Ship’s Self Defense System (SSDS) Trainer, CSCSU Great Lakes, IL

Clearance Level
Great Lakes, Illinois

REQ#: RQ119951

Travel Required: 10-25%
Public Trust: NACLC (T3)
Requisition Type: Regular

1. Provides dynamic teaching & training as well as assessments that require advanced knowledge of U.S. Navy Ship’s Self Defense Systems Capabilities and Limitations.

2. Reviews and analyzes U.S. Navy SSDS 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. Observes and assesses contemporaries during Practice and Certification Teaches per requirements NAVEDTRA 135.

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

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

6. 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.

7. Develops; tests; maintains; and delivers moderately complex SSDS training programs and related materials in support of CSCS training objectives.

8. Establishes and reviews course content and objectives.

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

10. Maintains records of training activities; participant progress; and program effectiveness.

11. Maintains current knowledge of relevant technologies as assigned.


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


Five (5) years of experience as a SSDS, NSSMS, RAM, SPQ-9B, SPS48 or CIWS Fire Controlman / supervisor, or SSDS operator/supervisor Operations Specialist with responsibility for teaching the applicable system or function task to others in a journeyman level training environment. Of the five (5) 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 counseling students on academic learning problems is required.  Big deck experience is necessary.

Experience as a SSDS Combat System Maintenance Manager (CSMM) or Combat System Senior Enlisted (CSSE) and a Master/Afloat Training Specialist 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.

Tactical Operating Environment (TACTO) experience helpful.

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