Joint Operational Planner – South Korea


Full-Time  |  Integrated Communications  |  Pyeongtaek, South Korea

Barbaricum is a rapidly growing government contractor providing leading-edge support to federal customers, with a particular focus on Defense and National Security mission sets. We leverage more than 13 years of support to stakeholders across the federal government, with established and growing capabilities across Intelligence, Analytics, Engineering, Mission Support, and Communications disciplines. Founded in 2008, our mission is to transform the way our customers approach constantly changing and complex problem sets by bringing to bear the latest in technology and the highest caliber of talent.
Headquartered in Washington, DC's historic Dupont Circle neighborhood, Barbaricum also has a corporate presence in Tampa, FL and Dayton, OH, with team members across the United States and around the world. As a leader in our space, we partner with firms in the private sector, academic institutions, and industry associations with a goal of continually building our expertise and capabilities for the benefit of our employees and the customers we support. Through all of this, we have built a vibrant corporate culture diverse in expertise and perspectives with a focus on collaboration and innovation. Our teams are at the frontier of the Nations' most complex and rewarding challenges. Join us.
Barbaricum seeks a Joint Operations Planner to provide support to a fast-paced and dynamic program supporting the U.S. military 4 star-led, joint command United States Forces Korea (USFK) in South Korea. This individual will leverage military experience within planning, operations or intelligence domains to help the Command identify key strategy challenges, key planning assumptions and available resources. This team includes strategic communications planners and analysts, as well as behavioral research and web development functions. 


  • Support USFK to create, update, and provide recommendations for joint operations plans and strategies
  • Develop intermediate and long-term objectives, focus areas that support end states
  • Assess performance against intermediate and long-term objectives
  • Create security assessments of partner countries
  • Establish clearly defined roles for participating countries
  • Develop concepts and plans for theater campaigns, define engagement concepts
  • Manage regional coordination
  • Shape, brief, and submit information and recommendations to senior-level decision-makers


  • Active DoD Secret Clearance required; TS/SCI clearance preferred
  • Must have a Bachelor's degree in International Affairs, Political Science, National Security Studies, History, Accounting, Communication, Korean Studies, East Asia Studies, or a closely related field. Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the United States Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements. Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this requirement.
  • Must have at least 2 years of experience conducting planning efforts  of moderate complexity, to include arranging meetings, comprehensive record building and maintenance, updating projects and planning, liaising with a diverse group of program managers, providing briefings,  and creating reports on projects and event outcomes
  • Must have a practical understanding of joint, multinational, and interagency planning
  • Must have an understanding of key joint planning guidance documents including National Security Strategy (NSS), National Defense Strategy (NDS), National Military Strategy (NMS), Unified Campaign Plan (UCP), Contingency Planning Guidance (CPG), Joint Strategic Capabilities Plan (JSCP), Globally Integrated Base Plans, Operational Plans (OPLANs), and Contingency Plans (CONPLANs)
  • Military experience required, preferably within an Army strategy, planning, operations, or intelligence role
  • Experience in joint, multinational, and interagency campaign and contingency planning at the Combatant Command (CCMD), Joint Task Force (JTF), or Subordinate Unified Command is preferred
  • Regional experience in the USINDOPACOM geographic area of responsibility, specifically in Korea, is preferred
  • Experience in assembling, creating, and keeping comprehensive program records and reports is highly preferred
  • Extensive experience in coordinating bi-lateral meetings, events, and engagements
  • Ability to compile, organize, format, categorize, label, and store team research products appropriately to enable quick retrieval in support of Key Leader requests for information
  • In-depth experience supporting international relations and agreements, promoting regional geopolitical objectives, or similar military or diplomatic efforts
  • Strong research skills, particularly those applied in a work setting (i.e. not only university coursework)
  • Ability to proactively develop, synthesize, and articulate effective and actionable policy recommendations
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced setting, defining, and meeting deadlines
  • Ability to synthesize information from various sources
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a professional team
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Attention to detail, excellent organizational skills, and professional demeanor
  • Proven experience using Microsoft Office applications such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook