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Force Design & Joint Integration SME

Colorado Springs, CO 80903
  • Job Code

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Top Secret SCI

Job Description:

  • Parsons has emerged as a leader in the development of cutting-edge solutions for the Department of Defense and Intelligence Community. Our tremendous success can be attributed to our people and our priorities. We hire the best, we make them a priority and we never lose focus on the mission. It's why we're here. We have built this cultural legacy by working closely with analysts and operators to understand their needs and delivering meaningful value through innovative, cost effective and intuitive software solutions.
  • Our Space Operations Directorate is passionate about making America the undisputed leader in Space because we understand that ensuring our nation's security for future generations depends on it. Parsons creates game changing space solutions by teaming highly respected subject matter experts with brilliant technologists. Are you a strategic thinker with an immersive background in space? Do you want to be part of a team that is helping the government solve major national security challenges in the space domain? We need your help.

    Our team is looking for a highly analytical Operations Research Analyst who will support a United States Space Force organization in the development of a comprehensive force design at multiple classification levels on annual basis. The successful candidate will be an exceptional communicator with a strong work ethic, and a deep background in space operations.

    Job Duties

    • Analyze Capability Area design options, and on an annual basis, develop a broad and integrated enterprise Force Design and Force Design Guidance that:
      • Incorporates Government leadership intent and national policy;
      • Addresses future National and Joint operational needs;
      • Mitigates / eliminates future threats;
      • Identifies enterprise gaps and prioritizes capability recommendations based on risk-to-mission and risk-to-force assessments;
      • Captures Enterprise level requirements;
      • Is cost effective and is technologically attainable
    • Rapidly access potential changes to the Force Design based on emerging threats, future operational needs; game changing technology and partnership opportunities; provide substantive recommendations based on systems engineering and analytic principles
    • Garner insights and identify shortfalls from complex analyses across the space enterprise. Analyze modeling and simulation results and provides recommendations on potential improvements to current and future systems. This includes, but is not limited to shaping assumptions, identifying shortfalls, and providing Force Design recommendations from key studies
    • Explore and analyze innovative ways to employ new space capabilities in support of the joint warfighting community.
      • Awareness of modeling and simulation (M&S) capabilities and limitations; inform and evaluate M&S/assessments to inform the Force Design
      • Support the development of Joint Campaign Scenarios and integrate space scenarios into Joint M&S capabilities
      • Maintain OSD scenarios and Joint Force Design drivers
      • Perform trade studies, and other forms of analysis to predict performance and to optimize design around complex requirements
      • Support external M&S and analysis activities with the Office of Secretary of Defense (OSD), the Joint Staff (JS), other Combatant Commands (CCMDs), USSF agencies, and Other Government Agencies
    • Identify future threats to USSF systems and implications on the Force Design based on community assessments
    • Support the development of operational concepts for the integration of sister Service space capabilities into the Joint Force Design
    • Interact with Higher Headquarters to compile primary DoD-accepted Joint Scenarios, vignettes, mission threads and assumptions
    • Discover and document user capability needs, capability gaps and technology gaps
    • Provide in-depth knowledge of game changing S&T opportunities and limitations; Prioritize S&T investment recommendations
    • Be familiar with strategic guidance documents that provide direction and guidance to the Joint Force for planning, programming, and execution of operations. Strategic documentation of interest for the Space Force includes, but is not limited to, the National Defense Strategy (NDS), National Strategy for Space (NSfS), National Military Strategy (NMS), Defense Space Strategy (DSS), Capstone Concept for Joint Operations (CCJO), Joint Operating Concepts, etc.
    • Provide support in preparing the Chief of Space Operations and the Space Staff to interface with others for directing, prioritizing, and aligning Joint Force Development & Design activities and validating joint requirements across the Joint Force, within the strategic framework established in the NDS, NSfS, NMS, DSS, and CCJO
    • Plan and execute Force Design integration forums

    Required Skills

    • Bachelor's Degree in STEM field (Master's Degree highly desired)
    • Strong technical background
    • 10+ years joint Space operations experience
    • 4+ years Joint Operational Planning / Joint integration experience (DIRSPACEFOR highly desired)
    • Space Force Design/Architecture development experience
    • 5 years of Commercial Space experience
    • SAASS or Space Weapons School Graduate (highly desired)
    • Strong communication skills (technical writing, developing presentations etc)
    • Experience with DoD, IC and Commercial Satellite systems in SCI/SAP environment; experience with tactical ground satellite systems
    • Ability to develop and present decision quality briefings and papers to leadership
    • Demonstrated problem solving/critical thinking in complex and dynamic organizational environments
    • Willingness to accept and embrace change in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
    • Demonstrated ability in exercising tact, diplomacy, good judgment and professionalism
    • Exceptional attention to detail, the ability to research and gather data
    • Ability to multi-task and prioritize work effectively
    • Must be a US Citizen due to DoD contract
    • Must possess a Top Secret security clearance with SCI and Special Access eligibility
  • Job Posting
    Job Posting

The anticipated annualized full time target compensation (median) for this position is: $185,000.00.

Benefits for this position include: medical, dental, vision, paid time off and 401K.

Must be able to obtain, maintain and/or currently possess a security clearance.


Posted: 2021-07-19 Expires: 2021-08-19

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