• Aviation SME

    Job Location US-VA-Quantico
    Katmai Health Services
    Regular Full-Time
    FLSA Status
    an exempt
  • Overview

    Provides experimentation and operations support to Experiments Division (ExDiv.) with regards to Aviation support to inform the combat development process.


    Common Experiments Division Technical and Functional Support tasks include, but are not limited to the following:

    • Participate in and report on site surveys and other planning events.
    • Serve as observer/controllers, watch officers, data collectors and in other support billets during training and execution of live-force experiments.
    • Collect, record, analyze and interpret the events occurring in live-force experiments or simulations to include wargames.
    • Participate in the data reduction, analysis and assessment of information taken from experiments.
    • Participate in and support the construction, production and delivery of briefs, reports of any type, presentations and conferences to review experiment findings.
    • Plan the development of process, procedures, design, coordination and execution of User Evaluations (UE), Limited Technical Assessments (LTA), Limited Objective Experiments (LOE), MAGTF Integrated Experiments (MIX), Advanced Naval Training Exercises (ANTX), Advanced Warfighting Experiments (AWE) and other experiments.
    • Create DOTMLPF recommendations in writing and edit interim and final reports on UEs, LTAs, LOE's, MIXs, ANTXs, AWE's and letters of instruction for experiment execution.
    • Support working groups, operational planning teams and other designated efforts with administration, organization and facilities.
    • Review information papers and other briefs/documents as required to support experiment efforts.
    • Coordinate with the Futures Analysis Cell and Experiment Design Cell at MCWL/FD to provide input for the Data Collection and Analysis Plan (DCAP) for specific experiments.
    • Provide risk assessments and recommendations during planning and execution of experiments.

    Specific Aviation support tasks include but are not limited to the following:

    • Provide aviation subject matter expertise to include the provision of aviation related activities and operations into experimentation.
    • Assist in the development of experiment plans through the integration of the six functions of Marine aviation.
    • Conduct DOTMLPF analysis of proposed aviation capabilities to support the determination of requirements for experiments.
    • Assist in the analysis of plans to integrate aviation solutions and proposed TTPs with other DOTMLPF solutions.
    • Review DOTMLPF requirements, in conjunction with other Marine Corps activities to identify required changes resulting from experiments.
    • Conduct research and analysis on current policies and procedures to and provide recommendations in support of implementing courses of action to best facilitate new aviation solutions.
    • Assist in the preparation of briefs and presentations as required to support aviation related topics.
    • Provide support for aviation related planning and execution of concept-based experimentation, as required by maintaining awareness of technological advancements relating to the six functions of Marine aviation.
    • Other duties as required.



    • Civilian Education: Bachelor's degree preferred.      
    • Military Education: Commensurate to experience.
    • Must possess working knowledge of the Marine Corps, its missions and structure.
    • Demonstrated subject matter expertise with Marine Corps Aviation is required.


    • Must obtain and maintain a valid TOP SECRET Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) security clearance.
    • Must have an intermediate knowledge of the Microsoft office suite.
    • Excellent oral and written communications skills.
    • Must be able to work independently with little or no supervision, be exceedingly well organized, flexible.
    • Strong organizational skills and detail oriented
    • Ability to multi-task.
    • Demonstrated ability to perform diverse duties under operating and deadline constraints.
    • Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; monitors own work to ensure quality.


    Completion of the Defense Acquisition University (DAU) Fundamentals of Acquisition Managements (ACQ 101 or an equivalent course) is mandatory.



    Physical Demands

    Frequent sitting, using hands/fingers, handling, reaching with hands and arms, talking, hearing and seeing up close, at a distance, along the periphery, with depth perception and the ability to adjust focus; occasional walking or standing, occasional lifting of up to 50 lbs. It is Katmai’s business philosophy and practice to provide reasonable accommodations, according to applicable state and federal laws, to all qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities.

    Work Environment

    Work is performed in both an office setting and occasionally in an outdoor USMC appropriate field environment. Live-force experiments are conducted in field environments both CONUS and OCONUS, often in conjunction with operating force exercises which shall require travel to other government facilities or other contractor facilities to include weekends.  Experiments will execute in accordance with exercise schedules requiring extended hours of up to 24 hour a day coverage. Tasks may need to be executed aboard military vehicles, ships and aircraft. Shipboard planning sites may be a requirement, and time underway may be required as necessary. May be exposed to sharp objects, some heat, loud noise, chemicals and vibration. Use of personal protective equipment is mandatory. Employee will be exposed to a wide variety of people in differing functions, personalities and abilities.

    Possession of a valid driver’s license is required. The exact dates and duration of travel will vary dependent upon location and requirements of individual experiments or events to include planning, attendance at meetings, conferences or wargames.

    Work Schedule

    40 hours per week.  May be required to work additional hours as needed to complete assignment or project. Extended work hours will be coordinated as this flexibility is required dependent upon the needs of the government or as described for specific tasks herein.


    To be considered for this position, all applicants must apply on the company website,  http://www.katmaicorp.com/careers.

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