The primary purpose of this position is to perform scientific and engineering analysis on telecommunications systems and their interdependencies with associated infrastructures such as electrical power, build a representative characterization and computational model/simulation of the system, network, node, or component under investigation. Evaluate network models to ensure they are an accurate representation of the real world problem, filling information shortfalls using scientific, engineering and/or operations research principles, conduct detailed network analysis to identify critical elements (i.e., an element of an entity or object which enables it to perform its primary function) and vulnerabilities within the system, network, node, or component, operate independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team and collaborates with national, theater and other Intelligence Community (IC) counterparts, collectors and customers to create high-valued targeting products. Expected to lead a multi-disciplinary analysis team, performing the full range of project management responsibilities, develop plans of action to include: milestone scheduling and required coordination with other organizations and activities; options for further study and experimentation; concepts development, solutions assessment, rapid evaluation of alternatives, experimentation, and coordinating support from other groups within the organization; plans for operational experimentation and analysis; and manpower and funding recommendations. Prepare, produce and deliver timely, relevant, and technically accurate targeting products including the respective methodologies, assumptions, conclusions, and recommendations to the customer. Provide supporting materials such as imagery, maps, and diagrams in accordance with JWAC policies, procedures and applicable target development standards. Prepare and deliver comprehensive, formal and informal briefings to customers and command senior leadership. Present and defend methodologies and analytical results within and outside of the command. Document any new or improved development, concepts, techniques, etc. Provide expertise to other analysts, scientists, engineers, managers, contractors, and other collaborative partners. Explore, develop, evaluate and/or operationalize new technologies and capabilities to improve analytical quality, technical content, presentation and delivery of targeting products. Develop innovative and useful approaches for improving or expanding methodologies, models, products and services, including technically advancing the rigor of products using advanced analytical methods and structured problem solving techniques. Improve business processes and reduce product cycle times, without sacrificing technical rigor or quality. Identify and apply best practices from government, industry or academia to strengthen JWAC’s analytical position. Improve integrated security processes and practices to facilitate a secure work environment. Build effective collaborative networks and alliances with key peers and stakeholders across the Operations and Intelligence Communities. Actively engage these peers and stakeholders, involve them in key tasks and decisions, and effectively leverage the social networks and alliances to achieve value-added results. Represent the command externally to foster collaboration and promote understanding of the command, its mission and respective capabilities. Collaborate across discipline and organizational boundaries to achieve and/or enhance organization efficiencies.
JWAC Mission: JWAC is a component of the United States Strategic Command with the mission to provide combatant commands, Joint Staff, and other customers with effects-based analysis and precision targeting options for selected networks and nodes in order to carry out the national security and military strategies of the United States during peace, crisis, and war. Located just 50 miles southeast of Washington DC, Dahlgren provides a quality work environment without the traffic and congestion of a long commute. Come work in an exciting environment offering the opportunity to provide operational impacts, while expanding or continuing partnerships in the NCR and within the United States Strategic Command.
Other Desired Qualifications:
The following will be used to help rate and rank eligible candidates.
- Knowledge of telecommunication and/or electrical communication systems, methods, practices, and tools for the purposes of analyses, modeling, and/or technical advancements to meet operational production requirements.
- Ability to conduct research and manipulate computer data to produce reports and perform complex analyses.
- Ability to utilize full suite of information technology (computer programs/software, databases and automated tools) to satisfy job requirements.
- Ability to recognize and use correct grammar, punctuation, and spelling; write in proper formats to meet informational needs; communicate information (e.g., facts, ideas) in a succinct and organized manner; and produce technical written information.
- Ability to effectively express information (e.g., ideas, facts) to individuals or groups, taking the audience into account, as well as the nature of the information (e.g., technical, sensitive, controversial); make clear and convincing oral presentations; listen to others, attend to nonverbal cues, and respond accordingly.
- Ability to analyze information and make correct inferences or draw accurate conclusions; determine accuracy and relevance of information; use sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives; and make recommendations.
- Ability to develop new insights into situations, apply innovative solutions to complex problems, and design new methods where established methods and procedures are not applicable or are unavailable.
- Must be a U.S. Citizen.
- Incumbent must have or be capable of obtaining and retaining a Top Secret/SCI security clearance.
- This position has been designated by the Air Force as a Testing Designated Position (TDP) under the Air Force Civilian Drug Testing program. The incumbent is subject to random testing for drug use.
- Position is subject to polygraph testing.
- Must be determined suitable for federal employment.
- Within the Department of Defense, the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326.