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Adversary Analytics Program - Senior Advisor

Virtual Req #71
Monday, July 13, 2020
The Strategy, Policy and Plans division supports the Navy and Marine Corps, as well as other DOD sponsors by providing regional expertise and analyses, political-military studies, and U.S. strategy and force assessments. Our research approach anticipates a broad scope of plausible outcomes assessing today’s issues, analyzing trends, and identifying “the issue after next,” using the unique operational and policy expertise of its analysts.

The Senior Advisor is a recognized expert within a portion of CNA in a technical area or in an area of subject matter expertise. Lead and support projects related to CNA. Applies specialized expertise across a wide range of projects.  Provides advice to project directors on matters related to the specialized skill that is critical to project success.


1. Works independently under limited supervision to lead and manage multiple projects of medium to large size and/or complexity that address a subject of expertise.

2. Demonstrates an advanced and comprehensive knowledge of principles, theories, and concepts to conduct research and analysis in support of projects within a given subject of expertise. 

3. Prepare project reports and briefings. 

4. Provide advanced and comprehensive knowledge and expertise related to project development. 

5. Identify and pursue business development opportunities related to a subject of expertise. 

6. Develop and maintain professional contacts with decision makers and contract administrators at targeted agencies. 

7. Actively support the development of proposals and marketing efforts in areas of expertise. 

8. Advise management on planning, pursuit and success related to projects associated with proven areas of expertise. 

9. Perform other duties as assigned.


1. Education: Bachelor's degree in related field required. Advanced degree preferred. 

2. Experience: Minimum 10 years’ experience in the field(s) of expertise. 

3. Skills: Strong interpersonal skills and written and oral communication skills. Knowledge of best thinkers and policy practitioners in related fields. Good project management and computer skills.
4. Other: Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance

CNA is committed to providing equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, or other non-merit based factors. In addition to federal legal requirements, CNA complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. These protections extend to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting and hiring practices, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training and career development programs. For more information about EEO protections, please view the EEO is the Law poster.To be considered for hire, all individuals applying for positions with CNA are subject to a background investigation. For positions requiring access to classified information, U.S. citizenship is required. Individuals will also be subject to an additional government background investigation, and continued employment eligibility is contingent upon the ability to obtain and maintain an active security clearance. 

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