Obsidian Solutions Group Aviation Support SME (Part Time) in Joshua Tree, California

Aviation Support SME (Part Time)

Department: 1-Mission Support

Location: Joshua Tree, CA


Aviation Support SME (Part Time)


Primary Location: Joshua Tree, CA, US

Must be a U.S Citizen

Security Clearance: Secret

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 regiment levels to support GCE Training and Readiness (T&R) events.

The Aviation Support SME will provide training support to Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF) operations, combined arms training and unit readiness planning at the battalion and regiment levels. The Aviation Support SME shall provide white cell role-playing in a realistic simulated environment to the training audience during designated Marine Corps Tactical Operations Group (MCTOG) exercises.

Duties will include simulating all aspects of the employment of Tactical Air (TACAIR), Joint Air Interdiction (AI), Joint Close Air Support (JCAS), Airlift, and Aerial Support. The Aviation Support SME provide knowledge on the current employment of Joint Tactical Air Controller (JTAC) capabilities; Theater Rules Of Engagement (ROE) and Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures (TTP) related to the various theaters of operations required in the MCTOG exercises.

The Aviation Support SME will also teach, coach, and mentor the augment staff and training audience on the aviation required functions of MTWS, C2PC, and other necessary C2 and simulation systems and collaborative applications.

Key Accountabilities

  • Participate in the Air Tasking Order (ATO) and Airspace Control Order (ACO) planning process in order to integrate TACAIR into the ground scheme of maneuver.

  • Provide coaching, teaching, and mentoring to the training audience using intellectual knowledge and subject matter expertise in the military aviation community to develop and execute realistic integration and training for Command and Control personnel.

  • Fly aviation missions in simulation, realistically replicating missions per the ATO, ACO and SPINS, supporting established exercise processes and Joint standards creating realistic and relevant aviation integration for the training audience.

  • Employ knowledge on the current Theater ROE and TTP related to the various theaters of operations, and the employment of JTAC capabilities simulate all aspects of the employment of TACAIR, AI, JCAS, Airlift, and Aerial Support missions.

  • Provide assistance and expertise in creation of vignettes for exercise integration to increase realism of the utilization of aviation assets throughout the exercise.

  • Provide technical advice to Personnel, Exercise Control Cell, and Communication Division.

  • Prepare reports, briefs, and documents to support event scenario development and higher and adjacent headquarters functions with regards to aviation integration functions.

  • Participate in and conduct reviews and structured walk-throughs of events, operation orders and plans, and information gathering requirements.

  • Create and edit documents, analyze problem areas, and suggest feasible solutions.

  • Observe and provide training, product/process review, and after-action feedback to aviation personnel operating at the Secret security level during MCTOG supported exercises and events.

  • Contributes to exercise orders, CONOPs, and operations process cycles across all six warfighter functions and social media.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Must have extensive knowledge of Close Air Support TTPs and be able to pass a written exam upon request from the MCTOG Staff.

  • Possess skill and effectiveness in oral and written communications for preparing and coordinating a variety of written communications, actions, OPLANS, and briefings.

  • Possess a good working knowledge of computer software applications, such as word processing, database retrieval, slide preparations, and spreadsheet design.

  • Must demonstrate a good attitude and ability to work as a member of a team.

  • Possess self-motivation and a high level of discretion to work effectively under a minimum level of 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

  • For qualified military TACAIR aviators, a bachelor degree is preferred, along with eight (8) years of operational experience with one (1) operational deployment. For qualified military JTACS, a bachelor degree is preferred. However, for JTACs, eight (8) years of operational experience with one (1) operational deployment may be considered in lieu of a degree.

  • Military-rated aviators are required to have completed one of the United States military service (USA, USAF, USMC, USN) pilot or navigator flight training programs. Possession of a pilot or navigator Military Occupation Specialty (MOS) or Air Force Specialty Code (AFSC) is required. JTACs are required to have completed one of the United States military service (USA, USAF, USMC, USN) joint terminal attack controller training programs. Possession of a JTAC Military Occupation Specialty (MOS) or Air Force Specialty Code (AFSC) is required.

Physical Requirements and Work Environment

  • Garrison work environment including but not limited to:

  • occasional field/tactical environments

  • occasional extended working hours will be required


  • May be required to travel OCONUS to conduct installation, training or maintenance.

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


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.