ITA International

J8 Junior Operations Research Systems Analyst (ORSA)

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ITA International, LLC is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business specializing in providing detailed mission analysis, innovative organizational planning, technical staff training support and comprehensive assessments resulting in strategic-to-tactical solutions for government and private sector.

ITA International is seeking qualified candidates to support the United States Special Operation Command (USSOCOM) Force Structure, Requirements, Resources and Strategic Assessments Directorate (J8) Strategic Planning and Analysis Division (J8-S) located at MacDill AFB in Tampa, FL.



The J8-S provides senior leadership independent analysis and studies involving current and future Special Operations Force (SOF) requirements, inform J8 decisions in development of the SOCOM Program Objective Memorandum (POM), and inform and collaborate with OSD in developing various analytic products and guidance. Additionally, the division plays a key role supporting the Strategic Planning Process (SPP) by providing reliable analytic tools and products by which the Commands senior leaders can defend resourcing decisions. The J8-S requires support support in employing developing analytic models and tools, providing SOF subject matter expertise, and Operations Research Systems Analysis (ORSA) expertise needed to provide high quality, defendable analysis to inform key decisions made by leaders at the highest level. As a Junior Operations Research Systems Analyst, the candidate shall

  • Support development of USSOCOM Program Objective Memorandum (POM).
  • Conduct analysis and data visualization for demand signals for SOF forces as part of Global Force Management process and the Global Special Operations Synchronization (GSOS) process.
  • Apply a wide variety of models, simulations, and operations research techniques to support USSOCOM processes and decision-making.
  • Employ analytic and operational design methodologies to frame complex problems to help senior military and civilian leaders develop solutions and strategies.
  • Conduct both quantitative and qualitative analysis as required.
  • Conduct Analysis of Risk in support of SOSA efforts to analyze USSOCOMs involvement in the Defense Planning Scenarios (DPS), operational campaigns, and operational plans.
  • Provide analytical support involving modeling and measuring techniques, statistical methods, and operational mathematics techniques (e.g. game theory, probability theory, pair wise comparison, etc.), linear and non- linear programming, and other principles of operations research.
  • Gather, relate, and identify data with variables in models by applying professional judgment and qualitative and quantitative tests.
  • Transform raw data into information and recommendations as required to support senior leader decisions.
  • Develop methods and tools to enhance visualization of data and summarize analyses in simplified terms to present to decision makers.
  • Code algorithms in Visual Basic for Applications in order to develop data collection and decision support tools in Microsoft Excel and Access.
  • Apply systems thinking and value-focused thinking to facilitate clear force-employment and resourcing decisions.
  • Utilize expertise of government furnished, commercially available analytical models, simulations, and gaming tools currently in use throughout the filed (government, industry, etc.) or under evaluation at the tactical, operational, and strategic operational levels for identification of potential adoption of existing best practices.
  • Support complex problem framing and initiatives designed to integrate command wide efforts to improve effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Support development and analysis of the analytic planning scenarios used by OSD and the Joint Staff for force sizing and shaping.
  • Provide analytic support to the JMA process in order to apply objective, analytical, and orderly thinking to the methodology. Work in concert with government operations research analysts ensuring that analysis is synchronized across multiple efforts to determine an Objective Force,
  • Conduct studies of SOF operations in order to identify assumptions, force characteristics, measures of effectiveness, and methodologies required to produce the data for the SOF Force Planning.
  • Design, develop, program and maintain unique analytic models for the command. The Strategy to Task Optimization Resource Model (STORM), Global Force Management (GFM) Analysis Tool (GAT), SOF Analysis Modeling System (SOFAMS), and SOF Capabilities based

Risk Assessment Allocation Model (SCRAAM) are all examples of this capability to build tailored models to solve problems and support processes that are unique to USSOCOM.

  • Continue to refine and develop algorithms for allocation modeling.
  • Conduct, participate in, or support studies, war-games, analyses, and modeling efforts.
  • Assist decision makers in framing and solving complex problems by producing the analysis and logical reasoning necessary to inform and underpin those critical decisions.
  • Conduct complex logical analysis of management problems and management information requirements and formulate qualitative and quantitative models of problems for solutions by computer.
  • Continue to refine and develop methods to display data and findings facilitating senior leaders quickly grasping the key findings form analytic work conducted
  • Conduct independent, robust analyses, and complex studies up to the TS/SCI level of classification and Special Access Programs (SAPs) as required.


  • Bachelors Degree in Operations Research, Applied Mathematics, Industrial Engineering, Statistics or related math discipline.
  • 2 years of experience as an Operations Research Systems Analyst in qualitative and quantitative analyses of complex military or related problems. Experiences shall include:
  • Performing database queries and export data from various databases. Performing stochastic and risk analysis developing mathematical programming formulations to optimize deterministic models.
  • Using software tools to visualize data for SPP decision makers
  • 1 years of experience (can be concurrent with the 2 years above) using communication skills, both written and oral, to include preparation of written products for senior leader (general officer/flag officer/senior executive service level) use and the ability to communicate at all levels in a highly professional manner
  • Current DoD Secret clearance, upgradable to Top Secret and eligible for SCI access and ACCM read-on.



ITA international is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive

consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin,

disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans




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