Maritime Prepositioning Force (MPF) Planner

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Leidos has an opening for a Maritime Prepositioning Force (MPF) Planner in Tampa, FL.
The person filling this position will work at the three-star level, Marine Forces, U.S. Central Command (MARCENT) Headquarters as the command’s Maritime Prepositioning Force planner responsible for the development and review of OPLANs, CONPLANs, and MPF exercise planning; coordinating and facilitating conferences; conducting operational assessments; attendance at annual prepositioning and sea basing operational advisory group conferences. This person will provide subject matter expertise regarding the implementation of service and joint policy and doctrine in prepositioning operations involving MARCENT Forces. Develops, reviews, and recommends to the Assistant Chief of Staff/G5 input to the command position on prepositioning planning requirements to higher and adjacent headquarters. This effort shall entail utilization of all sources and classifications, from unclassified to the TS/SCI level, for ensuring inclusion of classified information and concepts in Maritime Prepositioning Force operations planning, preparation of reports, and to plan and execute events that are current with real world operations.  
- Advise COMUS MARCENT on appropriate use of forward positioned afloat and ashore prepositioning capabilities 
- Review Marine Corps and Navy doctrine regarding prepositioning employment and new platform operational employment 
- Develop and execute prepositioning strategies, plans, concepts and tasks supporting tailoring of Maritime Prepositioning Force ships
- Prepare prepositioning estimates, conduct MPF budget review, and attend MPF planning conferences as the MARCENT Subject Matter Expert in support of MARCENT Exercise section 
- Identify, improve and document MARCENT prepositioning capabilities and relationships 
- Maintain the MARCENT prepositioning web pages, historical files, and other required documentation 
- Provide advice and information to CENTCOM J4 Plans regarding prepositioning and seabasing capabilities and operational employment 
- Represent MARCENT at Service level prepositioning and seabasing working groups as requested by Capabilities Development, Plans, Policies and Operations, and Installations and Logistics  
- Develop assessments, briefs, and information papers as required
- Provide Subject Matter Expertise (SME) guidance and recommendations
- Support internal MARCENT working groups as needed

- Bachelor's degree and 15 years of relevant experience
- Active TS/SCI clearance
- Current US Passport and ability to travel overseas on short notice
- Surface Warfare Officer
- Command and Staff College, or service equivalent, complete
- Minimum 3 years’ experience at a component and/or Combatant Command level staff
- Possess knowledge/experience with MPF operations 
- Possess an understanding of naval planning and the composite warfare concept (CWC) construct
- Experience in DoD planning with an understanding of the Joint and Marine Corps planning processes
- Ability to process information, write, and create briefing products for a general officer-level audience
- Ability to interact with USMC Colonels and Lieutenant Colonels at a peer level in order to advise and assist them with daily staff functions
- Minimum 3 years relevant Joint Staff/COCOM/Component/Service logistics experience  
- MPF experience at the MEF or Fleet level 
- Service on HQMC CD/PP&O/I&L staff or HQ, DoN N4 Staff
- Experience in planning and execution of MPF exercises
- Working knowledge of the complex interrelationships between Middle Eastern states, religions, and ethnic groups
- Working knowledge of regional US Embassies, SDO/DATT, and USLO structures
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: (list additional “pluses or nice to have” skills/experience)

- Master’s Degree and 20 years of relevant experience
- Retired or Reserve USMC LtCol or Col
- Graduate from USMC or equivalent planners’ course (SAW, SAMS, SAAS, MAWS, JAWS) or Top-Level School Complete (War College)
- Service on USCENTCOM (Combatant Command) level staffs
- In-depth understanding of USCENTCOM’s OPLANs and CONPLANs (to include compartmentalized plans, bi-lateral and multi-lateral planning efforts)
- Long established interpersonal relationships with regional military leaders and staff members developed through face-to-face engagements
- Long established interpersonal relationships with key members of the USCENTCOM staff
- Knowledge of historical, current, and planned USMC force deployments to the CENTCOM AOR

Leidos Overview:
Leidos is a global science and technology solutions leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported pro forma annual revenues of approximately $10 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2016 after giving effect to the recently completed combination of Leidos with Lockheed Martin's Information Systems & Global Solutions business (IS&GS). For more information, visit www.Leidos.com. The company’s diverse employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Leidos will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant Laws. Leidos is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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