Ship’s Self Defense System (SSDS) Trainer, CSCSU Dam Neck – Virginia Beach, VA

Clearance Level
Virginia Beach, Virginia

REQ#: RQ69632

Travel Required: Less than 10%
Public Trust: NACLC (T3)
Requisition Type: Regular

Develops; organizes; and conducts training and educational programs for Fleet sailors in support of Center for Surface Combat Systems Unit Dam Neck in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Training program requires ability to conduct traditional classroom instruction and support laboratory training. Candidate would serve as a Senior Instructor to train Ship’s Self Defense System (SSDS) operators and maintainer to become Integrated Combat System Specialists with advanced knowledge of system capabilities and limitations, employment of automated sensors, weapons systems, tactical data links, and user interfaces. When required, the candidate would provide subject matter expertise in support of curriculum development and delivery of other CSCS courses supporting the operational employment of SSDS.

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.

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.

We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

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.