Lead Intelligence Analyst-Mission Planner - 32103 in Entebbe at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 2/3/2020

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Entebbe
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    2/3/2020
  • Job ID:
    32103

Job Description

Position Summary

The Intelligence Analyst Lead acts as a Mission Planning Subject Matter Expert for an airborne Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) platform on a project or program that is complex and/or novel in concept and development related to military operations and strategy.  Develops problem resolution options based on thorough knowledge of the situation, globally, as well as internally, utilizing complex quantitative and qualitative theory and principles to develop viable options.

Under the general direction of a project, program, and/or division manager, and within the scope of work derived from a contract with a government customer, performs multi-faceted assignments requiring the analysis and synthesis of complex systems and projects.  Utilizes effective theory, concepts and principles in the design, development and implementation of analytic models and systems.  Is an expert in the field and in certain client communities.  Anticipates future requirements, develops and evaluates plans for various projects or program activities to meet requirements.  Assesses and recommends the feasibility of proposed approaches to solve problems.  Possesses a thorough knowledge of applicable operational mission areas and national defense requirements. 

Duties and Responsibilities      

Applies extensive operational and analytical background experience gained from formal education, training, previous positions, and leadership roles, as well as proficiency in advanced analytic theory, management, and principles, during international, US Government interagency, joint, and combined operations at tactical, operational, strategic and national levels to solve current and/or future mission needs and to correct problem areas.  Leads and/or participates in operational coordination and analytical implementation teams, working groups, program development forums, special activities, readiness exercises, training, education and other forums as required to accomplish requirements.

The primary responsibilities of a Mission Planner are to develop, plan, and brief complex airborne ISR missions to satisfy customer requirements. Provide safety of flight following and support the Processing, Exploitation and Dissemination (PED) of collected information. Produces PED and operational reports, conceptualizes PED and ISR planning, provides operational subject matter expert consultation to senior military and government officials, provides command interface with the customer, ISR sensor development expertise, and integration activities. Also provides metric-based, qualitative, and functionally appropriate Quality Assurance and Quality Control (QA/QC) checks, assessments, reviews, audits, and tests to ensure subcontractor PED/ISR compliance. Provides oversite of all mission planning processes, activities and tactical operations. Performs functionally appropriate analysis to devise potential PED/ISR compliance solutions. Maintains a record of all activities to include, but not limited to flight records, inspections, results, meeting notes, travel, site visit locations, expenditures and points of contact. Reports all records to the Program Manager (PM) and designee.
Identifies functional Mission Planning and PED standards to synchronize program activities with project goals.

Oversees program PED QA/QC operations and provide technical control where appropriate as designated by the PM.

Advises the PM’s designee and senior Alion managers on PED/ISR QA/QC findings and solutions as required. 

Coordinates, synchronizes and plans all PED/ISR QA/QC products and operational activities with the PM or designee. 

Initiates and develops operational ideas in specialty area, and develops effective implementation schemes.  Plans, develops, coordinates, and may direct (on an ad hoc basis) large projects or several small complex projects.  Prepares or coordinates the preparation of complex proposals as required.

Establishes and monitors standards for the quality of programs and documents.  Assists in the resolution of project and program priorities.  Assures quality control throughout all contract activities.

Develops and executes budgets, work breakdown structures and other management procedures as required to monitor and control projects.

Demonstrates superior writing and presentation skills to develop briefings, documents, papers, conceptual, and analytical reports for clients.

Maintains and complies with security procedures in the performance of duties.

May provide direction, training, and assistance to other project staff, as a senior expert in a particular field of endeavor.

Provides policy and guidance recommendation to the PM, program staff, and Alion management based on thorough analysis that utilizes “cutting edge” theory, principles and methods.

Operates in multinational, interagency, joint, and service unique environments.

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in management or a related military discipline or 8 to 10 years of relevant work experience. 

In some cases, educational requirements may be adjusted or waived for more than 12 years applicable work experience. Work experience may be adjusted for highly specialized knowledge or uniquely applicable experience for positions involving complex operations. 

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

Willingness to deploy to and work in austere conditions, proven independent decision making skills, and experience working in the AFRICOM AOR highly desirable.  

Has at least 5 years of experience as a manager, director, program coordinator or supervisor.

Experienced in working overseas with US military commands, staff sections, and foreign nationals and operating independently or as a small team.

Experience in ISR mission planning, collections management and target prioritization.

Experience utilizing PRC-117 and SATCOM for Air-to-Air and Air-to-Ground communications.

Must demonstrate detailed understanding of aviation principles to include but not limited to, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR), synthetic aperture radar (SAR), electro optics  theory, fundamentals, tactics, and analysis.

Candidates must possess detailed knowledge of computer operations and applications to include Tactical Mission Software, mIRC or similar chat software and Microsoft Office.

Candidates are required to be a US Citizen and hold a TS clearance with SCI eligibility. 

Applicants must be fully deployable according to AFRICOM, EUCOM, SOUTHCOM, and CENTCOM’s Theater Entry Requirements. 

Excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills.

50% travel to OCUNUS locations expected.

Experience as a Tactical Watch Officer or Collections Manager for an ISR platform is preferred but not required.

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