Senior Strategic and Operational Logistics Planner

Clearance Level
Top Secret/SCI
Shaw AFB, South Carolina

REQ#: RQ80664

Travel Required: None
Public Trust: None
Requisition Type: Pipeline

We are GDIT. We support and secure some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. At GDIT, the Senior Operations Research and Systems Analyst (ORSA) is not just a singular part of our mission—it connects every one of us because it’s embedded into every aspect of what we do.

GDIT is your place. You make it your own by bringing your ideas and unique perspective to our culture. By owning your opportunity at GDIT, you are helping us ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. Our work depends on a Senior Operations Research and Systems Analyst (ORSA) joining our team to support a federal government services contract in Shaw AFB, SC.

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. As Senior Operations Research and Systems Analyst (ORSA) supporting a federal government customer, you will be trusted to develop, present, and execute logistics plans and forecast long- term resource requirements in support of the USARCENT Campaign Plan and long term operational strategy.

In this role, a typical day will include:

  • Plans and forecasts are presented generally free of errors and receive minimum complaints from recipient as to timing, content, or style.
  • Synchronize various logistical operations within the G-4 Logistics Branch and coordinate with the logistics operations team. Consistently represents G-4 Logistics Branch in a positive manner. Assist willingly with G-4 Logistics Branch tasks not normally within scope of work when work load or suspense demand as such.
  • Monitor theater logistics policies. Provide weekly updates to the Director, Plans and Exercise Branch.
  • Maintain Combat Service Support (CSS) situational awareness through all means of information systems, battle command systems, and CSS Command & Control (C2) information systems. Provide alert promptly of any possible issues that should be addressed.
  • Monitor theater logistical priorities through attendance at various USARCENT daily operation updates and staff meetings. Provide weekly updates to the Director, Plans and Exercise Branch.
  • Maintain continuous liaison with other staff directorates, contractors, and commands within the AOR.
  • Provide weekly updates to the Director, Plans and Exercise Branch.
  • Coordinate and interpret USARCENT joint logistics system requirements with logistics managers in the USARCENT AOR, AMC, DLA, Material Management Center (MMC), Theater Support Command (TSC), USCENTCOM, Logistic Support Agency (LOGSA), and deploying units/installations to maximize logistics performance and leverage the joint systems’ unique capabilities.
  • Coordinate with USARCENT and higher and supporting commands (to include supporting contractors) on emerging logistics operations to ensure that USARCENT logistics operational processes and procedures continue to operate effectively. Apply knowledge gained to serve as a resource to others on USARCENT logistics operational processes and procedures.
  • 100% participation in all required USARCENT exercises and deployments.
  • Assist with the development of operational level logistics Concepts of Operations (CONOPS), OPORDs, and associated annexes. Review CONOPS, OPORDs, and associated annexes for accuracy and compliance and submit to Director, Plans and Exercises, prior to established suspense with minimum errors.


  • 10 years of experience in managing the planning, programming, supervision, and execution of logistics programs, and a minimum of three years of experience in Theater Logistics and logistics mission analysis processes in support of Joint Theater Logistics level deployment, distribution, sustainment, reconstitution, and JRSO operations.
  • Graduate of a U.S. Intermediate – Level Education (MEL4) program, or minimum of five years’ experience in operational logistic support planning, the Support Operations Course (Phase 2) or similar course, and deployed / combat experience in a logistics or support operations position.
  • Possess a functional understanding of The Joint Operation Planning Process (JOPP).
  • Broad knowledge of the Army sustainment enterprise at the Department of the Army level and how it relates to other procuring headquarters.
  • USTRANSCOM and other ASCC headquarters required to ensure strategic lines of communication are nested with current capabilities to enlist the support across a wide array of sustainment organizations
  • Proficient in the use of JOPES and with the operational and strategic adaptive planning processes at the Department of the Army Major Command (MACOM) or DoD Combatant Command (COCOM) level.
  • Demonstrated capability to plan, organize, and direct the operations of teams and to work with senior level personnel. Fully knowledgeable of the USCENTCOM AOR logistics structure and capabilities.
  • Possess a working knowledge of Army, Air Force, Navy, and Marine logistics structure and capabilities in order to work as a joint element when it comes to logistical planning.
  • Should have recent experience working at the one star or higher level command.
  • Current Top Secret security clearance.
  • Be lead analyst for Operations Research Systems Analysts.
  • Trusted to be responsible for motivating team members to deliver quality support to the military staff by ensuring analytical products comply with doctrine and by providing opportunities for training and professional development.
  • Supervise team during Campaign Support Plan Assessment Plan development, assessment program task execution and strategic assessment process.
  • Ensure team fulfills tasks in Performance Work Statement (PWS) and meets Quality Control Plan (QCP) standards.
  • Monitor and evaluate sufficiency and quality of assessment program.
  • Schedule and direct ORSA participation in the Boards, Bureaus, Centers, Cells and Working Group (B2C2WG) process.
  • Ensure delivery of effective contributions to working groups and other operational planning activities.
  • Be responsible for facilitating administrative actions; obtaining resources; and resolving personnel issues satisfactorily.
  • Perform research, modeling and analysis to meet strategic planning and operational assessment needs.
  • Assist the military staff with mission analysis; campaign objective development; integration of strategic and operational goals; analysis of courses of action; and decision support analysis.
  • Assist military staff with continuous performance assessment during all phases of the operations cycle (assess-plan-prepare-execute).
  • Design and perform ad hoc analytical studies, as needed, to inform staff decision-making and support resource allocation.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • 15+ years of overall related experience


  • Full-flex work week
  • 401K with company match
  • Internal mobility team dedicated to helping you own your career
  • Collaborative teams of highly motivated critical thinkers and innovators
  • Ability to make a real impact on the world around you

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This position requires being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by December 8, 2021 or the start date, if after December 8.

We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

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