Abraxas Corporation SOF Exercise Designer/Analyst/Trainer (SME IV) in Tampa, Florida

Business Unit:

Cubic Global Defense

Company Details:

Cubic | NEK Services, Inc., is seeking a SOF Exercise Designer/Analyst/Trainer (SME IV) to support USSOCOM’s Enterprise Wide Training and Exercises Program (UEWTEP). The successful candidate will assist in planning, design/scripting, integrating, coordinating, managing and executing approved training and exercise program/s, providing information and data analysis, facilitating joint collective training, integrating cyberspace and building partner nations capacity activities with the joint exercise and training program. An effective exercise program enables the warfighters to maintain operational readiness and ensure the battle staffs are prepared to execute assigned and/or wartime functions and tasks. UEWTEP utilizes SOF Joint Training Teams (JTTs), Special Operations exercise response and realistic military training cells to assist in developing, planning and executing SOF training events and support SOF engagements in Service exercises. All JTT instructors and SME’s will be required to operate in a secure environment that provides robust capabilities and employs current and valid TTPs. This is a pre-award effort and position will be contingent upon contract award.

Cubic offers an opportunity to provide innovative technology for government and commercial customers around the globe, helping to solve their future problems today. We’re the leading integrator of payment and information technology and services for intelligent travel solutions worldwide, and the leading provider of realistic combat training systems, secure communications and networking and highly specialized support services for military and security forces of the U.S. and allied nations. If you have an entrepreneurial spirit and thrive in an innovative environment, we want to talk to you about your next role at Cubic! We are seeking employees inspired by technology, and motivated by the rewards of hard work, commitment, teamwork, quality, integrity, and respect. We invite you to explore opportunities with Cubic.

Job Details:

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Planning, coordinating, managing and executing exercises and joint collective training.

  • Developing and providing cross functional exercise design and execution for TSOCs and their joint SOF staff.

  • Providing Command and Consultant SOF SME’s operational pre-mission exercises as requested and approved by FMD JCTO.

  • Integration of relevant SOF doctrine, war-game and experimentation results and operational after action findings into future exercises to ensure rapid adjustment to real world Tactics, Techniques and Procedures (TTPs).

  • Ensuring current and emergent intelligence threat information is incorporated into the exercise designs, scenarios and MSELs.

  • Attend subject matter expertise training, seminars, conferences and events as directed by COR to enhance products and services relevancy to SOF joint exercises and operational SOF C2 HQs pre-mission joint training requirements.

  • Incorporating modeling and simulation, and related JTSC network operations, as appropriate.

  • Developing reports, briefings and recommendations to improve exercise and training efficiency and effectiveness, and identifications of shortfalls and gaps.

  • Identifying deficiencies/performance gaps in SOF exercise and training programs and providing improvement recommendations.

  • Developing fact sheets, briefings and other documentation associated with training and exercise events and activities.

  • Providing input to assessments of SOF integration and interoperability with other units during exercises and training venues in the United States and throughout the world with recommended improvements.

  • Support coordination and execution of exercise operations, mission rehearsals and assessments in Realistic Military Training (RMT) environments.

  • Perform functional analysis to document complex process steps, tasks and their inter-relationships; provide post-exercise support.

  • Other duties and tasks assigned by Command team, as necessary.

Required Skills/Qualifications/Experience:

  • Prior SOF (O5-O6, E9, CW5).

  • Minimum 18 years of special operations experience.

  • Minimum of 6 years of recent experience serving in a command, senior enlisted advisor, or primary staff billet in a SOF (USSOCOM/TSOC), Service, Joint Staff, OSD, or 3-4 Star level Service/GCC HQs.

  • Graduate of Service or Joint ILE or Enlisted equivalent.

  • Completion of Service or Joint Senior Professional Military Education or Enlisted equivalent preferred.

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in exercise and scenario design and management

  • Minimum of 8 years of experience conducting joint and coalition operations and training.

  • Minimum of 4 years of experience with Service, SOF, and Joint doctrine, planning, operations, training, and exercises.

  • Minimum of 4 years of experience developing operational products to support GCC and TSOC SOF/CT exercises.

  • Minimum of 4 years of experience researching and integrating current intelligence and operations to develop complex scenarios, studies, and analysis related to SOF core activities for all geographic areas.

  • Minimum of 4 years of experience to communication exercise design details with operational level exercise planners, staffs, and commanders; interagency partners, and partner nation exercise planners.

  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office applications.

  • Must possess a current Top Secret security clearance and SCI eligible.

  • Must be a U.S. citizen.

  • Willing to travel to various locations CONUS and OCONUS to support training exercises, as needed.

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Cubic Corporation is the parent company of three major businesses, Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS), Cubic Global Defense (CGD), and Cubic Mission Solutions (CMS). CTS is a leading integrator of payment and information technology and services for intelligent travel solutions worldwide. CGD is a leading provider of realistic combat training systems, secure communications and networking and highly specialized support services for military and security forces of the U.S. and allied nations. CMS provides networked Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) capabilities for defense, intelligence, security, and commercial missions. All three of our businesses provide innovative technology and an integrated approach to systems and services for government and commercial customers around the globe. This integration ensures our customers receive streamlined operations and strategy, cost-efficiency and speed to market.

Cubic was founded in San Diego, California in 1951 and has since built a global reputation for enhancing customer value. With fiscal year 2016 sales of $1.462 billion, Cubic is proud to have a presence in nearly 60 countries and employs 8,500+ people worldwide. To learn more about Cubic please watch the video at this link:


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