Obsidian Solutions Group Adversary Fires SME (Part Time) in Joshua Tree, California

Adversary Fires SME (Part Time)

Department: 1-CBRN-E

Location: Joshua Tree, CA


Adversary Fires SME (Part Time)


Primary Location: Joshua Tree, CA, US

Must be a U.S citizen

Security Clearance: Secret with the ability to obtain a TS/SCI

Job Summary

The Marine Corps Tactics and Operations Group (MCTOG) mission is to provide standardized advanced training and certification to Ground Combat Element (GCE) Operations Officers, Operations Chiefs, and select other GCE training specialists in GCE operations, combined arms planning and integration, and unit readiness planning at the company, battalion, and regimental levels to support GCE Training and Readiness (T&R) events.

The Adversary Fires SME (Part Time) will provide multi-discipline expertise across all spectrums of adversary fires to include organic and external supporting arms, aviation fire support, Naval Gun Fire support, associated weapons capabilities, and enemy tactics, techniques, and procedures. Candidate will be responsible to integrate both lethal and non-lethal threat effects into planning processes and applicable scenario events. In accordance with direction from the Exercise Support Scenario Developer, craft storylines and threads which create realistic adversaries for units undergoing training to respond.

Key Accountabilities

  • Possess in-depth understanding of peer, conventional, and asymmetric threat processes, procedures and capabilities as well as how these processes are designed to operate against U. S. and Allied forces in current and potential scenarios.

  • Remain informed of adversary fires systems upgrades and Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures (TTP) changes; adjust exercise data and processes as required.

  • Institute and manage the Adversary Fires processes built into the exercise design mechanism.

  • Provide proactive technical advice to Information Management Officers, Exercise Control Cell, Modeling and Simulations, and Communication Divisions.

  • Develop geographically correct and reality based threat capabilities, threads, and injects to facilitate opposition to MAGTF, Joint, and combined operations for inclusion into Master Scenarios Events List (MSEL) during Mission Rehearsal Exercises.

  • Assist in exercise product development utilizing threat fires processes; develop and provide capabilities for fires processes; perform as an Adversary Fires response cell role ISO exercises.

  • Assist in providing an overview of the tactical scenario construct regarding adversary fire support for development of supporting products, data repositories and configurations, and systems integration.

  • Participate in exercises as required.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Understanding of fire support systems in support of combat operations; knowledge of adversary capabilities, doctrinal methods, and procedures.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team.

  • Possess self-motivation and a high level of discretion to work effectively under minimal supervision.

  • Must be able to multi-task efficiently, work in a fast-paced environment on multiple projects, and have a strong attention for detail.

Experience and Education

  • Bachelor-s degree in a relevant field and 10 years of experience with specialized training required to include supporting arms expert or threat intelligence analyst; a combination of experience and education that provides appropriate skillset is considerable.

  • Career Level School (Expeditionary Warfare School (EWS) and Operations Tactics Instructor Officer (OTIO), Command and Staff, or service equivalent is preferred for those with an officer background. USMC Staff NCO Academy, Infantry Unit Leader Course (IULC), Operations Tactics Instructor Chief (OTIC), or service equivalent is preferred for those with an enlisted background.

  • U.S. Marine Corps or US Army officer/SNCO experience with one or more deployments to expeditionary or contingency operations required.

  • Knowledge of Joint and USMC targeting processes required.

  • Deployments to OIF/OEF highly preferred.

  • Experience with Unix (Solaris) and Windows Operating Systems desired.

  • Experience with operations centers, planning cells and operational planning teams desired.

  • Experience at the Battalion, Regiment, Division, MEF, and Joint levels desired.

  • Experience with Interagency and other governmental entities preferred.

Physical Requirements and Work Environment

  • Garrison work environment.

  • Routine work schedule: M-F 0700 to 1700.

  • Occasional extended working hours will be required to meet deadlines or during support to exercises.

  • Typically, employees sit comfortably to do their work, interspersed by brief periods of standing, walking, bending, carrying papers and books, and extensive periods requiring the use of computer terminals to accomplish work objectives.

  • Must be able to lift 75 pounds.

  • Must be able to work in austere conditions with temperature and environmental conditions experienced in the High Desert.


  • Domestic travel may be required for training and program coordination.

  • May be required to travel within CONUS to attend conferences/meetings.

  • Travel is estimated not to exceed 10%.


The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Company Overview

Obsidian Solutions Group (OSG) is a diversified consulting and technology company providing flexible and responsive solutions to federal, state, and local agencies and organizations. Our core domains are overseas and domestic mission support operations, collection/analysis/identification, and information technology. Obsidian Solutions Group is comprised of strategic and operational personnel who provide its clients deep domain expertise across a comprehensive spectrum of skill sets, allowing mission accomplishment and development of long-term capabilities.

Obsidian Solutions Group is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, any other non-merit factor, or any other characteristic protected by law.