualifications:

A. One year of specialized experience equivalent to theGS-12 grade level in the Federal service:

  • Planning real-world Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) operations to include CARVER analysis, Pathway Defeat analysis, and Operational Design/Execution.
  • Performing CWMD mission analysis and planning at NMF, Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), Special Operations Command (SOCOM), Strategic Integration Group (SIG), and real-world CWMD deployment.
  • Understanding and applying of the Joint Planning Process
  • Using WMD threat assessment programs.
  • Applying the use of US national strategy to include the DoD Strategy to Counter Weapons of Mass Destruction, CWMD plans, programs, intelligence, doctrine, and policy.
  • Understanding of the international relations issues affecting the assigned regional or functional command.
  • Knowledge of Office of the Secretary of Defense, Joint Staff, Combatant Commands, Military Services and the Service components of Combatant Commands, Defense and Combat Support Agencies, as well as Interagency and Multinational, roles and overall missions in relation to the CWMD mission; OR

You may qualify at the GS-12, if you fulfill the following qualifications:

  • Assist in Planning real-world CWMD operations to include CARVER analysis, Pathway Defeat analysis, and Operational Design/Execution.
  • Understanding of the Joint Planning Process
  • Using WMD threat assessment programs.
  • Understanding of the international relations issues affecting the assigned regional or functional command.
  • Knowledge of Office of the Secretary of Defense, Joint Staff, Combatant Commands, Military Services and the Service components of Combatant Commands, Defense and Combat Support Agencies, as well as Interagency and Multinational, roles and overall missions in relation to the CWMD mission


Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Education

Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level.

Application instructions

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