Senior Command Staff and Operational Support Analyst – Written Communication

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Policy Analyst
Yes, 25% of the time
Day Job
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Top Secret/SCI
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Leidos has an opening for a Senior Command Staff and Operational Support Analyst – Written Communication in Tampa, FL.

The person filling this position will work at the three-star level, Marine Forces, U.S. Central Command (MARCENT) Headquarters as the command’s lead analyst for executive level written communication.  This person will support MARCENT by developing cohesive and cogent operational update products by conducting expert analysis and reviews of disparate and disaggregated documents.  The products developed will be used to assist the Commander in introducing matters of high importance at both the Commandant of the Marine Corps level and the Combatant Commander level.  This support will require access to all source information, including SCI-level information to ensure the recommendations to the Commander are accurate and current.  This person will assist in the authoring and refinement of studies, plans, briefs, and recommended policies and strategies.  These products must be able to describe complex matters in an expedient yet undiluted manner.  This person will demonstrate mastery of the English language in both written and oral means, a thorough understanding of the Central Command’s AOR issues, and knowledge of current and planned military operations.  Unclassified and classified reports and briefs will be prepared and submitted as appropriate for command staff support.  
- Provide written products and briefs to the Commander as required
- Develop assessments, briefs, and information papers
- Provide Subject Matter Expertise (SME) guidance and recommendations
- Assist in preparing Trip Books for the Commander and Staff to include Talking Points, Scene Setters, Biographies, and After Action Reports (AARs)
- Participate in KLE quarterly reviews with the MARCENT KLE and TSC sections 
- Maintain historical files as required
- Provide planning and staff support to the Commander and command deck as required
- Support internal MARCENT working groups

External Referral Eligible

- Minimum 10 years of demonstrated subject matter expert level knowledge in developing cohesive and cogent operational update products for 3- and 4-star leadership 
- Minimum 8 years of demonstrated subject matter expert knowledge and understanding of CENTCOM AOR issues and knowledge of military operations.  
- Active TS/SCI clearance
- Current US Passport and ability to travel overseas on short notice
- Ability to interact with Colonels and Lieutenant Colonels at a peer level in order to advise and assist them with daily staff functions; and ability and comfort to brief at the executive level (3-4 star)

- Command and Staff College complete
- Minimum 3 years experience at a MARFOR and/or Combatant Command level staff
- A thorough understanding of “Componency” as it relates to the inter-relationships between MARCENT, CENTCOM and the HQMC staffs
- Working knowledge of the complex interrelationships between Middle Eastern states, religions, and ethnic groups
- Working knowledge of regional US Embassies, SDO/DATT, and USLO structures
- In-depth understanding of importance of KLE to planning efforts
- Master’s Degree and 20 years of relevant experience
- Retired or Reserve USMC Lieutenant Colonel or Colonel
- Service on both USCENTCOM (Combatant Command) and MARCENT (MARFOR) level staffs
- Long established interpersonal relationships with key members of the USCENTCOM and Headquarters, US Marine Corps staffs

Leidos Overview:
Leidos is a global science and technology solutions leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported pro forma annual revenues of approximately $10 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2016 after giving effect to the recently completed combination of Leidos with Lockheed Martin's Information Systems & Global Solutions business (IS&GS). For more information, visit www.Leidos.com. The company’s diverse employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Leidos will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant Laws. Leidos is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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