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Aviation Foreign Internal Defense (AvFID) Support SME
Lukos Tampa, FL
$60k-83k (estimate)
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Lukos is Hiring an Aviation Foreign Internal Defense (AvFID) Support SME Near Tampa, FL

Aviation Foreign Internal Defense (AvFID) Support SME
Minimum Qualifications Summary
Certification & Education
  • Master’s degree in relevant field (e.g., Management, Administration, Program Management, Operations Research, Economics, or Social Sciences)
Experience Required
  • 10 years’ experience in SOF Aviation in AFSOC, USASOC, and/or USSOCOM
  • 12 years combined Joint, SOF, Interagency, and regional experience working military operations to include special operations conducted in a joint, combined, and interagency environment.
  • Joint, SOF, Interagency, and regional experience (15 years combined)
  • Institute for Security Cooperation’s Studies (ISCS) Security Cooperation Course Qualified
  • Completed, one Joint Staff, combatant command, or multi-national staff tour 
  • Graduated from a Joint Professional Military Education course, Intermediate Development Course, or a Senior Professional Military Education Course
  • 5 years’ experience using communication skills, both written and oral, to include preparation of written products for senior leader (general officer/flag officer/senior executive service level) use and the ability to communicate at all levels in a highly professional manner
  • Current DoD Top Secret clearance and eligible for SCI access required
Job Objective
The Aviation Foreign Internal Defense Support SMEs provide support to the J33 Air/Recon Branch (J33 ARB) in providing airpower expertise to assist in the development of strategic plans and positions for Special Operations airpower requirements, training, and operations. The SME also supports synchronization of worldwide SOF aviation operations and Security Force Assistance (SFA) missions and monitors aviation readiness and requirements in support of all Command task plans including USSOCOM-assigned Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) through the appropriate Component, SOF AT&L, and J8 personnel.
  • Send and receive official messages (e.g., Automated Message Handling System, Logbook).
  • Prepare and present briefings referencing all duties and responsibilities regarding Aviation Security Cooperation to include AvFID and Aviation Security Force Assistance
  •  Maintain AvSC related information on the USSOCOM SOF Portal.
  • Input data, maintain, and update the AvFID Attribution Model, Global Prioritized Engagement List, and Global Prioritized Resourced Engagement Plan and associated software applications
  • Coordinate and communicate (via email, phone, VTC, conferences, workshops, etc.) with the appropriate agencies (e.g., Components, Services, Staff, COCOMs, Multi-National Partners) to ensure J31 requirements are met, and inputs are sent/received IAW with established timelines
  • Draft edits for updating, maintaining, and publishing SOCOM Manual 350-50, Aviation Foreign Internal Defense Global Prioritization and Resourcing procedures
  • Adjust the AvSFA plan as necessary, coordinate After Action Reviews (AARs), and ensure significant lessons learned are entered into the Joint Lessons Learned Information System – SOF database.
  • Receive, process, and coordinate Military Airworthiness Appraisals/Assessments IAW DoD Directive 5030.61 and DoD Instruction 4500.53
  • Maintain Joint Air Asset Allocation Program related information on the USSOCOM SOF Portal
  • Input data, maintain, and update the USSOCOM D350-2, JAAAP Manual, Joint Air Allocation Conference Portal, associated software applications, forms, or required collaboration tools
  • Plan and conduct J33 Air Operations related projects as directed
Work Location
Tampa, FL (MacDill AFB)
About Lukos
Lukos has been delivering professional services to the Federal Government for 15 years. We help a variety of federal agencies in areas such as national security, homeland security, international development, training, analytics, healthcare, and other professional services. Since our founding, we have grown to support all military services and multiple federal civilian agencies.
About Our Name: Lukos is ancient Greek for “wolf”. The characteristics of the wolf match our approach to national security. The wolf is known for cunning, aggression, patience, and teamwork. An individual wolf is smart, strong, and resilient, but the true strength of wolves is their ability to work together as a wolfpack. Kipling said it best in The Law of the Jungle.
"For the strength of the pack is the wolf, and the strength of the wolf is the pack."
At Lukos we take care of our pack by offering full time employees competitive benefits to include: medical, dental, vision, 401(k), life insurance, short and long term disability coverage, paid time off and Federal holidays.
Lukos is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or national origin.

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