Special Operations Planner

Key Role:

Serve as an action officer for Special Operations and select alternative compensatory control measures (ACCM) planning and operations support. Support planning and coordination efforts for counter threat (CT), Special Operations activities, crisis, and contingency operations. Provide support in developing and revising long-term program goals, objectives, plans, and milestones for strategic level planning efforts. Support planning efforts related to CJCS Special Operations unique CONPLANs and other named Joint Operations and support the development of Concept of Operations (CONOPs) and Courses of Action (CoAs). Coordinate, manage, and facilitate large group operational planning team (OPT) activities to achieve feasible, acceptable, and suitable operational plans. Apply the JPP in a compressed timeline to achieve effective cross-directorate crisis action planning. Collaborate and synchronize Special Operations and crisis/contingency planning efforts across Joint Staff (JS), to include other key agencies for the conduct of Special Operations to support the Combatant Command. 

Basic Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience in providing support to Joint Special Operations Command at operational to strategic level

  • 5+ years of experience in the military or with the DoD with joint doctrine and counter threat, operational, or strategic planning

  • Experience with Microsoft Office software suite and applications

  • Ability to be a self-starter capable of operating in a high-tempo environment under less-than-ideal time-management conditions

  • Ability to travel as needed

  • TS/SCI clearance

  • Bachelor's degree

Additional Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience in providing Joint and Interagency planning support at the Combatant Command (CCMD) or Joint Staff (JS) level

  • Experience planning with CCMDs

  • Knowledge of EUCOM AOR

  • Possession of strong analytical skills at the strategic or operational level

  • Possession of strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Possession of strong organization skills


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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