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Job #: R-00100969
Location: Fort Gordon, GA
Category: Cyber Operations
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the time
Shift: Day
Remote Type: Hybrid Remote
Clearance: Top Secret/SCI
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Defense

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This position supports the ARCYBER program at Fort Gordon in Augusta, GA. The selected candidate will apply in-depth/subject matter expertise and knowledge of the joint planning process to develop detailed cryptologic Functional Support Plans, and Concept of Operations that support the Cyber Operations requirements defined by the customer.

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Primary Responsibilities

  • Conduct and support future operations (FUOPS) planning and defensive cyber operations execution and support to the ARCYBER mission areas.

  • Understand product linkages and dependencies of the Joint Strategic Planning System (JSPS).

  • Apply the principles of operational art and design in the development of defensive cyberspace planning.

  • Gather and integrate relevant elements of Joint Intelligence Preparation of the Operational Environment (JIPOE) in preparation of cyberspace planning.

  • Lead or support deliberate planning using the Joint Planning Process (JPP).

  • Support Crisis Action Planning using the Joint Planning Process (JPP).

  • Lead teams of diverse stakeholders across the defensive cyberspace community through development of plans that meet Commander’s intent and mission.

  • Work with other staff elements to develop Staff Estimates and conduct planning.

  • Lead or support Operational Planning Teams and Working Groups in support of Commander’s objectives and End State.

  • Participate in and/or support Boards, Bureaus, Centers, Cells, and Working Groups (B2C2WG) events and activities.

  • Develop and conduct briefings to Senior Executive Service (SES) and General Officer/Flag Officer (GO/FO) leadership.

  • Author and staff Concept of Operations (CONOPS) and Level 1 through Level 4 plans (Commander’s Estimates, Base Plans (BPLANS), Concept Plans (CONPLANS), Operations Plans (OPLANS).

  • Research, develop and author issue papers/white papers on varying defensive cyberspace topics.

  • Develop, author and staff military type orders in support of defensive cyberspace campaigns and operations.

  • Develop assessment indicators and practices to measure the effectiveness of defensive cyberspace operations.

  • Ensure synchronization with subordinate elements of tasks in deliberate plans through internal and external collaboration.

  • Coordinate, de-conflict, and facilitate communications with all applicable staff elements, subordinate headquarters, combatant commands, service cyber components, agencies, and field activities.

  • Contribute to contingency campaign planning in support of anticipated campaigns or operations.

Basic Qualifications

  • Active DoD TS/SCI clearance

  • Bachelor's degree in a related discipline with 6+ years of applicable combined education and experience; related years of experience is accepted in lieu of a degree.

  • Familiarity with Concept of Operations (CONOPS) and Level 1 through Level 4 plans (Commander’s Estimates, Base Plans (BPLANS), Concept Plans (CONPLANS), Operations Plans (OPLANS).

  • Familiarity with using the Joint Planning Process (JPP)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Relevant experience directly related to an Intelligence Community mission (e.g., collection, cyber and intelligence analysis) and/or a similar mission in the IC or DoD, and include strategic and/or operational level planning (e.g., joint operations).

  • Completion of operational level professional military education (i.e., Intermediate Level Education [ARMY]) or higher.

  • Joint Professional Military Education Level II (JPME II) certification/qualification.

  • Demonstrated experience integrating multiple stakeholder and operating environment inputs while developing plans.

  • Demonstrated working knowledge of Joint Publication 3-12 (JP 3-12) “Cyberspace Operations.”

  • Demonstrated working knowledge of JP 5-0 “Joint Planning.”

  • Demonstrated experience briefing Senior Executive Service (SES) and General Officer/Flag Officer (GO/FO) leadership.

  • External engagement/collaboration experience (e.g., participation in cross-Agency working groups, JDA, field assignments, and external customer support) is preferred.

  • Experience with Army and DoD Networks.

  • Completion of military cyber planning courses (Army Cyberspace Operations Planners Course [ACOPC], Joint Cyberspace Operations Planners Course [JCOPC], Joint Advanced Cyber Warfare Course [JACWC], etc.)

  • Completion of non-DoD cyber certifications (Net+, SEC+, CISM, CISSP, etc.)

  • Understanding of Directive Authority for Cyberspace Operations (DACO

Clearance Required

  • TS/SCI  with the ability to obtain a CI Poly if hired.

Army Cyber Command (Arcyber) Cyberspace Operations Support

Pay Range:

Pay Range $78,000.00 - $120,000.00 - $162,000.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.

About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® innovation company rapidly addressing the world’s most vexing challenges in national security and health. The company's global workforce of 47,000 collaborates to create smarter technology solutions for customers in heavily regulated industries. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $15.4 billion for the fiscal year ended December 29, 2023.  For more information, visit

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