Watch Officer

  • Full-time
  • Clearance: Top Secret/SCI

Company Description

At RED GATE we do everything we can to serve our clients:
Using the right technical skills, unique methodologies, best practices, and integrated technology, we help clients implement bold solutions. New approaches to emerging and evolving threats. Non-traditional ways to overcome entrenched obstacles. Advantage through opportunity. If you have a serious challenge or problem, we can help you solve it.  The below job description provides details on how this role will help to serve our clients.

Job Description

The Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) has a mission to maintain global situational awareness of countering weapons of mass destruction (CWMD) and improvised threat networks. In order to carry out DTRA’s mission, DTRA needs support to operate, maintain, enhance, and field-test new capabilities in its Operational Informational Management System (OIMS). OIMS is used to share information across communities of action; the focal point for the information sharing is DTRA’s Joint Operations Center (JOC). The JOC provides 24/7 monitoring of DTRA’s global operations and communicates the status of those efforts to other agencies, partner organizations, and throughout DoD.

The OIMS platform is a program of record under the DTRA Information Technology (IT) Directorate, Knowledge Management Department (KT). IT-KT ensures that the OIMS platform is available for use by internal and external stakeholders/users to continuously monitor DTRA’s critical mission activities. OIMS consists of a suite of applications, or modules, that provide the JOC with various inputs and outputs of information. Individual applications support functions such as status reporting on DTRA missions worldwide; intake of DTRA customer requests for hazard prediction modeling; WMD analysis, and information sharing about key ongoing CWMD-related events. OIMS is used across three security domains, NIPRNet, SIPRNet, and JWICS. Through an Agile process, individual modules are continually enhanced to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the JOC’s global situational awareness role. These efforts are executed from DTRA’s headquarters, on Fort Belvoir, VA, and from the Alternate Joint Operations Center (AJOC) at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico.


  • Monitors, tracks, reports, summarizes, and analyzes operational CWMD-related data in real-time and displays and archives findings to support leadership taskings and RFI responses.
  • Monitors CWMD planning activities and provides timely RFI responses as required to support those efforts based on real-time information.


Required Skills/Qualifications

  • Must possess an Associates and 8+ years of relevant experience.
  • At least 5 years of experience with console operations and supporting a military command and control operation for the watch.

Desired Skills/Qualifications

  • Prior experience within the CWMD community

Additional Information

The Red Gate Group, Ltd. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The Red Gate Group, Ltd. considers applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state, or local law. Know Your Rights

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