On-site position to serve as a Wargame Designer in support of major Marine Corps Wargaming programs. Responsible for the design, development, and execution of wargame programs. Lead a team of government, military, and contractor personnel through the entire wargaming process. Work closely with government sponsors to develop wargame problem, purpose, and objectives. Develop a custom wargame design that addresses objectives and research questions. Lead and contribute to the development of wargame products and materials to include: wargame player instructions, wargame player templates, wargame facilitation guides, road to war, orders of battle, friendly and enemy assessments, political guidance, and concepts of operation (CONOPS) or operations orders (OPORDS). Responsible for overseeing the execution of wargames by managing a Control Cell, directing player activity, and facilitating player discussions. Contribute to analytic tasks that include: assessment and synthesis of game results, structuring and writing wargame reports, and coordination of post-game products.
The ideal candidate will be a good critical thinker and process-oriented planner; be a facilitator and negotiator; possess a strong background in Marine Corps and Navy issues; be a strong writer; and be able to perform in high-paced, multi-tasking office environments. Professional experience with Title 10 or Joint/OSD wargaming—especially wargame design experience or knowledge—is preferred.
Minimum Education and Experience Bachelor’s Degree and 12 years work experience or equivalent experience Required Skills and Education
Educational Background and Experience— either:
- 12 years of professional experience with a BA in International Relations, Security Studies, Strategic Studies, Public Policy, or related fields, or
- 8 years of professional experience with a MA/PhD in International Relations, Security Studies, Strategic Studies, Public Policy, or related fields.
- DOD clearance
- Ability to work in collaborative team/staff environments.
- Strong critical thinking and planning skills.
- Strong interpersonal skills.
- Knowledge of military affairs and/or foreign policy.
- MS Office, to include ability to build professional PowerPoint presentations.
Must be able to provide a writing sample.
Preferred Skills and Education • Professional wargaming experience or background, especially professional wargame design experience.
- Military experience (preferably USMC).
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