AECOM Counter Terrorism Plans Analyst in Camp Smith, Hawaii

United States of America - Hawaii, Camp Smith

Job Summary

AECOM has an opportunity for a highly qualified candidate to provide research, planning and analysis support to U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (USINDOPACOM) in the area of Counter Terrorism plans analysis.

USINDOPACOM conducts planning in support of the Theater Campaign Plan (TCP) to shape the environment in the INDOPACOM Area of Operations (AOR); Concept Plans (CONPLANs) and Operational Plans (OPLANS) to counter known threats; and crisis-action planning to respond to contingencies and crisis in theater with little to no notice. Success in these areas depends on the USINDOPACOM J5’s ability to understand the complex dynamics of the theater as a whole and the nuanced details of each sub-region. This position will support the J5 planning requirements with research, analysis, intelligence and threat assessments, complex data management and policy integration related to asymmetric, non-state actor and terrorist threats throughout the AOR.

This position will provide comprehensive and integrated analysis of plans, concepts, capabilities and threats in order to provide informed and accurate recommendations to senior level staff at USINDOPACOM, the Service Components, Joint Staff and OSD.

This candidate will lead and support discreet initiatives/project planning related to deliberate and crisis action planning for Counter-Terrorism related plans and operations.

The candidate for this position must possess a breadth of understanding across the numerous countries within the USINDOPACOM AOR and detailed knowledge of South and Southeast Asia. The candidate for this position will provide both long term assessments and short term analysis of developing and real-time events that may shape Operations, Action and Activities (OAAs) in support of USINDOPACOM goals and objectives. This candidate will conduct research, both unclassified and classified, on various topics supporting ongoing and emerging operational scenarios which involve targeting and employment of capabilities resident in component inventories as well as identifying gaps in capabilities that can be addressed by new technology, capabilities, processes and procedures.

This position will provide assistance to senior-level strategic planning and briefings, including preparing formal papers and background information for USINDOPACOM senior leader consumption. The candidate for this position must be able to provide assistance on short timeline responses to specific questions pertaining to policy and operational plans; analyze subject plans and concepts for areas of concern; research and analyze various pertinent national security policies, military strategies, vulnerability assessments, threat and intelligence assessments; and inform planning efforts and new concept development.

This candidate must be capable of enabling the Military Decision Making Process (MDMP), Mission Analysis Joint Working Groups, and the Joint Effects Validation Board (JEVB) on topics related to asymmetric, non-state, and terrorist threats.

Minimum Requirements

This position requires a bachelor's degree and minimum of ten (10) years of experience supporting the DoD; desired at least five (5) years’ experience working in the PACOM AOR.

The candidate must possess theater knowledge and advanced joint planning skills to include:

  • Knowledge of the planning continuum to include the Joint Operation Planning and Execution System (JOPES), Joint Operational Planning Process (JOPP), Joint Operating Concepts (JOC), and Joint Capabilities Areas (JCA).

  • Detailed knowledge of USPACOM policy and strategy and a thorough understanding of joint fires integration including linkages to parallel national interests and component command operations.

  • In-depth knowledge of U.S. national plans and policy (National Security Strategy (NSS), National Military Strategy (NMS), Unified Command Plan (UCP), Guidance for Employment of the Force (GEF), and Joint Strategic Capabilities Plan (JSCP).

  • Thorough understanding of the Military Decision Making Process (MDMP) to include mission analysis, course of action development, analysis, comparison, recommendation and approval.

The candidate for this position must have highly effective verbal and written communications skills in order to provide information, articles, written reports, and presentations to include delivering executive summaries to flag and general officers (FO/GO) and Senior Executive Service (SES) level officials.

The candidate for this position must be able to obtain a TOP SECRET clearance and must be eligible for access to Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI), based on current single-scope background investigations. The candidate may require access to Special Technical Operations (STO), Additional Compensatory Control Measure (ACCM), and Special Access Program (SAP) materials that require a polygraph.

Required Experience:

  • BA or BS degree and 10 years of experience

  • Five (5) years’ experience in operations

  • Three (3) years’ experience working in military plans

  • Five (5) years’ experience in Counter Terrorism analysis and/or operations with at least two (2) years in the PACOM AOR

  • Three (3) years’ experience on a senior military staff office (Service HQ, Combatant Command, OSD, JS)

  • Experience in operational and/or strategic levels of DoD planning and/or execution

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Proficient at authoring analytical or policy documents

  • Proficient at Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)

  • Experience conducting research on a range of topics and functional areas

  • Top Secret security clearance with SCI eligibility

Preferred Qualifications

Highly Desired Experience:

  • Master's Degree from an accredited college or university or Graduation from a military command and staff college plus 10 or more years of experience in military operations

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow.

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Job Category Military Support

Business Line Management Services

Business Group Management Services Group (MS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 196640BR

Clearance Required Yes

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.