LMI is seeking a Logistics Planner/Operational Contract Support (OCS) Analyst for a position supporting the Joint Staff (J4), OCS Division in the pentagon. Substantial telework is an option. This is a great opportunity to join an established team setting the conditions to better plan and manage commercial support to military operations.
Overview. The successful candidate will work on a team of subject matter experts to integrate OCS, a joint capability described in Joint Publication 4-10—Operational Contract Support, into joint policy, doctrine, operational planning, training, processes, and systems. While contracted support is the immense capability and capacity represented by the private sector in military operations, OCS is the government’s capability to plan for, procure, and manage that commercial capability to military operations. The ideal candidate would have recent experience in one or more of the following areas listed in priority order:
1. Combatant Command (CCMD), Joint Task Force (JTF), or Service component command experience in planning or managing contracted support to military forces in overseas military operations or joint exercises, experience in military operations planning in a joint or Service component environment to shape, develop, and review operational plans, annexes, and appendices that integrate commercial support
2. Joint Staff or Office of the Secretary of Defense experience in, or working closely with, one of the following Joint Staff Directorates: (J3) Operations; (J5) Plans; (J4) Logistics; (J7) Force Development; or (J2) Intelligence.
3. Instructor experience in a military environment teaching joint operational planning, operational contract support, or other joint operational doctrine concepts and procedures.
4. Acquisition experience specifically related to contingency contracting, vendor vetting, or developing operational planning factors or contract requirements supporting contingency operations (e.g., LOGCAP and AFCAP)
LMI is a consultancy dedicated to improving the business of government, drawing from deep expertise in advanced analytics, digital services, logistics, and management advisory services. Established as a private, not-for-profit organization in 1961, LMI is a trusted third party to federal civilian and defense agencies, free of commercial and political bias. We operate completely free of political and commercial bias, and we are entirely aligned with the goals of our clients. Our clients value our specialized services in logistics, intelligence, homeland security, health care, and energy and environment markets. We believe government can make a difference, and we seek talented, hardworking people who share that conviction. We offer a generous compensation package with excellent benefits that start the first day of employment. Business casual dress, flex time, and tuition reimbursement are a few of our many work-life benefits available to our employees.
Responsibilities may include:
The primary duties of this position are to integrate commercial support into joint operational planning, review and assess operational plans and orders to ensure adequate planning for contracted support, and to support training, exercises, and other joint force development activities advancing the operational relevance and reality of contracted support to military operations. To be effective, the candidate should have recent and strong operational or logistics planning experience that lends itself to the following tasks:
A 6-9 month objective of this position, after appropriate indoctrination and training, is to become an instructor for the Joint OCS Planning and Execution Course (JOPEC), which teaches application of OCS in planning and operations. JOPEC is taught to students ranging from senior non-commissioned officers to senior officers.
*NOTE: Any candidate with School of Advanced Military Studies (SAMS), Joint Advanced Warfighting (JAWS), Maritime Advanced Warfighting School (MAWS), School of Advanced Warfighting (SAW), or School of Advanced Air and Space Studies (SAASS), graduate certification is qualified for this position regardless of other experience.
LMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer, where all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.