Exercise Development and COOP Planning Lead

Job ID
Clearance Level
Top Secret/SCI


COOP exercise design, scenario development, drafting After-action Reviews, and corrective action development. 


Work with the client to identify and refine specific exercise requirements. Provide planning documentation, preparation of delivery materials, facilitation, and After Action Reports (AARs).  Draft an annual exercise strategy/plan with exercise goals, objectives, methodology, and calendar of proposed exercises.  Coordinate Interagency, Departmental and Combatant Command-level COOP exercises. Participate in exercise planning conferences and meetings; develop master scenario event lists; exercise design; after action reporting and corrective action planning.  Maintain records of relevant AAR findings in the Joint Lessons Learned Information System database.  Plan, coordinate and facilitate up to four Table Top Exercise (TTXs) annually.  Assess COOP plans, OPORDS, OPLANS and issuances to develop draft COOP strategy documents, Letters of Instruction, and risk assessments.  Assist the client with the administrative functions of emergency

evacuation/transportation exercises to include manifesting, briefing passengers, and meeting room logistics.




Required Experience:


2 years’ experience in planning COOP exercises at the Federal Agency, and Combatant Command-level.  

2 years’ experience with the Homeland Security Exercise Evaluation Program (HSEEP). 

2 years’ experience planning for and facilitating Table Top Exercises (TTXs).

1 year of experience with emergency transportation plans and procedures, exercises, and related operations.




Required Clearance: TS/SCI



Desired Qualifications:  Strong writing and briefing skills.  Ability to brief and interact with senior Defense officials.




About Aveshka:

Aveshka is a professional services firm focused on addressing our nation’s most complex threats and challenges. As a small business we’re committed to supporting our clients’ missions with services delivered by our diverse and experienced staff. With expertise in cybersecurity, emergency preparedness, and public health, our experience base spans federal, state, and local governments, as well as private sector entities.


Aveshka encourages collaborative communication and ongoing learning.  Some of our benefits include:


  • Extensive training programs
  • Gym membership reimbursement
  • Education reimbursement
  • Technology benefits
  • Commuter benefits
  • Generous paid time off and much more!


Aveshka is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)


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