Special Operations Policy Assistant

  • Job Tracking ID: 512454-736778
  • Job Location: Arlington, VA
  • Job Level: Any
  • Level of Education: Any
  • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: July 10, 2020
  • Years of Experience: Not Applicable
  • Starting Date: ASAP

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Job Description:

IEA Corp., an EverWatch company is in search of a Special Operations Policy Assistant to support OUSD(P) in Arlington, VA.


* Provide written assessments of the political and institutional environment in which decisions are made and implemented and determine policy issues, risks, and mitigation strategies related to Special Operations policies and oversight.
* Develop initial concepts related to special operations, coordinate and develop into refined plans and policy positions, and develop detailed briefings for presentation to the most senior levels of the DoD, the Federal Government, and Congress.
* Assist Government representative(s) in drafting formal policies and DoD issuances for approval.
* Coordinate annual posture briefs, reports and briefings to Congress, and OSD guidance relating to Congressional action within the DoD and interagency.
* Coordinate Congressional engagement with OSD Legislative Affairs and OUSD (Comptroller) Legislative Affairs.
* Develop talking points, papers, and briefings for DoD leadership regarding Special Operations policy.
* Review, coordinate, and support implementation and administration of the Counterterrorism Fellowship Program.
* Monitor Congressional actions and develop strategies for legislative engagement relating to Special Operations equities.
* Support review, policy oversight, and coordination of Combatant Command Special Operations plans and operational concepts.
* Review/coordinate ODASD SOCT position concerning Service and Joint Staff Special Operations policy and doctrine issuances, including consideration of policy guidance.
* Analyze data and compile information for Government quarterly and annual report preparation, approval and submission to Congress.
* Monitor and analyze CCMD special operations program progress and assess for policy equities and proposed changes.
* Advise stakeholders of special operations program capabilities and assist with the integration of other stakeholders into Special Operations plans and programs.
* Monitor, evaluate and coordinate policy issuances relating to Special Operations, including and Military Information Support Operations (MISO), counterterrorism, and Irregular Warfare (IW) in CCMD areas of responsibility.
* Develop separate, tailored briefings for the Assistant Secretaries of Defense, Chief Operating Officer, and Under Secretary of Defense for Policy regarding Special Operations activities in specific CCMD areas of responsibility.
* Monitor and shape Department-wide initiatives, programs, and guidance related to Special Operations, including information operations, counterterrorism, and irregular warfare.

Experience and Skills:

Required Skills / Minimum Qualifications:

* Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university
* Active TS/SCI Security Clearance
* Minimum of 3 years’ experience in Special Operations

Preferred Skills and Experience:

* Master’s Degree from an accredited university
* Minimum 5 years of combined OSD, Joint Staff, or Service level experience

Ian, Evan & Alexander Corporation (IEA) is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.