Communication Planner - RAF Fairford

Clearance Level
Project/Task Management
Fairford, United Kingdom

REQ#: RQ138110

Travel Required: 10-25%
Public Trust: None
Requisition Type: Regular

Job Description: Performs Plans, Process, and Policy Support and provides Project Management Support.

Plans, Process, and Policy Support:

Analyze strategic level guidance, such as program action directives, program guidance letters, programming plans, wing plans, or reference architectures to develop planning documents, transition strategies, and policies to meet and implement program objectives. Support the staff in developing a future roadmap or architecture and associated Concept of Operations (CONOPS).

Analyze communications/IT requirements to determine validity, completeness, accuracy, or feasibility for implementation. Resolve discrepancies with appropriate agencies to meet objectives. Document unresolved discrepancies and post discrepancy details.

Research and document proposed infrastructure and system topologies including architecture, system connectivity, and interoperability.

Recommend standards, procedures, and enhancements for implementation and maintenance of new technologies.

Review and coordinate on the technical content of design proposals for the construction or renovation of facilities, technical quality of equipment to be installed, installation of equipment, and maintenance of equipment. Provide expert advice on equipment specifications, capabilities, and operational procedures, providing guidance for selection and acquisition of Command, Control, Communications, Computer, Collaboration and Intelligence (C5I) equipment and infrastructure.

Design proposals, draft segments of planning, transition, and policy documents using applicable directives and industry best practices, such as IT Service Management (ITSM) processes within the ITIL framework, following DoD and Air Force policy and guidance.

Project Management Support:

Perform project management tasks to support implementation and sustainment of project-related technologies and strategic plans.

Develop project implementation plans for all approved and funded strategic plans, and interface with appropriate staff and outside agencies to execute those plans.

In developing implementation plans, compare current capabilities with requirements in order to address shortfalls, areas for future concentration, and total cost of ownership.

Provide estimates for planning, programming, and budgeting for infrastructure upgrades and/or equipment purchase requirements.

Ensure communications systems architecture, configuration, and integration conformity by coordinating engineering data.

Manage implementation of communication systems projects.

Facilitate planning meetings, video- and teleconferences.

Coordinate site surveys with internal and external agencies. Prepare site survey results and present briefings.

Coordinate the allocation and/or placement of resources, prepare/review equipment and facility specifications, monitor/resolve technical communication problems and/or conduct operational acceptance.

Create, gather, and report on metrics for all systems with open projects.

Conduct weekly project meetings for all open projects.

Minimum Clearance:  Secret

TESA eligibility/certification required.

Required Experience: This position requires a minimum of twelve years IT experience. Experience includes increasing responsibilities in communication/information systems design and management.

Additional experience strongly desired in the following areas:

Data Center Architecture

Cloud-Based Computing and Services

Technical writing

System Developmental Lifecycle (SDLC)

Development of SDLC life cycle management plans

Military communication planning (Ref: Air Force MPTO00-33A-1001, Chapters 19 and 20)

Development of Statements of Work (SOW) and Statements of Objectives (SOO), Performance Statement (PWS) or Quality Assurance Surveillance Plan (QASP) documents.

Certifications: Possess and maintain Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, issued by the Project Management Institute (PMI).

Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university which provides substantial knowledge of the information sciences or with a curriculum or major field of study which provides substantial knowledge useful in managing the work specified by the task order(s). Such degrees might be, but should not be limited to, the disciplines of computer science, information systems, physical science, engineering, a mathematics intensive discipline or business.

Education and experience requirements may be substituted with:

A Master’s Degree (in subjects described above) and four years of experience.

A Ph.D. (in subjects described above) and three years of experience.

No degree and 11 years of intensive and progressive experience demonstrating the required proficiency levels related to the task.

About Our Work

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.

COVID-19 Vaccination

GDIT does not have a vaccination mandate applicable to all employees. To protect the health and safety of its employees and to comply with customer requirements, however, GDIT may require employees in certain positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination requirements will depend on the status of the federal contractor mandate and customer site requirements.

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