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SAIC National Security Policy/Organizational and Management Junior Analyst in ARLINGTON, Virginia


Job Description :

  • SAIC is seeking National Security Policy/Organizational and Management Junior Analysts to perform studies and analyses and provide knowledge management support on-site in the Pentagon.

  • The candidate will support the Office of the Chief Management Officer (OCMO), Directorate for Organizational Policy and and Decision Support (OP&DS) in the Office of Secretary of Defense (OSD) with a portfolio of major Departmental activities to include assisting with tracking, supporting, and/or assessing strategic documents, senior leader decision making bodies, implementation of organizational adjustments, and institutionalization of management reform initiatives

  • Duties/Responsibilities:

The candidate’s duties will include interacting and building relationships with various DoD Components to gather information on status of strategic initiatives; compiling and analyzing data; authoring of technical papers; support to briefings and task development; and preparing reports for senior leadership.

  • Assisting with preparing briefing material for senior leadership on organizational matters.

  • Conducting research and analyzing mission-related issues.

  • Preparation of briefings on findings of significance (favorable or unfavorable) related to office initiatives/proposals.

  • The ability to utilize, configure, and maintain knowledge management/decision support tools, in particular MS SharePoint, in order to track strategic actions and fora.

  • The ability to rapidly synthesize complex information.


Clearance Requirement

  • Current DoD Interim SECRET clearance or higher.

  • Ability to obtain DoD Top Secret Clearance

Educational Background :

  • Master’s Degree preferred with BA/BS in Political Science, National Security Affairs, International Relations, International Economics, or a related field, with three years of experience RequiredExperience/Skills :

  • This position requires 2-3years experience with the Department of Defense and fundamentally requires anopen and creative mind, the ability to conduct rigorous analysis with limitedoversight from senior management, and the ability to present difficult conceptsin simple terms.

  • Candidates must havefamiliarity with Service- and/or OSD-level strategy, policy, or resourceallocation processes as a result of previous government and/or private sectorassignments.

  • Knowledge in analyzingthe Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Executive (PPBE) process,congressional authorization and appropriations legislation, and development ofDoD Policy Directives.

  • Excellent written andoral communication skills required together with proficient research andanalytical skills.

  • Committed to exceptionalclient service and professionalism while working at the client site.

  • Proficient withMicrosoft Office Suite of Applications (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and commonoffice software applications.

  • Background and trainingin the application of various knowledge management and collaborative tools includingthe use of MS SharePoint. Desired Skills:

  • Ability to work in adynamic government work environment.

  • Strong interpersonalskills with the ability to work as part of a team.

  • Ability to problem-solvein a time-constrained environment and to take initiative and work independentlyas appropriate.

  • Ability to prioritizetasks through strong organizational skills as well as to lead both individualsand teams. Special Circumstances :

  • No travel anticipated

Desired Qualifications


SAIC is a premier technology integrator, solving our nation’s most complex modernization and systems engineering challenges across the defense, space, federal civilian, and intelligence markets. Our robust portfolio of offerings includes high-end solutions in systems engineering and integration; enterprise IT, including cloud services; cyber; software; advanced analytics and simulation; and training. We are a team of 23,000 strong driven by mission, united purpose, and inspired by opportunity. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $6.5 billion. For more information, visit saic.com. For information on the benefits SAIC offers, see Working at SAIC. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability