TESIK Liaison Officer
Job Type Full Time
Job Field Security / Intelligence
The TESIK Liaison Officer is a recognized subject matter expert (SME) on the Mobile Ground Truth System (MGTS), and authority across the full spectrum of planning, preparation, and execution of multiple Live Exercises throughout the training year (TY). Duties and responsibilities are applicable to all phases of each scheduled TESIK Exercise: Plan, Prepare, Execute, and assess all Instrumentation and other Synthetic Training Environment requirements for a successful exercise.
The TESIK Liaison Officer supervises all aspects of the instrumentation and network components of exercises to include EXCON, Range Operations, and AAR production. The Instrumentation Manager must have a working knowledge of Live, Virtual, Constructive (L/V/C) technical techniques and procedures, familiar with Training Aids, Devices, Simulators, and Simulations (TADSS) integration and be knowledgeable with various communications capabilities including TDMA networks, UHF/VHF voice, tactical audio, microwave backhauls, streaming video and web-based services.
When supporting TESIK, the TESIK Liaison Officer assists the TESIK Capability Manager, BATUK cadre, and the exercising Battle Group staff in Planning, Coordination, Synchronization and Execution of platoon/company/battle group training/ certification in a austere environment, as it pertains to the architecture support of an instrumented after action review (I-AAR).
The TESIK Liaison Officer provides the BATUK commander and staff recommendations to best support training exercises from an instrumentation perspective in order to receive the highest quality of feedback for the Battle Group training scenarios. The TESIK Liaison Officer provides input during all planning conferences, site surveys and training area reconnaissance. The TESIK Liaison Officer also supports the TESIK Capability Manager during exercise execution to provide contractor oversight and to manage personnel. The TESIK Liaison Officer works closely with the TESIK Capability Manager during resource development, staffing requirements, and instrumentation costs to support exercise budget requirements.
The TESIK Liaison Officer is overall responsible for the safety and security of Ravenswood personnel and equipment deployed in support of a TESIK exercise. The TESIK Liaison Officer oversees the actions of the Security Team Leader and ensures all aspects of force protection and security are being adhered to.
As we grow our business, we anticipate the TESIK Liaison Officer playing a critical role in the development and execution of new business with the opportunity to shape innovative solutions for emerging client requirements. The ideal TESIK Liaison Officer will possess the skill, experience, and attitude required to lead small, versatile teams in support of these innovative solutions and to work with RS management to determine the optimal organization for each new client requirement.
- Demonstrated supervisory experience.
- BS Degree or 10 years of experience to include five years of leadership experience.
- Senior Army Officer or Non-Commissioned Officer experience is a plus.
- Demonstrates proficient oral and written communication, with strong attention to detail
- Demonstrates an ability to interact effectively with people of varying technical abilities (engineers, technicians, and military personnel).
- Shows initiative with an emphasis on team building.
- Demonstrates flexible attitude and adapts easily to changing requirements and schedules.
- Able to function at a high-level in high OPTEMPO environments.
- Familiarization with configuration, programming, operation, maintenance, issue, and training with instrumentation to ensure that all supporting systems can communicate internally as well as to each other throughout each training exercise.
- Familiar with various communications capabilities including TDMA networks, UHF/VHF voice, tactical audio, microwave backhauls, streaming video and web-based services.
- Experience with the production of high-quality, “instrumented” After Action Reviews (I-AARs) that utilize presentation inputs from several visual and audio sources including PowerPoint, tracked movements on a 2-D map, tracked movements within a 3-D virtual environment, and video.
Professional Skills and Characteristics:
- Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office applications
- Demonstrates proficient oral and written communication, with strong attention to detail and an ability to interact effectively with people of varying technical abilities (engineers, technicians, and military personnel)
- Capable of managing at least three functional areas, multiple SMEs, and 20+ personnel including onsite and remotely stationed staff.
- Demonstrate initiative with an emphasis on team building
- Identifies potential and emerging problems with both equipment and personnel
- Demonstrates flexible attitude and adapts easily to changing requirements
- Able to perform well in high-stress, fast-paced environments
- Employment is contingent on successful completion of a background check
- A drug screen will be required as part of the hiring process
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About Ravenswood Solutions (RS)
Ravenswood Solutions, a wholly owned subsidiary of SRI International, provides government agencies and commercial clients with technology and services for collective training, test and evaluation, and policy analysis exercises. Our field-proven packages include high fidelity instrumentation, realistic training effects, and turnkey support services that are customized for each client. Ravenswood Solutions leverages more than 20 years of experience in providing technology insertion, training support, and sustainment services. This heritage of world-class technology and dedication to customers has led the company to be the leading provider of mobile instrumented training and performance assessment for military ground troops and other security forces.