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Full-time Experienced Technical and Tactical AEGIS Subject Matter Expert to support AEGIS Tactical training in Dahlgren, VA.
Develops; organizes; and conducts AEGIS classroom and tactical lab training and evaluation in support of Surface Combat Systems Training Command (SCSTC) – AEGIS Readiness and Training Center/Dahlgren, VA.
Serve as the Subject Matter Expert and training advisor to train CG/DDG Commanding Officers, Executive Officers, and Tactical watch teams in the tactical employment of the Aegis Weapon System, its interfaces, and associated equipment. This opportunity entails planning, briefing, evaluating, and debriefing classes and provide instruction on the tactical employment techniques of Aegis Tactical and Operational employment through class room and practical scenarios based on current Navy-wide operational tasking, doctrine, tactics, techniques, and procedures. When required, the candidate would provide subject matter expertise in support of curriculum development for SCSTC courses supporting present and future course development and support the Train to Qualify (T2Q) and Train to Certify (T2C) process utilizing shore-based trainer requiring dynamic training and assessment of watchstanders during integrated scenarios. Conducts training sessions and develops criteria for evaluating the effectiveness of training activities.
Provides primary watch team instruction in AEGIS Combat Weapon Systems. Reviews and analyzes U.S. Navy Aegis Combat System Engineering Capabilities and Limitations and U.S. Navy Operational and Tactical doctrine and integrates and conceptualizes the execution of Doctrine optimizing the application of ship's Combat Systems capabilities and limitation in the dynamic operational tactical environment. Conducts dynamic assessment of the sailors’ abilities to comply with approved maintenance and operational procedures and thereafter provides formal appraisal of performance with recommendations for improvement and methods to maintain technical and tactical proficiency.
This SME position carries a high level of exposure, and commands focus, flexibility, and the desire to continuously learn from each of their fellow team members. If this describes you, we urge you to apply today!
Candidates must have a minimum of 15 years US Navy surface warfare combat systems/platform experience with DDGs, CGs, or land based test sites. Experience as a qualified AEGIS Tactical Action Officer, Anti-Air Warfare Coordinator, or Combat Systems Coordinator operator/technician is required.
U.S. Citizenship and Active Secret Security Clearance are required.
Provides dynamic teaching & training as well as assessment that require advanced knowledge of U.S. Navy Combat Systems Capabilities and Limitations to the officer level. Reviews and analyzes U.S. Navy Aegis Combat System Engineering Capabilities and Limitations and U.S. Navy Operational and Tactical doctrine and integrates and conceptualizes the execution of Doctrine optimizing the application of ships and aircraft (organic and non-organic) systems in the dynamic tactical environment.
Conducts dynamic assessment of the sailors' abilities to comply with approved maintenance and operational procedures and thereafter provides formal appraisal of performance with recommendations for improvement and methods to maintain technical and tactical proficiency.
Observes and assesses contemporaries during Practice and Certification Teaches per requirements NAVEDTRA 135. Prepares; reviews; and customizes curriculum lesson plans and instructor guide in support of traditional classroom teaching.
Supports Course Reviews and Curriculum Updates; conducts training gap analysis provides formal feedback and recommendation for Course improvement.
Documents the training conducted with specifics of the individual areas / watch station and is responsible for generation of a formal assessment of measure of success via written report. Develops; tests; maintains; and delivers moderately complex Aegis training programs and related materials in support of ATRC training objectives.
Establishes and reviews course content and objectives. Conducts training sessions and develops criteria for evaluating the effectiveness of training activities.
Maintains records of training activities; participant progress; and program effectiveness. Maintains current knowledge of relevant technologies as assigned.
Additionally, must have strong interpersonal skills and be able to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with the team and customers. Must be able to support training with extended periods on your feet while instructing. Prior SCSTC/ATRC/TACTRAGRU instructor experience is a significant plus. Travel may be up required to 10 % of time. Two (2) years experience’ with Microsoft Office Suite applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) is preferred. A formal degree or the combination of education, technical certifications, training or work/military experience supporting engineering or analysis experience is always a plus.
B.S. or Advanced Degree in engineering, analysis, or related discipline desired but not required.
Experience with training and readiness of AEGIS Navy vessels
Master Training Specialist
Pay Range:Pay Range $94,250.00 - $170,375.00
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.
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