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  • Senior SOF Joint Fires Specialist

    Job Locations US-FL-Hurlburt Field AFB
    Posted Date 1 month ago(4/19/2018 4:27 PM)
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  • Overview

    The Senior SOF Joint Fires Specialist will support the USSOCOM J7 Training & Education Division in a variety of duties and tasks essential to the daily operations and J7 T&E mission success. The position is with the SOF Joint Fires Cell (SJFC) at Hurlburt Field, FL.


    • Coordinate exercise injects for training and operational events with the exercise director during the JELC process to ensure correct execution at the designated time.
    • Provide support to ensure the currency, maintenance and sustainment of the SJFC capability to include networking with other devices utilizing standard High Level Architecture (HLA) and Distributed Interactive Simulation (DIS) protocols.
    • Using simulation software, create realistic scenarios based on current SOF TTPs, operations and after action review (AAR) to support the full range of capabilities and integration into distributive training/exercises and operational events.
    • Support the integration of computer generated forces to provide an opposing threat.
    • Deploy as members of a mobile training team to support training venues and exercises.
    • Provide support for effective training, orientation and familiarization for ground personnel to conduct fire support and emergency CAS procedures.  Educate JTACs on the capabilities associated with the AC-130 gunship and other SOF aviation assets Tactics, Techniques & Procedures (TTP).
    • Integrate AC-130 gunship crew interface with JTAC trainees replicating USSOCOM approved TTPs.
    • Support AC-130 gunship proficiency, incorporating updates to the corresponding gunship TTPs.
    • Produce and maintain grade sheets for all CAS controls in order for uniform services’ JTAC/SOTAC/TACP/JFO personnel to stay qualified.
    • Participation in scenarios as a JTAC to provide quality control for basic scenarios through full mission profile events. Provide recommendations to database modelers and virtual model architects to adjust entities to better improve scenario performance.



    • 12 years’ of Special Operations Forces (SOF) experience, rank of O-3 to O-5 or E-7 to E-8, left Active Duty within the past 5 years.
    • 6 years’ experience as an AC-130 crewmember (Pilot, Navigator, Fire Control Officer, or Sensor Operator) and knowledge of current SOF approved TTPs (published in most recent USSOCOM 525/350-Series and AFTTP 3-1/3-1) and airframe capabilities in conducting Call-For-Fire support.
    • 6 years’ experience in joint operations, with tactical and operational-level SOF planning.
    • 3 years’ experience in using Modeling & Simulation software to train and exercise SOF personnel in a virtual environment.
    • Active SECRET Clearance.



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