Develops; organizes; and conducts Navigation training and educational programs for personnel assigned to Littoral Combat Ships (LCS). Must be capable of conducting conventional knowledge-based classroom teaching and performance-based laboratory training. The candidate would serve as a Bridge Instructor to train Navigation Watchstanders on LCS-1 and LCS-2 bridge equipment and systems to include navigation, seamanship and tactical maneuvering. When required, the candidate would provide subject matter expertise in support of curriculum development for new LCS courses supporting ship handling and navigation training.
The candidate would serve as an 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 Shiphandling 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.
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-2 Officer of the Deck (OOD) and Junior Officer of the Deck (JOOD) Capstone and LCS-2 Crew Certification Training.
Candidate may be required to support a second shift work schedule on an intermittent basis.
Five (5) years of experience with the required system as either a maintenance technician supervisor or operator supervisor with responsibility for teaching the applicable system or function task to others in a journeyman level training environment. Of the five years, one (1) year of experience as an instructor in a Navy Training Environment, to include curriculum maintenance, writing learning objectives, preparing test items, evaluating instructional materials and the results of instruction and counseling students on academic learning problems.
Desired LCS or operational Fleet experience either as a US Navy qualified Underway Officer of the Deck or USCG licensed Deck Officer (Master, 1st Mate, 2nd Mate, or 3rd Mate).
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.
Bachelors Degree in a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical certifications, training, or work/military experience. Master’s Degree preferred.
Must be able to support training with extended periods on your feet while instructing. Travel may be required up to 10% of time.
Active Secret Security Clearance
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.
Experience as a qualified Master / Afloat Training Specialist in support of CSCS/TACTRAGRU/ATG is a significant plus.
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