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Staff Officer (M & S Technical SME/Advisor)

Company: NCI Agency
Location: Norfolk
Posted on: November 9, 2018

Job Description:

Due to the significant volume of recruitment being

undertaken by HQ SACT the processing time for applications will take longer

than normal. Once you have submitted your application please ensure that

you have received a TALEO/NTAP acknowledgement email, which is your proof that

your application has been submitted. After this you will be contacted in

due course by our recruitment team with further information on the status of your

application, but please note that this may not be for several weeks after the

vacancy notice closes.

If you are an experienced Modelling

and Simulation Technical Subject Matter Expert looking to join a dynamic team

working in a multi-national environment, HQ SACT would be interested in hearing

from you.Post ContextACT contributes to preserving

the peace, security and territorial integrity of Alliance member states by

leading, at Strategic Command level, Warfare Development required to enhance

NATO's posture, military structures, forces, capabilities and doctrines.

The DCOS Joint Force

Development (JFD) Directorate consists of six HQ SACT-based Branches that,

together with the Joint Warfare Centre (JWC), Joint Force Training Centre

(JFTC) and Joint Analysis and Lessons Learned Centre (JALLC), have

responsibility for NATO Force Development activities. The aim is to improve

interoperability amongst the NATO Command Structure (NCS), the NATO Foce Structure

(NFS) as well as interoperable Partners' forces allocated to NATO, and enhance

capabilities, to undertake the full spectrum of Alliance missions.

The Modelling & Simulation

(M&S) and Training Technologies Branch provides M&S and Training

Technology support to the NCS in the areas of operational planning, capability

development (including defence planning), strategic and operational exercising

and wargaming, utilizing Subject Matter Experts in M&S, education &

training technologies, instructional systems design and information systems.

This position will assist the

Section Head M&S to support the NCS in the areas of operational planning,

capability development (including defence planning), strategic and operational

exercising, training and wargaming.

Reports to: Section Head (Modeling

& Simulation)Principal Duties: He/she willa. Conduct work to identify,

scope and define NATO needs that may be satisfied with M&S, on training and

education, strategic and operational planning, functional planning (logistics,

CIS, etc.), testing and visualization of new concepts, operational

experimentation and war gamming events, definition of NATO capabilities

including enabling the evaluation of architectures and comparison of

alternative solutions and test of new NATO capabilities against its user

requirements.

b. Conduct work with NATO

institutions, allied and partner governmental organization when duly

authorized, as well as academia and industry from NATO nations to research and

identify potential M&S solutions to NATO needs.

c. Be

responsible for M&S support to analytic tasks that include: analysis

and synthesis of wargame or experimentation results, structuring and authorship

of small and large analytic reports, and coordination of products.

d. Assist in the design and production

of wargame and scenario products to include: wargame methodology, road to war,

orders of battle, friendly and enemy assessments, political guidance,

contingency plans.

e. Support the identification

of M&S solutions for NCS needs in education of training, including:

identification of the final customers, scope and requirements and the national

solutions that may satisfy such requirements.

f. Support the definition of

requirements for NATO M&S standards to be developed by the NMSG related to

operation analysis, wargames and decision making.

g. Conduct, in coordination

with the Future Technology Branch of SPP, specific M&S technology watch,

with a particular focus on disruptive technologies, game changing solutions and

potential innovation opportunities for NATO.

h. Deliver M&S subject

matter expertise that informs the NATO strategic foresight analysis efforts,

NATO defence planning and capability and force development efforts, including

capability requirements formulation, concept development and experimentation

and analysis of alternatives.

i. Support the entire command

in order to coherently and effectively outreach, influence and collaborate with

M&S entities such as the M&S COE (in coordination with the COE

Programme Development Brach), the NATO M&S Group of the NATO Science &

Technology Organization (in coordination with the Future Technology Branch),

industry, academia (in coordination with the Future Technology Branch) and all

other relevant M&S-focused and innovation entities.

j. Support the BH mentoring of

the M&S COE.

k. Represent ACT and act on

behalf of DCOS JFD and ACOS JFD in M&S NATO, national, industry and

academia forums and events when required. This forums include the NMSG,

International Training and Education Conference (ITEC), Industry, Inter-service

Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC), Computer Aided

eXercise (CAX) Forum and others.

l. Support the BH on management

of the M&S portion of the Branch budget when required.

m. Organize, lead and promote

ACT M&S events.

n. Support the BH on managing

of HQ SACT M&S projects.

o. Participate on activities of

the NATO M&S Group (NMSG) with a focus on the M&S related to training,

operation analysis, wargames and decision making.

Essential Qualifications
a. University Degree in Operations Research, Mathematics, Statistics,

Computer Science, or related discipline.

b. 5 years

Experience in M&S.

c. Practical experience with PC office automation products, including

the use of internet for information research.

d. Knowledge of a wide variety of innovative applications and related

technologies.Language

English - SLP 3333 - (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing)
NOTE: The work both oral and

written in this post and in this Headquarters as a whole is conducted mainly in

English.Desirable Qualifications

Professional Experience
a. Experience working in a

military and/or multinational organization.

b. 2 years Experience in

M&S in support of the design, analysis, and reporting of wargames,

exercises, experiments, seminars, simulations, workshops, or other similar

events or in the development and support with M&S of training and education

events.

c. Participation in the

management and conduct of wargaming, experimentation, and innovation programs.

d. Publication of

papers/articles on scientific, technological or innovation topics.

Education/Training

a. Masters degree in Operations Research, Mathematics, Statistics,

Computer Science, or related discipline.

b. Project management training.
c. Specific military or civilian education on Operational analysis or

wargaming or M&S support to education and training.Attributes/Competencies


  • Personal Attributes: Capable

    of working harmoniously in a multinational environment. Able to work

    effectively without direct supervision in analyzing the impact of S&T

    innovation. Must be prepared to travel within and outside North America in

    support of the listed duties.


    • Technical specialism: The development and exploitation of

      expertise in any specific area of information or communications technology,

      technique, method, product or application area.


      • Managerial

        Responsibilities: He/she may supervise contractor staff for

        specific periods of time.


        • Professional Contacts: Able to

          liaise effectively both within and outside the HQ with military and

          civilian personnel up to the rank/position equivalent to OF-6. Outside

          contacts include subject matter experts from NATO HQ, NATO agencies and

          research centers, and national government agencies academia and industry.


          • Contribution To

            Objectives: He/she provides scientific and technical

            advice to HQ SACT staff that support the development of policy,

            capabilities, and common-funded M&S wargaming, experimentation,

            training and education. He/She has an influence on the M&S and

            innovative solutions identified by the Strategic Commands, which, in turn,

            lead to financial decisions on software, hardware and contractor support

            commitments. His/her advices and actions have an influence on NATO

            capability development and transformation. This post will ensure that the

            most effective use is made of M&S and innovation in the development

            and transformation of Alliance capabilities.


            Work EnvironmentHe/she will be required to work

            in a normal office environment.ContractServing NATO International

            Civilian staff will be offered a contract in accordance with the NATO Civilian

            Personnel Regulations. Newly recruited staff will be offered a three year

            definite duration contract.Notes for candidatesThe candidature of NATO

            redundant staff at grade A-2 will be considered with priority.

            Applicants who are not

            successful in this competition may be offered an appointment to another post of

            a similar nature, albeit at the same or a lower grade, provided they meet the

            necessary requirements.Notes for NATO Civilian Human

            Resources ManagersIf you have qualified redundant

            staff at grade A-2, please advise the HQ SACT Civilian HR Manager no later than

            the closing date.

            For any queries, please contact

            the HQ SACT Recruitment Team at civilianpersonnel@act.nato.int

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