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Joint Terminal Attack Controller Modeling and Simulation Analyst

Job ID: 2404722
Location: KAISERSLAUTERN, RP, Germany
Date Posted: Apr 4, 2024
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Mod/Sim Analyst
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work: No Remote
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Job Description


SAIC is seeking a Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC) Modeling and Simulation (M&S) Analyst to support the US Air Force Agency for Modeling and Simulation (AFAMS) program at the US Air Forces Europe / Air Forces Africa (U-A) Warfare Center (UAWC) in Kaiserslautern, Germany.

AFAMS is the premier agency responsible for implementation, integration, and development of Modeling and Simulation (M&S) standards that support the US Air Force, Department of Defense, and mission partners facilitating all-domain Warfighter training across the full spectrum of conflict.

This role of this position is to facilitate the delivery of tactical training to US and partner-nation JTAC’s spanning the United States European Command (USEUCOM) and United States Africa Command (USAFRICA) Areas of Responsibility.

The JTAC M&S Analyst will:

  • Provide M&S and Operational Support of the following models and simulators: 
    • Deployable Joint Fires Trainer (DJFT)
    • Desktop Trainer-100 (DT-100)
    • Joint Terminal Control-Training and Rehearsal System (JTC-TRS DOME)
    • Modern Air Combat Environment (MACE)
    • Virtual Reality Scene Generator (VRSG)
  • M&S Support of models and simulators includes, but is not limited to:
    • Testing, configuration management, troubleshooting, and integration of models, simulators, and associated hardware/software into local and distributed Live, Virtual, and Constructive (LVC) networks and architectures for participation in military exercises and events.
    • Hardware and software maintenance, to include: application hardware/software upgrades, hardware repair, and system patches.
    • Providing support for all models, maps, underlays, terrain databases, and scenario entities in preparation for, during, and after events.
    • Ensure models and simulations comply with UAWC Information Assurance and network security protocols.
    • Training augmentation personnel to appropriately control constructive and/or virtual entities to provide a realistic training environment.
  • Operational Support of models and simulators includes, but is not limited to:
    • Performing White / Blue / Red Force functions during execution of Tier 1-4 exercises and training events with virtual and constructive models.
    • Developing mission scenarios, mission materials, and presentations, and for integration into UAWC-sponsored and supported Tier 1-4 training/exercise events.
    • Prepare and lead mission planning, white force briefings, pre-mission briefings, and hotwashes with the exercise audiences.
    • Coordinate with exercise planners to integrate simulators into relevant exercises and training events, assist other planners in meeting area of responsibility (AOR) mission requirements during events, and control/manage Instructor Operating Stations (IOS) for various JTAC simulators.
  • Within the domains / mission areas identified above: prepare, coordinate, conduct briefings, and lead discussions with a wide range of audiences as requested by the Government.


  • Must be a US Citizen and possess an Active U.S. Secret security clearance.
  • DoD 8570.01-M IAT Level 2 certification.
  • A master’s degree plus 10 years of recent JTAC / M&S experience, OR; A bachelor’s degree plus 18 years of recent JTAC / M&S experience, OR; 22 years of recent JTAC / M&S experience
  • Familiarity with US Air Force or Joint training requirements, methodology, and procedures.
  • Proficiency using MS Office, including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, SharePoint, and Teams.

Desired Experience/Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated M&S Analyst experience supporting:
    • Deployable Joint Fires Trainer (DJFT)
    • Desktop Trainer-100 (DT-100)
    • Joint Terminal Control-Training and Rehearsal System (JTC-TRS DOME)
    • Modern Air Combat Environment (MACE)
    • Virtual Reality Scene Generator (VRSG)
    • Tactical Assault Kil (TAK) environment, to include: ATAK, WinTAK, and TAKServer.
  • Experience in the European Theater of Operations (ETO) exercising Theater Operations Plans and Contingency Plans.
  • Experience working in a distributed environment using both Distributed Interactive Simulation (DIS) and High-Level Architecture (HLA) protocols.
  • Experience working in both a Joint Live Virtual Confederation (JLVC) and Joint Land Component Constructive Training Capability (JLCCTC) environment.
  • In-depth knowledge of USAF or Joint planning cycles and processes as well as the employment of US weapons systems in missions that include: Close Air Support (CAS), Strike Coordination and Reconnaissance (SCAR), Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR), and Special Operations.
  • JTAC with minimum of 200 hours of instructor or evaluator experience within the past five years; or have recent experience providing like training support.

Travel – International travel up to 10%

Expected Salary Range - Highly dependent on candidate qualifications:  $120,000-165,000

Additional Benefits - Dependent on personal eligibility and/or meeting length of employment requirements:

  • Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) Individual Logistics Support, including:
    • German tax exemption
    • Base Exchange and Commissary privileges
    • Motor vehicle registration
    • Access to VAT-free vehicle fuel
    • Armed Forces Post Office (APO) services
    • Reimbursement for minor dependent education at the duty location and access of DoD Education Activities (DoDEA) school system on a space-available basis.
    • Living Quarters Allowance (LQA) at the Group 3 rate
    • Relocation to/from Germany
    • Foreign Earned Income Exclusion (Federal income tax exclusion)

SAIC accepts applications on an ongoing basis and there is no deadline.

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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