SOF Intelligence Planner

Coronado, CA | Full-time


SOF Intelligence Planner

Obera is a rapidly growing veteran-owned small business supporting the Department of Defense and Department of State in their partner nation capacity building missions globally.  From our corporate office in Herndon, Virginia, and with international offices in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso and Bogota, Colombia, Obera continues expand our global footprint.  The individual hired for this position will be a core member of our outstanding team.


All Obera operations are premised on our five core values:

  • As a customer-centric organization, we will partner with our customers for mission success
  • We will settle for nothing less than excellence in execution
  • Our performance will always be characterized by agility, flexibility, and responsiveness
  • We will take the time and spend the extra effort needed to develop insightful solutions to customer requirements, thereby exceeding customer expectations
  • We will recruit great people with the right fit, and then hire, train, and trust them


Position Summary:

Obera is hiring a full-time SOF Intelligence Planner who will be responsible for providing collection and targeting material for the development of Concept of Operations (CONOP) of sufficient quality for formal operational approval processes and employment.  The position will be located in Coronado, CA. 



  • Reconstruct and document tasked networks by analyzing IC products/reporting and new technologies for developing and implementing strategies to support future SOF planning.
  • Examine tasked networks for metadata and evaluate findings to support SOF planning. Use these data to reconstruct and evaluate networks to judge the value to the tasked mission.
  • Analyze new technologies and leverage current and emerging analytic tools in support of sponsor directed tasking.
  • Provide a technical package detailing, including CONOPS, supporting mission concept development, future operations assessments, deployment and employment of emerging technologies and target level detail necessary per sponsor directed tasking.
  • Perform sustained target analysis and enhancement through the use of developed and reliable analytic techniques.
  • Identify analytic vectors using knowledge of various technologies and/or topics.
  • Examine IC reporting and metadata to support the development of existing targets and the discovery of other analytic vectors through the reconstruction and documentation of targeted networks.
  • Contribute to knowledge management by entering sources and analytic findings into appropriate databases and other repositories on a timely basis.
  • Collaborate closely with the Intelligence Community (IC) to include the extended enterprise. Coordinate and participate in meetings, analytic exchanges, exercises, war games, and demonstrations as directed by the sponsor.
  • Assist in planning operations overseen by Sponsor.
  • Assist in evaluation of target value, target vulnerabilities, and technologies appropriate for target engagement.

Required Qualifications:

  • Possess a valid state driver’s license.
  • Be able to operate a Personal Computer (PC) with common/standard business software programs. Be proficient in Microsoft Office applications to include Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Be able to communicate clearly and effectively with others, both verbally and in writing. Must be able to brief products concisely at senior levels of the SOF enterprise.
  • Enter data into multiple databases accurately.
  • Possess a Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) Security Clearance.
  • Naval Special Warfare/SOF experience highly desired.
  • Bachelors Degree required, Graduate degree preferred.
  • Operational experience as an Intelligence Planner required.

 Required Skills/Qualifications:

  • Proficient knowledge of the doctrine and application or utilization of Special Operations Forces (SOF) in various environments. This expertise might have been gained as a military SOF member or civilian capacity in a special operations command. A minimum of 5 years’ experience with SOF and Joint Intelligence Preparation of the Operating Environment is required.
  • Proficient knowledge of SOF and NSW doctrine, missions, capabilities and Mission Essential Task Lists (METLs) to analyze Special Operations major issues, objectives and planning processes with outcomes intended for Flag Officer/General Officer level joint standards.
  • Proficient knowledge developing target level intelligence materials, reporting, and other materials directly supporting the development of SOF missions, mission concepts and concepts of operations.
  • Working knowledge to evaluate critical and strategically important targets for target selection, target engagement, and mission planning.
  • Working knowledge of NSW mission areas related to Surveillance and Reconnaissance, hydrographic reconnaissance, Direct Action, Military Information Support Operations, military operational planning and campaign design.
  • Ideally, candidate should be familiar with the following documents:
  1. NWP 2-01 Intelligence Support to Naval Operations
  2. JP 2-0 Joint Intelligence
  3. JP 2-01.3 Joint Intelligence Preparation of the Operating Environment
  4. JP 3-60 Joint Targeting
  5. JP 5.0 Joint Planning
  • Working knowledge and familiarity with SOF operating systems and equipment.

 Competitive benefit Package: 

  • Health and Well-being - Competitive Medical, Dental, Vision and supplementary insurance.
  • Financial Future – 401(k) with an industry leading match. You are fully vested in all contributions from the start.
  • Paid time off


  • Based on qualifications and experience

Job Types:

  • Full-time, Contract

Required Travel:


 Equal Opportunity Employer:

Obera is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EOE/M/F/Disabled/Veteran