The Defense Systems Customer Group currently has a career opportunity for Fleet training program analyst with naval aviation experience to provide support to Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces (USFF) in Norfolk, VA.
The individual in this position will provide fleet training and readiness program analysis and assessment, and serve as an action officer for the USFF Fleet/Joint Training Directorate (N7). Fleet training 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 analyst and SME in naval aviation training, live training event (e.g., Air Wing Fallon and Composite Training Unit Exercises [COMPTUEX]), and Fleet Synthetic Training (FST) capabilities. Echelon III (or higher) staff experience and a working knowledge or understanding of U.S. Navy fleet training programs, the Optimized Fleet Response Plan (OFRP), and Naval Air Force training and readiness matrices are a must for this position. 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 fleet operations, policy, 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 readiness analysis/assessment to identify gaps, training needs and solutions. Specific
Functional Area duties include, but not limited to:
· Assist in the oversight and execution of Fleet aviation training with Type Commands (TYCOM) and Numbered Fleet Commands (NFC) to ensure training and certifications are accomplished.
· Provide subject matter expertise on Fleet training issues across the full spectrum of training, to include issues associated with the Fleet Readiness Training Plan (FRTP).
· Assist on oversight of Fleet training and certification requirements and events for unit level training, basic phase and integrated phase FRTP training.
· Assist in oversight of Fleet training and certification events for FRTP training.
· Provide support, analyze, coordinate, and provide administrative responses to formal, informal, emergent and routine tasks concerning development and delivery of Fleet training requirements.
· Provide recommendations and advice to USFF N7 government representatives in a variety of forums, meetings, conferences and working groups.
· Coordinate with Navy training stakeholders, representatives from other military services and other government agencies on matters related to Fleet training execution.
· Assist in training event planning and execution associated with the FRTP and other Fleet events designed to improve Fleet readiness.
· Understand and support exercise life cycle events.
· Provide subject matter expertise during training event syndicate meetings covering a broad range of planning topics (e.g., exercise control, opposing force (OPFOR), FST, coalition participation, etc.).
· Assist in coordinating and updating senior Government officials on the day-to-day execution of ongoing training events.
· Assist in researching, developing and/or coordinating various training event “hot wash” documents, after action reports (AAR), and post-event analysis.
· Prepare calling, planning and summary messages for exercise events.
REQUIRED BACKGROUND / EDUCATION / SKILLS:
· U.S. citizen with Bachelor of Arts or Science degree and Secret clearance.
· Active military duty experience (more than 10 years) at the senior officer level (O6 with naval aviation experience preferred).
· Five (5) years of technical and general training/program analyst experience.
· Three (3) years of applicable Program Analyst and Functional Area experience and demonstrated specific experience in advanced assessment support and communication with flag level/general officers and senior executives (see detailed tasks above).
· Two (2) years' experience providing same or similar support at a Navy Echelon I or II level command.
· Broad knowledge of Department of the Navy organizational missions and Title 10 responsibilities and USFF command mission.
· Familiarity with Navy fleet readiness programs and the Optimized Fleet Response Plan (OFRP).
· Superior writing and verbal communication skills and ability to work independently and closely with senior personnel.
· Completion of Joint Professional Military Education (JPME) Phase I and Phase II requirements preferred.
· Understanding of the Fleet Command and Control (C2) structure.
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