Program Analyst

Job Locations US-VA-Alexandria
Program Analysis
Security Clearance Requirement
Top Secret
Regular Full-Time


Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc. (SPA) delivers high-impact, technical solutions to complex national security issues. With over 50 years of business expertise and consistent growth, we are known for continuous innovation for our government customers, in both the US and abroad. Our exceptionally talented team is highly collaborative in spirit and practice, producing Results that Matter. Come work with the best! We offer opportunity, unique challenges, and clear-sighted commitment to the mission. SPA: Objective. Responsive. Trusted.  


The Strategic Division (SD) supports high-reliability organizations including Navy Strategic Systems Programs (SSP), Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center, and the Department of Energy (DOE), among others. Our support across our client base is expanding rapidly and encompasses important services, such as data analytics and visualization, threat analysis, risk management, modeling and simulation, cost estimating, earned value management, program management, system engineering, independent evaluation, and High Consequence Event prevention.


The Strategic Systems Analysis Group (SSAG) supports government and private sector strategic planning, decision making, and program management. SSAG integrates deep client knowledge, advanced analytics, and subject matter expertise to provide timely and objective technical, operational, programmatic, acquisition, and policy analysis.


SSAG has a need for a Program Analyst.   


The Program Analyst will support Navy Strategic Systems Programs to plan and execute the new Nuclear, Sea-Launched Cruise Missile (SLCM-N) program through the development of programmatic artifacts; including but not limited to white papers, studies, power point presentations, talking points and schedules. The right candidate will have strong verbal and written skills, be able to communicate and manage client expectations.  Interact with and manage stakeholder expectations, needs with the ability to identify and develop risk mitigation strategies.


This position will also work with a highly skilled team, providing critical support to managers and employees, assisting in daily office needs and managing general administrative activities, including data collection, data management, measuring and monitoring performance, schedule management, planning, updating government systems, and reporting program status internally to program management. 


Required Qualifications:

  • Current Secret DoD or an Active DOE security clearance
  • Bachelor’s degree with 5+ years of relevant experience or Master’s degree with 2+ years of relevant experience.
  • Experience with DoD Acquisition programs
  • Experience in developing DoD Acquisition program plans and documents, and working across a multi-disciplinary team to execute the plans
  • Experience briefing SES and Senior Military Officers.
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong leadership skills and ability to work collaboratively.


Desired Qualifications: 

  • Active Top Secret/SCI Clearance.
  • Experience in technical/STEM field or program analysis.
  • Knowledge of DoD, DoN and DOE systems engineering and system acquisition processes.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.


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