Vistra Communications

Regional Defense Planner

Job Locations US-FL-Tampa
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(3/1/2018 12:26 PM)
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Vistra is a nationally recognized, full-service public relations and marketing agency providing communications strategy and professional solutions across the United States and beyond to local and national business and nonprofit organization as well as local, state and federal government agencies.


Vistra is looking for a Regional Defense Planner for a proposed contract located at USCENTCOM in Tampa, FL. 


As a Regional Defense Planner, you will be the Branch Subject Matter Expert (SME) Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) or DoD-wide reviews of HQ USCENTCOM campaign and contingency plans with the Joint Planning Execution Community. Your expertise will provide support within the discipline of Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction. During crises, you will provide CWMD expertise to the Operational Planning Teams, the Command Planning Board, and the Joint Operations Center (JOC) for planning and execution of all CWMD missions.


You will serve as the Command lead for the CWMD Regional CWMD Campaign Plan; integrates CWMD plans operations, actions and activities into the Regional CWMD Campaign Plan and relevant Contingency plans, to include highly classified compartmented plans.




Core duties and responsibilities include the following (other duties may be assigned):

  • USCENTCOM SME for CWMD policy, strategy, and planning.
  • Coordinates, develops and presents CWMD plans briefings up to, and including, the HQ USCENTCOM Combatant Commander.
  • Responsible to develop and make CWMD-related recommendations to the Unified Command Plan, the National Strategy for CWMD, and the National Military Strategy for CWMD.
  • Serves as the SME for the Joint Planning and Execution System (JOPES) and for all Adaptive Planning and Execution System (APEX) activities to include the Guidance for Employment of the Force (GEF) and the Joint Strategic Capabilities Plan (JSCP).
  • Develop, publish and make recommendations for publication all USCENTCOM CWMD-related DoD publications, instructions and directives.
  • Must staff, prepare complex operations or technical documentation, conduct reviews and deliver presentations.
  • Frequently serve as the primary point of contact for high visibility exercises, directing and supporting planning, coordination and execution.
  • Provide technical support in the development of overall joint system concepts, designs and technical approaches to meet broadly stated requirements and objectives.
  • Prepare complex operations or technical documentation, conduct reviews and deliver presentations.
  • Routinely access and update the Global Theater Security Cooperation Management Information System (G-TSCMIS).
  • Directs and participates in all phases of joint system review and development.
  • Directs and performs top-level system analysis, perform trade studies, perform technical optimizations, and develop high-level designs
  • Perform analysis tasks as directed


  • Position Requires a Master’s degree.
  • A graduate of a military planning school such as School of Advanced Military Studies (SAMS), or equivalent, is preferred.
  • Five (5) + years of practical experience in the area relating to CWMD.
  • Must have a TOP SECRET clearance with SCI access.


Vistra Benefits:


Paid Time Off (PTO) and 10 paid holidays

IRA Match

Health Benefits to include: Medical, Health Savings Account, Dental, Vision and Telemedicine

Employer Paid Disability & Life Insurance

Employee Assistance Program -EAP



2016 & 2017 Top PR Firm Ranked #1 / Tampa Bay Business Journal

2016 Small Business of the Year / Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce

2016 SBA South Florida District Veteran-Owned Small Business of the Year 


Vistra Communications is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or other protected status. DFWP.


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