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JCOA Operations Research Analyst

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Science Applications International Corporation-(SAIC)

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Job Description Description : Its strengths lie in performing active collection and tailored analysis, via teams that can rapidly deploy worldwide supporting primarily combatant commands, joint task force commanders, and theater commanders (though any command can request assistance in analyzing complex issues). JCOA executes terms of reference (TOR) agreements with its customers that delineate the type of support desired and the execution and signs nondisclosure agreements. With permission of the study sponsors, findings and recommendations are shared, as widely as possible, through a variety of written and electronic means, including through the Joint Lessons Learned Information System. JCOA makes extensive use of \u201cmurder boards\u201d, which are essentially peer product reviews. These peer reviews are similar to a thesis or dissertation defense in graduate school. The analyst responsible for the portion of the product being \u201cmurder boarded\u201d presents their findings and the supporting evidence for those findings. The peer group then asks questions and reviews the product to strengthen the product being reviewed. \u2022 Provide Analytical Support to JCOA studies and other products. Contribute to providing Government studies and deliverable products of a quality and level of detail appropriate for flag- or general-officer and Senior Executive Service audiences. \u00a0Use the highest academic standards in operations, systems, and organization research to ensure JCOA products are defensible. In general, reports range from 10 to 30 pages; point papers one to two pages; briefings one to 20 pages. Estimated up to two point papers per week, one briefing per month, and one report every other month. Draft detailed briefing slides instead of\u2014or in addition to\u2014written reports. \u2022 Provide research and analysis of existing doctrine, orders, organizational charts, mission briefings, command- generated reports, military operations, literature reviews, and media articles to establish mastery of the pertinent facts surrounding an issue or finding for a JCOA study and develop inputs or products pertinent to the study at hand. \u2022 Apply objective, analytical, and orderly thinking to the mission analysis for complex operational and management problems, and support the analysis, when appropriate, with the use of analytic tools and techniques. \u2022 Formulate study, scope, and design research, and study methods. \u2022 Support the JCOA product manager or study lead in developing the study plan, collection plan and training plan. Inputs include scope of the study, study methodology, major (critical) research questions, proposed hypothesis to support or refute, interview questions, list of key individuals to interview, list of potential data sources, written scope of the study, timeline, and articulation of final deliverables (reports, briefings and other products) pursuant to the requesting authority\u2019s stated issue(s). \u2022 Provide input to study Terms of Reference (TOR), a project agreement documenting expectations and requirements between JCOA and the study sponsor regarding the study\u2019s conduct, issue(s) to be researched, and products to be prepared. Summarize and synthesize complex analyses into simplified terms and present results to study teams, study sponsors and JLLD and FJFD leadership. \u2022 Provide advice and guidance on study planning, execution, and product development. \u2022 Based on study findings and conclusions, suggest opportunities for integration of lessons learned into joint force development and activities. \u2022 Advise JCOA leadership on all matters pertaining to the conduct of large and complex operational analyses, including bias analysis, credibility, arguments\/counterarguments, and data presentation.\u00a0 \u00a0 #NSG-AS Qualifications : \u2022 Bachelors and two (2) years or more of related experience or 6 years of related experience without the degree. \u2022 Active DOD Top Secret\/SCI \u2022 Prior experience with the following agencies: Department of Defense - Joint Staff, Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), Department of State \u2022 1 year prior experience performing: Policy Analysis, Decision Support Analysis, Intelligence Analysis, or Operations Research System Analysis (ORSA) SAIC Overview:SAIC is a premier technology integrator providing full life cycle services and solutions in the technical, engineering, intelligence, and enterprise information technology markets. SAIC is Redefining Ingenuity through its deep customer and domain knowledge to enable the delivery of systems engineering and integration offerings for large, complex projects. SAIC\u00bfs approximately 15,000 employees are driven by integrity and mission focus to serve customers in the U.S. federal government. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $4.5 billion. For more information, visit For information on the benefits SAIC offers, see ( My SAIC Benefits. EOE AA M\/F\/Vet\/Disability

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The setting for SAIC's startup in 1969 was not much different than that of many companies that begin with a few dollars and a good idea. Small, austere offices with rented desks and typewriters that have seen better days. People furiously working days, nights and weekends, hoping to curb the anxiety over the future. For SAIC, it began in offices with a tremendous ocean view (rented for $2.40 per square foot per year) in the sleepy village of La Jolla, California. "We had the added advantage of having as our next-door neighbor, a ballet studio," recalls founder J. Robert Beyster, Ph.D. "On the balcony in front of us, just to keep things light-hearted, the ballerinas would dance by as we did our research."

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