Phia Cyberspace Joint Operations Planner in Annapolis Junction, Maryland


phia is seeking a Cyberspace Joint Operations Planner to support a large Federal government cyber organization.


  • Fully participates and provides substantive contributions to cyberspace operations planning activities coordination through the Integrated Joint Special Technical Operations (IJSTO) to include Evaluation Request and Response Messages, SAP procedures, and the RAPCO

  • Participate in or serves as a technical expert of all planning methodologies and applications in all phases of military operations, providing analytical expertise and knowledge of operational design, Joint Operation Planning, and APEX

  • Provides significant contribution to the development of cyberspace operations plans, contingency plans, CONOPs, and orders

  • Participate in and support action officers to conduct deliberate planning based on national-level guidance

  • Support the Joint Planning Group (JPG) by conducting operational design to initiate JPG activities

  • Mission analysis, COA development, analysis and approval, and developing commanders' estimates and campaign plans to support orders development and various Cyberspace options for consideration and execution.

  • Use modeling and simulation methodologies to represent networks or environments to support COAs that create the commanders preferred effects.

  • Liaise with other staff agencies and components to keep abreast of current operational and intelligence situations.

  • Advise on any supported commanders’ plans and orders that relate to and may impact the mission




  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university/college

  • Minimum five (5) years of experience as a Joint Operation Planner

  • Complete working knowledge of the JOPP, JOPES, and APEX planning formats and guidance

  • Specialized education in military joint operation planning through the Joint Professional Military Education Phase I/II (JPME I/II). The JIOPC, or other similar military operation planning courses, may be substituted for JPME.

  • Strong attention to detail, organizational, and excellent communications skills

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills

  • TS/SCI with Poly


WORK LOCATION: Annapolis Junction, MD





phia LLC ("phia") is a Northern Virginia based, 8a certified small business established in 2011 with focus in Cyber Intelligence, Cyber Security/Defense, Intrusion Analysis & Incident Response, Cyber Architecture & Capability Analysis, Cyber Policy & Strategy, Information Assurance/Security, Compliance, Certification & Accreditation, Communications Security, Traditional Security, and Facilities Security. phia also provides cyber operations support functions such as: Program and Process Management, Engineering, Development, and Systems Administration that allows for Cyber Operations to efficiently integrate our customer’s missions and objectives. phia supports various agencies and offices within the Department of Defense (DoD), Federal government, and private/commercial entities.

phia offers excellent benefits to enhance the work-life balance, these include the following:

  • Medical Insurance

  • Dental Insurance

  • Vision Insurance

  • Life Insurance

  • Short Term & Long Term Disability

  • 401k Retirement Savings Plan with Company Match

  • Paid Holidays

  • Paid Time Off (PTO)

  • Tuition and Professional Development Assistance