Military Trainer / Principal Military Trainer - Exercise PlannerSuffolk, VA

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Northrop Grumman Defense Systems Sector is seeking a Military Trainer / Principal Military Trainer - Exercise Planner to join our growing team of diverse professionals in Suffolk, Virginia . The Planner will support the Joint Staff team in delivering collective joint training (CJT) to enhance the operational effectiveness of the current and future joint force. The Exercise Planner will perform duties throughout the Joint Exercise Life Cycle (JELC) in coordination with supported military customers and CJT leads.

Responsibilities:

  • Serves as a functional expert for the planning, conceptualization, and preparation of joint and combined military exercises and mission rehearsals

  • Provides consulting expertise to military or defense clients in the development and evaluation of military training and doctrine

  • Designs and plans military exercises in collaboration with training audience representatives, Desk Officers, and other event planners

  • Delivers exercise products such as Scenario, Road-to-Crisis (RTC), Adversary Campaign Plan, Operational Environment (OE) Overview, Master Scenario Event List (MSEL) and other deliverables as each exercise evolves incrementally over the JELC

  • Maintains expertise in operation of relevant exercise training and management tools such as M&S, JTT, and JTIMS/JMSEL as required

  • Coordinates and adjusts suspense dates of exercise deliverables based on the need and ability to develop products

  • Attends exercise planning conferences, In-Progress Reviews, and coordination meetings as required

  • Serves as functional cell member during execution of joint training events around the world

This position may also be filled at the Principal level per the requirements below.

Basic Qualifications for Military Trainer - Exercise Planner:

  • Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 8 years of professional leadership experience

  • Master's degree with a minimum of 4 years of professional leadership experience

  • Experience on a 3-star or 4-star Joint or Service Headquarters or civilian equivalent

  • Must be willing and able to travel both CONUS and OCONUS as needed (up to 25% of the time)

  • Must possess an active U.S. DoD Secret security clearance

  • Must possess or be able to obtain a valid U.S. Passport

  • Must be able to work on-site in Suffolk, Virginia

Preferred Qualifications for Military Trainer - Exercise Planner:

  • Master's degree

  • Top Secret security clearance

  • PMEII

  • Senior Service School

Basic Qualifications for Principal Military Trainer - Exercise Planner:

  • Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 10 years of professional leadership experience

  • Master's degree with a minimum of 6 years of professional leadership experience

  • Three years of experience on a 3-star or 4-star Joint or Service Headquarters or civilian equivalent

  • Joint Forces Staff College or PMEII graduate

  • Senior Service School graduate

  • Must be willing and able to travel both CONUS and OCONUS as needed (up to 25% of the time)

  • Must possess an active U.S. DoD Secret security clearance

  • Must possess or be able to obtain a valid U.S. Passport

  • Must be able to work on-site in Suffolk, Virginia

Preferred Qualifications for Principal Military Trainer - Exercise Planner:

  • Active U.S. DoD Top Secret security clearance

  • Joint Staff experience

  • Joint exercise experience

Salary Range: $58,000 - $87,000

Salary Range 2: $71,400 - $107,000

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.