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Job #: R-00099074
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Category: Technical Trainer
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $3,000
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

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The Leidos Defense Group is seeking a Technical Trainer for the Surveillance Towed Array Sensor System (SURTASS) program in Virginia Beach, VA. The SURTASS program provides an on-demand, mobile, and active/passive maritime surveillance capability in support of Joint and Naval Task Force commanders via a towed acoustic sensor system.

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Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide direct support for the SURTASS Training program by training SURTASS Operation Center Technicians (SOC Techs) in the function, operation, and basic tactical employment of newly standard operating procedures used throughout the SURTASS programs.

  • This work will be performed in the classroom using lecture methods and simulator systems, onboard USNS vessels for pier-side training, and at-sea embarked for limited duration on available SURTASS platforms.

  • Act as a liaison/coordinator with contract sponsor, SURTASS ships’ Master, sponsored ship riders, MILCREW, other SURTASS contractors, MSC, shipyard personnel and other government organizations. CONUS and OCONUS travel.

  • Prepare operational and maintenance procedures and manuals.

  • May be involved in assessing fielded training approaches, methodology, techniques, and products to help ensure their effectiveness and efficiency for customer needs.

  • Maintain training tracking documentations and assisting SURTASS Operations Management with ship’s crew rotations and sponsored training scheduling.

  • Involved in selection of new and potentially non-traditional technologies, processes, and procedures to produce and deliver mission support training materials.

  • Support Training Development and efforts, including curriculum development.

  • Involved in development, testing, and fielding of training systems and solutions, including on site activation.

  • Support training conduct and training development for Foreign Military Sales.

  • Collaborate with colleagues and apply background experience to ensure training events are conducted in accordance with standards.

  • Ability to work at sea or shore-side as training administrator.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Associates Degree in a technically related field with 4 or more years of experience. Additional years of experience, training, and/or certifications may be considered in lieu of degree requirement.

  • Currently possess DoD Secret Clearance with ability to maintain upon hire.

  • Possess or ability to obtain a valid U.S. Passport

  • Excellent written, oral, and presentation skills.

  • Proficient in MS Office products, especially Power Point, Word, and Excel.

  • Must have the ability to work under only very general supervision and able to provide training to shipboard assigned technicians.

  • Able to pass a mariner’s physical per COMSCINST 6000.1.c and must maintain their medical fitness for the position.

  • Must have a valid driver’s license and willing to obtain an international driving permit to drive on the left side of the road if needed.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master Training Specialist (MTS)

  • Navy Journeyman Instructor (NEC 9502 or equivalent) experience.

  • Situational Awareness Workstation Operator (SAWO) (NEC V94B) training and qualification.

  • Experienced in civilian or military operations.

  • Creative thinking skills and strategic mindset.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $52,650.00 - $81,000.00 - $109,350.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.

About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets. The company’s 44,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $13.7 billion for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021. For more information, visit

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