Intelligence Special Programs and Sensitive Reconnaissance Operations Functional Specialist (FS) Subject Matter Expert (SME)

Arlington, VA /
National Security /
/ On-site
About the Organization
Now is a great time to join Redhorse Corporation. Redhorse specializes in developing and implementing creative strategies and solutions with private, state, and federal customers in the areas of cultural and environmental resources services, climate and energy change, information technology, and intelligence services. We are hiring creative, motivated, and talented people with a passion for doing what's right, what's smart, and what works.

Redhorse Corporation is seeking an Intelligence Special Programs and Sensitive Reconnaissance Operations Functional Specialist (FS) /Subject Matter Expert (SME) to work within the Warfighter Support Directorate of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence and Security (OUSD(I&S)) at the Pentagon.  This SME position is equally split between supporting both the Special Programs and Sensitive Reconnaissance Operations Divisions within OUSD(I&S).  In this role, the individual will Interact with OUSD(I&S) and subordinate offices, other Office of the Secretary of Defense organizations, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Combatant Commanders, and Service Component Commanders to support National Mission Strategy, Contingency Planning, Command and Control, and Combined and Coalition Operations.

Primary Responsibilities include:

    • Serve as a Subject Matter Expert in airborne reconnaissance operations.
    • Support Chief, Special Programs Division in providing oversight on special access and compartmented Defense intelligence, counterintelligence, and security programs within the Department of Defense operating under the authority, direction, and control of the USD(I&S). 
    • Assist in staffing and coordination of classified ISR operations, global intelligence posture policy, and strategic oversight advice in support of the USD(I&S), specifically of special access and compartmented Defense intelligence operations within the Department of Defense operating under the authority, direction, and control of the USD(I&S).
    • Conduct analysis and research that supports information/decision papers, briefings, and memoranda for senior leader deliberations and decisions.
    • Support Chief, Sensitive Reconnaissance Operations (SRO) in providing oversight of the SRO Book and Secretary of Defense Deployment Orders Books (SDOB), as required.
    • Assist developing and coordinating staff packages in SRO and Special Programs areas including policy, strategy, operations, requirements, and programmatic efforts within compressed timelines, as required.
    • Represent USD(I&S) positions and equities in strategy, operations, and programming efforts including capability-based assessments (CBA), Congressionally directed actions (CDA), Interagency policy committees, DoD and IC studies, and other efforts as applicable.
    • Conduct research and analysis, draft formal positions, review and analyze documents, prepare briefs, talking papers, memoranda, and letters in the form of senior leadership decision staff packages, and other duties as required.
    • Provide operationally relevant inputs to technical studies and analyses, document reviews, and budgetary reviews related to ISR-related Special Programs, architectures, requirements, and operations.
    • Provide national security recommendations to facilitate government direction, policy guidance, acquisition oversight and programmatic recommendations, for ISR programs supporting the DoD and the Intelligence Community (IC).
    • Support OUSD(I&S) interaction with Congress including assisting in the drafting of testimony and responses to Congressionally directed actions.
    • Conduct and/or participate in directed studies, workgroups, program reviews, integrated product teams (IPT), OSD Policy and ODNI forums on relevant committees and boards associated with operations, policy and acquisition development options for satisfying new requirements, plans, systems, or policies; provide specific technical evaluations and process improvements to optimize the activities or systems/programs.
    • Prepare materials for the director and deputy directors of the ISR Operations Directorate, the DDI(WS), and the USD(I&S) as directed.

Minimum Requirements for Skills, Experience, Education, and Credentials include:

    • Required:  Must have an active Department of Defense (DoD) Top Secret (TS) clearance with Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI).
    • Master's degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 10 years of any combination of military, civilian, or contractor experience with the Government or DoD and a minimum of 5 years (8 or more years is highly desired) of ISR experience is required; 
    • Acceptable substitutions for the above requirement include: 
    • A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 12 years of any combination of military, civilian, or contractor experience with the DoD or
    • A total combination of 15 years of military operational service with task-related experience, including a minimum of 5 years earned as an E-6 or O-3 (or above).
    • Background and experience in the following are highly desired:
    • Demonstrated strong knowledge of SR systems capabilities, and operations
    • Demonstrated knowledge in LO capabilities and employment.
    • Experience in Special Access Program (SAP) and Classified Access Program (CAP) security management (e.g., understanding of SAP/CAP procedures, policies, program access requests, etc.).
    • Examination of science and technology impacts on ISR systems and capabilities
    • Ability to incorporate technical analyses of ISR capabilities (e.g., modeling and simulation).
    • Demonstrated background in operational and strategic planning for ISR capability employment.
    • Demonstrated ability to provide written and/or verbal reports, presentations, briefing, etc. commensurate with Department-level senior leader decision making.
    • Analysis of operational needs and gaps.
Executive Order Requirement:
While currently on HOLD, Redhorse recognizes that we may need to comply with Executive Order 14042 which requires Federal Contractors to ensure all U.S. new hires be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. As required by the Executive Order, Redhorse will work in coordination with applicable contract agencies to consider requests for Reasonable Accommodations.
Redhorse Corporation shall, in its discretion, modify or adjust the position to meet Redhorse’s changing needs.
This job description is not a contract and may be adjusted as deemed appropriate in Redhorse’s sole discretion.