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LNIC Joint Fires Technical Officer

Apply before 6PM (AEDT) on: Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Australian Capital Territory


Agency / Department

Department of Defence

Experience Level


Employment Type


Expected Rate (inc. Super)

$110 per hour***

Overview and Responsibilities

1. The Commonwealth requires the services of a Joint Fires Technical Officer to supplement the contractor workforce within the Land Network Integration Centre (LNIC). This proposal seeks to engage an Information and Communications Technology (ICT) to assist the LNIC with the integration of joint fires into the Land Network. The position is primarily a technical hands-on role, with responsibility for the innovation and integration of Joint Fires systems into the Land Network. 2. The contractor engaged under this RFQTS will be engaged on a time and materials basis of payment. Notwithstanding, the following deliverables are envisaged during the term of this engagement: a)Demonstrated general understanding of ICT development process, document suite and implementation and draft a risk assessment for associated activities. b)Contribute to Land Combat System Architecture (LCSA) for Joint Fires. c)Assist in the development of mission threads for Joint Fires. d)Demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving relating to the integration of multiple systems to inform the Joint Fires related response to daily requests for information via the Land Integration Framework - Digital (LIF-D). e)Document and validate LIF-D advice for priority 1 & 2 Land programs, including but not limited to: 17 & 19, 8113 & 8116 (primary SME). Draft and develop supporting documentation to formal LIF advice and certification templates and subsequently brief both the LNIC and LCSP Executives and external stakeholders regarding key Joint Fires integration considerations. f)Assist in the development of innovation opportunities through the submission of proposals in verbal and written briefs as required, and undertaking related tasks to progress innovation works. g)Support the Joint Fires Integration Engineer to inform both LNIC and CS Program Executive of task status, including reporting on identified risks/issues and proposed mitigation actions. h)Provide support and/or represent LNIC and CS Program within Joint Fires forums, which include external stakeholders. i)Provide support to exercise and test activities, including development and implementation of test plans for Joint Fires (baseline for Joint Fires Army), technical advice, troubleshooting and reporting. j)Support day-to-day technical administration of the Joint Fires components of the Land Network Battle Lab. k)Other duties as directed. 3. It is expected that the majority of services delivered under this contract will be at the LNIC facility in Symonston, however interstate and overseas travel may be required to support Joint Fires trials and liaison with stakeholders. 4. A three (3) month probation period will be imposed as a condition of employment for all new contractors.

Essential Criteria

1. Panel Member’s proposed approach to the delivery of the Services
2. Panel Member’s knowledge of the critical requirements of the Services to be provided
3. Panel Member’s previous or similar experience
4. The experience and qualifications of the Key Persons for the provision of the Services

Desired Criteria

1. Studies in the field of STEM, such as computer science, programming or engineering.
2. Demonstrated willingness to learn complex technical concepts.
3. Army operational experience preferably in Joint Fires or Air Defence.
4. Understanding of IBTN and/or in Joint Fires planning or execution (coordination cell experience including targeting, familiarity with targeting processes, familiar with Royal Australian Artillery doctrine).
5. Experience with Network administration.
6. Understanding of Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System (AFTDS).
7. Familiar with Defence policy and process.
8. Ability to differentiate between command priorities and Joint Fires requirements.
9. The successful candidate and their company must be prepared and able to satisfy the requirements of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), as the LNIC frequently works with technologies and systems that require controlled access.

Security Clearance

Must Have current negative vetting level 1 clearancecurrent nv1 clearance

Contract Extensions

Two additional one year extensions, out to a maximum of five years to FY25/26

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