IPKeys Technologies

Joint Fires Observer Instructors (JFO-I)

US-Various Locations
Job ID
2017-1574
# of Openings
14
Education
  • Associates or Bachelors Degree.

 

Security
  • Possess and maintain a Secret-Level Security Clearance.
Experience
  • JTAC, FAC, FAC (A), or JFO-E (>3 years operational experience as a JFO or JTAC ISO of training and/or combat operations)
  • Instructor/Instructional Design experience
  • Can professionally communicate in verbal and written form

 

*Note: Relevant experience defined as that experience gained during active-duty military service in a relevant MOS or billet.

Overview

IPKeys Technologies seeks to attract and retain the most highly qualified and talented professionals in the very competitive government and commercial technology and professional services sectors. IPKeys provides a big business benefit plan in combination with an innovative and team work environment. 

 

IPKeys is seeking personnel with the following MOS’s: 0861, 13F, JTACs, JFOs, FAC, FAC(A), and Air Force equivalents to support a USMC Training and Education Command’s (TECOM) contract - Joint Fires Observer (JFO) Instructional Support at EWTGLANT (Dam Neck, VA), EWTGPAC (San Diego, CA) and Fort Sill, OK, as:

 

  • Joint Terminal Attack Controllers (JTAC) Instructors.
  • Joint Fires Observer (JFO) Instructors.

Responsibilities

The Joint Fires Observer (JFO) program is designed to provide select joint Services personnel with training in: (1) Engaging targets with AC-130 gunships, naval surface fires, and indirect surface fires; (2) Procedures for providing timely and accurate targeting information to a qualified Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC) for Type 2 and 3 Close Air Support (CAS) Terminal Attack Controls; and (3) Conducting Terminal Guidance Operations (TGO).

 

The Tactical Air Control Party Course (TACP) trains and certifies officer and enlisted joint and coalition personnel in the basic procedures of terminal attack control establishing a foundation for follow on individual JTAC proficiency and collective training in the operating forces. To request and control joint fire support assets, the USMC must provide joint validated instruction utilizing an approved Program of Instruction (POI).

 

  • As a primary instructor, the JFO and TACP Instructor will provide formal classroom instruction in accordance with the JFO and TACP Programs of Instruction (POIs) and provide subject matter expert (SME) support for observed fires and Close Air Support (CAS) controls – live and simulated.
  • Manage, execute, and recommend changes to existing simulations-driven operational scenarios for both Close Air Support (CAS) and indirect fire support instruction modules of the JFOC and TACP Course.
  • Prepare lesson plans for each period of instruction for which he/she is assigned instructional responsibility.
  • Assist in the instruction of other fires support related courses.
  • Maintain the POIs and lesson plans by incorporating operational lessons learned, evolving TTP, and doctrine into the POI IAW the Marine Corps Instructional Systems Design/Systems Approach to Training and Education (ISD/SATE) Handbook.
  • Participate as SME during Marine Corps Training and Readiness Manual Review conferences and Course Content Review Boards (CCRB) to assist in developing revisions to POIs, lesson plans and training support packages (TSPs) for JFOC and TACP instruction.
  • Participate in IPKeys’ Instructor Continuing Education Process to gain additional instructor qualifications to better serve the JFO/Fire Support Instructor team and school house.
  • Conduct training as a member of a MTT.

Qualifications

Candidates should address in detail as many of the following qualifications within their resume:

  • Certified JTAC E/I, JTAC/FAC, FAC (A), or JFO
  • Formal school instructor course graduate
  • Curriculum development course graduate (highly desired)
  • Experience with DVTE-CAN, MSAT, and SAVT, or other Joint Service simulation systems
  • Experience with MCTIMS

Experience

  • JTAC, FAC, FAC (A), or JFO-E (>3 years operational experience as a JFO or JTAC ISO of training and/or combat operations)
  • Instructor/Instructional Design experience
  • Can professionally communicate in verbal and written form

 

*Note: Relevant experience defined as that experience gained during active-duty military service in a relevant MOS or billet.

Education

  • Associates or Bachelors Degree.

 

Security

  • Possess and maintain a Secret-Level Security Clearance.

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