Organization of the Joint Chiefs of Staff STRATEGIC ANALYST in Arlington, Virginia
Summary This position is part of the Organization of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The incumbent will be responsible for assisting in the formulation of Joint Staff (JS) positions and in the preparation of Congressional testimony and reports by the Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS), Vice Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff (VCJCS) and other senior members of the JS regarding the strategic environment, strategic net assessments, scenario development, defense policy, and risk. Responsibilities As a STRATEGIC ANALYST at the GS-0301-14 some of your typical work assignments may include: Utilizes strategic and systems analysis in order to assess the National Military Strategy, the Joint Strategic Campaign Plan and associated joint planning and guidance documents. Develops, staffs, promulgates, and analyzes the Annual Joint Assessment (AJA) or new document, to support state Campaign Plan objectives and execute Contingency Plans and associated risks. Facilitates global planning and coordination, formulating recommendations for the methodology used by the Services, Combatant Commands, and Joint Staff. Prepares CJCS, VCJCS, Director J-5 or DDJSP for participation in Congressional hearings or other similar public forums. Conducts analysis of CJCS instructions, manuals and other directives governing JS processes, how they align within the Joint Strategic Planning System (JSPS), and how they link with corresponding OSD processes. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications You may qualify at the GS-14, if you fulfill the following qualifications: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service: Creates strategic and military risk assessments, including the development of assessment methodology, definitions, and criteria, and how they are applied across Joint Staff processes. Provide guidance and recommendations in national security, defense policy, and military strategy issues, in order to provide authoritative assistance to senior military leaders on strategic policy issues impacting the Nation and the Department's contribution to national security. Utilizes legislative processes and CJCS statutory reporting requirements on military strategy and risk assessment, including Congressional intent on how strategy should determine Department resources and Joint Force capabilities and capacity. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level. Education Additional Information Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA): To be eligible for a VEOA appointment under Merit Promotion procedures, the veteran must be a preference eligible or a veteran separated after 3 years or more of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions. Interagency Career Transition Assistance Programs: This program applies to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be rated well-qualified for the position; Well qualified is defined as possessing the type and quality of experience that exceeds the positions minimum qualifications. and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. For more information: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/. Noncompetitive Appointment Authorities: For more information on noncompetitive appointment authority eligibility requirements: Persons with Disabilities - Schedule A Special Hiring Authority for Veterans Special Hiring Authority for Certain Military Spouses Other Special Appointment Authorities Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews, and once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision. NOTE: Declining to be interviewed or failure to report for a scheduled interview will be considered as a declination for further consideration for employment against this vacancy. Selective Service Requirement: Please visit http://www.sss.gov for more information. For more information, please visit https://www.dla.mil/Portals/104/Documents/Careers/downloads/DoDGenAppInfo%2012-1-2020.pdf?ver=ECNbdsHtGilTd3OENN4A0Q%3d%3d Other Notes: Re-employed Annuitant: This position DOES NOT meet criteria for re-employed annuitant. The DoD criteria for hiring Re-employed Annuitants can be found at: http://www.esd.whs.mil/Portals/54/Documents/DD/issuances/140025/1400.25-V300.pdf Status candidates must meet time-in-grade requirements (52 weeks at the next lower grade level).