Strategic Communications Advisor - TS/SCI

 Arlington, VA

Job Description Summary

Maximus is looking for a Strategic Communications Advisor with a TS/SCI clearance to work with a team based in Arlington, VA.

The candidate will have direct involvement with the Director and office leadership to formulate, develop and produce strategic communications for departmental and stakeholder awareness. The aim of these products will serve to inform internal leadership, strengthen corporate governance and enhance consistency in messaging to improve external stakeholders understanding as it relates to critical milestones, activities and issues. The candidate must have the ability to articulate complex problem sets and programmatic objectives, and distill concepts effectively to facilitate decisions for key and principal leaders. The candidate must process strong writing and briefing skills and maintain the ability to work under stringent timelines to interact effectively with seniors at the highest level of the Department.


Work closely with senior level leadership and will manage the implementation and execution of internal and external communications plans and strategies or initiatives/programs/projects.

Provides sound advice to leadership on internal communications issues and develops effective communication strategies related to discrete issues.

Support policy development, requirements generation and PPBE processes.

Manage and improve relationships with core groups to ensure stakeholder equities are appropriately reflected

Oversee development and submission of Information Papers, Memorandums for Record, and various communiqu to support Directorate requirements.

Develop informative briefing materials for senior leaders.

Ensure conformance with established guidelines; provide timely feedback and status upon request.

Perform special projects on own initiative or as assigned.

Ensure conformance to established deadlines.

Basic Qualifications:

Active TS/SCI clearance in JPAS/DISS

OSD, Service or Joint Staff experience, including working in the Pentagon

Strong, independent problem-solving skills in a DoD environment

Strong interpersonal skills and experience supporting decision making for DoD senior leadership

Very strong writing and communication skills, along with high-level of understanding using tools such as MS Office.

Preferred Qualifications:

Knowledge/experience with DoD processes

Experience in SAP, Cyber, and IT mission areas

Military background, with experience as either a Public Affairs Officer, Chief of Staff or Briefer

Graduate of the School of Advanced Military Studies/Warfighting/Strategic Studies (i.e. training and experience in complex problem solving in the context of DoD issues)

Job Summary

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MAXIMUS Introduction

Since 1975, Maximus has operated under its founding mission of Helping Government Serve the People, enabling citizens around the globe to successfully engage with their governments at all levels and across a variety of health and human services programs. Maximus delivers innovative business process management and technology solutions that contribute to improved outcomes for citizens and higher levels of productivity, accuracy, accountability and efficiency of government-sponsored programs. With more than 30,000 employees worldwide, Maximus is a proud partner to government agencies in the United States, Australia, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Singapore and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit

EEO Statement

EEO Statement: Active military service members, their spouses, and veteran candidates often embody the core competencies Maximus deems essential, and bring a resiliency and dependability that greatly enhances our workforce. We recognize your unique skills and experiences, and want to provide you with a career path that allows you to continue making a difference for our country. Were proud of our connections to organizations dedicated to serving veterans and their families. If you are transitioning from military to civilian life, have prior service, are a retired veteran or a member of the National Guard or Reserves, or a spouse of an active military service member, we have challenging and rewarding career opportunities available for you. A committed and diverse workforce is our most important resource. Maximus is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Maximus provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disabled status.

Pay Transparency

Maximus compensation is based on various factors including but not limited to a candidate's education, training, experience, expected quality and quantity of work, required travel (if any), external market and internal value analysis including seniority and merit systems, as well as internal pay alignment. Annual salary is just one component of Maximus's total compensation package. Other rewards may include short- and long-term incentives as well as program-specific awards. Additionally, Maximus provides a variety of benefits to employees, including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, a retirement savings plan, paid holidays and paid time off. Compensation shall be commensurate with job duties and relevant work experience. An applicant's salary history will not be used in determining compensation.

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