Military Trainer / Principal Military Trainer - Forces Planner (Ground) - Instructor ControllerSuffolk, VA

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 Military Trainer / Forces Planner (Ground) - Instructor Controller to join our growing team of diverse professionals in Suffolk, Virginia . The position may also be filled at the Principal level. The Forces Planner / Instructor Controller conducts research and analysis of friendly and adversarial ground capabilities and serves as the functional expert for the conceptualization, development and credible replication of friendly and opposing force (OPFOR) ground units, platforms, systems, weapons, munitions and tactics in computer-assisted joint and combined military exercises and mission rehearsals.

Responsibilities:

  • P roduces OPFOR Campaign Plans and Campaign Overview Briefs in support of joint training events

  • Operates models and simulations (M&S) to replicate friendly and OPFOR ground forces during military training exercises and systems tests

  • Leverages understanding of the use of tactics, techniques, and procedures and how to control ground forces in M&S

  • Current simulations include the Air Warfare Simulation (AWSIM), Joint Conflict and Tactical Simulation (JCATS), Joint Semi Automated Forces (JSAF), Joint Theater Level Simulation (JTLS), and JCATS Low Overhead Driver (JLOD)

  • Develops M&S Systems Plans, trains M&S operators, and provides initial and refresher training on current M&S systems used for Joint Staff exercises

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

Basic Qualifications for Military Trainer / Forces Planner (Ground) - Instructor Controller:

  • One of the following:

  • High school diploma or GED with a minimum of 7 years of professional leadership experience

  • Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 3 years of professional leadership experience

  • Master's degree with a minimum of 1 year of professional leadership experience

  • Minimum of 1 year of experience as a commissioned officer, non-commissioned officer, or U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) 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

Basic Qualifications for Principal Military Trainer / Forces Planner (Ground) - Instructor Controller:

  • One of the following:

  • High school diploma or GED with a minimum of 10 years of professional leadership experience

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

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

  • Minimum of 4 years of experience as a commissioned officer, non-commissioned officer, or U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) 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:

  • Experience with operation of a military simulation model

  • Active TS/SCI clearance

  • At least 5 years of experience as a commissioned officer, non-commissioned officer, or U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) civilian equivalent

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 most positions.