Tactical Engineering & Analysis Inc

Senior Japan In-Country Program Analyst

Headquarters - Santo Road, San Diego
# of Openings
Employment Type
Regular Full-Time

About Us


Tactical Engineering & Analysis, Inc. (TEA) is a professional services company providing Engineering, Test Services, Analysis, and Software Support for the development of Military Combat and Communication Systems. Our technical support facilities are located in San Diego, California, and Fredericksburg, Virginia.


Are you looking for a smaller company where you can be recognized for your contributions and truly benefit from the company's success?


TEA provides a culture where hard work is recognized! We offer competitive compensation packages and benefit plans with generous employer contributions. We have an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) which rewards our employees with company stock based on the success of TEA.


Please take a look at our open positions and apply to those which you feel you are qualified. We look forward to speaking with you soon!


Position Overview: Position supports the Multifunctional Information Distribution System (MIDS) Program Office (MPO) planning, programming, budgeting, coordination, execution, and Foreign Military Sale (FMS) of the MIDS Low Volume Terminal (MIDS-LVT) and MIDS Joint Tactical Radio System (MIDS JTRS) tactical data link systems for airborne, maritime, and mobile and shore-based platforms.


Essential Functions/Job Duties:

•  Proficient in Japanese to the degree necessary to accurately and promptly translate written and 

    spoken communication between American English and Japanese, to include experience with

    Japanese culture and customs to the degree necessary to conduct themselves appropriately in

    business meetings and interactions.
•  Provide FMS Program Management expertise and guidance in support of Japan Air Staff Office

    (ASO), Maritime Staff Office (MSO), and Ground Staff Office (GSO) across various military

    platform FMS programs.  This includes assistance with clarifying questions and responses on

    correspondence between the U.S. Navy Air Program Office, MPO FMS Programs, and Japan Self

    Defense Force (JSDF).
•  Assist in comparing program direction and guidance in program management directives, plans,

    and other program documents with current in-place contracts, and identify discrepancies and

    recommended actions
•  Assist in the preparation, review, and integration of selected milestone/roadmap review

    documentation, periodic reports, and certifications as identified in DoD or other Weapon System

    Program Directives
•  Support of the acquisition program management functions include 1) identifying and mitigating

    risk, 2) organizational planning, 3) review of milestone schedules and deliverables, 4) review of

    cost performance reports, 4) preparing briefs and reports
•  Assist in ensuring interoperability between U.S. Forces and JSDF is maintained or improved. 

    Provide programmatic recommendations and alternative, as required, to ensure bilateral C4I

    tactical communication interoperability
•  Assist in accurately drafting official correspondence between U.S. FMS program offices and JSDF.  
Additionally, assist in problem and conflict resolution by providing Japanese culture and MIDS   

    programmatic subject matter expertise.
•  Provide administrative and logistics support for coordination of bi-lateral meetings (e.g. PMR,

    TIMs, INCOs, etc).  As necessary respond directly to JSDF on behalf of MPO FMS Case Manager.
•  Pre-Letter of Request (Pre-LOR), Price and Availability (P&A) development, and Letter of Offer and
    Acceptance (LOR) procedure assistance in accomplishing case development efforts as necessary.
•  Assist in assessing the in-theater (i.e. USFJ, 5AF, PACAF, PACOM, etc) requirements to ensure

    MPO and Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC) FMS efforts are consistent with U.S.




Skills / Qualifications: 

•  Five (5) years program management experience directly supporting a Department of Defense

    (DoD) program office at a major systems acquisition command.

•  Possess proficiency in spoken and written Japanese to the degree necessary to accurately and
    promptly translate written and spoken communication between American English and Japanese,

    and be experienced with Japanese culture and customs to  the degree necessary to conduct

    themselves appropriately in business meetings and interactions.  Japanese language proficiency

    and subject matter expertise in Japanese culture and customs should be substantiated with

    specific examples performing relevant tasks such as translation services, living and working in

    Japan for three or more years, providing Japanese cultural expertise to a Government or

    commercial organization


Equipment Used:

•  TEA Corporate laptop and peripheral equipment will be provided


Typical Working Conditions:

•  Personnel providing this support will not be provided office space
•  The Government may allow for part-time use of shared office space, equipment and supplies at  
    Hardy Barracks, Tokyo, if available.


Essential Physical Tasks:

•  Ability to lift 10 lbs. on an occasional basis.
•  Ability to use a personal computer, keyboard and mouse on a consistent basis.
•  Possibility of local and International travel up to 25% of the time by automobile, air, etc.


Written Communications:

•  Operates standard computer based business tools (including but not limited to Microsoft Word and
    Excel) effectively with a high degree of competency.
•  Independently generates documentation that presents information in a logical manner.


Verbal Communications:

•  Demonstrates excellent clear and concise verbal communication skills.
•  Active communicator  - giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to

   understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate.



Customer Interface Activities:

•  Frequent coordination with MPO Case Manager, U.S. Navy personnel, Japan Self Defense Force

    (JSDF) personnel, and other in-theater leadership (i.e. USFJ, 5AF, PACAF, PACOM, etc)
•  Uses independent discretion to develop an effective client to customer communication process

    involving stakeholder identification, planned communication, efficient information distribution, and

    managing expectations.



Work Schedule:   9/80  


Travel % 

Minimum Education Requirements:

•  Completion of a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited college or


Required Certifications:

•  Completion of Defense Institute for Security Assistance Management (DISAM)/Defense Institute of
    Security Cooperation Studies (DISCS):
     - International Programs Security Requirements course (or equivalent course offered by a
    commercial vendor which covers the same or similar information)


U.S. Citizenship is required


Security Clearance:


Candidates must have an active clearance OR  the ability to obtain a US Government security clearance, and will be subject to a US security background investigation (i.e. favorable background investigation / credit score). Additional eligibility requirements for access to various levels of classified information may also be required. An active security clearance is highly desirable.





Tactical Engineering & Analysis, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Minority/Female/Disability/Protected Veteran Employer



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