Northrop Grumman Defense Systems is seeking a motivated professional to join our team as a Staff Mission Planner. The location of this position is at Nellis AFB, NV in the Virtual Test & Training Center (VTTC). The qualified candidate will facilitate the daily execution of Large Force Employment (LFE) and Small Team integration events for the Nellis Mission Operations Network (NMON) and other distributed training events.
Responsibilities include a thorough knowledge of fighter (F-15C, F-15E, F-16C, F-22A and F-35A, F/A-18) employment and training requirements. The Mission Specialist will facilitate the VTTC's support of USAF Warfare Center (USAF Weapon School, OT&E, Red Flag & Combatant Command exercises) training through scheduling, scenario development, mission materials, brief, event execution and debrief support for Large Force Employment (LFE) and Small Team events. The candidate may attend CAF exercise planning conferences, meetings and site visits to gain a better understanding unit training requirements.
To accomplish these unit training requirements he/she will develop the executable Computer Generated Forces (CGF) scenarios, mission materials and briefs for the diverse aircrew training audience. The Mission Specialist is the focal point for the execution of the VTTC missions while acting as the white force. He/she will assist the VTTC Mission Director in regulating the flow of timely injects throughout the training event while simultaneously troubleshooting battlespace deficiencies to ensure mission Desired Learning Objectives are achieved
Additional duties may include:
Candidate may provide consulting expertise to military and/or defense clients to develop and evaluate military training and doctrine. Candidate may provide specialized planning and/or execution expertise in specialized phases of military training exercises--including doctrinal development, scenario development, and after action review and analysis.
The Mission Specialist must be a team player, able to work comfortably and effectively with engineers, weapons system operators, internal and external team members, sub-contractors as well as sponsors and other Department of Defense contractors. Strong interpersonal skills are required to be fully effective, especially in a deployed type setting. This position requires 25% travel, support of conferences, meetings, and other operational planning events. This position may require travel to support Red Flag-Alaska or Northern Edge training events for up to 3 weeks duration. Flexibility, problem solving and communication skills are a critical requirement for this position.
Bachelor's Degree with 14 years' experience, 12 years with Masters, 9 years with PhD.
US citizenship required with active DoD Top Secret clearance with SCI & SAP eligibility
Operational experience in F-22, F-35, F-16, F-15C/E or F/A-18 aircraft.
Ability to provide consulting expertise to military and/or defense clients to develop and evaluate military training and doctrine.
Thorough knowledge of AFTTP3-1 guidance
Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.).
Ability to travel up to 3 weeks at a time to support training events.
Ability to work flexible schedule to support customer schedule.
USAF Weapons School OR Navy Top Gun Graduate
Operationally relevant (combat operations, operational flying assignment, OT&E or USAFWS) rated experience within last 10 years (simulator instructor experience may be considered).
Experience with Combat Air Forces DMO exercises and simulations
Mission commander experience
Ability to provide specialized planning and/or execution expertise in specialized phases of military training exercises-including doctrinal development, scenario development and after action review and mission analysis.
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