Joint Strategic Planner

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Job Title:  Joint Strategic Planner

Job Location:  Ft. Meade, Maryland

Security Clearance:  Active, in-scope 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 Joint Strategic 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 Joint Strategic Planner will support the J5 Plans and Policy Directorate as the J55 Cyber Strategy, Policy and Doctrine senior. 
  • Assists with the development and management of strategic plans in support of Commander's Intent, Priorities and Goals. 
  • Assists with the development and management of the strategic calendar for JFHQ-DODIN commander and staff.
  • Maintains J55 battle rhythm and operational schedule to ensure that the J5 leadership is aware of key events/meetings.
  • Analyzes JFHQ-DODIN strategic goals and objectives in order to provide guidance to JFHQ-DODIN staff for improved operations and metrics.
  • Identifies opportunities to inform/influence cyber strategy, policy and doctrine both internal and external to JFHQ-DODIN. 
  • Assists with developing JFHQ-DODIN strategic direction planning/recommendations to the commander, research and recommends policy changes to further DOD cyberspace strategy development,
  • Coordinates strategic planning for directorate, managing priorities for three divisions to enable the JFHQ-DODIN mission.
  • Interprets and implements local and higher-echelon policies, regulations, doctrine, products and analysis for DoD services and government agencies
  • Conducts meeting and briefings with all echelons of the military command structure within JFHQ DODIN and the Combatant Commands/Services/Agencies (CC/S/As) on cyber strategy, policy and doctrine, and draft decision memos, briefing papers, & other papers as appropriate in preparation for internal, interagency, external meetings.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must have a minimum of five (5) years of experience with strategic and operational planning
  • 3 or more years of experience with interagency planning and operations, and Joint planning experience
  • Proficiency in use of Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Experience researching and writing white papers, compliance reports and assessment reports in support activities for defining policy.
  • Proficiency developing briefing materials, and providing administrative, and logistics support.
  • Excellent writing skills and ability to communicate effectively, including public speaking, and briefing senior officers.
  • Advanced communication and presentation skills (verbal and written)
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational and critical thinking skills
  • Must be flexible, dependable and be able to juggle multiple priorities.
  • Demonstrated experience of providing excellent customer service.
  • Experience with Combatant Command operations
  • Active, in-scope US Government issued TS/SCI clearance 

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

Desired Qualifications:

  • 8570 Level II Certification desired - A+, Network+, Security+, CISSP.
  • Experience at USCYBERCOMMAND or Cyber Service Centers or equivalent.
  • Experience with network analysis and coursework preferred.
  • MA or MS degree preferred.
  • Certification in any of the following areas: Project Management Professional (PMP),
  • Successfully attended any Joint or Service-specific planning course/school.


  • BA/BS degree from an accredited college; preferred degree in Information Technology or Information Security area.

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:      #jointracesystems


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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