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Strategic Planning and Communications Manager 


The Columbia Group (TCG), is a technical services support company which has a successful 50+ year history of providing the United States Military with acquisition, logistics management, engineering, design, fabrication, test and evaluation, information technology and financial management support services. As a full-time employee of The Columbia Group, you will receive a comprehensive benefits package to include a quality health insurance program (medical, drug, vision and dental) for you and your family, group life insurance, group short and long-term disability insurance, a 401K Profit Sharing Retirement Plan, Flexible Spending Account, and professional development opportunities. You will accrue “Paid Time Off” (PTO) to be used towards vacation or sick leave, in addition to receiving ten (10) paid Federal holidays.

We are seeking a Strategic Communications Analyst to join our team in Washington , DC. The ideal candidate will:

  • Assist PEO Carriers, PMS 312 and PMS 379 in developing and updating strategic plans and communications plans aligned to PEO, Navy, OSD and National guidance.
  • Provide support in coordinating, monitoring and gathering information, preparing responses, reviewing publications, maintaining databases, drafting public affairs articles, executing a communication plan, assisting with developing and supporting multimedia presentations, and compiling metrics. This person will coordinate efforts with a variety of government, Contractor, and industry organizations, primarily in the Washington DC area. 
  • Track Public Affairs, Media Events and Releases having an impact on PEO Aircraft Carriers Programs.
  • Coordinate PEO Aircraft Carriers programs public affairs with stakeholders such as Naval Reactors (NAVSEA 08), NAVSEA Public Affairs (NAVSEA 00D), Chief of Naval Information (CHINFO), Office of Legislative Affairs (OLA), Office of Financial Management and Budget (FMBE). 
  • Coordinate, gather information, and draft responses to Foreign Government inquiries, as directed by the COR.
  • Coordinate, gather information, and draft responses to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) inquiries.
  • Review pertinent publications for items relevant to PEO Aircraft Carriers (e.g. Early Bird, CHINFO Clips).
  • Coordinate and gather information in response to media inquiries.
  •  Prepare draft responses to general public inquiries on Aircraft Carriers for government review and approval.
  • Provide protocol, events planning and execution support for significant PEO Aircraft Carriers affiliated ceremonies and events (e.g. Ship Commissioning, PEO Change of Office Ceremonies, etc.).
  • Draft, edit, and coordinate professional publication articles for PEO Aircraft Carriers (e.g., Seapower Magazine, Surface Warfare Magazine).
  • Prepare PEO Aircraft Carriers media materials and participation in special events (e.g., Sea-Air-Space, Aircraft Carrier Day on the Hill, American Society of Naval Engineer (ASNE) Conferences).
  • Draft press packets for distribution to media representatives after government review and approval. 
  • Investigate potential sources for PEO Aircraft Carriers representation (speaking engagements, press releases, and displays).
  • Assist with the development, updating and execution of the PEO Strategic Communications Plan.
  • Maintain auditable program records and files in hard copy or electronic copy format as appropriate and directed. 
  • Operate an Action Item Tracking System for PEO actions and Act as an administrator for the system.
  • Serve as content manager and neighborhood leader for PEO Aircraft Carriers on INAVSEA as requested.
  • Assist in Coordinating All Hands Meetings.
  • Provide training to PEO Staff on Media procedures.
  • Provide input to the PEO Aircraft Carrier Management Metrics including identification of new tasks and task completion status.
  • Update and maintain the Aircraft Carriers Public Affairs metrics.
Position Requirements

Required Education, Skills, and Experience:

  • Master's level degree in Operations Research or Mathematics.
  • A minimum of 10 years of professional experience in operations research.
  • An active Secret security Clearance.
  • US citizenship is a prerequisite.


Preferred Education, Skills, and Experience:

  • DoD/Navy ACAT I Program Experience
Full-Time/Part-Time Contingent  
Position Strategic Communications Analyst  
Division The Columbia Group  
Req Number COM-20-00013  
Location Washington, DC Client Site  
About the Organization We are a premier federal services company with a successful history of providing the United States Military, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Aviation Administration, and other departments / agencies of the federal government. We employ hundreds of professionals, providing client-focused solutions, across all armed forces, in multiple locations throughout the United States.  
EOE Statement We are an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected Veteran status.  

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