Cyber Operations Planner

Clear Ridge Defense - Ft. Meade, Maryland

Clear Ridge Defense is seeking a Cyber Operations Planner to join our team in Fort Meade, Maryland!

Location: U. S. Cyber Command, Fort Meade, MD 
Availability: Immediately 
Strict Requirements:  

- Completion of Joint Professional Military Education Phase 1 (JPME 1), resident or non-resident. Other military operational planning courses may be considered as substitutes. 

- Current Top Secret security clearance with current polygraph exam. 

1. Ability to participate in and provide technical input throughout all planning functions alongside Joint Planning Groups and Operational Planning Groups in support of the Commander’s planning efforts and in a supporting role to other Combatant Commands. This position demands a fundamental full spectrum understanding of cyberspace operations and joint planning doctrine. 

  • Verified 2 years of experience as a Joint Operations Planner. 

  • Verified Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university. 

2. A basic understanding of how the Department of Defense is organized in the cyberspace warfighting domain is highly desirable, as well as planning experience at a Combatant Command or the Joint Staff. 

  • Knowledge of the JPP and APEX planning methods. 

  • Creative problem solver and strong analytical skills. 

3. The ideal candidate would lead or provide direct support to the development of cyberspace operations plans and orders. 


  • Excellent interpersonal communicator. 

  • Affinity for attention to detail and organizational skills.


Additional Information 

Come learn how we take care of our team, and why we were ranked Inc. 5000 Magazine’s #140 Fastest Growing Company nationwide – ranking #5 in Maryland and #7 in Government Services! And see how we were ranked a 2021 Top Workplace by the Baltimore Sun! 

Clear Ridge Defense is the premier service solutions provider supporting the Service and Joint cyberspace operations and intelligence community in three core areas of expertise: 

  • Cyber Systems & Software Engineering 

  • Cyber Intelligence & Operations Planning 

  • Security Risk Analysis, Mitigation & Training 

All delivered by highly talented and focused team members that are supported by an unmatched professional and family-oriented culture that leverages and builds on sound, proven principles. 

Benefits Snapshot: 

  • 100% Fully-Covered Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance 

  • 100% Fully-Covered Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Insurance 

  • 100% Fully-Covered Life and AD&D Insurance 

  • Competitive and Flexible Paid Time Off (PTO) / Leave 

  • 10 Paid Federal Holidays 

  • $500 New Uniform Bonus for Transitioning Military 

  • Monthly Tax-Free Cell Phone Stipend 

  • Monthly Tax-Free Gym Wellness / Streaming Subscription Stipend to include Amazon Prime, Netflix, Audible, etc. 

  • Competitive 401k Matching to plan for retirement 

  • Free financial advising from qualified experts 

  • Annual $5,000 Training Allotment 

  • One-of-a-kind Referral Program: $250/mo indefinitely, with no limit to number of referrals 

  • Business Development and Client Expansion Bonuses 

  • Monthly Company-Paid Socials and Events 

Posted On: Wednesday, December 15, 2021

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