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Space Policy Support SME

Company: JCS Solutions LLC
Location: Arlington
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:


  • Work independently on assigned projects, reporting back to leadership as appropriate with updates and recommendations for guidance and direction.
  • Provide staff packages in space-related areas including policy, strategy, operations, requirements, and programmatic efforts within compressed timelines.
  • Represent USD (I&S) positions and equities in all space policy, strategy, operations, and programming efforts including capability based assessments (CBA), Congressionally directed actions (CDA), Interagency policy committees, DoD and IC studies, and other efforts as applicable.
  • Conduct research and analysis; draft formal positions; review and analyze documents; prepare briefs, talking papers, memoranda, and letters in the form of senior leadership decision staff packages, and other duties as required.
  • Perform technical studies and analyses, document reviews, and budgetary reviews related to space ISR systems, architectures, and requirements related to the Battlespace Awareness and Security Portfolio.
  • Provide national security recommendations to facilitate government direction, policy guidance, acquisition oversight and programmatic recommendations, for ISR programs supporting the DoD and the Intelligence Community (IC).
  • Support OUSD(I&S) interaction with Congress including assisting in the drafting of testimony, drafting of responses to Congressionally directed actions, and drafting appeals to related Congressional budget marks.
  • Provide analysis of BA, ISR, and commercial; space programs for compliance with OSD policy and provide recommendations to ensure efficient use of MIP and NIP funding.
  • Assist in the governments development of policy and planning guidance to Defense intelligence components through relevant chapters of the Defense Planning Guidance and the USD(I&S)/DNI Consolidated Intelligence Guidance (CIG) for the NIP and MIP.
  • Conduct and/or participate in directed studies, workgroups, program reviews, integrated product teams (IPT), OSD Policy and ODNI forums on commercial space, Joint Staff functional capability boards, and associated activities that assess policy and acquisition development options for satisfying new requirements, plans, systems, or policies and provide specific technical evaluations and process improvements to optimize the activities or systems/programs discussed.
  • Assist as needed in the coordination and staffing that supports the daily execution of the overall BA portfolio ensuring consistent OUSD(I&S) positions with Service, Joint and OSD staffs across affected functional areas.
  • Prepare materials for the director and deputy directors of Battlespace Awareness and Security Programs (BASP), the DDI (SP&R), and the USD(I&S) as directed.


  • United States citizenship is required
  • Security Clearance: TS/SCI
  • Education: Bachelor of Science degree
  • May require local or CONUS travel
  • Experience: 10 years of experience of which a minimum of five years must be specialized in working with OSD (Space Policy), ODNI, or Joint Staff on commercial space licensing with emphasis on the following:
  • DAWIA Level II certification (or equivalent experience)
  • Understanding of the Requirements Process (JCIDS), PPBES, and DoD Acquisition Process
  • Functional requirements analysis and development of ISR requirements
  • Deep knowledge of ISR Systems and Capabilities
  • Process re-engineering for ISR systems and PED processes
  • Examination of science and technology impacts
  • Quick-turn technical analyses of ISR capabilities using modeling and simulation
  • Expert in technical analysis of ISR system performance and simulation of ISR
  • Operational requirements and plans
  • Analysis of operational needs and gaps
  • Budgetary analysis at the PE/Program level
  • Cost-benefit analysis of the BA Portfolio
  • Strategic planning for ISR capability acquisition


About JCS Solutions LLC

JCS Solutions LLC is an IT Government Contracting company dedicated to providing the highest quality of services and solutions. Our employees enjoy a work culture that promotes innovation, and we've been certified as a Great Place to Work!

JCS Solutions LLC benefits include 401k retirement plans, paid time off, health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, long term disability, short term disability, and opportunities for professional development.

It is JCSs policy to promote equal employment opportunities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law.

If you require additional accommodation, please contact us at or (703) 972-9115. 



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