Capstone Corporation

  • Modeling and Simulation Engineer

    Posted Date 2 months ago(4/6/2018 12:15 PM)
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Job Location
    US-TX-San Antonio
    Experience (Years)
    Other - Other
  • Overview

    Capstone Corporation is seeking a Modeling and Simulation (M&S) Engineer to coordinate, plan, develop, and deliver exercise and training programs according to the standards of the DoD Joint Training System (JTS) and the DHS Homeland Security Exercise Evaluation Program (HSEEP).  This position is located at San Antonio, Texas and will be filled upon contract award.


    The M&S Engineer will integrate and guide the employment of constructive simulations in training and analytical work. This position supports the training, design, planning, execution, and after-action-review of exercises.

    • Troubleshoots and performs corrective actions on constructive simulation tools (hardware and software) and networks.
    • Establishes a Simulation Control Cell (SIMCON) and Low Control Cells (LOCON) to include the set-up of workstations, communications, printers, Network Area Storage (NAS) devices, networks, and Internet connectivity.
    • Creates and/or modifies constructive simulation scenarios based on the customer’s goals and training objectives
    • Trains LOCON personnel on the use of constructive simulation tools in the performance of their duties replicating live elements.
    • Supports various exercise planning meetings and/or working groups in accordance with the clients’ requests and contract requirements.
    • Supports the EST in the building of simulations for exercise projects for installation Emergency Management exercises.
    • Supports the development of simulation scenarios for all types of exercises (e.g., workshops, seminars, tabletops, functional/CPX, full scale/FTX) across all mission areas (planning, prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery).
    • Creates training support packages (TSPs) that may include briefings, training schedules, training outlines, and practical exercises.
    • Supports the development of exercise products for clients including those occurring at various levels of defense and government agencies in accordance with national preparedness/defense related doctrine (DoD JTS & HSEEP); products to include but not limited to exercise scenarios, ground truth statements, MSELs, EEGs, SITMANs, ExPLANs, CE/OCT Manuals, read-ahead materials, and all other required exercise planning/conduct documentation.
    • Supports development of products for clients’ exercise planning briefings and exercise delivery at all levels of leadership/stakeholders.
    • Supports SIMCON and LOCON operations during exercises of all types.
    • Supports the development of communications and coordination materials for distribution by the client.
    • Trains simulation operators on completing reports and other documentation.
    • Supports planning for communications across a large diverse team of professionals.
    • Supports the development of various memorandum and administrative requirements.
    • Communicates simulation software status and issues affecting exercise conduct with Exercise Design and Control team.
    • Attends exercise and event planning meetings for supported training events and other events.

    Basic Qualifications

    Minimum years experience and education:

    • Five (5) years related experience.
    • Associate's degree, or two years related experience.

    Minimum qualifications:

    • Ability to set-up and troubleshoot a working closed computer network using a series of “dumb” switches.
    • Ability to build a working knowledge of proprietary constructive simulation tools within the first 120 days of employment, dependent upon contract schedule.
    • Ability to build a working knowledge of proprietary digital exercise support tools within the first 120 days of employment, dependent upon contract schedule.
    • The following courses must be completed within specified time-frame upon hire, dependent upon the contract schedule, generally within 120 days:
      • DHS FEMA Independent Study Courses: IS-75, IS-100.b, IS-200.b, IS-700.a, IS-800.b, IS-120.a, IS-130, IS-201, IS-230.d, IS-405, IS-701.a, IS-702.a, IS-703.a, ICS-300.
    • Basic level knowledge of the National Incident Management System (NIMS), and the ability to accurately and completely fill out and store Incident Command System (ICS) forms, within the first 120 days of employment, dependent upon contract schedule.
    • Must be HSEEP trained and demonstrate the ability to design a Table Top Exercise:
      • Actual HSEEP training time will be dependent on the ability to schedule HSEEP Coursework in relation to the contract schedule, generally within 180 days.
    • Working knowledge of MS Office products (Outlook, Excel, Word, Power-Point, and Project).
    • Excellent oral and written communications skills.
    • Ability to effectively deliver presentations to small audiences.
    • Ability to lift at least 30 lbs.
    • Must be willing to travel outside of Duty Location 10-15 times/year varying in length from three (3) days to two (2) weeks (approximately 50% of the year).


    Minimum clearance:

    • Final DoD Secret Clearance.


    Preferred Qualifications

    • Bachelor degree.
    • Prior military service, with basic level knowledge of military operations and training at the military installation level, proving the ability to train and evaluate individuals.
    • Prior Civil Support (CS)/Defense Support of Civil Authorities (DSCA) experience.
    • Network+ Certification
    • Security+ Certification
    • A+ Certification
    • Ability to understand and write Military Operations Orders.
    • Working knowledge of DOD DSCA capabilities and operations, to include those of the DOD Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Response Enterprise (CRE).

    EEO statement

    EOE minority/female/disability/veteran


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