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Job #: R-00106558
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Category: Instructor
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 50% of the time
Shift: Rotating
Clearance: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $3,000
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

The Leidos Defense Group is seeking a Training Instructor for the Surveillance Towed Array Sensor System (SURTASS) program in Virginia Beach, VA.

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Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide training to SURTASS Operation Center Technicians (SOC Techs) and Field Support Technicians (FST) in the function, operation, and basic tactical employment of newly standard operating procedures used throughout the SURTASS programs.

  • Provide training input for refresher, daily, quarterly, and annual training tasking to include specialized training projects.

  • Responsible for assisting Training manager with training tasking, projects, and curriculum development to ensure all training support is provided for the SURTASS Program, Program Manager, O & M Manager, and FST Manager.

  • 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.

  • Prepare technical, 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, including on site activation.

  • Assist with maintaining training documentations and sponsored training scheduling.

  • Support Training Development and efforts, including curriculum development.

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

  • Conduct training and training development for Foreign Military Sales.

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

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

Basic Qualifications:

  • Associate’s 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 cross-over 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 general supervision and able to provide training to shipboard assigned technicians.

  • Ability to work at sea or shore-side as technical trainer.

  • 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.

  • Experienced in civilian or military operations.

  • Creative thinking skills and strategic mindset.

  • SURTASS processing subsystem experience includes: ICP, UNIX based processing systems, LINUX, ORACLE, COMPOSE, GCCS-M, GPS (Commercial and MIL-STD), Bathythermograph/Sound Velocimeter, Mechanical and Ring Laser Gyro, TTTS and/or PC Test Set

  • SURTASS communications subsystems experience includes: SHF, UHF SATCOM and LOS, HF, NOW, IFF, SECURE VOICE and DATA CRYPTOs, CMS, EKMS, KMI, SIPRNET, ADNS/CFCP, and/or NIPRNET.

  • SURTASS Arrays experience includes TL-29A towed array, LFA, CLFA, and/or HFM3.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $48,750.00 - $75,000.00 - $101,250.00

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® innovation company rapidly addressing the world’s most vexing challenges in national security and health. The company's global workforce of 47,000 collaborates to create smarter technology solutions for customers in heavily regulated industries. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $15.4 billion for the fiscal year ended December 29, 2023.  For more information, visit

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