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Sr. Principal Military Trainer - Exercise Designer / Planner

US CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION: Yes

RELOCATION ASSISTANCE: Relocation assistance may be available

CLEARANCE TYPE: Secret

TRAVEL: Yes, 25% of the Time

**Description**

Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world’s biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman Defense Systems sector (NGDS) is seeking a **Sr. Principal Military Trainer - Exercise Designer / Planner** to join our growing team of diverse professionals supporting our III Corps program at **Fort Riley** in **Kansas** . The Exercise Designer / Planner provides subject matter expert support in all phases of exercise planning and the development and implementation of an effective, reliable, exercise program that will be systematically and periodically updated.

**Responsibilities:**

+ Plans exercises that meet all Joint Exercise Life Cycle (JELC) requirements and IAW CJCS Guide 3501, the Joint training System; a Primer for Senior Leaders

+ Quickly establishes credibility and interfacing with Senior Military Leaders in order to determine exercise objective and convey associated Exercise Support Manning Document (ESMD) requirements

+ Facilitates In-Progress-Reviews (IPRs) with unit leadership in order to determine and address information and capability gaps

+ Determines and communicates the Exercise Simulation Control Plan (SCP) to unit leadership

+ Leads/Facilitates IPRs for all simulation exercises with unit and key team members

+ Designs and plans exercise scenarios in a collaborative effort with training audience representatives, training officer and event planner

+ Develops and delivers scenario products such as historical reviews, Road-To-Crisis (RTC), Operational Environment (OE) overview, and other scenario products as each exercise evolves incrementally of the JELC

+ Provides instruction in Master Scenario Event List (MSEL) operations to members of the Exercise Control Group

+ Coordinates and adjusts suspense dates based on the needs to develop products

**Basic Qualifications** :

+ One of the following:

+ Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 10 years of professional and/or military leadership experience

+ Master’s degree with a minimum of 8 years of professional and/or military leadership experience

+ Experience at the battalion, brigade, and division level

+ Thorough understanding of MCIS and their inter-dependencies with other WfF systems

+ Must have an active U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Secret Security Clearance with the ability to obtain a Top Secret security clearance

+ Must be capable of conducting IPRs to schedule and tailor unit training and forecast requirements for upcoming progressive events

+ Experience in operations and training requirements at brigade or higher level

+ Experience with training management

+ Thorough understanding of U.S. Army Intelligence operations to include both G2 /S2 operations and ACE/BISE operations

+ Must have Military Education Level 4 (MEL-4) or equivalent Intermediate Level Education (ILE)

+ Must be able to work on-site at Fort Riley in Kansas

+ Must be able to travel as needed (up to 25% of the time)

**Preferred Qualifications** :

+ Master’s degree

+ Current TS/SCI clearance

+ CTC Observer Controller and/or a Small Group Instructor

+ Former service as a primary or deputy corps or division staff officer FA 57 with exercise experience

+ Collection management experience

+ Outstanding communication skills with the ability to correspond and communicate with senior military leaders

+ OIF and OEF experience, working knowledge of MSEL development and providing an uncooperative, challenging OPFOR during command post exercises

Salary Range: $77,400.00 - $116,000.00

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

**The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority** . The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/ .

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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