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Fire Desk Operator
Title:Fire Desk Operator
Job Location:Okinawa Japan
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ALQIMI Professional Services Group is seeking a Fire Desk Operator (FDO).

The overall mission of this effort is to provide the United States Marine Corps, Marine Corps Base, Okinawa, Japan- Range Control Facility Support. The Range Control Facility is responsible to coordinate, control, schedule and manage training, both live fire and non-live fire in a safe and effective manner. Live fire training includes the use of conventional and special weapons, ground-to-ground, air-to­ ground ordnance delivery with the use of optics, lasers, direct fire and indirect fire systems on multiple-fixed target-sites. n-live fire training includes helicopter landing zones, water surface areas, simunitions (paint ball) and Military Operations in Urban Terrain (MOUT). Also, to support sister service range training requirements. The FDO reports directly to the Range Control Officer. The FDO functions as the Ranges and Airspace Fire Desk Operator who is the focal point for MCB Okinawa and provides, de-confliction of both ground and airborne training, the safety of flight advisory information, and surveillance of military and civilian missions operating within the Special Use Airspace (SUA) and Okinawa ground ranges and training areas.

ALQIMI Professional Services Group will provide personnel to assist the Marine Corps Base by delivering support to the Range Control Facility with a Fire Desk Operator (FDO) who will provide de-confliction of training, dispatch of emergency vehicle in case of injury, and record of all range activity during his shift of duties.

Grade Level: II


The Fire Desk Operator (FDO) coordinates the release, activation and deactivation of Range and Training Areas (RTA) airspace with the controlling agency and/or adjacent control facilities, admits scheduled units onto the appropriate ranges, authorizes personnel and aircraft movement within RTAs and provides real-time services to deconflict multiple, simultaneous training activities. The fire desk also coordinates RTA training operations status, tracks all RTA incidents, initiates and coordinates emergency response procedures, clears and monitors any down-range personnel, dispatches range safety personnel/inspectors as needed, and alerts range control supervisory personnel of emergency or other situations as determined by the RCO.


  • The FDO coordinates real-time use of the Okinawa SUA with the designated controlling agency and other cognizant agencies in compliance with Marine Corps and FAA SUA management policies and procedures.
  • Manages and enforces the daily range schedule and coordinates real-time authorized use of all installation firing ranges, training facilities, maneuver areas and special use airspace while ensuring all approved, same-day training requests are recorded in the Range Facility Management Scheduling System (RFMSS).
  • The FDO is responsible for capturing current day range utilization data in RFMSS. Accurately documents mission/flight information and ground training events to include ordnance expenditures, no-shows, cancellations, and all other pertinent data as it applies to manned fire desk position.
  • Must be proficient in the operation of radar and communications assets located within the Range Control Facility to include scopes, landlines, inter/intra facility communications equipment, FM, UHF, VHF radio consoles, Recording systems and emergency control panel.
  • Responsible for initiating initial administrative and investigative actions related to the safe operation of ranges, training facilities and maneuver areas, and SUA.
  • Responsible for independently planning and carrying out tasks, resolving technical conflicts, exercises personnel judgement, coordinating the work with others, and shift supervisory duties.
  • Performs all other collateral duties as assigned by the Range Control Officer for the purpose of improved RCF operational efficiency.
  • Briefs and informs senior military officers on Range and SUA procedures.
  • Advises and assist commanders and staff officers on matters pertaining to the Fire Desk operations, capabilities and limitations on Okinawa.
  • Must provide continuity for long-range programs and retains in-depth knowledge of the multitude of matters critical to safe operations and support of the ranges, training areas, and airspace.
  • Due to the nature of the billet, must continually gather, interpret, analyze, and correlate large amounts of statistical scheduling information for the purpose of trend-tracking, report analysis, and annual as well as non-scheduled reporting requirements.
  • The FDO must possess a thorough comprehensive, intensive, practical knowledge of Naval and FAA ATC procedures and publications, SUA designations and utilizations and a working knowledge of area applicable ground maps and NOAA aeronautical charts.
  • Responsible for coordinating emergency services and other supporting establishments for training units in the event of RTA accidents or mishaps.


    • Minimum year’s relevant experience:
    • 3 Years' experience.

Required Training:

    • Relevant RCF certifications to include:
    • Range Safety Course Distance Learning
    • US Army and USMC RFMSS Course
    • Intermediate Level Range Safety Course
    • GIS for Range Managers
  • Must be able to attend and successfully pass the RFMSS, Functional Administrator Course (40 hours).
  • Duty functions of this position require in-depth involvement in a variety of actions that are related to or interfere with three-dimensional training activity planning and scheduling concepts. The FDO provides advice to management on the efficient use of subordinate positions which may include shift work as well as clerical and administrative requirements in order to fulfill billet responsibilities. The assignments are diverse, covering a wide variety of unique and specialized requirements. This requires that the FDO display initiative and originality in perceiving opportunities, problem analysis, development of useful alternative courses of action, program management, and leadership of subordinates.


Although no security clearance is required, the applicant must be able to pass a background check and be able to qualify for a Secret Clearance if required.

Headquartered in Rockville, MD, ALQIMI has developed an outstanding track record of designing, integrating, and managing complex technological solutions for customers around the world. Our IT services group is our founding heritage and services the intelligence and commercial communities with technologically sophisticated services including cybersecurity, big data and software development. We take pride in using our demonstrated ability to build profitable businesses, subject matter expertise and ecosystems to incubate new ideas. We have established new businesses in the data analytics, military facilities construction management and energy industries and intend to incubate additional opportunities.

What makes ALQIMI unique is that we offer challenging projects, excellent benefits, work/life balance, and a fair and ethical executive team.
ALQIMI provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, age, disability (including disability due to pregnancy) or genetics, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. ALQIMI complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment.

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