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Communications Planner -SME

Req #: 244443
Location: International, NA IT
Job Category: Information Technology
Minimum Clearance Required: TS/SCI

Job Description

What You’ll Get to Do:

CACI has an excellent opportunity for an experienced, self-directed, Communications Planner. SME. This position is in support of a Department of Defense (DoD) organization, USARAF located OCONUS in Vicenza, Italy. This position is required to travel OCONUS.

The Communications Planner SME shall, consistent with technical direction provided by the customer, serve as the communications integrator responsible for the planning, coordination, employment, operation, and management of tactical and commercial communication systems and IT networks in support of the USARAF AOR.  This includes providing technical and tactical advice to command and staff on IT matters and signal architecture design at the ASCC level.  The candidate will be responsible for the base lining, validation, and deployment of communication packages and for planning both near-term and long-term operational communications plans support to seven (7) named operations, four (4) contingency plans, and eleven (11) contingency locations on the continent of Africa in support of the Combatant Commander.  The candidate will refine and improve Operational Plans (OPLANS), Operations Order (OPORD), communication annexes, and appendixes.  The candidate will develop communication branch plans and assess both near-term and long-term communications plans throughout the organization.  The candidate will establish coordination and liaison relationships with DoD organizations and host nations, as required.

More About the Role:

The successful candidate must be able to communicate clearly and succinctly both written and orally, and present products and ideas in a business-like manner. The candidate will be required to work in dynamic fast paced environments that require team interaction and coordination of efforts.

The candidate will participate and support Multi-National planning events, Theater Security Cooperation (TSC) events, Mission Assurance Assessments (MAA), Spectrum management, mobile communications capability, and Network Operations (NETOPS).

The candidate will support four (4) to eight (8) deployments to Africa per year. 

You’ll Bring These Qualifications:

  • Currently hold an adjudicated Top Secret Clearance with SCI eligibility and be able to maintain
  • BA/BS + 3 years recent specialized or AA/AS +7 years recent specialized or a major cert + 7 years recent specialized or 11 years of recent specialized experience as a planner in a cross-functional environment
  • Knowledge of ITSM Trouble Ticket system to record NETOPS outages and HAZCON events and assign to the appropriate supporting authority.
  • Must pass TESA
  • Excellent written, oral, briefing, interpersonal, and technical skills
  • Knowledge in Microsoft Office Suite products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

 These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:

  • ITIL v3 – Foundation
  • CompTIA Security + (IAT Level II or greater)
  • Adaptable to changing circumstances and operational needs
  • Understanding of Department of Defense Military standards
  • Experience with DoD IT security requirements
  • DoD 8570.01 Certification Compliance


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CACI employs a diverse range of talent to create an environment that fuels innovation and fosters continuous improvement and success. At CACI, you will have the opportunity to make an immediate impact by providing information solutions and services in support of national security missions and government transformation for Intelligence, Defense, and Federal Civilian customers. CACI is proud to provide dynamic careers for employees worldwide. CACI is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

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