Fiber Optic Test and Repair (FOTR) Trainer at Surface Combat Systems Training Center, Learning Site, San Diego, CA.

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

Classroom Instruction


Maintenance Training

REQ#: RQ158509
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

Training Specialist

Transform technology into opportunity as a Training Specialist with GDIT. A career here means connecting and enhancing the systems that matter most. At GDIT you’ll be at the forefront of innovation and play a meaningful part in improving how agencies operate. At GDIT, people are our differentiator. As a Training Specialist you will help ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. Our work depends on a Training Specialist joining our team to deliver complex technical training to sailors enrolled in courses taught at Surface Combat Systems Training Command - Detachment San Diego, California.


Provides dynamic teaching & training as well as assessment that require intermediate knowledge of U.S. Navy Combat Systems Capabilities and Limitations to the element level.

Reviews and analyzes U.S. Navy Combat System technical publications, U.S. Navy maintenance cards.

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. Prepares; reviews; and customizes curriculum lesson plans and instructor guide in support of traditional classroom teaching.  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. Teaches moderately complex Navy Combat Systems training programs and related materials in support of course objectives. Periodically reviews course content and objectives. Conducts training sessions and develops criteria for evaluating the effectiveness of training activities. Maintains records of training activities; participant progress; and program effectiveness. Maintains current knowledge of relevant technologies as assigned. Updates course documentation on a regular basis to ensure timeliness and relevance. Participates in special projects as required.



HS Diploma or GED equivalent.


Your resume must demonstrate at least Five (5) years’ experience with Fiber Optics and at least One (1) year as an Instructor (NEC 805A/9502) to include trainer knowledge and skills as specified by the Standard Maintenance Practices Optics Test and Repair (FOTR) Program.

Navy Instructor (NEC 805A/9502) preferred 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.

Master 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 10-15% of time.

● 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

5 + 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 $60,000 - $90,000. 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

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.