Exercise Planner Job Description

Exercise Planner Job Description

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Exercise planner provides input to USARCENT’s theater security cooperation program working closely with G37 to develop and synchronize USCENTCOM/USARCENT readiness and partner shaping events while integration simulations support into exercise and training programs.

Exercise Planner Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Conduct in-depth research on specific exercise operations, lessons learned, and newly developed tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) used in the development of MSEL or simulation control injects that accurately replicates the operating environment the training is designed to support
Provides for and oversees logistics planning and expertise in the development of exercise support plans, ensuring adequate life support and logistics services are provided for USMC forces participating in USCENTCOM exercises
Working with staff at all levels to ensure exercise/test procedures and requirements are met
Serve as the subject matter expert and manage planning, organizing, and coordinating for drill and exercise programs related to disaster recovery operations
Coordinates and develops after action reports that meet exercise requirements
Works with staff at all levels to ensure after action lessons learned are documented and Corrective Action Plans are executed and issues/problems are resolved
Manages the execution and completion of all disaster recovery test activities
Collaborates with business continuity management, business unit management, external business partners and key IT staff members for the purpose of planning, directing, controlling and maintaining effective disaster recovery plan testing
Developing DR training and exercises/testing for outage, emergency, disasters for Enterprise Continuity of Operations (COOP) and DR
Developing learner-directed DR overview modules/templates with validation tests for Enterprise COOP and DR

Exercise Planner Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Exercise Planner

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: HSEEP, CCIE, CISSP, CCNA, CISA, CEH, PMP, USARPAC, III, IAM

Education for Exercise Planner

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the exercise planner job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Military, Education, Technical, Liberal Arts/Sciences, Engineering, Emergency Management, Computer Science, Science, Government, Homeland Security

Skills for Exercise Planner

Desired skills for exercise planner include:

Methods
Principles
Doctrine
Military training
Processes
Tactics
Applicable regulations involved in supporting military operations
Global Theater Security Cooperation Management Information System
Planning and
ATN

Desired experience for exercise planner includes:

5 years minimum experience in planning large scale military exercises
Possess excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, as there will considerable dialogue with both military and civilian high-level leadership
Applicant selected will be subject to government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements to access classified information and obtain a Top Secret SCI clearance
Must be able to work in a team environment (internal to PIC, external to joint and combined team)
Must be able to travel (up to 2 weeks at a time)
Skilled exercise planning officers with at least 5 - 10 years of practical experience with exercise planning in the Intelligence Community

Exercise Planner Examples

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Exercise Planner Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for an exercise planner. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for exercise planner
  • Developing instructor-led DR process modules with validation tests for Enterprise COOP and DR
  • Conducting DR training for customer teams
  • Assisting in establishing, tracking, and reporting DR training across Customer teams
  • Developing DR exercises/testing and toolkits for business unit exercises/testing
  • Developing DR exercises/testing and toolkits for cross functional business units exercises/testing
  • Developing location-specific DR training for Customer teams across the country
  • Assisting COOP and DR Program Managers and leads with COOP and DR exercises/testing
  • Assisting Program Manager and leads with exercises/testing
  • Managing DR Business Unit exercises/testing across customer teams
  • Managing DR cross functional business unit exercises/testing across customer teams
Qualifications for exercise planner
  • Requires a minimum of 2 years Combatant Command (CCMD) HQ experience or in support of a CCMD HQ
  • Position requires a minimum of 2 years operator/action officer level experience with joint exercise planning
  • Position requires a minimum of 2 years operator level experience with the Joint Training Information Management System (JTIMS)
  • Multi-theater operational or senior staff (CCMD and/or Joint Staff) experience desired if candidate has no USAFRICOM AOR staff experience
  • Must be eligible for or hold a SECRET U.S. security clearance
  • Applicant will have experience, and proven ability to organize and manage several projects at once
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Exercise Planner Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for an exercise planner. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for exercise planner
  • Managing and coordinating exercises/testing of COOP/DR plans and teams, to ensure recovery capabilities are actionable and effective
  • Delivering training and exercises/testing for executive-level crisis management teams, and facilitate completion of action items
  • Assisting in establishing, tracking, reporting, and identifying problem/solution pairs for conducted DR exercises/testing across Customer teams
  • Assisting in identifying DR Compliance internal and external requirements for exercises/testing and developing standard policies, process, and procedures for ensuring exercises/testing compliance and reporting
  • Assess MTT exercise performance and implement quality improvements as required
  • Attend CDC, IPC, MPC, and FPC for each designated ARCENT coalition partnership exercise
  • Plan and prepare Mission Scenario Event Lists (MSELs), Civilians on the Battlefield (COB) role playing instructions, operations orders and fragmentary orders (FRAGOs) to support training exercises
  • Prepare and deliver exercise concept/decision briefs for senior USARCENT leadership related to exercise requirements
  • Prepare products in MS Office, especially MS PowerPoint and MS Word
  • Assist in the development, maintenance, execution and presentation of the nuclear weapon accident incident response management courses, , the Nuclear Weapon Incident Response Training - OCONUS (NWIRT-O)
Qualifications for exercise planner
  • 5 years of experience with emergency management, continuity planning, or a related field within the last 8 years or 7 years of experience with active service in one of the branches in the military with some portion of the time as a non-commissioned or commissioned officer, including 5 years of experience with large-scale military exercise
  • Requires a minimum of Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university and 10 years of Military/DoD Civilian/DoD Contractor experience
  • Excellent classroom training and virtual training delivery skills for DR
  • Advanced knowledge of FCD 1 & 2, ISO 22301, NIST 800-34 and 37 standards and compliance relating to Business Continuity, COOP, and DR training and exercises/testing
  • Demonstrated advanced level of COOP/DR knowledge, with 5 to 8 years of COOP/DR experience in a corporate global setting including IT
  • Highly seasoned professional with sound management judgment and strong verbal and written communication skills, and diplomacy in handling sensitive information
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Exercise Planner Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for an exercise planner. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for exercise planner
  • Provide direct support to Marine Corps Installations Command (MCICOM) Installation Protection Program facilitating approved all hazards exercises within the Pacific region
  • Support the development and conduct of multiple installations and joint level all hazards exercises by facilitating meetings, and exercise planning, conduct, and assessment in support of the Marine Corps mission
  • Develop exercise documentation and presentations
  • In support of the MCI-Pacific regional Emergency Management Program, facilitate Concept and Objective (C&O), Initial, Mid, and Final planning meetings, and Master Scenario Event List (MSEL) conferences to produce exercise injects
  • Assist the MCI-Pacific regional command staff throughout the exercise planning process, to include
  • Must have a “MISSION FIRST” focus capable of operating autonomously in order to support all aspects of planning, coordination conduct and assessment for MCICOM approved all hazards exercises
  • Develop specific scripts of Master Scenario Events List (MSEL) or simulation control injects that initiate situational training and field level exercises
  • Coordinate annual exercise requirements with multiple installations in order to develop exercise support requirements for higher headquarters approval
  • Support Regional Exercise Team (RET) and Emergency Management Program Assurance Team (EMPAT) training in MCI-Pacific region, as required
  • Submit reports to direct supervisor at RET-West, as required
Qualifications for exercise planner
  • Excellent Project / Program Management skills - demonstrable track record successfully managing projects at the highest tactical levels, coordinating multi-discipline projects
  • Expert knowledge of IT recovery strategies plans, crisis communication planning, testing of all plans, lessons learned, and corrective action plans
  • Ability to influence and collaborate with internal and external resources
  • Effective team player that can resolve conflict and offer win-win solutions to complex business challenges
  • Successfully implemented datacenter failover/failback strategies in the past
  • Working knowledge of virtual server infrastructure design and implementation
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Exercise Planner Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of exercise planner. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for exercise planner
  • Provides logistics planning expertise to USMARCENT exercise planning teams, participates in initial planning conferences, mid planning conferences, final planning conferences, and exercises abroad
  • Reviews proposed exercises to ensure they are logistically supportable
  • Draft logistics input for inclusion in exercise planning documents
  • Drafts and adjusts exercise documents for the development and improvement of logistics programs, ensuring that exercise plans meet mission requirements and incorporates latest logistics support concepts
  • Plans, initiates, and coordinates a variety of logistics tasks relating to complex operational employment of military forces in a multi-national exercise
  • Integrates the actions and input of a variety of specialized logistics support activities
  • Assists, leads and/or serves on an Operational Planning Teams (OPTs)
  • Presents technical information to reviewers in oral and written formats
  • Must be able to absorb, refine and articulate policy, plans, procedures, actions, and milestones necessary for efficient conduct of joint training
  • Assist with Requirements, Plans, Execution, and Assessment of the Joint Training System
Qualifications for exercise planner
  • Understanding of virtual server capabilities, management and integration within an enterprise IT infrastructure
  • Working knowledge of network and storage architecture
  • The Senior Exercise Planner’s experience will include Exercise Planning, Development, and Execution efforts inclusive of Full Scale, Command Post, Table Top Exercises, the Joint Event Life Cycle Management, Planning Conference Organization, Exercise Plan Development and Master Scenario of Events List Development and documenting events
  • A Senior Exercise Planner requires a minimum of ten (10) years of practical experience in DOD and US Government Interagency exercises, such as the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff Exercise Program, Combatant Commanders Exercises, and the National Exercise Programs related to CBRN Responses
  • 8 years of experience as a DoD exercise planner
  • 8 years of experience with multi-field operations at operational and tactical levels, including using training software and equivalent IT systems for exercise planning
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Exercise Planner Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of exercise planner. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for exercise planner
  • Serve as an Event Team Lead
  • Maintain all required exercise requirements in the Joint Training Information Management System (JTIMS)
  • Applicant will be required to travel throughout the Asia Pacific region
  • Perform planning, facilitation, documentation development, and coordinate follow-up activities for TIR’s Cybersecurity Exercise Program (CEP)
  • Contribute to training and coordination between various cybersecurity organizations and the firm's lines of business
  • Work with Threat Intelligence and Cyber Event Managers to identify cyber risks, design threat scenarios, identify key stakeholders and participants, and execute the exercise against the planned scenarios and objectives
  • Perform in an analytic capacity to interpret key performance indicators to identify cybersecurity exercise performance and outcomes
  • Possess strengths in communication and developing interpersonal relationships, as coordination with internal/external cybersecurity and risk management groups will be critical
  • Provides logistics planning guidance and expertise in the development of exercise support plans
  • Ability to plan, initiate, and coordinate a variety of logistics tasks relating to complex operational employment of military forces in a multi-national exercise
Qualifications for exercise planner
  • 5 years of experience with the Joint Exercise Lifecycle (SDLC) planning process
  • 2 years of experience in the Asia-Pacific region
  • Command and General Staff College or Senior Service College preferred
  • SAMS Graduate a plus
  • Knowledge of Exercise Coordination
  • Knowledge of Exercise Design

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