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Principal Military Collective Trainer – Fires

Requisition ID: R10111735

  • CategoryCategory: Technical Support
  • LocationLocation: Fort Hood, TX, 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, 10% 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 (NGDS) is seeking a Principal Military Collective Trainer – Fires to join our growing team of diverse professionals supporting our III Corps Mission Command Training program at Fort Cavazos (Formerly Fort Hood) in Killeen, Texas. The selected candidate will represent the Fires Warfighting Function (WfF) on the Mission Command Training Team (MCTT) at the Fort Cavazos, Texas (FCTX) Mission Command Training Center (MTC). This team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized training products and events for U.S. Army customer units providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter.

In support of the Mission Training Center, the Principal Collective Trainer for Fires is an integral part of the collective training team and exercise design at our site. Must be a subject matter expert in the technical aspects of the Fires warfighting function in addition to being a subject matter expert for all the tasks required of the collective training team.  The Principal Collective Military Trainer is prepared to assist other team members with the technical aspects of Fires in the design and execution of small to large exercises requiring simulations support and can take lead in the mentoring and over-the-shoulder training of staffs within III Corps. Also ensures the team can connect Live, Virtual, and Constructive (LVC) simulations within one week of notice.  

  • Mission Command Staff Collective Training to include facilitating Digital Fires-focused training to achieve specific unit training objectives in conjunction with other WfFs for Army battalion, brigade, division and corps staffs. Specific areas of training to include:
  • AFATDS - data base build; data distribution lists; loading of JMUL; fire mission processing; Counter fire OPS; AFATDS guidances; LAN and radio communications ; digital Airspace clearance with TAIS / FSE and FDC ops; DDS publish and subscribe.
  • JADOCS - build JADOCS configuration file; TAIS / AFATDS integration, JADOCS / AFATDS integration, JADOCS / TAIS integration, CPOF and or CPCE / AFATDS integration, SISTIM / AFATDS integration and fires simulation. 
  • Provide introductory, pre-exercise, over the shoulder and guided targeting process, meeting, battle drills, and TTPs instruction to MEL 4 qualified leaders and their Soldiers. 
  • Develops products and synchronize databases to support training for Mission Command exercises
  • Responsible for establishing and providing Battle Staff Integration; oversees the Joint Land Component Constructive Training Capability (JLCCTC) Multi-resolution (MRF)
  • Provides end users with a command post exercise simulation configured to specifications provided by the operations officer
  • Must collaborate with other War Fighting Functions (WfF)
  • Assist units in the development of training requirements and exercise training tasks for TOCs and subordinate staff war fighting functions
  • Trains assistant instructors (AIs) maintains and updates Programs of Instruction (POIs) and coordinates RTOC, work cell and/or classroom setup and connectivity with technical staff
  • Provides input and quality control of distributed products associated with Mission Command Systems

Basic Qualifications:

  • Able to communicate and share constructive perspective to achieve success of task and missions present and future
  • Must hold a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Secret security clearance 
  • Must be willing to travel as needed (up to 10% of the time)
  • Must have had experience in Fires and targeting at brigade or higher level; have a background in Field Artillery
  • Possess a minimum of ten (10) years of supervisory experience 
  • Have a thorough understanding of Digital Fires processes, architecture, and mission command information systems and their inter-dependencies with the other warfighting functions 
  • Possess AFATDS and JADOCS operator training certificates
  • Have the ability to train individuals on AFATDS, JADOCS, and EMT systems
  • Able to setup and maintain multiple AFATDS and JADOCS systems integrated within a CP digital architecture with DDS and C2R
  • Facilitate fire mission processing and CF RADAR acquisition processing, at Battalion FSE/FDC, BCT FSE, Division FSE, DIVARTY FCE, and JAGIC
  • Must be able to work on-site at Fort Cavazos in Texas

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Targeting Officer or senior Warrant Officer and or DIVARTY/FA BDE FDC Chief; Digital Master Gunner ASI; AFATDS and or JADOCs instructor qualified.
  • Experience with simulations systems or Army Low Overhead Tactical Trainers (ALOTT)
  • Instructor certification

Salary Range: $67,800 USD - $101,600 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.