Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC) Instructor/Evaluator, NAWDC (Job Number:424328)
POSITION TITLE: Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC) Instructor/Evaluator, Naval Aviation Warfighting Development Center (NAWDC)
The Training and Simulation Service Line, in support of the Navy and Marine Corps Customer Group, currently has a career opportunity for a Joint Terminal Attack Controller Instructor/Evaluator (JTAC-I/E) to provide JTAC classroom and range training, operation of a JTAC simulator, and student evaluation support to Naval Aviation Warfighting Development Center (NAWDC) at Fallon, NV, as a training subject matter expert (SME).
Training SMEs are highly-skilled persons with knowledge gained over years of experience at senior levels. They promote greater information sharing for staffs and stakeholders. They provide realistic as well as reliable, consistent support and well-developed recommendations to various audiences in training and real world events. They will maintain the integrity of the training objectives, and maintain a knowledge base that is consistent with the requirements that cover the full spectrum of the listed Functional Area duties. SMEs serve as the catalyst for developing and evaluating requirements. They provide the expertise and insight to support programs and leaders at all levels, including very senior levels, civilian and military sectors. They are experienced subject matter experts in their fields of expertise.
The ideal candidate for this position will have combat-related experience and the ability to interact with Naval Special Warfare (NSW) students, staff, and higher authority. The individual must have the ability to assess the current curriculum, establish objectives and assignments, identify curriculum shortfalls, develop solutions to those shortfalls, modify coursework, and integrate new instruction when emerging combat capabilities are fielded. In addition, the candidate must be familiar with Modeling and Simulation (M&S) systems associated with JTAC training. The successful candidate must have the ability to work on complex, combat problems in the field, assess dynamic situations, demonstrate experience and convey direction to the students. He must have extensive operational experience in combat planning and execution, and be able to train junior personnel. The position requires effective assessment of aircraft operations and is involved directly with aircraft weapons release of live ordnance in response to JTAC instruction. The candidate must be able to stand in the field four to six hours at a time during the heat of the summer (up to 115 degrees) or in the cold of the winter (as low as -15 degrees). In addition, during certain training evolutions, the candidate must be able to work 12 (or more) hours per day.
Specific Functional Area duties include:
- Provide support as JTAC Instructor/Evaluator (JTAC-I/E), per the Joint Close Air Support (JCAS) Memorandum of Agreement (MOA). Provide classroom lecture, practical, simulator, and field instruction to JTAC students and JTACs in refresher syllabus in JCAS and call-for-fire tactics, techniques and procedures (TTP), to include instructing and monitoring the execution of live controls.
- Conduct evaluation of student performance throughout and make recommendations to the NAWDC JCAS branch on the eligibility of each JTAC student for certification as a JTAC per the JCAS MOA.
- Conduct practice and graded currency controls for certified JTACs as directed by the JCAS branch (tasks during classes and currency control periods).
- Develop and maintain the currency of the JTAC class syllabus ensuring it satisfies the requirements of the JCAS MOA and aligns with JP 3-09, JP 3-09.3, JFIREs and other sources of doctrine and TTP adopted by the JCAS Executive Steering Committee (ESC). Provide government representative assistance with the NAWDC JTAC course and with maintaining joint staff accreditation as a JTAC school (tasks between classes).
- Support the Government JCAS staff in the safe execution of CAS training. Conduct safety drills with the appropriate Navy and local emergency medical services providers to ensure the efficacy of safety and operational risk management (ORM) plans of action.
- Support the JCAS branch in their role as U.S. Navy representative to the JCAS ESC.
- Develop TTP, and review documented JCAS policy and doctrine, as needed.
- Support external commands, as needed, with JCAS subject matter expertise (tasks between classes).
- Assist in the maintenance, operation, and upgrading of JCAS equipment tasks.
REQUIRED BACKGROUND/EDUCATION / SKILLS:
- U.S. citizen with Secret clearance.
- Active military duty experience, including NSW qualification.
- JTAC-I/E certification and current experience in accordance with the current JCAS MOA.
- Three (3) years of Functional Area experience (see detailed tasks above) as a JCAS operator/technician and with upgrading JCAS equipment.
- Six (6) years of technical and general Training Specialist experience (eight years in lieu of degree will be considered).
- BS Degree or 4 additional years of experience in lieu of degree
- Ability to integrate emerging combat capabilities and new instruction effectively.
- Ability to work on complex, combat problems in the field, assess dynamic situations, and convey technical expertise to the students.
- Ability to evaluate students in a classroom and in a live environment.
- Knowledge of the Combined Arms Virtual Environment (CAVE) and/or Multi-purpose Supporting Arms Trainer (MSAT).
- Ability to develop simulated training scenarios using M&S systems.
- Proficiency in current NSW/SEAL weapons systems and communications capabilities.
- Excellent writing skills and ability to communicate effectively, including public speaking/classroom instruction in a formal school environment.
- Experience in use of MS Office (e.g., PowerPoint) products
- Master Training Specialist designation is a plus.
- **Current DoD Secret clearance REQUIRED. ***
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EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability
Job Posting: Jan 3, 2017, 5:00:00 AM
Primary Location: United States-NV-FALLON
Clearance Level Must Currently Possess: Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Secret
Potential for Teleworking: No
Shift: Day Job