Operations Group X-Ray SDD Special Skills Role Player Scheduler

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Scenario Design Division (SDD) exercise support staff position for simulation driven command post exercises to train Brigade, Division and Corps Commanders and their staffs during Warfighter exercises. The Interagency (IA) team assists Mission Command Training Program (MCTP) staff and the Training Audiences (TA) by developing interagency scenarios. Special Skilled Role Players (SKRP) are personnel that are on sub-contract with the organization's mission support contractor, Northrop Grumman Technology Service (NGTS). The skill sets that these Special Skilled Role Players possess are not normally maintained within the Army; therefore, their participation is crucial to the successful execution of the Mission Command Training Program's mission and their primary role is training Brigade, Division or Corps staffs by replicating a complex and realistic interagency environment.

The SKRP Scheduler works directly for the Interagency Subject Matter Expert (IA SME) and in tandem with the Interagency Coordinator. The Special Skills Role Player Scheduler (SKRP Scheduler) performs the duties of recruiting IA SKRPs, develops Statements of Work (SOW) and Single/Sole Source Justifications (SSJs), coordinates hiring actions, and schedules SKRPs for Warfighter exercises and other events as directed. The SKRP Scheduler will oversee the onboarding process and assignment of SKRPs for Brigade, Division, and Corps level Warfighter Exercises. The SKRP Scheduler will conduct research of pertinent biographical and Operational Environment (OE) information for development of generic role player background sheets. This position requires coordination with the storyline writers within and outside of MCTP regarding their perceived use of SKRPs to ensure they are being correctly employed therefore making the storyline successful/believable. Additionally, this position assists in researching pertinent biographical and OE information for roles that may need to be represented during an exercise. The SKRP Scheduler must possess the ability to coordinate multiple projects at once while staying on task and keeping supervisors informed.

The SKRP Scheduler must be able to travel in support of Warfighter Exercises at least five times per year for a period of 16 to 22 days at a time. When participating in Warfighter Exercises within the SDD cell, the SKRP Scheduler will assist in operations of the IA cell. This includes arranging controlled entry to worksites for IA SKRPs, database management, attending SDD and exercise coordination meetings, assisting in storyline management, and any other required support to SDD.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Actively recruits and schedules required SKRPs for all MCTP Operations Groups events and maintains liaison responsibilities

  2. Develops SOWs and SSJs for SKRPs employed by Northrop Grumman

  3. Supports the preparation of SKRPs and role players by conducting research to develop pertinent biographical and OE information and develops SKRP background sheets

  4. Maintains and updates the biographical information on key positions SKRPs would portray in the theaters MCTP depicts during exercises

  5. Develops and documents new data when changes take place in key positions for a particular theater

  6. Researches and works with government/contractor members developing storylines for an exercise

  7. Participates in the training as members of an Embassy Country Team staff or other IIM/UAP organization, including serving as Observer Coach/Trainer (OC/T) as required

  8. Advises/Assists when US or host nation SKRPs are desired to play an active role, i.e. an SLE, emails, video teleconferences (VTCs), telephone conferences (telecons), emails, social media, etc. with TAs, General Officers or key staff officers, as part of a storyline or MSEL item.

  9. Contribute to the development of associated SKRP policies and procedures, and maintains appropriate SKRP management database files.

  10. Maintains planning, scheduling, and other administrative documentation for the interagency team at MCTP.

  11. Utilize all NGTS-MCTP SKRP management tools to ascertain any scheduling conflicts or co-current exercise participation.

  12. Contributes to the development of associated SKRP policies and procedures, and maintains appropriate SKRP management database files.

  13. Maintains doctrinal awareness.

  14. Assists the NGTS Interagency SME and Interagency Coordinator as directed.

  15. Assists the Government's Interagency Program Coordinator as directed and in accordance with the Performance Work Statement.

Basic Qualifications: a. Bachelor's Degree – 6 Years' Experience or Master's Degree – 4 Years' Experience

b. DoD military experience in Interagency/Joint assignments

c. Familiar with current Army doctrine.

d. Highly proficient with MS Office suite of software (PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Access) and Adobe Acrobat Pro.

e. Superb interpersonal skills and professionalism

f. Must have, or be able to obtain, a DoD SECRET Clearance.

Preferred Qualifications: a. Already possess a DoD SECRET Clearance

b. MEL 4 U.S. Army Command and General Staff Officer Course or IIM equivalent

c. Five years' experience in design, planning, configuration, and conduct of large-scale computer simulation exercises.

d. Previous experience in computer assisted simulation training. Experienced in WARSIM simulation.

e. Brigade or higher staff officer experience.

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.


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