• Conduct indoor classroom-style training in a controlled environment, as well as outdoor hands-on demonstrations and exercises in both the extreme heat and cold.
• Contribute to improvement of the toxic agent training experience through continuous research and training revision.
• Maintain knowledge base as a SME in assigned course content.
• Qualify and maintain eligibility and certification under the Contractor Employee Reliability Program (CERP).
• Comply with supervisor assignment for entries into the COBRA (Chemical Ordnance Biological Radiological) Training Facility toxic agent training environment.
• Actively seek and participate in cross-training opportunities to maximize instructor resources and the overall training experience for student responders.
• Assist with review of course outcomes to include weekly After Action Reports and ongoing QA/QC of course.
• Participate in cross-training of instructional staff in related fields to maximize instructor resources and the overall training experience for student responders.
• Contribute to the revision of course materials and assist in the development, review and revision of policies pertaining to training delivery.
• Participate in lecture and practice exercises within the CBRNE/WMD field as assigned.
• Interface regularly with national, state, and local officials to maintain expertise in state-of-the art training techniques and methods.
• Ensure quality instruction for CBRNE/WMD related tasks in personal protective equipment (PPE) at a field training site using technology to detect, identify, and neutralize a weapon of mass destruction. Instruction includes hands-on, multi-task performance oriented training in live agent.
• Address safety issues to ensure compliance as it relates to risk assessment and safety standard operating procedures.
• Address and instruct mass triage and principles of mass casualty response in relationship to a CBRNE related incident.
• With exposure to live agents supervise the doffing procedures for all same gender students exiting the hot training bays of the toxic agent facility which includes all same-gender students showering after each exercise in a military-style shower with limited privacy.
Requires BS degree and 2 - 4 years of prior relevant experience or Masters with less than 2 years of prior relevant experience. 8-10 years experience required in lieu of degree.
• Preferred candidates will have 10+ years of experience working within one of the emergency response disciplines that support all-hazard response. Of the 10 required years of experience, 5 years must be specialized experience working with WMD, CBRNE, or Hazardous materials (civilian or military) at the technician level as defined by OSHA.
• Minimum 3 years of current instructional experience to include live nerve agent curriculum.
• Possess a teaching certification, have postsecondary teaching experience, or teaching degree.
• Possess functional knowledge of the federal response plan/NIMS.
• Ability to lift a minimum of 65 pounds (i.e. SCBA and other equipment) during demonstrations and exercises.
• Ability to perform prolonged standing, bending, climbing, kneeling, and pushing and pulling carts containing equipment.
• Ability to wear Level A-C PPE including SCBA for period of 1.5 hours up to five hours.
• Must pass a pre-placement and annual medical exam, and random drug testing.
• Must submit to and obtain final suitability by successful completion of background check, financial institutions/credit bureau check, and disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act.
• U.S. Citizenship required.
• All applicants must have the accepted form of government-issued ID compliant with the Real ID Act.
ADDITIONAL PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
• Working knowledge of weapons of mass destruction which includes related experience in a WMD incident and/or experience in a manmade or natural disaster of national significance.