Position is on the staff of a government consulting firm in Tysons, VA. The work location is on-site at the client office in the pentagon, Joint Staff (J4), Operational Contract Support Division. Short-term teleworking options are available in support of the mission.
Overview. The successful candidate will work as part of a team of government and contractor subject matter experts to integrate operational contract support (OCS), an emerging joint capability area described in Joint Publication 4-10, Operational Contract Support, into existing joint policy, processes, systems, training, operational planning, readiness, and risk reporting. Whereas contracted support is the capability and capacity represented by contracted support, OCS is the government’s capability to plan for and manage the growing contracted support element of the Total Force. True assimilation of contracted support into the Total Force will exist when OCS is integrated into DoD strategic to tactical planning and processes and becomes a habitual part of all command and staff work during peacetime and contingencies. The ideal candidate would have recent experience in one or more of the following areas:
- Combatant Command (CCMD), Joint Task Force (JTF), or Service component command experience at the operational or tactical level planning and managing contracted support to military forces in overseas military operations to ensure unity of effort with private sector capabilities
- experience in military operations planning and execution in a joint environment including developing plans, annexes or appendices that integrate contracted support
- operational experience drafting and executing operational, warning, execute, and fragmentary orders
- Joint Staff experience at the operational or strategic level in one of the following Joint Staff Directorates: (J3) Operations; (J5) Plans; (J4) Logistics; or (J7) Force Development
- strong interpersonal skills, and ability to interact with general or flag officers, senior staff members, as well as tactical and operational officers. The purpose of such interaction is to persuade, motivate, influence, justify, defend, negotiate or settle matters involving OCS, logistics, and operational relevance of contracted support and integration of OCS into joint policy, processes, procedures, systems, training, exercises, and commanders’ plans.
- expert proficiency in oral and written communications. The candidate must be skilled at writing concisely, expressing thoughts clearly, and developing ideas in logical sequence, including developing briefings, handbooks, procedures, training or other guidance.
- Instructor experience in a military environment teaching joint operational planning, operational contract support, or other joint operational doctrine concepts and procedures.
- A 6-9 month objective of this position, after appropriate indoctrination and training, is to become an additional instructor for the Joint OCS Planning and Execution Course (JOPEC) to teach the application of OCS techniques and procedures to produce OCS products.
- Instructor duties include conducting on-podium instruction of developed courseware, revising current OCS courses, managing students and classroom work and activities, and supporting development of other OCS-related training courses.