Planned Systems International

UMC Observer Controller (PTOC)

Location US-Remote
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(5/9/2024 12:59 PM)
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This opportunity is considered Part-Time On-Call (PTOC). The candidate shall support assessment events by collecting data and logging observations in a field exercise environment. Candidate’s collection and observation shall reflect their experience and background to provide context and understanding. This information will be used to help create a report covering all aspects of each assessment, data analyses on collected, data analysis and recommendations for changes or improvement. Operate as part of a team by gaining and maintaining and understanding of an upcoming exercise through virtual meetings and augmenting the team on site for execution. All work requires travel to assessment sites within the US and OCONUS locations. The candidate should be able to augment the team with a minimum of onsite preparation/orientation. The endstate is to apply practical experience and education as a military subject matter expert to help mature technologies for actual use by military service members.

Essential Functions and Job Responsibilities

  • Arrange personal travel plans in accordance with Joint Travel Regulations (JTR) to support assessment events.  
  • Familiarize themselves with the equipment or applications to be tested/assessed prior to arrival. 
  • Operate in a field environment to observe and collect observations of hardware and software in use during the assessment.  Serve onsite in a variety of roles including: observer/controller, role player, white cell exercise control, etc. 
  • Write and submit timely professional products suitable for senior leader decision support. 
  • Submit travel costs/expense reports in accordance with JTR. 
  • Must be able to lead After Action Reviews (AAR’s) using the fundamentals of critical thinking or by using the Observation, Insight and Lessons Learned process. 
  • Be available for CONUS and OCONUS travel, up to 8 nonconsecutive weeks per year. 

Minimum Requirements

  • 10 years military experience (SOF or combat advisor experience preferred) 
  • Bachelor's Degree  
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)  
  • Possess current valid US Passport

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience in military R&D, experimentation, or acquisition is a plus. 
  • Chem Bio Defense experience is a plus. 

Physical Demands

  • Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds. 
  • Must be physically able to move with military personnel in a field environment to observe and collect data in all weather.

Company Benefits

PSI offers full-time, benefits eligible employees a competitive total compensation package that includes paid leave, and options for employer sponsored group medical, dental, vision, short-term and long-term disability, life insurance, AD&D coverage, legal services, identity theft, and accident insurance. Flexible spending account and health saving account options offer pre-tax savings for qualified medical, dental, and vision expenses. The company sponsored 401(k) retirement plan has an employer contribution match that is immediately vested. We invest in the professional growth of our employees through professional courses, certifications, and tuition reimbursement programs.

EEO Commitment

It is company policy to promote equal employment opportunities. All personnel decisions, including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, and termination, are made without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, citizenship status, veteran status, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

Reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities will be provided. If a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact Human Resources by emailing, or by dialing 703-575-8400.


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