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Technical Instructor / Course Developer - Military veterans preferred

2021-11-11
DUCOM, Inc. (www.ducominc.com)
Defense Contracting

22.61 /hr

  full-time   contract


Fort Leonard Wood
Missouri
United States

Position Overview:
DUCOM, Inc. (DUCOM) is seeking a Technical Instructor / Course Developer to provide logistics support services to provide robotic capability to various United States Army (Army) and United States Marine Corp (USMC) communities at Fort Leonard Wood, MO. This position is SCA Labor Category.

The Technical Instructor/Course Developer is primarily responsible for curriculum revision and maintenance. Technical curriculum may involve electronics, welding, or more highly technical areas such as radio and electronics repair or operation of weapons systems. This instructor uses a computer to organize and draft a curriculum that breaks a complex subject into blocks or units of instruction, creates graphics, and integrates them into curriculum. Courses may be instructor based, computer-based, simulator based, interactive, or non-interactive. This instructor also teaches short technical courses in accordance with approved curriculum to maintain proficiency and to evaluate and develop new instructional techniques/courses. Job duties also include the following: incorporation of new curriculum in the teaching process (e.g., develops clarification or examples of application related to the subject matter), development and maintenance of classroom techniques that reflect professionalism and good discipline and enhance teaching, development of alternative teaching techniques and scenarios to maintain high motivation and interest in the subject areas, and while acting as the testing officer, the conducting of test analysis and development or revision of test items.

Responsibilities and Duties

The Technical Instructor/Course Developer will act as Trainers to develop the Operator Maintenance New Equipment Training (OPNET) and Field Level Maintenance New Equipment Training (FLMNET) courses for systems assigned under this TO. All trainers shall possess an Instructor Qualification in either ABIC, Small Group Instructor, or any service equivalent instructor course or civilian degree in training.

Responsibilities may include the following:

- New Equipment Training (NET). The contractor shall conduct OPNET and FLMNET classes with system course material provided as Government Furnished Equipment (GFE), or with course material developed under this TO at Government sites or at receiving unit sites during hand-off. Students will be Government personnel. The Government will provide the contractor 30-calendar days notification for CONUS classes. The Government will provide the contractor 90-calendar days notification for OCONUS classes.

- Operator Maintenance (OPNET). The OPNET course shall be designed to train operators of systems under this TO and cover complete vehicle operations, to include all attachments, load handling, operator safety, general safety, operator Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services (PMCS), loading and unloading for transport, complete tie down for shipment, and proper use of on-board tools, equipment, and Basic Issue Item (BII). The training shall be consistent with procedures established in the appropriate vehicle technical manual. At the end of each class, the contractor shall conduct a hands-on performance test for each operator being trained. The contractor shall score students based on their performance as GO/NO GO.

- Field Level Maintainer New Equipment Training (FLMNET). The FLMNET course shall be designed for field level mechanics supporting systems under this TO and cover minimal operation characteristics, field level PMCS, troubleshooting, diagnosis and repair of system unique control systems, engine, fuel, transmission, axle, braking, electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic, other ancillary systems of the vehicle. Training shall be consistent with procedures established in the appropriate system technical manual. The training shall include a block of instruction using the Interactive Electronic Technical Manual (IETM) and Maintenance Support Device (MSD) diagnostic tool if applicable. The contractor shall score each student based on his or her performance as GO/NO GO.

- Training Material and Documentation. The Contractor shall update and maintain operator and maintainer training products IAW U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) regulation (TR) 350-70 (DEC 2011) and amplify guidance on procedures for producing unit training products. The Contractor shall utilize the instructional system design model referred to as the analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation (ADDIE) process. The Contractor shall update or develop a Program of Instruction (POI) for operator and maintainer training in accordance with TRADOC standard lesson plan format using Training Development Capabilities (TDC) systems. The Contractor shall ensure all operational resource requirements to include projected usage data and consumables required to support the appropriate training events are included in the POI. The Contractor shall ensure it develops all RAS training materials, using the Adult Learning Model (ALM). The Contractor shall ensure all operator and maintainer training includes system orientation, theory of operation, capabilities, limitations, Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services (PMCS), all warnings and cautions, practical applications such as diagnostics tasks, repair, operating, and driving. If new development is required, the Contractor shall complete a task analysis for each associated task completed for the lesson plans. This shall include all parameters of analysis outlined in the ADDIE process as specified in TR 350-70. Each task shall have a supporting Terminal Learning Objective (TLO) that shall enable the creation of supporting lesson plans designed to measure Army or USMC completion of OPNET and FLMNET training. The Contractor shall ensure the training design provides for methodologies that are consistent with current models of instruction for skill levels 10 and 20, which will include demonstrations, practical application, and performance evaluations. The operator and maintainer course design for hands on, curriculum hours, student to robot ratio and student to instructor ratio shall be based on each programs training analysis. If the training POI development includes a Training Aids, Devices, Simulators and Simulations (TADSS) already in the DoD inventory, the Government will make it available to the Contractor.

- Training Course Control Document/Course Outline. For each course, the contractor shall develop a separate Training Course Control Document describing the course content (subject, topics, and task), training material, types and duration of instruction, and all resources and support required to conduct the training in an institutional setting. The Training Course Control Document shall contain front matter, an introduction, course description data, outline of instruction summary, curriculum outline of instruction, course summary and presentation schedule. The Course Outline shall be delivered in accordance with CDRL A011-Course Outline.

- Instructor Lesson Plans, Student Guides. For each course, the contractor shall prepare an Instructor Lesson Plan and a Student Guide. Each element of the training course outline shall be fully developed, finalized and delivered in accordance with CDRL A012-Instructor Lesson Plan and Student Guides. The Government may provide sample training materials and outlines at the SOW meeting upon request. The contractor may supplement Operator and Maintainer Training used for Commercial Customers with information reflecting militarization of the system. All student and instructor lesson material and guides used to conduct the training course shall be included. The training materials may consist of contractor handbooks, in-house training material, pamphlets, training literature, utility manuals, software manuals, maintenance manuals, logic diagrams, schematics, flow block diagrams, equipment description and functional data, testing procedures, visual aids, and other documents suitable for use in development of training programs. Visual aids may consist of videos, slides, transparencies, wall charts, schematics, illustrations, pictures, drawings, and cutaways of components. Materials submitted must not conflict with the content of the vehicle technical manuals. No classified information is to be included in the training materials. The contractor shall deliver all course control documents and training materials in accordance with CDRL A012 - Instructor Lesson Plan and Student Guides.

- Critical Task List (CTL). The contractor shall develop a list of all tasks considered critical for the operator or maintainer to accomplish their mission and duties and to survive in the full range of Army operations. Critical tasks must be trained. The CTL shall be developed in accordance with TR 350- 70 for Task Analysis and Task Development and delivered IAW CDRL A013 รข?? Critical Task Analysis Report.

- Course Management Plan (CMP). The Contractor shall update and maintain the Operator and Maintainer Course Management Plan (CMP), as specified in TR 350-70 and supporting pamphlets to manage and conduct the course(s). The Contractor shall continue to update the Operator and Maintainer CMP to ensure all Engineering Change Proposals (ECPs) and configuration changes are captured. The CMP development shall include development of the appropriate performance and written evaluation.

- Training Support Package (TSPs). The Contractor shall update and maintain Training Support Packages (TSPs) as specified in TR 350-70 and supporting pamphlets. The Contractor shall include drills, lesson plans, media, supporting course materials, advance sheets, study guides, foreign disclosure requirements, risk management worksheets, student and instructor guides, evaluation materials, and TADSS in support of hands-on OPNET and FLMNET. The TSP shall be task based, sequential, and progressive in nature and in compliance with the Adult Learning Model (ALC 2015) specified in TR 350- 70. The Contractor shall ensure all TSPs comply with safety and environmental regulations. The Contractor shall validate and verify TSPs against applicable technical manuals before training students. The Contractor shall ensure TSPs, and all supporting requirements, updated IAW TR 350-70 and all associated pamphlets.

- Training Material Verification. The contractor shall conduct training classes at FLW, conforming to the NET courses, to verify the training material. The contractor shall use the NET course training materials developed under this contract. The contractor shall provide special tools, parts, training aides, materials, and facilities to conduct the verification. The contractor shall ensure all parts, tools, and materials required for the training are onsite for the class.

- Instructor and Key Personnel Training (I&KPT). The contractor shall conduct training classes conforming to the NET courses to train instructors and other key personnel. The contractor shall use the NET course training materials developed under this contract. The contractor shall provide vehicles, special tools, parts, training aides, materials, and facilities to conduct training.

- Training Course Completion Report/Student Training Administration. Within two business days after completion of the OPNET or FLMNET class, the Contractor shall submit a student roster to the Government IAW CDRL A014 - Training Course Completion Report. The roster shall include the name of the class, start and end date, instructor(s) name and signature, location of the class, student name, military rank (if military), military occupational skill (MOS), home station address, last four number of the students social security, students Army Knowledge Online (AKO) email address, record of daily attendance for each student, and instructors notes. The Contractor will create and submit memo for the Government NET Manager to sign for the project development identifier H5B submission to Army G-1 for equipment associated with that identifier.

- Class Critique. At the end of the class, each student shall complete a class critique. The Government will provide a sample critique sheet and the Contractor shall administer them. Within three business days after completion of the class, the Contractor shall load critiques into the Government portal.

- Training Certificate. The Government will provide the training certificate Masterfile for the Contractor to administer. At the end of the class, the Contractor shall present each student with a Certificate of Training.

- Instructor Certification and Credentials. All training will be conducted by instructors certified by the International Board of Standards for Training Developers and Instructors (IBSTDI) or shall possess military equivalent Army Basic Instructor Course certification.

- General Trainer Responsibilities. Trainers shall be responsible for maintaining all training facilities to include sweeping, mopping, removing garbage, submitting work orders for repair, general cleaning of personal area, keeping cleaning closets organized and requesting cleaning supplies when required and signing for keys, grounds and training area IAW FLW requirements which includes: Cutting grass with government equipment, removing snow and ice in walk areas, removing snow with government equipment, submitting work orders for repair of range items, maintaining training tower and repair of training lanes. Trainers shall maintain all areas of responsibility in a professional manner. All equipment to perform these duties will be provided by the Government. Trainers are required to do PMCS on all training systems and execute troubleshooting and repairs as mission requires and in the absence of technicians. Trainers are required to support other areas of program development as Subject Matter Experts (SME) when required. Trainers are required to forecast supplies required to execute all training scheduled 90 days in advance of any scheduled training.

Qualifications and Skills

- Must successfully complete a background security investigation of all personnel (SF-85P) to obtain a Common Access Card (CAC).

- All trainers shall possess an Instructor Qualification in either ABIC, Small Group Instructor, or any service equivalent instructor course or civilian degree in training.

- Must be able to travel CONUS

- Must be able to travel OCONUS and pass CRC medical requirements (https://www.bliss.army.mil/CRC/MedicalRequirements_Home.html), as applicable.

- Must possess a civilian driving license.

- Must be able to complete Army Accident Avoidance Course.

- Fort Leonard Wood staff shall obtain or possess licenses on John Deer 450 GLT dozer, Bobcat T250 Skid steer (tracked) with multiple attachments and forklifts (15k and below), lawn mowers, weed eaters, M985A2R1 HMMT truck with trailer.

- Fort Leonard Wood staff shall obtain or possess a Fort Leonard Wood Range Safety Certification.

- Be able to obtain Driver Certification as needed for local certification requirements.

DUCOM, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Job Types: Full-time, SCA Labor Category, Contract

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