Are you ready to join Northrop Grumman? If so, we are seeking a motivated professional to join our team as an Air Threat Planner/Simulations Operator and Controller. This position is located in Suffolk, VA.
Work as a member of a NGTS team supporting the JS J7. The Opposing Forces (OPFOR) Air Threat Planner/Simulation Operator and Controller works in the Opposing Forces (OPFOR) section of the Operations Task Order. Serves as the functional expert conducting research and analysis on OPFOR air forces and provides the primary capability for the conceptualization, development and credible replication of OPFOR air units, platforms, systems, weapons, munitions and tactics in computer-assisted joint and combined military exercises and mission rehearsals.
Qualified candidates will use their knowledge in the use of tactics, techniques, and procedures and how to control opposing and situational forces in computer assisted joint training exercises. Current simulations include the Air Warfare Simulation (AWSIM), Joint Conflict and Tactical Simulation (JCATS), Joint Semi Automated Forces (JSAF), Joint Theater Level Simulation (JTLS), and JCATS Low Overhead Driver (JLOD). Will also maintain certification in specified simulations.
Will assist in the accomplishment of training objectives for supported events by becoming knowledgeable in areas of the exercise control group, such as: scenario, event operational environment, Master Scenario Event List (MSEL), and Threat Concept of Operations. Conducts research on potential adversarial nation-states, non-state actors and other organizations posing a possible threat for U.S. and coalition partners.
The Operator / Controller will perform, but not be limited to, the following duties:
Prepare documents, (vignettes, test plans and procedures) and conduct simulation event tests in support of the joint event life cycle. Develop and execute the air forces portion of OPFOR campaign plans in support of joint and combined training events.
Participate in exercise planning and synchronization meetings incorporate exercise-training objectives into air campaign planning. Acquire and maintain proficiency in required simulation models, assist in the development and validation of viable simulation databases and participate in simulation testing.
1.Bachelor's degree. An additional 4 years of direct relevant experience may be considered in lieu of the degree requirement.
2.Excellent written and oral communication skills in order to articulate the required curriculum.
3.A minimum of five (5) years' experience in planning, operations, and conducting training for a service or joint/combined organizations.
4.Knowledgeable of air force military organizations and operations.
5.Capable of converting Operational level directives into Tactical level activity replicated in simulations
6.Knowledgeable of Air Tasking Order (ATO) and Airspace Control Order (ACO) processes
7.Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
8.Ability to develop plans, execute, assess, adjust, evaluate, and report with little supervision
9.Ability to organize and complete assignments according to established standards regarding clarity, conciseness, style & terminology.
10. Experience in exercise design, Joint Exercise Life Cycle (JELC), Universal Joint Task List (UJTL) and Master Scenario Event List (MSEL) processes.
11. Experience in using simulations to support training.
12. U.S. Citizen.
13. A current Secret Clearance.
14. Ability to obtain a TS/SCI Clearance.
1.Joint Staff experience.
2.Graduate of an Intermediate Service School.
3.Hands-on experience with computer-assisted exercises. 4
Combat Arms experience in either the Army or Marines.
4.A current Top Secret w/SCI Eligibility.
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