ANSER Operations Research Analyst in Falls Church, Virginia

Operations Research Analyst

LOCATION:VA - Falls Church

SECURITY LEVEL:Top Secret / SCI or ability to obtain


SPECIFIC JOB DESCRIPTIONThe Operations Research Analyst supports the Joint Requirements Office (JRO) for Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense, J-8 Joint Staff. The Operations Research Analyst provides operational research and analysis in support of wargames; scenario and vignette development; modelling; analyses of alternatives; concept development and studies to support the development of CBRND and CWMD requirements, including medical countermeasures (MCM) and diagnostics. Serves as part of a multidisciplinary study team.


  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in operations research, engineering, systems analysis, mathematics, or the physical sciences.

  • Must possess at least 3 years of experience working on a multidisciplinary team.


  • Must possess knowledge of the Department of Defense’s general mission; force structure; warfighting concepts; tactics, techniques and procedures; and doctrine.

  • Must be knowledgeable about and have the ability to articulate accurately and completely CBRN technical and war-fighting concepts and capabilities at joint working groups and scenario development and strategy meetings.

  • Must support efforts to ensure future concepts and JRO equities are appropriately presented in the joint arena. They must have a working knowledge of CBRND, CWMD, Operational Analysis, Force Development, and the JCIDS. This ability may be demonstrated by a minimum of three years of experience working CBRND and/or CWMD issues within the Joint Staff, functional Combatant Command staffs, or Service staffs.

  • Must have strong knowledge of the Enhanced Planning Process (EPP) and Analytic Agenda as well as familiarity with Defense Planning Scenarios (DPS) and Multi-Service Force Deployment vignettes (MSFD). This ability may be demonstrated by a minimum of two years of experience using the EPP in DOD, preferably at the Joint level.

  • Must have the ability to coordinate with other organizations regarding proposed future concepts and the impact those concepts will have on Joint capabilities.

  • Shall possess a current final TS security clearance, with current fully adjudicated eligibility for access to SCI based on at least an SSBI.

DISCLAIMERIn compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendment Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with ANSER, please call 703-416-2000 or e-mailRecruiting@anser.orgAn Affirmative ActionEqual Opportunity EmployerM / F / D / V