Cyberspace Joint Operations Planner

Key Role:

Develop operational Cyberspace plans and strategies that protect assets and project power through the Cyberspace domain in support of a US component headquarters air operations center (AOC). Contribute to the development, coordination, and revision of operational and exercise campaign, support, and contingency plans, including commander’s estimates, base plans, concept plans, and operations plans to ensure Cyberspace objectives and effects are fully integrated into European Command (EUCOM) Area of Responsibility (AOR) exercises and operations. Participate in and provide comprehensive planning support to US, coalition, Joint, and allied operational contingency and crisis planning activities as a member of Joint Planning Groups (JPGs) and Operational Planning Teams (OPTs) to ensure Cyber warfare mission sets and functions are fully incorporated into real-world operations and exercises. Conduct extensive research and analysis of threat Cyber capabilities and how they might affect US, coalition, and allied full-spectrum DoD operations, including command and control systems, flight operations, sensor employment, and air and missile defense systems, and provide Cyber-specific recommendations to mitigate these threats. Collaborate with subject matter experts from Cyberspace industry agencies and partners and leverage the most current capabilities to support operations and exercises in the EUCOM AOR.

Basic Qualifications:

-6+ years of experience in Cyberspace operational and tactical environments

-1+ years of experience as a Joint Operations Planner and completion of an Advanced Service Planner School, including SAMS, SAASS, or JAWS or 3+ years of experience as a Joint Operations Planner

-Experience with Cyberspace operations, Cyber mission force operations, or Cybersecurity studies

-Experience with briefing and delivering training to senior military and civilian leaders

-Knowledge of the Joint Planning Process (JPP) and Adaptive Planning and Execution (APEX) planning formats and guidance

-TS/SCI clearance required

-BA or BS degree

Additional Qualifications:

-Experience with adversary Cyber systems that may affect friendly air and missile defense command and control (C2) systems and situational awareness tools

-Experience with analyzing the development of Cyber OPORDs, CONOPs, CONPLANs, EXORDs, and FRAGORDs

-Experience with Electronic Warfare (EW), Information Operations (IO), Signals Intelligence (SIGINT), Space, DoD Information Network (DoDIN), Defensive Cyber Operations (DCO), or Offensive Cyber Operations (OCO) operations and planning

-Experience with intelligence analysis and developing adversary capability assessments or scenarios

-Experience with defense acquisition, defense policy, or international affairs

-Experience working in a military staff environment

-Completion of specialized education in Military Joint Operation Planning through the Joint Professional Military Education (JPME) II from a Joint Education Program listed in CJCSI 1800.01E or Joint Information Operations Planners’ Course

-MA or MS degree preferred


Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information; TS/SCI clearance is required.

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