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Senior Mission Planning Support Engineer (MPSE) 

Category Information Technology  

The Senior Mission Planning Support Engineer (MPSE) will provide mission planning support to the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) Mission Planning & Execution Program (SOMPE) for the Naval Special Operation Forces (NAVSOF) Depot.

Additional Responsibilities Include, but are not Limited To:

  • Download, and install map updates in support of the NAVSOF/Tactical Local Area Network (TACLAN) Images.
  • Will image and deploy NAVSOF/TACLAN Images.
  • Accomplish file download, installation, test, and support of Microsoft Windows and Android based systems.
  • Will perform on-site installation, operation, maintenance, and system administration of the SOMPE suites.
  • Assist with proposal development, if necessary.
  • Perform other duties, as assigned.
Position Requirements


  • Minimum of seven (7) years mission planning experience in a Special Operations Forces (SOF) environment.
  • Minimum of three (3) years’ experience using Microsoft OS and Android OS applications on PC/Android hardware.
  • Will possess a thorough knowledge of mission planning related software and hardware.
  • Minimum of five (5) years, within the last eight (8) years, operational experience with Special Operations at Special Forces Group, Civil Affairs, MISO, Ranger Regiment; Sea, Air, Land (SEAL); or Special Tactics Group/Squadron.
  • Minimum of five (5) years operational experience with organization’s computer systems, communications, mission equipment, and planning techniques.
  • Will require an understanding of Windows 7 and later/Android client operating systems.
  • Will possess knowledge of networking hardware and software in a mission planning environment.
  • Thorough knowledge of mission planning software and related hardware required.
  • Possess thorough knowledge of troubleshooting, imaging, and deploying the NAVSOF/TACLAN Images.
  • Knowledge of McAfee VirusScan and apply computer security policy, procedures, and protective measures.
  • Will have familiarity with the assigned component’s tactical Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).
  • Possess a working knowledge of Portable Flight Planning Software (PFPS) and platform (aircraft, ground vehicle, etc.) interface software.
  • Will be familiar with Video capture and sound applications.
  • Possess an in-depth knowledge of the SO Aviation, Ground, Maritime or Theater SOC organizational structures, intelligence structures, functions, and procedures, as well as command relationships and responsibilities.
  • Will be familiar with the wide range of SO weapon systems.
  • Operational experience with navigation and/or mission planning techniques including preparation and validation of planning products and outputs required.


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience required. Bachelor Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, or other related discipline; or Technical School Certificate related to computer systems; or the equivalent military training.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

  • A+ CE, CCNA – Security, Network+, or SSCP highly desired.
  • Must have Security+ certification OR be able to obtain within the first six (6) months from the date of hire.

Other Required Skills & Abilities:

  • Must be able to effectively communicate with customer and fulfill all duties and responsibilities as listed in the contract.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office suite including, but not limited to: Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Will meet the Mission Planning Support Information Assurance (IA) qualifications.
  • Will understand relational database structures and possess knowledge of Microsoft Access or SQL Server.
  • Have first-hand mission planning skills and knowledge related to the Special Operations deployment environments.
  • Have good customer relations skills, be able to meet project timelines, be detail-oriented and a self-starter.
  • Will possess technical writing skills to include drafting lesson documents, and peer review of documents created by others.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement:

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement. While the vaccine mandate for federal contractors and subcontractors is still being decided, we are continuing to collect vaccination record cards and accepting requests for legal accommodations (approval of a legal accommodation is not guaranteed). Although providing this documentation is not required at this time, we appreciate your cooperation in voluntarily providing this documentation to us should the Executive Order be upheld in the courts.

Security Clearance:

  • Secret security clearance required with ability to obtain a Top Secret security clearance.

US Citizenship: This position supports a U.S. Government Contract whose terms require Sawdey Solution Services to staff it only with U.S. Citizens.

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Requisition Category Active  
Req Number INF-22-00041  
Location Coronado, CA  
About the Organization Here at Sawdey Solution Services, Inc., an ISO 9001-14001 certified and CMMI-SVC v2 Level 3 appraised corporate headquarters, we have built a nationwide and global footprint by providing innovative, cross-disciplined professional services, engineering, and cyber solutions to Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Agencies, and commercial customers. Operating successfully since 2001, we are a Woman Owned/Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business (WOSB/SDVOSB). Our mission is to provide employees with the best experience in a people focused, continuous process improvement environment. We are extremely proud of the culture we have created and encourage all prospective applicants to take a look at what other applicants and employees are saying about us:

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What We Offer:

Whether you are a transitioning service member or are an experienced government contracting professional, Sawdey Solution Services, Inc. offers a strong benefits package that extends beyond compensation. In addition to our healthcare plans, we also have benefits that encourage work/life balance, support your retirement goals, and aid in achieving not only your career goals, but your educational and training goals as well.

Don't just take our word (and others' words) for it… We invite you to come experience the Sawdey difference for yourself!

EOE Statement We are a Disabled-Veterans-41 CFR 60 1.4, Equal Opportunity Employer. Devoted to creating a diverse and friendly workplace, we do not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, physical or mental disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, or veteran status. Our goals and beliefs are that diverse backgrounds and experiences empower and enable us to offer our customers an unmatched level of service. People of color, women, LGBTQIA+, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply!  
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