Provide Master-Level Maneuvering and Ship handling training to U.S. Navy Commanding Officers, Surface Warfare Officers and Enlisted Bridge Navigation Watchstanders who are participating in Bridge Resource Management (BRM), Basic Ship Handling (BSH), and other courses as required in LTF Navigation subject areas. Develops; organizes; and conducts Navigation training and educational programs for personnel assigned to Littoral Combat Ships. Must be capable of conducting conventional knowledge-based classroom teaching and performance / scenario-based laboratory training in a simulator environment.
The candidate would serve as a Senior Instructor to train LCS sailors in Bridge Resource Management, LCS Navigation system capabilities and limitations, shipboard planning and execution, and communications. When required, the candidate would provide subject matter expertise in support of curriculum development for LCS courses and policy development supporting Ship handling and navigation training.
Must be prepared to support the Train to Qualify (T2Q) and Train to Certify (T2C) process utilizing shore-based trainer requiring dynamic assessment of watchstanders during integrated scenarios.
Provide trusted advice and technical assistance regarding training requirements and curriculum analysis, design development, implementation, instruction, and assessment in Navigation, Seamanship, and Ship handling related topics to students at all levels of the training spectrum.
Develops; tests; maintains; and delivers complex Navigation training programs and related materials in support of training objectives. Topics include Ship Handling Fundamentals, Pilot/CO/OOD Relationship, Voyage Planning and Emergency Situations, Navigation Case Studies, International and Inland Rules of the Road, and Special Evolutions.
Prepares; reviews; and customizes curriculum lesson plans and instructor guides in support of traditional classroom teaching.
Supports Formal Course Reviews and curriculum updates; conducts training gap analysis and provides formal feedback / recommendations for Course improvement.
Establishes and reviews course content and objectives.
Conducts training sessions and develops criteria for evaluating the effectiveness of training activities.
Maintains current knowledge of relevant technologies as assigned.
Primary instruction in LCS Bridge Resource Management. Secondary instruction/support in Officer of the Deck (OOD) Capstone and LCS Crew Certification Training (CCT).
Candidate may be required to support a second shift work schedule on an intermittent basis.
Advanced skills as a former Surface Warfare Commanding Officer with at least 30 months in Command at sea; OR a USCG license as a Master, Any Gross Tons, Oceans, with 30 months at sea experience as a ships Master.
Bachelors Degree in a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical certifications, training, or work/military experience.
Master’s Degree Preferred.
Expert knowledge of Navigation Rules, both International and U.S. Inland.
Knowledge and understanding of the Surface Ship Navigation Department Organization and Regulations Manual (NAVDORM), standard Navigation commands, Maritime training and education best practices, U.S. Navy Surface Ship particulars and maneuvering characteristics for all ship classes.
Extensive experience with Voyage Management System (VMS) / Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS) navigation suite and Advanced Radar Plotting Aid (ARPA) preferred.
Experience as a qualified Master / Afloat Training Specialist in support of CSCS/TACTRAGRU/ATG is a significant plus. Must be able to support training with extended periods on your feet while instructing. Travel may be required up to 10% of time.
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