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Job #: R-00025088
Location: St. Louis, MO
Category: Proj and Prog Management
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes
Clearance Required: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Defense

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This position is in the Technical Assistance for Repairables Processing (TARP) Program. The TARP Program provides global logistics support to Navy Repairables Management under a contract sponsored and funded by NAVSUP WEAPONS SYSTEMS SUPPORT (WSS).  This position is to support US Navy/Coast Guard ships and Aviation and Maritime shore activities, US Marine Corp units, Military Sealift Command (MSC) Combat Logistics Force (CLF) ships, Fleet Readiness Centers (FLCs), Advance Traceability and Control (ATAC) hubs and nodes, plus other Service and foreign activities. Supports logistics elements of the Navy Repairables process including Total Asset Visibility (TAV), PHS&T, Carcass Tracking, Stock-In-Transit (SIT), shipboard inventory and location accuracy, Care of Supplies in Storage (COSIS), and the management of retrograde data. The position ensures Navy and Marine Corps Supply technical knowledge is correctly and effectively employed at all levels in the Program structure and provides leadership and management to the Program’s TARP Reps worldwide.  Facilitates and mentors the user of Automated Information Technology and the Navy electronic Repairables Management System (eRMS) and leads the TARP Reps in this daily effort coordinating assignments and setting high standards that ensure the continued solid reputation of the program.   The position is the principal Deputy for the Program Manager and provides sound advice on all things Military with particular focus on Navy operational needs and the Supply Systems for Navy (NERP, RSUPPLY, etc.), DLA (DSS) and Ground Marines (GCSS).  The Deputy is the primary Operational advisor to the Program Manager and fills in for the Program Manager during short periods of absence to provide a knowledgeable and technically competent face to the Military customer. Has the knowledge and experience to be able to handle unusual and seldom occurring events with minimal or no assistance. May determine methods and procedures on new assignments and may serve in a lead or project management role and provide guidance to a wide range of personnel in multiple organizations.

Provides support for logistics and the Navy Repairables Management process on behalf of NAVSUP WSS. Logistical support is technical in nature and applies to all Repairables processing performed afloat and ashore as well as oversight for major offloads and recapitalization projects.  The Deputy ensures the Operational and technical accuracy of the TARP deckplate procedures and provides Leadership and Management for the TARP Rep use of the procedures worldwide. Coordinates assignments and TARP Rep performance afloat on CVNs and L-Deck ships, including Foreign Aircraft Carriers where applicable.  Responsible for repairables and retrograde content and instruction for the Supply Officer Department Head Course (SODHC), both senior and junior Officers, ensuring they grasp the appropriate knowledge for their upcoming afloat tours.  Sets the standards for the weekly TARP Rep reporting ensuring accuracy and ease of concise communications in their reports and transition to the weekly reporting to the WSS customer and other Military leaders.  Provides regular communications with the key Supply Officers in the Operational forces at Fleets, Type Commanders, MALS, etc. to stay abreast of current operations, deployments and the specific needs.  Develops MOAs and SOPs for specific operations, e.g. afloat and ashore F-35 retrograde management including offload and transportation to Lockheed Martin or Pratt Whitney commercial depots.  Is the stalwart in the PHS&T process for packaging ensuring the TARP Reps pay attention to details and effectively follow the P-700-CNP coupled with making continuous improvements in the way the Navy and Marine Corps package expensive repairables.  Technically knowledgeable in transportation requirements, TRANSCOM contracts and documentation necessities, and ATAC business rules and operations.  Directs ATAC Mobile Node Operations and exercises worldwide ensuring the Program is responsive to all stakeholder requirements. Leads the TARP Rep recruiting effort ensuring the replenishment of the current team with technically qualified self-starters whom love the Service and enjoy teaching, coaching and mentoring Young Sailors and Marines to success with repairables and retrograde.  Performs other duties as assigned by the Program Manager.

A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university is required The Deputy Program Manager must have a minimum of 20 years of logistics experience with background and knowledge of the US Navy/Marine Corp Retrograde Processing, Transportation and Distribution.  Four years of experience could be substituted for a degree.  A Master’s Degree is desirable.

Reasonable worldwide travel is required. 

The Global Operations Manager must have knowledge of the Navy Supply System and NAVSUP Weapon System Support Inventory Management and Depot Level Repairables (DLRs). Experience with Navy/Marine Corp Packaging, Handling, Storage and Transportation techniques and policies is a requirement. Strong analytic, problem solving, and interpersonal skills are necessary along with the ability to Mentor, Facilitate, and Champion Continuous Process Improvement. Candidate must be physically capable of traveling and working aboard Navy/Coast Guard ships and in remote locations to support logistics operations. Candidate must have demonstrated Leadership skills in a Program Management environment and a PM certification is desirable =.

Must have or be able to obtain a secret security clearance.  

Background and knowledge in joint service logistics concepts, policies, and procedures is advantageous.  Detailed knowledge in MILSTRIP/MILSTRAP processing policy and procedures including DOD mandated programs such as Supply Deficiency Reports (SDR) and Supply Chain Management is desirable.  Experience with Foreign Navies and their cultures is desirable.  F-35 Navy and Marine knowledge of our newest fighter is additionally desirable.

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