Polaris Alpha

  • MCS Team Lead

    Location JMRC Germany
    Req #
    Position Type
    Full Time
    FLSA Status
    Security Clearance
    Required Secret
  • Benefits

    In addition to a competitive salary, Polaris Alpha offers excellent benefits to full-time employees:

    • Medical, Dental, and Vision
    • Life and AD&D coverage at 3x annual salary
    • 401k plan, 4% non-elective contributions for all eligible employees and participants are 100% vested in plan from date of enrollment
    • 4+ weeks of PTO and 10 Paid Holidays observed
    • Education Assistance Program
    • Relocation may be considered
    • Benefits are subject to change

    Job Description

    ***Position is contingent on award***

    Polaris Alpha develops innovative solutions for the most significant challenges affecting our Nation's ability to collect, utilize, and defend digital information. We’re passionate about developing cutting-edge, creative solutions, and fostering a highly sought-out place of employment for many of the brightest minds in the industry. We are the best because we hire the best. At Polaris Alpha, we have developed a culture of going above and beyond the normal expectations in the delivery of our work. Our clients and employees are the number one reason why we’re successful, and that formula won’t be changing!

    The Joint Multinational Readiness Center (JMRC) is located in Bavaria, Germany at the Hohenfels Training Area (HTA), Grafenwohr Training Area (GTA), Amberg Training Area (ATA) and when directed by the government, other Country Training Areas (OCTA) in the US European Command (EUCOM) area of responsibility has a critical requirement for mission-support services to enhance and facilitate rotational unit training. This effort is for a non-commercial contract that consists of a 12-month period-of-performance and four additional option periods. JMRC is one of three Combat Training Centers (CTCs) in the U.S. Army, and the only one located outside the United States. JMRC plans and conducts maneuver training exercises for brigade‐size units preparing to conduct high‐intensity, counter‐insurgency, peacekeeping, and other military operations. The Training Center provides a myriad of indispensable capabilities to the U.S. Army, our European allies and other partners. Unique to this CTC is that JMRC integrates multinational participation into every rotation.
    The MCS Team Lead shall establish and maintain all MCS, Command, Control, Communications and Computers and Intelligence (C4I) communications, SIPRNET and other JMRC exercise / training networks, hardware and software systems. They shall provide set-up, integration, configuration, networking, maintenance, sustainment, life cycle replacement, training, accountability, help desk support for all current and fielded mission command systems and servers in order to provide support for all JMRC exercises and events. They shall establish and maintain connectivity/conductivity with the training hub and the rotational unit twenty-four (24) hours a day seven (7) days a week during all training rotations. The MCS Team Lead shall Provide MCS work station orientation for OC-Ts, TEF Evaluators, Higher Control (HICON) and Division Tactical Operations Center (DTOC) personnel on all MCS applications.
    Support includes basic operator knowledge, operator-level troubleshooting skills, basic understanding of Techniques, Tactics, and Procedures (TTP), classroom set-up, assistance to Program Manager Subject Matter Experts as Instructors, and assistance in the development of After Action Review (AAR) products from the tactical systems. They are responsible for staying current on all systems, software and hardware upgrades as furnished by the government. The Government will provide access to any required MCS and C4I new system or software. They shall coordinate, fund travel and training, track and validate all operator and system administrator training / certification. The MCS Team Lead shall Provide 24 hour and 7 day a week onsite MCS help desk support throughout the entire training exercise, unless otherwise directed by the government. The MCS Team Lead shall Provide Mission Command administrative services to support JMRC exercises. They shall provide technical services in support of the JMRC missions to include system administration services and network administration services setting up, configuring, maintaining and recovering servers when directed by the Government. They shall perform System Administration functions for exercise end-user clients associated with MCS, and/or exercise Information System (IS) devices (including but not limited to: workstation, networking equipment, and printing services) connected to unclassified and classified U.S. and coalition enterprise (Strategic), Tactical, and closed exercise networks. They shall provide recurring services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week during training events and 8 hours a day 5 days a week during all other time periods.

    Required Skills

    Bachelor's (or equivalent) in a related discipline with 8 - 10 years of experience, or a Master's with 6 - 8 years of experience.
    For SOFA (Article 73) Positions - A bachelor's degree plus 3 years of specialized experience, OR; An associate's degree plus 7 years of specialized experience, OR; A major certification plus 7 years of specialized experience, OR; 11 years of specialized experience.
    A Microsoft Certified Professional certification and NIST Cybersecurity Framework certification is preferred.
    This position requires 3 years of experience performing work of similar scope and size.
    Secret Clearance Required

    Desired Skills

    1. Possess excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to write clear and concise reports and the ability to create presentations in order to provide information, instructions and capable of explaining complex issues in a concise manner.
    2. Proficient in MS Office software products i.e. PowerPoint, Excel, and Word.
    3. Must be able to function in a public setting including having strong communication and public speaking skills. Must be able to function in an office setting, answer the phone, use office equipment, etc.
    4. This position requires skills such as walking, running, climbing, crawling, and jumping and other similar physical activities.
    5. The worker must be able to endure extreme climate conditions and be able to work in an outdoor setting.

    Physical Demands and Working Conditions:
    Normal office setting, therefore the noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Work is generally sedentary in nature, but may require standing and walking. Use of hands to operate computer equipment. Frequent near vision use for reading and computer use.

    EOE M/F/D/V
    Polaris Alpha is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


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