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Joint Exercise Planner (Training Rep 4)- 6342

Date: Jul 30, 2022

Location: San Antonio, TX, US, 78228

Company: HII's Mission Technologies division

Requisition Number: 6342 

Required Travel: 26 - 50%

Employment Type: Full Time/Salaried/Exempt

Hours Per Week: 40 

Security Clearance: TS/SCI 

Level of Experience: Senior 


Job Description

HII – Mission Technologies is currently seeking a Joint Exercise Planner to work onsite in San Antiono, TX.


HII – Mission Technologies provides mission-critical engineering and technical service to Information Technology, Federal Civilian, and National Security, Aerospace & Defense and International government and commercial customers at over 100 locations worldwide.

Essential Job Responsibilities

  • Individual will support the USSOUTHCOM J7/9 Training and Exercises Division as a Joint Exercise Planner for USSOUTHCOM Joint Exercises.
  • Applicant may be required to travel throughout the Central and South American region. Travel will be reimbursed in accordance with the Joint Travel Regulations (JTR).  Candidate will provide support to J7/9 both on-site at USSOUTHCOM, Doral, FL, and various Joint Exercise locations.
  • Provide expertise on the policy, plans, procedures, actions, and milestones necessary for efficient planning, development, execution, and evaluation of Combatant Command Joint training and exercises, in accordance with regulatory guidance.
  • Support the analysis/improvement of USSOUTHCOM Joint Exercise program and the implementation of the joint training system to improve Joint readiness.
  • Work as a member of a Joint Training Team and analyze/support the policy, plans, procedure, actions, and milestones necessary for efficient conduct of joint training and exercises.
  • Support the Commander in the establishment, revision and execution of a comprehensive, organization-wide Joint Exercise program and working on various projects that involve aspects of joint training and exercises, to include Senior Leader Seminars.
  • Have familiarity with the Joint Training Information Management System (JTIMS) as the repository of Joint Training and Exercise data and update as required.
  • Support USSOUTHCOM headquarters and C/JTFs in developing and identifying training objectives for each of the METL tasks for designated exercises or training events.
  • Assist designated JTFs in formulating their own joint training and exercise plans.
  • Provide technical support to assist in the design, coordination, and publication of supporting readiness products.
  • Coordinate resources in support of workshops, training and exercise activities and support, through exercise planning/execution.
  • Provide monthly progress reports which detail progress and/or issues.
  • Serve as action officer for all USSOUTHCOM training and exercise matters to include: rewriting and updating USSOUTHCOM Instructions, writing information/decision papers regarding USSOUTHCOM training and exercise matters, briefing and conducting in-progress reviews as required.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 10 years relevant experience with Bachelors in related field; 8 years relevant experience with Masters in related field; or High School Diploma or equivalent and 14 years relevant experience.
  • Applicant must possess operational experience, working knowledge of joint operation staff functions, and be familiar with Joint training and exercise planning, Service capabilities, and joint operations.
  • Joint exercise planning experience and first-hand knowledge/experience with JTF operations/missions and doctrine required.
  • Applicant must have experience assigned to or working at the CCMD headquarters level, and experience in DoD/JTF training and exercises.
  • Must have the ability to work independently in formulating detailed, long-range joint training plans, develop information and decision papers, and brief senior leaders in areas of subject matter expertise.
  • Familiarity with the Joint Training System, Universal Joint Task List, Joint Missions Essential Task Development, Defense Readiness Reporting System, Joint Event Life Cycle (JELC), and the Joint Training Information Management System (JTIMS) is a must.
  • All candidates will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation and drug screening per HII requirements.
  • Clearance- Must possess and maintain a TS/SCI

Preferred Requirements

  • At least 5 years at the active duty O4, or above, level preferred.
  • Experience with USSOUTHCOM Joint Exercises is a plus.
  • Understanding of U.S. Special Operations and taskings is desired.
  • Possess basic knowledge of exercise funding programs, desired.
  • Understanding of/experience in a joint service environment is desired.
  • Ability to speak Spanish is a plus.

Physical Requirements

May require working in an industrial or shipboard environment. Capable of climbing ladders, standing for extended periods and tolerating confined spaces and extreme temperature variances.

This opportunity resides with Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, a business group within Mission Technologies, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries. From towers to processors, we design, develop, integrate and manage the sensors, systems and other assets necessary to support integrated intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) operations, exploitation and analysis for the Intelligence Community, the military services, geographic and functional combatant commands and DoD agencies. 

HII is a global engineering and defense technologies provider. With a 135-year history of trusted partnerships in advancing U.S. national security, HII delivers critical capabilities ranging from the most powerful and survivable naval ships ever built, to unmanned systems, ISR and AI/ML analytics. HII leads the industry in mission-driven solutions that support and enable a networked, all-domain force. Headquartered in Virginia, HII’s skilled workforce is 44,000 strong. For more information, please visit:

Huntington Ingalls Industries is an Equal Opportunity/Vets and Disabled Employer. U.S. Citizenship may be required for certain positions.


Nearest Major Market: San Antonio