The primary purpose of this position is to perform duties as Training Instructor for Training Aids, Devices, Simulators, and Simulations (TADSS) within the Training Support Branch. The work consists of duties involved in non-related processes, procedures, and methods to develop and perform instruction, tours, briefings, and simulator operations. Serves as training support advisor for units assigned (i.e., Active Army, US Army Reserve, National Guard, and other DoD agencies). Serves as the TADSS subject matter training expert on major systems. Operates
and instructs on all training simulators.
1. Serves as Instructor/Operator for Virtual TADSS and installation subject matter expert on TADSS training issues. Researches data from a variety of sources to provide information on doctrine and utilization strategy to applicable trainers. Interprets and adapts guidelines and established training objectives for the type of unit and equipment, and designs training modules to meet their objectives. Develops and updates TADSS instruction course material, lesson
plans, program of instructions, etc., to ensure Soldiers receive the most up-to-date instruction. Ensures instructional materials, training aids and systems are present and are operational. Answers technical questions related to the full range of trainer capabilities, to include displays controls, training scenarios, etc. Provides instructions on a wide variety of virtual TADSS such as the Engagement Skills training System, the Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement Systems (MILES), and the Call for Fire Systems, and HUMVEE Assistance Egress Training System. Instruction includes detailed explanation, demonstration and practical exercises. Manages and maintains TADSS to include issuing and receiving training devices. Provides technical assistance to staff and unit instructors to improve instructional competence. Monitors and observes students during practical exercises and provides assistance as required. Observes students operating the trainers, ensuring that any operational errors are detected and students redirected. Evaluates performance and provides special assistance to students or instructors requiring special or additional training.
2. Provides training and certification of new operators and annual re-certification of current operators. Performs operator maintenance, service checks, and diagnostic procedures in accordance with the applicable operator and maintenance manuals. Install, set up simulator and performs daily preoperational readiness checks that facilitate fault isolation by the trainer. Based on the results of the checks, replaces failed plug-in modules identified diagnostics and perform technical inspections of the trainers. Performs post shut down procedures on the assigned trainers subsequent to daily training. Ensures adequate security measures are in place to equipment malfunction. Provides guidance and problem solving techniques to resolve operational problems. Briefs students in safety procedures, required equipment, etc., prior to operations. Contacts contractor logistics support to obtain repair services. Troubleshoots to diagnose problems and takes corrective actions as prescribed. Knowledge of simulator systems is required in order to operate, troubleshoot to diagnose problems, and takes corrective actions and make adjustments to systems as prescribed . Consolidates related training maintenance and usage reports submitted by the TADSS. Monitors internal control systems and operations to ensure government resources are effectively and efficiently managed.
3. Provides Virtual TADSS Training support and services. Conducts tours and briefings for small informal groups regarding support and capabilities. Prepares and conducts briefings to all levels of staff and commands as required. Assists units in determining what MILES/TADSS support is available to provide the unit with mission-related training support services. Assists others in maintaining proficiency and understanding of the full range of the MILES/TADSS product and service capability. Assists the Branch Chief with special projects, which may require some research, organization, and/or presentation of data. Prepares reports and records detailing work and projects accomplished and/or status. Provides input for the development, staffing, and execution of training support policies and programs within the Training Support Center ( TSC ) footprint. Input includes, but is not limited to, policies, procedures, SOPs, and similar guidelines for scheduling and use of training facilities, equipment, and resources. Consolidates input from units into an annual Training Needs Assessment. Information is obtained from a variety of sources, such as regulations, directives, catalogs, bulletins, and mission statements; therefore, incumbent must have the ability to read, interpret and implement appropriate guidance. Provides guidance and resolves routine and recurring problems. Coordinates, meets, corresponds, and discusses related training issues regularly with suppliers, logistics personnel, maintenance representatives, contracted and government Field Service Representatives (Maintenance Technicians), supported units, training NCOs, and other training support personnel. Services as a focal point for all programs associated with training equipment usage and identifies anticipated or actual causes of problems adversely impacting on TADSS training support.
4. Serves as Technical Oversight Representative (TOR) responsible for monitoring, evaluating, and inspecting simulator maintenance, repair, and operational contract performance to protect the interests of the government. Ensures contractor complies with the term of the contract and prescribed maintenance is performed satisfactorily. Prepares required TOR reports pertaining to performance of the contract and submits to the Contracting Officer . Reviews correspondence and data prepared by the contractor in support of the contract for accuracy, completeness, and adequacy and makes appropriate comment s . Submits recommendations that may constitute a change to the scope of work to the Contracting Officer.
5 . Performs other duties as assigned.