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Program Analyst in Arlington, VA at CALIBRE

Date Posted: 5/31/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

CALIBRE, an employee-owned management and Technology Solutions company, is seeking an Program Analyst to support the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness. This position requires exceptional writing skills with an emphasis on English grammar. Must be able to work independently to provide critical administrative services to the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness.

The Program Analyst will provide the following support:

  • Reviewing, editing, proofreading and assisting others to write accurately on Defense policy matters, ensuring correspondence written for OSD senior leader approval is error free, timely, prepared with critical thinking, written clearly and concisely, and is in compliance with the DOD Manual for Written Materials
  • Performing substantive editing and rewriting of correspondence to tailor content for specific audiences with varying degrees of expertise
  • Conducting research to respond to internal and external inquiries in support of tasks
  • Ensuring visibility and accountability of all correspondence to include Congressional inquiries
  • Ensuring all correspondence requiring external coordination has been properly staffed and all appropriate comments are incorporated in the final product
  • Coordinating staff action packages through the Correspondence and Task Management System (CATMS) or similar electronic process
  • Creating and maintaining reports on high-visibility correspondence and overdue actions
  • Providing administrative services for processing of issuances, Government Accountability Office responses, Freedom of Information Act replies, hotline inquiry responses, and inspector general audits
  • Providing operational services and knowledge management support including file consolidation and management on network-based applications
  • Providing content analysis for classified and unclassified correspondence addressed to the White House, the Secretary of Defense, the Deputy Secretary of Defense, Members of Congress, and members of the general public
  • Based on the direction or operational requirements of the USD(P&R), Principal Deputy (PD) USD (P&R), and the Chief of Staff, recommending and preparing updates to pertinent documents, instructions, manuals, and operating instructions to ensure grammatical accuracy


Required Skills

Experience with the following:

  • U.S. Citizen
  • Must possess/maintain a Secret security clearance.
  • Minimum of five years of related professional work experience
  • Demonstrated skills to perform all required duties
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work responsibly and independently with minimal direct supervision
  • Experience with standard MS Office suite products and SharePoint
  • Experience working in or supporting the White House or Office of the Secretary of Defense
  • Experience supporting the military, Veterans Administration or prior military experience
  • Experience providing customer service support

Required Experience

Required Education:

  • Bachelor's Degree; prefer a discipline in English or journalism

Desired Education:

  • Master's Degree

CALIBRE is an Equal Opportunity Employer and supports transitioning service members, veterans and individuals with disabilities. We offer a competitive salary and full benefits package. To be considered, please apply via our website at Come join our dynamic team! #CALIBRECareers

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