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Journeyman Operations Research Analyst (RISC) 

Category Security  

The Journeyman Operations Research Analyst (Risk Identification and Security Countermeasure/RISC) will support a security focused cross-functional capability that searches and consolidates information from multiple sources to identify potential risks associated with AFRL’s intellectual property, programs, and personnel.


Additional Responsibilities Include, but are not Limited To:

  • Support science and technology (S&T) managers and engineers while empowering AFRL leaders to make informed risk-management decisions.
  • Assist mitigating the adversary’s impact on the technological advantage.
  • Inform and educate the AFRL workforce on these potential risks.
  • Function as a senior-level analyst in the field of risk analysis to support AFRL and the RISC mission.
  • Perform security reviews and produce written and oral reports identifying risk and briefing to AFRL, USAF, and DoD entities.
  • Assist with proposal development, if necessary.
  • Perform other duties, as assigned.
Position Requirements


  • Five (5) years’ related experience desired.
  • Experience with risk management and security policy and guidance, and the structure, organization, roles and missions, and inter-relationships of the national security, IC, DoD, and USAF.
  • Extensive knowledge of the interplay of geographical, political, military, economic, and industrial forces in various regions of the world as well as security-related R&D threat entities, operations, and capabilities that may be directed against USAF, DoD, and other US resources.
  • Advanced knowledge of the full range of security research methods, techniques, and practices and advanced analytical principles, concepts, and methods used to identify and analyze complex multi-source information to produce detailed security capabilities and risk assessments, identify security deficiencies, and advocate for customer requirements.
    • The ability to present the information verbally or orally when such information is requested.



  • AA/AS or BA/BS Degree desired.


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

  • May be required to obtain one (1) of the following certifications within six (6) months of hire:
    • Security Fundamentals Professional Certification (SFPC)
    • Security Professional Education Development Certification (SPED)
    • Security Asset Protection Professional Certification (SAPPC)


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.
  • Expertt in producing finished security reports and other products that are responsive to the specific needs of customers to include formulating and conducting original research; collating, organizing, and analyzing information; resolving conflicts; and presenting clear and concise findings.
  • Skilled in handling, storing, and disseminating classified data in accordance with established DoD procedures.
  • AbilityExpe to quickly assimilate disparate data and render knowledgeable and accurate assessments of the implications of such data; to make decisions, estimates, and recommendations under conditions of urgency and pressure based on mature judgment, experience and recognized professional standing; and to present and argue for a position effectively.


COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement:

While the vaccine mandate for federal contractors and subcontractors is still being decided, we are continuing to collect vaccination record cards and accepting requests for legal accommodations (approval of a legal accommodation is not guaranteed).  Although providing this documentation is not required at this time, we appreciate your cooperation in voluntarily providing this documentation to us should the Executive Order be upheld in the courts.


Security Clearance:

  • Top Secret/SCI security clearance required.
    • A non-disclosure agreement must be signed.


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-21-00024  
Location Wright-Patterson AFB, OH  
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 We are a Disabled-Veterans-41 CFR 60 1.4, Equal Opportunity Employer. Devoted to creating a diverse and friendly workplace, we do 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. Our goals and beliefs are that diverse backgrounds and experiences empower and enable us to offer our customers an unmatched level of service. People of color, women, LGBTQIA+, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply!  
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