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Saab Global

Operations Officer

Twentynine Palms, California, United States of America
Closing date: 31 October 2024

Job Description:

The United States Marine Corps (USMC) Force-on-Force Training Systems-Next (FoFTS-Next) program will provide the training tools needed to prepare Marines for any contingency, anywhere.

Saab, Inc is looking for an experienced Operations Officer at 29 Palms MCAGCC to support the FoFTS-Next program. The Operations Officer leads the planning, liaison, and delivery for all exercise support on base and oversee the training delivery of steady-state training-and-deploy for training activity.

The Operations Officer reports to the Saab Site Lead and will act as the primary point of contact for the planning, preparation, and delivery of all exercise events conducted by training units at MCAGCC.

Join our team as we assist the Marines in revolutionizing their force-on-force training methodology!

Responsibilities Include:

  • Instruct the exercising units on the capabilities of the Saab equipment and coordinate with the training unit before and during deployment to ensure that they have everything necessary to utilize the full potential of the training program and receive the maximum training benefit.

  • Lead the Team Saab support teams throughout the exercises.

  • Manage the Contract Run Operations Warehouse (CROW) Team exercise support personnel.

  • Manages the Exercise budgets for all training related to the site.

  • Line manages all exercise support staff (System Analysts, Training Advisors, System Technicians and Field Service Representatives).

  • Acts as the USMC primary point of contact for all planning, preparation, and execution of support to all training both on base and deploy-for-training activities using resources and assets to support Non-Home Station Installation Training.

  • Delivers a support brief to the Exercising Units in CONUS or OCONUS prior to deployment on an SLTE, as required.

  • Advises USMC staff and exercising troops on how to get the best from the system, is proactive in supporting all elements of the Master Events List.

  • Creates the Exercise Coordinating Instructions for all Team Saab Support staff which includes: Performance Evaluation Checklists (PECL); Saab task org; exercise Scheme of Maneuver (SoM); Sync Matrix & Master Events List; Setup, Equipping, Train, Fit and Receipt Plans; Exercise Manning & Support Plan, Comms Plan & Frequency Tables, Transport Plan, Contact Lists, Base Access, Accommodation, Feeding, Medical and Safety aspects of the exercise.

  • Works with the Lead System Analyst to ensure the final AAR is built to Saab/USMC standard and ready for turnover to the customer on time at the completion of the exercise.

  • Produces a Post Exercise Report for each training event, Monthly Training Utilization Report, and provides input to the mandated training reports.

  • Works with the Site Leads to develop a Saab Exercise Manning Document (EMD) detailing the personnel required to support the exercises that must be surged from other locations.

  • When required, identify personnel to surge to other locations in support of exercises.

  • Ensures that all support delivery adheres to Federal, State, and Local Health & Safety requirements.  

  • Ensure all personnel are properly trained for the roles which they are filling. Schedule and conduct continuation training and education for the CROW staff at all the Camp.

Compensation Range: $104,300-$133,000

The compensation range provided is a general guideline. When extending an offer, Saab, Inc. considers factors including (but not limited to) the role and associated responsibilities, location, and market and business considerations, as well as the candidate's work experience, key skills, and education/training.

Skills and Experience:

Experience and Skills:

  • Former U.S. military with extensive USMC experience

  • Battalion Operations Officer/Operations Chief experience preferred

  • In depth understanding of USMC Combined Arms Doctrine; Tactics, Techniques & Procedures (TTP) pertaining to SLTEs through Company-level training activities

  • Thorough understanding of exercise design and development for large scale exercises

  • Financial management experience

  • US Driver’s License

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret Clearance

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs., stand and walk for long periods of time

  • Potential for extreme weather conditions (over 90 degrees, or below 30 degrees)

Citizenship Requirements:

Must be a U.S. citizen. Applicants selected may be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

Drug-Free Workplaces:

Saab is a federal government contractor and adheres to policies and programs necessary for sustaining drug-free workplaces. As a condition of employment, candidates will be required to pass a pre-employment drug screen.


Saab provides an excellent working environment offering professional growth opportunities, competitive wages, work-life balance, business-casual atmosphere and comprehensive benefits:

  • Medical, vision and dental insurance for employees and dependents

  • Paid time off including: minimum of 3 weeks vacation, 5 floating holidays, 8 designated holidays, parental leave, personal illness, bereavement, jury duty, long-term and short-term disability

  • 401(k) with immediate vesting on employer match

  • Tuition assistance

  • Student loan assistance

  • Wellness account, subscription and employee assistance programs

  • Employee stock purchase program with employer match

About Us:

Saab is a leading defense and security company with an enduring mission, to help nations keep their people and society safe. Empowered by its 19,000 talented people, Saab constantly pushes the boundaries of technology to create a safer, more sustainable and more equitable world. In the U.S., Saab delivers advanced technology and systems, supporting the U.S. Armed Forces and the Federal Aviation Administration, as well as international and commercial partners. Headquartered in Syracuse, New York, the company has business units and local employees in eight U.S. locations.

Saab is a company where we see diversity as an asset and offer unlimited opportunities for advancing in your career. We are also a company that respects each person’s needs and encourage employees to lead a balanced, rewarding life beyond work. Saab values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran, disability status, or any other federal, state, or locally protected category.