Operations Center Watch Officer


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Requisition Number: 4254

Position Title:

External Description: Operations Center Watch Officer
700 Kemper Ave, Blackstone, VA 23824, USA Req #4254

Monday, October 18, 2021


Ho-Chunk Inc. Management Services (HCIMS) is seeking a full-time Operations Center Watch Officer. The Operations Center Watch Officer will help provide a safe and secure training environment for the staff, students, and visitors to the U.S. Department of State, Foreign Affairs Security Training Center (FASTC) by providing daily operations, coordination, and communications to all programs utilizing FASTC training spaces. The position is responsible for coordination, de-confliction, and safety considerations of training areas used by Diplomatic Security (DS) training programs. The position is based in Blackstone, VA.

Essential Functions

  • Responsible for supporting coordination, de-confliction, and safety considerations of training areas used by (DS) training programs in order to provide a safe and secure environmentfor the staff, students, and visitors;
  • Directs facility-wide notifications using a variety of communications media;
  • As the subject matter expert in operations coordination, assists in the development and instruction of all Tactical Operation Center (TOC) course curriculum;
  • Conducts administrative functions associated within the training operations center to include training requests processing, training coordination, training tracking logs, and emergency operations procedures;
  • Operates integrated wave communications systems and terminate radio traffic to the operations center utilizing multiple networks, frequencies, communications security, and proper radio procedures;
  • Maintains technical and tactical proficiency on topics that include: Wave communication, Personal Tracking Locators, Mobile Video Systems, Unmanned Arial Vehicles, Security Management Systems, Electric Counter Measures, Tactical Operations Center planning and procedures, route planning techniques, emergency operations procedures, convoy operations, tactical communications protocols, surveillance detection, navigation, High Threat Tactical protective security procedures and communications;
  • Serves as an expert for all DS specialized hard skills programs, force continuum procedures, anti-terrorism topics, domestic and overseas high threat dignitary protection, improvised explosive device (IED) recognition, room entry tactics (Close Quarters Battle-CQB), defensive tactics, advanced firearms tactics, and physical fitness;
  • Gathers and monitors data from sources such as surface or upper stations, satellites, weather bureaus, or radar for risk management purposes as it relates to training operations;
  • Provides assistance in conducting practical exercises;
  • Presents security awareness briefings to a wide range of audiences:
  • Maintains requisite levels of proficiency in current techniques, methods, policies and procedures for security operations;
  • Assists with equipment inventory and maintenance for assigned programs;
  • Performs as a training safety officer;
  • Employee will require supervision and has limited opportunity to exercise independent judgment and initiative in the line of work;


• Strong communication skills

• Organizational skills

• Adaptability

• Advanced research skills

• Enthusiasm for learning

Supervisory Responsibility

None required for this position.

Work Environment

Ability to work outdoors where conditions may be unpleasant or uncomfortable, irregular and unscheduled hours and with exposure to personal risks . Ability to work effectively in an environment that consists of numerous personnel, use of non-lethal projectiles (firearms), air assets (helicopters), pyrotechnics, and fast moving vehicles.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

• Operates US government vehicles as necessary in the performance of assigned tasks

• Ability to complete work requiring regular and recurring physical exertion, including periods of standing, occasional heavy lifting, and irregular hours in both training and protective service operations, at times, during inclement weather

• Ability to lift and carry heavy equipment and materials while demonstrating physically challenging practical exercises.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position. Typical days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Evening and weekend hours maybe required as needed.


Travel as necessary to other U.S. and foreign training sites, though it is not expected such travel will exceed 25% of total work time.


• One (1) year experience in a tactical operations center, plus five (5) years of relevant hard skills tactics experience

• Instructor experience preferred


• H igh school diploma desired

• Completion of a recognized instructor development training course preferred

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

• Must have excellent people and organizational skills;

• Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;

• Knowledge of terrorist operations, surveillance detection, motorcade operations, communications;

• Knowledge of law enforcement/military training programs to ensure training is conducted safely;

• Knowledge of security programs, operations, and techniques, including terrorism and anti-terrorism operations, use of force, civil liability, and appropriate techniques, tactics, and procedures;

• Knowledge of security concepts, principles, and practices to provide basic and advanced training in the application of protective security methods;

• Knowledge of current protective security methods to provide instruction that is consistent with currently accepted methods and practices;

• Familiarity with the functions, responsibilities, and duties of foreign service personnel preferred;

• Basic knowledge of adult learning principles, course development, classroom and practical instructional presentation methods, and methods for evaluating training effectiveness;

• Basic knowledge in the development and revision of training curriculum;

• Ability to immediately analyze, predict, and preclude situations to ensure training is conducted in a safe manner;

• Ability to establish and maintain liaison with personnel at all levels to plan and coordinate assigned responsibilities;

• Skill in oral and written communication to present training to a variety of audience

Security Clearance

Must possess or be able to obtain/maintain a SECRET security clearance

AAP/EEO Statement

All Native Group is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants are considered without regard to age, sex, race, national origin, religion, marital status or physical disability. However, preference may be extended to persons of Indian descent in accordance with applicable laws.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Other details
  • Job Family Security & Safety Administration
  • Pay Type Salary

City: 700 Kemper Ave

State: Virginia

Community / Marketing Title: Operations Center Watch Officer

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