USfalcon, Inc. Space Mission Force Liaison Officer IV (50 SW) in Colorado Springs, Colorado
USfalcon, Inc., recognized as one of the fastest growing, privately held companies in the United States is seeking a Space Mission Force Liaison Officer IV (50 SW) for the SPACE FLAG (SF)/Advanced Training (AT) team at Schriever AFB, CO.
SUMMARY:**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. 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.
The Space Mission Force Liaison Officer will serve as the SPACE FLAG (SF) liaison to the 50 SW in support of SF exercises and unit-level AT events, which will include assisting 50 Operations Group (OG) POCs with developing and planning unit involvement in SF exercises and AT events and assisting 50 OG training audiences in drafting advanced training objectives (TOs) for each SF exercise or AT event.
- Serves as the SF team’s primary interface with the NSDC and the 50 Network Operations Group (50 NOG)
- Coordinates support and manning requirements with SF subject matter experts (SME) and representatives from HQ AFSPC, NAF, Wings, and Squadrons
- 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 50 OG units on a regular basis (e.g., 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
- Provides assistance to 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 unit policies and procedures
- Carries out other tasks that may be required to ensure mission success for SF exercise and AT events
- Additional duites as assigned
A minimum of ten (10) years of operational space experience
Eight (8) additional years of experience may be substituted for education requirement, for a total of eighteen (18) years of experience
- Current or previous experience working in the 50 Operations Group (50 OG)
- Headquarters AFSPC or USSTRATCOM 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
- Understanding of the 50 SW mission, capabilities and limitations, tasking and reporting procedures and end user requirements
- Master’s degree in Space Operations, Strategic Studies, Management, Project Management, Systems Engineering, Operations Research or related scientific or technical discipline, from an accredited institution is preferred
- Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (e.g., Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access, and Outlook)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)
- Previous command experience or operations officer experience
- Three (3) years of exercise planning experience. Specifically experience with the sequence and timing of key exercise events and milestones (i.e., Master Scenario Event List (MSEL) development), White Cell participation, methods of assessing the effectiveness of exercise actions, and after action reporting (AAR)
- Have a solid understanding of Service and Joint space mission areas, BMC2 constructs, and knowledge of current space policy and doctrine
- Previous assignments in AFSPC’s Operations or Requirements Directorate
- USAF Weapons School graduate
- Space 200 or 300 graduate
- 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
- Graduate of mid-level or senior-level in-residence Professional Military Education (PME) school
- 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.
- Self-motivated, detail-oriented with excellent time management and organizational skills
- Possess 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
- Excellent writing and communication skills with the ability to focus on building customer relationships
- 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
Education: Bachelor degree in Management, Engineering, Operational Research, Strategic Studies or a space-related field, from an accredited institution.
Clearance: Top Secret/SCI
Job ID: 2018-2222
Clearance Level: TS/SCI