Parsons Corporation Operational Environment (OE) Training Specialist in Germany

Operational Environment (OE) Training Specialist



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The JMRC Operations Group (OPSGRP) located in Germany at the Hohenfels Training Area (HTA), Grafenwohr Training Area (GTA), Amberg Training Area (ATA) and when directed by the government, other Country Training Areas (OCTA) in the US European Command (EUCOM) area of responsibility has a critical requirement for mission-support services to enhance and facilitate rotational unit training. This effort is for a non-commercial contract that consists of a 12-month period-of-performance and four additional option periods. JMRC is one of three Combat Training Centers (CTCs) in the U.S. Army, and the only one located outside the United States. JMRC plans and conducts maneuver training exercises for brigade‐size units preparing to conduct high‐intensity, counter‐insurgency, peacekeeping, and other military operations. The Training Center provides a myriad of indispensable capabilities to the U.S. Army, our European allies and other partners. Unique to this CTC is that JMRC integrates multinational participation into every rotation.

Position Detail:

The Operational Environment (OE) Specialist serves a critical role with the JMRC’s Rotational Exercise Design Support Services (REDSS) element. This robust 12-person team diverse with full and part time subject matter experts focused on Stability Operations. More specifically, the OE section is responsible for developing, executing, and integrating the civil environment factors for each exercise to facilitate the unit’s full spectrum of operations, to include stability training tasks.

The OE Specialist must possess the level of communication skills required to authoritatively and efficiently brief military and civilian leadership via written products or presentations and is proficient in th full suite of Microsoft Office tools.


•Support the REDSS the JMRC’s Senior Interagency Training Advisor.

•Assist the RTU in developing their Stability Operations training objectives to include classroom training using US Agency for International Development (USAID) District Stability Framework (DSF) tool.

•Working alongside the rotational training units (RTU) throughout the exercise days of the Deployment, Enhanced Maneuver, Exercise, Recovery, Onward Movement (DEXRO) schedule.

•Ensuring the infusion of a political, economic, and social context for the exercise scenario.

•Participate in the HICON orders process.

•Enabling the inclusion of Social Media Replication (SMR) via article submission, MESL inserts, and role-playing activities.

•Establishing a database of up to 500 role players, to include unified action plan (UAP) personalities for use during each rotation.

•Perform duties mostly at the HTA and capable of relocating for short period of time to training the RTU homestation to include multi-national locales.

•Incorporate feedback into the Observer‐Controller (OC) Teams After Action Reviews (AARs) process to reflect the RTU’s performance and activities as they relate to Stability Operations training objectives.

•Professionally interact with the Stability Operations Proponency providing lessons learned and executing internal training to maintain doctrinal relevancy and currency.

The ideal OE Specialist candidate:

•Possesses a Masters Degree in political science, international relations, anthropology, sociology (or a related field);

•Has at least two years of experience working in conflict or unstable area (an unstable environment is defined as a “Critical” or “In Danger” country on the Foreign Policy Failed States Index);

•Has at least two years of experience working with or directly for Outside the Continental United States (OCONUS) programs for the Department of Defense (DoD), USAID, Department of State (DoS), International Organizations (IO), or Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in a developing country other than Afghanistan or Iraq;

•Has at least one year of civil-military experience working with USAID, DoS, NGOs, or IOs (if a veteran);

•Or has at least one year working with military formations (e.g. First United States Army U.S. Army Training, Readiness, and Mobilization command formation) (if not a veteran) in the last ten (10) years.

•Military experience preferred.

•Excellent analytical ability

•Solid interpersonal skills

•The ability to work under tight deadlines

•The ability to think both strategically and tactically

•Strong verbal presentation and writing skills

•Knowledge of military and strategic intelligence analysis

•Excellent oral and written communication skills

•Capable of explaining complex issues in a concise manner

•Proficient in MS Office software products, i.e. PowerPoint, Excel, and Word

•Applicant selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet

eligibility requirements to obtain and maintain a US Government or NATO Secret Level Clearance.

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Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBT

Parsons is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to an individual's race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, union affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, pregnancy, employable physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, immigration status, or any other basis protected by applicable laws.