• Space Mission Force Operations Analyst IV

    Job Locations US-CO-Colorado Springs
    Job ID
    2018-2089
    Category
    Engineering
    Clearance Level
    TS/SCI
  • Overview

    USfalcon, Inc., recognized as one of the fastest growing, privately held companies in the United States is seeking a Space Mission Force Operations Analyst IV for the SPACE FLAG (SF)/Advanced Training (AT) team at Schriever AFB, CO.

    Responsibilities

    The Space Flag is a mission planning exercise designed to prepare tactical-level space operators to execute operations in a realistic contested, degraded, and operationally limited (CDO) environment against a thinking and determined adversary. This Air Force Space Command (AFSPC) sponsored exercise focuses exclusively on the space domain, rather providing space services to others. The Operations Analyst will evaluate the operational effectiveness of SF events using analytical tools, standard methods, and techniques to be applied to the development and assessment of past and future SF activities.

    • This position requires limited CONUS travel
    • Using quantitative and qualitative methods, compile, synthesize, analyze, manage and disseminate Lessons Learned (LL) collected during DMOC-S’s support to AFSPC’s Space Flag (SF) exercises and AT events.
    • Conduct root cause determination and provide recommendations to the Distributed Mission Operations – Space (DMOC-S) Director if the matter identified should be sustained, improved, or developed; or if the matter is a capability shortfall requiring corrective action
    • Publish SF/AT LL to appropriate repositories
    • Create and manage a DMOC-S SF/AT Lessons Learned database
    • Facilitate LL sessions with SF/AT planners and participants to understand successes and concerns captured during any and all phases of the SF/AT exercise life cycles
    • Coordinate SF/AT LL with AFSPC Lessons Learned process
    • Represent DMOC-S in, or provide input to, AFSPC LL activities
    • Work with AFSPC teams across all functional areas to coordinate policy, tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs), operational strategy, and doctrine development
    • Promote alignment across organizations to allow for clear, consistent communication and understanding of LL Ensure SF/AT LL are resolved using applicable AF Instructions and procedures
    • Develop a continuous improvement process using tools and templates to streamline the SF/AT LL processes and create efficiency throughout the SF/AT exercise life cycle Provide inputs to and, as required, participate in AFSPC’s annual and quarterly Exercise Coordination Team (ECT) meetings
    • Assist the AT/SF Task Lead in day-to-day activities
    • Manage and control exercise events as part of the Exercise Control Group (ECG)
    • Provide support to the exercise white cell, as required
    • Present quarterly update and readiness briefings to HQ AFSPC and DMOC-S leadership
    • Develop exercise point papers, exercise quad charts, and produce exercise execution messages
    • Lead/facilitate meetings and planning conferences with AFSPC units (14 AF, 614 AOC/JSpOC, and SWs (50SW, 21SW, 460SW)) to establish timelines, communications requirements, and execution events
    • Conduct hot wash debriefs with AFSPC senior leadership to include SOPS, SWs, 614 AOC/JSpOC, 14 AF and NSDC (as required)
    • Advocate for and integrate operational DMOC-S modeling and simulation (M&S) capabilities into SF/AT events, where appropriate
    • Additional duties as assigned

    Qualifications

    Required Skills:

    • Must have demonstrated supervisory knowledge and skills in resource organization and allocation, planning and budgeting, continuous quality and process improvement, configuration management, as well as setting and measurement of program goals
    • Must have experience leading distributed mission operations (DMO) for exercises, training and experimentation
    • Must have experience supporting Department of Defense (DoD), Service, or CCMD level exercises
    • Must have experience integrating Space training objectives with CAF and/or Combatant Commander (CCMD) exercises
    • Must possess working knowledge of tools used for exercise planning such as Joint Training Information Management System (JTIMS), Joint Master Scenario Events List (JMSEL), Joint Lessons Learned Information System (JLLIS), Defense Collaboration Services (DCS), Primary Decision Aid System (PDAS), Joint Operational Planning and Execution System (JOPES), etc
    • Must have experience with space modeling and simulation (M&S) integration and requirements identification and verification
    • A combination of informal education, training and experience equivalent to ten (10) years involvement in technically demanding program or project assignments may be substituted in lieu of education requirement.

    Desired Skills:

    • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (e.g., Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access, and Outlook)
    • Ten (10) years of experience working within the Space Enterprise (e.g., HQ AFSPC, System Program Offices (SPOs), Air Force Research Labs (AFRL), etc.)
    • Ten (10) years of operational and technical military experience in planning, developing, coordinating and executing United States Air Force (USAF) space capabilities in Service, Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS), and Combatant Command (CCMD) operations, exercises, demonstrations and/or experiments
    • Eight (8) years of project/program management experience
    • Strong leadership, negotiation, time management, organization, problem solving, risk analysis, and team building skills
    • The ability to pull meaningful information from ambiguous data
    • Proven ability to lead large teams in a collaborative, multi-project environment
    • Headquarters staff experience in the Operations (A3), Analysis (A9), or Requirements (A5) Directorate
    • An understanding and working knowledge of project management fundamentals and systems engineering processes that complement project management
    • Aptitude to gather diverse and sometimes opposing stakeholders to work collaboratively to solve complex problems across multiple Space Wings, 14AF, and HQ Air Force Space Command (HQ AFSPC)
    • Ability to work in stressful and high-pressure situations with minimal supervision
    • Acquisition experience supporting Joint capabilities Integration and Development System (JCIDS) processes; capability assessment, development decision documentation, evaluation of intelligence needs/requirements, system architectures, and capability performance requirements.
    • Experience with specific JSpOC Divisions (e.g., Combat Operations Division (COD), Combat Plans Division (CPD), Strategy Division (SRD), and Unified Space Vault (USV))
    • Program Management Certification
    • Excellent writing and communication skills with the ability to focus on building customer relationship

    Education: Bachelor's degree in Operations Research from an accredited institution

     

    Clearance: Top Secret/SCI

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