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Weapons & Tactics SME/APO Liaison

Job ID: 2215166
Location: HAMPTON, VA, United States
Date Posted: Oct 27, 2022
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Specialty Engr
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: TS/SCI
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: TS/SCI with Poly
Potential for Remote Work: No Remote
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Job Description


Weapons and Tactics SME

SAIC is seeking a Weapons and Tactics Subject Matter Expert (SME) to design, develop, build and teach the skills required for an Air Force warrior to lead an Air Combat Command (ACC) Advanced Programs (AP) Office.

The successful candidate has a strong background in Air Force fighter aviation, specifically with Special Access Programs (SAPs). This person has experience with SAP security requirements to safeguard information critical to national defense. It’s highly desired the candidate have experience in 5th Gen fighters or is able to demonstrate a good working knowledge of their capabilities and security requirements. Previous experience leading an AP Office in a fighter wing is also highly desired. The candidate must have a solid understanding of training methodology and inspection processes.

This position is ACC’s liaison to the MAJCOM’s AP Offices located across the United States. You must possess outstanding written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills. This position requires strategic thinking, excellent organizational and time management skills. You will have excellent research skills with the ability to multitask and adapt in a fast-paced environment.

You must be able to develop and implement a MAJCOM AP Office training plan, teach the plan via one-on-one sessions or at training conferences and be able to act as a “phone a friend” resource to the wings when required to assist them with issues related to program security and AP Office management. Top candidates will be innovative, inciteful, outstanding facilitators, with strong decision-making skills.

AP Office Liaison responsibilities:

  • Identify and assess the training needs of the AP Offices through consultation with their leaders and the MAJCOM staff.
  • Create a curriculum to facilitate training based on the MAJCOM goals and security requirements.
  • Develop individualized (if required) and group training programs that address specific SAP requirements.
  • Develop training manuals and programs that target tangible results.
  • Implement effective and purposeful training methods.
  • Evaluate AP Offices’ performance to ensure that training is sufficient to meet the needs of the wings, improve their performance, and meet MAJCOM standards.
  • Assist AP Offices to prepare for exercises, deployments, and MAJCOM inspections.
  • Assess AP Offices’ performance to operate while safeguarding SAP materials and identify areas of improvement.
  • Drive MAJCOM values and philosophy through all training and development activities.
  • Effectively communicate with AP Offices and MAJCOM staffs.
  • Manage the technologies and technical personnel required to develop, manage and deliver training.
  • Keep abreast of training trends, developments and best practices.

Weapons and Tactics SME responsibilities:

  • Act as ACC/A5/8Z's senior technical advisor to the CAF AP Offices supporting program management, technical, and analytical support.
  • Provide operational, technical, and analytical assistance to document MAJCOM and Special Access Requirements.
  • Regularly interface with Air Staff, MAJCOMs, Numbered Air Forces, and other Government organizations when performing duties associated with ACC A5/8ZX.
  • Provide advice and assistance to leadership in the areas of mission needs and requirements analysis, concept of operations, program tradeoff analysis, program roadmap creation including technology insertion, platform integration, and support planning.
  • Recommend policy changes and support the communication of policy changes
  • Assist in the drafting, review and implementation of procedures, policy, and guidance for incorporation into CAF operations
  • Provide security/indoc briefing to personnel
  • Plan, coordinate, and attend ACC A5/8ZX official functions and conferences
  • Represent ACC/A5/8ZX at CAF requirements meeting and other SAP planning meetings


TYPICAL EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelors and fourteen (14) years or more experience; Masters and twelve (12) years or more experience; PhD or JD and nine (9) years or more experience

Covid Policy: SAIC does not require COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters. Customer site vaccination requirements must be followed when work is performed at a customer site.


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