Dogwood Management Partners, LLC



Norfolk, VA

   Dogwood Management Partners, an SDVOSB, has a permanent opening for an Operations Risk Research Analyst (Risk Analysis) under a NATO program we are on in Norfolk, VA. Candidates must have either an active Secret or NATO Security Clearance. US Citizens only and third party (consulting or recruiting companies) candidates will be considered. The candidate we are seeking must be able to contribute to Research and Analysis in support of Capability Development within the department in order to support the development of NATO requirements across doctrine, organization, training, material, leadership, personnel, facilities and interoperability (DOTMLPFI) by using appropriate relevant Research and Analysis methods, to include war gaming, modelling and simulation, problem structuring, decision analysis, mathematical, statistical, social-sciences and other scientific methods, appropriate for high level decision making. Coordinate and cooperate with entities in the NATO Command (NCS), NATO Agencies, International Staff (IS) and International Military Staff (IMS) at NATO HQ, Centres of Excellence, NATO Science and Technology Organization (STO) and national Defense Science and Technology and Acquisition entities seeking direct support for the development of NATO capabilities.

   Selected candidate will be requested to determine and apply appropriate Analysis in order to assess alternative options against their impacts on operational effectiveness, affordability and life-cycle cost, suitability and associated benefits, risks, or potential challenges. Assess each option considering the whole DOTMLPFI spectrum.

   Selected candidate must have the ability to conduct research to study and establish operational effectiveness, organize and undertake cost-effectiveness and risk-benefit studies and analysis, and where appropriate, interact with appropriate NATO and national research entities and industries, in order to establish the impact of alternatives on operational effectiveness. Analyze the potential impact of identified risks and propose possible risk-mitigation and risk-avoidance approaches. Provide rationale and justification for decision makers using the “Adopt, Buy, Create” approach aiming to maximize re-use of existing solutions first, to use proven off-the-shelf solutions and only developing NATO-unique solutions where no affordable alternative exists.

   In the establishment of above duties, candidate will work with customers to determine the analysis requirements, scope study problems, develop outline project plans and support the planning and execution of projects. Act as Point of Contact for collaborative projects both internally and externally to ACT and act as the interlocutor for the establishment of Modelling and Simulation arrangements with national and industrial entities.

   Selected candidate will also lead and contribute to the development of branch and division Standing Operating Procedures and HQ directives. Identify and determine new and effective analytical methods in order to ensure the branch delivers timely, cost efficient and robust analyses within the capability development lifecycle.

   Ensure Federated and Enterprise working to facilitate cross-functional, collaborative and supported interdependent teams/individuals in other divisions and other directorates across the program as appropriate.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Experience – Operations Research & Analysis (Risk Analysis)

   1. Experience
a. 6 years of experience in risk analysis and management
   b. Experience with application of risk analysis to acquisition problems
   c. Experience with performing analyses of alternatives
   d. Experience with cost analysis as it applies to risk management
   e. Awareness of requirements development and management
   f. Experience with writing white papers, point papers, and briefings for senior leaders
   g. Excellent communications skills both orally and in writing
   h. Project planning and management experience or skills

   2. Qualifications:
a. Demonstrated proficiency in English as defined in STANAG 6001 (3333) or demonstrated native English speaker background
   b. Demonstrated minimum NATO or National SECRET clearance with the appropriate national authority for the duration of the contract
   c. Demonstrated working level knowledge with MS Office tools (Outlook, Project, Word, Excel and PowerPoint, SharePoint)
   d. Demonstrated availability to travel to any NATO entity within the 29 Nations (valid passport with no travel restrictions to NATO nations)

   3. Additional Desired Experience:
a. Experience working at a joint command, program executive office, or major program office
   b. Knowledge about project management in complex systems or projects in a military Communication and Information Systems environment
   c. Experience in effective orally and in writing communication, including briefing and in coordination with international stakeholders

   4. Education: Min BS Degree in related discipline


   Dogwood has been consulting on Cyber Security and related IT services for commercial clients and federal agencies since 2001. We owe our success to the professionals we have been fortunate enough to hire and retain to perform to the standards set forth by leadership within our commercial clients and the federal government. For this reason, we seek only those candidates with the highest ethical standards who meet the experience requirements for the obligations we have been entrusted with. All responses will be held in confidence. Dogwood Management Partners is an equal opportunity employer. Minorities, Veterans, Service Disabled Veterans, and those with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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Dogwood Partners, Dogwood Services & Dogwood Technologies are equal opportunity employers. Minorities, disabled persons, veterans and disabled veterans are especially encouraged to apply.