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Tracking Code NGB-21-1363-W
Job Code 21-1363
Posting Title Senior Strategic Planner
Post Date 9/15/2021
Full Time / Part-Time Full Time
Travel Negligible
City Arlington
State VA
Country US

Bowhead is seeking a Senior Strategic Planner with the ability to understand and shape the Headquarters National Guard Bureau (NGB) strategy and mission. This contract is tasked with providing strategic planning and policy analysis and implementation management support to the Joint Staff, National Guard Bureau.

Responsibilities may include:

- Assist in the development of plans to materialize strategy and analyze proposals.
- Research competition to identify threats and opportunities.
- Assess NGB’s operational and strategic performance.
- Align processes, resources planning and Chief, NGB’s goals with overall strategy.
- Provide support and insight into significant organizational changes (e.g. shift in strategic focus, mergers and acquisitions).
- Educate senior leadership in making effective decisions.
- Construct forecasts and analytical models, monitor, and analyze organizations trends and changes.
- Attend monthly meetings of various workgroups in the J1 portfolio.
Requirements • BA/S in Business Administration, Marketing, Finance or a related field; MSc/MA/MBA is preferred.
• Minimum of ten (10+) years of Strategic Planning experience within the DoD.
• Demonstrable understanding of research and data analysis tools and knowledge of NGB’s operations and procedures.
• Demonstrable strategic thinking abilities and proven organizational and leadership skills and excellent communication skills.
• Familiarity with current law, OSD policy, service policy, and cross-referenced with current National Guard policy.
• Understanding of FEMA risk assessment methodology.
• Ability to assist the government in development of analytic and progress tracking tools for any strategic plans or initiatives.
• Able to analyze research and draft tools to conduct analysis of NGB initiatives being assessed for impact and effectiveness.
• Familiar with and able to utilize the NGB Task Management Tool (TMT).
• Intermediate to advanced level skills in Microsoft Office software suite - Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Microsoft Project and GANTT programs.
• Strong interpersonal skills and good judgment with the ability to work alone or as part of a team.

SECURITY CLEARANCE REQUIRED: Must hold and be able to maintain security clearance at the Top Secret level. Must be SCI eligible or able to obtain SCI. US Citizenship is a requirement for Top Secret clearance at this location.

Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug & alcohol screening and/or random drug screen, and must follow UIC’s Non-DOT Drug & Alcohol Testing Program requirements. If the position requires, an applicant must pass a pre-employment criminal background history check. All post-secondary education listed on the applicant’s resume/application may be subject to verification.

Where driving may be required or where a rental car must be obtained for business travel purposes, applicants must have a valid driver license for this position and will be subject to verification. In addition, the applicant must pass an in-house, online, driving course to be authorized to drive for company purposes.

UIC is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics EOE/AA/M/F/D/V. In furtherance, pursuant to The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act 43 U.S.C. Sec. 1601 et seq., and federal contractual requirements, UIC and its subsidiaries may legally grant certain preference in employment opportunities to UIC Shareholders and their Descendants, based on the provisions contained within The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act.

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UIC Government Services (UICGS / Bowhead) provides innovative business solutions to federal and commercial customers in the areas of engineering, maintenance services, information technology, program support, logistics/base support, and procurement. Collectively, the fast-growing Bowhead Family of Companies offers a breadth of services which are performed with a focus on quality results. Headquartered in Springfield, VA, we are a fast-growing, multi-million-dollar corporation recognized as one of the top 25 8(a) companies for government contracting. Bowhead offers competitive benefits including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment, short/long-term disability, and 401(k) retirement plans as well as paid time off programs for eligible full-time employees. Eligible part-time employees are able to participate in the 401(k) retirement plans and state or contract required paid time off programs.

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