Abraxas Corporation TAF Specialist in Fort Irwin, California

Business Unit:

Cubic Global Defense

Company Details:

This position is a fulltime Collective Bargaining Unit position working under the Warfighter Focus (WFF) program under the Warrior Training Alliance (WTA) at the National Training Center (NTC). The NTC is located at Fort Irwin, CA, in the Mojave Desert, approximately forty miles northeast of Barstow, CA. WTA operations support the NTC mission: To provide realistic joint and combined arms training focused on developing soldiers, leaders, and units of the United States military for success on the 21st Century Battle Field.

As a member of the Training Analysis Facility (TAF), the TAF Specialist assists Observer Controllers and other assigned subject matter experts in the training and preparation of the Warfighter. The TAF Specialist also provides analysis and feedback through observation in real time and from stored exercise data on the events that occur during simulated combat operations. The TAF Specialist operates computer systems to create, consolidate, edit, print and present products, as well as executes developed procedures for the collection, analysis and display of rotational training data at the National Training Center (NTC).

Job Details:

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Providing feedback and analysis on the adequacy and soundness of tactical command and control, maneuver, logistics, aviation and or intelligence.

  • Additionally, the TAF Specialist may be required to act as a member of the Army Airspace Control (AC2) cell.

  • TAF Specialists occasionally simulate the senior headquarters for the maneuver Battalion or Brigade.

  • This position requires that one remains current in contemporary doctrine in all TAF functional areas and the Warfighting Functions (movement and maneuver, intelligence, fires, sustainment, command and control and protection).

  • TAF Specialists also provide technical assistance for the Multi-Integrated Laser Engagement System (MILES) and instrumentation checks and installation, produce Take Home Package (THP) products and use radio systems to communicate with units and OC/T’s.

  • Typically, completed work is submitted to users with minimal supervisory review.

  • TAF Specialist must be able to operate a computer for extended periods in an office environment and is required to perform other assigned duties as directed in order to meet customer requirements.

  • The TAF Specialist must be knowledgeable in operations from CO/TM to BN/TF level w/enablers in full spectrum operations that include operations in urban and rural environments with basic knowledge of the Warfighting Functions

  • Must be able to work independently with minimum guidance and may be occasionally required to lift over 50lbs.

  • Additionally, the selected candidate must be able to obtain a valid Drivers License, maintain post driving privileges and travel off road in company vehicles and military tactical vehicles if required.

  • Applicant must be proficient with Windows operating systems as well as proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Applicants will occasionally be required to work outdoors in a desert environment.

  • Applicants must be willing to work any shift to include weekends, overtime and holidays.

  • Must possess a High School Diploma or equivalent, Associates Degree in Military Science or related field is desired.

  • Applicant must be able to meet requirements in accordance with a Statement of Work with minimal guidance and supervision.

  • Former officer or NCO with a minimum of 5 years military experience desired.

  • Additional preferences include Combat Training Center (CTC) experiences, Officer Advance Course, Advance NCO Course, and Battle Staff Course graduate.

  • Review the qualifications and Job Description for specific information.

Applicant selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

The experience described in your resume will be evaluated and screened for the basic qualification requirements, and skills needed to perform the duties of this position as described in this announcement.

Applicants who do not provide a complete resume will be evaluated ineligible. Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience.

All employees are required to adhere to Company, Site, and Division Manager Directives, memoranda, policies, and procedures.

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Cubic Corporation is the parent company of three major businesses, Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS), Cubic Global Defense (CGD), and Cubic Mission Solutions (CMS). CTS is a leading integrator of payment and information technology and services for intelligent travel solutions worldwide. CGD is a leading provider of realistic combat training systems, secure communications and networking and highly specialized support services for military and security forces of the U.S. and allied nations. CMS provides networked Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) capabilities for defense, intelligence, security, and commercial missions. All three of our businesses provide innovative technology and an integrated approach to systems and services for government and commercial customers around the globe. This integration ensures our customers receive streamlined operations and strategy, cost-efficiency and speed to market.

Cubic was founded in San Diego, California in 1951 and has since built a global reputation for enhancing customer value. With fiscal year 2016 sales of $1.462 billion, Cubic is proud to have a presence in nearly 60 countries and employs 8,500+ people worldwide. To learn more about Cubic please watch the video at this link:


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