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Northrop Grumman (DoD SkillBridge) Principal Games for Training (GFT) Military Trainer, Fort Carson, CO, FORT CARSON, COLORADO

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Northrop Grumman (DoD SkillBridge) Principal Games for Training (GFT) Military Trainer, Fort Carson, CO
Requisition ID: R10108509
Category: Technical Support
Location: Fort Carson, CO, USA
Citizenship Required: United States Citizenship
Clearance Type: Secret
Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
Positions Available: 1

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people’s lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation’s history – from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work — and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they’re making history.

As one of the largest global security companies in the world, Northrop Grumman is proud to help our nation’s military personnel make the transition to civilian careers. Approximately 1/4th of Northrop Grumman’s 90,000 employees self-identifies as veterans, and more than 1,600 are reservists. The Northrop Grumman Military Internship Program (NG-MIP) is an approved SkillBridge Program under Dept. of Defense Instruction 1322.29. The NG-MIP program is an opportunity for transitioning service members to gain valuable civilian work experience through an individual internship during their last 6 months of service, for up to 180 days. The Northrop Grumman Military Internship Program is open to all ranks and experience levels.  SkillBridge participants are not eligible for compensation from Northrop Grumman, as they continue to receive military compensation and benefits as Active-duty service members.

Responsibilities for this internship position are:

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NGC) has developed the Northrop Grumman – Military Internship Program (DoD SkillBridge) utilizing the DoDI guidance for Skillbridge. During this program the service member will be on-site at his or her host company performing an individual internship in an entry to mid-level career type role. The service member will be on the job training supporting a work schedule equivalent to 40hrs per week. Outlined below are the Goals, Objectives, and Outcomes for the program.

Goals – Provide transitioning service members fellowship-style job skills training during the last portion(s) of their military commitment. This program is specifically designed to offer internships that result in the potential to transition to a full-time opportunity as the conclusion of the training. Interns will serve as a pipeline for high-speed, motivated military candidates into NGC.

Objectives – Service Members who complete the Intern program will be highly trained, capable, future employees that align to the specific needs of the organization and are prepared to meet the NG mission “Defining Possible” on Day 1. This program provides a comprehensive internship experience including professional development, networking with leadership, and training specifically focused on NG leadership principles, company history, customer/stakeholder engagement, product and service overview, and core job responsibilities.

Outcome – Offer transitioning service member a rewarding opportunity to join the Northrop Grumman team.

DoD SkillBridge Eligibility:

 – Has served at least 180 days on active duty
 – Is within 12 months of separation or retirement
 – Will receive an honorable discharge
 – Has taken any service TAPS/TGPS
 – Has attended or participated in an ethics brief within the last 12 months
 – Received Unit Commander (first O-4/Field Grade commander in chain of command) written authorization and approval to participate in DoD SkillBridge Program prior to start of internship

Job Description

Put your skills to the test by pushing the boundaries of what’s possible.  From global defense to sustainment and modernization to mission readiness, your experience and ability will make it a reality.  Our programs are built on equal parts of curiosity and collaboration.  Our combined effort means our customers can connect and defend millions of people around the world.  With Northrop Grumman, you’ll have the opportunity to be an essential part of projects that will define your career, now and in the future.

Northrop Grumman Defense Systems sector (NGDS) is seeking a Principal Games for Training (GFT) Military Trainer to join our growing team of diverse professionals supporting our III Corps Mission Command Training program at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, CO (FCCO). The candidate leads a team to run the FCCO Mission Training Complex (MTC) Army Games for Training (GFT) and manage the GFT Program across the Hub and Spoke to conduct collective training.

Responsibilities:

Responsible for ensuring all software and hardware configurations and various simulation systems such as GFT, Warrior Skills Trainers (WST), Shoot house (TSS) can communicate and work reliably.
Capable of running any system in the facility without supervision while supervising a team of 4-7 trainers and technicians.
Work directly with customer units to plan and develop training plans.
Develop training scenarios and products that meet the unit requirements and Commanders’ training intent.
Coach Soldiers on the use of gaming hardware for training and assist the customers on achieving their goals.
Act as the GFT system administrator and lead facilitator.
Become familiar with multiple simulation and tactical communication systems.
Learn to use scripts in the Run Time Editor to change variables and conditions within the simulation environment as required by the Commander.
Capable of briefing leaders, visitors, and distinguished guests with facility overview and hands on user experiences that showcase the capabilities of the systems and the professional competence of the WSTC Staff.
As needed maintain, troubleshoot, and correct system issues.
Maintain a common database of add-ons that allows speedy integration of multiple systems into a single simulation when required by unit training events.
As required, able to support other training requirements within the MTC

Basic Qualifications:

One of the following:
High school diploma or GED with a minimum of 10 years of simulation training experience
Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 6 years of simulation training experience
Master’s degree with a minimum of 4 years of simulation training experience
Military leadership experience at platoon or higher level
Familiar with the basic operation of Mission Command Information Systems (MCIS)
Familiar with current military regulations, policies. and standards
Possesses the ability to work multiple projects /tasks, interface with multiple contractors, Government, and U.S. military personnel
An active U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Secret security clearance
Ability to pick up and move a minimum of 50 pounds
Must be willing to work on-site at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, Colorado
Must be willing to travel as required (up to 10% of the time)

Preferred Qualifications:

Combat Arms Senior Non-Commissioned Officer experience
Current valid certifications in CompTIA Security+ CE and/or Network+

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Salary Range: $71,400 USD – $107,000 USD

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

What’s great about
Northrop Grumman
Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
Enjoy benefits like work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.

Did you know?

Northrop Grumman leads the industry team for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the largest, most complex and powerful space telescope ever built. Launched in December 2021, the telescope incorporates innovative design, advanced technology, and groundbreaking engineering, and will fundamentally alter our understanding of the universe.

Northrop Grumman / Equal Opportunity Employer

JBNGJ-R10108509 2023.05.06

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