Joint Operational Lead Planner – US Forces Korea


Full-Time  |  Integrated Communications  |  Pyeongtaek, South Korea

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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. 


  • Perform Communications Strategy support of all phases of command actions regarding USFK contingency, campaign, deliberate, and directed planning. 
  • Lead the design, coordination, development, and publication of the new USFK support plan to the theater-level major war plan, including the development and validation of all Timed Phased Force Deployment Data (TPFDD), design and development of the Lines of Efforts, Concepts of Operations, Concept of Support, and Service Component synchronization and Risk Assessment. 
  • Plan, operationalize, and assess the assigned USFK mission and accomplish deliberate planning using available resources to advance U.S. security interests. 
  • Prepare written plans in a global context accounting for both ongoing (continuing) operations and the rest of the integrated framework (cross-Combatant Command requirements).

Required Skillsets/Knowledge

  • The Joint Operational Lead Planner must have experience conducting communication and planning efforts of moderate complexity, to include planning to plan, leading operational planning teams, providing briefings, arranging meetings, attending meetings, comprehensive record building and maintenance, updating projects and planning, liaising with a diverse group of program managers, creating plans, and producing reports on projects and event outcomes. 
  • Experience with Joint, multinational, and interagency planning is required. 
  • Understand 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).  


  • Active DoD Secret clearance required (TS and above desired)
  • At least 3 years of experience in joint, multinational, and interagency campaign and contingency planning at the Combatant Command (CCMD), Joint Task Force (JTF), or Subordinate Unified Command 
  • Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs, Political Science, National Security Studies, History, Accounting, Communication, Korean Studies, East Asia Studies, or a closely related field required
  • Regional experience in the USINDOPACOM geographic area of responsibility, specifically in Korea
  • Experience in assembling, creating, and keeping comprehensive program records and reports
  • Experience in coordinating bi-lateral meetings, events, and engagements
  • Extensive experience with Microsoft Office products, to include Excel, Word, and Power Point
  • 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
  • Experience working with a diverse team to accomplish a common task