Offensive Cyberspace Operations (OCO) SME

ACMC · Augusta, Georgia
Department ACMC
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

The OCO SME will provide (with focus on offensive infrastructure, tailored and close access, OCO tools development, and target analysis and development),  Plan, prepare, and execute action officer and senior-level conferences, meetings, workshops, and reviews in support of ongoing programs/projects related to CDID Cyber roles and responsibilities for developing capabilities for a joint network-enabled force. Present CM Cyber positions at conferences, boards, committees, panels, working groups, reviews and other forums as deemed appropriate.

• Prepares written reports and analyses. Maintains military and analytical currency through continued formal and informal education. Remains cognizant of new developments and problems which impact DOD capabilities. Pursues professional development through continued education, business contacts, military literature and reports, and professional seminars, meetings, and briefings. Prepares memoranda, technical reports, and briefings embodying the results of group and individual work for presentation to CCOE senior bodies and top-level decision-makers.

• Conduct research and analysis in support of capability requirements development.

• Analyzes approved concepts and doctrine for the purpose of developing DOD OCO related universal tasks and determining OCO capability gaps. 

• Conducts research and analysis across multiple sources in order to establish the foundation for required OCO capability and architecture development, identify capability gaps, and generate DOTMLPF-P solutions such as doctrine (principles and tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) development, organizational design changes, training initiatives, materiel solutions, leadership and education requirements, personnel solutions, and facilities renovation and design.

• Develop network architectures and illustrate security measures.

• Provide comprehensive expertise in offensive cyberspace operations, research and analysis, as well as, capability requirements development; integrate offensive cyberspace operations with electronic warfare, signals intelligence, and information operations.

• Provide comprehensive expertise in offensive cyberspace operations, research and analysis, as well as, capability requirements development.

• Produces concepts of operation, operational mode summaries/mission profiles, basis of issue guidance, and system training plans for systems within his/her area of focus. 

• Coordinates architecture product support for his/her related systems and works with the architect to develop appropriate operational views, capability views, architecture views, and system views.  

• Collaborates with the designated Program Management (PM) Office in the development of System Engineering Plans and Test and Evaluation Management Plans – assisting the PM with the identification and assessment of essential elements of analysis; and acts as a member of a team consisting of functional, training, operational and T&E experts to execute the post-deployment assessment. Ensures final solution is fielded in accordance with approved fielding strategy. 

• Participates in capability needs analyses (CNA) to assess the DOD's ability to perform future OCO missions as defined by joint and Army concepts taking into account existing and programmed solutions. Identifies baseline joint and Army OCO capabilities; assesses and recommends priorities for capabilities based upon risk to mission success if not performed; assesses accommodation of OCO capabilities given programmed DOTMLPF-P solutions resourced over the budget years; assesses and recommends priorities for DOTMLPF-P solutions; and identifies, assesses, and recommends for priorities for macro-level gaps given the current level of funding. Coordinates results of analyses that support recommendations to key stakeholders and senior leadership.

• Produces conceptual products that require assessments which include studies, experimentation, war-gaming, analyses, testing and simulations in order to determine what DOTMLPF solution sets are necessary to gain the specific capabilities required for the future force.

• Synchronizes and integrates all people, process, and technology aspects of experiments/assessments that build the required body of knowledge to operationalize OCO concepts with the associated required capabilities. This includes attending planning conferences, coordinating technical integrations/lab-based risk reductions, ensuring the delivery of equipment and new equipment training, and monitoring outcomes of validation and communication exercises. 

• Coordinates the execution of prototype experiments and demonstrations that satisfy critical operational needs and test compelling technologies to inform the future and spin forward feasible future force capabilities. Prototype experiments are derived from internal review of concept development experiments (in particular, testing critical assumptions and critical program information); capability gap challenges based on an assessment of operational lessons learned and professional military judgments; integrated architecture analysis (when available); and innovative concepts from across the community of practice to include industry and academia. 

• Integrates all experimental or assessment insights and findings to produce the integrated body of knowledge supporting OCO capability development decision-making. Products represent the minimum information required to support the overall experimentation process and effectively capture the critical information for the CDID. 

• Generates products that provide experimentation/assessment observations, insights, findings, and recommendations. Produces applicable portions of a DOTMLPF Change Request and executes formal methods to capture the results of experimentation/assessments and ensure they are transitioned to the authoritative organization for implementation. 

• Collaborates with the Science & Technology (S&T) community to assist in developing the DOD Science and Technology Master Plan. DOD technology objectives identified in the DOD Science and Technology Master Plan provide the basis for the construct of advanced technology demonstrations. Works S&T community to develop and demonstrate a new OCO capability that does not exist though such methods as prototyping. Moreover, works with industry, academia, and/or the S&T community to accelerate the maturation of advanced technologies, assists in providing cost data for possible solutions and insight into non-materiel implications.

• Plans, prepares, executes, and leads action officer and senior-level conferences, meetings, workshops, and reviews in support of ongoing programs/projects related to CDID-Cyber roles and responsibilities for developing capabilities for the Cyber Mission Force and overall cyberspace workforce. Present CM Cyber positions at conferences, boards, committees, panels, working groups, reviews and other forums as deemed appropriate.

Required Education and Experience:

• Possess a minimum of three (3) years of experience in conducting offensive cyberspace operations in support of USCYBERCOM, INSCOM, Army Cyber Command cyberspace operations or NSA computer network exploitation missions. 

• Two (2) years of experience with force modernization efforts such as capability development, materiel development, requirements determination/development, and/or force management is preferred but not required.

Possess at a minimum a bachelor’s degree or higher.  Degree will have a focus in computer science, information technology, information systems management or computer programming. 

• In lieu of aforementioned computer science related bachelor’s degree, a bachelor’s degree of any kind along with seven years’ experience in OCO or computer network exploitation.  

Possess at least one of the following certifications:

•  Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) 

•  GIAC® Penetration Tester (GPEN)

•  Offensive Security Certified Professional (OCSP)

Additional Eligibility Qualifications:  None

Other Duties:

The above job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position.  Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as assigned by their supervisor. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Work Authorization/Security Clearance:

Must possess a Top-Secret security clearance and upon award be immediately eligible for nomination to receive Special Compartmented Information (SCI) access and able to be read on to Special Assess Programs (SAP) and Special Technical Operations (STO).

Supervisory Responsibility:  None

Work Environment: 

The Cyberspace operations will conduct business between the hours of 0730 and 1630 hours Monday thru Friday except Federal holidays or when the Government facility is closed due to Federal Holidays, local or national emergencies, administrative closings, or similar Government directed facility closings. The work schedule may vary based on mission requirements. Work will be performed at the (US) Army CYBER CoE, CDID, CM Cyber, 506 Chamberlain Avenue, Fort Gordon, GA 30905-5735, unless designated to conduct duty at another local on a permanent or semi-permanent basis.

Physical Demands: 

Employee will be required to remain in a stationary position, often standing or sitting for prolonged periods, be able to ascend or descend ladders, stairs, ramps, and poles.  Employee must be able to accomplish tasks in various environments including tight and confined spaces.  Employee must be able to exert up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.  Employee is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as preparing and analyzing data and figures, viewing a computer terminal and do extensive reading;  Physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the duties described in the work environment. 


Travel within the Continental United States (CONUS) and Outside the Continental United States (OCONUS) to support tasks and requirements may be required.  

AAP/EEO Statement:

ATL provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex/gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, genetic information and/or predisposing genetic characteristics, victim of domestic violence status, veteran status, or other protected class status. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leave of absence, compensation and training. The Company also prohibits retaliation against any employee who exercises his or her rights under applicable anti-discrimination laws. Veterans with expertise in these areas are highly encouraged to apply. 


Medical, Dental, and Vision Plans offered to all employees.

401K plan with up to 4% matching

Long-term and Short-term Disability

Standard Life Insurance

Training and Tuition Assistance

Paid Time Off (PTO)

Apply online at and click on Careers.

**This position is in support of current opportunities.** 


Thank You

Your application was submitted successfully.

  • Location
    Augusta, Georgia
  • Department
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience