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Job Opportunities for Air Commandos

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The ACA News Team
Published Date: 
Mon, 01/28/2019

The following job listings are sent to the ACA from the Special Operations community in hopes that qualified Air Commando applicants will consider applying for the positions. These openings are not within the ACA, they are from separate companies. We will do our best to keep these listings as current as possible, so visit our website periodically.

Thank you Air Commandos for your service to this country and your continued support through this association. We are always looking for ways to give back to our members -- you are very important to us! As some of you make the transition into your "second life" we hope our job postings will be useful tool. 

If you or your company has a job opportunity you would like advertised to Air Commandos, please email us at info@aircommando.org


Position: DevSecOps Engineer

Date Posted: 5 Feb 2019

Employer: Booz | Allen | Hamilton

Job DescriptionThe Systems Security Engineer- Senior will have the technical expertise in deployment, management, and operational sustainment of Systems Security services across a broad spectrum of domains.

Functional duties of the candidate will include:

· Deploying, managing, and operating scalable, highly available, and fault tolerant systems on AWS

· Provide administrative and analyst support to the 33 NWS on the HBSS suite of tools.

· Assist with automation of said systems and suite of tools

· Assist with policy development

· Policy distribution and management

· Event Management - Monitor, detect, analyze, respond

· Report Management - New vulnerabilities, faulty policies, coordination with Tier 2 & 3

· Detection of new and rogue clients on applicable networks

· Maintain logs

· Establish/support HBSS dashboards providing situational awareness and metrics for the service environment

Eligible candidates will have:

8 years of hands-on IT administration experience
5 years’ experience of hands-on HBSS Administration
Experience provisioning HBSS services, providing Operations & Maintenance Support of HBSS Services across robust Enterprise services environment
Experience deploying and operating Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) systems (e.g., Splunk)
Ability to identify and gather requirements to define a solution to be built and operated on AWS
Capabilities to provide AWS operations and deployment guidance and best practices throughout the lifecycle of a project as it pertains to HBSS services and Best Practices
Scripting in at least one Windows-based language such as Powershell, VBScript, etc
Ability to clearly communicate
Ability to explain technical jargon and complex concepts to non-technical people
Ability to take ownership and drive projects to completion

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
5 years of experience in supporting Enterprise Services
4 years of experience providing server administration
Knowledge of firewalls and networking experience is required
Experience configuring use of service monitoring tools - SCOM, Solarwinds, to manage service environment
Experience in virtualization of servers
Linux or Microsoft Server certifications are highly desired
Advanced knowledge of Exchange, SMTP, DNS, TCP/IP, Active Directory
CompTIA Cloud Essentials, VMware VCP6, AWS certified Solutions Architect, AWS certified SysOps Administrator, Certified Cloud Architect certifications are all a plus
Strong technical competence and aptitude
Ability to develop and maintain highly effective relationships, internally and externally
Positive "can do" attitude with focus on the success of the team over individual accomplishments
Strong interpersonal communication and presentation skills
Proficient in AWS Best Practices and use of Configuration Management (i.e. Salt, Chef, Puppet)
Exceptional knowledge regarding DISA STIG requirements

Qualifications

· Must have a Secret Clearance to begin work and the ability to obtain a Top Secret-SCI security clearance

· Work is typically performed in an office environment but will require some work in laboratory and server room environments

Required Education

· BS/BA degree or equivalent combination of education, training, certifications and work/military experience

· Minimum total of 12 years related IT systems experience

· Experience shall include IT/C2 or Communications experience

Contact: www.boozallen.com/careers.html

The Hoplite Group (HG), LLC is a veteran owned small business incorporated in Florida and operates exclusively in support of U.S. government contracts. In far-forward locations, we help our clients develop a clear understanding of the evolving political, security, and business environment around the world. Our services include remote area atmospherics, security assessments, local partner vetting, host government advisory/assistance support and key leader engagement, branding, monitoring/evaluation, and hiring/management of local nationals. In garrison, we provide service support and training the Special Operations community. Above all, we take distinct pride in the world-class staff augmentation and support to America’s Air Commandos.
We are passionate about individuals eager to further their careers and gain invaluable business knowledge. The key qualities we look for are drive, focus and integrity. Our team members are truly exceptional. It’s a very exciting time for HG and we are looking forward to bringing in new talent and growing together.

Position: Program Analyst (Contingent Upon Award)
Date Posted: 15 Feb 2019
Primary Location: Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC), Hurlburt Field, Florida
Description: Advises and monitors the AFSOC Headquarters process for rapid transformation of special operations such as science, systems, technology, and innovation group. Responsible for tracking innovation proposals and projects, ensuring preparation of innovation proposal briefs, monitoring status of innovation projects, supporting innovation steering group and development board meetings, and providing input for the developing and updating of the command innovation policy. Critical to the success of command innovation is the ability to accelerate decision making to address time sensitive or mission critical operational needs.
 
Clearance Requirement: Secret
Education: Bachelor's Degree in the social or physical sciences.
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Requires a minimum 2-years-experience on a MAJCOM or NAF staff. Must possess the ability to keep deadlines, manage change to assure personal responsibility for timelines, and be comfortable interacting with leadership, faculty, technologists and other teams (ISD). Basic knowledge of the following MDSs: AC-130U/W, MC-130H/P, U-28, MC/PC-12; C-145, C-130J and other non-standard aviation aircraft preferred.
Please respond with CV/Resume and earliest availability to: info@thehoplitegroup.com

 
Position: Audio Visual Technician (Contingent Upon Award)
Date Posted: 15 Feb 2019
Primary Location: Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC), Hurlburt Field, Florida
Description: The technician’s primary role is to assist in the set up and operation of audio-visual (AV) equipment. Works closely with the equipment custodian to assure inventory during contract. Operates film, slide, video, data projectors, audio equipment, and lighting equipment to project or produce still or moving pictures, background music, oral commentary, to illustrate, clarify, or enhance impact of a presentation. Coordinates equipment operation with material presented, according to notations in script or instructions of speaker. Maintains equipment in working condition. Makes minor adjustments and repairs to equipment and notifies maintenance personnel when correction of major malfunction is required. Positions, installs, and connects equipment such as microphones, amplifiers, and lights. Contributes to the effective management of day to day operations according to contract procedures. Provides timely and accurate set up and strike of equipment for client functions according to contract guidelines. Continually improves audiovisual skill and knowledge. Other duties as assigned.
Clearance Requirement: Secret
Education: Associates Degree in IT or CCAF equivalent is mandatory. In lieu of degree: 2-years of LCMS/LMS experience may be substituted for degree requirement. Bachelor’s Degree in the social or physical sciences preferred.  
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Must have a working knowledge of basic AV equipment and 2-years of experience with AV. Previous military experience with AV, theater production, television, radio station, church or college audiovisual media department, hospital audiovisuals department will suffice. Comfortable interacting with leadership, faculty, technologists and other teams. Special Operations experience preferred. Basic knowledge of the following MDSs: AC-130U/W, MC-130H/P, U-28, MC/PC-12; C-145, C-130J, and other non-standard aviation aircraft.
Please respond with CV/Resume and earliest availability to: info@thehoplitegroup.com

 
Position: Administrator (Contingent Upon Award)
Date Posted: 15 Feb 2019
Primary Location: Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC), Hurlburt Field, Florida
Description: Responsible for managing new employee onboarding, management of timelines, assistance in coordination with the vendor, and additional duties as assigned by the Contracting Office Representative. Assists and manages daily administrative actions within the work area to include coordination within the AFSOC A3 directorate.
Clearance Requirement: Secret
Education: Associates Degree in IT or CCAF equivalent mandatory. In lieu of degree: 5-years of learning management system and/or a learning content management system experience may be substituted for degree requirement.
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Must possess proven management skills and be able to make corporate decisions with respect to manning and onsite personnel decisions. Minimum of 2 office administration assignments/experiences, preferably on a MAJCOM or NAF staff.
 
Requirements: Required qualifications are outlined in DOD 8570 - IA Technical Level II.     
Please respond with CV/Resume and earliest availability to: info@thehoplitegroup.com

 
Position: Registrar (Contingent Upon Award)
Date Posted: 15 Feb 2019
Primary Location: Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC), Hurlburt Field, Florida
Description: Registrars set the tone for a student's experience throughout their training requirements. Applicants must be committed to providing the best possible customer service experience to AFSOC students. The registrar is responsible for courseware implementation and integration for all student needs, including the timely, and accurate student registration. Registrars must take immediate corrective and preventative action plans that address why the performance threshold was not met, how performance could return to acceptable levels, and how recurrence of the causal factors can be prevented, in the future. Registrars coordinate acceptance inspections and associate documentation verifying all work accomplished in accordance with technical data, time compliance technical orders, specifications met & product is ready for delivery.
Clearance Requirement: Secret
Education: Bachelor's Degree in the social or physical sciences.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Must be familiar and comfortable with change technology. Knowledge of computer science is preferred. Require 3 to 5-years of experience in a related area, including a background in supervision of employees. Must have exceptional communication skills and comfortable interacting with leadership, faculty, technologists, and other teams. Special Operations experience is preferred. Personnel should be highly organized and be able to quickly adapt to change. Attention to detail is necessary, so is the ability to adhere to deadlines. Basic knowledge of the following MDSs: AC-130U/W, MC-130H/P, U-28, MC/PC-12; C-145, C-130J, and other non-standard aviation aircraft preferred.

Position: Instructional Media Designers (Contingent Upon Award)

Date Posted: 5 February 2019

Primary Location: Hurlburt Field, Florida


Description: This position supports design, development, and production of computerized, as well as classroom courseware. An instructional media designer uses creative skills in art and design to communicate a story, message or idea, in support of instructional content delivery. The job calls for the creation of visual aids to inform, persuade, and engage target audiences; the designer must be able to adjust mood and style of visual aids accordingly for the best teaching and learning outcomes. This individual works within a small multi-disciplinary course production team to create traditional courseware and/or transform traditional courseware into online formats in innovative and compelling ways that are of equal or greater effectiveness than face to face (F2F) implementations of equivalent content. Specializes in design mediums, such as analog/digital drawing, photography, animation and/or digital audio, in support of instructional content.

Clearance Requirement: Secret

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Social or Physical Sciences with a minimum of 12 semester hours in multimedia design and development.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Ability to communicate and coordinate with instructors, SMEs, editors, and authors to understand and interpret the insertional visual aids needs. Demonstrate (i.e., a portfolio and or URL link, media disk exemplifying creative products/minimum of one example) track record sowing significant knowledge of various multimedia styles and formats. Demonstrate knowledge and skills in computer-aided design (CAD) packages to scan images and change format, size, colors and other elements. Documented knowledge in copyright & reproduction restrictions. Demonstrate knowledge and skills in multimedia, production and documentation, e.g., digital/analog graphics, still photography, electronic imaging, imagery and digital audio. Able to keep deadlines and manage change to assure personal responsibility for timelines. Comfortable interacting with leadership, faculty, technologists and other teams (ISD).

Requirements: Special Operations experience required. Basic Knowledge of the following MDSs: AC-130U/W, MC-130H/P, U-28, MC/PC-12; C-145, C-130J, and other non-standard aviation aircraft.


    
Position: Instructional Designers (Contingent Upon Award)

Date Posted: 5 February 2019

Primary Location:
Hurlburt Field, Florida

Description:
Instructional Designers work with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) and other course stakeholders to design, develop, and produce AFSOC innovative online and face to face (F2F) courses. The designers work within a multi-disciplinary course production team to create traditional courseware and/or transform traditional courseware into online formats in innovative and compelling ways that are of equal or greater effectiveness than F2F implementation of equivalent content.

Clearance Requirement: Secret

Education:
Bachelor’s Degree in Social or Physical Sciences. A minimum of 6 semester hours in instructional methods.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Demonstrate (i.e., a portfolio and or URL link, media disk exemplifying creative products) track record showing creative, engaging, effective online and/or F2F courseware or instructional products, in various formats (i.e., Shareable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM), HTML5, SVG, xAPI, FLV, MP3, MP4, AVI). Excellent and patient communication skills, with equal comfort interacting with executive and academic leadership, faculty, technologists and curriculum production teams. With proven excellent collaboration skills, candidates must be capable/comfortable moving projects forward, and serving as a project manager. Must demonstrate ability to ensure integrity of task analysis, training requirements, training hierarchies, instructional materials, and evaluation plans. Able to keep deadlines and manage change to assure personal responsibility for timelines. Comfortable interacting with leadership, faculty, technologists, and other teams (ISD).

Experience:
A minimum of 2 years' experience creating and improving F2F and/or online adult learning curriculum. A minimum of 2 years courseware authoring experience with Adobe Captivate, Creative Suite, and other comparable courseware authoring tools. A minimum of 2 years of experience and skilled with packaging and uploading content to a Learning Management System (LMS) academic content host. Minimum of 2 years performing instructor or instructor assistant duties in military (preferably AFSOC) education using the ISD process, demonstrated knowledge and skills with SCORM and xAPI (i.e. Tin Can API) specifications and their implication for courseware design, development, and delivery

Requirements: Special Operations experience required. Basic Knowledge of the following MDSs: AC-130U/W, MC-130H/P, U-28, MC/PC-12; C-145, C-130J, and other non-standard aviation aircraft.


Position: Network Engineer

Date Posted: 15 Jan 2019
Primary Location: Hurlburt Field, Florida
Description: Provide technical and engineering support for evaluating technical solutions; defining communications and IT requirements; developing investment, resourcing and maintenance strategies; and providing program support for management of the AFSOC Cyber Enterprise. Manage the overall coordination of IT projects, from planning through implementation.
Candidates for the Network Engineer position must be excellent analytical thinkers and problem solvers, as well as effective communicators. They need a broad understanding of transport, services, network defense, and experience working with associated, hardware and software systems, including their installation, maintenance, and life cycles. Candidates must be self-starters with excellent organizational and listening skills and knowledgeable in industry standard hardware and software development practices to eliminate stove-piped development throughout the enterprise. This position will be a Full Time Employee.
Clearance Requirement: Secret
Certification Requirements: CCNP Routing and Switching
Experience Requirements: Eight years of increasingly complex and progressive experience in computer systems and network engineering, including two years of specialized experience related to the candidate’s assigned task.

Position: Radio Frequency Engineer
Date Posted: 15 Jan 2019
Primary Location: Hurlburt Field, Florida
Description: Provide technical and engineering support for evaluating technical solutions; defining communications and IT requirements; developing investment, resourcing and maintenance strategies; and providing program support for management of the AFSOC Cyber Enterprise. Manage the overall coordination of IT projects, from planning through implementation.
Candidates for the Radio Frequency Engineer position must be excellent analytical thinkers and problem solvers, as well as effective communicators. They require experience in line-of-sight and beyond line-of-site wireless communications, antennas, and satellite systems including military satellite and tactical communications systems. Candidates must be self-starters with excellent organizational and listening skills and knowledgeable in industry standard hardware and software development practices to eliminate stove-piped development throughout the enterprise. The contractor will at a minimum provide one (1) Radio Frequency Engineer personnel. This position will be a Full Time Employee.
Clearance Requirement: Secret
Education: Engineering degree or equivalent. But this requirement may be waived as long as radio, telecommunications, and IT engineering team member have at least 8 years’ experience and appropriate certifications in the related fields.
Experience Requirements: Five years of experience on common tactical radios with specific emphasis on data communications to include Harris, Raytheon, Thales, ViaSAT, and other like radios. Five years of experience on line-of-sight and beyond line-of-site wireless communications, antennas, antenna theory to include High Frequency, Radio over Internet Protocol (RoIP) technologies, and satellite systems including military satellite and tactical communications systems.

Position: Systems Analyst
Date Posted: 15 Jan 2019
Primary Location: Hurlburt Field, Florida
Description: Provide technical and engineering support for evaluating technical solutions; defining communications and IT requirements; developing investment, resourcing and maintenance strategies; and providing program support for management of the AFSOC Cyber Enterprise. Manage the overall coordination of IT projects, from planning through implementation.
Candidates for a Systems Analyst position must be excellent analytical thinkers and problem solvers, as well as effective communicators. They need a broad understanding of transport, services, network defense, and experience working with associated, hardware and software systems, including their installation, maintenance, and life cycles. Candidates must be self-starters with excellent organizational and listening skills and knowledgeable in industry standard hardware and software development practices to eliminate stove-piped development throughout the enterprise. This position will be a Full Time Employee.
Clearance Requirement: Secret
Education: Requires a minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Information Systems, Computer Science, Engineering, a Mathematics-intensive discipline, or a similar field. Candidates may not substitute experience for education for this position.
Certification Requirements: Professional Level Certification covering multi-disciplines such as a Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP), Microsoft Systems Engineer (MCSE), and Certified Information Security Manager (CISM).
Experience Requirements: At least ten years of multidiscipline experience.

Position: Country Manager
Date Posted: 15 Jan 2019
Primary Location: Kabul, Afghanistan
Description: Seeking seasoned professional to serve in a “1099” contractor position in Kabul Afghanistan; compensation commensurate with experience; 12-month rotations with 2x14-day (plus 3 travel days) breaks, minimum of 6-month rotation prior to first break; paid only when forward.
Requirements: U.S. citizens desired but will consider other English native speakers (i.e. UK or Canada). Three (3) years prior experience in Afghanistan, including deployments within the last 18 months, preferably in an intel/counter-intel role; must have experience in management of expat/local staff, strong analytical and writing skills, and have demonstrated ability to interact well with large Afghan staff.
Responsibilities: Leading 2 expats and 57 Afghan teammates in Hoplite Group’s flagship atmospherics support contract. Providing detailed atmospherics, data analysis, and real-time assessments of threats. Principal advisor in fused threat reporting and analysis to prime contractor in-country management.
Education: Master’s Degree

Please respond with CV/Resume and earliest availability to: info@thehoplitegroup.com
 
The Hoplite Group is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment. We recruit, train, compensate and promote without regard to race, creed, religion, color, sex, gender identity, age, national origin, citizenship, political affiliation, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, source of income, protected veteran status, physical or mental disability, military status, or any other consideration made unlawful under applicable federal, state or local law.

Date Posted: 19 December 2018
Position: Jobs at SOC-AFRICA
Summary: USAJOBS have multiple positions opening for operations specialists
Contact: https://www.usajobs.gov/

Date Posted: 19 December 2018
Position: Aviation Foreign Internal Defense (AvFID) Support SMEs (2 CFTEs) (GS13 equivalent)
Employer: Booz | Allen | Hamilton

Summary/Description: The candidates must have the following:

  • Master’s degree in any field
  • 10 years’ experience in SOF Aviation in AFSOC, USASOC, and/or USSOCOM
  • 12 years combined Joint, SOF, Interagency, and Regional experience working military operations to include special operations conducted in a joint, combined, and interagency environment
  • Joint, SOF, Interagency, and Regional experience (15 years combined)
  • Institute for Security Cooperation’s Studies (ISCS) Security Cooperation Course Qualified
  • Completed, one Joint Staff, combatant command, or multi-national staff tour
  • Graduated from a Joint Professional Military Education course, Intermediate Development Course or a Senior Professional Military Education Course
  • 5 years’ experience using communication skills, both written and oral, to include preparation of written products for senior leader (general officer/flag officer/senior executive service level) use and the ability to communicate at all levels in a highly professional manner
  • Current DoD Top Secret clearance and eligible for SCI access required
Contact: www.boozallen.com/careers.html

Date Posted:  19 December 2018
Position: ISR Operations SME (1 CFTE) (GS13 equivalent)
Employer: Booz | Allen | Hamilton

Summary/Description: The candidates must have the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree in any field
  • 12 years combined Joint, SOF, Interagency, and Regional experience working military operations to include special operations conducted in a joint, combined, and interagency environment
  • Knowledge of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) operations policies, Special Operations and conventional force command relationships and associated political environment.
  • Completed, one Joint Staff, combatant command, or multi-national staff tour
  • Graduate of a Joint Professional Military Education course, Intermediate Development Course or a Senior Professional Military Education Course
  • 5 years’ experience using communication skills, both written and oral, to include preparation of written products for senior leader (general officer/flag officer/senior executive service level) use and the ability to communicate at all levels
  • 3 years’ experience working with USSOCOM, subordinate organizations, DOD, and knowledge of each military U.S. military service’s roles and missions
  • Current DoD Top Secret clearance and eligible for SCI access required
Contact: www.boozallen.com/careers.html

 

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