Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc.

Junior Military Officer

Job Locations US-DC-District of Columbia
Program Management
Regular Full-Time


Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc. (SPA) is a well-established and progressive defense contracting company in the DC Metro area.  We are a professional services firm established in 1972 that has a long-standing reputation for unrivaled technical and analytical support to some of the top decision makers in the Federal Sector. We do state of the art work and have a cadre of outstanding professionals on our team.


The Integrated Warfare Systems Group (IWSG) focus is to provide engineering, technical and programmatic support to the Program Executive Office Integrated Warfare Systems, Above Water Sensors (PEO IWS 2.0) Directorate. Efforts include overarching program management, test and evaluation, systems engineering, operations analysis, systems integration, international, cyber security, IT network and programmatic support for over 25 PEO IWS 2.0 advanced radar, phased array radar, electronic warfare, electro-optic, advanced off-board electronic warfare/decoy and directed energy programs.


SPA is seeking a Junior Military Officer (JMO) for employment in our downtown Washington, D.C. office located at 20 M Street, SE.


As a Junior Military Officer, your role will be to provide direct, customer-facing support to the Principal Assistant Program Managers (PAPMs) and/or Deputy Principal Assistant Program Manager (D-PAPMs) for PEO IWS 2.0 Above Water Sensors.  You will often work on-site in a fast paced, multi-function team with both Government client and contractor staff and will be responsible for providing high quality services. We are seeking someone who will build productive, professional relationships between clients and colleagues and proactively anticipate the client needs by offering solutions and support.


Other responsibilities include:  1) Draft and prepare correspondence, memos, reports, presentations, briefings, and meeting notes, 2) Review, provide advice, prepare, and obtain sign-off on technical acquisition documentation and program plans, 3)  Provide general project management and action item tracking assistance, 4) Work with the Assistant Program Managers (APM) to acquire, track, and maintain program status and action items and compile briefing material for regular status and staff meetings, 5) Coordinate all aspects of the PAPM schedule, including travel arrangements and logistics for PAPM attended meetings, anticipating potential schedule conflicts and proactively adjusting before an issue arises, and 6) Assist with ad-hoc tasking and special projects as needed by PAPM, DPAPM, and SPA task lead.


The successful candidate will possess:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science, or other related technical degree
  • 4+ years of relevant work experience as an officer in any branch of the DoD
  • Interest in, and ability to, interact daily with clients
  • Strong organizational skills and able to self-manage and prioritize surge tasking
  • Active Department of Defense (DoD) Secret Clearance

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working in an acquisition program office environment, with documentation, protocols, formats, and deadlines
  • Above Water Warfare Sensors experience



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