This position is located on the staff of the Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center (SMWDC) at the Headquarters located on Naval Base San Diego, CA. SMWDC is the Navy’s lead organization for conducting training and tactical level warfighting effectiveness and assessments in the Surface Warfare (SUW), Single Ship Anti-submarine Warfare (ASW), Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD), Amphibious Warfare (AMW) and Mine Warfare (MIW) mission areas. SMWDC reports to Commander, Naval Surface Forces Pacific (CNSP), as an Echelon IV command.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
Review requirements and operational documents (Initial Capabilities Documents, Capabilities Development Documents, Concepts of Employment, Concepts of Operation) to ensure adequacy, relevancy, and affordability of key performance parameters related to SMWDC’s assigned mission areas.
Identify deficiencies in system requirements and provide appropriate recommendations for remediation through the chain of command.
Ensure Navy equities are accounted for in SMWDC Mission Area-related Joint requirements documents, CONOPS, Plans and other doctrine by supplying appropriate recommendations through the chain of command. 15%
Warfare Improvement Program Support
Support the execution of Warfare Improvement Program (WIP) meetings and communities of practice, and support the development of the Surface Forces annual Integrated Prioritized Capabilities List (IPCL).
Provide recommendations on capability gap identification, priorities for research, development, procurement, and training on warfare issues for prioritization in the IPCL and input into the Navy’s requirements generation processes for the SUW, ASW, IAMD, AMW and MIW mission areas.
Assist in the tracking of status of Programs of Record related to the SUW, ASW, IAMD, AMW and MIW mission areas in order to determine the impact of IPCL recommendations and advocate for Fleet warfighting capability needs in established acquisition programs.
Support the planning, coordination, supervision, and accomplishment of actions concerning SUW, ASW, IAMD, AMW and MIW mission area Requirements and POM development through the development of point papers, liaison with fleet representatives and research of specific capabilities. 30%
Warfighting Capability Assessment Support
Assist in the assessment of Navy’s ability to execute SUW, ASW, IAMD, AMW and MIW elements of OPLANs and CONPLANs based on fleet feedback, exercise data, existing studies, modeling, simulation, and developmental/operational test data. This includes analysis of threat performance, resource allocation, force composition, logistics, training, command and control, weapon selection (weapon system effectiveness, cost, compatibility and interoperability), engagement tactics, and maintenance.
Collaborate with peers in the Intelligence, Operations, Resource, Acquisition, Systems Command, Test and Evaluation, and other Service and Joint Communities to monitor ongoing studies and analyses to assess Navy SUW, ASW, IAMD, AMW and MIW mission area capabilities and limitations.
Support the regular completion of key assessment efforts that inform the Chief of Naval Operations and OPNAV staff on operational needs for the SUW, ASW, IAMD, AMW and MIW mission areas.
Recommend updates to Fleet warfighting, readiness, and wholeness requirements to the Navy Staff via the chain of command. 40%
Prepare and deliver briefings, lead strategy sessions with members of own and other staffs, and consult with peers to coordinate mutual efforts.
Convey results of analyses, present fiscal prioritization recommendations, and support the development of change recommendations regarding programming of SUW, ASW, IAMD, AMW and MIW mission area requirements.
Develop and prepare a variety of correspondence and other documentation, i.e., formal letters, position papers, reports, staff studies, staff summary packages, briefings, charts, bulletized background papers, etc. as may be required.
The incumbent will perform other duties as assigned. 15%
Factor Level Descriptions
Knowledge Required for Position
Familiarity with SUW, ASW, IAMD, AMW and MIW mission area principles, concepts, and systems in order to interpret and apply those principles to rectify issues in program operations, and to assist with the resolution of policy issues.
Familiarity with the systems supporting SUW, ASW, IAMD, AMW and MIW, force management systems, and ability to retrieve data for studies, projects and reports.
Knowledge of operations research, systems engineering, and risk management methodologies, policies and procedures in order to conduct analysis of the SUW, ASW, IAMD, AMW and MIW mission areas.
Knowledge of the organizations, missions and procedures of DoD, the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Joint Force Commands and other joint and U. S. Navy operational and administrative staffs, as well as National Security policy documents.
Knowledge of the JCIDS process to include Initial Capabilities Document (ICDs), Capabilities Development Documents (CDDs), Capabilities Production Documents (CPDs), DOTMLPF change recommendations (DCRs) and operational requirements document (ORD) updates or annexes.
Knowledge of the Navy’s Program Objective Memoranda (POM) methodology.
Knowledge of DoD and DON requirements and acquisition directives, instructions and procedures concerning their operation and employment.
Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with external officials at various levels and to gain their cooperation on complex or controversial issues.
Skills to lead and support planning teams and to negotiate effectively with officials at various levels to accept and implement recommendations. These recommendations may impact substantial agency resources, suggest requirements for extensive changes to established work processes or operations, and/or entail conflict with some functional elements and commands.
Ability to exercise initiative, resourcefulness and judgment in evaluating, correlating, advising and acting on complex issues in order to represent SMWDC.
Ability to interpret and apply regulations, precedent decisions and policies to advise leadership on issues in the assigned subject area.
Ability to analyze facts, identify problems, report findings, make conclusions, and recommend corrective or other appropriate action.
The incumbent works under the supervision of the SMWDC HQ Branch Lead for Assessment and Analysis (N81), who provides assignment directions in terms of specified missions and functions. The incumbent is responsible for independently planning and executing tasks, projects, studies, or other work. Results of the work are considered technically complete and are normally accepted without significant change.
The incumbent works under general policy statements, regulations, and laws. Incumbent must use judgment to adapt to often incomplete guidelines and unusual problems or situations and must interpret existing guides to the development of policies, standards and procedures.
The incumbent supports the planning, development, and implementation of Service/Command policies and programs for SUW, ASW, IAMD, AMW and MIW operations and resourcing. The incumbent deals with issues and problems, which have implications on a range of activities or operations. Decisions on the course of action are complicated by such factors as: major areas of uncertainty in the approach, the need to integrate the concerns and requirements of several organizations, the potential for impact on established systems or programs, changes in technology, and/or changes in legislative or regulatory guidelines. When serving as a team leader on a project, the incumbent integrates the work of other specialists into comprehensive reports and recommendations to leadership. The incumbent supports management in the development of innovative approaches to interpret and explain new requirements, and develops draft policies, systems, methods, and procedures for management approval. The work involves continuing efforts to recommend concepts, theories, or programs, or resolving intractable, extremely complicated issues.
Scope and Effect
The staff position will support the breadth of activities assigned to the Assessment, Requirements, and Experimentation Branch. The work involves both writing and reviewing white papers, briefs, reports, and other documents as it pertains to SUW, ASW, IAMD, AMW and MIW capabilities and requirements. The work involves unknown conditions, resolving critical problems or developing new theories. The analyses performed impact the development, management, and implementation of definitive plans and strategies to support future operations and capabilities which extends throughout the Department of Navy.
Incumbent has regular contact with personnel on the OPNAV Staff, Fleet Forces Command (FFC), Commander Pacific Fleet (CPF), Commander Naval Surface Forces Pacific (CNSP), Commander Naval Surface Forces Atlantic (CNSL), Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA Program Executive Office, Integrated Warfare Systems (PEO IWS), Numbered Fleets and other Navy and Joint organizations. The incumbent will routinely represent SMWDC at meetings, conferences, and briefings where higher commands are present. The incumbent is expected to both support and lead teams, and be able to vocalize SMWDC’s position and field questions on pertinent topics.
Purpose of Contacts
Contacts are established to gather data and information, to develop, justify and defend controversial proposals and recommendations, and to negotiate and reach agreement with those who may have conflicting proposals or courses of action (COAs). The nature of the contacts requires assertiveness, combined with tact and diplomacy. The incumbent must be able to collaborate with subject matter experts and be persuasive in obtaining agreement on a variety of points and methods that could be contentious.
Work is primarily administrative in nature and requires routine office physical skills. May require overtime, weekend, and late-night work periods to ensure mission accomplishment. Requires travel to routine information meetings. May require travel to operational environments for the purpose of observation, analysis, and evaluation of SUW, ASW, IAMD, AMW and MIW capabilities.
Work is normally performed in an adequately lighted and ventilated office environment. The facility is a classified workspace. The employee exercises normal safety precautions. Additionally, the incumbent must be prepared to travel both domestically and internationally up to 25%.
Performance of duty requires access to highly classified DoD computer networks, databases, and information management systems. The incumbent is required to be able to obtain or have a Top Secret Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) clearance.
Warfare/Weapons Tactics Instructor (WTI)
Work environment is headquarters for WTI program. Qualification in any warfare discipline is a plus.
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