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Manager, Team Leader 2

Requisition ID: R10088992

  • CategoryCategory: Program Management
  • LocationLocation: Fort Leavenworth, KS, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 25% of the Time
  • Relocation AssistanceRelocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
  • Number of Positions AvailablePositions 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 Defense Systems sector is seeking a Manager, Team Leader 2 World Class Opposing Force Team Chief to join our growing team of diverse professionals at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.  The selected candidate will lead and work with general guidance from functional management, providing team leadership to a customer-focused team or group of teams committed to increased quality and productivity.


  • Manages a 25-person team of World Class Opposing Forces (WCOPFOR) Planners and Simulation Work Area Commanders to provide a world class adversary during Mission Command Training Program (MCTP) Warfighter (WFX) exercises

  • Supports up to five WFXs each year by conducting the Military Decision-Making Process (MDMP) to produce five written orders

  • Provides management oversight of the OPFOR Support Division (OSD) as they conduct WARSIM training to new full-time and part-time hires, conduct database scrubs prior to each WFX, and conduct START File build prior to each WFX

  • Participates in WCOPFOR Training Day before each exercise

  • Functions as the WCOPFOR Chief of Staff assisting the military in the execution of WCOPFOR activities during exercise execution,

  • In accordance with organization goals, provides direction on activities and behaviors to increase morale and motivates team members

  • Cultivates and reinforces appropriate group values, norms, and behaviors

  • Identifies and analyzes problems, plans, tasks, and solutions

  • Provides guidance to team on development, performance, and productivity issues

  • Represents the team, presenting team suggestions and recommendations on processes and procedures in accordance with organization cost, quality, and productivity goals

  • Reports to organization management on team accomplishments, achievements, and productivity

Basic Qualifications:

  • One of the following:

    • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 10 years of professional and/or military leadership experience

    • Master’s degree with a minimum of 8 years of professional and/or military leadership experience

  • Military Education Level 4 (MEL 4) graduate / Intermediate Level Education (ILE)

  • Former Field Grade Officer

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

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

  • Must have an active U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Secret security clearance; must be eligible for Top Secret

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree

  • Experience with Constructive Simulation Models (WARSIM especially)

  • Experience working with the Mission Command Training Program (MCTP)

  • Familiar with U.S. Army doctrine and Opposing Force Doctrine (FM 7-100 Series)

  • Familiar with MCTP processes (travel, manning and contract deliverables)

  • Former Battalion Command

  • MEL 1

Salary Range: $87,300 USD - $130,900 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

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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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.