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METOC Acoustics Training Analyst

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Job ID: 2306181
Location: SAN DIEGO, CA, United States
Date Posted: Feb 6, 2024
Category: Training
Subcategory: Training Analyst
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: Top Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: TS/SCI
Potential for Remote Work: No Remote
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Job Description



The Naval Business Unit, in support of the Defense and Civilian Sector, currently has a career opportunity for a METOC Acoustics Training Analyst to provide support to Commander, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command (CNMOC) and Tactical Training Group Pacific (TTGP) in San Diego, CA

The individual in this position will provide training program analysis support and serve as a fleet training subject matter expert (SME) and meteorological/oceanographic liaison and action officer for CNMOC and TTGP. Training SMEs are highly-skilled persons with knowledge gained over years of experience at senior levels. They promote greater information sharing for staffs and stakeholders. They provide realistic as well as reliable, consistent support and well-developed recommendations to various audiences in training and real world events. They will maintain the integrity of the training objectives, and maintain a knowledge base that is consistent with the requirements that cover the full spectrum of the listed Functional Area duties. SMEs serve as the catalyst for developing and evaluating requirements. They provide the expertise and insight to support programs and leaders at all levels, including very senior levels, civilian and military sectors. They are experienced subject matter experts in their fields of expertise.

The ideal candidate will be an experienced training analyst and naval METOC SME in Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) environmental support and database maintenance and management.  He/she will have experience with carrier strike group (CSG) and amphibious readiness group (ARG) training processes and Fleet Synthetic Training (FST) capabilities.  In addition, he/she will have excellent public speaking, presentation, and time management skills, as well as at least six years of applicable experience in:

  • Conducting fleet training analyses to identify gaps, training needs, and solutions
  • Developing and modifying training event/exercise scenarios and curricula
  • Managing training projects
  • Designing custom training to meet Fleet and Joint training objectives

Specific Functional Area duties include:

  • Provide on-site technical expertise at the ASW reach-back cell.
  • Solicit environmental inputs, create required support products and respond to requests for additional environmental products per CNMOC INST 3140.1M (METOC Support Manual).
  • Liaise with Naval Oceanographic Office (NAVO) and Naval Research Lab (NRL), Stennis for database maintenance and architecture issues.  Maintain database of issues and status of resolution. Coordinate monthly meetings to inform leadership of issues and potential solutions.
  • Provide METOC subject matter expertise in support of FST events through presentations, briefings, data provision, and information papers.
  • Develop processes and tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTP) for FST METOC support.
  • Research, analyze, integrate and coordinate METOC products and activities to provide a realistic depiction of the environment.
  • Attend all planning conferences. Present environmental capabilities, solicit input from event designers, and conduct waterfront training.
  • Provide technical expertise to white cell instructors, oceanographic and atmospheric divisions, staff METOC officers, and personnel running Navy Continuous Training Environment (NCTE) federated trainers.
  • Provide environmental data, products and services, including detection ranges, tactical decision aid output, imagery, charts and data, and upload to the Oceanography portal.
  • Attend after action meetings to capture METOC support lessons learned throughout the entire FST domain.
  • Determine additional METOC-related training/product/equipment requirements in support of FST events.
  • Conduct assessments of current awareness/training levels within the FST domain to assist in capturing training/awareness gaps and requirements guidance, direction and tasking that directly relate to METOC integration into FST.  These training gaps and requirements statements will serve as the justifying foundation for key performance parameters and additional attributes required to develop a robust training strategy.
  • Develop transformational courses of action to ensure understanding, consensus, and alignment of requirements, and measures of effectiveness (MOE).
  • Conduct periodic progress reviews and other meetings with the various stakeholders as required.
  • Provide after action reports (AAR) on FST product utilization, including recommendations for improvements and additional products and processes, to CNMOC leadership.
  • Monitor configuration control and engineering change status as it pertains to existing and future technical initiatives.
  • Provide technical and subject matter expertise to METOC individuals and teams participating in FST events.
  • Provide METOC exercise scenario packages, which take into consideration the condition of appropriate equipment, complexity of the operating environment, safety and monitoring devices, length of exercise, state of training of the participants, cautions or restrictions internal to the unit, and the intended capability being evaluated.



  • Must be a U.S. citizen with a Bachelor of Science or Arts degree and Top Secret clearance (with SCI eligibility).
  • Active military duty experience, including recent meteorological/oceanographic/ASW operational experience at the senior Enlisted or mid-grade officer level or higher.
  • Six (6) years of general training program analyst and Functional Area experience (10 years in lieu of degree will be considered); see detailed tasks above.
  • Proven written and verbal communication skills at the junior management and senior executive level with ability to act independently and effectively manage multiple priorities and interruptions with minimal impact on productivity and deliverables.
  • Experience in use of MS Office (e.g., PowerPoint) products.


  • Bachelor of Science in Meteorology, Oceanography, or other related physical discipline.
  • Familiarity with the Optimized Fleet Response Plan (OFRP), Fleet Readiness Training Plan (FRTP) and Fleet Training policy documents, including the Fleet Training Continuum (FTC).

Target salary range: $75,001 - $100,000. The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.

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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