By Light Professional IT Services

Cyber Strategy Subject Matter Expert (SME)

Job Locations US-MD-Fort Meade
Posted Date 3 days ago(3/26/2020 12:52 PM)
# of Openings
Information Technology


The Cyber Strategy SME will support Joint Forces Headquarters-Department of Defense Information Network (JFHQ-DODIN) at Fort Meade, MD, in the J5 Plans and Policy Directorate as the J55 Cyber Strategy, Policy and Doctrine Sr. Must possess excellent experience in Cyber Strategy to join our Plans and Policy team supporting the JFHQ-DODIN's Cyberspace defense mission.


The Cyber Strategy SME will assist in the development and management of strategic plans  and assist in the development and management of the strategic calendar for JFHQ-DODIN commander and staff as well as maintaining J55 battle rhythm and operational schedule, ensuring that the J5 leadership is aware of key events/meetings.

Analyze JFHQ-DODIN strategic goals and objectives in order to provide guidance to JFHQ-DODIN staff for improved operations and metrics as well as identify opportunities to inform/influence cyber strategy, policy and doctrine both internal and external to JFHQ-DODIN. 

Assist in developing JFHQ-DODIN strategic direction planning/recommendations to the commander, research and recommend policy changes to further DOD cyberspace strategy development, and coordinate strategic planning for directorate, managing priorities for three divisions to enable the JFHQ-DODIN mission.

Coordinate the accomplishment of strategic planning and have the responsibility for interpreting and implementing local and higher-echelon policies, regulations, doctrine, products and analysis for DoD services and government agencies which directly shape and improve operations and planning.

Possess expertise at conducting meetings, interacting and briefing all echelons of the military command structure within JFHQ DODIN and the Combatant Commands/Services/Agencies (CC/S/As) on cyber strategy, policy and doctrine, and draft decision memos, briefing papers, & other papers as appropriate in preparation for internal, interagency, external meetings.

Required Experience/Qualifications

  • Active DOD TS/SCI clearance
  • BA/BS degree from an accredited college; preferred degree in Information Technology or Information Security area.
  • 5+ years of experience with strategic and operational planning
  • 3+ years of experience with interagency planning and operations, and Joint planning experience
  • Experience with Combatant Command operations
  • Staff experience researching and writing white papers, compliance reports and assessment reports in support activities for defining policy.
  • Proficient in developing briefing materials, administrative, and logistics support.
  • Excellent writing skills and ability to communicate effectively, including public speaking, and briefing senior officers.
  • Possess advanced communication and presentation skills (verbal and written) enabling precise conveyance of information across all CC/S/A/FA with command and proper enunciation of the English language.
  • Experienced with strong interpersonal, organizational and critical thinking/problem solving skills.
  • Must be flexible, dependable and be able to multi-task with priorities.
  • Demonstrated experience of providing excellent customer service.
  • Proficiency in use of Microsoft Office Suite.

Preferred Experience/Qualifications

  • DOD 8570 Requirements.
  • Experience at USCYBERCOMMAND or Cyber Service Centers or equivalent.
  • Experience with network analysis and coursework preferred.
  • MA or MS degree preferred.
  • Certification in any of the following areas: Project Management Professional (PMP), A+, Network+, Security+, CISSP.
  • Successfully attended any Joint or Service-specific planning course/school.

Special Requirements/Security Clearance

Must currently possess a TS/SCI active clearance


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