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Operational Planner 

Category Security  

The Operational Planner will assist in the research, development, and maintenance, and revision of crisis-action, contingency, and operational planning documentation.

Additional Responsibilities Include, but are not Limited To:

  • Assist in the development and maintenance of operational plans.
  • Develop, analyze, and evaluate all-hazards planning pertaining to resiliency, security, protection, preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery.
  • Provide inputs on resource management, command and coordination, and information management throughout the lifecycle of an exercise or incident while maintaining NIMS guiding principles.
  • Reviewing incident response authorities, existing incident management plans, and other resources.
  • Developing initial draft based on review of existing authorities, existing incident management plans, and Core Planning Team feedback.
  • Conducting weekly project team meetings to discuss document status, assignments, and path forward.
  • Responsible for distribution of drafts to the Planning Teams for review and comment.
  • Supporting the development of the After Action Reports which identifies best practices and areas for improvement experienced across CISA during incident support operations.
    • Finalizing initial AAR draft based on interview findings from CISA personnel
    • Adjudication of comments based on technical edits / Routing drafts through Divisional reviews
  • Assist with proposal development, if necessary.
  • Perform other duties, as assigned.
Position Requirements


  • Five (5) years of experience in developing, analyzing, and evaluating all-hazards planning pertaining to resiliency, security, protection, preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery.
  • Experience drafting, developing, and editing key components of DHS Incident Management and Support Plans to include physical- cyber-emergency communications.


  • Bachelor’s Degree. Emphasis in English, Communications, Business, Homeland Security or Emergency Management preferred.

Other Required Skills & Abilities:

  • Must be able to effectively communicate with customer and fulfill all duties and responsibilities as listed in the contract.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office suite including, but not limited to: Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Must be able to understand the National Planning System.
  • Must have strong facilitation skills.
  • Must have strong verbal and written communication skills.

Security Clearance: Secret security clearance required; Must be able to obtain a Top Secret security clearance.

US Citizenship: This position supports a U.S. Government Contract whose terms require Sawdey Solution Services to staff it only with U.S. Citizens.

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Req Number SEC-21-00001  
Location Washington, DC  
About the Organization Here at Sawdey Solution Services, Inc., an ISO 9001-14001 certified and CMMI-SVC v1.3 Level 3 appraised corporate headquarters, we have built a nationwide and global footprint by providing innovative, cross-disciplined professional services, engineering, and cyber solutions to Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Agencies, and commercial customers. Operating successfully since 2001, we are a Woman Owned/Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (WOSB/SDVOSB). Our mission is to provide employees with the best experience in a people focused, continuous process improvement environment. We are extremely proud of the culture we have created and encourage all prospective applicants to take a look at what other applicants and employees are saying about us:

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What We Offer:
Whether you are a transitioning service member or are an experienced government contracting professional, Sawdey Solution Services, Inc. offers a strong benefits package that extends beyond compensation. In addition to our healthcare plans, we also have benefits that encourage work/life balance, support your retirement goals, and aid in achieving not only your career goals, but your educational and training goals as well.

Don't just take our word (and others' words) for it… We invite you to come experience the Sawdey difference for yourself!

EOE Statement Sawdey Solution Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer-Disabled-Veterans-41 CFR 60 1.4 and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, physical or mental disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, or veteran status.  
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