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BMD OPS Planner - 9044 (Engineer 3)

Date: Nov 18, 2022

Location: San Diego, CA, California, United States

Company: HII's Mission Technologies division

Requisition Number: 9044 

Required Travel: 0 - 10% 

Employment Type: Full Time/Salaried/Exempt

Hours Per Week: 40 

Security Clearance: TS/SCI 

Level of Experience: Mid 


HII-TSD is currently seeking a Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) Operations Planner to work in San Diego, CA in support of Tactical Training Group Pacific (TTGP). HII provides BMD scenario, system and training support for COMTHIRDFLT and COMSEVENTHFLT assets during all phases of their training cycle. This includes implementing event technical plans, validating system functional operations and documenting results.  

The following statements of duties and responsibilities are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. These statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required within this position. Actual duties and responsibilities may vary depending upon assignments and other factors.


BMD Scenario Support

  • Develop BMD Master Scenario Event List (MSEL) key events, expected actions and scenario timeline to meet BMD training event objectives. Coordinate/de-conflict BMD timelines with other training objective timelines.
  • Schedule Integrated Broadcast Service-Simplex (IBS-S) information injects.
  • Operate Modeling and Simulation (M&S) systems and role play simulated constructive units, Mission Commander, Warfare Commander and/or Higher Authority roles.

BMD Systems Support

  • Review event participants C5I systems and provide a capability and imitation assessment and develop BMD communications and TDL architecture recommendations. Review BMD related communications products such as Satellite Access Request (SAR), EHF Service Plan (ESP) and Time Division Multiple Access Interface Processor (TIP) Port Plan (TPP) for content, accuracy and formatting.

BMD Training Support

  • Review draft BMD related OPTASKs and operational documents including warfare commander to forces: SPINS, OPGEN, OPTASKS, ATO, ACO, DIMS, etc., as well as BMD Mission Planning Higher Authority related documentation, guidance and procedures.
  • Review participating ship developed AEGIS Mission Planner (AMP) products. Assess and validate AMP RADAR doctrine development and set-up. Provide recommendations on the unit's preparation to meet the training mission objectives.
  • Review participating ship BMD C5I configuration procedures and tactical planning products and procedures including employment of Maritime BMD tactical doctrine, battle orders and fighting instructions, radar doctrine implementation and radar resource management. 
  • Provide technical and tactical SME feedback and observations of unit's performance to BMD standards.
  • Provide technical and tactical expertise to support tactical warfare training at TTGP. The expertise shall cover topics to include 6-8 hours of classroom instruction. Topics may cover threats, operations, capabilities and limitations, communications and tactical data links.


  • Provide technical SME analysis regarding BMD training and operations policy, and BMD deployment certification process.
  • Review BMD training program instructions and processes and develop recommendations to improve training realism. Provide recommendations on the coordination of the Navy's BMD Exercise Program with Fleet Forces Command (FFC) the type commander and Navy training agencies.
  • Review proposed BMD changes to operational requirements, Operational Plans, Navy-wide Operational Tasks, Fleet Directives and provide analysis of impacts to fleet training and operations and develop change recommendations. 
  • Review area of responsibility (AOR) air defense processes, policies, and procedures, including related Joint Service elements, identify seam issues and impacts, and develop potential resolution or mitigation recommendations.
  • Identify C3F training requirements for joint BMD training, and submit approved requirements to joint training working groups.
  • Attend meetings, conferences, and other BMD related events to collaborate and share BMD subject matter information.
  • Monitor Maritime Operations Center (MOC) BMD processes and information flows from subordinate BMD units and supporting commands, forward reports, and provide recommendations to the MOC officer and higher headquarters (HHQ).




  • 5 years relevant experience with Bachelors in related field; 3 years relevant experience with Masters in related field; or 0 years experience with PhD or Juris Doctorate in related field.
  • Scenario development, scripting, and role-playing experience, or recent Combat Systems Training Team experience
  • Simulation configuration and operation experience preferably using Joint Semi Automated Forces (JSAF) 5 years BMD subject matter expertise
  • BMD Combat Systems Coordinator/Watch Officer/Tactical Action Officer qualification with experience conducting BMD operations or equivalent joint/agency BMD operations
  • Project planning experience
  • Active TS/SCI clearance (Active SECRET may be accepted for a well qualified candidate)




  • Complete understanding and wide application of technical/tactical principle, theories, and concepts in BMD. Provide technical solutions to a wide range of complex difficult problems. Solutions are imaginative, thorough, practicable, and consistent with organization objectives.

  • Past experience working with TACTRAGRUPC/TACTRAGRULANT
  • Past service at a fleet Maritime Operations Center (MOC) or Missile Defense Agency (MDA) directly supporting BMD operations
  • Possess a Bachelor of Science degree
  • 20 years Surface Navy experience including technical management as a Naval Officer or Senior Enlisted supervising combat system configuration, operation, testing, maintenance, and repair

Physical Requirements

Office, industrial or shipboard environment. Capable of climbing ladders and tolerating confined spaces and extreme temperature variances. Lifting and moving of materials not to exceed the guidelines set for one man lift.

This opportunity resides with Live, Virtual, Constructive Solutions, a business group within HII’s Mission Technologies division. As a trusted partner to our military customers, we design, develop and operate systems that bring together service members from across the globe to help you train like you fight, because we understand that preparation requires full coordination—not readiness in piece parts.


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:


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