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Training Specialist - Junior



  • Schedule and facilitate RTF exercise planning conferences and assist in development of exercise objectives.

  • Develop integrated RTF exercise scenarios and Master Scenario Events List (MSEL) with injects to simulate actions by exercise participants.

  • Act as exercise controller (white cell) and data collector during RTF exercises, as directed by CNRSE N3.

  • Introduce exercise injects, monitor exercise flow and adjudicate outcomes as required to ensure accomplishment of exercise objectives.

  • Develop and present briefs and other training material pertaining to RTF operations.

  • Develop and maintain an RTF reference document repository consisting of pertinent DOD, Component, interagency, Region, and installation-level directives and plans.

  • Develop and maintain required Defense Connect Online (DCO) coordination rooms to facilitate real-world and exercise RTF operations.

  • Conduct coordination/liaison with Joint Commands (e.g. NORTHCOM, PACOM, ARNORTH), Naval Component Commanders (e.g., USFF, PACFLT, NAVCENT), and interagency entities as required to facilitate RTF operations and exercises.

  • Draft periodic status briefs, attend periodic staff meetings, draft executive level briefs, and maintain metric-based status boards, as requested.Other as required products include: trip reports, conference summary messages, routing correspondence, exercise message traffic, and executive level exercise briefs.

  • Plan, draft, and review/update annually applicable Region contingency plans, operations plans, functional plans and related documents in support of RTF requirements.

  • Review OSD, Joint Staff, Department of the Navy, NCC, and other Federal agency publications, instructions, and directives to delineate expressed or implied missions/responsibilities and to synchronize planning efforts.

  • Prepare/draft plans and orders for review and approval by N3.

  • Solicit and consolidate subordinate command comments on affected documents.

  • Provide necessary correspondence for the Government Representative to initiate action and coordination with other services, agencies, unified and specified commands, to obtain plans, revisions, and other material.

  • Conduct ongoing mission analysis of the RTF mission/tasking during a real-world or exercise nuclear weapons accident/incident.

  • Coordinate with the Region EM and applicable installation EMs to assist in nuclear weapon accident/incident response plan development.

  • Develop, review, and refine, as necessary, the RTF CONPLAN which details how CNRSE will respond to a nuclear weapons accident/incident and assist in the development of standardized processes and procedures for the CNRSE CAT, to be used during CAT activation during an RTF incident.

  • Conduct analysis and continue to develop the RTF CONPLAN as a supporting plan to NORTHCOM CONPLANs.

  • Support CAT operations for All-Hazards incident response (other than RTF-type incident) by filling one of the Planner billets in the ROC during CAT activation.

  • Participate in exercise and real world operations by the NRSE RTF.

  • Support Government personnel in identifying specific RTF-member actions in the form of checklists and CONPLAN development.

  • In coordination with the assigned Government Representative, establish contact and liaison with representatives from (but not limited to) the following organizations:

    • Department of Homeland Security (US Coast Guard, other agencies as required to support execution),

    • Federal Bureau of Investigation,

    • DoD – USNORTHCOM, ARNORTH, JTF-CS, DCO, USFF and other DoD components as required to execute support.

    • Participate in and serve as subject matter expert at Vigilant Shield & NUWAIX exercises (occurs annually).

  • Conduct review of and provide input to the RTF-related sections of the CNRSE EM plan.



  • Possess a Bachelor of Science (BS) in training and education or equivalent experience.

  • Security Clearance requirement: Secret required.

  • In-depth knowledge of exercise planning principles and techniques.

  • Mastery experience level with controlling integrated exercises, developing MSELs, scenarios, and injects.

  • Ability to analyze exercise results and to promulgate lessons learned and best practices.

  • Knowledge of curricula objectives and evolutions, including approved training procedures, safety precautions, emergency action plans and procedures, training facilities and equipment.

  • In-depth knowledge of the principles and techniques used in designing training programs and applying design methods to the improvement of instructional effectiveness.

  • Working knowledge of the Crisis Action Planning process (CAP) and the Joint Operational Planning and Execution System (JOPES).

  • Working knowledge of Incident Command System (ICS) and National Incident Management System (NIMS).

  • At a minimum, must have completed FEMA courses IS 100, IS 200, IS 700, IS 800.

  • Ability to express ideas effectively, both orally and in writing.

  • Be proficient with Microsoft Office Tools and Programs, be computer literate and must be able to implement and use web based programs.

  • Maintain a thorough understanding of the Military Decision Making Process, to include the adaptive planning process. Have the ability to apply that knowledge to support a mission analysis, and course of action development.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of military plans design, drafting, and updating methodology.

  • Minimum 4 years management or supervisory experience.

  • Working knowledge of Navy Planning Process.

  • Knowledge of emergency management concepts, principles, laws, regulations, and precedent decisions which provide the capability to recommend substantive changes to ensure effective planning and operational support.

  • Be capable of interpreting, adapting, and applying available guidance too vague or poorly defined scenarios.

  • Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure with changing deadlines and priorities.

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