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Canadian Surface Combatant (FMS) Training Support Lead

Company: CACI
Location: Virginia Beach
Posted on: November 16, 2021

Job Description:

Canadian Surface Combatant (FMS) Training Support Lead

Job Category: Project and Program Management

Time Type: Full time

Minimum Clearance Required to Start: Secret

Employee Type: Regular

Percentage of Travel Required: Up to 10%

Type of Travel: Continental US

CACI is seeking a Canadian Surface Combatant (FMS) Training Support Lead. The candidate will serve the team, NAVSEA Program Executive Office for Ships (PMS 325) and Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) Project Management Office (PMO), as the lead to provide expert naval training and training systems advisory and support services to implement the Future Naval Training System CONOPS and Digital Navy Action Plan. You will s erve as principal U.S. consultant to bring advanced crew training and exercise capabilities to 15 new state-of-the-art Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) ships, considered critical for future coalition interoperability into the 2030s and beyond. You will lead a very talented team in supporting growing development, acquisition, and integration of a full spectrum of naval ship and shore-based training systems, for basic shipboard training through integrated group-level exercises with NATO and other allied partners. This position is listed in Virginia Beach, however the KSA's of the candidate for hire may allow for flexibility in locale.

What You'll Get To Do:

  • Join a highly collaborative and successful, multi-disciplinary team providing expert-level engineering and acquisition advisory services to the Canadian government through a U.S. Foreign Military Sales (FMS) case.
  • You'll serve the team, NAVSEA Program Executive Office for Ships (PMS 325) and Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) Project Management Office (PMO), as the lead to provide expert naval training and training systems advisory and support services to implement the Future Naval Training System CONOPS and Digital Navy Action Plan.
  • Serve as principal U.S. consultant to bring advanced crew training and exercise capabilities to 15 new state-of-the-art Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) ships, considered critical for future coalition interoperability into the 2030s and beyond.
  • Lead a team for supporting growing development, acquisition, and integration of a full spectrum of naval ship and shore-based training systems, for basic shipboard training through integrated group-level exercises with NATO and other allied partners.

    More About the Role:
    • You'll leverage your deep U.S. Navy combatant surface warfare, MPT, and training systems development experience and knowledge to
    • Provide expertise, guidance and mentoring based on U.S. Navy practices to (1) establish the project's Navy System Training Plan (NTSP) or equivalent, and (2) develop associated courseware and trainers.
    • Provide advice from U.S. Navy training systems planning, programming, budgeting, and execution processes, including lessons learned, and evolving trends for incorporation of new training system technologies and capabilities to support and sustain warship crew certifications at tiered levels of proficiency.
    • Apply your knowledge of the NCTE and other distributed training environments to provide guidance to effect multi-unit exercises in a synthetic environment with coalition partners for the high-end fight.
    • Provide information and guidance on resourcing training systems and courseware support for CSC systems acquired through U.S. Foreign Military Sales.
    • Provide process guidance on development, implementation, and management of CSC-related Navy Training System Plans (NTSP), courseware and trainers.
    • Provide professional support, as directed by the Project Office, to augment RCN planning and development of the project's NTSPs and associated courseware and trainers.
    • Apply your knowledge of evolving virtual environment and simulation standards, 3D modeling, gaming engine software, and haptic technology practices to advise Canada for effective/efficient training systems development and acquisition
    • Provide advice, guidance, and support managing the development and maintenance of future Crew Scheduling and Phasing Plan (CSPP), Manpower Estimate Report (MER), Navy Training System Plan (NTSP), Ship Manning Document (SMD) / Preliminary Ship Manning Document (PSMD), Training System Installation Plan (TSIP).
    • Advise the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) to support decision-making for establishment of new officer / enlisted ratings.
    • Advise the RCN on content of available U.S. Navy curricula which may be selected for future Foreign Military Sales (FMS) cases for operational/maintenance training in the U.S. or Canada.
    • Support definition and analysis of training pipelines, recommending program improvements as well as analyzing crewing strategy changes based on U.S. Navy best practices, and those that result from shifts in Fleet policy in order to recommend changes to the training infrastructure, crew buy plans, and crew delivery schedules.
    • Develop program office presentations intended to provide situational awareness of program requirements and changes.
    • Manage development, coordination, and dissemination of company and customer status reports for senior leadership awareness and decision making
    • Review contract deliverables for changes that may affect future training.

      You'll Bring These Qualifications:
      • U.S. Citizenship required.
      • A ctive DoD Secret Security Clearance
      • Ten or more years previous Surface Force MPT and DoD training systems development/acquisition experience.
      • Knowledge of (1) game-based training and mixed-reality systems, (2) applicable modeling and simulation practices and (3) integrated training networks
      • Demonstrated program or project-level management experience
      • Experience briefing flag-level stakeholders.
      • Ability to prioritize multiple simultaneous tasks and effectively schedule required deliverables, meetings, and follow-up actions
      • Expert Proficiency with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Project
      • Requires strong written communication, interpersonal, problem-solving, analytical, mathematical, and organizational skills
      • Bachelor's degree required.

        These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:
        • U.S. Navy surface combatant ship operations experience
        • Experience planning, and managing development of VR/AR software and haptics-based training systems
        • Experience and familiarity with current U.S. Navy Training initiatives, such as Sailor 2025 and Ready, Relevant Learning (RRL).

          What We Can Offer You:
          • We've been named a Best Place to Work by the Washington Post.
          • Our employees value the flexibility at CACI that allows them to balance quality work and their personal lives.
          • We offer competitive benefits and learning and development opportunities.
          • We are mission-oriented and ever vigilant in aligning our solutions with the nation's highest priorities.
          • For over 55 years, the principles of CACI's unique, character-based culture have been the driving force behind our success.

            Company Overview: At CACI, you will have the opportunity to make an immediate impact by providing information solutions and services in support of national security missions and government transformation for Intelligence, Defense, and Federal Civilian customers. CACI is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

            As required by Executive Order 14042, Federal contractor employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by December 8, 2021 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination before starting employment with CACI.

Keywords: CACI, Virginia Beach , Canadian Surface Combatant (FMS) Training Support Lead, Other , Virginia Beach, Virginia

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