Principal Military Trainer – Operational Contract Support (OCS) Analyst / Plans and Exercises Directorate (PLEX)

Requisition ID: R10011448

  • Category IconCategory: Technical Support
  • Location IconLocation: Fort Leavenworth - KS, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 25% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work — and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

Northrop Grumman is seeking a motivated professional to join our team as a Principal Military Trainer / Operational Contract Support (OCS) Analyst within the Scenario Design Division - Current Operations (SDD CUOPS) section of the Plans and Exercises Directorate (PLEX). The location of this position is Fort Leavenworth, KS. Exercise support staff for the Mission Command Training Program (MCTP) exercises to train Brigade, Division, and Corps Commanders and their staffs. MCTP established the Operational Contract Support (OCS) Division within PLEX to assist with training contracting oversight, guidance on policy, and the need to act as contracting liaisons to the Joint Contracting Command, as they are conduits to the regional contracting commands should any issues arise. Integrating basic familiarity with contractor support to deployed forces into WFXs to ensure that military commanders and other senior leaders, who may deploy to locations with contractor support, have the knowledge and skills needed to effectively manage contractors. The OCS Analyst coordinates, synchronizes, and de-conflicts OCS scenarios for MCTP exercises. Coordination and synchronization effort is key to exercise preparation and resolving exercise design issues.

Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Prepares Master Scenario Events List (MSEL) injetcs to build PMESII-based storylines that support the exercise scenario plan for MCTP simulation exercises.

2. As a OCS Analyst, plans and designs the replication of the OCS aspects of the Operating Environment (OE) existing in Joint, Interagency, Intergovernmental, and Multinational (JIIM) operations in order to develop current, relevant, campaign quality, joint and expeditionary Mission Command instincts and skills in the training audience.

3. Perform the duties of the OCS Analyst in planning, researching, developing, and presenting training to exercise support staff while being prepared to address anticipated questions concerning operational contracting from the training audience.

4. Familiar with Army and Joint doctrine, tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTP), planning and execution at the tactical and operational levels in a variety of Army and Joint organizations.

5. Participate in all Exercise Life Cycle (ELC) events: IEP, MEP, FEP, IPRs, and MSEL Conferences per the MCTP WFX SOP.

6. Assist the OCS Division OC/Ts in oversight and integration of OCS storylines/threads with (1) MCTP Operations Groups, (2) JS/J7 Doctrine Training Team (DTT), and (3) Sister Service training teams. assist OCS Division OC/Ts to ensure they have included comprehensive storylines that integrate OCS strategic partners into exercises such as, but not limited to: LOGCAP, DCMA, DLA, and COE.

7. Ensures fidelity of the scenario design is maintained throughout the exercise period. Provide OCS expertise to the Exercise Control Group (ECG) and participate in ECG Battle Rhythm events during exercises.

8. Inputs MSEL injects into the exercise, coordinates interagency activities in support of the scenario, and generates reports as directed.

9. Conducts research in support of scenario requirements for OCS for each exercise environment. Integrates OCS in Mission Command Seminars and Academics.

10. May deploy to various countries, as required, in support of U.S. military operations.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Baccalaureate Degree from an accredited college or university with 6 years of relevant experience; 4 additional years of experience may be used in lieu of a degree.
  • Be Functional Area (FA) 51 - Army Acquisition Corps, FA 90 - Logistics, FA 97 - Contracting and Industrial Management qualified, OR have received the 3C Operational Contract Support (OCS) Additional Skill Identifier (ASI).
  • Must have a current DoD Secret clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum 6 years U.S. military service.
  • 2 years experience in design, planning, configuration, and conduct of large-scale computer simulation exercises.
  • Recent operational contracting assignments overseas in support of OEF, OIF, or OND.
  • Attended the Army Logistics Management College (ALMC) / Army Logistics University (ALU) / Operational Contract Support Course (OCSC).
  • U.S. Army Command and General Staff Officer Course or equivalent.

Salary Range: 65700 - 98500

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042 ( we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by January 18, 2022 or by your start date if it is after January 18th. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of your start date.

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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Northrop Grumman

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.

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