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Defense Systems Simulation Manager

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Work Type: Staff Full Time (1500 hours or greater)
Location: Dayton, OH
Category: Research Staff
Department: Aero Product Support Eng - 250345
Pay Grade: R2 - Exempt
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Position Summary: Consult on the design and execution of computer aided operational and tactical level defense systems evaluation simulations for a range of participants from senior military / executive service leaders, operational tacticians, and science and technology concept owners. Consult on the design, execution, and delivery of analytic tasks associated with defense systems evaluations, simulations, and tabletop exercises, including the shaping of objectives, crafting of evaluation constructs, authoring of scenarios, facilitation of participant discussions, overseeing logistics, and authoring of after action reports and briefings. Other tasks may include providing program/project management and AF liaison support for technical projects. The work will primarily support government customers, but some commercial enterprises may be supported by this position as well. To apply please submit a cover letter addressing each minimum qualification and applicable preferred qualifications.
Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree and 3 years’ experience in USAF or DoD operational or logistics planning/policy development
Fully proficient with Microsoft Office products
Self-motivated, independent worker with impeccable judgment.
Due to the nature of this position, US citizenship is required. Ability to obtain a secret clearance within 1 year of hire
Willing to travel

Preferred Qualifications:

While not everyone may possess all of the preferred qualifications, the ideal candidate will bring many of the following:

Bachelors in an engineering discipline or Operational Research
Master’s in an engineering discipline, Operational Research or related field
5+ years’ experience in USAF operational or logistics planning/policy
5+ years’ experience in DoD Operational Research of related field
Thorough understanding of the AF and DoD operational planning processes
Demonstrated practical policy development experience
Demonstrated experience with planning and executing workshops, seminars, or wargames
Demonstrated exemplary technical and persuasive writing skills
Demonstrated experience (1+ years) in developing/organizing technical proposals and reports
Demonstrated experience with managing budgets
Demonstrated experience with supervising personnel
Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To apply please submit a cover letter addressing each minimum qualification and applicable preferred qualifications.

A federal court on December 7, 2021, issued a ruling that suspends the COVID-19 vaccine requirement that applies to federal contractors nationwide. With this development, the University will pause any enforcement action against employees who have not complied with the requirement to be fully vaccinated by Dec. 8, 2021 or to have requested an exemption to maintain their employment status.

The University will continue to monitor the state of the pandemic on campus and in the community as well as developments in federal and state requirements, and also will continue to regularly consult with public health officials and our medical panel. As has been the case throughout the pandemic, our protocols and requirements are subject to change depending on conditions on campus or in our community, and government requirements.

Closing Statement:

Informed by its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Informed by this commitment, we seek to increase diversity, achieve equitable outcomes, and model inclusion across our campus community. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, women, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.


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