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:

  • Act as a full participant and provide substantive contributions to JPGs and OPG/OPTs developing and integrating cyber capabilities into plans, and in support of Combatant Commander planning efforts.
  • Fully participate and provide substantive contributions to cyberspace operations planning activities coordination through the IJSTO to include Evaluation Request and Response Messages, SAP procedures, and the RAPCO.
  • Serve as a 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.
  • Conduct joint operations planning in support of combat and contingency operations without supervision.
  • Provide technical expertise and participates in all phases and steps of the JPP and APEX activities.
  • Provide significant contribution to the development of cyberspace operations plans, contingency plans, CONOPs, and orders



  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum five years of experience as a Joint Operations Planner and a complete working knowledge of the JPP, JOPES, and APEX planning formats and guidance
  • Minimum specialized education in military joint operations planning through the Joint Professional Military Education Phase II (JPME II) from a CJCS accredited joint education program listed in CJCSI 1800.01E. The JIOPC, or other similar military operations planning courses, may be substituted for JPME II.
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills. Excellent communications skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Four years of planning experience may be substituted with completion of an advanced Service planner school (School of Advanced Military Studies (SAMS), School of Advanced Air and Space Studies (SAASS), Joint Advanced Warfighting School (JAWS), etc.).

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience in assisting the conduct of cyberspace operations and defense of the DOD Information Network (DODIN) by providing technical expertise for the identification, development and prioritization of cyberspace operations assessment requirements, processes, procedures, and governing directives.
  • Experience researching and collecting information from various sources and analyzing it for better understanding of cyberspace operations assessment frameworks and methodologies.
  • Application of data-mining techniques, statistical analysis, and building of high-quality prediction systems.
  • Identification of issues and priorities affecting assessment of planned or on-going cyberspace operations.
  • Assessment or development of assessment frameworks, methodologies, and capabilities to validate cyberspace operations assessment requirements.
  • Collaboration with internal and external partners to facilitate cyberspace operations assessment situational awareness and information sharing.
  • Selecting features, building and optimization of classifiers using machine learning techniques.
  • Experience conducting data mining using state-of-the-art methods.
  • Enhancing data collection procedures to identify information relevant for building analytic systems.
  • Analysis of proposed capabilities, recommends courses of action, and develops solutions to address areas of concern for shortfalls.



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

$112,000 - $179,000. This represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.


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