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Principal Military Trainer – Scenario Storyline Writer / Headquarters Support Team / S35 – Scenario Enterprise

Requisition ID: R10045434

  • Category IconCategory: Technical Support
  • Location IconLocation: Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, 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: 2

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 Defense Systems sector (NGDS) is seeking a Principal Military Trainer - Scenario Storyline Writer to join our growing team of diverse professionals supporting our Mission Command Training Program (MCTP) at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.  The MCTP trains Brigade, Division, and Corps Commanders and their staffs during simulation-driven command post Warfighter Exercises (WFX) in support of Large-Scale Combat Operations and across Multi-Domain Operations.

Responsibilities:

  • Assists in scenario design and preparation of the Operational Environment (OE) used to support WFXs

  • Prepares exercise storylines and Master Schedule Event List (MSEL) injects to meet training audience objectives and are assigned exercise rotations to help develop and track storyline inputs and to create a realistic OE for execution during Warfighter exercises

  • During WFXs, supports a team of full-time and part-time employees in storyline creation and execution

  • As required, participates in Exercise Life-Cycle (ELC) planning events, working side-by-side with the S35 Military Scenario Planner

    • ELC events include local events such as the weekly Exercise Planning Team (EPT) coordination meetings, Initial Exercise Planning (IEP), and Final Exercise Planning (FEP) conferences

  • Occasional travel to Main Exercise Planning (MEP) and Scripting Conferences may be required

  • During exercises, monitors the storylines / MSEL injects during exercise execution in coordination with multiple exercise location sites

  • Performs actions to ensure a fluid and accurate presentation of the OE and scenario to the training exercise units, and assists the Storyline Lead in developing dynamic scripting of MSEL injects to achieve exercise training objectives

Basic Qualifications:

  • One of the following:

    • High school diploma or GED with a minimum of 10 years of professional leadership experience

    • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 6 years of professional leadership experience

    • Master’s degree with a minimum of 4 years of professional leadership experience

  • Familiar with current Army/Joint doctrine

  • Highly proficient with MS Office suite of software (PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Access)

  • Must be able to travel as needed both CONUS and OCONUS (up to 25% of the time)

  • Must have an active U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Secret security clearance

  • Must be able to work on-site at Fort Leavenworth in Kansas

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree

  • U.S. Army Command and General Staff Officer Course, or MEL 4 equivalent Intermediate Level Education (ILE)

  • A minimum of 2 years of experience in design, planning, configuration, and conduct of large-scale computer simulation exercises

  • Previous experience in computer assisted simulation training


Salary Range: $65,800 USD - $98,800 USD

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. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.



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What's great about
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.


Did you know?

Northrop Grumman leads the industry team for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the largest, most complex and powerful space telescope ever built. Launched in December 2021, the telescope incorporates innovative design, advanced technology, and groundbreaking engineering, and will fundamentally alter our understanding of the universe.