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Job #: R-00074435
Location: Tampa, FL
Category: Policy Analysis
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Top Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $4,000
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

Leidos has an opening for a Maritime Prepositioning Force (MPF) Planner in Tampa, FL.


This position is located in the Headquarters, United States Marine Corps Forces Central Command (USMARCENT), and directly supports the Assistant Chief of Staff for Logistics G-4.  The primary purpose of this position is the development and review of OPLANs, CONPLANs, and MPF exercise planning; coordinating and facilitating conferences; conducting operational assessments; attendance at annual prepositioning and seabasing operational advisory group conferences. -p=[‘]

The employee will provide subject matter expertise regarding the implementation of service and joint policy and doctrine in prepositioning operations involving USMARCENT Forces. The contractor is responsible for providing commodity expertise and insight to the Logistics Plans/Exercises Branch Head on all matters that impact mission performance.

This effort shall entail utilization of all sources and classifications, from unclassified to the TS/SCI level, for ensuring inclusion of classified information and concepts in Maritime Prepositioning Force operations planning, preparation of reports, to plan and execute exercises, and to plan events that are current with real world operations. 


The employee will serve as the Subject Matter Expert (SME) for US Marine Corps Forces Central Command regarding prepositioning strategy and planning.  

  • Advise COMUSMARCENT on appropriate use of forward positioned afloat and ashore prepositioning capabilities when supporting Crisis Response or contingencies.
  • Review Marine Corps and Navy doctrine regarding prepositioning employment and new platform operational employment.
  • Develop and execute prepositioning strategies, plans, concepts and tasks supporting tailoring of Maritime Prepositioning Force ships.
  • Prepare prepositioning estimates, conduct MPF budget review, and attend MPF planning conferences as the USMARCENT Subject Matter Expert in support of USMARCENT Exercise section.
  • Identify, improve and document USMARCENT prepositioning capabilities and relationships.
  • Represent USMARCENT during MPF exercises and serve as the Lead Logistics Planner for MPF exercises when required.
  • Maintain the USMARCENT prepositioning web pages, historical files, and other required documentation.
  • Provide advice and information to USCENTCOM J4 Plans regarding prepositioning and seabasing capabilities and operational employment.
  • Represent USMARCENT at Service level prepositioning and seabasing working groups as requested by Capabilities Development, Plans, Policies and Operations, and Installations and Logistics.
  • Develop assessments, briefs, and information papers as required and support internal USMARCENT working groups.
  • Provide logistics planner support to the USMARCENT Planning Group and provide logistics planner support to the USMARCENT Logistics Plans section as required.


  • Bachelor's degree and 8 years of relevant experience
  • Possess knowledge/experience with Prepositioning Programs and MPF operations.
  • Experience in planning and execution of MPF exercises.
  • Ability to interact with high level staff officers in order to advise and assist them with logistics functions; ability and comfort to brief at the executive level (3-4 star).
  • A thorough understanding of the Marine Corps Planning Process (MCPP).
  • An understanding of Componency as it relates to the inter-relationships between USMARCENT, USCENTCOM, and HQ Marine Corps staffs.
  • Ability to independently plan, design, perform responsibilities, apply mature judgement, have a high degree of initiative, as well as develop new concepts.
  • Active Top Secret security clearance, but must be able to obtain TS/SCI.
  • Current US Passport with ability to travel and work overseas.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience at a Combatant Command, Component Command, Marine Expeditionary Force Command, Military Sealift Command, or Blount Island Command.
  • Ability to work in a drug free environment and pass random urinalysis testing.
  • Working knowledge of MS Office, MS SharePoint, and Audio/Video conferencing.


  • Possess a Bachelor Degree and 10 years’ of relevant experience in Marine Corps logistics and prepositioning strategy.
  • Service on USCENTCOM (Combatant Command), USMARCENT (Component Command), and/or HQ Marine Corps (service) level staffs.
  • In-depth understanding of US Central Command’s logistics planning processes.
  • A thorough understanding of the Joint Staff Adaptive Planning and Execution (APEX) process.
  •  Ability to serve on a Crisis Action Team (CAT) for extended work hours.
  • Ability to lead and/or serve on an Operational Planning Team (OPT).

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