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Maritime Prepositioning Force (MPF) Planner

Job Description

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 10 years of relevant experience
* Possess knowledge/experience with MPF operations. 
* Experience in planning and execution of MPF exercises.
* Ability to interact with high level staff officers in order to advise and assist them with logistics 
functions; ability and comfort to brief at the executive level (3-4 star).
* A thorough understanding of the Marine Corps Planning Process (MCPP).
* A thorough understanding of Componency as it relates to the inter-relationships between USMARCENT, USCENTCOM, and HQ Marine Corps staffs.
* Active Top Secret security clearance, but must be able to obtain TS/SCI.
* Current US Passport with ability to travel and work overseas.
* Minimum 3 years’ experience at a Combatant Command or Component Command.
* Working knowledge of MS Office, MS SharePoint, and Audio/Video conferencing.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: (list additional “pluses or nice to have” skills/experience)
* Possess a Bachelor Degree and 15 years’ of relevant experience in Marine Corps logistics and prepositioning strategy. 
* Service on USCENTCOM (Combatant Command), USMARCENT (Component Command), and/or HQ Marine Corps (service) level staffs.
* In-depth understanding of US Central Command’s logistics planning processes.
* Long established interpersonal relationships with key members of the US Central Command and US Marine Corps Forces Central Command Staffs.
* A thorough understanding of the Joint Staff Adaptive Planning and Execution (APEX) process.
* Ability to serve on a Crisis Action Team (CAT) and for extended work hours.
* Ability to lead and/or serve on an Operational Planning Team (OPT).
* Ability to work in a drug free environment and pass random urinalysis testing.
* Ability to independently plan, design, perform responsibilities, apply mature judgement, have a high degree of initiative, as well as develop new concepts.

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 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.

Job Snapshot

Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Engineering, Information Technology
Education Not Specified
Experience Not Specified
Manages Others Not Specified
Industry Defense - Aerospace
Required Travel Not Specified
Job ID 655805
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Maritime Prepositioning Force (MPF) Planner

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