Contingency Planner, Senior

Key Role:

Apply expertise in Joint contingency planning and the Joint Planning Process to support the development of contingency plans, concepts, and staff estimates. Conduct contingency planning as outlined and directed by the Joint Staff. Provide subject matter expertise and support to conferences, workshops, exercises, and special events to support contingency planning. Participate in Joint Planning Groups and prepare briefings, whitepapers, and other deliverables to senior decision-makers. 

Basic Qualifications:

  • 7+ years of experience with the military or DoD at a Service Headquarters, Service Component Headquarters, or Combatant Command
  • 2+ years of experience with Joint Planning or as a Joint or Contingency Planner in Service Headquarters, Service Component, Combatant Commands, or OSD and Joint Staff
  • Experience with the planning tools, automation systems, software, and databases in use in the Joint Staff and Combatant Commands
  • Experience with the DoD Joint Planning Process and Military Decision-Making Process 
  • Ability to create reports, briefings, and documents, including at the Flag, General, or SES level and deliver them with client-ready quality
  • Ability to travel internationally and CONUS up to 25% of the time
  • TS/SCI clearance
  • Bachelor's degree

Additional Qualifications:

  • Master's degree
  • Completion of Staff College or JPME II
  • Completion of Advanced Military Plans Training or Education 


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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