Alexandria, Virginia
Jan 20, 2022
Jan 25, 2022
Full Time

Develops counterterrorism trends and assessments.

Performs gap analysis, research and analysis on the political and military environment to identify insurgency related activities, and conventional warfare motivations and techniques.

Develops trends and analysis on operational activities in support of the Lead Inspector General mission, related to overseas contingency operations in areas such as U.S. Central Command, U.S. Africa Command, and U.S. Indo-Pacific Command.

Responsible for research and prepares original written content, and production of quarterly reports.

Reviews and interprets national security directives and counterterrorism policy documents from the Executive Branch, Department of Defense, Department of State, and Department of Justice as they relate to ongoing Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO).

Monitors and informs senior management of any changes in strategy, operations, funding, programming that may impact ongoing Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO).

Maintains comprehensive knowledge of Department of State (DOS), military, civilian, and international organizations present in Combatant Command Areas of Responsibility, to include their leaders, philosophies, and goals.


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship or National
  • Suitable for Federal Employment
  • Registered for Selective Service (if applicable)
  • This national security position, which may require access to classified information, requires a favorable suitability review and security clearance as a condition of employment. Failure to maintain security eligibility may result in termination.
  • Pursuant to the Executive Order on Requiring COVID 19 Vaccination for Federal Employees, new DoD civilian employees will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID 19 prior to entry on duty, subject to such exceptions as required by law.
  • More details regarding vaccine requirements can be found at Selected candidates will receive further information during the job offer process.
  • Incumbent is required to submit to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment, and is subject to random drug testing for the duration of service with DoD OIG.
  • The incumbent must adhere to the DoD Standards of Conduct.
  • Incumbent is required to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI security clearance


Knowledge Requirements/Skill for Program Analyst 0343 series position:

Possess a comprehensive understanding of counterterrorism and counterinsurgency strategy, and operations. Counterterrorism focusing more narrowly on combating the tactics and strategy of terrorism and those who employ it, while counterinsurgency is a broader category of responses to political violence carried out by minority groups, both terroristic and otherwise.

Possess extensive knowledge of national and Department of Defense directives pertaining to Counterterrorism planning, strategy, and operations. Familiarity with the National Strategy for Counterterrorism, Joint Publication 3- 26, Counterterrorism, the military command structure, as well as oral and written communications skills, sufficient to work issues at the appropriate level, to simplify complex tasks in order to develop teamwork assignments, and to interface with key decision-makers within the agency and outside.

Knowledge and experience in the areas of: international relations, national security or other strategy-related fields, and counterterrorism.

Knowledge of Counterterrorism strategy development and the ability to objectively analyze current/emerging threats and the strategic environment as a whole. Uses qualitative techniques to evaluate complex issues and develop effective strategies, concepts and alternatives to resolve them.

Maintains up to date knowledge of U.S. Special Operations Command and special operations capabilities of Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps organizations. Additionally, maintains knowledge of adaptive and crisis planning process. Knowledge of Operational Contingencies and the planning processes specific to them. Demonstrated skill in clear written and oral presentations is essential to the proper conduct of duties. Has the ability to coordinate the review and analysis of completed projects for technical quality, appropriate levels of coordination, consistency, logic, soundness of recommendations, and compliance with established objectives, with minimal supervision.

Knowledgeable of the Intelligence Cycle, Collection Management Cycle, Targeting Cycle, and intelligence analytic techniques including trend and pattern analysis, geospatial analysis, link analysis and network or social network analysis.


This position does not have an education requirement.

Additional information

  • Competitive wages, flexible schedules and one of the most comprehensive benefits packages found in either government or private sector. These extraordinary benefits encompass health, pay, work/life balance, growth & learning.
  • Moving expenses not be paid.
  • Selections are subject to restrictions resulting from the DoD Program for Stability of Civilian Employment.
  • Telework availability will be based upon the mission requirements and supervisory determination.
  • We may use this announcement to fill additional vacancies within 90 days of the closing date.
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or be exempt from Selective Service (see )
  • Retired Civil Service Employee: Employment of retired Federal employees receiving an annuity is subject to the requirements of the Department of Defense (DoD) policy guidance. (See DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 300, at .)
  • If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .
  • Pay for first time hires to the Federal Government will typically be set at step 1 salary range for their respective grade level.

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