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Northrop Grumman Principal Military Trainer - Military Joint Exercise Team Planner in Suffolk, Virginia

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Northrop Grumman is seeking a motivated professional to join our team as Military Trainer - Military Joint Exercise Team Planner. The location for this position is at Suffolk, VA . The Joint Exercise Support Team Planner provides planning, management, liaison and coordination for assigned joint exercises/events, the joint training system, and special projects. Serves as the primary point of contact to the JS J7 Joint Exercise Division Desk Officer and/or Event Planner for all contractor support for given events when the JEST Lead is not available.

Responsibilities include:

  • Builds exercise planning schedules; forecasts labor and travel

  • Helps develop an event budget

  • Monitors all Joint Event Life Cycle (JELC) progress for assigned events

  • Develops and maintains the team event calendar

  • Coordinates team member assignment and deployment; and supports/assists each functional area of the Joint Exercise Support Team (JEST) as required

  • Tracks and ensures all contract deliverables are provided on time

The Military Joint Exercise Team Planner must become intimately familiar with the CCMD organization, JELC processes, and contract deliverables in order to provide successful event execution. This position includes travel to locations within the CCMDs Area of Responsibility.


Basic Qualifications:

  • BA/BS a minimum of 6 years of experience; Masters and a minimum 4 years of experience or 10 years of experience in lieu of degree

  • Must possess thorough understanding of the joint training system and the execution processes of a JS J7 supported exercise.

  • Must have participated in the development and execution of JEST training support for a complete event

  • Must be willing and able to travel both CONUS and OCONUS in support of the program

  • Must possess Combatant Command, Joint Task Force, Division, afloat staff, or Wing staff experience

  • Must possess an active Secret Clearance and be SCI eligible

  • Must possess or be able to obtain a valid U.S. Passport

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree

  • Combatant Command or JS J7 Staff experience

  • Familiarity with the Combatant Command missions and Areas of Responsibilities

  • Certification in a simulation model

  • Knowledge of scenarios /MSELs for joint training events

  • Possess an active TS/SCI clearance

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Job Category : Technical Support