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Fleet Deployment Training Support METOC/Acoustics Analyst Lead, NAVIFOR (Job Number:422141)
The Training and Simulation Service Line, in support of the Navy and Marine Corps Customer Group, currently has a career opportunity for a Fleet Deployment Training Support Meteorology and Oceanography (METOC)/Acoustics Analyst Lead to provide support to Commander, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command (CNMOC) in Stennis Space Center, MS, and Naval Information Forces (NAVIFOR) in Suffolk, VA.
The individual in this position will provide program analysis support and serve as the lead fleet/joint training and policy analyst and meteorological/oceanographic liaison and action officer for CNMOC, NAVIFOR and U.S. Fleet Forces (USFF) Fleet/Joint Training Directorate (N7). Functional Area Leads are specific program supervisors. As middle-level to upper level supervisors, they have the primary on-site responsibility for successful accomplishment of the training requirement (e.g., live/synthetic training event and training assessments). They are the Contractor equivalent of the Government’s Technical Assistant (TA). Functional area leaders are responsible for ensuring contractor personnel have a clear understanding of the tasks, resources, capabilities, schedules, metrics, and desired end-state. While they do not necessarily have to be subject matter experts in all of the areas of their assigned tasks, they are expected to fill a supporting role, rather than exclusively managing the Contractor work force. They are responsible for maintaining accurate records of resources required to complete tasks, and the daily status of their contractor workforce.
The ideal candidate will be an experienced program analyst and METOC subject matter expert (SME) in Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) environmental support and database maintenance and management. He/she will have experience with Carrier Strike Group (CSG) and Amphibious Readiness Group (ARG) training processes and Fleet Synthetic Training (FST) capabilities. In addition, he/she will have excellent public speaking, presentation, and time management skills, as well as at least three years of applicable technical team lead and SME experience in/with:
- Developing training scenarios, tactical/operational planning, synthetic/live training exercises/event execution, lessons learned and after action reporting.
- U.S. Navy training operations, policy, doctrine, systems, and staff procedures.
- Adapting to a fast-paced, team-based environment and managing team performance.
- Handling multiple priorities and interruptions with minimal impact on productivity/deliverables.
- Conducting fleet training analysis/assessment to identify gaps, training needs and solutions.
- Team/project leadership experience
Specific Functional Area duties include:
- Solicit environmental inputs, create required ASW support products and respond to requests for additional environmental products per CNMOC INST 3140.1M (METOC Support Manual).
- Liaise with Naval Oceanographic Office (NAVO) and Naval Research Lab (NRL), Stennis for FST-related database maintenance and architecture issues, maintaining database of issues and status of resolution. Coordinate monthly meetings to inform leadership of issues and potential solutions.
- Provide METOC subject matter expertise in support of FST events through presentations, briefings, data provision, and information papers.
- Develop processes and tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTP), and execution expertise for FST METOC support.
- Research, analyze, integrate and coordinate METOC products and activities to provide a realistic depiction of the environment.
- Attend all planning conferences, as required. Present environmental capabilities, solicit input from event designers, and conduct waterfront training.
- Provide technical expertise to white cell instructors, oceanographic and atmospheric divisions, staff METOC officers, Navy Oceanography ASW Teams (NOAT), and personnel running Navy Continuous Training Environment (NCTE) federated trainers.
- Provide environmental data, products and services, including detection ranges, tactical decision aid output, imagery, charts and data, and upload to the Oceanography portal.
- Attend after action meetings, as required, to ensure METOC support lessons learned throughout the entire FST domain are addressed.
- Determine additional METOC-related training/product/equipment requirements in support of FST events.
- Conduct assessments of current awareness/training levels within the FST domain to assist in capturing training/awareness gaps and requirements guidance, direction and tasking that directly relate to METOC integration into FST. These training gaps and requirements statements will serve as the justifying foundation for key performance parameters and additional attributes required to develop a robust training strategy.
- Develop transformational courses of action to ensure understanding, consensus, and alignment of requirements, and measures of effectiveness (MOE).
- Conduct periodic progress reviews and other meetings with the various stakeholders as required.
- Provide after action reports (AAR), as required, on FST product utilization, including recommendations for improvements and additional products and processes, to CNMOC and NAVIDFOR leadership.
- Monitor configuration control and engineering change status as it pertains to existing and future technical initiatives.
- Coordinate with CNMOC, NAVO, NRL-Stennis, and NAVIDFOR to advise and/or recommend R&D initiatives that will enhance FST.
- Ensure the Fleet Deployment Training Support Analyst in Stennis Space Center, MS, qualifies as Reach-back Cell Acoustic Analyst, augments operational watches (as required), and provides on-site technical expertise to the ASW reach-back cell.
REQUIRED EDUCATION / SKILLS:
- U.S. citizen with Bachelor of Science degree in Meteorology, Oceanography, or other related physical discipline.
- Active military duty experience, including recent meteorological/oceanographic/ASW operational experience at the senior Enlisted (E7-E9) or mid-grade officer (O3) level or higher.
- Five (5) years of technical team lead and general Analyst experience.
- 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 junior management and senior executive level, and be able to act independently.
- Experience in use of MS Office (e.g., PowerPoint) products.
- Familiarity with the Fleet Response Training Plan (FRTP) and Fleet Training policy documents, including the Fleet Training Continuum (FTC).
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EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability
Job Posting: Sep 21, 2016, 3:22:02 PM
Primary Location: United States-VA-SUFFOLK
Clearance Level Must Currently Possess: Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Top Secret/SCI
Potential for Teleworking: No
Shift: Day Job
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