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 an experienced Cyberspace Joint Operations Planner to join our USCYBERCOM team located in Fort Meade, MD.


In this role you will:

  • Monitor and review strategies, doctrine, policies, directives, and instructions from higher echelon headquarters and make recommendations to ensure compliance and/or consideration in planning efforts
  • Develop plans and orders through the application of operational art and operational design, and by using the Joint Planning Process (JPP), within the milestones, deliverables, and interaction points for plans developed using Adaptive Planning and Execution (APEX) activities
  • Provide input to briefings, transitioning concepts to execution, and assisting in the coordination of joint operational planning in support of training, exercises, combat, and contingency plans and operations
  • Develop and integrate cyberspace capabilities into deliberate, contingency, operations, and crisis action planning
  • Provide input for the development of TTPs, CONOPs, COAs, and other related documents related to OCO, DCO, and the securing, operating, and defending of the DODIN
  • Provide input to address shortfalls, prioritize and validate requirements, and be prepared to modify development planning efforts based on the changing cyberspace environment
  • 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
  • Conduct research of current and emerging threats to U.S. Critical Infrastructure and Key Resources (CIKR)
  • Participate in Joint Planning Groups (JPGs), and Operational Planning Groups/Teams (OPG/OPTs)
  • Will need to have demonstrated organizational skills and strong attention to detail 


  • Bachelors degree and 10 years of relevant experience
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience as a Joint Operation Planner and a complete working knowledge of the JPP, JOPES, and APEX planning formats and guidance
  • Minimum specialized education in military joint operation planning through the JPME II from a CJCS accredited joint education program listed in CJCSI 1800.01E. The JIOPC, or other similar military operation planning courses, may be substituted for JPME II.
    • Four years of planning experience may be substituted with completion of an advanced Service planner school (SAM’S, SAASS, JAWS, etc.)
  • Lead and act as a full participant in JPGs and OPG/OPT developing and integrating cyber capabilities into plans, and in support of Combatant Commander planning efforts
  • Ability to coordinate cyberspace operations planning activities through the IJSTO to include Evaluation Request and Response Messages, SAP procedures, and the RAPCO
  • Ability to serve as an advanced technical expert of all planning methodologies and applications in all phases of military operations, providing analytical expertise and expert knowledge of operational design, Joint Operation Planning, and (APEX)
  • Ability to establish joint operations planning objectives in support of combat and contingency operations without supervision 
  • Ability to independently coordinate the development of cyberspace operations plans, contingency plans, CONOPs, and orders
  • Ability to provide extensive technical expertise; lead, and participate in all phases and steps of the JPP and APEX activities 
  • Excellent communications skills, written and verbal
  • U.S. citizenship and an active TS/SCI with Poly security clearance



  • Breadth of experience in directorates of military staffs – with an emphasis on the following directorates: 2 (Intelligence), 3 (Operations), 5 (Plans), 7 (Training), 8 (Requirements/Capabilities).
  • Experience in Knowledge Management
  • Experience working with tasking platforms including but not limited to the following:
    • Workflow Management System (WMS)
    • Task Management Tool (TMT)
    • J2 OperationsTracker (JOT)
    • Command Tasking System (CTS)



Peraton offers enhanced benefits to employees working on this critical National Security program, which include heavily subsidized employee benefits coverage for you and your dependents, 25 days of PTO accrued annually up to a generous PTO cap and participation in an attractive bonus plan.




Peraton Overview

Peraton is a next-generation national security company that 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, highly differentiated solutions and technologies to protect our nation and allies. Peraton operates at the critical nexus between traditional and nontraditional threats across all domains: land, sea, space, air, and cyberspace. The company serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies and supports every branch of the U.S. armed forces. Each day, our employees do the can’t be done by solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers. Visit to learn how we’re keeping people around the world safe and secure.

Target Salary Range

$146,000 - $234,000. This represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.


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