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We believe that every person, given the opportunity and the tools, is capable of achieving great things. Our team members focus on our customers and assisting them achieve their mission and goals. Our leadership nurtures our team’s potential by treating each employee with honesty, integrity, respect, dignity, compassion and fairness.

And we’re looking for motivated people who share those values!.

Operations Specialist II (Watchstander)

Department: CNIC
Location: San Diego , CA


Position Description:

As a Operations Specialist II (Watchstander) in Navy Regional Operations Centers (San Diego, CA) you will support the monitoring, collection and sharing of all aspects of information and knowledge management using Command, Control, Communications, Computer and Intelligence (C4I) tools in the Operations Centers. The requirements include maintaining 24/7 situational awareness and situational understanding in accordance with the Commander's Critical Information Requirements, local directives, and Standard Operating Procedures. Position requires working shift work (12 hours a day for five days, followed by five days off, and then, two days on, followed by two days off), working day or night shifts, and occasional surge work in support of Regional operations.


  • Provide 24/7 situational awareness and situational understanding of activities of interest in the Region
  • Prepare oral and written briefings and disseminate briefings
  • Maintain and track status of equipment in ROC
  • Provide immediate response to situations requiring immediate action or notification regarding ongoing activities in Region
  • Support crisis action management in support of Region operations
  • Screen, categorize and distribute incoming messages
  • Control access into the Regional Operations Center
  • Execute Continuity of Operations activities
  • Prepare execute summaries and other reports as directed and required by policy and Standard Operating Procedures
  • Receive and process information into situational awareness displays
  • Provide all-hazards warnings
  • Coordinate with core Protection Ashore capabilities including Fire and Emergency Services, Anti-Terrorism, and Emergency Management staffs


  • Secret Clearance
  • Knowledge of DOD Title 10 responsibilities desired
  • Knowledge of Navy/DOD organization, role of CNIC, and Navy/DOD mission
  • Demonstrate the ability to analyze information and make recommendations under rapidly changing conditions
  • Demonstrate the ability to articulate complex issues and resolutions both orally and verbally
  • Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Outstanding organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to prioritize, meet deadlines and work under constant pressure
  • Skills in applying complex fact-finding, analytical, and problem solving methods and techniques
  • Skill in written and oral communications sufficient to prepare and present findings and recommendations to senior officials
  • Ability to work multiple actions concurrently
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen

 Education and/or Experience: 

  • High School diploma required, Bachelor's Degree desired
  • Ten Years of Military Experience Recommended
  • Five years DOD or DHS operations center environment experience recommended 


 Experience using Navy Protection Ashore C4I Suite desired 

 Must complete the following on-line courses before work start date:

  • FEMA Course ICS 100, Introduction to Incident Command System
  • FEMA Course ICS 200, ICS for Single Resources/Initial Action
  • FEMA Course IS-700, National Incident Management System
  • FEMA Course IS-800, National Response Plan  

Geographic Location: San Diego, CA

Travel: Minimal

Company Information: TENICA and Associates LLC is a provider of government services and consulting solutions in the areas of national defense, homeland and cyber security.  TENICA provides knowledgeable and experienced subject matter experts to perform a variety of professional services, logistics and supply chain management, crisis prevention and response, and information technology solutions to solve dynamic security challenges.  Founded in 2008 and based in Chantilly, Virginia, TENICA is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned, Woman Owned, Small Business (SDVOB and WOSB) and is a participant in the Small Business Administrationís 8(a) business development program.   

TENICA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. 

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