Vistra Communications

Military Plans Officer

Job Locations US-FL-Doral
Posted Date 1 month ago(1/8/2018 1:31 PM)
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Vistra Communications has an immediate opening for a Military Plans Officer to join our team located in Doral, FL - SOUTHCOM. 


This position requries a TS/SCI Security Clearance. 



Core duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.


  • Responsible to assist USSOUTHCOM with Defense Readiness Reporting System (DRRS) implementation, sustainment, auditing, training, testing and set priorities to facilitate the processes. 
  • DRRS specialists will also conduct analysis of complex DRRS Related issues and develop concise recommendations. DODI 7730.66, Guidance for the Defense Readiness Reporting System, establishes and assigns
  • Responsibilities for readiness reporting throughout the DOD. Prioritize DRRS workload and be responsible for developing and completing Future DRRS work assignments and tasks in their entirety.
  • Independently prioritize daily DRRS workload and be responsible for developing and completing DRRS work assignments and tasks in their entirety.
  • 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.
  • Contractor personnel shall set up/operate/instruct the quarterly DRRS Center of Excellence (DCE) Operational Employment Course. Each 3-day course (average time frame, but subject to change) will consist of approximately 15 students per class from HQs DoD-wide. Each class shall be held in one of the conference rooms at HQ SOUTHCOM with laptops provided by SOUTHCOM Exercise support teams
  • The USSOUTHCOM DCE, is a DoD premier Center for DRRS training expertise and educational support established March 2011. The Center's Flagship DRRS Operational Employment Course is a JPME-certified (0.5 Joint Qualified Officer points), 3-day course with hands-on system-operation, power point presentations and scenario-based instruction. It culminates with a Table Top Exercise (TTX) and briefing to a senior SOUTHCOM officer (SES level), which reinforces the use of DRRS tools.
  • Shall ensure 100% that each course is conducted per slotted course schedule. A minimum of 2 contractors per course is required to efficiently conduct course.
  • Shall maintain and update the course periodically, assist in the coordination of recertification, as well as coordinating all administrative/IT support and teach the course. Shall schedule the rooms and coordinate the participation of SOUTHCOM Leaders for opening remarks and student back briefs.
  • 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 always 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.
  • 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.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Shall possess basic knowledge of the SOUTHCOM Area of Responsibility (AOR) and its mission, demonstrating the skills, knowledge, experience, proficiency, and training to perform, at a minimum, the services outlined in job description.
  • The Senior Readiness Analysts requires the military/DRRS knowledge, expertise and stature to be credible to instruct students at the Major (O-4) to Colonel (O-6) level.
  • Shall possess 3-5 years of experience in operational military planning at the tactical or strategic level.
  • 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 (May attend SOUTHCOM DRRS Course for certification).
  • Shall possess a current TOP SECRET security clearance and be able to obtain a TS/SCI clearance.
  • Military operational background at a Major Combatant Command, Service Headquarters, Joint Staff or OSD.
  • Experience as a Military Instructor - highly desired.



 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. DFWP. 


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