Plan and Operations Specialist

Chicago, IL, USA
Job Type
Full Time

About the Role 

Summary: In this position as a Plans and Operations Specialist, you will develop strategic assessment methodologies and frameworks and conduct strategic and operational assessments. Your responsibilities include producing data collection plans, schedules, narratives, papers, and briefs as part of key decision support products. You will use computer information systems for planning and managing operations of global environmental monitoring and characterization systems through data entry and manipulation. This role involves performing professional environmental and planning studies, research, and analysis in compliance with local to federal in-country regulations, supporting proposed surveys and preparing associated environmental documents for consideration by decision-making bodies. 

This position is based in Chicago, IL, and requires in-person attendance.


  • Conduct research, review, evaluation, documentation preparation, and production services to complement the planning process using computer information systems that manage data related to environmental characterization and monitoring activities, environmental assessments, and various surveys.
  • Develop processes and methodologies for strategic assessments of business operations, activities, and actions against objectives related to functional plans and all domain awareness activities.
  • Provide guidance on how activities support business functions outlined in corporate strategy.
  • Ensure strategies and activities comply with business agreements and achieve environmental, social, and governance (ESG) goals. Identify and assess lessons learned from these activities to improve business operations and integration of computer information systems.
  • Support the development and management of project schedules, schedule management, resource management, and all operational functions of the Sentient All Domain Autonomous Response (SADAR) platform.


Required Experience:

  • Your resume must reflect the quality level of experience that demonstrates the possession of the knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies necessary for successful job performance required for this position. Examples of creditable experience include:
  • Developing the processes and methodologies that will be applied to provide strategic assessments of operations, activities, and actions related to insights provided by computer information systems, environmental monitoring systems and surveys, the client, survey teams, and corporate headquarters.
  • Ability to conduct business operations and crisis action planning utilizing computer information systems that protect, detect, and/or mitigate vulnerabilities in the SADAR platform.
  • Skill in applying functional expertise in the development of analytical methods and tools used to support business operations planning.
  • Skill in selecting and applying analytical methods and tools to the assessment of objectives that support simulation, plans, and strategies.
  • Knowledge of the role of business networks and other IT assets in supporting and facilitating operations.
  • Knowledge of the business organizational structure supporting environmental monitoring and computer information system operations planning and operations.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other members of the environmental monitoring community to write, articulate, and demonstrate the value of monitoring.
  • VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

About the Company

Laconic leads the global market in providing Environmental Intelligence services. We employ cutting-edge remote data sensing and geospatial technologies, human intelligence, AI and ML informatics, and predictive analytics to offer Environmental Monitoring, Risk Management, Decision Support, Domain Awareness, and Natural Capital Monetization applications. Our integrated technology platform and services enable governments, financial institutions, and corporations to make strategic business decisions in response to operational challenges arising from the intersection of ecology, economy, and security domains. As a member of the UN’s Global Marketplace, we design our services and applications to help clients achieve each of the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Our advanced SADAR™ Environmental Intelligence platform allows clients to assess various environmental scenarios promptly and make informed business decisions based on our proprietary analytics with the highest data pedigree. SADAR™ gathers environmental data through multi-modal ingestion from numerous global sources and organizes it using Laconic’s unique Universal Environmental Identifier (LUEI), which enables data fusion, contextual search, and custom ML models for our clients.

We collaborate with clients to develop tailored solutions that address diverse issues such as regional food security, decarbonization, financial compliance obligations, and habitat preservation. Our solutions maintain local social, cultural, and economic norms while actively promoting sustainable growth.

Our team comprises experienced professionals from a wide range of business, academic, and governmental sectors. We work with client nations and organizations to integrate newly available insights from the environment into strategies that reduce risk, boost profitability, and drive innovative initiatives.

At Laconic, we envision a world where humanity’s progress aligns with the protection, restoration, and ongoing sustainability of natural systems. We believe that responsible economic growth supports a thriving planet. Equipped with the necessary tools to deliver timely, relevant insights, our committed team upholds uncompromising excellence, high standards, and honest communication. Discretion and the power to choose our actions lie at the heart of Laconic’s core values.

Laconic, founded in 2019, holds Public Benefit Corporation (PBC) status and has its headquarters in Chicago, with additional offices in Bali, San Diego, and Toronto.