OVERVIEW: ANSER enhances national and homeland security by strengthening public institutions. We provide thought leadership for complex issues through independent analysis and we deliver practical, useful solutions. ANSER values collaboration, integrity, and initiative and we are client focused in all that we do. Because we were established for the purpose of public service and not for profit, we measure our success in the impact of our service.
SPECIFIC JOB DESCRIPTION:
This position is located in the Office of the Director for Administration and Management (ODA&M) providing direct support to the Office of the Secretary of Defense decision-making forums Defense Business Council. Candidates will provide policy analysis and strategy development on DoD process improvement, performance management, and DoD governance processes. This position requires familiarity with DoD organization and decision-making and the ability to work in fluid environments with evolving direction.
In support of support to senior leader meetings, specific tasks include:
Tracking, integrating, and reporting on strategic documents, initiatives, and activities of governance councils.
Developing tailored reports, issue papers, and strategy plans in support of senior leader oversight and management of key governance initiatives.
Promoting and maintaining strategic and high priority initiative tracking and reporting.
Project management support, developing project schedules to ensure completion of major milestones and tasks as well as significant stakeholder engagement and coordination.
Executive meeting support for the Defense Business Council.
SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:
Active Top Secret / SCI (TS/SCI) clearance required at date of hire.
Comprehensive familiarity with DoD and OSD policy, priorities, and strategyspecifically the Performance Management Strategy and Strategic Management Planning Framework.
Professionalism, tact, and experience working with senior DoD leadership.
Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work as part of a team.
Highly proficient with the Microsoft Office Suite of applications, especially Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Ability to produce quality work independently or in a group setting, provide solutions to customer issues, and solve problems quickly.
Exceptional oral and written communication skills, and the ability to translate highly technical information into plain language for effective communication with DoD and other USG staff in the performance of all duties, tasks and services.
Experience with meeting management and execution and senior leader stakeholder engagement.
Energetic and the capability to work in a fast-paced team environment, adapt to rapidly changing requirements, and multi-task capabilities.
Expertise in project management, metric development and comparison, and other data-based capabilities for effective management of a complex organizations.
Focus on operational and project performance/improvement with knowledge of tools that enable effective decision-making processes.
Familiarity and experience with DoD's Planning, Programming, Budget, and Execution System (PPBE) processes and cycles.
EDUCATION & YEARS OF EXPERIENCE:
Master's degree in a relevant field of study. 12 years' experience providing services to senior general/flag officer ranks and/or SES levels within the DOD, other government agencies, or industry corporate equivalents.