Full Time Employee Contractor
The Training and Simulation Service Line, in support of the Navy and Marine Corps Customer Group, currently has a career opportunity for a Fleet and Joint Training Plans and Resources Program Analyst to provide support to U.S. Fleet Forces (USFF) Command in Norfolk, VA.
The individual in this position will provide training program analysis support and serve as a training plans and resources program analyst and action officer for the USFF Fleet/Joint Training Directorate (N7). Program Analysts have experience at the senior level including supervisory experience. In general, program analysts review program (specific) data, evaluate program plans/changes and assist in the preparation of documents with various senior-level, civilian and military stakeholders. They are able to analyze program information, strategize plans, produce quality analytic work in the form of information papers, white papers, briefs, and executive correspondence and effectively present the results in a clear and concise manner when required. Program Analysts utilize time and government furnished equipment/information to accomplish their tasks successfully and promote program efficiencies. They are subject matter experts (SME) in their fields of expertise.
The ideal candidate will be an experienced program analyst (at least five years’ experience) and subject matter expert (SME) in fleet training plans and programs, including familiarity with Optimized Fleet Response Plan (OFRP) training policy, implementation, and analysis of progress and effectiveness (e.g., Master OFRP Production Plans [MOPP]). In addition, he/she will have excellent public speaking, presentation, and time management skills, as well as at least three years of applicable program analyst experience in:
U.S. Navy training operations, policy, doctrine, systems, and staff procedures.
Managing/ prioritizing large, complex projects involving numerous stakeholders.
Leading working groups and cross-functional teams.
Leveraging best practices and handling multiple tasks and interruptions with minimal impact on productivity/deliverables.
Engaging Senior Staff at the Flag Officer/Director/Manager level
Conducting fleet training analysis/assessment to identify gaps, training needs and solutions.
Specific Functional Area duties include:
Provide assistance and advice on incorporating continuous performance improvement methods and integrating best training and education business practices into Fleet training policy and management.
Assist with the review of Fleet training policy; provide findings and advice to improve them. Outline roles, responsibilities, and charters, and develop templates to improve Government stakeholder initiatives.
Draft strategic plans to implement changes based upon guidance, policy document reviews, and recommendations.
Assist with the coordination of senior echelon, combatant commander, and training command staff review of Fleet training policy and adjudication of issues to ensure alignment across the Fleet.
Provide assistance and advice on the planning, coordination, and administration of the Fleet Training Integration Panel (FTIP).
Assist with the FTIP training requirements governance process including identifying, validating and documenting the requirements.
Prepare and deliver tools, such as balanced-scorecard, to assist in planning processes and analysis for the organization’s overarching initiatives.
Assist with maintaining and updating the organization-wide processes for supporting the implementation of an assessment plan to evaluate the ability to deliver Fleet training products and services in accordance with applicable guidance and assessment tools.
Conduct analysis to identify performance trends and training gaps.
Collate and analyze internal and external Fleet training surveys and feedback to identify process improvements and assist in preparing annual reviews.
Support the review and analysis of Fleet training policy and standards aspects of the Fleet and Joint Training Program, including environmental systems, training systems, and training range operations/requirements.
Monitor, review, coordinate, and recommend changes to policy documents, flag-level briefs, and FTIP action items.
Assist and advise the Fleet and Joint Training Directorate in development of Fleet training standards in accordance with the Universal Navy Task List (UNTL) and Fleet Training Continuum (FTC).
Monitor, review, coordinate and recommend changes to Fleet training requirements documents including instructions, briefs, capability development documentation and FTIP products.
Provide current accurate and complete training policy and standards related point/information papers, briefs/presentations and executive summary memorandum for USFF leadership on training issues.
U.S. citizen with Secret clearance and Bachelor of Arts or Science degree.
Active military duty experience at the senior enlisted or mid-grade officer level or higher.
Five (5) years of technical and general Program Analyst experience (seven years in lieu of degree will be considered)
Three (3) years of applicable Program Analyst and Functional Area experience (see detailed tasks above).
Must possess proven written and verbal communication skills at the senior executive level, be able to act independently, and effectively manage multiple priorities and interruptions with minimal impact on productivity and deliverables.
Experience in use of MS Office (e.g., Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint) products.
Experience as an Echelon III (or higher) staff officer.
Working knowledge or understanding of data bases required for Fleet training plans.
Comprehensive understanding of all phases of the Fleet Response Training Plan (FRTP) and Optimized Fleet Response Plan (OFRP).
Familiarity with Fleet Training policy documents, including the FTC and Type Commander (TYCOM) Training and Readiness manuals.
Understanding of the Fleet Training Command and Control (C2) structure.
***Current DoD Secret clearance REQUIRED. ***
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