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Operations Analyst & Researcher

Job Description

Parsons is a digitally enabled solutions provider focused on the defense, security and infrastructure markets. With nearly 75 years of experience, Parsons is uniquely qualified to deliver cyber/converged security, technology-based intellectual property and other innovative services to federal, regional and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide.

Polaris Alpha, A Parsons Company develops innovative solutions to the most significant challenges affecting our Nation's ability to collect, utilize, and defend digital information. We’re passionate about developing cutting-edge, creative solutions, and fostering a highly sought-out place of employment for many of the brightest minds in the industry. At Polaris Alpha, we have developed a culture of going above and beyond the normal expectations in the delivery of our work.

The Operations Analyst and Researcher directly supports the Assessment Cell serving as an operational analyst and researcher. Operations Analysts are uniquely skilled personnel who apply operational planning and analytical methods to provide recommendations to military leaders to assist in decision making; they are problem solvers. Operations analysts properly define the problem, gather facts and make necessary assumptions, generate potential solutions, develop a methodology for solving the problem, analyze the problem using a variety of analytical techniques, clearly communicating the complex problem to the decision makers, and recommend a solution. The Operations Analyst will conduct periodic assessments of security forces advisory efforts and recommend improvements and decisions to the NSOCC- A/SOJTF-A staff and Commander at the strategic, operational, and tactical levels. The Operations analyst will employ experience, education, and skills to assess and improve the headquarters assessment processes and methods for improving the effectiveness and autonomy of indigenous forces. Operations Analysts will assess qualitative and quantitative data to identify spatial and temporal trends. They will also develop approaches to more effectively allocate or employ limited advisors and resources toward advisory and assistance efforts.

Required Skills
• Familiar with the Total Army Analysis process.
• Graduate of School for Advanced Military Studies (SAMS) or Graduate degree in Security Studies or National Security Strategy.
• Graduate of advanced schooling in professional military institutions or civilian equivalent.
• Minimum of three years prior military experience working with Special Operations or experience conducting analysis and recommending solutions in direct support of Special Operations.
• Be deployable to the required theater of operations.
• Willingness to serve in hazardous and austere environments overseas.

Must possess a current DoD Top Secret/SCI security clearance
Desired Skills
• Ability to respond rapidly and sufficiently to changing requirements, unexpected contingencies and other challenging situations.
• Excellent oral and written communications skills.
• Adept at communicating their results in a clear and concise manner to senior leaders.
• Applicants must be proficient in the use of battle staff computer applications including MS Office Product Suite (Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, and Word) to support battle staff efforts and product development.

Must be able to stand, walk and sit for prolonged periods of time; use of hands and/or fingers to handle or feel objects, tools or controls; operate office equipment; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance, stoop, kneel; talk and hear. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close and distant vision. The employee must occasionally lift and or move up to 45 pounds.
Work is in a deployed environment, Afghanistan theater of operations with permissive, uncertain, or hostile environments with austere living conditions.

EOE M/F/D/V Polaris Alpha is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
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