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Northrop Grumman (DoD Skillbridge) Staff Military Trainer – Humanitarian Assistance Coordinator (AHT), Fort Leavenworth, KS

Requisition ID: R10094287

  • CategoryCategory: Technical Support
  • 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.

As one of the largest global security companies in the world, Northrop Grumman is proud to help our nation’s military personnel make the transition to civilian careers. Approximately 1/4th of Northrop Grumman’s 90,000 employees self-identifies as veterans, and more than 1,600 are reservists. The Northrop Grumman Military Internship Program (NG-MIP) is an approved SkillBridge Program under Dept. of Defense Instruction 1322.29. The NG-MIP program is an opportunity for transitioning service members to gain valuable civilian work experience through an individual internship during their last 6 months of service, for up to 180 days. The Northrop Grumman Military Internship Program is open to all ranks and experience levels.  SkillBridge participants are not eligible for compensation from Northrop Grumman, as they continue to receive military compensation and benefits as Active-duty service members.

Responsibilities for this internship position are:

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NGC) has developed the Northrop Grumman – Military Internship Program (DoD SkillBridge) utilizing the DoDI guidance for SkillBridge. During this program the service member will be on-site at his or her host company performing an individual internship in an entry to mid-level career type role. The service member will be on the job training supporting a work schedule equivalent to 40hrs per week. Outlined below are the Goals, Objectives, and Outcomes for the program.

Goals – Provide transitioning service members fellowship-style job skills training during the last portion(s) of their military commitment. This program is specifically designed to offer internships that result in the potential to transition to a full-time opportunity as the conclusion of the training. Interns will serve as a pipeline for high-speed, motivated military candidates into NGC.

Objectives - Service Members who complete the Intern program will be highly trained, capable, future employees that align to the specific needs of the organization and are prepared to meet the NG mission “Defining Possible” on Day 1. This program provides a comprehensive internship experience including professional development, networking with leadership, and training specifically focused on NG leadership principles, company history, customer/stakeholder engagement, product and service overview, and core job responsibilities.

Outcome – Offer transitioning service member a rewarding opportunity to join the Northrop Grumman team.

 DoD SkillBridge Eligibility:

 - Has served at least 180 days on active duty
 - Is within 12 months of separation or retirement
 - Will receive an honorable discharge
 - Has taken any service TAPS/TGPS
 - Has attended or participated in an ethics brief within the last 12 months
 - Received Unit Commander (first O-4/Field Grade commander in chain of command) written authorization and approval to participate in DoD SkillBridge Program prior to start of internship.

Northrop Grumman Defense Systems sector (NGDS) is seeking a Staff Military Trainer – Humanitarian Assistance Coordinator 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.

In MCTP exercises, the Unified Action Partner Cell (UAPC) portrays governmental and nongovernmental organizations, and elements of the private sector with which Army training audiences plan, coordinate, synchronize, and integrate during the conduct of operations. MCTP utilizes the UAPC to develop the inclusion of UAPs in exercise Operational Environments (OEs), scenario development, storyline development, and other requirements in garrison and while deployed to events.


  • Support the MCTP UAPC Chief and the MCTP Department of the Army Civilian UAPC Program Coordinator, residing in the MCTP S35. 
  • The UAPC, together with other elements of MCTP, create and maintain a high-fidelity operating environment and a condition-setting training environment with capabilities and resources needed to replicate most complexities of the OE. The training environment will encompass various and simultaneous operational variable (PMESII-PT) interactions that produce complexities (two or more variables that interact) (Ref. AR 350-2, p.1, 2).
  • Support the development of scenario OEs, storylines, stimulus, and other requirements to create “realistic signatures and effects to stimulate Joint, interagency, intergovernmental, and multinational (JIIM) enablers; and produce ‘ill-structured problems’ for leader development” (Ref. AR 350-2, p. 2) that provide sufficient training value on Unified Action Partners, Civil-Military Operations, and other related event and exercise requirements as directed.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 15 years of professional experience, or Master’s degree with a minimum of 13 years of professional experience
  • Experience as FSL, FSO or Civil Military Assistance Coordinator with experience on DARTs, exercises and direct experience working with the military in the BHA Civil-Military Division
  • Relevant middle or senior level civilian agency experience working within a complex emergency, contingency, stability operations or warfighting environment within the last 15 years
  • Prior work experience in a non-governmental humanitarian assistance organization
  • Recent (within the last 8 years) experience serving in the capacity listed or a related Agency, Department, Administration or Bureau.
  • 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 a current security clearance background investigation, at a minimum an active Secret clearance
  • Must be able to work on-site at Fort Leavenworth in Kansas
  • Meets DoD Skillbridge qualifications as per DODI 1322.29

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree, from an accredited institution, in a subject related to the principal role they fulfill.
  • For USAID, Support Relief Group assigned to the Civil-Military Division, experience as a Civil Military Assistance Coordinator at the GS-13 or equivalent grade. Or experience with the office of Civilian-Military Coordination or BHA.
  • Relevant middle or senior level civilian agency experience working within a complex emergency, contingency, stability operations or warfighting environment within the last 5 years.
  • Recent (within the last 5 years) experience serving in the capacity listed or a related Agency, Department, Administration or Bureau.
  • Reach back capability within USAID and/or NGO networks.
  • U.S. Army Command and General Staff Officer Course, or MEL 4 equivalent Intermediate Level Education (ILE)
  • Familiar with current Army/Joint doctrine
  • Previous experience in computer assisted simulation training


Salary Range: $104,200 USD - $156,400 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.