• Operations Planner IV (MILSATCOM)

    Job Locations US-CO-Colorado Springs
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  • Overview

    USfalcon, Inc., recognized as one of the fastest growing, privately held companies in the United States, is seeking an Operations Planner IV (MILSATCOM) to work at Schriever AFB, CO.


    The MILSATCOM subject matter expert (SME) will support the SPACE FLAG (SF)/Advanced Training (AT) team at Schriever AFB, CO. SF 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.


    • CONUS travel is required
    • Serves as the Distributed Mission Operations Center – Space (DMOC-S) MILSATCOM SME in support of SF exercises and unit-level AT events
    • Assists MILSATCOM POCs with drafting advanced training objectives (TOs) and developing and planning unit involvement in SF exercises
    • Coordinates MILSATCOM support and manning requirements with SF exercise planners
    • Gathers information, establishes liaisons and coordinates with key internal and external stakeholders and integrates inputs into SF exercises or AT events
    • Interacts with other contractors to identify synergies between SF exercise objectives and AT lesson plans and academics
    • Interacts with MILSATCOM units on a regular basis (e.g., 50 OG RSP AT Measures (RAMs) development and execution, Crew Readiness Verification (CRV) events, and SF exercises) to identify opportunities where DMOC-S can integrate modeling and simulation (M&S) capabilities into AT events
    • Identifies gaps and shortfalls in M&S tools needed to provide timely, realistic SF exercise capabilities
    • Provide assistance planning conferences, coordination meetings, training events, etc.
    • Participates as part of the Exercise Control Group (ECG) and White Cell, as required
    • Captures, analyzes, and reports observations and lessons learned identified during the design, planning, and execution of SF exercises and AT events
    • Supports hot wash debriefs and After-Action Report development after each SF exercise or AT event
    • Prepares event-related documents (i.e., trip reports, exercise planning/execution products, after-action reports, lessons learned, meeting minutes) within established time frames
    • Provides accurate and timely responses to DMOC-S tasks and coordinates responses in accordance with command policies and procedures
    • Carries out any other tasks that may be required in order to ensure DMOC-S mission success for SF exercise and AT events
    • Additional duties as assigned


    Required Skills:


    • A minimum of ten (10) years of operational space experience is required
    • Current or previous experience (within the last five years) working in the 3rd Space Operations Squadron (3 SOPS), 4 SOPS, or 53rd Signals Battalion (53D SIG BN)
    • Experience with on-orbit operations of MILSATCOM systems (Defense Satellite Communication System (DSCS), Wideband Global Satellite (WGS), MILSTAR/Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF))
    • Headquarters staff experience
    • Previous experience designing, planning, preparing, executing, and/or evaluating United States Air Force (USAF) space capabilities in Service, Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) or Combatant Command (CCMD) exercises
    • Eight (8) additional years of relevant experience may be substituted for degree requirement, for a total of eighteen (18) years


    Desired Skills:


    • Master’s degree from an accredited institution in Space Operations, Engineering, Operational Research, Strategic Studies or a space-related field
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (e.g., Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access, and Outlook)
    • Understanding of the 50 SW mission, capabilities and limitations, tasking and reporting procedures and end user requirements
    • A solid understanding of Service and Joint space mission areas, BMC2 constructs, and knowledge of current space policy and doctrine
    • Excellent writing and communication skills with the ability to focus on building customer relationships
    • Self-motivated, detail-oriented with excellent time management and organizational skills
    • Strong leadership, negotiation, time management, organization, problem solving, risk analysis, and team building skills
    • Aptitude to gather diverse and sometimes opposing stakeholders to work collaboratively to solve complex problems across multiple agencies internal and external to AFSPC
    • Proven ability to meet strict deadlines, prioritize work, and manage multiple assignments simultaneously without supervision
    • Proven ability to lead large teams in a collaborative, multi-project environment
    • Ability to work in stressful and high-pressure situations
    • USAF Weapons School graduate
    • Previous command or operations officer experience
    • Thorough understanding of operating MILSATCOM in a CDO environment; MILSATCOM support to theater users; and MILSATCOM narrowband, wideband and protected communication systems
    • Previous assignments in AFSPC’s Operations or Requirements Directorate
    • Space 200 or 300 graduate
    • Graduate of ASOPS Advanced SATCOM and/or Advanced Orbital Mechanics courses
    • Current or previous experience (within the last five years) working in the 50 Operations Support Squadron (50 OSS) or 50 Operations Group (50 OG)
    • Three years of exercise planning experience
    • Experience with Combined Air Operations Center (CAOC) operations supporting the Director, Space Forces (DIRSPACEFOR), in support of the Space Cell, or working in other CAOC divisions
    • Current or previous experience (within the last five years) working in an operational Space squadron, Space Wing (SW), the National Space Defense Center (NSDC), the 614 AOC/Joint Space Operations Center (JSpOC), or the Space Security & Defense Program (SSDP)
    • Experience with specific JSpOC Divisions (e.g., Combat Operations Division (COD), Combat Plans Division (CPD), Strategy Division (SRD), and Unified Space Vault (USV))
    • 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.


    Education: Bachelor’s degree in Space Operations, Engineering, Operational Research, Strategic Studies or a space- related field, from an accredited institution.


    Clearance: Final Top Secret/SCI Security clearance is required.


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