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Battlespace Awareness Capability Portfolio Management Support – Senior Assessment Analyst, Washington, DC, US ID# 18263

Active Top Secret/SCI Clearance is Required

Join the team who values your skills and expertise. Cherokee Nation Security & Defense (CNSD) provides strategic operational security solutions that mitigate the risk of modern-day threats for federal and commercial customers. CNSD takes a personalized approach to solving clients' toughest challenges, helping you make the most of your skills. This approach gives clients the support they deserve and the quality they expect from a team that can handle every detail a team of experts, like you.

Cherokee Nation Security & Defense is part of Cherokee Federal – a team of tribally owned federal contracting companies focused on building solutions, solving complex challenges, and serving the nation’s mission around the globe for more than 60 federal clients. For more information, visit


Job Description:

Supporting Joint Staff / J28 and Deputy Directorate for Battlespace Awareness (BA) missions to provide Secretary of Defense (SECDEF), Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS), Combatant Commanders, and the Joint Staff (JS) with national-level military intelligence products and future capability development analysis. Capitalizing on Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) experience and expertise, ensure current and future Department of Defense (DOD) and Intelligence Community (IC) capabilities support warfighter BA requirements. CPM personnel will support the BA Functional Capabilities Board (BA FCB) with analysis and assessments to develop and enhance the BA capability portfolio and provide recommendations to improve effectiveness of BA capabilities and portfolio management.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (Deliverables):

  • Provide Subject Matter Expertise (SME) level support to the JS/J282 Capability Portfolio Management Branch and the Joint requirements processes.
  • Analyze current ISR capability and capacity to make defendable capability recommendations to the Joint Requirements Oversight Council (JROC).
  • Review Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System (JCIDS), Defense Acquisition System (DAS) and Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution (PPBE) documentation and identify impacts to programs within or impacting the DOD.
  • Assess and analyze JCIDS, IC Capability Requirements (ICCR), and other programmatic documents to provide validated recommendations on Combatant Commands (CCMDs), Service, and Combat Support Agencies (CSA) identified capability requirements and program decisions.
  • Advise leadership and customers on status, regulations, directives, procedures, congressional appropriations actions, and mitigation strategies impacting validated joint warfighter capability requirements.
  • Review Service, Joint, and Agency requirements, policies, Concepts of Operations (CONOPS), standards and business processes for impact on JS J2 equities, the IC, and operational users.
  • Support JS Directorates in various DOD and IC Communities of Interest (COIs) meetings or forums, matching requirements and capability needs to documented ISR capability deficiencies
  • Support resolution of Joint Staff Action Packages (JSAPs), DIA electronic tasks (eTasks), and other taskings as required.
  • Be familiar with Joint Urgent Operational Need Statements and Joint Emergent Operational Need Statements (JUON/JEONs) articulated by CCMDs, Services (i.e., Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps), CSAs, and operational commanders.
  • Assess assigned BA capability portfolio programs and provide recommendations to improve efficiency and effectiveness of BA Capability Portfolio Management.
  • Perform staff support utilizing SME knowledge developing correspondence, coordinating meetings/briefings, and writing and editing research material at the executive level.

Supervisory/Management Authority:

This position will not have supervisory or management authority.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelors of Science degree in a technical field is required.
  • Minimum ten (10) years related experience working in either the IC, DOD, or military service is required.
  • Must have in-depth knowledge of the IC and DOD Intelligence Community writ large.
  • Conduct objective strategic analysis of IC capabilities and provide executive level in-depth programmatic advice and policy guidance.
  • Conducted research and analysis of Capability Based Assessments, Joint Capability Areas, Chairman’s Net Assessments, Joint Force Net Assessments, Competitive Area Studies, and/or JCIDS Analysis of Alternatives.
  • Demonstrated expertise and operational experience in CCMDs and Military Services requirements and assessments analysis to include developing, planning, executing and assessing capabilities.
  • Demonstrated critical thinking ability to develop solutions for ISR problem sets related to current and future ISR capabilities.          
  • Experience in the IC, DOD and/or National Intelligence University graduate, preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • Possess an understanding of DOD and IC ISR policies, plans, programs, and processes.
  • Working-level knowledge of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Instruction (CJCSI) 5123.01, JROC Charter and of the JCIDS.
  • Knowledge of the DAS and the PPBE processes.
  • Knowledge of Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation (RDT&E), and IC databases and resources to perform capability requirements analysis.
  • Understanding of the Capability Gap Assessment processes.
  • Proficient in executive-level staff writing, briefing, multi-level coordination, and preparing and publishing reports and assessments related to ISR capability requirement development.
  • Proficient at using Windows based desktop computers and Microsoft Professional Suite of applications, specifically, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and SharePoint.
  • Proficient in staff writing, multi-level coordinating, and publishing reports and assessments at the executive level.
  • Must possess a valid US passport.
  • Must have an Active Top Secret/SCI Security Clearance verifiable in JPAS
  • Must be able to travel 25% within continental US (CONUS) and/or outside continental US (OCONUS), as requested by client.
  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • Ability to successfully pass a drug screening test and federal background check prior to hire date



This position is primarily performed in a climate controlled office setting.

About Cherokee Federal
Cherokee Federal – a division of Cherokee Nation Businesses – is a team of tribally owned federal contracting companies focused on building solutions, solving complex challenges, and serving the nation’s mission around the globe for more than 60 federal clients. Our team of companies manages nearly 1,000 projects of all sizes across the construction, consulting, engineering and manufacturing, health, and technology portfolios.

Since 2012, the Cherokee Federal team of companies has won more than $5 billion in government contracts. Our 3,000+ employees work in 26 countries, 50 states and 2 U.S. territories.

Why choose Cherokee Federal? Visit our website and learn about the great reasons to join our team.



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