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Direct Air Support Center (DASC) / Aviation Subject Matter Expert (SME) (10466) 2/6/2020

Obsidian Solutions Group Twentynine Palms, CA

Twentynine Palms, CA
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree


Direct Air Support Center (DASC) / Aviation Subject Matter Expert (SME)

Primary Location: Twentynine Palms, CA, US

Must be a U.S Citizen

Security Clearance: Secret

Job Summary

The Marine Corps Tactics and Operations Group (MCTOG) mission is to provide standardized advanced training and certification to Ground Combat Element (GCE) Operations Officers, Operations Chiefs, and select other GCE training specialists in GCE operations, combined arms planning and integration, and unit readiness planning at the company, battalion, and regiment levels to support GCE Training and Readiness (T&R) events.

The DASC / Aviation SME will provide training support to Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF) operations, combined arms training and unit readiness planning at the battalion and regiment levels. The DASC / Aviation SME shall provide response cell role-playing of aviation assets, organizations, and command and control in a realistic simulated environment to the training audience during designated MCTOG exercises.

Duties will include simulating all aspects of the employment of Tactical Air (TACAIR), Joint Air Interdiction (AI), Joint Close Air Support (JCAS), Airlift, and Aerial Support. The DASC / Aviation SME will provide knowledge on the current employment of Joint Tactical Air Controller (JTAC) capabilities; Theater Rules of Engagement (ROE) and Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures (TTP) related to the various theaters of operations required in the MCTOG exercises.

The DASC / Aviation SME will be familiar with the operational and technical use of Theater Battle Management Core Systems (TBMCS) with a focus on submitting, processing, and tracking of air requests; integration of airspace use; and system interoperability with Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System (AFATDS) and Strikelink. The incumbent will provide subject matter expertise on the conduct of an Air Tasking Order (ATO) Development Cell as it operates within the construct of the MAGTF. The candidate will understand and teach the ATO and Airspace Control Order (ACO) generation, distribution, and execution within the Marine Air Command and Control System (MACCS) and associated joint air C2 agencies.

The Aviation Support SME will also teach, coach, and mentor the augment staff and training audience on the aviation required functions of JCATS, MTWS, C2PC, and other necessary C2 and simulation systems and collaborative applications.

Key Accountabilities


Participate in the Air Tasking Order (ATO) and Airspace Control Order (ACO) planning process in order to integrate TACAIR into the ground scheme of maneuver.

Provide coaching, teaching, and mentoring to the training audience using intellectual knowledge and subject matter expertise in the military aviation community to develop and execute realistic integration and training for Command and Control personnel.

Fly aviation missions in simulation, realistically replicating missions per the ATO, ACO, and SPINS, supporting established exercise processes and Joint standards creating realistic and relevant aviation integration for the training audience.

Employ knowledge on the current Theater ROE and TTP related to the various theaters of operations, and the employment of JTAC capabilities simulate all aspects of the employment of TACAIR, AI, JCAS, Airlift, and Aerial Support missions.

Provide assistance and expertise to the exercise design team in the creation of vignettes for exercise integration to increase realism of the utilization of aviation assets throughout the exercise.

Provide technical advice to the Exercise Control Team, Adversary Force Team, Modeling and Simulations Team, Intelligence Team, and Communication Division.

Prepare reports, briefs, and documents to support event scenario development and higher and adjacent headquarters functions with regards to aviation integration functions.

Participate in and conduct reviews and structured walk-throughs of events, operation orders and plans, and information gathering requirements.

Create and edit documents, analyze problem areas, and suggest feasible solutions.

Observe and provide training, product/process review, and after-action feedback to aviation personnel operating at the Secret security level during MCTOG supported exercises and events.

Contributes to exercise orders, CONOPs, FRAGOs, and operations process cycles across all warfighting functions and social media.

Knowledge and Skills


Must have extensive knowledge of Close Air Support TTPs, USMC manned and unmanned airframes, US and Joint manned and unmanned airframes, and adversary airframes and threat tactics.

Possess skill and effectiveness in oral and written communications for preparing and coordinating a variety of written communications, actions, OPLANS, and briefings.

Possess a good working knowledge of computer software applications, such as word processing, database retrieval, slide preparations, and spreadsheet design.

Must demonstrate a good attitude and ability to work as a member of a team.

Possess self-motivation and a high level of discretion to work effectively under a minimum level of supervision.

Must be able to multi-task efficiently, work in a fast-paced environment on multiple projects and have a strong attention for detail.

Experience and Education


For qualified military TACAIR aviators, a bachelor s degree is preferred, along with eight (8) years of operational experience with one (1) operational deployment. For qualified military JTACS, a bachelor s degree is preferred. However, for JTACs, eight (8) years of operational experience with one (1) operational deployment may be considered in lieu of a degree.

Military-rated aviators are required to have completed one of the United States military service (USA, USAF, USMC, USN) pilot or navigator flight training programs. Possession of a pilot or navigator Military Occupation Specialty (MOS) or Air Force Specialty Code (AFSC) is required. JTACs are required to have completed one of the United States military service (USA, USAF, USMC, USN) joint terminal attack controller training programs. Possession of a JTAC Military Occupation Specialty (MOS) or Air Force Specialty Code (AFSC) is required.

A combination of education and experience that displays the requisite skillset is considered.

Physical Requirements and Work Environment


Garrison work environment including but not limited to:


occasional field/tactical environments

occasional extended working hours will be required



May be required to travel OCONUS to conduct installation, training or maintenance.

Domestic travel may be required for training and program coordination.


The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Company Overview

Obsidian Solutions Group (OSG) is a diversified consulting and technology company providing flexible and responsive solutions to federal, state, and local agencies and organizations. Our core domains are overseas and domestic mission support operations, collection/analysis/identification, and information technology. Obsidian Solutions Group is comprised of strategic and operational personnel who provide its clients deep domain expertise across a comprehensive spectrum of skill sets, allowing mission accomplishment and development of long-term capabilities.

Obsidian Solutions Group is an equal opportunity