Sensitive Support Operations SME

Location: Tampa, FL
Date Posted: 11-01-2018
Contract:                             J (3)
Job Title:                             Sensitive Support Operations 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 Special Missions Unit (SMU) Operations Specialist will support the mission of developing and integrating timely and accurate global awareness and responsive support to the SOF Network in day-to-day operations and crisis response while supporting the HQ’s strategic battle rhythm, ensuring worldwide SOF are ready, postured, and empowered to support the nation’s strategic and operational objectives. Tasks include:
  • Conducts daily coordination with DoD and inter-agency organizations to process Theater, Country, and Special Area Clearances for Special Mission Unit personnel as required by the CJCS Charter and DoD Foreign Clearance Guide. 
  • Provide support to Regional Operations Specialist of regulations and DoD guidance and procedures regarding Theaters/Country Clearance requirements. 
  • Advises USSOCOM Director of Operations and select staff members on key requirements, procedures and policy implications for deploying SMU personnel for training, exercises, and operational activities. 
  • Plans, coordinates, and initiates Deployment Order process to deploy SMU personnel to Regional Theaters.
  • Provides subject matter expertise to the SOF Defense Sensitive Support Activity (DSSA) Program Manager (PM) regarding DSSA authorities and associated areas of interest.
  • Assists in the program management of SOF Defense Sensitive Support Activities; requiring daily coordination with Joint Staff, OSD, and Non-Department of Defense Federal Departments and Agencies (NDFDAs) with analyzing time-sensitive requirements and interpret the appropriate USSOCOM entity to support IAW DoDD S-5210.36. 
  • Knowledge of the Regional and Theater Special Operations Command’s area of responsibility, policies, SOF and conventional command relationships, and associated political environment.
  • Provides expertise and assistance resolving complex joint operational issues involving SMU personnel. 
  • Serves as a Liaison between SMUs, the Geographic Support Groups, and advice on current operations in each of the Geographic Combatant Command’s (GCC) areas of operation.
  • Liaison and coordinate among all participants during Deliberate and Crisis Action Planning and the execution of a Crisis Action Team (CAT).
  • Facilitation of and/or effective integration into functional working groups from other agencies/departments, and the Joint Staff.
  • Integration of command operational planning requirements by ensuring Joint Staff management practices and procedures are fulfilled.
Education and Certifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in any field
  • Graduated from a Joint Professional Military Education course, Intermediate Development Course or a Senior Professional Military Education Course
Knowledge and Experience:
  • 4 years combined Joint, SOF, Interagency, and Regional experience working military operations to include special operations conducted in a joint, combined, and interagency environment
  • Knowledge of the Regional (PACOM, EUCOM, Western Hemisphere (WHEM), CENTCOM, AFRICOM) Theater Special Operations Command’s areas of responsibility, policies, Special Operations and conventional force command relationships and associated political environment
  • 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
  • 3 years’ experience working with USSOCOM, subordinate organizations, DOD, and knowledge of each military U.S. military service’s roles and missions
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