The Engineering, Integration, and Mission Solutions (EIMS) Market Segment, in support of the Defense Systems Customer Group, currently has a career opportunity for a qualified former AEGIS Fire Controlman (NEC FC-1119 AEGIS Radar System Technician required), who deployed on board a Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD)-configured AEGIS ship, to provide support to the U.S. Fleet Forces (USFF) Ballistic Missile Defense Exercise (BMDEX) training program. The qualified candidate will provide direct assistance to Carrier Strike Group FOUR (CSG 4) and Tactical Training Group, Atlantic (TTGL) as a Training subject matter expert (SME) for the development, implementation, execution and assessment of the training program and requirements to support BMDEX. The candidate must be knowledgeable in SPY-1 B/D operations and have stood watch on an AEGIS ship as a Combat Systems Coordinator (CSC). Training SMEs are highly-skilled persons with knowledge gained over years of experience at senior levels. They promote greater information sharing for staffs and stakeholders. They provide realistic as well as reliable, consistent support and well-developed recommendations to various audiences in training and real world events. They will maintain the integrity of the training objectives, and maintain a knowledge base that is consistent with the requirements that cover the full spectrum of the listed Functional Area duties. SMEs serve as the catalyst for developing and evaluating requirements. They provide the expertise and insight to support programs and leaders at all levels, including very senior levels, civilian and military sectors. They are experienced subject matter experts in their fields of expertise. The ideal candidate for this position is U.S. Navy NEC qualified FC-1119 with at least one recent tour of duty on a BMD-configured AEGIS CG/DDG as a CSC, as well as experience as a Joint Semi- Automated Forces (JSAF) operator. In addition, he/she will have excellent public speaking, presentation, and time management skills, as well as at least four years of applicable Training SME experience in:
Developing training curricula
Conducting fleet/joint training assessments to identify gaps, training needs, and solutions
Delivering training in person and/or online
Developing and modifying training event/exercise scenarios and curricula
Managing training projects as team and/or project leader
Designing custom training to meet Fleet and Joint training objectives
Engaging senior staff at the Flag Officer/Director/Manager level
Handling multiple priorities and interruptions with minimal impact on productivity/deliverables
Specific Functional Area duties include:
Provide subject advice and expertise on evolving defensive systems and ensure that the BMDEX program is aligned with USN warfare training system processes, Navy Warfare Training System (NWTS) processes and the Fleet Training Continuum (FTC).
Develop lessons learned from exercise results, including assessment of Navy Mission Essential Tasks (NMET), and provide these findings to the Government no later than one week following the completion of each event.
Assist in the development, review and delivery of expert academic and operational instruction in BMD systems; tactics, techniques and procedures (TTP); doctrine; and best practices to fleet personnel. This may include hardware and software configuration. This instruction also includes academic and synthetic training provided to AEGIS Ashore teams that deploy to locations within the USEUCOM area of responsibility (AOR). This instruction may periodically involve travel.
Assist with BMD/ Fleet Synthetic Training (FST) coordination, execution and scenario development and integration of live, virtual, and constructive (LVC) simulations into representative real world scenarios. Provide expert knowledge of the Joint Warfare Training System (JWTS), joint training team (JTT), NWTS and NMETs.
Provide assistance and expertise of Aegis weapon system capabilities and employment in support of BMD training events.
Assist with planning and executing BMD FST At Sea Training events.
Assist with planning and executing AEGIS Ashore Watch Team training and certification events.
TYPICAL EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelors and six (6) years or more of related experience; Masters and four (4) years or more experience; PhD and 0 years related experience
REQUIRED EDUCATION / QUALIFICATIONS / SKILLS:
U.S. citizen with Secret clearance with the ability to obtain Top Secret/SCI eligibility.
Active military duty experience as a Senior Enlisted Fire Controlman (NEC FC-1119 AEGIS Radar System Technician) qualified as a Combat Systems Coordinator (CSC) on an AEGIS BMD ship, knowledgeable in SPY-1 B/D operations, and an expert in the use of programmable wave form energy and radar operations in support of BMD.
Eight (8) years of technical and general Training SME experience (ten years in lieu of degree will be considered).
Four (4) years of applicable Training SME and Functional Area experience (see detailed tasks above) with BMD requirements, specializing in maritime force capabilities.
Must possess proven written and verbal communication skills at the senior executive level, and be able to act independently.
Must be willing to travel overseas and in CONUS up to 10 percent of the time.
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS / SKILLS:
Bachelor of Arts or Science degree.
Knowledgeable in data entry, operations, and products associated with the AEGIS Mission Planner (AMP).
Five (5) years of experience at the instructor/evaluator level on a strike group or numbered fleet command staff or equivalent DoD training staff involving synthetic BMD mission planning and execution.
Familiarity with entering and evaluating the effectiveness of SPY radar doctrine.
Familiarity and solid understanding of the Navy Composite Warfare Commander (CWC) concept with strong knowledge of air defense, BMD, and Navy strike warfare.
Significant experience with FST utilizing the Navy Continuous Training Environment (NCTE) to conduct scenario development and integration LVC capabilities into a realistic training environment.
Two (2) years’ experience as a JSAF operator.
Recent experience in joint and naval exercises, war gaming, and exercise/event planning.
Current DoD Secret clearance with ability to obtain Top Secret/SCI eligibility REQUIRED.