SSDS Trainer at CSCS DET San Diego, CA - Military veterans preferred

General Dynamics Information Technology (


  full-time   employee

San Diego
United States

General Dynamics Information Technology is actively seeking a SSDS Trainer at DET San Diego, CA with technical proficiency in the NATO Sea Sparrow Missile system (NSSMS), and Rolling Airframe Missile System (RAM). Tactical watch standing experience as DWC/SDWC and ADWC modes in the Ship's Self Defense System (SSDS) Mk II is preferred. 

Job Description:

Develops, organizes, and conducts training and educational programs for customer personnel in support of Waterfront Advanced Warfare Training (AWT) at Center for Surface Combat Systems CSCS San Diego. Training program requires ability to conduct traditional classroom instruction and laboratory support.

  1. Knowledgeable on SSDS MK 2 equipped surface combatants in support of SSDS Advanced Warfare Training (AWT) Phases, including Phase I: Self-Assessment Groom Training (SAGT), Phase II: Operator Training and Phase III: Team Training.
  2. Candidate develops, organizes, and conducts technical and tactical training necessary to meet TYCOM SSDS training requirements.
  3. Provides preventive and corrective maintenance assessment and training of the SSDS MK-2 combat Systems.
  4. Conducts both classroom and hands-on training for technicians and tacticians from surface combatants in the operation and maintenance of the SSDS MK-2 Combat System.
  5. Develops, tests, maintains, and delivers moderately complex training programs and related materials in support of customer training objectives.
  6. Establishes and reviews course content and objectives.
  7. Conducts training sessions and develops criteria for evaluating the effectiveness of training activities.
  8. Maintains records of training activities, participant progress, and program effectiveness.
  9. Updates course documentation on a regular basis to ensure timeliness and relevance.
  10. May provide work leadership for lower level employees, including evaluating the effectiveness of their training presentations and programs.


Three (3) years of experience with the required system or process as either a maintenance technician or operator with responsibility for teaching the applicable system or function task to others in an apprentice level training environment. Of the three years, one (1) year experience as an instructor in a Navy Training Environment, to include curriculum maintenance, writing learning objectives, preparing test items, evaluating instructional materials and the results of instruction and counseling students on academic learning problems.


Past experience as a trainer/instructor in support of CSCS/ATRC/TACTRAGRU/ATG is a significant plus. Must be able to support training with extended periods on your feet while training.


Candidate must possess experience with BFTT, BOPC, and Embedded Training Systems.


Desire (not required) technician with Navy Instructor NEC 9502.


Desire experience with CEC and at least 1 year experience on CSTT technical and or tactical team.


Travel may be required up to 25 percent of the time. Must in physical condition to support embarkation on U.S. Navy ship underway.


For more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology has served as a trusted provider of information technology, systems engineering, training and professional services to customers across federal, state, and local governments, and in the commercial sector. Over 40,000 GDIT professionals deliver enterprise solutions, manage mission-critical IT programs and provide mission support services worldwide. GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.



Bachelor's Degree in a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical certifications or training, or work/military experience.