Joint Fires Support Team Lead

Clearance Level
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Onsite Workplace
Key Skills For Success

Training and Education

Training Programs

Training Techniques

REQ#: RQ167075
Requisition Type: Pipeline
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

Training Specialist Advisor

Join General Dynamics IT and be a part of a team that solve some of the world's most complex technical challenges. EWTGLANT’s Fleet Deployment Training Program Support (FDTPS) team is seeking a Joint Fires Support Team Lead with expertise in Fleet Synthetic Training to join their team in Virginia Beach, VA. 

The FDTPS team provides dynamic, quality afloat training to Navy and Marine Corps personnel to ensure a combat ready force capable of performing a broad spectrum of maritime missions. Special emphasis is placed on training Carrier and Expeditionary Strike Groups and Amphibious Squadrons staffs and their supporting forces prior to a deployment to ensure they are combat ready.

Duties include:

  • Support all aspects of the certification process for EWTGL fires courses. These courses include:
    • Tactical Air Control Party
    • Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC)
    • (Joint Fires Observer (JFO)
    • Fire Support Coordination Center (FSCC) (v) ARG/MEU staff planning course
  • Provide JTAC instructor (JTAC-I) support, per the JCAS AP MOA.
  • Provide classroom lecture, practical application, simulator, and field instruction to students.
  • Provide syllabus training in JCAS and call-for-fire TTPs to include instructing and monitoring the execution of live controls.
  • Conduct evaluation of student performance and make recommendations to the N8 Course Manager’s on the eligibility of each student for certification as a JTAC and JFO.
  • Provide M&S training operations and scenario development to include:
    • Support through operation of multiple systems such as the Combined Arms Virtual Environment (CAVE) and the Deployable Virtual Training Environment
    • Operate these systems and provide realistic scenario development utilizing war-gaming software
    • Develop scenarios that require utilization of emulated military equipment for the evaluation of student skills
  • Provide support and assistance for the preparation, operation and maintenance of the M&S/training devices directly supporting the courses of instruction.
  • Provide academic training and education in person to develop, maintain and distribute instructional material supported by outlines, lesson plans, reference material, briefs, lectures, videos, scenarios, handouts, study guides, testing materials, critiques and feedback.
  • Provide tailored teaching products and scenarios as approved by course managers.
  • Assist the government/stakeholders to maintain, update and standardize the instructor certification program and ensure instructor knowledge and presentation skills maintain current credentials. The Government shall be the final approving authority for the instructor certification program.
  • Perform duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 8 years relevant experience (10 years if no Bachelor’s degree)
  • Secret clearance
  • Three (3) years’ JTAC experience

● Full-flex work week to own your priorities at work and at home
● 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

8 + years of related experience

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


Travel Required



U.S. Citizenship Required

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.