• Cyber Planner

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    Job Title:  Cyber Planner

    Job Location:  Ft. Meade, Maryland

    Security Clearance:  Active, US Government issued TS/SCI clearance 

    Due to the nature of the work and contract requirements, US Citizenship is required. 

    Job Responsibilities:

    Trace Systems is actively recruiting for a Cyber Planner to provide on-site support at Ft. Meade, MD. This position will support the GSM-O contract and Joint Forces Headquarters-Department of Defense Information Network (JFHQ-DODIN).


    The Cyber Planner will provide expertise on the development of strategic and operational plans. This position will implement defensive hardening initiatives while collaborating with and providing JFHQ-DODIN Cyber Defense Operations representation to internal and external multi- Command/Agency/Service/Field Activity (CC/S/A/FA) operational planning teams and working groups.

    The strategic planning and implementation will include the following tasks:

    • Assist in identifying DODIN HQ Future planning shortfalls or process gaps.
    • Maintain awareness of current and developing cyber threats, tactics, procedures, and vulnerabilities that have the potential to impact the JFHQ-DODIN.
    • Maintain awareness of USTRATCOM / JFHQ-DODIN directives, orders, alerts, and messages and deconflict with strategic plans.
    • Maintain awareness of DODIN Operations and DCO IDM missions.
    • Effectively communicate (written and oral) implementation plans to senior leaders.
    • Determine and implement means of measuring effectiveness of strategic and operational plans.
    • Analyze and seek opportunities that suggest current DODIN Ops or DCO-IDM actions being taken may require revision and that a different operational approach may be required to achieve the desired end state.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Active DoD TS/SCI clearance and eligible for Polygraph.
    • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college in a related discipline, or equivalent experience/combined education, with 9 years of professional experience; or 7 years of professional experience with a related Master’s degree.
    • Demonstrated experience in developing plans that receive input from multiple units, and devising a final plan.
    • Joint Force Planning Experience.
    • Technical understanding in some of the following areas: network communication using TCP/IP protocols, basic system administration, basic understanding of malware (malware communication installation, or malware types), or intermediate knowledge of computer network defense collection.
    • Experience in an Operations Center providing Senior Leaders specified reports based on information received from supporting units operations (proxy, firewall, IDS/IPS, router/switch, or open source information).

    Desired Qualifications:

    • Experience at USCYBERCOMMAND or Cyber Service Centers or equivalent.
    • Demonstrated experience in COA development and analysis.
    • In-depth understanding of the military Adaptive Planning Process.
    • Proficient in developing briefing materials, administrative, and logistics support.
    • Excellent writing skills and ability to communicate effectively, including public speaking, and briefing senior officers.
    • Proficiency in use of Microsoft Office Suite.


    • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college in a related discipline, or equivalent experience/combined education, with nine (9) years of professional experience; or 7 years of professional experience with a related Master's degree.

    Trace Systems

    Trace Systems, headquartered in Vienna, Virginia, was founded to support and defend our nation's security interests at home and abroad–– whenever and wherever. We provide cybersecurity, intelligence, communications, networking and information technology services, systems, and solutions to the United States Department of Defense, Intelligence Community and Department of Homeland Security.


    To Apply: We invite you to put your talents to work by joining a growing team of dynamic professionals here at Trace Systems! Be part of a culture at our leading edge company where you can achieve great things while fostering a satisfying and rewarding career progression. Please apply directly through the website at: www.tracesystems.com.      #jointracesystems


    For any additional questions or to submit any referrals, please contact recruiting@tracesystems.com


    Trace Systems is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.


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