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There is a need to fill 4 Office of Naval Research Science Advisor (SA) position. SAs typically serve 3 year appointments, and remain on the roles of their home activity. SAs serve on the staff of a major joint, Navy, or Marine Corps command; assist and advise the host Commander and staff in the identification of Warfighting Capability Gaps that have a critical impact on combat readiness; and serve as the primary interface between the command and the RDT&E community in finding & implementing solutions. As a Science Advisor, you must have a specific understanding of the current DoN S&T planning and experimentation process to focus on transition of technology. Positions require a TS/SCI clearance and the ability to go into the field. Typically, 20-40% of the Science Advisors time will be spent on travel. Top candidates have experience with senior-level briefings and negotiations concerning prioritization of technological requirements. Current needs include:
*Commander, U.S. Sixth Fleet, (C6F), Naples, Italy. The SA is concerned with programs relating to all aspects of joint and naval warfare, encompassing technical aspects of ship, submarine, aircraft, and stand-alone Navy and Marine Corps weapon and sensor platforms and systems. The scope of the work can range from enhancing utilization of existing equipment in the Fleet, to initiating projects to develop new capabilities for the Fleet. This position requires experience in research and development work related to military ship, submarine, and/or aircraft systems. (May require occasional sea duty and travel through the theater.)
*Commander, US Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT), Pearl Harbor, HI. The SA is responsible for understanding PACFLT's warfighting capability shortfalls, articulating priorities, reviewing and evaluating existing and emerging S&T technologies and technological concepts, and making recommendations to the PACFLT staff on actions to be taken. The SA must have a wide-ranging understanding of the current Navy, Joint and OSD S&T planning, acquisition and execution processes. the SA is responsible for coordinating, documenting, and communicating PACFLT's S&T needs and representing those needs to the DoN, and, as required, to the DoD S&T community. (May require occasional sea duty and travel throughout the theater.)
Commander, U.S. Fleet Force Command (USFF), Norfolk, VA. The SA is concerned with programs relating to coalition, joint and allied naval warfare, encompassing all technical aspects of air, surface, subsurface, space information, and electronic warfare weapons, platforms, and systems. This position requires experience in R&D work related to improvement of Navy missions such as force protection, C4ISR, maritime interception operations, missile defense, anti-mine warfare, littoral combat, and anti-submarine warfare.
*Commander, Naval Information Forces (COMNAVIFOR), Suffolk, VA.The SA will be concerned with programs relating to Information Warfare (IW) (i.e. command, control, communications, computers, combat systems, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C5ISR), Information Operations, Electronic Warfare, METOC, Space and Cyber). The SA position requires professional experience in R&D work related to Information Warfare (IW), concept-based development processes, acquisition and experimentation.
*Denotes Emergency Essential
25% or less - 20-40% travel may be required. Occasional sea duty may be required depending on the position.
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