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Air Defense Ops RT3 Simulator Instructor-Operator

Job ID: 210151
Location: KAISERSLAUTERN, RP, Germany
Date Posted: Jan 6, 2021
Category: Training
Subcategory: Training Analyst
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Secret
Potential for Remote Work: No
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Job Description


SAIC is seeking qualified candidates to support the US Air Force Agency for Modeling and Simulation (AFAMS) program.

AFAMS is the premier agency responsible for implementation, integration, and development of Modeling and Simulation (M&S) and training and analysis standards that support the US Air Force (USAF), Department of Defense (DoD), and mission partners requiring these capabilities to support the Warfighter in full-spectrum operations. As the lead agent for M&S within the USAF, AFAMS gathers requirements, seeks out potential solutions, and integrates legacy and emerging M&S solutions across the USAF and the DoD. The USAF has an M&S initiative that focuses on providing simulation and synthetic training as the critical capability to augment live training, act as an enabler for critical decision-making, and enhance human performance. In the current resource constrained environment, demand for M&S rises with the continuously evolving need for operational readiness and mission preparedness across the USAF, DoD, and with coalition partners. AFAMS focuses on providing innovative M&S services as the key to meeting this demand.

The role of this position is to support the Warrior Preparation Center (WPC) in Einsiedlerhof AS, Germany. The Air Defense Operations RT3 Simulator Instructor-Operator will:

  • The Air Defense Operations RT3 Simulator Instructor-Operator will be responsible for the planning and execution of Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) operations within the United States Air Forces Europe (USAFE) area of responsibility (AOR). 
  • He/she will also support the operational and technical aspects of ground-based air defense (GBAD) integration into Live, Virtual, Constructive (LVC) supported scenarios in order to exercise and validate planned air defense designs, concepts and procedures.
  • He/she will have in-depth knowledge of the Joint Operation Planning Process (JOPP) and Military Decision Making Process (MDMP) to help develop plans to protect and defense against theater missile attack through an appropriate integrated and coordinated mix of mutually supporting measures of passive defense, active defense, and attack operations with supporting command, control, communications, computers, and intelligence.
  • The Instructor-Operator will integrate political, military, economic, social information, and infrastructure (PMESII) factors influencing military and political strategy, the planning and execution of military operations, and the impact of domestic and foreign policy on missile defense integration within the USAFE AOR into thorough LVC scenario development and operational planning.
  • Leverages M&S exercises to coordinate the integration of ground-based air defense design and development.
  • Duties also include but are not limited to: Provide IAMD operational planning input and provide research products in support of the Joint Lessons Learned (JLL) data bases for future LVC experimental and exercise development; utilize JLL in support of operations orders development and generates/coordinates input based on exercise observations.


The following skills are required or desired as stated:

  • Over three years of experience as Patriot Air Defense Fire Control Officer; Battlefield Coordination Detachment (BCD) Air Defense (AD) LNO.
  • Recent experience using Microsoft Products including Microsoft Word, Power Point, Excel, and Project are desired. 
  • Must have outstanding organizational and communications skills, and attention to detail. 
  • Desired Familiarity with: European Theater of Operations (ETO) IAMD Operation Plans; Patriot and THAAD weapon systems capabilities and limitations; IAMD TTPs, IAMD Doctrine.
  • Additional experience as, BCD AD LNO in a Combat AOC. 
  • LVC exercises. Ability to plan, coordinate, and execute ETO–wide readiness verification exercises.
  • Bachelors and ten (10) years or more of related experience; Masters and eight (8) years or more experience ; PhD or JD and two (2) years or more experience. In lieu of a degree an additional 4 years of experience is required.

A Secret (fully adjudicated and eligible for NATO) security clearance is required for this position.


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