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Policy Analyst

Company: Parra Consulting Group
Location: Arlington
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Parra Consulting Group, Inc (PCG) is seeking a Policy Analyst to support the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Counternarcotics and Global Threats (ODASD (CN/GT), under the Office of the Secretary of Defense for Policy, in ODASD (CN/GT) spaces at the Pentagon, Arlington, VA. ODASD(CN/GT) develops, implements, and oversees DoD Counterdrug (CD), Counter-Transnational Organized Crime (CTOC), and Counter-Threat Finance (CTF) policy, priorities, and strategy consistent with national and DoD strategies and objectives. The individual in this role will provide policy analysis related to DoD CD/CTOC/CTF plans and will assist and advise ODASD (CN/GT) in fulfilling its departmental program oversight and management responsibilities.This successful candidate will be responsible for the following:* Conduct assessments of changes to the international political-military environment and the potential impacts on DoD and USG efforts to counter global drug trafficking and other illicit threat network activities that threaten U.S. national security interests.* Provide advice and recommendations to USG decision makers regarding the implications of existing or proposed changes to USG international agreements, military sales, security cooperation investments, and similar activities on CD/CTOC/CTF policies and programs.* Analyze national security policy issues related to DoD support of National Drug Control Program objectives, identify stakeholder equities, and assist USG personnel in developing responsive CD/CTOC/CTF programs in coordination with other OSD offices, the Joint Staff, CCMDs, Military Departments, Defense Agencies, the USG Intelligence Community, other USG Departments, and U.S. and foreign law enforcement partners.* Provide decision-support assistance to ODASD (CN> ) and USG personnel by analyzing ongoing and proposed CCMD and Defense Agency CD/CTOC/CTF programs and activities and making recommendations, based on USG guidance, for investment or other programmatic changes.Qualifications Required:* Active Top Secret security clearance with SCI eligibility (TS/SCI).* Master's degree in a relevant field of study.* 10 years' experience providing services to senior general/flag officer ranks and/or SES levels within the DOD, other government agencies, or industry corporate equivalents.* Comprehensive familiarity with DASD(CN> ) CD/CTOC/CTF policy, priorities, and strategy.* Exceptional oral and written communication skills, and the ability to translate highly technical information into plain language for effective communication with DoD and other USG staff in the performance of all duties, tasks, and services.Desired Education/Skills/Experience (NOT REQUIRED):* Familiarity and experience with DoD's Planning, Programming, Budget, and Execution System (PPBE) processes and cycles.Familiarity with the unique complexities associated with DoD CD/CTOC/CTF funding.

Keywords: Parra Consulting Group, Arlington , Policy Analyst, Professions , Arlington, Virginia

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