Intermediate Cyber Operations Planner

Clearance Level
Top Secret
Cyber Engineering
MacDill AFB, Florida

REQ#: RQ61591

Travel Required: Less than 10%
Requisition Type: Regular
  • Conduct detailed, written analysis and develop/refine recommendations in support of the Joint Cyberspace Operations deliberate and crisis planning efforts.
  • Track, document, and draft written analyses and develop/refine recommendations supporting SOF operational and intelligence requirements and capabilities.
  • Participate in and provide support to JPGs, OPTs, and all other planning meetings by developing agendas, multimedia presentations, facilitating and contributing to discussions, and documenting meetings through submission of written meeting notes and AARs to leadership NLT five business days after completion of subject meeting.
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with other combatant command JCCs, TSOCs, USCYBERCOM, IA, and non-government organizations involved in cyber planning, synchronization, integration, requirements identification and vetting, and other related mission areas (i.e. MISO, MILDEC Operations, and Cyber Enabled Influence Operations). Draft written summaries of subject relationships and interactions.
  • Integrate various command elements (to include lower echelon units, service components, and cyberspace community entities) into planning to ensure cyber expertise, as necessary and to de-conflict and synchronize with other planning efforts (i.e. MISO, MILDEC, and Influence Operations). The Contractor shall participate in Video Teleconferences (VTCs) and long-range, strategic planning efforts within USSOCOM and other DoD, IA, and non-government CO. This shall include course of action (COA) development, analysis, documentation, vetting, and presentation.
  • Draft, coordinate, and document CO, CEO strategies, plans, and planning documents.
  • Provide iterative, written and oral inputs and recommendations for the development and refinement of USSOCOM CO and CEO objectives, priorities, strategies, plans, and planning documents.
  • Communicate complex information, concepts and ideas, both orally and in writing, within USSOCOM Cyber, across the command, lower echelon units, other Functional Combatant Commands/ Geographic Combatant Commands (FCCs/GCCs), and the Joint Staff and Office of the Secretary of defense.
  • Utilize knowledge of joint doctrine and joint planning concepts, to include the JOPP. Apply operational art and operational design in the application of JOPP.
  • Utilize knowledge of joint military operations, including command and control (C2) processes and the military decision making process.
  • Develop detailed CO plans at all levels of war (i.e. strategic, operational, and tactical) and across all LOOs in support of operational plans and orders.
  • Translate, both orally and in writing, technical content and tactics, TTPs found in proposed COAs, OPLANs, and CONPLANs into high-level briefs, point papers, and talking papers.
  • Draft plans and facilitate the execution of CO and CEO operations.
  • Draft senior-level background papers and briefings on actions related to CO and CEO; develop metrics, use cases, high-level Concepts of Operation and TTPs.
  • Apply experience and knowledge in USSOCOM CO and be familiar with IRCs operational planning and execution to develop recommendations concerning issues and problems facing USSOCOM, its subordinate entities, and external CO enterprises.
  • Draft CONOPS, concept plans, operations orders, operations plans, fragmentary orders, execution orders, exercise directives, joint planning products, standard operating procedures , implementation plans, requirements definition and analysis, cyberspace operations TTPs, assessments, and other exercise or planning related products as requested.
  • Monitor and review strategies, doctrine, policies, directives, and instructions from higher echelon headquarters and make recommendations to the Government to ensure compliance and/or consideration in planning efforts.
  • Review and maintain a database of both operations and exercise planning for CO TTPs, best practices, and lessons learned. Analyze, and make recommendations concerning operational requirements for intelligence products that support SOF cyberspace operations and inform intelligence-resourcing decisions.
  • Support SOCOM J3 Cyber in escorting non-cleared personnel
  • Provide Cyber knowledge management (KM) support for strategic improvement initiatives through the development and execution of KM, change management, and organizational learning tools, techniques, and expertise.


  • B.S. or B.A. in Computer Science or a related technical field or 4 years' experience in technical or computer network operations development and planning and 2 years related military or civilian experience.
  • 2 years’ experience at a combatant command, Joint Staff, or other comparable experience conducting and leading OCO planning and writing OCO plans and orders.
  • 2 years’ experience at a combatant command or a Joint Staff other comparable experience providing planning support for joint cyberspace for strategic, operational, or tactical level operations and exercises.
  • Graduate of, or must complete within six months of hiring, a minimum of one of the following courses: Joint Attack Course, Joint Cyber Analysis Course graduate, Joint Cyberspace Operations Planning Course, Joint Information Operations Planning Course or equivalents.
  • Current DOD TS clearance and eligible for SCI access required

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