Operational Planner

Key Role:

Apply subject matter expertise to a command's analysis and development of campaign plans, contingency plans, operations plans, orders, and concepts of operations and participate in exercise planning and execution. Contribute to the development of orders that meet strategic- and operational-level objectives. Mature staff relationships and decision-making processes. Expand and refine roles between the client and subordinate, adjacent, and higher commands. Assist with the planning, integration, execution, and coordination of future crisis and contingency operations. Perform directed counter threat analysis of specific issues of concern related to the framing of complex higher headquarters strategic problem sets within the client’s organization.

Basic Qualifications:

-10+ years of experience with operational and technical military planning, development, coordination, and execution of Joint, coalition, and service participation in combatant command operations, exercises, demonstrations, experiments, and real-world operations

-Knowledge of combatant command planning processes and Joint Publication 5-0 and Joint Publication 3-0

-TS/SCI clearance required

-BA or BS degree required

Additional Qualifications:

-Experience as staff at a geographic combatant command

-Knowledge of the Joint Planning and Execution Services (JPES), Joint Operations Planning Process (JOPP), Adaptive Planning and Execution System (APEX), or Joint Operations Planning and Execution System (JOPES)

-Completion of mid to senior level professional military education, including graduation from service-level Command and Staff College


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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