Northrop Grumman Operational Contracting Support Analyst in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

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Exercise support staff for Mission Command Training Program (MCTP) exercises to train Brigade, Division and Corps Commanders and their staffs. MCTP established the Operational Contracting Support (OSC) Division within Operations Group COE to assist with training Brigade, Division and Corps Commanders and their staffs during Warfighter exercises (WFX) with contracting oversight, guidance on policy, and the need to act as contracting liaisons to the Joint Contracting Command as they are conduits to the regional contracting commands should any issues arise. Integrating basic familiarity with contractor support to deployed forces into WFXs to ensure that military commanders and other senior leaders who may deploy to locations with contractor support have the knowledge and skills needed to effectively manage contractors. The OCS Analysts coordinates, synchronizes, and de-conflicts Operational Contracting Support scenarios for MCTP exercises. Coordination and synchronization effort is key to exercise preparation and resolving exercise design issues.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Prepares Joint Master Significant Events List (JMSEL) injects to build PMESII storylines that support the exercise scenario plan for MCTP simulation exercises.

  2. As a OCS Analyst plans and designs the replication of the Operational Contracting Support (OCS) aspects of the Operating Environment (OE) existing in Joint, Interagency, Intergovernmental, and Multinational (JIIM) operations in order to develop current, relevant, campaign quality, joint and expeditionary Mission Command instincts and skills in the training audience.

  3. Performing the duties of the OCS Analysts in planning, researching, developing, and presenting training to exercise support staff while being knowledgeable to address anticipated questions concerning operational contracting from the training audience.

  4. Be familiar with Army and Joint doctrine, tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTP), planning and execution at the tactical and operational levels in a variety of Army and Joint organizations.

  5. Participate in all Joint Exercise Life Cycle (JELC) events: IEP, MEP, FEP, and MSEL Conferences, per the MCTP WFX SOP.

  6. Assist OCS Division OTs in oversight and integration of OCS storylines/threads with (1) MCTP OPSGPS, (2) JS/J7 Doctrine Training Team (DTT), (3) Sister Service training teams. Assist OCS Division OTs to ensure they have included comprehensive storylines that integrate OCS strategic partners into exercises such as, but not limited to: LOGCAP, DCMA, DLA, and COE.

  7. Ensures fidelity of the scenario design is maintained throughout the exercise period. Provide OCS expertise to the Joint Exercise Control Group (JECG) and participate in White Cell Battle Rhythm events during exercises.

  8. Inputs JMSEL injects into the exercise, coordinates inter-agency activities in support of the scenario and generates reports as directed.

  9. Conducts research in support of scenario requirements for Operational Contracting Support for each exercise environment. Integrate OCS in Mission Command Seminar (BCS) and Academics.

  10. May deploy to various countries, as required, in support of U.S. military operations.

Basic Qualifications:

a. Baccalaureate Degree from an accredited college or university with 6 years of relevant experience.

b. Be Functional Area (FA) 51 (Army Acquisition Corps), FA 90 (Logistics), FA 97 (Contracting and Industrial Management) qualified, or have received the 3C Operational Contract Support (OCS) Additional Skill Identifier (ASI).

c. Must have a DoD Secret Clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

a. Minimum six years U.S. military service.

b. Two years experience in design, planning, configuration, and conduct of large-scale computer simulation exercises.

c. Recent operational contracting assignments overseas during OEF, OIF or OND.

d. Attended the Army Logistics Management College (ALMC)/Army Logistics University (ALU) Operational Contract Support Course (OCSC)

e. U.S. Army Command and General Staff Officer Course, or equivalent.

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