Fires Training Specialist - Secret clearance required

Clearance Level
Fort Liberty, North Carolina
Onsite Workplace
Key Skills For Success

Exercise Design

Special Operations

Training Simulation

REQ#: RQ172703
Public Trust: None
Requisition Type: Regular
Your Impact

Own your opportunity to work with the largest government agency in the nation. Make an impact by advancing the Department of Defense’s mission to keep our country safe and secure.

Job Description

Fires Training Specialist, Technical Instructor/Course Developer

Seize your opportunity to make a personal impact as a Fires Training Specialist, Technical Instructor/Course Developer supporting U.S. Army and Joint Special Operations Forces. GDIT is your place to make meaningful contributions to challenging projects and grow a rewarding career.

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. As a Fires Training Specialist, Technical Instructor/Course Developer you will help ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. Our work depends on a Fires Training Specialist, Technical Instructor/Course Developer joining our team to develop content, script interactions, and refine kinetic and non-kinetic targeting and fires scenarios for Command Post and Mission Command Readiness Exercises for United States Army Special Operations Command, subordinate units, and select other units. These realistic Fires training efforts assist Special Operations units to be better prepared before deployment, thereby mitigating risk to their mission and to troops and enhancing their overall probability of success.


  • The employee will work as a member of a team to develop fires training scenarios based on, at a minimum, written training guidance, the training unit Commander’s training objectives, and Combined Arms Training Strategy tasks.
  • The employee will replicate and role play entities as required to facilitate Commander's training objectives.
  • The employee may travel to respective training unit locations in support of distributed exercises as required.
  • The employee will be taught how to use virtual simulation tools and programs to accurately replicate military aircraft, friendly troops, enemy troops, and terrain. Simulation suites will include Virtual Battle Space-3 (VBS-3) and Virtual Battle Space-4 (VBS-4). As the employee gains proficiency in using these state-of-the-art simulation tools, he or she will be able to add additional realism to the training iterations for participating units and personnel.
  • The employee shall be familiar with and adhere to current Army and Joint doctrine and training strategies throughout the exercise development Life Cycle.


  • Education: Associate's Degree. Five years’ military experience may substitute for academic degree.
  • Required Experience: Two years’ experience as a Special Operations Forces or Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC) as a member of a Tactical Air Controller Party (TACP)
  • Required Technical Skills: Joint Terminal Attack Controller Qualification Course or Special Operations Terminal Attack Combat Controller (SOTACC) Course certification
  • Security Clearance Level: Secret Security clearance
  • Required Skills and Abilities:
  • Experience as an instructor may substitute for operational experience
  • Military Instructor Training Course or civilian
  • Have intimate knowledge of emergency close air support procedures, artillery, and mortar call for fire procedures. Knowledge of exercise design concepts and experience providing training using virtual training simulation.
  • Preferred Skills:
  • Instructor experience using virtual simulations desired
  • Knowledge of Joint Fire Support Executive Steering Committee Army Publication (JFS ESC AP) TAC MOA, USSOCOM M350-5, USASOC Sup 1, 1st SFC(A) 350-1, Appendix M (JTAC SOP), SF Group and local range procedures during pre-mission, mission and post mission phases of training operations.
  •  Location: On Customer Site
  •  US Citizenship Required


  • 401K with company match
  • Comprehensive health and wellness packages
  • Internal mobility team dedicated to helping you own your career
  • Professional growth opportunities including paid education and certifications
  • Cutting-edge technology you can learn from
  • Rest and recharge with paid vacation and holidays



Work Requirements
Years of Experience

2 + years of related experience

* may vary based on technical training, certification(s), or degree


Travel Required



U.S. Citizenship Required

Salary and Benefit Information

The likely hourly rate for this position is between $26.89 - $36.37. This is not, however, a guarantee of compensation or salary. Rather, salary will be set based on experience, geographic location and possibly contractual requirements and could fall outside of this range.
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About Our Work

We are GDIT. A global technology and professional services company that delivers consulting, technology and mission services to every major agency across the U.S. government, defense and intelligence community. Our 30,000 experts extract the power of technology to create immediate value and deliver solutions at the edge of innovation. We operate across 30 countries worldwide, offering leading capabilities in digital modernization, AI/ML, Cloud, Cyber and application development. Together with our clients, we strive to create a safer, smarter world by harnessing the power of deep expertise and advanced technology.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.