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DRRS Specialist (SOUTHCOM)

DRRS Specialist (SOUTHCOM)

ID 
2017-1085
Job Locations 
US-FL-Doral
Posted Date 
6/19/2017
Category 
Cleared Professionals

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Overview

Vistra is seeking specialized DRRS Specialist Support personnel who are trained with a high degree of relevant and current knowledge and situational awareness of SOF activities as well as other human and geo-political issues affecting SOCSOUTH plans and activities.  If you are interested in finding more out about this proposed effort, please apply today. 

Responsibilities

  • Independently prioritize daily DRRS workload and be responsible for developing and completing DRRS work assignments and tasks in their entirety.
  • Services shall be provided during normal working hours. Develop, maintain and conduct DRRS training, to include the quarterly DCE course, desk-side assistance for HQ staff and occasional assistance visits to subordinate commands. Train action officers (with persistent turnover) at Headquarters, Components and JTF.
  • Participate and provide timely input to critical actions addressed in weekly DRRS teleconferences, and other SVTCs (chaired by OUSD P&R and Dir JS) with other OSD and JS participants, COCOMs, SVCs and CSAs.
  • Conduct periodic software testing and validation in coordination with OSD developers and the DRRS Support Center.
  • Submit Software Management Submissions (as needed) to correct deficiencies or enhance DRRS functionality.
  • Lead/assist with monthly Command-wide DRRS assessments and other periodic reports/processes, providing guidance and assistance to action officers throughout the HQ, 5 components, 3 JTFs and 8 of the SCOs.
  • Respond to JS and OSD readiness-related taskings and submit timely assessments and reports.
  • Assist in Mission Essential Task List (METL) development and periodic refinement of tasks, conditions and standards. Provide technical expertise to load and revise the new JMETL after annual review and as needed off-cycle changes.
  • Provide liaison with OSD, Joint Staff, Subordinate Commands and others on readiness issues.
  • Assist in the development, validation and execution of readiness-related processes, procedures, instructions, directives and policies.
  • Assist in preparing GO/FOs to participate in senior readiness discussions, to include: the DRRS Executive Committees (DEXCOM),  a three-star level SVTC co-chaired by DUSD(R) and DJS, with membership from OUSD(P), OUSD (Comptroller), JS, Services, COCOMs and Director, DISA.
  • Assist in other readiness venues and activities, as directed (e.g., exercise assessments, GAO surveys, FO/GO briefings, etc)
  • Assist/lead other taskers assigned to the SOUTHCOM Readiness Branch by the chain of command, or as required by the branch chief.
  • HQ USSOUTHCOM Specialized Defense Readiness Reporting System (DRRS) services shall be maintained at acceptable levels at all times to assure critical support to the command despite fluctuating workloads and/or any peaks and valleys in the number of requirements handled. Acceptable time standards for the satisfactory resolution and completion of assigned work, tasks and objectives will be included for each project or requirement. No deviation to the set performance standard and certification standard is acceptable because of the critical nature of these items.
  • Shall independently prioritize daily DRRS workload and be responsible for developing and completing DRRS work assignments and tasks in compliance with established suspense’s, to the satisfaction of the government supervisor/SOUTHCOM branch chief.  Assist command (Dir, Components, JTFs, SCOs) with DRRS implementation, sustainment, auditing, training, testing, assessments, reports, conferences and briefings. Coordination with Office of the Secretary of Defense Personnel and Readiness, the Joint Staff, other Combatant Commands and Combat Support Agencies on DRRS related issues. Coordinate communication on readiness issues, mitigation requirements, software development requirements, and set priorities to facilitate the process.
  • Standard: Specialized Defense Readiness Reporting System (DRRS) services shall be maintained at all times to assure critical support to the command despite fluctuating workloads and/or any peaks and valleys in the number of requirements handled. Gathering, organizing and creating Monthly and Quarterly Readiness Concerns report for USSOUTHCOM for integration with the Joint Forces Readiness Review and Quarterly Readiness Metrics Briefing. Tasks shall be completed in a timely manner and to the satisfaction of the government supervisor/SOUTHCOM branch chief.
  • Must be available at work at applicable hours 97% of the time. No deviation to the set performance standard and certification standard is acceptable because of the critical nature of these items.  Any absences or gaps in coverage shall be in coordination with and approved by the government supervisor/SOUTHCOM branch chief.

Qualifications

  • Shall possess either 3 years direct experience with DRRS or 3-5 years experience in military planning at the operational or strategic level

  • 1 year experience instructing the Joint Staff certified DRRS Operational Employment Course.

  • Shall either be pre-trained and experienced with the DRRS system or acquire/demonstrate acceptable proficiency to use and instruct DRRS within 3 months of hire. A minimum of 1 year experience instructing the Joint Staff certified DRRS Operational Employment Course.

  •  Possess 2 or more years teaching/instructing/training in any area; Shall possess at least 2 years’ experience at a higher headquarters
  • Must be able to proficiently read, write, and speak English and write in proper, formal English grammar and sentence structure, in order to complete the research and written assignments. 

Vistra Communications, LLC (Vistra) is a growing communications and management support services company providing a range of services to corporate and federal clients including the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Department of Justice (DOJ) and other government agencies. Vistra is an SBA 8(a) and SDVOSB.

 

Vistra Communications is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or other protected status.