Aviation Work Cell Instructor ControllerFort Leavenworth, KS

Requisition ID: R10154938

  • Category: Technical Support

  • Location: Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, United States of America

  • Clearance Type: Secret

  • Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position

  • Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)

  • Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the Time

  • Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available

  • Positions 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 motivated professional to join our team as a Principal Military Trainer – Aviation Work Cell Instructor/Controller (WIC) in support of the Army’s Operations Group B, Mission Command Training Program (MCTP). The selected candidate will join our growing team of diverse professionals at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas . The Principal Military Trainer – Aviation WIC will serve as an Aviation Warfighting Function (WfF) subject matter expert and supports tactical and operational aviation, and as required other WfFs, as a cell lead for a team of contractors supporting MCTP.


  • Trains military personnel on the Warfighter Simulation (WARSIM) and Aviation WfF specific simulation processes and procedures

  • Enforces realism of exercise through role playing and conflict adjudication and resolution

  • Supervises the work cell mission of translating training audience rehearsals, operations and plans into simulation inputs/tasking’s and scripting requirements

  • Trains and supports work cell augmentees in reporting, role playing elements subordinate to the training audience

  • Ensures that the work cells WfF units/assets are simulated IAW current doctrine and unit SOP

  • Supports the After Action Review (AAR) process by communicating significant events using the Workstation Reporting System (WRS)

  • Maintains awareness and understanding of current and emerging Army and Joint Aviation doctrine for Army Brigades, Divisions, and Corps

  • Works with the MCTP Observer/Coach/Trainers (O/C/T) toward a common understanding of Aviation force organization and structure

  • Performs additional duties as required:

  • Conducts exercise design and scenario development

  • Performs pre-exercise planning by conducting Site Surveys and participating in planning conferences

  • Serves as an Aviation WfF SME for the development of the simulation Rules and Workarounds book

  • Assists with certification training in the Aviation WfF

  • Maintains the WARSIM WfF Data Base

  • Serves as a point of contact for various additional administrative duty positions

Basic Qualifications:

  • One of the following:

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

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

  • Minimum Military Education Level (MEL) 4 CGSC or Warrant Officer or SGM’s equivalent

  • Graduate of a related Advanced Course

  • Proficient in current Army Aviation doctrine and synchronization processes

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

  • Familiarity with current Army and Joint Doctrine

  • Ability to work on-site at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

  • Ability to travel as needed (up to 25% of the time)

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Graduate of the Aviation Advanced Course

  • Experience as an Aviation Battalion/Brigade Operations Officer or Executive Officer

  • Graduate degree

  • Brigade or higher staff officer experience

Salary Range: $69,600 - $104,400

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

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 application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

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 all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.