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Fires & Maneuver Experimentation Support Analyst

Company: Katmai Government Services
Location: Quantico
Posted on: May 26, 2023

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Fires & Maneuver Experimentation Support Analyst


QUANTICO, VA 22134 US (Primary)

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Job Description

This position provides project management support for the Fires & Maneuver experimentation issues to increase combat effectiveness.

Common Experiments Division Technical and Functional Support tasks include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Participate in and report on site surveys and other planning events.
  • Serve as observer/controllers, watch officers, data collectors and in other support billets during training and execution of live-force experiments.
  • Collect, record, analyze and interpret the events occurring in live-force experiments or simulations to include wargames.
  • Participate in the data reduction, analysis and assessment of information taken from experiments.
  • Participate in and support the construction, production and delivery of briefs, reports of any type, presentations and conferences to review experiment findings.
  • Plan the development of process, procedures, design, coordination and execution of User Evaluations (UE), Limited Technical Assessments (LTA), Limited Objective Experiments (LOE), MAGTF Integrated Experiments (MIX), Advanced Naval Training Exercises (ANTX), Advanced Warfighting Experiments (AWE) and other experiments.
  • Create DOTMLPF recommendations in writing and edit interim and final reports on UEs, LTAs, LOE's, MIXs, ANTXs, AWE's and letters of instruction for experiment execution.
  • Support working groups, operational planning teams and other designated efforts with administration, organization and facilities.
  • Review information papers and other briefs/documents as required to support experiment efforts.
  • Coordinate with the Futures Analysis Cell and Experiment Design Cell at MCWL/FD to provide input for the Data Collection and Analysis Plan (DCAP) for specific experiments.
  • Provide risk assessments and recommendations during planning and execution of experiments.

    Specific Fires and Maneuver Experiment Planning support tasks include but are not limited to the following:
    • Plan concept-based experiments and express them in a POA&M to include activities such as IPC, MPC and FPCs with operating forces tasked to provide the experiment force.
    • Conduct detailed budget estimates for both O&M and R&D outlining annual travel and experiment execution utilizing approved budgets based upon the campaign plan.
    • Prepare and present briefs to the division director, higher headquarters, operating forces and others on concept-based experimentation, related campaign plans, supporting budgets and capabilities to be examined through experimentation.
    • Develop and draft simple LOIs through complex experiment plans-including the enclosures, appendices, branches, and sequels, X-Files, Fact Sheets, position papers, and trade journal articles.
    • Provide project management support for the Fires & Maneuver experimentation issues to increase combat effectiveness.
    • Recommend doctrine, organizational and training innovations to enhance ability to provide fires and maneuver capabilities from a sea base to MAGTF forces operating ashore.
    • Assist in integrating prototype or surrogate equipment into fires and maneuver capability enhancements.
    • Recommend scenarios integrating fires & maneuver concepts to support experiment events.
    • Coordinate with the Modeling and Simulation Branch for the inclusion of fires and maneuver related issues and technologies within M&S where applicable.
    • Plan and conduct assessment conferences to review experiment and analysis reports in a format which includes the experiment force, the data collectors and report writers of designated experiments. Collect recommendations and write assessment conference reports for higher headquarters.
    • Conduct campaign planning that will organize individual experiments over time in order to eliminate conflict between multiple experiment pathways while considering resource limitations in money, personnel and time. Campaign plans which span one to five-year periods are based upon higher headquarters guidance addressing various concepts to assess, capability gaps to examine and future warfighting environments, and are periodically updated.
    • Support the execution of experiments by providing red cell and/or white cell actions necessary to produce actions aimed at the experiment force according to the MSEL to produce a realistic scenario to which to react.
    • Interface with operating forces to solicit experiment support, and outline experiment resource requirements.
    • Maintain regular and punctual attendance.
    • Other duties as assigned.

      Supervisory Responsibilities:


      Physical Demands:

      Frequent sitting, using hands/fingers, handling, reaching with hands and arms, talking, hearing and seeing up close, at a distance, along the periphery, with depth perception and the ability to adjust focus; occasional walking or standing, occasional lifting of up to 50 lbs. It is Katmai's business philosophy and practice to provide reasonable accommodations, according to applicable state and federal laws, to all qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities.

      Work Environment:

      Work is performed in both an office setting and occasionally in an outdoor USMC appropriate field environment. Shipboard planning sites may be a requirement, and time underway may be required as necessary. May be exposed to sharp objects, some heat, loud noise, chemicals and vibration. Use of personal protective equipment is mandatory. Employee will be exposed to a wide variety of people in differing functions, personalities and abilities.

      Work Schedule:

      40 hours per week. May be required to work additional hours as needed to complete assignment or project. Extended work hours will be coordinated as this flexibility is required dependent upon the needs of the government or as described for specific tasks herein.

      Job Requirements

      Minimum Qualifications:
      • Civilian Education: Bachelor's degree preferred.
      • Military Education: Commensurate to experience.
      • Must possess comprehensive knowledge of the Marine Corps, its missions, force structure, warfighting concepts, tactics, techniques, procedures, doctrine.
      • Must possess a working knowledge of the Marine Corps Warfighting Concepts and the combat development process.
      • Must obtain and maintain a valid TOP SECRET Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) clearance.

        Special Skills:
        • Must have an intermediate knowledge of the Microsoft office suite.
        • Excellent oral and written communications skills.
        • Must be able to work independently with little or no supervision, be exceedingly well organized, flexible.
        • Strong organizational skills and detail oriented
        • Ability to multi-task.
        • Demonstrated ability to perform diverse duties under operating and deadline constraints.
        • Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; monitors own work to ensure quality.

          Required Training:

          Completion of the Defense Acquisition University (DAU) Fundamentals of Acquisition Managements (ACQ 101 or an equivalent course) is mandatory.

          Driving Requirement:

          Must obtain and maintain a valid driver's license and be insurable by the company's insurance carrier.

          Driving will be required when traveling and/or occasional amounts of local driving. The expected driving time may be up to 50%.


          Travel to other government facilities or other contractor facilities shall be required. Travel shall be required on weekends and shall include CONUS and OCONUS locations. The exact dates and duration of travel will vary dependent upon location and requirements of individual experiments or events to include planning, attendance at meetings, conferences or wargames.


          To be considered for this position, all applicants must apply on the company website,

          We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor

          We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

          Preference will be given to Ouzinkie Shareholders, Spouses of Shareholders, and Descendants of Shareholders in accordance with Title 43 U.S. Code 1626(g) and Title 42 U.S. Code 2000e - 2(i).

          Benefits Package



          Bachelor's Degree



          Exemption Type



          25 - 50%

Keywords: Katmai Government Services, Alexandria , Fires & Maneuver Experimentation Support Analyst, Professions , Quantico, Virginia

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