Military Analyst, Senior -Ops Specialist (MV) - 35957 in California, MD at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 4/26/2021

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Acts as an Operations Specialist (OS) supporting program flight operations as an Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) Subject Matter Expert (SME) working in a small, close-knit crew environment providing expertise in support of mission requirements. Coordinate with DoD entities and agencies to facilitate cutting-edge product development to ensure client capabilities meet current and future objectives. Shall have strong knowledge of ISR operations, air navigation, aircraft mission planning, and the key factors in aircraft survivability. Recent operational experience is a must. Must be comfortable with managing multiple tasks in a dynamic environment and possess the ability to complete assignments with little or no supervision. Requires deployments up to four months in length to remote sites with austere conditions.  Work will be in support of multiple Combatant Commands to include but not limited to EUCOM, Indo-PACOM and CENTCOM. 


  • The primary responsibilities of an Operation Specialist are to perform Mission Planning and/or operations support to external and internal customers prior to and during missions and conduct flight following on the Joint Operations Command Watch Floor. The OS will maintain communications with the aircraft during all phases of flight utilizing mIRC or beyond line of site satellite communications (BLoS SATCOM).
  • Support the review and/or development of collection deck(s), Air Tasking Orders (ATO), Special Instructions (SPINS), Air Coordination Orders (ACO), and other documents relevant to major joint air, ground, and maritime operations.
  • Deploys OCONUS working with US Military Forces and/or Foreign Allied Military Forces in Tactical Operations Centers.
  • Develop and deliver mission briefings, execute mission debriefings, and compile after action reports (AAR) as required.
  • Provide technical, tactical and operational Signal Intelligence, Electronic Warfare Analysis, Mission Planning and/or Operations support to external and internal customers.
  • Conduct real-time communication and distribution of multi-source information with aircrew and ground assets during all phases of flight via Tactical Data Link and chat (e.g., Link-16/mIRC) or beyond line of site satellite communications (BLoS SATCOM).
  • Operate ground-based Communications systems (e.g., ICS, PRC-117, ARC-210/231) as well as Small Secure Datalink (SSDL) radios.
  • Maintain appropriate electronic and hard copy products, reports and records.
  • May provide guidance and training to less experienced personnel.
  • Perform other duties as assigned or required.


  • 5+ years experience with airborne Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance operations.
  • US Citizen possessing TOP SECRET clearance with SCI eligibility.
  • United States Passport valid throughout deployment periods
  • Recent deployed operational experience in the ISR mission set.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to maintain good working relationships with the tasking authority, local officials, customer on-site representatives, and crew members.
  • Applicants must be fully deployable according to AFRICOM, EUCOM, Indo-PACOM and CENTCOM’s Theater Entry Requirements. 
  • Ability to deploy OCONUS and to travel with reasonable notice for periods up to four months.
  • Operational knowledge of Google Earth, NGA GIS, other geospatial software and resources, MS Office products (Outlook, Power Point, Excel, Word, Project, etc.), and Adobe Acrobat.
  • Read, write, speak, and understand English fluently.


  • A demonstrated technical understanding of Government communications networks and computer systems.
  • Experience with some or all of the following: intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR), geospatial/imagery intelligence (GEOINT/IMINT), signals intelligence (SIGINT).
  • Navy SS-3/EWO/Special Projects (P-3C, P-8A), ECMO/WSO (EA-6B, EA-18G), EP-3E LABOP or EWOP or Mission Commander. Air Force EWO/WSO (RC-135, EC-130 Compass Call), Air Force/Navy Air Battle Manager (AWACS, E-2C/D).
  • Graduate of military technical training courses such as Electronic Warfare Officer, Navy Aviation Electronic Warfare School, Air Battle Manager, Navy Airborne Early Warning School.
  • Experience with international operations


Bachelor’s degree in management or a related military discipline preferred with 5+ years of relevant experience.

In some cases, educational requirements may be adjusted or waived for more than 10 years applicable work experience. Work experience may be adjusted for highly specialized knowledge or uniquely applicable experience for positions involving complex operations.


50% travel to OCUNUS locations expected.


Security Clearance: Top Secret/Sensitive Comp Info


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