Oasis Systems

  • Japanese Area Specialist SME (EPASS-HN)

    Job Locations JP-Tokyo
    Posted Date 3 months ago(8/26/2018 11:37 AM)
    Requisition Number
  • Overview

    Successful candidate will provide EPASS Advisory and Assistance Services to the Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence, and Networks (C3I&N) Directorate (AFLCMC/HN) at the AF Life-Cycle Management Center (previously the Electronic Systems Center). The C3I&N Directorate’s primary mission is: Connecting Warfighters with Affordable, Secure, and War-Winning Cyber, C3I and Network Systems. The Directorate provides C3I connectivity, network, and infrastructure between Joint, Coalition, AF, and Allied countries space, air, terrestrial, and cyber domains. The Directorate in headquartered at Hanscom AFB, MA with 11 other operating locations.  This position will have to interface with a team of military, Government civilian, contractor project managers and FFRDC/A&AS support personnel in the day-to-day activities associated with management of HN’s projects, programs and initiatives.


    Bachelor's Degree, 3 Years' Experience as a Japanese Interpreter/Translator, Japanese language ability at the JLPT N-1 equivalency level.



    Position Location(s): Hanscom AFB, Lackland AFB, Tokyo, Japan.

    Travel: Candidate must be available to travel periodically from Japan and conduct occasional international teleconferences outside of normal business hours.

          Secret, Top Secret clearance (depending on location); or as a minimum, the ability to obtain a clearance


    Specific Responsibilities:


    The successful candidate must be able to perform the following tasks with a high degree of proficiency:

    • Operate in Japanese Ministry of Defense (MoD) organic office environments (Air Staff Office and Japanese Joint Staff) and responsible for diverse Command and Control technical areas in support of existing and anticipated Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Cases. Areas of involvement include but are not limited to: Japan Air Defense Ground Environment enhancements, new weapon systems’ integration (F-35, E-2D, Global Hawk, and AEGIS Cruiser Upgrade), Central Command System and Combined Enterprise Regional Information Exchange System (CETNRIXS) design enhancements/security controls, and Integrated Air and Missile Defense and Space Situational Awareness.
    • Conduct bilingual discussions at the Japanese Language Proficiency Test N-1 level* in support of the AFLCMC HNA Operating Location (OL) Program Manager (PM) in complex FMS negotiations. Interpret proposed technical taskings to ensure no misunderstandings by either party, and coordinate appropriate technical responses. Support US-MoD planning, technical interchange, and staff meetings with Japan language capability when necessary.
    • Function as an advisor on Japanese culture to ensure the OL US Government PM, visiting personnel, and Contractors are cognizant of interpersonal norms in bilateral interfaces and negotiations with the Japanese MoD and other Japanese agencies.
    • Have an understanding of the Japanese military basic structure, missions, alignment, and ranks. Provide insight to OL personnel on Japanese military customs and courtesies.
    • Have an understanding of the geo-political restraints on the Japanese Military and efforts to expand their international role, to include multi-lateral and tri-lateral information sharing and mission support.


    General Responsibilities:

    • Works with assigned administrative, and matrixed acquisition support, financial management, engineering contracting, configuration and data management, and other staff.
    • Facilitates and supports Division meetings and reviews, team building, strategic planning, and other on- and off-site activities.
    • Performs other duties as required.


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