Amphibious Readiness Group/Marine Expeditionary Unit Special Operations Forces Liaison Element (ARG/MEU-SOFLE) MSE

Location: Tampa, FL
Date Posted: 11-01-2018
Contract:                             J (3)
Job Title:                             Amphibious Readiness Group/Marine Expeditionary Unit Special Operations Forces Liaison Element (ARG/MEU-SOFLE) SME
Job Location:                     Tampa, FL
Salary:                                  Competitive, Depends on Qualifications  
Clearance:                          Current DoD Top Secret clearance and eligible for SCI access required
Travel:                                  Up to 25% CONUS and OCONUS
The purpose of this task is to provide support to the overall J3 mission objectives and directly contribute to the daily operational management of the SOF Enterprise composed of Headquarters USSOCOM staff, USSOCOM Service Components, Theater Special Operations Commands (TSOCs), Special Operations Joint Task Forces (SOJTF), and relevant interagency (IA) and coalition partners.
The Amphibious Readiness Group/Marine Expeditionary Unit Special Operations Forces Liaison Element (ARG/MEU-SOFLE) SME assists the SOFLE to provide subject matter expertise for the ARG/MEU-SOFLE Program. The SME will also support policy development, key leader engagements and decision development, planning meetings, and conflict resolution among the directorates, components and external service and functional components of the Navy and USMC.  Tasks include:
  • Coordinate new member orientation in conjunction with the Force Management Directorate; providing recommendations to administrative conflicts.
  • Coordinate visitor requests and conference support; managing contacts and distributing key media and planning materials.
  • Draft policy and future operating concepts that meet evolving commander’s intent.
  • Draft supporting documentation in preparation for SOFLE Implementation Planning Team (IPT’s).
  • Attend planning groups, providing technical and / or regional advice / input and recommending future items for action.
  • Draft SOFLE personnel sourcing messages and coordinating SOFLE team member administrative needs.
  • Coordinate SOFLE training schedules with the Force Synchronization representatives of Headquarters United States Marine Corps (HQMC), Marine Corps Forces (MARFORS), Marine Expeditionary Forces (MEF’s), Marine Expeditionary Units (MEU’s), and USSOCOM.
  • Send and receive official messages (e.g., Automated Message Handling System, Logbook).
  • Draft and present briefings referencing all duties and responsibilities regarding ARG/MEU-SOFLE.
  • Maintain SOFLE-related information on the USSOCOM SOF Portal.
  • Coordinate and communicate (via email, phone, VTC, conferences, workshops, etc.) with the appropriate agencies (e.g., Components, Services, Staff, COCOMs, Multi-National Partners) to ensure ARG/MEU-SOFLE requirements are met and inputs are sent/received.
  • Track the completion of all staff actions pertaining to ARG/MEU-SOFLE.
Education and Certifications:
  • Master’s degree in any field
  • Successfully graduated from a Joint Professional Military Education course, Intermediate Development Course or a Senior Professional Military Education Course
Knowledge and Experience:
  • 15 years combined Joint, SOF, Interagency experience working joint military operations to include Marine Special Operations conducted in a joint, combined, and interagency environment. 
  • 3 years’ experience working with USSOCOM, subordinate organizations, DOD, and knowledge of each military U.S. military service’s roles and missions
  • 5 years’ experience in strategic-level planning (e.g. operational design, military decision making process, contingency plan development, etc.)
  • 5 years’ experience using communication skills, both written and oral, to include preparation of written products for senior leader (general officer/flag officer/senior executive service level) use and the ability to communicate at all levels in a highly professional manner
  • 5 years’ experience in the management of databases, web pages, and web portals
  • 5 years’ experience in the use of VTC and communications equipment.
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