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SME Cyber ISR Group Training Advisor – Intelligence Staff Support Specialist

ARA is looking for a dynamic candidate to provide the 659 ISRG with cyber Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) operations training support. The candidate must be versed in group level training, certification, and evaluation operating processes and instructions. Additionally, the candidate will be responsible for developing Job Qualification Standards for 17 separate work roles and determining certification processes. The candidate will build training schedules and translate United States Cyber Command's (USCC) Cyber Mission Force (CMF) training model. Additionally, the candidate will establish relationships with government, industry and academia to ID alternate courses to meet USCC CMF training requirements. The candidate will provide recommendations to 659 ISRG on inputs/changes to Air Force Instruction Cyber requirements and provide staff support to client’s executive staff as needed.

This offer is contingent upon contract award and in certain cases approval of your qualifications for the position by the Prime contractor and the government agency.

SME Cyber ISR Group Training Advisor – Intelligence Staff Support Specialist - Contingent Security Clearance Requirements:
TS/SCI with CI Poly

SME Cyber ISR Group Training Advisor – Intelligence Staff Support Specialist - Contingent Required Experience:
  • Masters with 10+ years' experience, or BS with 18+ years' experience or AS with 22+ years' relevant experience
  • 8+ years of experience with current Air Force Cyberspace and ISR capabilities
  • 8+ years of experience as a Training Manager within Cyber or Intel units
  • 2+ years of experience with managing or responding to formal tasking from senior leadership or HHQ
  • Previous experience as a Unit Training Manager (UTM) using Instructional Systems Development (ISD)
  • Experience with clearly, concisely documenting and delivering Cyber and ISR training requirements
  • Experience with Microsoft Office applications
  • Ability to think logically and act decisively in critical situations with minimal oversight and supervision,
  • leveraging problem-solving techniques
  • Ability to operate independently or as part of a small team

SME Cyber ISR Group Training Advisor – Intelligence Staff Support Specialist - Contingent Desired Experience:
  • Experience with performing US Cyber Command (USCC), Air Force Cyber, or the Air Force Service
  • Cryptologic Component and national agency enterprise missions
  • Knowledge of Air Force ISR or Cyberspace policy directives and guidance

A Letter of Commitment is required for this contingent offer.

About Us:
Applied Research Associates, Inc. (aka ARA) is an employee-owned international research and engineering company known for providing technically superior solutions to complex and challenging problems in the physical sciences. We were founded in Albuquerque, NM in 1979 as the disco era was, thankfully, closing out and the personal computer era was beginning. We employ over 1,500 professionals and continue to grow. ARA offices throughout the U.S. and Canada provide a broad range of technical expertise in defense, civil, and health technologies, computer software and simulation, systems analysis, environmental technologies, and testing and measurement. Around ARA you are equally likely to hear a conversation about Kubernetes clusters as you are a debate on merits of a reverse polish notation (RPN) calculator!

While this is all of the Year One and Beyond stuff, Day One is highly impressive too. These are things like our competitive salary (DOE), Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), benefits package, relocation opportunities, and a challenging culture where innovation & experimentation are the norm. At ARA, employees are our greatest assets so we give our employees the tools, training, and opportunities to take active roles as owners. The motto, “Engineering and Science for Fun and Profit” sums up the ARA experience. The company realizes employee ownership spawns greater creativity and initiative along with higher performance and customer satisfaction levels.

ARA is passionate about inclusion and diversity in our workplace. In 2018 40% of our new employees voluntarily self-identified as protected veterans. (Source-AAP EOY 2018 Veterans Data Collection Report). Additionally, the Southeast Division looks not only for the right skills, but also for a cultural fit. We seek colleagues who will contribute to the unique culture that makes ARA such a great place to work. Some of the social impact aspects we have implemented at our division include monthly get-togethers, team outings to local baseball games in the summer, board game lunches, holiday party, corn hole tournaments, chili cook-offs and so on. We are also very proud of our Women’s Initiative Network (WIN) whose purpose is to motivate, support, and encourage professional career development for women to maximize career and professional accomplishments. For additional information and an opportunity to join this unique workplace, please apply at