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Operational Planner – Maritime Preposition Force

Camp Pendleton, CA
The Operational Planner reports to and receives work direction derivatives from the Task Order Lead.  The Operational Planner will perform the following duties:

  • Assist in the detailed analyses to understand and resolve operational employment challenges I MEF faces with its MPF program.
  • Assist in tracking the I MEF MPF training prepares the force to deploy/employ MPF.
  • Provide recommendations in the development, coordination, and implementation of MPF support policies, clarifications, orders and SOPs.
  • Conduct detailed analysis of logistical challenges in Marine Corps prepositioning program.
  • Analyze joint actions, logistics plans, contingency plans, mobilization plans, and war reserve studies and proposals associated with the Marine Corps prepositioning program.
  • Assist in the review and recommend validation of operational and contingency plans to achieve the operational timelines for the download and stand-up of identified combat and/or humanitarian assistance and disaster relief capabilities.
  • Assist in planning, analyzing and coordinating all operational efforts and Combatant Commander-validated Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS) exercises, contingency operations, and operational plans that employ Marine Corps prepositioned assets.
  • Assist in the development of maritime prepositioning plans in coordination with HQMC I&L/Plans, Policies, and Operations (PP&O) (representing the Commandant of the Marine Corps), the appropriate Marine Corps Forces (MARFORS) applicable Geographical Combatant Commanders (GCCs), and subordinate commanders to support assigned missions and specific contingency plans, including computing, monitoring, assisting, and validating MPF requirements and ensuring that they are registered within the Joint Operations Planning and Execution System (JOPES) and reviewing and validating time-phased force deployment data (TPFDD) in support of GCC requirements for operational contingencies that employ Marine Corps prepositioned assets.
  • Assist subordinate commanders and staffs in developing policy and procedures for the downloading, identification, collection, accountability, reallocation, reporting and follow-on movement of MPF assets, to include equipment and supplies for the Fly-In-Echelon (FIE).
  • Assist the Government fund manager in fiscal management of the annual budget in support of developing and maintaining current year and future year budget requirements for I MEF’s prepositioning program.
  • Assist in the planning and execution of meetings with Marine Corps stakeholders as required to discuss MPF challenges.
  • Assist in the response to short-notice analyses of issues facing current, transitioning, and future MPF equipment and participate in the approved acquisition objective (AAO) process and assist from an operating force (OPFOR) perspective with integrating the AAO for emerging systems into Marine Corps prepositioning program.
  • Be prepared to assist the I MEF subject matter expert (SME) on all matters pertaining to the MPF program and sea basing when Maritime Prepositioning Squadrons are involved in Global Fleet Station operations.
  • Coordinate and provide recommendations to the I MEF SME, from an OPFOR perspective, the establishment of the initial prepositioning objectives (POs) for the MPF-employed Marine Expeditionary Brigade (MEB) and assist the I MEF SME with all other recommended changes affecting the POs.
  • As required, participate in the MPF tailoring process and associated conferences, assist in the annual review and production of Navy-Marine Corps (NAVMC) 2907, MPF Prepositioning Objective and assist the I MEF SME with the PO for equipment and supply change submissions as documented in the NAVMC 2907 Prepositioning Objective.
  • Assist in analyzing and providing recommendations on evaluating the integration of emerging, MAGTF weapon systems into the maritime prepositioning program; provide advice to I MEF stakeholders in tailoring and maintaining MAGTF weapon systems in the MPF and geographic prepositioning; and provide guidance/recommendations on the capabilities, requirements, and employment and deployment options of prepositioned assets within a given AOR.
  • Fifteen (15) years of experience and a BA/BS degree.  MA/MS degree preferred.
  • Attended Professional Military Education appropriate to rank at time of separation or retirement from the uniformed service. 
  • Experience on a 3 Star or 4 Star staff is desired.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Strong communications and presentation skills.
  • Experience in MPF tailoring operations, USMC MPF programmatic requirements, Force Deployment Planning and Execution (FDP&E) operations, Marine Corps Planning Process, and Operational Orders writing (15 years minimum)
  • Proficiency in Joint Operation Planning and Execution System (JOPES)
  • Experience as a participant in the execution of “real world” MPF Operations
  • Experience as a Government funds manager
  • Expected to perform independently and exercise good judgment.
  • Required to sit for extended periods of time and maintain focus.
  • Qualification as an authorized company driver is required.
  • All authorized company drivers must have a valid driver’s license, current automobile insurance, and a driving record that is acceptable to the company’s auto insurance provider.
  • Ability to obtain or have a security clearance.
  • 15-25% travel expected.
  • Position expected to begin on or about 22 Jan 2021.
Corps Solutions is a Drug Free Workplace and Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All hiring decisions are based on nondiscriminatory factors without regard to race, color, religion, disability, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, marital status, age, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other class protected by law. In addition, Corps Solutions engages in affirmative action efforts, where appropriate, to employ, train and promote qualified minorities, women, the disabled, disabled veterans, newly separated veterans or other protected veterans. This organization participates in E-Verify.  If you require assistance applying for any currently open online position, please contact a Corps Solutions representative at careers@corps-solutions.com.

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