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Job #: R-00021853-OTHLOC-PL-2D0955
Location: Fort Stewart, GA
Category: Policy Analysis
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

Position Summary

Successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to apply operational experience and technical knowledge of the Joint Fires mission area while operating as part of a team evaluating Joint Forward Observer (JFO) training programs and JFO training simulation systems for compliance with established standards.The position is located at Norfolk Virginia.

Primary Responsibilities

  • As a JFO Standardization Team Member, support 4 – 6 team trips per year.  Duration 1 – 2 weeks at various CONUS and OCONUS locations.
  • Assist in pre-trip planning, coordination, execution, and post-trip reporting as directed.
  • During execution, evaluate applicable training curricula, documentation, and procedures as directed.
  • Draft post evaluation reports that include recommendations regarding initial accreditation or continuing certification as appropriate, based the program’s compliance with Joint Mission Task List and the JFO Memorandum of Agreement.
  • Support JFO Training Simulation System Evaluations to determine if particular devices provide realistic capability to train JFOs in procedural certification and qualification tasks.
  • Provide necessary knowledge and expertise to support development of JFO-related issues in the biennial Joint Fire Support Executive Steering Committee (JFS ESC) Action Plan.
  • Support planning, coordination, execution, and production of associated briefings and papers for approximately 10 JFS ESC Meetings per year.
  • Assist as needed in the execution of the annual JF-JCAS Symposium and JCAS-JFO Curriculum Review.

Work Location : Norfolk Virginia

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree and 4 Years of Joint Fires experience . 6 years of additional Joint Fires experience can substitute for a degree.
  • Current or previously qualified JFO or JTAC.
  • Staff experience at a Combatant Command, Major Command, or Joint Staff.
  • Strong communication and writing skills.
  • Office computer skills.

Desired Qualifications

  • Current or previously qualified Joint Fires Observer schoolhouse or unit instructor
  • Recent Combat experience with ground maneuver forces
  • Expert in Joint Fires doctrine, tactics, techniques and procedures (e.g., JP 3-09, multi-service TTP -- JFIRE, J-SEAD, BREVITY, KILLBOX)
  • Staff planning experience including interoperability, joint and combined warfare
  • Experience with execution and monitoring of military operations

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Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 25% of the time

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Policy Analysis


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