Cyberspace Joint Operations Planner

Job Locations US-MD-Fort Meade
Requisition ID
Position Category
Cyber Security
Top Secret/SCI w/Poly
Cyber Mission


Peraton is seeking to hire a Cyberspace Joint Operations Planner to join our USCYBERCOM team located in Fort Meade, MD.


Location: On-site at Fort Meade, MD.


In this role you will: 

  • Assist in the planning and conduct of operation assessment (OA) for priority Command cyberspace missions as directed.
  • Assist in the development of OA plans and approaches, the collection and analysis of information and intelligence, and the communication of feedback and recommendations.
  • Develop assessment criteria to include data thresholds, metrics (e.g., measures of performance, measures of effectiveness, and indicators), and relative weights associated with desired effects or conditions to support OAs of combatant command (CCMD) and subordinate component command operation orders (OPORDs).
  • Conduct ad hoc gap and/or operational trends analysis to inform future planning and resourcing decisions.
  • Research, develop, and coordinate reports and publications as required.
  • Participate and provide technical assistance to Joint Planning Groups (JPGs), Operational Planning Groups (OPGs), and Operational Planning Teams (OPTs) to integrate OA frameworks and methodologies, or develop and integrate cyber capabilities, into plans in support of CCMD planning efforts.
  • Experience and expertise in providing inputs to maintain operation assessment equities during the development of cyberspace operations TTPs, CONOPs, COAs, operation plans, operation orders, or contingency plans in at least one of USCYBERCOM’s Lines of Operations (e.g., Defensive Cyberspace Operations (DCO), Offensive Cyberspace Operations (OCO), or DoD Information Networks (DODIN) Operations).
  • Provide input to briefings, transition-to-execution concepts, and assists in the coordination of joint operational planning in support of training, exercises, and contingency planning and operations.
  • Provide input to address shortfalls, prioritize and validate requirements, and be prepared to modify development planning efforts based on the changing cyberspace environment.
  • Assist in the development of plans and orders through the application of operational art and operational design, and by using the JPP (Joint Planning Process), within the milestones, deliverables, and interaction points for plans developed using Joint Operations Planning and Execution System (JOPES) activities.
  • Review strategies, doctrine, policies, directives, and instructions from higher echelon headquarters and makes recommendations to ensure compliance and/or consideration in planning efforts.
  • Contribute to the development of exercise scenarios, exercise operational plans, and other required documentation to support planning and execution to accomplish USCYBERCOM exercise training priorities.




  • Minimum of a Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university and 5 years of relevant experience.  An additional 5 years of relevant experience may be substituted in lieu of degree.
  • 3+ years of experience as a Joint Operations Planner.
  • Minimum specialized education in military joint operations planning through the Joint Professional Military Education Phase I (JPME I; e.g., service staff college or intermediate level education) from a Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS) accredited joint education program listed in CJCS Instruction 1800.01E, OR (The Joint Information Officer Planning Course (JIOPC), OR other similar civilian/military operational planning courses may be substituted for JPME I.
  • Working knowledge of the Joint Planning Process (JPP) and joint planning formats and guidance.
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills, strong attention to detail, organizational skills and excellent communication skills. 
  • U.S. citizenship
  • An active Top Secret/SCI security clearance with polygraph.

Peraton Overview

Peraton drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the world’s leading mission capability integrator and transformative enterprise IT provider, we deliver trusted and highly differentiated national security solutions and technologies that keep people safe and secure. Peraton serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies across the intelligence, space, cyber, defense, civilian, health, and state and local markets. Every day, our employees do the can’t be done, solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers.

Target Salary Range

$86,000 - $138,000. This represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.


An Equal Opportunity Employer including Disability/Veteran.


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