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Job #: R-00116533
Location: Vicenza, VI
Category: Intel
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Remote Type: No Remote
Clearance: Top Secret
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Defense

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The Defense Group at Leidos has an excellent opportunity for an experienced, self-directed, C5I Planner located OCONUS in Vicenza, Italy.  This position is in support of a Department of Defense (DoD) organization, Southern European Task Force - Africa (SETAF-AF),  


•Must hold an active DoD Top Secret Clearance with SCI eligibility to qualify.
•Develop, Refine, and improve Army Component Support Plans (ACSP) to Geographic Combatant Command (GCC) Contingency Plans (CONPLANS), Operations Order (OPORD), communication annexes, and appendixes.  
•Establish coordination and liaison relationships with DoD organizations and host nations, as required. 
•Plan and Support Multi-National Security Force Assistance (SFA) and Theater Security Cooperation (TSC) events. 

•Develop Army Component Campaign Objectives for Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Cyber and Intelligence (C5I) efforts.

•Understand Operational and Tactical network, radio, satellite, COMSEC, and network security planning and concepts.
•Support four (4) to eight (8) short-term deployments to Africa per year. 
•Determine project objectives, organize and catalog required resources and ensure smooth pace and on time delivery of assigned projects.
•Identify and Gather requirements into cohesive Course of Actions (CoA) documents for decision makers.
•Create documentation such as policies, procedures, workflows, and user guides.
•Coordinate and identify resources required for task execution and completion.
•Serve as a technical advisor to clients in assigned subject areas, recommends functional changes, and identifies areas for further investigation.
•Demonstrate the ability to communicate clearly and succinctly both written and orally, and present products and ideas in a business-like manner. 
•Demonstrate ability to work in dynamic fast paced environments that require team interaction, coordination of efforts, & adaptable to changing circumstances and operational needs.
•Maintain knowledge of relevant technologies and subject areas.
•BA/BS + 5 years recent specialized or AA/AS + 9 years recent specialized or a major cert + 9 years recent specialized or 13 years of recent specialized experience.
•Minimum 3+ years’ experience operating & supporting DoD Networks (LAN/WAN/SATCOM/etc.)

•Experience in Army Brigade, Division, Corps, Field or Theater Army S3/G3 or S6/G6; Air Force Numbered Air Force A3 or A6 staff; Navy Expeditionary Communications Detachment; Marine Corps SPMAGTF, MEU/MEF S3/G3 or S6/G6.

•Experience working in the Army Military Decision Making Process (MDMP) or Joint Operations Planning Process (JOPP).
•DoD IAT Level II/DoDD 8140.01P certification (Security +CE or higher).
•Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
•Must pass Italian TESA.
•Joint Planner Course, Command and General Staff College (CGSC), Battle Staff NCO, or other US military planning course graduate.

•DoD Spectrum Management certified (Army Spectrum Management Course (SMC) or Intra-service Radio Frequency Management (IRFM) Course graduate).
• DoD Wideband/Narrowband Satellite Planning Experience (UHF/SHF/EHF).

•General understanding of DOD strategic networks, engineering, and procurement processes

•Communications, and/or Electromagnetic Spectrum Management, and/or DoD Information Network Operations (DoDINOPS).
•Understanding of DoD Strategic Communications standards (TEMPEST/DISA).
•Understanding of DoD Communication Security (COMSEC) standards.

•Understand Strategic network, satellite and radio network planning and concepts.

•General understanding of military and civilian Wideband and Narrowband Satellite

•Experience with DoD IT security requirements.

•Prior experience on a JTF/JNCC J3/J6 staff.


Why join us? Perks include:
    • Paid relocation to/from OCONUS location
    • Overseas living allowance(s) - HOLA & COLA
    • Foreign Earned Income Tax Exemption 
    • Benefits package including medical, dental, vision insurance; paid time off; 401k with company match; etc.
    • Base access (Exchange, dining, post office, commissary access, etc.)
    • Thriving Expat Community to discover Italy, Europe and more!


Pay Range:

Pay Range $66,300.00 - $102,000.00 - $137,700.00

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® technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets. The company’s 46,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $14.4 billion for the fiscal year ended December 30, 2022.  For more information, visit

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