Program Policy SME: Space & ISR

💲 $120,000-$145,000
📍 Partially Remote
🏢 Arlington, VA


💼 GovTech | 🗓️ Founded in 2021
👥 1-10 Employees

Job Description

Hatch I.T. is partnering with a Apex TK to find a Program Policy SME: Space & ISR. See details below:

About the role:
APEX TK is seeking an experienced Program Policy SME: Space & ISR to support the Department of Defense OUSD I&S Battlespace Awareness and Security Programs (BASP) Directorate in Arlington, VA. The Analyst will provide the knowledge and subject matter expertise (SME) to effectively support space-related areas including policy, strategy, operations, requirements, and programmatic efforts.

This position is through Oct 2024 with the possibility of extension.

In addition, the Analyst will:

  • Provide staff packages in space-related areas including policy, strategy, operations, requirements, and programmatic efforts within compressed timelines.
  • Represent USD(I&S) positions and equities in all space policy, strategy, operations, and programming efforts including capability based assessments (CBA), Congressionally directed actions (CDA), Interagency policy committees, DoD and IC studies, and other efforts as applicable.
  • Conduct research and analysis; draft formal positions; review and analyze documents; prepare briefs, talking papers, memoranda, and letters in the form of senior leadership decision staff packages, and other duties as required.
  • Perform technical studies and analyses, document reviews, and budgetary reviews related to space ISR systems, architectures, and requirements related to the Battlespace Awareness and Security Portfolio.
  • Provide national security recommendations to facilitate government direction, policy guidance, acquisition oversight and programmatic recommendations, for ISR programs supporting the DoD and the Intelligence Community (IC).
  • Support OUSD(I&S) interaction with Congress including assisting in the drafting of testimony, drafting of responses to congressionally directed actions, and drafting appeals to related Congressional budget marks.
  • Provide analysis of Battlespace Awareness (BA), Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR), and commercial; space programs for compliance with OSD policy and provide recommendations to ensure efficient use of MIP and NIP funding.
  • Assist in the government’s development of policy and planning guidance to Defense intelligence components through relevant chapters of the Defense Planning Guidance and the USD(I&S)/DNI Consolidated Intelligence Guidance (CIG) for the NIP and MIP.
  • Conduct and/or participate in directed studies, workgroups, program reviews, integrated product teams (IPT), OSD Policy and ODNI forums on commercial space, Joint Staff functional capability boards, and associated activities that assess policy and acquisition development options for satisfying new requirements, plans, systems, or policies and provide specific technical evaluations and process improvements to optimize the activities or systems/programs discussed.
  • Assist as needed in the coordination and staffing that supports the daily execution of the overall BA portfolio ensuring consistent OUSD(I&S) positions with Service, Joint and OSD staffs across affected functional areas.
  • Prepare materials for the director and deputy directors of Battlespace Awareness and Security Programs (BASP), the DDI (ISPR), and the USD(I&S) as directed.


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Current, active TS/SCI security clearance.
  • Minimum of 5 years SME experience working with space operations policy, research and analysis and/or strategy.
    Experience with OUSD(I).
  • 15 years experience of which a minimum of 6 years must be specialized in strategic planning, capability programming and analysis, process re-engineering, functional requirements development, or organizational redesign.
  • Understanding of the Requirements Process (JCIDS), PPBES, and DoD Acquisition Process.
  • Functional requirements analysis and development of ISR requirements.
  • Deep knowledge of ISR Systems and Capabilities.
  • Experience in process re-engineering for ISR systems and PED processes.
  • Experience with the examination of science and technology impacts.
  • Ability to produce quick-turn technical analyses of ISR capabilities using modeling and simulation.
  • Expert in technical analysis of ISR system performance and simulation of ISR.
  • Understanding of DoD operational requirements and plans.
  • Experience analyzing operational needs and gaps.
  • Understanding of budgetary analysis at the PE/Program level.
  • Outstanding communication skills, influencing abilities, and client focus.
  • Professional proficiency in English is required.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in using all Microsoft Office applications.
  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. APEX TK will not sponsor applicants for work visas for this position.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree.
  • Level III Program Management DAWIA certification or equivalent.
  • Experience supporting the combatant commands, services, and the intelligence community.
  • Experience within the Battle Space Awareness portfolio.
  • Military experience.
  • Experience analyzing DOD MIP and NIP resourcing plans and budgets for intelligence programs.

Point of Contact

Brittany Klatt

Principal Sourcing Recruiter
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