The Directorate of Operations (J3) provides fully capable Special Operations Forces (SOF) to defend the U.S. and its interests and synchronizes planning of global operations against terrorist networks. The J3 also provides the management of SOF, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) SOF, and Interagency (IA) partners designated to support Overseas Contingency Operations with operational planning to support indirect lines of operation with the most operationally relevant and accessible information. Joint Collective Training (J3-JCT) has the responsibility for planning, designing, coordinating, synchronizing and executing collective training and exercises across the USSOCOM Enterprise (including Sub-Unified Commands, Theater Special Operations Commands (TSOCs) and Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), SOF Component Commands, Special Operations Joint Task Forces (SOJTFs), and SOF Battle Staffs). J3-JCT ensures US Special Operations Forces (SOF) are trained and ready to support Geographic Combatant Commanders (GCC) through unified action to execute the full range of SOF core activities and operations. J3-JCT facilitates the interdependence, integration, and interoperability (I3) among SOF, Conventional Forces (CF), Interagency (IA), and Partner Nations (PN) forces through exercises.
QSI is working with our strategic partner to provide contractor Subject Matter Experts (SME) (upon contract award) to augment manpower for J3 activities across all organizational functions.
An active TS/SCI DoD Security Clearance is required to be considered for this position.
This position will require an experienced individual with a range of budget and financial technical skills gained with experience in the SOF Enterprise due to the complexities associated with the analysis, planning, and execution functions required. Contractor personnel shall be responsible for tasks such as:
- Support day-to-day analysis, tracking, planning, data gathering & integration and preparation of plans, reports, and strategies. Communicate and coordinate with stakeholders to develop decision packages and create and document programmatic requirements in such forms as the Program Execution Plans (PEP), Program-Budget Requests (PBR), Funds Allocation Requests, Military Interdepartmental Purchase Requests (MIPR), Budget Execution Requests, and Budget Summary tabulation reports, etc.
- Provide all manners and varieties of weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual financial reconciliation and reporting, including but not limited to, status of funds, standard transaction histories, Defense Travel System reports, Wide Area Workflow invoice analyses, Government Purchase Card expenditures, Contingent Liability Reports, to ensure resources are designated appropriately, accounted for during their execution, and reconciled for future use and reporting.
- Provide financial analyses and fiduciary review to assure appropriate workforce planning, funds control guidance, and analytical technical assistance in all phases of the budgetary process. Collect data and conduct analysis and data management of measurements of effectiveness and measures of performance and readiness.
- Coordinate spend plans; process, track, organize, and reconcile fiscal requests; assist counterparts in the J3, HQ, TSOCs and Components to identify and correctly articulate requirements and program issues and provide financial analysis and recommendations on processes that affect and impact budget-related matters.
- Conduct training and/or staff assistance visits; align requirements to appropriate sources of funding; develop, package, process, and track new training financial results, impacts and/or trends.
- Develop innovative methods to identify potential resourcing cost savings and process efficiencies. Assist in the development of program-specific reporting required by OSD in the Execution Management System; develop program strategies and plans and information papers and reports to support branch operations, assist decision makers, and summarize component and TSOC engagement, resources utilization; support Program Operations for government approval and submission.
- Coordinate a recommended allocation of available programmed resources and document remaining shortfalls with correlated impact statements in Unfunded Requirements (UFRs) documents.
- Monitor, perform analysis, and reconcile current and prior year commitments (to include OCO and funds received from alternate sources), execution, and obligation/de-obligation of J3 contract expenditures and travel. Recommend recalling of unobligated funding in time to reallocate available funds during EOY close out.
- Provide analysis and reporting of: Major Force Program (MFP-11), Combatant Commanders’ Exercise Engagement (CE2) Training Transformation (T2) (CE2T2), and Joint National Training Capability (JNTC) funding programs.
- Liaison with SOF Components, TSOCs, and Joint Staff (J7) to develop processes, procedures, and tools to collect requirements for access to specific funds, i.e., CJCS exercise lines of accounting for use in Geographical Combatant Command (GCC)-sponsored travel of SOF via commercial ticketing or other joint exercise transportation modes and Joint Exercise Transportation Program (JETP) for the execution of Accredited Component Exercises, assisting in the processing, execution and tracking to completion of cross-orgs and fund cite authorizations.
- Support planning, scheduling, identification and prioritization of SOF engagements in GCC Exercises between the government program management team and numerous stakeholders.
- Provide resourcing coordination and advisory for Doctrine, Organization, Training, Material, Leadership and Education, Personnel, Facilities and Policy (DOTMLPF-P) Change Recommendations (DCR) and Special Operations Command Requirements Evaluation Board (SOCREB) actions.
- Review POM planning guidance; coordinate with program managers, the Components, TSOCs, Joint Staff to help identify requirements and provide visibility of resource information to support senior leaders, and build POM issues for baseline programs, Overseas Contingency Operations and other evolving requirements. Participate in and provide advice during POM strategy deliberations.
- Provide coordination and advice on Budget Estimate Submissions (BES) and resourcing exhibits required by SOFM.
- Support the government's development of long range programs and financial plans to identify available resources to meet validated requirements in terms of contract year task order options, official Government/Military required travel, and all other supporting financial support operations, to include, but not limited to, planning conferences, major exercise execution, and required exercise program deliverables.
- A Master's Degree in resourcing field of study; for example, Masters Business Administration (MBA).
- Minimum 6 years' experience managing SOF Programs/HQ USSOCOM, Combatant Command.
- 6 years' minimum current (within the past 7 years) in-depth knowledge of the history, missions, core activities, roles and functions of USSOCOM and its subordinate commands, acquired through multiple tours at USSOCOM, a TSOC, or one of the SOF Components
- Mandatory 6 years minimum in-depth knowledge of applying the principles of the DOD Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Execution System (PPBES) in developing and monitoring funding and execution of Joint Training / Exercise Programs.
- Minimum 6 years' experience in policy and procedure, program objectives, fiscal law and regulation, Joint Command and Service.
- Subject Matter Expert with 6 years applicable training and expertise in either acquisition or budget execution management of multiple funding sources with unique characteristics, such as the management of funds across various appropriations and authorities.
- Minimum 4 years of demonstrated performance in Program / Project Management of contracts.
- 5 years of recent (within the past 2 years) experience and proficiency in the following: POM, President's Budget, PPBES, financial case reconciliation and contract reconciliation, with an understanding of funds flow, financial policies, and the roles and functions of the DOD financial infrastructure.
- Minimum 6 years recent (within the past 2 years) in-depth experience and knowledge of work flow processes, program objectives and management, missions, functions, goals, and objectives pertinent to the training and exercise programs of HQ USSOCOM, OSD, Joint Staff, Armed Services, and Combatant Commands.
- 6 years' experience interacting with executive-level decision makers on executive-level DOD Staffs, i.e., OSD, Joint Staff, Armed Services, and Combatant Commands.
- 6 years' experience using communication skills, both orally and in writing, to justify, defend, present, and / or advise on actions such as those pertaining to the J3 JCT Directorate, Sub Unified Combatant Command, Joint Service, DoD, and interagency levels required at the senior leader level (general/flag officer/senior executive service).
Top Secret Clearance; SCI eligible on day one of performance.