The Defense Systems Customer Group currently has a career opportunity for a Coupled Ocean-Atmospheric Mesoscale Prediction System (COAMPS) Program Analyst to provide support to Commander, Fleet Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography Center (FNMOC) in Monterey, CA.
The individual in this position will provide training program analysis support and serve as a fleet/ joint training and policy analyst and meteorological/oceanographic liaison and action officer for CNMOC, Navy Information Forces (NAVIFOR) and USFF Fleet/Joint Training Directorate (N7). Program Analysts have experience at the senior level including supervisory experience. Program Analysts, in general, review program (specific) data, evaluate program plans/changes and assist in the preparation of documents with various senior-level, civilian and military stakeholders. They are able to analyze program information, strategize plans, produce quality analytic work in the form of information papers, white papers, briefs, and executive correspondence and effectively present the results in a clear and concise manner when required. Program Analysts utilize time and government furnished equipment/information to accomplish their tasks successfully and promote program efficiencies. They are subject matter experts (SME) in their fields of expertise.
The ideal candidate will be an experienced program analyst and COAMPS SME with a Bachelor (or advanced) degree in Atmospheric Science/Meteorology (or closely related field), a basic knowledge of programming languages and computer networking principles, experience in running LINUX, and familiarity with fleet synthetic training (FST) capabilities. In addition, he/she will have excellent public speaking, presentation, and time management skills, as well as at least three years of applicable program analyst experience in:
• U.S. Navy training operations, policy, doctrine, systems, and staff procedures.
• Managing/ prioritizing large, complex projects involving numerous stakeholders.
• Leading working groups and cross-functional teams.
• Leveraging best practices and handling multiple tasks and interruptions with minimal impact on productivity/deliverables.
• Engaging Senior Staff at the Flag Officer/Director/Manager level
• Conducting fleet training analysis/assessment to identify gaps, training needs and solutions.
Specific Functional Area duties include:
• Provide support with on-demand world-wide coverage, leveraging the Coupled Ocean-Atmospheric Mesoscale Prediction System (COAMPS) regional atmospheric model running selected global post-processed data sets from 17 years of previous Navy Operational Global Atmospheric Prediction System (NOGAPS) archives.
• Provide on-site environmental modeling and dataset technical expertise at FNMOC.
• Liaise with Naval Research Lab (NRL) Monterey and FNMOC for FST environmental data production and distribution issues and updates.
• Liaise with NAVO and NRL Stennis, FNMOC, and NRL Monterey for FST data production, database maintenance, and architecture issues, and any distribution issues and updates. Maintain database of issues and status of resolution. Coordinate monthly meetings to inform leadership of issues and potential solutions.
• Provide meteorology and oceanography (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), and execution expertise 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, as required. 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, as required, to ensure METOC support lessons learned throughout the entire FST domain are addressed.
• 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), as required, on FST product utilization, including recommendations for improvements and additional products and processes, to leadership.
• Monitor configuration control and engineering change status as it pertains to existing and future technical initiatives.
REQUIRED BACKGROUND/EDUCATION / SKILLS:
• U.S. citizen with Bachelor of Science degree in Atmospheric Science/Meteorology (physical science, physics, or math-related field acceptable).
• Active military duty experience including recent meteorological/oceanographic operational experience at the senior Enlisted (E7-E9) or mid-grade officer (O3) level or higher.
• 7 years of technical COAMPS and general Program Analyst experience (9years in lieu of degree will be considered)
• 5 years of applicable Program Analyst and Functional Area experience (see detailed tasks above).
• Must possess proven written and verbal communication skills at the junior management and senior executive level, and be able to act independently.
• Experience in use of MS Office (e.g., PowerPoint) products.
• Master of Science degree in Atmospheric Science/Meteorology (or physical science, physics, or math-related field).
• Three (3) or more years of experience in LINUX (for executing on-demand runs and for liaison with FNMOC Numerical Modeling team).
• Previous experience within the modeling and simulation (M&S) community or running mesoscale models.
• Basic knowledge of computer networking principles and programming languages (Korn Shell, Python, Perl, or Bash).
• Familiarity with the Fleet Response Training Plan (FRTP) and Fleet Training policy documents, including the Fleet Training Continuum (FTC).
***Current DoD Secret clearance REQUIRED. ***
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