Intelligence Planner

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Intelligence Planner


METIS Solutions, a PAE Company, is a government services provider of strategic solutions to the defense, homeland security, and the Intelligence Community. METIS provides intelligence analysis and security, training and education, and intelligence support    strategy and policy support, intelligence and operations support, program management, and international business development services to U.S. government and commercial clients around the globe. Our Senior Leaders, Subject Matter Experts, and Operational Specialists have direct, on-the-ground expertise in planning and executing the most critical missions our country and business sectors have faced – with current operations ongoing in every region in the US, to include heavy support to the Washington, DC metro area and Tampa, FL area along with the Middle East, South Asia, Afghanistan, Latin America, Europe, or Africa.   We offer experience in addressing today’s hardest problems.


  • Employ intelligence expertise and knowledge to assist in the integration of Defense and National intelligence support capabilities, including collection, analysis, and targeting activities, into overarching operational planning functions and efforts across the DoD 
  • Mission areas for Intelligence Planner assistance include, but are not limited to, development of campaign plans, deliberate planning, crisis management, and time sensitive planning in accordance with the Joint Operations Planning and Execution System (JOPES) 
  • Additionally, planners assist with red teaming and intelligence operations feasibility assessments within the planning process 


  • Active TS/SCI security clearance 
  • High school diploma with at least 12 years of relevant experience; an associates degree with at least 10 years of relevant experience; a bachelor's degree with at least 8 years of relevant experience; or a master's degree with at least 6 years of relevant experience 
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of the concepts involved in the specific functions outlined in the job description 
  • Knowledge of and demonstrated ability to apply Intelligence Community (IC) and DoD classification guidelines and procedures 
  • Demonstrated ability to work semi-independently with oversight and direction 
  • Demonstrated ability to use logic when evaluating and synthesizing multiple sources of information 
  • Demonstrated understanding of interpreting analysis to include, but not limited to, its meaning, importance, and implications 
  • Demonstrated ability to defend analytic judgements with sound, logical conclusions and adapt analytic judgments when presented with new information, evolving conditions, or unexpected developments 
  • Demonstrated ability to produce timely, logical, and concise analytic reports, documents, assessments, studies, and briefing materials in various formats, including Microsoft Office tools (e.g., Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.), electronic/soft copy matrices and/or web-enabled formats 
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate complex issues clearly in a concise and organized manner both verbally and non-verbally 
  • Strong grammar skills 
  • Demonstrated proficiency using Microsoft Office tools 
  • Demonstrated ability to develop structured research including, but not limited to, obtaining, evaluating, organizing, and maintaining information within security and data protocols 
  • Demonstrated ability to recognize nuances and resolve contradictions and inconsistencies in information 
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of complex analytic methodologies, such as structured analytic techniques or alternative approaches, to examine biases, assumptions, and theories to eliminate uncertainty, strengthen analytic arguments, and mitigate surprise. Structured analytic techniques include, but not limited to, analysis of competing hypotheses, devil's advocacy, high-impact/low-impact analysis, red team analysis, and alternative futures analysis 
  • Demonstrated understanding of intelligence collection capabilities and limitations, to include but not limited to, technical sensors/platforms and human intelligence sources related to the job description 
  • Demonstrated understanding of evaluating collected intelligence reporting, engaging with collection managers, and developing collection requirements 
  • Demonstrated comprehensive mission knowledge and skills that affirms completion of all developmental training and experiences for the position 
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate understanding from information that may be incomplete, indirect, highly complex, seemingly unrelated, and/or technically advanced 
  • Demonstrated ability to structure analysis based on trends in reporting and a range of analytic perspectives from other analysts, organizations, and intelligence disciplines 
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal oversight and direction 
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate and work with other intelligence community members on information sharing, driving collection, and addressing analytic disputes and conflict resolution 
  • Demonstrated ability to develop concise, insightful, and comprehensive products for defense intelligence 
  • Demonstrated ability to lead teams in researching multifaceted or critical problems 
  • Ability to provide guidance in selecting, designing, and applying analytic methodologies 
  • Ability to use argument evaluation and validated analytic methodologies to challenge differing perspectives 

Desired Skills: 

  • Minimum 8 years of experience related to the position with at least a portion of the experience within the last 2 years 
  • Bachelor's degree in an area related to the position from a college or university accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education #APP21


PAE is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.


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Salary Range
$73,000.00 - 115,000.00
per Year
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