Operational Contract Support (OCS) Analyst

Washington, DC /
Mission Support Services – Mission Support Services /
/ Hybrid
CSA+Capstone is currently seeking an Operational Contract Support (OCS) Analyst in support of the Joint Staff J4, OCS Division. This successful candidate will provide analytical and policy support and serve as a subject matter expert on OCS.

The primary duties of this position are to serve as an analyst and subject matter expert on OCS. Advises military and civilian leadership on integration of OCS into joint policy, doctrine, plans, processes, exercises and training. Routinely collaborates and coordinates on OCS matters with OSD, CCMDs, Service HQs and components through boards, working groups, and operational planning teams.


    • Provide OCS Planning expertise to include improvements in OCS joint planning and execution and integration into the joint training system. Assess planning factors and methods that anticipate contracted support requirements for planners.
    • Serve as a lead analyst and SME to develop inputs for and review US and NATO policy and doctrine as it relates to OCS. Review and develop policy, instructions, joint doctrine, manuals, handbooks, procedures, briefings, talking points, information papers, training requirements or products, or other guidance as they relate to OCS and contracted support. 
    • Develop, design, support and lead joint and multinational exercises supporting OCS. Implement table top exercises to include US, NATO and other multinational partners. Capture insights and lessons learned from each event.
    • Develop or adapt products for use in joint training, exercises, operational planning events, or information technology tool capability requirements.
    • Apply strategic and operational OCS guidance to review and offer analytical inputs to CCMD-created CONPLANS and OPLANS, WARNORDS, OPORDS, and FRAGOS or supporting Service component plans and orders.
    • Serves as Joint OCS training SME and provide instruction on OCS concepts, tactics, techniques and procedures as required.


    • Master's degree and 4 years’ experience in training development, military manpower, joint planning, doctrine, logistics, contingency contracting, OCS, or related areas, OR a Bachelor's degree and 8 years’ experience in training development, military manpower, joint planning, doctrine, logistics, contingency contracting, OCS, or related areas.
    • Demonstrated ability and experience in conducting rotational training events on Joint doctrine
    • Demonstrated knowledge and experience on JMETL, UJTL, and MTP
    • Knowledge of Logistics operations, simulation requirements
    • Knowledge of manpower, personnel and training analysis, training integration, establishing military training requirements, and course development (classroom and online).
    • Understanding of joint training.
    • Experience in C4I systems and interfaces, including data and control.
    • Knowledge and experience with combat systems support training.
    • Knowledge and experience with communications and information systems training.
    • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to interact with senior staff, as well as tactical and operational officers.  
    • Proficient in oral and written communications.  The candidate must be skilled at writing concisely, expressing thoughts clearly, and developing ideas in logical sequence.
    • Top Secret clearance required.

Preferred Qualifications

    • Familiarity with key stakeholders and organizations in the OCS community of interest.
The likely salary range for this position is $115,000 to $150,000, this is not, however, a guarantee of compensation or salary; rather, salary will be set based on experience, geographic location and possibly contractual requirements and could fall outside of this range.

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.

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