US Space Force Space Strategy and Policy SME

Washington, DC
Space Force Programs – CSRO /
Full Time - Exempt /
Delta Solutions & Strategies is seeking a Space Strategy and Policy SME to support the US Space Force (USSF) Deputy Chief of Space Operations for Strategy, Plans, Programs, and Requirements (SF/S5/8) in delivering integrated Service space strategies, policies, and requirements to provide organized, trained, and equipped space forces for employment by Joint Force Commanders. This position will directly support the Strategy and Policy Directorate, SF/S5S, responsible for the development, synchronization, and publication of Service institutional visions, strategies, policies, and campaign plans; leads USSF participation in development of Strategic Direction and select Comprehensive Joint Readiness processes; and supports select Strategic and Contingency Planning and Global Military Integration processes.

What you will be doing:

    • Formulate, coordinate, and implement Service-level space-related policies and programs that support national security objectives and policies established by the President, the Secretary of Defense, and SecAF
    • Coordinate Service input to the Unified Command Plan, the National Security Strategy, the Contingency Planning Guidance, the National Defense Strategy, the Defense Planning Guidance, and the National Military Strategy as well as to the development of US Government, DoD, DAF, Combatant Command, Joint Staff, Sister Service, Intelligence Community, civil, commercial, and ally/partner space strategies
    • Coordinate Service input to the Joint Military Net Assessment, the Annual Joint Assessment, and the Chairman’s Risk Assessment
    • Support Service input to the Joint Strategic Campaign Plan and review of campaign and contingency plans (i.e., Global Campaign Plans, Regional Campaign Plans, Functional Campaign Plans, Combatant Command Campaign Plans, Globally Integrated Frameworks, Operation Plans, and Integrated Contingency Plans)
    • Support Service participation in the Consolidated Strategic Opportunities Development process
    • Support Service participation in the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Operations Deputies Tank series, as required
    • Advise senior leadership in planning, developing, and coordinating classified activities in support of USSF’s global mission
    • Support deliberate planning process, development of operational strategy and doctrine. Assist in developing policy, guidance, and orders to USSF Field Commands. Identify and analyze concepts and technologies for investment
    • Generate recommendations for new programs, policies, doctrine, strategies, studies, and approaches
    • Manages accounts on NIPRNet & SIPRNet and the Task Management Tool, to ensure action items are appropriately tasked, tracked, and closed in a timely manner
    • Demonstrated understanding of Space enterprise to include DoD requirements, acquisition, and budgeting processes and applicable Defense Space guidance and policy
    • Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, lead, and execute studies or projects and outbrief results to senior leadership

What you will need:

    • TS Clearance with SCI eligibility
    • Experience writing policy/strategy documents
    • Experience supporting Service HQ or DoD Agency or IC staffs
    • Demonstrated interpersonal, organizational, oral presentation and executive writing skills
    • Familiarity with civil, commercial, and international space policies
    • Familiarity with the DoD space strategy

Preferred Skills:

    • Pentagon knowledge and understanding of Pentagon organizations
    • Knowledge and familiarity with current Defense Department efforts in space
    • Staff experience supporting DoD agencies within the past 3 years
    • Familiarity with TMT and/or or other HQ staffing tools

Required Education/Experience:

    • Master’s Degree mandatory, plus 15 yrs. (20 yrs. preferred) of experience in an Operations, Engineering, Scientific, Analysis, Policy or Planning field related to Space Defense
    • Experience and understanding of space strategy, development and/or operations of one or more DoD operational system

Preferred Education/Experience:

    • Master’s degree in Space Policy
    • 20+ years’ experience in an Ops, engineering, scientific, analysis, policy or planning field related to Defense Space
    • HQ SF/AF/SAF staff experience within the past 3 years
    • Experience with integration of Space and Intelligence
    • Experience and understanding of design, development and/or operations of one or more DoD Space system
Delta Solutions & Strategies offers a generous benefits package to include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k), PTO, paid holidays, parental, military and jury duty paid leaves.

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