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Job #: R-00043476
Location: Shalimar, FL
Category: Consult Emp
Schedule (FT/PT): Part Time
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 100%
Clearance: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

Leidos has an immediate opening for a part-time NATO Special Operations Comprehensive Defense (Total Defense) Subject Matter Expert (SME) and instructor. The successful candidate will work closely with the NATO Special Operations Headquarters as well as other team members to analyze, develop, and implement solutions for courses and exercises related to NATO SOF and Comprehensive Defense. The successful candidate will be expected to analyze the needs of NATO’s special operations community and then develop and present high-quality solutions for intermediate- and senior-level personnel. The selected candidate will lead highly interactive training and education seminars, courses, support mobile training, provide exercise support, develop doctrine, and other capability development requirements. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to perform research to support curriculum development and build targeted lessons, practical exercises, and discussions for allied and partner nation students who are not native-English speakers. Members of the team are expected to support NATO exercises and readiness events in order to incorporate lessons identified into curriculum updates. This is a position on a unique, diverse, international, and distributed team that offers challenging work requiring someone who is technologically-savvy and able to work effectively alone or collaborate effectively with the team. Relocation is not required, position is for telework with international travel (75%/25%). The candidate must demonstrate they are diligent ‘self-starters’ who can excel in a diverse working environment with little supervision or guidance in order to meet special operations support requirements and deadlines.


  • Serve as a subject matter expert on Comprehensive Defense and resistance concepts spanning both government sectors and civil society
  • Develop and deliver (instruct) training and educational curriculum based on adult learning and English as a Second Language (ESL) standards, principles, and procedures
  • Serve as a primary facilitator and/or mentor to students during courses, NATO and national-level exercises, evaluations, or readiness event.
  • Prepare lesson plans, teaching plans, lectures, presentations, briefings, and lead discussions for a vast target audience at various levels and in multiple environments (e.g. classroom, syndicate, laboratory, exercises, evaluations, events, etc.)
  • Develop and maintain web-based course manuals, exercise/training support packages, software tools, handouts, study aids, and assessments as required
  • Collaborate virtually and in person with team members to analyze and design resident curriculum to meet NATO Special Operations School standards
  • Ensure course materials are maintained, updated, and improved to remain current and relevant and participate in educational quality improvement activities
  • Coordinate and collaborate with members of the NATO Special Operations Headquarters on training, education, doctrine, exercises and evaluations
  • Participate in exercises, evaluations or other events as required and incorporate observations and lessons identified into curriculum, doctrine, or training as required
  • Conduct research, collaborate, and update SOF doctrine, publications, and manuals related to operational support to special operations and associated techniques


  • Citizen of a NATO member nation possessing at least 8-10 years of experience in special operations with a Comprehensive / Total Defense focus. Comprehensive defense is a cooperation-based preparedness and resilience model incorporating all aspects of society (host nation government authorities, the private sector, non-profit organizations, and private citizens) to collaboratively secure vital functions of society.
  • Service in a special operations organization with significant direct experience providing special operations Military Assistance (NATO model) or Foreign Internal Defense (FID)
  • Interagency / whole of government experience  
  • Active Secret clearance
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • NATO/NATO SOF experience (or experience with multi-national special operations)
  • International and/or NATO special operations training and education experience
  • Able to write, speak, and teach in English for an ESL  audience, and demonstrate outstanding speaking, writing, organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Experience in e-Education curriculum development to meet distance learning requirements, digital knowledge bases, and digital tools to aid product delivery, training support, collaboration, and communications
  • Strong interpersonal skills, experience working as a senior member of a team
  • Highly capable of operating independently and effectively in a distributed workforce
  • Fully competent with Microsoft Office® suite of automation tools including: PowerPoint, Word, Excel, OneNote, Outlook and SharePoint


  • Top Secret clearance / eligibility
  • Master’s degree
  • Experienced special operations officer who has worked at the national / strategic level (MoD/MoI/Defence Force HQ/Home Guard)
  • If not U.S. Army Special Forces, then special operations from a nation with advanced resistance concepts and programs
  • Training and experience with Personnel Recovery (PR)
  • Experience as a successful instructor/educator as well as developing training solutions, scenarios, or simulations to aid training, education, or mission preparation
  • Formal education or experience with adult education, education technology instructional system design, and/or e-Education
  • Experience at the NATO joint force command, joint task force, joint special operations task force, and/or special operations component command

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:

Yes, 100%

Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 25% of the time

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Consult Emp


About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 38,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Va., Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $11.09 billion for the fiscal year ended January 3, 2020. For more information, visit

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