Indoor Range Manager/Chief Safety Officer

GardaWorld Federal Services (


  full-time   employee


Position:  Indoor Range Manager/Chief Safety Officer (IRM/CSO)

Location: Kabul, Afghanistan

FLSA Status: Full Time


Position Summary: An indoor range manager/ Chief Safety Officer is responsible for supervising personnel in the indoor range facilities and ensuring procedures are conducted properly. 


Essential Functions:

A.  Conducts and supervises all opening and closing procedures for the range as described in the range Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and in compliance with posted General Range Rules. 

B.   Conducts range inspections on a daily basis to include exterior and interior spaces with specific attention to range safety equipment ensuring they are maintained in accordance with the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) maintenance manuals.  This maintenance includes but is not limited to; the Total Containment Trap (TCT), Screw Conveyor System (SCS), Dust Collection Unit (DCU), Air Movement System, air compressors, and ballistic and acoustic panels. 

C.  Documents and initiates corrective action on any deficiencies noted in inspections. 

D.  Suspends operation of the range in the event of any deficiency that, without mitigation, will endanger the health and safety of range users or operators.

E.  Supervises operation of indoor range facilities, ensuring, compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards and regulations. 

F.  Supervises scheduling, preparation, and documentation of range use, as well as ensuring security of range when not in use.

G.  Conducts and supervises contract personnel in the OEM required maintenance of the major systems of the indoor training range as stated in the OEM user manuals and the Range SOP.   This includes periodic replacement of parts including seals, grommets, fittings, hoses, lubrication schedules, filter replacement, acoustic or ballistic panel replacement, and replacement or repair of any other items identified in periodic inspections as damaged, worn or otherwise unserviceable.

H.   Conducts and supervises contract personnel in the normal cleaning of the range facility including the removal of HAZMAT materials according to the range SOP and OSHA rules, such as lead, unburnt powder, used cleaning patches, and other materials contaminated from live fire or firearms maintenance in the range facility. 

I.   Conducts and supervises non- hazardous cleaning and maintenance of the range office area, restrooms, loudspeaker system, security system including Closed Circuit Television (CCTV), facility access control, and control panels for HVAC and other range utilities.

J.  Maintains historical records, logs and schedules to document range use, maintenance, and availability to all stakeholders. 

K.  Maintains relationships with the manufacturer of range systems as well as vendors for ongoing supplies in order to maintain continued safe operation of the range. 

L. Ensures sufficient consumables including lubricants, cleaning supplies, emergency medical gear, and safety equipment are available to ensure continuous range operations.

M.  Serves as the Chief Range Safety Officer, ensuring that all range users read and comply with all Range Rules and the Range SOP. 

N.  Responsible for supervising and ensuring compliance with all safety protocols during range use. 

O.   Responsible for developing the Range Safety Brief for the indoor training range and ensures the brief is delivered and documented for each individual range user prior to live-fire operations.  The Range Safety Brief will include an Emergency Action Plan (EAP) specific for the range exercise.  The overall Range Emergency Action Plan shall be stated in the Range SOP.

Non-Essential Functions:

  • Additional duties and responsibilities may be assigned according to the needs of the customer/client


Teleworking: No

Travel: Yes

GardaWorld Federal Services Corporation and family of companies is an EOE
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
We participate in the E-Verify Employment Verification Program


Crucial Requirements:

A.  Must be a US citizen.

B.  Must possess a minimum of three (3) years? experience as a range safety officer or chief range safety officer, this experience must have been earned as part of other federal, state, or local government training assignments.

C.  Must possess a minimum of three (3) years? experience managing an indoor firearms range.

D.  Must possess evidence of formal certification as a firearms instructor.

E.  Must possess and maintain OSHA and/or EPA certification in handling/disposal of hazardous material (HAZMAT)


Physical Demands:

The physical demands listed below, though not fully inclusive, must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position for a long period of time. 
  • The employee is frequently required to move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.
  • The employee is occasionally required to stand; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.


Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. 

  • The employee will work in a temperature-controlled office environment, with frequent exposure to electronic office equipment
  • During visits to areas of operations, may be exposed to extreme cold or hot weather conditions.
  • Is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and loud noise.