Training Development Specialist - Clearance Required

Job Locations US-VA-Arlington
Posted Date 2 months ago(6/2/2020 1:50 PM)
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Consulting/Business Management


LMI is seeking a training development specialist and analyst for a position supporting the Joint Staff (J4), Operational Contract Support (OCS) Division. This is a rare opportunity to join a strong, highly valued team with low attrition and set the conditions for DoD to plan and manage commercial support to military operations.

Overview. The candidate will work on a team of subject matter experts to integrate OCS, a joint capability area, into existing training, education, doctrine, policy, processes, systems, and operational planning. OCS, as described in Joint Publication 4-10, Operational Contract Support, is the process of planning for and obtaining supplies, services, and construction from commercial sources in support of combatant commander-directed operations. It is the government’s capability to manage commercial support to military operations. The ideal candidate will have experience in at least two of the following areas, listed in priority order:

  1. Manpower, personnel and training analysis, training integration, establishing military training requirements, and course development (classroom and online).
  2. Understanding policy and processes of joint training as described in CJCSI 3500.01J.
  3. Understanding Joint Tables of Distribution (JTD), Joint Manning Documents (JMD), or Service-equivalent authorities for manpower and training requirements.
  4. Understanding Interservice Training Review Organization (ITRO) processes as described in Army Regulation 351–9/OPNAVINST 1500.27G/AFI 36–2230(I)/MCO 1580.7E/COMDTINST 1580.1.
  5. Instructor experience teaching joint operational planning, operational contract support, or other joint operational doctrine, tactics, techniques, and procedures.
  6. Joint Staff or corollary military department experience in, or working closely with, one of the following staff elements (in preferred order): Manpower/Personnel (G/N/A/J1); Force Development (G/N/A/J7); G-3/5/7 Operations, Plans, and Training; Force Structure, Resources & Assessments (G/N/A/J8); Plans (G/N/A/J5); Operations (G/N/A/J3); Logistics (G/N/A/J4); or Intelligence (G/N/A/J2).
  7. Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) or corollary military department experience in, or working closely with, one of the following military headquarters functions: Personnel & Readiness (P&R); Policy (P); Acquisition & Sustainment (A&S); or Cost Assessment & Program Evaluation (CAPE).


Responsibilities may include:

The primary duties of this position are to integrate OCS and commercial support considerations (opportunities and risks) into joint training (classroom and online) and to advise joint and Service stakeholders on methods and processes for establishing training requirements in joint and Service manpower documents. This includes supporting other team members developing and delivering OCS training and joint force development activities. To be effective, the ideal candidate should have recent training and manpower experience that lends itself to the following tasks:

  • Apply tenets of instructional systems design (ISD) frameworks such as ADDIE (Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation and Evaluation) to work with OCS subject matter experts and JS J-7 to design and deliver training (stand-alone or integrated into existing training) that addresses joint and Service doctrine.
  • Apply joint and Service policy, doctrine, guidance, systems, and processes to conduct training needs assessment and gap analysis, identify priorities, identify opportunities for improvement, and determine means for documenting OCS manpower, personnel, and training requirements.
  • Identify metrics to determine effectiveness of OCS training integration efforts.
  • Review policy, instructions, doctrine, plans, orders, manuals, procedures, and information papers as they relate to OCS and commercial support and recommend adjustments to training requirements, or products.
  • Adjust to shifts in priorities and manage multiple tasks simultaneously that may include staff support relating to current operations.

A 6-9 month objective of this position, after appropriate indoctrination and training, is to become an instructor on our mobile training team and VCLASS delivery of the Joint OCS Planning and Execution Course (JOPEC), which teaches application of OCS in planning and operations. JOPEC is taught worldwide to students ranging from senior non-commissioned officers to O5/O6 officers. JOPEC instructors periodically (~10%) travel in the U.S. and overseas.



  • Master's degree and 4 years’ experience in training development or delivery and military manpower or related areas, OR a Bachelor's degree and 8 years of related experience in training development, military manpower, joint planning, doctrine, logistics, contingency contracting, or OCS.
  • A current Secret Clearance and the ability to upgrade to a final Top Secret clearance
  • Graduate of Phase I JPME.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to interact with senior staff, as well as tactical and operational officers.
  • Ability to persuade, motivate, influence, justify, negotiate, or resolve matters using argument and expertise rather than formal authority.
  • Expert proficiency in oral and written communications. The candidate must be skilled at writing concisely, expressing thoughts clearly, and developing ideas in logical sequence.


  • Graduate of Phase 2 JPME.
  • Final Top Secret Clearance
  • Knowledge and application of joint or Service training requirements and resource systems, training requirements arbitration, or techniques to develop training, manpower, and resource requirements along with missions and functions of training organizations such as: Joint Staff (J1/J7); U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC); Army FORSCOM; Air Education and Training Command; or Naval Education and Training.
  • Familiarity with key stakeholders and organizations in the OCS community of interest.
  • Candidates who have graduated from the School of Advanced Military Studies (SAMS), School of Advanced Warfighting (SAW), Joint Advanced Warfighting (JAWS), Maritime Advance Warfighting School (MAWS), or School of Advanced Air and Space Studies (SAASS) are highly desired.
  • Recent experience planning and executing combined and joint operations at the theater/CCMD/JTF or component level, experience with the joint training system, joint interagency operations planning, logistics, security cooperation, or civil-military operations conducted at CCMD or Service component command level.



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