Policy Analyst SME

21 Jan, 2023


Policy Analyst SME

Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc. (SPA)
Lorton, VA


Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc. (SPA) delivers high-impact, technical solutions to complex national security issues. As we enter our 50th year in business, we are known for continuous innovation for government customers, both long-established and newly acquired, as our capabilities expand around the globe. Our work is state-of-the-art and made possible only through the best personnel, tools, and jobs in the national security business. We are highly collaborative in spirit and practice, and we freely share expertise across SPA in our quest for enduring solutions to critical concerns. Come work with the best!


This work will assist the Government in strategic integration to counter WMD in support of CCMDs drive synergies to services and CCMDS. SPA provides expertise across the full range of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and high-yield explosives (CBRNE) WMD, Counter Improvised Threat and Countering Threat Network technologies to support understanding, detection, identification, characterization, denial, control, disabling, defeating, disposing, safeguarding the force, managing consequences, and test and evaluation in support of military and civilian operations.


Travel up to 25%


SPA has an immediate or near term need for a Policy Anaylst SME.


Provides complex analytical studies and activities, and interprets strategy and policy for an agency and distills points of impact and relevance to the agency mission.  Interprets higher level policy and strategy to points of execution of intelligence, programs, and plans that the agency manifests.  Guides analytical qualitative, and quantitative research topics, provides analysis, and delivers written and oral presentations on findings/insights. Makes recommendations on relevant, credible, and timely actions that can be taken in light of the findings. Coordinates with analytic agencies and entities to assure integration of cross command products. Provides analytic and operational expertise to all identified supported offices and personnel. Provide written inputs to study plans, analysis reports, and final reports. Assists in reviewing and selecting externally conducted research on specific relevant topics in furtherance of agency, CCMD, and related missions.


Required Qualifications:

  • BA or BS
  • 15 years of Counter Weapons of Mass Destruction policy and strategy analysis
  • Knowledge of DOD, and experience leading analysis teams for strategic impact
  • TS Clearance with SCI Eligibility


Desired Qualifications: 

  • TS/SCI
  • MS or PhD
  • More than 15 years of strategic analysis and planning in the DOD
  • Managed a regional portfolio and managed a team of researchers in that portfolio
  • Led a strategy branch or division of a CCMD or office of secretary of defense.
  • Experience working at a think tank or FFRDC
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Job posted: 2023-01-21