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The Digital Leader Development Center at the US Army Combined Army Center is looking for a Deputy Director:

As a senior Program Manager, you will be responsible for policy development, planning, organizing, directing and coordinating the directorate’s educational policies. …

Responsibilities

Plans and oversees administration of day to day directorate activities, to include the development, justification and execution of an operating budget and operational plans to provide travel and professional development services for the Directorate

Manages projects in the formulation and implementation of simulation education policy, plans, and programs. Directs, manages, coordinates, and evaluates the projects, products and personnel within the directorate.

Represents the organization at action officer meetings, working groups, Integrated Process and Concepts Teams, Council of Colonels, and General Officer Steering Committees.

Evaluates reports by analyzing facts and performing appropriate research and prepares detailed responses. Determines appropriate recommendations for unresolved or questionable problems and performs follow-up.

Oversees the course development, instructor training, and presentation of all digital leader training in the curriculum.

Coordinates and provides guidance to department personnel serving as instructors, subject matter experts, branch and functional area proponents, system administrators, and software and hardware technicians.

You must be a US citizen and eligible for security clearance. Additional details are available via USA Jobs. The closing date is February 8.


BAE Systems is looking for a wargame designer:

BAE Systems is seeking a Wargame Designer in support of a major Marine Corps Wargaming program in Quantico, VA. Responsible for the design, development, and execution of wargame programs. Lead and guide a team of government, military, and contractor personnel through the entire wargaming process. Work closely with government sponsors to develop wargame problem, purpose, and objectives. Develop a custom wargame design that addresses objectives and research questions. Develop wargame products and materials to include: wargame player instructions, wargame player templates, wargame facilitation guides, road to war, orders of battle, friendly and enemy assessments, political guidance, and concepts of operation (CONOPS) or operations orders (OPORDS). Oversee the execution of wargames by managing a Control Cell, directing player activity, and facilitating player discussions. Contribute to analytic tasks that include: assessment and synthesis of game results, structuring and writing wargame reports, and coordination of post-game products.

The ideal candidate will be a good critical thinker and process-oriented planner; be a facilitator and negotiator; possess a strong background in Marine Corps and Navy issues; be a strong planner; and be able to perform in high-paced, multi-tasking office environments. Professional experience with Title 10 or Joint/OSD wargaming–especially wargame design experience or knowledge–is preferred. 

A current DOD Secret clearance is required, with the ability to acquire TS/SCI. Details at the link above.

Sandia National Labs: internships in cyber wargaming

Sandia National Labs are looking for an undergraduate or graduate intern to work on cyber wargaming, specifically to help them design an experimental wargame to study cyber conflict between states. This is part of a three year project, called Tracing House, to study cyber deterrence strategic dilemmas through experimental wargaming. At the end of the project, they hope to develop new analytical methods and tools to identify strategies by human actors in cyberspace and examine how tradeoffs can impact stability and deterrence.

The full postings can be found here:

The minimum requirements for these postings are:

  • Currently attending and enrolled full time (or scheduled to graduate in the spring) in an accredited undergraduate program
  • Pursuing a science, engineering, or math major
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0
  • Ability to work up to 40 hours per week during the summer
  • U.S. citizenship

Wargaming positions at SPA

Systems Planning and Analysis (a mid-sized defense contractor headquartered in the DC metro area) has recently broken ground on a new Wargaming and Conference Center at their facility and are recruiting for two new wargaming positions. These positions will directly support clients in the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (OUSD R&E), but SPA also conducts wargames for the Services and Joint community. Most of their current wargame efforts focus on emerging technology and the future operating environment.

One position is more senior and geared towards an experienced wargamer who can quickly take on tasks and their own wargame effort and the other is for a more junior analyst who can focus on wargame development and execution and grow into a design role. Both positions require the ability to attain a DoD security clearance.

Further information can be found at the links above.

CNA is seeking an experienced wargamer

CNA is hiring an experienced wargamer for its Gaming and Integration Program. They are looking for someone with significant design experience with demonstrated ability to independently design and facilitate wargames, TTXs, and workshops. This will be a joint position between CNA’s Center for Naval Analyses (the FFRDC) and CNA’s Institute for Public Research (non-FFRDC arm), so interagency experience is a plus.

Additional information on the position and application details can be found here.

CNA endorses the Derby House Principles and is committed to diversity and inclusion in wargaming.

Maritime Warfare Centre is recruiting!

The Maritime Warfare Centre is tasked by Navy Command Headquarters to conduct Operational Analysis (OA) studies and trials/experiments for UK Maritime forces. The MWC is based within HMS COLLINGWOOD in Fareham and consists of around 100 staff from the Royal Navy and Royal Marines, international exchange officers, MOD civilians, contractors and Dstl analysts.

Our colleagues in the MOD team at the MWC are advertising to recruit a new analyst to join the wargaming team. From the JO:

MWC Wargame Operational Analyst 2 (MWC-WARGAME OA 2) will work as part of the MWC wargaming team on a diverse and evolving range of requirements in support of RN tactical development. Their primary responsibility is leading and/or contributing to the design, delivery, and analysis of wargames (particularly a series of three annual games sponsored by the Fleet Commander), either individually or as part of a team, and the active development of wargaming methodologies and tools to support MWC activity.

The role would ideally suit someone with strong communication skills (both written and oral) who has experience of applying analytical methodologies to support decision making processes. Actively seeking opportunities to identify and utilise relevant wargaming tools (including software) and techniques used in industry and elsewhere in Defence, particularly the Defence Wargaming Centre (DWC) at Dstl, will also form part of the role.

While the focus of this role will be wargaming, the job holder will be part of the larger MWC operational analysis team which works across a variety of specialisations. As such, there may be the opportunity to support analysis of RN trials and exercises, either from the UK or deployed for short periods onboard RN or Allied warships and support vessels.

85716 Maritime Warfare Centre – Wargame Operational Analyst (Note that this is a MOD C2 post)

The closing date for applications is the 11th of December 2020.

POC is: Paul Shott, Wargaming Team – Maritime Warfare Centre

Position: Director, US Air Force Air and Space Operations Wargaming Laboratories

The United States Air Force Academy is hiring a Director (GS12) for its Air and Space Operations Wargaming Laboratories.

The primary purpose of this position is to serve as the Air and Space Operations Wargaming Laboratories Director to coordinate education, research, and laboratory activities administered by the Department of Military Strategic Studies. Advises academy leadership on all aspects of policy, planning, project management, budget, wargaming, and research.

Responsibilities

Manages educational activities in DFMI facilities; develops and maintains policy and operational standards for DFMI labs and facilities.

Provides assistance and training for faculty members and researchers in laboratory operations and educational activities associated with the laboratories.

Develops, directs and conducts education programs accomplished in DFMI facilities.

Additional details and the application procedure can be found at USA Jobs. More information on the department can be found here. At the time of posting, applications are open until November 23.

h/t James Sterrett

Slitherine Games is hiring

Slitherine Games–who produce a broad range of commercial games, but who also work with the UK Defence Science and Technology Laboratory and others on developing and adapting wargames for professional useis hiring.

If you are interested in a career in wargaming, this could be your chance. Moreover, we have been in a terrific dialogue with Slitherine regarding the Derby House Principles on diversity and inclusion in wargaming, and they have made very clear their desire to see more hires from non-traditional and underrepresented groups.

Teachers and other mentors—please share this widely.

Wargaming Instructional Fellow, US Army War College

bp0277_us_army_war_college_decal_grandeThe US Army War College is seeking a Wargaming Instructional Fellow.

This is a part-time civilian position at the U.S. Army War College (USAWC) as provided under Title 10 USC 4021. Initial appointment will be for 6 months. The appointment may be renewed for up to one year in total. The position is structured for current or recently matriculated undergraduates with an interest in developing and teaching educational wargames for use in strategic-level education.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with professional strategic game developers and faculty to design, develop and teach custom strategic games in graduate-level curriculum and to inform senior leader decision making
  • Collaborate with Department of Defense Officials to determine the scope and applicability of wargames as a technique for conducting research into issue of military strategic importance
  • Serve as a member of a gaming team in teaching games in graduate-level education and inform senior leader decision making
  • Participate in wargames and workshops, and write and publish on matters of importance related to strategic wargaming
  • Engage in internal and external service in support of institutional missions

Applicants must be US citizens, and will be rated based on the following criteria:

1. Pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree or a recent graduate with Bachelor’s Degree in a field relevant to strategic gaming.
2. Understanding of game principles or theory.
3. Strong written and oral communication skills – able to develop and teach a game’s fundamentals or outcomes to students
4. Ability to learn and act in a fast-paced environment.
5. A high level of energy and motivation.
6. Demonstrated potential to work with a team of wargamers, faculty and other leaders to conceptualize, program, test, teach, or document games for use by students.
7. Active involvement in networks relevant to wargaming or gaming.

You will find full details at USAJOBS. The application deadline is April 10, 2020.

Professor of Strategic Game Design, US Army War College

bp0277_us_army_war_college_decal_grande.jpegThe US Army War College is seeking a Professor of Strategic Game Design.

This is a full-time civilian faculty position at the U.S. Army War College (USAWC) as provided under Title 10 USC 4021. Initial appointment may be up to four years, with the first year a trial period. The appointment may be renewed in one- to five-year increments thereafter. Academic rank and salary will be based on the selectee’s academic credentials, experience, and professional accomplishments.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with strategic leaders and faculty to develop and teach custom strategic and serious games for use in graduate-level curriculum and to inform senior leader decision making
  • Develop and teach protocols and systems to virtual existing strategic games to allow online play in support of distance education
  • Serve as a thought-leader on the implications to game programming of innovations such as 3-D technologies, artificial intelligence, big data, remote and autonomous systems
  • Serve as the Army War College expert on the potential revolutions in game design that will impact the character of strategic gaming and the education of senior leaders
  • Assist in the development and delivery of graduate-level curriculum which focuses on strategic and serious gaming; teach at least one elective each academic year
  • Participate in wargames and workshops, and write and publish on matters of importance related to strategic/serious game programming and wargaming
  • Engage in internal and external service in support of institutional missions

You will find full details at USAJOBS. The application deadline is April 7. Only US citizens eligible for a Secret may apply.

 

Dstl needs you!

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…well, they do if you’re a UK national with expertise in wargaming.

The UK MOD’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory is looking for five people to join their wargaming team:

  1. 1614750 Wargame & Computer Simulation Analyst(x2)
  2. 1614762 Senior Wargaming Analyst(x1)
  3. 1614765 Wargaming Analyst(x1)
  4. 1614740 Principal Historical Analyst(x1)

These job opportunities are open to UK nationals onlyand are not open to candidates who hold a dual nationality. The closing date for applications is Sunday, January 20.

Details at the links above. For more on what the Dstl wargaming team does, see this and this and this and this and this. You may even get a Dstl Portsdown West wargaming mug out of it!

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Wargaming positions at Dstl

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The UK Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) is looking for three people to join their wargaming team:

These job opportunities are open to UK nationals only and are not open to candidates who hold a dual nationality. The closing date for applications is Sunday, January 14.

The Dstl wargaming team are a terrific bunch, and do some really great work. You’ll find accounts of my visits there here and here.

(Note: we’re just posting the job opportunities on behalf of Dstl, and cannot respond to queries regarding them.)

 

Simulation manager wanted

Critical Ops is looking for a Simulation Manager to plan and facilitate emergency preparedness training simulations. Details are below(pdf).

Simulation Manager_Critical Ops JOB

Note: PAXsims is not involved in this position in any way, so please do not contact us about it. There’s no closing date on the announcement, but there’s likely little point in contacting them several weeks after this posting.

Reminder: Wargaming position at US NWC

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Chair, Wargaming Department NWC Position

This a reminder that the deadline for applying for the position of Chair, Wargaming Department, US Naval War College is this Friday, 6 May 2016.

For details of the position and how to apply, see the NWC website.

US NWC seeks Chair of Wargaming Department

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The US Naval War College is looking for a Chair of its Wargaming Department:

CHAIR, WARGAMING DEPARTMENT
U.S. NAVAL WAR COLLEGE SEEKS
CHAIR, WARGAMING DEPARTMENT
AD-1701-09

The United States Naval War College (NWC) anticipates a full-time faculty opening in the Center for Naval Warfare Studies (CNWS) in Newport, RI, and invites applications for the position of Chair, Wargaming Department.

The Naval War College (NWC) is a Professional Military Education (PME) institution serving the nation, the Department of Defense and the U.S. Navy. The College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and offers a Master of Arts degree in National Security and Strategic Studies and a MA in Defense and Strategic Studies.

The position operates under the direction of the Dean, CNWS. CNWS serves as the nexus for broad-based, advanced research on the naval contribution to a national strategy. The Center produces scholarship and original research and fosters critical and innovative thinking on current and evolving operational challenges of importance for the Navy and the nation. The Center links the Naval War College to the fleet and policymakers in Washington by serving as a focal point for strategic and operational thought.

Wargaming Department: War gaming is an integral component of the Joint Professional Military Education (JPME) program at the NWC. The Wargaming Department contributes to this by conducting high quality gaming, research, analysis and education to support the broader missions of the College. As a recognized center of excellence for wargaming coupled with the renewed emphasis on gaming throughout the Department of Defense and the US Navy, the Wargaming Department is continually innovating and adapting to the changing security environment, developments in military and commercial technology, and to the needs of the DoD and the Navy—while simultaneously leading and leveraging advances in gaming and analytical practices and tools.

Responsibilities: As the prospective head of the Wargaming Department the Chair: (1) oversees a dynamic group of faculty, staff, military and contractor personnel in the effective execution of the wargaming schedule and assures the quality and timeliness of the resultant analytical products; (2) leads the adaptive change necessary to resourcefully capitalize on the established core attributes of the department to strengthen critical thinking, speed up the learning cycle and create opportunities to advance the art of wargaming; (3) in conjunction with the Dean, CNWS, develops a wargaming research program that will meet these needs of the Navy, supports the goals of the College and when directed supports other stakeholders though wargames and related activities consistent with the resources available; (4) works collaboratively across CNWS, the Naval War College and to external staff and stakeholders to carry out the College’s research, educational and outreach missions; (5) manages the Wargaming Department budget to include funding for information systems and other material resources and the funding for contractor support to the department and various other entities within the College; (6) maintains a far-reaching network of contacts within the naval and defense, academic, international, and commercial sectors.

Qualifications and Competencies: The College seeks candidates recognized as experts in the field of defense and military research and analysis with an understanding of and experience in wargaming. Qualified candidates must have an advanced degree from an accredited university; a Ph.D. is preferred though other candidates demonstrating an exceptionally high level of accomplishment and experience will be considered. As this a key leadership position at the College, experience serving in senior leadership positions in complex organizations, preferably in the national security or military arena and/or academia, is required. Expertise in a national security field, military operations or in research and analysis is required. Candidates’ accomplishments must merit appointment as a full professor at the College. The successful candidate must demonstrate an in-depth understanding and knowledge of current strategic and operational challenges facing Navy leadership in the international and regional security environments. Candidates must demonstrate evidence of their expertise through a combination of education, research and practical experience. This position requires that candidates must be capable of obtaining a Department of Defense TOP SECRET/SCI security clearance. The selected candidate will be subject to a pre-employment drug screening test and to random drug testing thereafter.

Salary Considerations: Rank and salary commensurate with experience and credentials in accordance with the Department of the Navy Faculty Schedule.

Application Process: Candidates desiring to apply for this position should reference VA#NWC-16-15 and submit their application electronically to cnwsvacancy@usnwc.edu. The application package should include an application cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three references. Any current or prior military service should be described including assignments, positions held, highest rank attained, and dates of service in the CV or resume. Applications will be accepted until May 7, 2016. Questions should be directed to the Chair of the Selection Committee, Dr. Andrew Winner at Andrew.winner@usnwc.edu. The Naval War College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

h/t Stephen Downes-Martin 

Wargaming faculty position, US Naval War College

nwc-logo-colorThe Center for Naval Warfare Studies at the US Naval War College is seeking to make a faculty appointment in their Wargaming Department. You’ll find details of the position below.

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: VA#NWC-16-11

TITLE: Asst/Assoc/Full Professor

DEPARTMENT: Wargaming

PP-SERIES-GR: AD-1701-03/05/07

OPEN PERIOD: 15-January-2016 to 15-February-2016

WHO MAY APPLY: All Qualified U.S. Citizens

Candidates must be U.S. citizens and capable of obtaining a Department of Defense TOP SECRET/SCI security clearance.

 

Wargaming Department

The United States Naval War College in Newport, RI, anticipates full-time faculty openings in the Wargaming Department of the Center for Naval Warfare Studies and invites applications for the position of Professor with rank and salary commensurate with experience and credentials.

The Naval War College is a graduate-level Professional Military Education institution serving the nation, the Department of Defense and the U.S. Navy. The College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, and offers a Master of Arts degree in National Security and Strategic Studies. Additional details regarding the War College can be obtained by visiting the Naval War College web site at www.usnwc.edu .

The War Gaming Department supports the academic curriculum with operational level student games and supports the Navy and the wider Department of Defense community with research, analyses and war games that address key current operational issues and future concepts.

The incumbent will use his or her experience, background, training, and education to provide analysis, war game design, development, direction, and subject matter support to a wide variety of games, analyses and research projects. The Department seeks candidates with credible academic achievements and particular expertise in leading a team through academic or military analysis, planning, and gaming.

Essential qualifications include a master’s degree and experience designing and conducting games, conducting military analysis, operations research analysis or directly related war gaming experience. Other desired qualifications may include: completion of Joint Professional Military Education Phase I, a Ph.D. or other earned doctorate and a proven record in project management and research leadership. Candidates must be U.S. citizens capable of obtaining a Department of Defense security clearance at the TOP SECRET/SCI level.

The selected candidate will be subject to a pre-employment drug screening test and to random drug testing thereafter. Any current or prior military service should be described including assignments, positions held, highest rank attained, and dates of service.

Applicants should reference VA#NWC-16-11 and forward their application package to: cnwsvacancy@usnwc.edu. The application package should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae or resume, and three references. Applications will be accepted until February 15, 2016.

Questions can be e-mailed to Dr. Peter Dombrowski at dombrowp@usnwc.edu.

The Naval War College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

It is my understanding that another position may be announced in the Wargaming Department in the summer.

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