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Policy Analyst
Arlington, VA

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Job Description

Job Description


Job Description:

* SAIC has an immediate opening for a Policy Analyst supporting the Headquarters Air Force Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Deterrence and Nuclear Integration, Office of Strategy and Policy (AF/A10P), Strategy Branch (AF/A10PS). Work will be performed at the Arlington, VA area.

Job Responsibilities:

* Provide subject matter expertise to assist Air Force implementation of the Nuclear Posture Review (NPR)
* Perform analysis and draft position papers on strategic Air Force nuclear posture and deterrence issues
* Assess and monitor studies, audits, and reports in work or completed by DoD and other agencies for AF/A10 equities and impacts to the Air Force nuclear mission
* Support AF/A10P engagement in wargaming across DoD, development of nuclear/non-nuclear integration, and NPR implementation efforts
* Draft and coordinate staff packages for review and approval
* Develop briefings and presentations for senior Air Force leadership
* Coordinate meetings and provide read ahead packages as necessary


Required Education and Experience:

* Bachelor's Degree and six or more years of related experience or Master's Degree and four years of related experience
* Knowledge of the organization and functions of the Department of Defense
* Demonstrated ability to work across the Air Staff and throughout multiple organizations of the Department of Defense
* Background and knowledge in deterrence theory, nuclear strategy, arms control, geopolitics, and key military challenges facing the United States
* Excellent oral and written communication skills
* Ability to work both independently and within a team
* Ability to manage and successfully accomplish multiple projects simultaneously
* Demonstrated superior research, analytic, and writing skills required
* Active Top Secret clearance with SCI eligibility

Desired Skills:

* Familiarity with deterrence and arms control literature
* Understanding of military operations and plans, particularly Air Force nuclear operations
* Background and experience designing, analyzing, and participating in wargames
* Familiarity with the US NC3 system


SAIC is a premier technology integrator, solving our nation's most complex modernization and systems engineering challenges across the defense, space, federal civilian, and intelligence markets. Our robust portfolio of offerings includes high-end solutions in systems engineering and integration; enterprise IT, including cloud services; cyber; software; advanced analytics and simulation; and training. We are a team of 23,000 strong driven by mission, united purpose, and inspired by opportunity. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $6.5 billion. For more information, visit For information on the benefits SAIC offers, see Working at SAIC. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

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