Mk 34 Gun Weapon System (GWS) Trainer, Aegis Tactical Action Officer Trainer, Surface Combat Systems Training Command – San Diego (SCSTC-SD), San Diego, CA

Clearance Level
San Diego, California
Onsite Workplace
Key Skills For Success

Classroom Instruction

Teacher Training

Training Needs Assessment

REQ#: RQ171284
Requisition Type: Regular
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Job Description

Training Specialist - Aegis Mk 34 Gun Weapon System Trainer

Join General Dynamics IT and be a part of the team of men and women that solve some of the world's most complex technical challenges. We are seeking someone who develops, organizes, and conducts training and educational programs for U.S. Navy Officers in support of the Surface Combat Systems Training Command (SCSTC)- San Diego. The Training program requires ability to conduct traditional classroom instruction and support tactical laboratory training. Candidate would serve as a senior instructor to train Aegis Officers in the tactical employment of the Aegis Combat System and associated weapons systems, system capabilities and limitations, employment of automated systems, mission planning and execution, and tactical communications. When required, the candidate would provide subject matter expertise in support of curriculum development for SCSTC courses supporting the operational employment of the Aegis Combat System.


Develops, organizes and conducts training and educational programs for Fleet sailors in support of Surface Combat Systems Training Command – San Diego (SCSTC-SD) in San Diego, CA. Training program requires ability to conduct traditional classroom instruction and support tactical lab training. Candidate would serve as a Journeyman Instructor to train CG/DDG sailors in the operation and tactical employment of the Aegis Mk 34 Gun Weapon System (GWS), its interface, and associated equipment to include the Mk 160 Gun Computer Console (GCC). Must have the ability to train others in the technical description, operation, and tactical employment of the Mk 34 GWS and Mk 160 GCC. The candidate would plan, brief, evaluate, and debrief classes and provide instruction on the tactical employment techniques of Aegis Mk 34 GWS 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.

1. Provides dynamic teaching & training as well as assessment that require advanced knowledge of the integration of the Aegis Gun Weapon System to the officer level.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. Observes and assesses contemporaries during Practice and Certification Teaches per requirements NAVEDTRA 135.

5. Prepares, reviews, and customizes curriculum lesson plans and instructor guide in support of traditional classroom teaching.

6. Supports Course Reviews and Curriculum Updates; conducts training gap analysis provides formal feedback and recommendation for Course improvement.

7. 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.

8. Develops, tests, maintains and delivers moderately complex Aegis training programs and related materials in support of SCSTC training objectives.

9. Establishes and reviews course content and objectives.

10. Conducts training sessions and develops criteria for evaluating the effectiveness of training activities.

11. Maintains records of training activities, participant progress and program effectiveness.

12. Maintains current knowledge of relevant technologies as assigned.


Education: Bachelor's Degree in a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical certifications, training, or work/military experience.

Qualifications: Seven (7) years of experience as a qualified Mk34 Gun Weapon System (GWS) / Mk 160 Gun Computer Console (GCC) operator/technician with responsibility for teaching the applicable system or function task to others in a journeyman level training environment.

Of the seven years, one (1) year of experience as an instructor in a Navy Training Environment, to include presentation skills, public speaking, curriculum maintenance, writing learning objectives, preparing test items, evaluating instructional materials and the results of instruction and counseling students on academic learning problems. Additional qualification: 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. Shiftwork maybe 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

7 + years of related experience

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


Travel Required

Less than 10%


U.S. Citizenship Required

Salary and Benefit Information

The likely salary range for this position is $68,000 - $92,000. 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

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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.