Job Opening: Technical Training Specialist I - OPS

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Classification: Part-Time, Hourly, Non-Exempt

Salary Grade/Level/Family/Range: Level I, Technical Training Specialist I – Ops

Reports to: The Technical Training Specialist I reports directly to the Team Lead.

Date: Undefined


The Technical Training Specialist supports the completion of desired learning objectives for the formal training unit. All crewmembers will have a full understanding of the training syllabus and be knowledgeable of ground and air integration tactics, techniques, and procedures. Technical Training Specialist I assists with opposing forces (OPFOR) and friendly forces (BLUFOR) simulation during training events. Each crewmember must be a team player and responsive to the flow of the mission and the team lead’s guidance.

Essential Functions:

  • Conducts range operation for accomplishment of required training of RPA aircrews.
  • Executes work based upon scheduling and/or support personnel, vehicles, and assigned equipment to ensure the safe execution of all assigned tasks.
  • Understands internal execution plan with team members and executes areas of responsibility.
  • Must possess thorough understanding of OPFOR and BLUFOR tactics, techniques, and procedures.
  • Must interact with the team to ensure the scenario is effective and consistent with the abilities of the student aircrew.
  • Must be able to present feedback and provide critical information for the student debrief.
  • Must be able to operate and utilize the full gamut of equipment to include: VDL (ROVER Systems), advanced communications equipment, Laser Marking Devices, GPS, etc.
  • Serves as an operations subject matter expert. Conducts research to develop, revise, and continuously improve the overall training course materials.
  • Coordinates and interacts with customers to provide expertise in support of ground activities.
  • Assists with the development of course curriculum, directs scenario development, and TTP refinement.
  • Performs vehicle maintenance and ensures operational status of all required range equipment.
  • Performs collateral duties as required.


  • Team Player
  • Leadership
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Problem Solving/Analysis
  • Decision Making
  • Performance Management
  • Results Driven
  • Communication Proficiency
  • Time Management

Supervisory Responsibility: There are no supervisory responsibilities associated with this position.

Work Environment: This job operates in outdoor environments including inclement and hot weather, extreme-cold conditions in addition to office and/or classroom settings. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, radio equipment, and telephones.

Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to operate a vehicle. He or she performs the tasks of this duty is required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit for extended periods of time; run; stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work: This is a part-time position, and general hours of work and days are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This position occasionally requires long hours and weekend work.

Travel: Travel is primarily local during the business day; some overnight travel may be expected.

Required Education and Experience:

  • The Technical Training Specialist I is also considered a vital element of the team and will be a prior service combat experience in special tactics or other ground combat related career field (Battlefield Airman, Army/Marine/Navy – Special Operations Command, etc.).
  • All team members will have a minimum of 6 years military experience and post 9/11 combat deployment experience. Certification through DD Form 214 is required.
  • Proficiency in standard Microsoft office software suites applications.
  • Good organization and communication skills, both oral and written, are essential to success in this position. Can develop and deliver clear, concise communications.
  • Must be able to work effectively in a highly dynamic team environment and assist all groups as needed.
  • Must be a U.S. person as defined in ITAR, 22 CFR 120.15 (U.S. Citizenship or Legal Permanent Resident) and defined by 8 U.S.C. 1101(a) (20).
  • High School Education or GED Equivalent
  • Valid Driver’s License

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 5 years of experience as a member of dynamic teams
  • One (1) to two (2) years’ experience working with RPA, ISR, or UAS student aircrews
  • ISR Aircrew training experience / PMATS simulator experience

Salary and Benefits: The salary will be competitive and commensurate with relevant experience as well as the responsibilities of the position. The part-time position includes travel reimbursement, lodging, and per diem for the period of work as scheduled. The Vidar Group, LLC will assist with travel and provide lodging and transportation locally. This part-time position does not qualify for the full benefits package.

Citizenship / Security Clearance: This position requires U.S. Citizenship.

VIDAR 01: A crew member who always acts on behalf of the team and always looks to excel in all his duties. Those who carry the Callsign Vidar 01 are well regarded by their peers as an operator, a mentor, and a leader. Vidar 01 does not accept mediocrity. It has no place in his work. He will be pursued, but never taken.

AAP/EEO Statement: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. All offers of employment made by Vidar are contingent upon the successful completion of a background investigation and a pre-employment drug screen (which must be completed within 48 hours of any conditional offer of employment).

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